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Title: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 13, 2019, 07:53:11 PM
Hi Ive been playing around with a few bits on my 350 silver dust and thought  id start another thread as all the others have helped me I should have taken a few more pics but will start now probably be a slow restore but hoping to use it next summer
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on August 13, 2019, 08:41:34 PM
Photographs would be great
Looking forward to any updates

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 13, 2019, 08:45:29 PM
Air box or swiss cheese this is the state of my airbox the lid has been cut so needed repairing as did the bottom of the air box probably should have found another but wheres the fun in that found an old briggs petrol tank which was the ideal gauge for repair.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 13, 2019, 08:46:38 PM
where do you start I tll get some pics of the finished airbox tomorrow
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Post by: joolsuk on August 14, 2019, 06:46:59 PM
What is a 350 silver dust ? what year is it?
do you have pic of the bike before you did the tear down ?
Be  nice for the scrap book !

What are your intentions for the bike ? mechanical restore ? as new ? Or
somewhere in between?



Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on August 14, 2019, 07:02:04 PM


What is a 350 silver dust ?

Come on jools, your other questions are very reasonable, but this one?????

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 14, 2019, 07:40:44 PM
Box of bits im afraid uk  1975 350b 521
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 14, 2019, 08:13:19 PM
Heres a couple of pics the finished air box it is missing the two holes for tubes from the bottom of the carbs i still need to drill them.
I scaled a couple of pics that were posted into auto cad and came up with this template which looks close but havnt got an original air box to try it on I did go to see someone nearby with the same bike in bits but that was missing the air box to so that didnt help
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on August 14, 2019, 08:49:30 PM
Well done with the airbox! It had certainly gained a few extra holes since Mr Yamaha last saw it

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: rd350nick on August 14, 2019, 08:59:16 PM
Yeah as Motty said good job with the air box, i'm not sure where the holes are meant to be on the air box, mine is a 1975 521 uk bike and dosn't have any place to put the carb bowl breather tubes into, i just led them up the side of the air box.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 14, 2019, 09:03:07 PM
Heres the pic I used to put into auto cad to get the template
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 14, 2019, 09:13:57 PM
My seat base was not quite as bad but not good it looked ok before I blasted it.
It took to many hours to repair but finally done and the ones for sale seem worse than what I had foam was ok as was the trim and new seat cover is here from pit Replica so thats to be fitted next wish id taken some before pics but cant find anything
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: joolsuk on August 15, 2019, 08:07:54 AM
I see now the silver dust was a one off ridden by the
bishop of Durham! 
I guess some threads have it some.dont .
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 16, 2019, 10:48:00 PM
I got my seat cover fitted today  just clipped in for now  am thinking of gluing the edges  to tidy it up but will let it stretch for a couple of days and fit strap.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 17, 2019, 09:20:50 PM
Few pics of frame and swing arm blasted and primed turned some new bushes before i paint it I decided to spray it as im not a great fan of powder coat it always looks a bit plastic to me and anything that had rust pits seems to retain them after being powder coated though it seems im in the minority here
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 17, 2019, 09:38:00 PM
Few pics of paint just waiting for decals to turn up cant say im looking forward fitting them but ill see how they go and post some pics when there fitted still need to find the right position for tank decal as my tank had been painted before with out any decals left hopefully I might be able to scan a pic into auto cad and scale it to get them about right
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on August 17, 2019, 10:33:21 PM
My 350b I believe still has original factory paint and decals.  If you want some pictures let me know and I'll take tomorrow
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 17, 2019, 10:40:24 PM
That would be great Ive got the oil tank decal position and I guess the side panel would be the same so its just the tank if you could take a straight on photo that would be great I should be able to get what I need from that
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: stukey on August 18, 2019, 01:40:10 AM
original  decals were fitted on production line each side by women in ten seconds oil-tank and side panel decals fitted after they were on bike and not laquered over
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on August 18, 2019, 12:18:35 PM
These any help?  I'm pretty sure original paint:

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 18, 2019, 12:37:54 PM
Sure is I’ll see what happens in Auto cad thanks for the photos
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Post by: doggone1 on August 18, 2019, 12:39:29 PM
That’s a nice looking bike you’ve got there
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on August 18, 2019, 02:48:30 PM
Thanks.  Had it a couple of years and not really touched it yet.  A genuine survivor bike.  Not run for at least 20 years and been in storage longer than that.  Looking forward to getting her going again when my 400 is eventually finished!
 
