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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2017, 09:17:24 PM »
Brake hoses arrived, tatty and the splitter need a revamp but all hot to trot now.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 11:30:25 PM »
And now the torque arm. I think this is beyond my repair skills, I've tried! I'll get it sand blasted and powder coated I think.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2017, 01:10:50 AM »
Just found your build - that rad looks super nice - what make is it? Also love the TZR back there. I imported one (same colors) from Japan back in 1990. It was mint but way too undersprung on the forks (since they are set up for light Japanese riders). My brother in law imported an RGV at the same time and that was much better on the front end.

Obviously an easy change now to get heavier springs in the front with all the suspension companies around but back then nothing like that was available (I guess I could have tried Maxton but didn't think). Anyway - like a dummy I sold the bike.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2017, 09:25:59 PM »
Here's a link Don

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-YAMAHA-RD250-LC-RD350-LC-4L0-4L1-Full-Aluminum-Radiator-High-quality/201360816110?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

You have to be quick as he runs out fast, then relists the last one for £440!! And yes those TZR forks are set up for midgets but thankfully I don't weigh too much... :D

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2017, 06:52:04 PM »
Cheers  :)

Here's a link Don

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-YAMAHA-RD250-LC-RD350-LC-4L0-4L1-Full-Aluminum-Radiator-High-quality/201360816110?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

You have to be quick as he runs out fast, then relists the last one for £440!! And yes those TZR forks are set up for midgets but thankfully I don't weigh too much... :D
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2017, 07:26:28 PM »
that torque arm , I am not sure powder coat will fill the pits , a bit of time spent with filler primer and some fine wet n dry should sort it, spray rub down , repeat until it is smooth , but dont get the paint to thick keep it rubbed to just let it fill the holes , 
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2017, 09:24:10 PM »
Thanks chaps. I am actually having another go at it with some light use of filler. So far so good!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2017, 09:24:41 PM »
Et voila. Much better, need to find a castle nut for the bolt though,

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2017, 10:12:21 PM »
It's a half nut you need not a castle nut.
Rev 'em till they rattle

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2017, 10:48:32 PM »
Righty ho. Yambits has none, Ebay likewise.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2017, 06:12:44 AM »
Righty ho. Yambits has none, Ebay likewise.
Castle Nut?
Half Nut?

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2017, 10:53:06 PM »
Pretty sure I have some half nuts now I think about it! Will have a rummage tomorrow.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2017, 05:00:13 PM »
Ooooooo matron

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2017, 09:23:17 PM »
This turned up today, the little expansion tank. I did forget how small these things are! It was filthy but cleaned up nicely. I have plenty of tubing so cut a length to fit, new jubilee clips and done.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2017, 12:01:53 AM »
So would I! Think there's a long way to go yet...