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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #256 on: 17:48 - 14 February, 2019 »
this place is deep
Has he started sharing Jim?

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #255 on: 09:17 - 14 February, 2019 »
It's deep in something alright ;)

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #254 on: 08:54 - 14 February, 2019 »
this place is deep
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #253 on: 07:37 - 14 February, 2019 »
You all knew I was being sarcastic right?
beauty is in the eye of the beholder... who's to say whether you have my immaculate taste...or not??

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #252 on: 00:16 - 14 February, 2019 »
I think I did
Mother Nature rides a biker

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #251 on: 23:27 - 13 February, 2019 »
You all knew I was being sarcastic right?
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #250 on: 23:10 - 13 February, 2019 »
Front mudguard is all wrong.  :'(

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #249 on: 19:35 - 13 February, 2019 »
 :o OTT

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #248 on: 15:20 - 13 February, 2019 »
lovely.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #247 on: 20:05 - 12 February, 2019 »
Don't get carried away....

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #246 on: 10:32 - 12 February, 2019 »
The paintwork is going to let it down unfortunately.
Some of the plastics are showing their age, I am going to try and create fibreglass replicas of the fiaring infills, so I can eventually make a carbon fibre option, and I am still going to redo the side panels in my own design.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #245 on: 10:27 - 12 February, 2019 »
Looking good.  Can't wait to see how the finished bike will look - almost a shame to take it out and get dirty.

I used BBQ paint on the TDM engine.  As you say, once cured comes up a nice solid black colour and is pretty tough.

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #244 on: 09:28 - 12 February, 2019 »
It was a rattle can, well 2 rattle cans.  I called into my local paint shop looking for some engine paint, he told me a very reputable engine builder he knows uses a BBQ paint and it works very well. I had no reason to doubt him as he wasn't actually selling me anything.

It has the high temp properties, cures with heat and is durable. Time will tell as to whether it will hold up to the british weather. 

When I sprayed it on I was a bit concerned as it looked brown! however when it dried it changed to a matt black.


anyways, attempting to keep some momentum I managed to get another hour in the garage last night.
The front engine mounts actually float in the frame and are clamped with pinch bolts. The original fame slider/spacers were old and rotten, so I used them to keep the internal surfaces free from being powder coated and made some more up:











Job done, the engine is now securely mounted, the rest of the rebuild can continue.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #243 on: 21:18 - 11 February, 2019 »
Did you use rattle can or a proper spray to paint the engine Coxy ?

And what colour did you use ?

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #242 on: 12:54 - 11 February, 2019 »
Yes my thoughts exactly, so I looked at the F800 engine. Redlines at 8.5k just like the tdm.

I'm not chasing power at all really. I just like the idea of using the later technology and seeing what effect if has. If I do it I am going to do it properly and manufacture some proper head to TB adaptors that match the profile of the tb mouth with the mouth of the engine inlet, which isn't round at all.
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