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 18, 2019, 04:45:42 PM
Thats one rare find are you going to restore it or keep it original
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 18, 2019, 04:47:39 PM
10 seconds stukey I was thinking more like ten hours
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on August 18, 2019, 07:12:08 PM
Thats one rare find are you going to restore it or keep it original

I'm leaning towards as little as possible cosmetically to retain as much originality as I can.  Hope to get onto it next year, meanwhile I just enjoy looking at it!
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 18, 2019, 09:47:02 PM
Ive got  a project that only gets admiring glances as well I think your heading down the right road with that one some projects you have no  choice but to restore and some are best left alone ive got am old mf 35 multi power tractor thats all original with original suppliers stickers etc  im the second owner from new and it is in original used condition and I use it for all the baling topping etc but could never restore it only maintain it personal preference I suppose
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 20, 2019, 07:34:50 PM
Managed to spray the horn and engine mount brackets this evening also blasted the seat hinges and the pins and re zinc plated them as they were quite rusty decals also turned up so will have a go at them next they dont seem right when flat but im sure when there on the curve of tank all will become clear as mud
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 20, 2019, 08:00:45 PM
Well it got the better of me looking at the decals flat there was no way they would line up with each other so i had to go back out and tape them roughly in position on the tank and they were fine I think im going to cut them near to size tape the where im happy with them then use some fine line tape to mark there position before I stick them on
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on August 20, 2019, 10:28:43 PM
Coming along well  :) You have a great bunch of skills for this game. I take it this isn’t your first restoration adventure?
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 21, 2019, 07:57:09 PM
it is my second i restored a Benneli 750 sei about thirty years ago but I doubt if Id be pleased with the quality now
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 21, 2019, 08:12:12 PM
Tackled my rear light  this evening blasted light with glass bead and the popped it in my home made zinc plate solution not expecting to much as it was quite rusty at the bottom although I was pleased when it came out you only get what you put in so the rust pits are still there but at least its plated to prevent any further corrosion to try and polish them out or fill with solder would have been a major undertaking for something you cant see
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 21, 2019, 08:32:54 PM
Tackled Light so I thought I would have a go at the decals for my bodywork been reading joolsuks tank restoration and theres been some interesting posts on decals which led me to go for the wet method not confident enough to do them dry anyway I only did the side panel and oil tank and they went on very well I used 800 wet and dry before I started I put two drops of fairy liquid in a spray bottle sprayed the panel and peeled the backing off decal and sprayed this as well then carefully peeled of the top layer before placing the decal roughly where i wanted it it was easy to move it about till I was happy with it then i used a squeegee to work the water outwards from the middle of decal I intend to lacquer them when fully dry minimum 12 hours although I dont think they would have been originally.
I set the decals out on the tank from a scaled picture in auto cad   which seem to tally perfectly with the decal and tank sizes although rd350nick is kindly going to email me some measurements so ill see how they match up hope they go on as well as the side panel and oil tank.
i found this youtube video helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTrbrxmjgqQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTrbrxmjgqQ)
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 22, 2019, 11:49:06 PM
Managed to lacquer the side panels and oil tank this evening
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 24, 2019, 07:12:47 PM
well I made the most of the hot weather and sprayed my frame and swing arm today gave it a sealer coat of thinned epoxy primer and 3 coats of solid black 2k
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on August 24, 2019, 10:01:51 PM
It's nice to see more progress
Did you spray the frame and S/A outside? You didn't have any issues with dust or insects?

