What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm

Took Bridget tool shopping then went for a pootle about :lol: :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Ian Frog » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:55 pm

Took Rexy out for a trundle as it was dry !
Found loads of puddles so up on the bench when we got back to clean all her important little places.
Also gave me the opportunity to put the road Busa on the mover stand and see how far I could tuck her out of the way !
She is a fat girl so I was interested in how much space the new stand would let me achieve.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by geofferz » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:44 pm

Took Ethel out for a blast to Whiteways Cafe in Sussex
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:02 pm

is that you geoff looking a bit green after last night or should i say yellow :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:52 pm

Ian Frog wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:55 pm
Took Rexy out for a trundle as it was dry !
Found loads of puddles so up on the bench when we got back to clean all her important little places.
Also gave me the opportunity to put the road Busa on the mover stand and see how far I could tuck her out of the way !
She is a fat girl so I was interested in how much space the new stand would let me achieve.20200301_161759_resized.jpg20200301_154749_resized.jpg20200301_161917_resized.jpg
I keep looking at a lift table, I'm getting too old to be crawling about on the floor. But they aren't cheap!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:59 pm

yea you are probably looking at around £370 and as you say they aint cheap but saves you scabbling around on your knees
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Ian Frog » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:45 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:55 pm
Took Rexy out for a trundle as it was dry !
Found loads of puddles so up on the bench when we got back to clean all her important little places.
Also gave me the opportunity to put the road Busa on the mover stand and see how far I could tuck her out of the way !
She is a fat girl so I was interested in how much space the new stand would let me achieve.20200301_161759_resized.jpg20200301_154749_resized.jpg20200301_161917_resized.jpg
I keep looking at a lift table, I'm getting too old to be crawling about on the floor. But they aren't cheap!
Agreed your knees cant carry on for ever !
I got mine from BSD in Peterborough when they upgraded.
I am fairly sure the lad that was there when I turned up to collect didn't know which one I had bought but not my problem lol.
Probably best £120 I have spent on Ebay lol.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by linuxrob » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:19 pm

One of the many jobs to do on my Z500 is to replate all the bolts.

Full overhaul going on here:-

https://themotorbikeforum.co.uk/viewtop ... 87&t=68312

Have done a few bits with my Epson Salts and Vinegar plating tank, see here:-

https://themotorbikeforum.co.uk/viewtop ... nc+plating

Reached the limit of what this system is capable of and never got consistant or shiny enough results. I moved on to commercially available chemicals from Gateros Plating now just outside Lincoln (other plating kits are available). I got the mix for my 5 ltr bucket ( Zinc Chloride, Ammonium Chloride, Maintenance fluid, anti foam agent and brightener ) while was there I got their Zinc Anodes as opposed to the thin ones on Ebay. They work out roughly the same price and as they smelt them in house they are 99% pure. The rest of stuff I already had i.e. PSU, heater, small circulator pump, degreaser bath and passivate solutions etc.

First bolts to do were the Crankcase bolts. They are Hi tensile bolts so not using any acid pickling (more of a chance of hydrogen embrittlement). The bolts were in a reasonable condition but dull.

First a wash in thinners then a buff with the wire wheel followed by a bath in my degreaser of choice, Surfex HD @10% strength @ 60C in my shed slow cooker. After a good rinse from the rain water barrel in to the tank @28-30C for 50 mins, turned at halfway point.

Did 3 bolts at a time at a current rate of 100 Ma per Square inch of bolt. From my spreadsheet I need to flow approx 500 Ma for all 3. Rinsed and into the blue passivate @20C for 15-20 sec, rinsed again and dried with hot air gun. Took some pics of the setup and the finished bolts.

My cheap PSU is spot on current wise as read by my Fluke 77 meter but the voltage is a bit lower on the power supply than by the multimeter but that's not an issue the current is the important thing to do these 3 bolt it only took 0.26 volts to flow the 500 Ma needed. Once up to temp the small aquarium heater was turned of as the plating keeps it warm enough all afternoon. I have done 30 bolts so far over the weekend and have not had to put any more brightener in from the 2 capfuls to start with, this needs adding from time to time when the plating starts getting a bit dull. The anodes have hardly lost a thing so far, I remove the anodes rinse and store in a dry container between plating.

The devil is in the detail as they say. For good results no matter what solutions you use the cleaner the part the better the plating. The cleaning is the most labour intensive bit. Good rinsing to stop cross contamination of the solutions is imperative as is the wearing of rubber gloves and a well ventilated area. My painting mask and glasses are on and leave the shed door wide open and have the bench with the plating bath almost fully outside.

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The setup
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Final result from Saturdays and Sundays plating.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:37 pm

Got Plusgas on the brake disc in anticipation of recalcitrant bolts in the general fork area..
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by FallingDown » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 am

Today I got the CRF muddy in the back garden and realised that:
A. I probably need to get stiffer springs.
B. I definitely need to go on a diet. 😣
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:47 am

Excellent @FallingDown !

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:48 am

Just ordered a Tourance......cos I think this Anakee 2 has seen better days! Should be here Thursday!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Six30 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 pm

FallingDown wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 am
Today I got the CRF muddy in the back garden and realised that:
A. I probably need to get stiffer springs.
B. I definitely need to go on a diet. 😣
that's some back garden you got there.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by FallingDown » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:07 pm

Six30 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 pm
FallingDown wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 am
Today I got the CRF muddy in the back garden and realised that:
A. I probably need to get stiffer springs.
B. I definitely need to go on a diet. 😣
that's some back garden you got there.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:50 pm

FallingDown wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Six30 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 pm
FallingDown wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 am
Today I got the CRF muddy in the back garden and realised that:
A. I probably need to get stiffer springs.
B. I definitely need to go on a diet. 😣
that's some back garden you got there.
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