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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #176 on: 21:55 - 10 December, 2018 »
Got the details here on the JBX site - that man has a page for everything TDM  8)

http://www.tdm-yamaha.heliohost.org/index.php?page=CCD

The link to RS Bike Paint on there is a goldmine - they do paint matches for just about every bike ever !

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #175 on: 13:40 - 10 December, 2018 »
So far it is - but I used a 2 pack epoxy paint that I had left over from my kit car days.

It was a bit thick for the spray gun and I ended up having to brush it on which was a PITA and ended up needing some work to sand back and smooth out as you'd imagine, but the finish is really tough. 

For the engine I just used a high temperature black stove paint which has also held up pretty well and gave a nice matt finish.

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #174 on: 13:26 - 10 December, 2018 »
me too. I was considering getting mine powder coated. Was the finish tough enough on yours?
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #173 on: 13:25 - 10 December, 2018 »
or the one for the mingin champaigne coloured frames?

I just went for spraying mine black so it looks more like the later frames which I prefer.

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #172 on: 12:22 - 10 December, 2018 »
or the one for the mingin champaigne coloured frames?
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #171 on: 12:20 - 10 December, 2018 »
I need to drop the engine on my niner at some point - it needs a good respray as it looks like its got leprosy
Or maybe an STD, as Waspy owned it for three or four years

Anyone know the Yamaha paint code for the gunmetal grey engines ?

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #170 on: 11:28 - 10 December, 2018 »
Excellent stuff  :D

I could probably do with dropping Kylie's engine and giving it a good going over like this, but I think all that road grime is what's holding most of it in place ;)

I have thought about doing the valves though, I checked when I got it and most are fine, but a couple of exhaust clearances were at the limit, so should probably get around to sorting that.

Will keep an eye on this for pointers ;)

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #169 on: 11:17 - 10 December, 2018 »
no idea what you are talking about so moving on!

on a whim on friday I decided balls to it and removed the engine out of the bike to give it a good clean valve clearance check and paint.









daily commuting is not good for bikes! The gunge was 40mm thick in places.

I attacked it with some degreaser a wallpaper scraper and about 3 full kitchen rolls.

frame is on the way to being clean:



The engine doesn't have much in way of paint left on the front face of it. I am currently half way through getting all the crap off it.







had a quick look inside at the ported head, and managed to accidentally drop some mud down onto the back of the valves:





I will recover that later.

Now that I have made a start I think I am going to persevere with these larger throttle bodies. the majority of the port matching will be done in the throttle to head adapter. I've got them so why not.



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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #168 on: 22:36 - 7 December, 2018 »
The William Hague Mekon a la Steve Bell is my friend I’ve got loads of friends who are Mekon
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #167 on: 16:18 - 7 December, 2018 »
It reminds me of the Mekon a bit...
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #166 on: 21:22 - 6 December, 2018 »






It reminds me of the Mekon a bit...
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #165 on: 08:12 - 5 December, 2018 »
I have already chopped the front glass up to make the shroud so it fits in the hole. 

I would have gone that however I wouldn't be able to adjust the alignment once the glass is in place.

There's nothing in there that needs waterproofing, however I was considering using some sort of black mesh over the front just for the crack.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #164 on: 15:31 - 4 December, 2018 »
I'd be tempted to trim the headlight lens out of the unit and then fit it over the projectors to finish the look and weather proof behind the fairing.

Will mean losing the headlight for future use though I guess so depends on what you want long term or if you're selling the unit to recoup some cash back.

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #163 on: 14:03 - 4 December, 2018 »
This project seems to be getting pulled back considerably in its scope.

I am now reduced to a lighting change, engine strip and paint, new exhaust fabrication, and if I am lucky some custom side panels. 

headlight part is about done:






Next job is to make a bracket for the new DRL that replaces that pointless parking light.

Then the engine comes out.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #162 on: 09:34 - 29 November, 2018 »
I will assess the situation when I pull the engine out the frame. I might do that at the weekend.
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