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 24, 2019, 10:34:54 PM
Yes sprayed all paintwork outside didnt have a problem with dust one thistle seed landed on frame but managed to pick it of sometimes you may get the odd insect but the paint flashes off very quickly so no major problems and a bit of 2000 wet and dry and some compound normally sorts those out i think the 2k gives a tough protection.
Im still thinking of giving it a light going over with a rattle can as this is the nearest ive found to original finish although thats being a bit picky but does have the advantage of being very easy to repair any damage in the future or when assembling the bike.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: joolsuk on August 25, 2019, 04:18:30 AM
Very impressed with progress !

Did you do a lot of work to de grease the frame ?
After was is 80/180 to sand down then prime ?

Only ask as I have been considering spraying my own frame.
(I would do it satin black then clear coat but to de grease would be hard
unless I took it to a sand blasters )

Also
Q) What are the paints you use ? solid black 2k ?
(I am no spraying expert bit can with rattle cans )
I take it you must have a spraying compressor ? and
not rattle canning it?
q) will you clear coat it ?
q) did you prime and base coat black in one day ?
just wandered about the drying times ..... but looks sunny.

p.s I agree now wet is the only way for decals .
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 25, 2019, 06:52:52 PM
I blasted it myself as it was pretty rusty i blasted it a while ago and never got round to priming it and it went rusty again so this time I primed it straight after I primed it with epoxy primer then high build primer 600 wet dry then thinned down coat of epoxy primer 20 minutes then on with 2 pack black gloss i wasnt happy with the finish though it just didnt look  right so today I flatted it again with 600 wet dry then did it with simoniz black gloss rattle can and im very pleased with the results looks very much like the original finish the simoniz rattle cans ive been getting from zoro and I find it very good gloss satin matt and high build primer about £2.50 for a 500ml can so its cheap as well
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: joolsuk on August 26, 2019, 08:43:23 AM
So you reckon a gloss finish rather than a satin black  ?
for the original look ?

Very jealous of the space and sand blaster you have !
will you clear coat it ?
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: stukey on August 26, 2019, 11:26:41 AM
just a rivet counter observation ;) the decals were put on in factory by women who had 10 seconds and were done both at same time by different women each side of conveyor :o the side-panel and oil tank decals were put on after they were fitted to bike and were not laquered on.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: joolsuk on August 26, 2019, 03:29:44 PM
I will take that and apply my rear decal as you say (standard way)
and polish over.
And good to know how they did it in the factory.

(not wanting to intrude too much on this thread but I
clearcoat my tank with petrol res clear coat as i use cheapo
halfords spray (which is not bad to be honest ) and it protects it.
2 years on the 750 and works a treat !

Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 26, 2019, 04:44:17 PM
I did think about leaving them without clear but opted for the protection to be honest you cant really tell they've been cleared over im sure Ill get a few rivet counting moments along the way but Im not looking for perfection just what Im doing im giving my best shot
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 26, 2019, 04:55:37 PM
The space is a bonus  shot blaster I started with was a small 20l pot hoodie mask and goggles but it still got in everywhere and was slow but worked ok I blasted outside on a tarpaulin to save some media.
I also brought a cheap blast cabinet which is handy for smaller parts without the dust but as with all blasting compressed air is what you need in great quantities
I was offered a vintage hydrovane and large pot for £300 so couldnt refuse as I had somewhere to put it brought a second hand clemco blast helmet and some breathing filters which made it a much better.
You can get an attachment to go on a pressure washer that draws sand in with the water
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 26, 2019, 04:58:55 PM
Hi jools I personally think the gloss is pretty close to original if thats what your after I was comparing to an old R5 frame that has original paint in fairly good condition and its a pretty close match to that
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 27, 2019, 08:15:25 PM
Frame and swingarm finished
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 27, 2019, 08:18:08 PM
Mission Control wanted a couple of chairs blasting so it would be rude not to put in a few extras
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 27, 2019, 08:25:45 PM
Few more bits plated tried making up some nickel plate solution slightly different method to zinc and seemed to need more current but it came out quite nice i didnt prepare before plating only glass bead blasted then in acid pickle and into  nickel tank much harder than zinc
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: joolsuk on August 28, 2019, 12:46:46 PM
One quick quest:
Did or do you intend to clear coat the frame ?
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 28, 2019, 08:09:04 PM
No im just going to leave it as is
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on August 29, 2019, 08:27:52 PM
Managed to prime and spray a few more bits over the bank holiday any ideas on the colour for the rear number plate and light bracket I seem to recall Ford Moondust Silver would this be a close enough match
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: magbuster on August 30, 2019, 08:20:56 AM
Nice work.

