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Offline E.T.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #43 on: 13:01 - 19 April, 2019 »
Black n gold is ver handsome

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #42 on: 09:15 - 19 April, 2019 »
Loved the JPS bikes.

Black and Gold looks great on the FJ12.


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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #41 on: 08:36 - 19 April, 2019 »
Still undecided, was going to keep it black and red, but I do really like the idea of black and gold - my brother nabbed the JPS scalextric car that I wanted when I was a kid and i always liked that colour scheme ;)

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #40 on: 23:05 - 18 April, 2019 »
Did you decide on the colour of the bodywork Nog? Was it black’n’gold?

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #39 on: 21:51 - 18 April, 2019 »
Nice with the dremmel!

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #38 on: 20:53 - 18 April, 2019 »
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #37 on: 20:22 - 18 April, 2019 »
Managed to get the cups out




Bit crude but went for the weld option in the end, worked well and doubt I'd got any purchase on them without.

The race on the stem wouldn't budge, broke away the outer cage and tried to chisel off but the edges were snapping off which I've never had before.  Tried the dremel (copy) with a grinder disc and ate into it enough to be able to split it with a screwdriver and tap it off.  Like I say, bit crude but worked.



Looking forward to getting the frame sorted as can start to slowly start reassembly  :cheese

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #36 on: 09:15 - 18 April, 2019 »
or play with making a puller out of ally and a length of threaded bar.

I'd do this for sure - makes it so much easier to get it in square.

In fact - I made a video timelapse of changing a headset back in 2011.......

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #35 on: 08:20 - 18 April, 2019 »
Nice one, will have a mooch around in there once cleaned up.

Just got to decide whether to simply hammer the new races in with the old ones, or play with making a puller out of ally and a length of threaded bar.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #34 on: 23:15 - 17 April, 2019 »
I seem to remember on the TDM there was a wee notch in the frame so the bearing cup could be knocked out with a drift.
It was still a bugger to do.
Have a clean and rummage.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #33 on: 21:05 - 17 April, 2019 »
Can't you hammer it from t'other side?
I have a blind bearing puller stuff too.
Be careful with the welding... in theory it will work as it will shrink the race...but then if it doesn't work, it will be a pain to cut off!

Swing arms look sminky by the way. Nice work.
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #32 on: 20:05 - 17 April, 2019 »
Yeah I noticed there is hardly any of the bottom race proud of the frame.  I've seen a tip online where a guy built up a decent glob of weld on the race so there's something to get purchase on and the heat helps to dislodge it.  Will look into that more.

Also the bottom stem race looks a right PITA - the manual even says don't bother replacing unless you have to, and if so use a puller or cutter.

Again will look up some tips on this - any tips welcome.  Is trying to split the race off the stem with a dremel grinding disk worth a shot or too risky in case of a slip?  It seems too risky but the thought popped in my head so wondering if it's a good idea or bloody stupid one.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #31 on: 19:55 - 17 April, 2019 »
Spray looks good

Steering bearings... hate doing that... never had a bike that was easy to get the cups out of and always hate getting them off of the stem!
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #30 on: 19:48 - 17 April, 2019 »
Time for the front end to come off.  Stripped off calipers, wheel, forks and steering stem etc.



Not much left, you'd hardly believe a bike exists in 2 boxes and an assortment of jumble.

Steering stem felt a little notchy, checked the races and they look fairly worn, have ordered new bearings, only 20 quid for the lot so not worth messing about with.





Will clean the frame up while waiting for the bearings and get it ready to spray up.

Here's the lower frame rails before and after, really pleased with how they've come up  :)





The Simoniz Wheel Steel is really good paint for a silver frame, not a bad match and goes on great over the primer.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #29 on: 19:49 - 14 April, 2019 »
Carbs had all the service guff replaced, just got to check/set float height and then can put to one side for the rest to get done.