Nickel tank are one of my favourite bands.

Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 02, 2019, 09:24:59 PM
managed to get my brake rod plated had to adapt a bit of old guttering to fit it in but my zinc anodes got a bit thin and snapped in half
so i decided to make a mold and re smelt them first attempt was aluminium but this started to melt next attempt was a bit of steel but this was another failure the molten zinc just stuck to it and wouldn't release the anode final attempt was a stainless mold which worked very well a released quite easily so good to go with anodes again next time im in cowes ill pop in and pick up some knackered boat anodes and use these to make my anodes in future.
I found that I was plating with three anode around the bucket but was not as shiny as I would like even after carding so i tried with two and the results were better and with one anode better still I also turned turned the current up a bit on the brake rod after the first carding but this had the effect of giving it an rough orange peel effect so I had to replate it at a lower current and it came out quite well .
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 04, 2019, 08:12:24 PM
Got a bit sidetracked  a welder and plasma cutter came up for sale locally Ive always wanted to have a go at tig welding so thought id give them a go at £70 for the pair the tig fan wasnt working but this was a fairly easy fix and it arcs fine now just need to get some pure argon to test it properly as for the plasma this had a faulty capacitor but works fine now they are old but good quality machines so should see me out the plasma will cut 30mm steel but says it uses 22kw at max bit scary on the next leccy bill
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Astute Greaser on September 04, 2019, 09:33:02 PM
If its at your house be more worried about burning out your wiring.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 04, 2019, 09:38:52 PM
Luckily Ive got three phase here there both three phase machines
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on September 04, 2019, 10:05:42 PM
You have certainly got some decent kit there

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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 04, 2019, 10:58:43 PM
Well pleased with them plasma seems easy to use just need a template or straight edge as guide not so sure about the tig think its going to be a learning curve
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 06, 2019, 07:21:44 PM
Little bit of progress this evening managed to fit the center stand and polish the bearing race for the forks before I upend it.
Reamed the paint out of the frame ready for swing arm that epoxy primer takes some shifting then fitted the swing arm temporarily and finished spraying the footrest brackets so I can fit the swing arm permanently when there dry.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 09, 2019, 06:21:05 PM
Managed to get my engine mounting bolts plated over the weekend so now I need to strip the engine and rebuild the crank and see if it needs boring or just new rings suspect it will need boring as compression is low unless the rings are just glued to the pistons.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 09, 2019, 06:48:00 PM
Thought id have a quick look at my master cylinder tonight I tried to get the dust seal out without damaging it but it was not to be retaining ring was rusted and seal was quite perished.
Ive read these are quite hard to find but had a kit for my z1a here and the dust seal is a good replacement these are easily available so will be using that although the other seals are different.
Then I ground down some old snipe nose pliers to get the circlip out it was quite rusted so I soaked it in penetrating fluid and used a pick to free it up and then the pliers lifted it quite well.
Then I taped a bit of rag to some mild steel bar and covered it with solvol autosol and put  it in a drill to polish the bore it seems to have done a good job and looks to be in very good condition.
Next job will be to lightly bead blast the outside and clean the small return hole Im going to leave the reservoir in place as it could cause more problems if I try to  remove it.
Ive got a couple of these master cylinders and one larger one not sure what thats from very similar just bigger definitely looks Yamaha.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 12, 2019, 08:11:17 PM
My second set of decals arrived today dont ask.
Image works took pity on me and did them half price couldnt have been more helpful Ill never fit them dry again.
Anyway I was nervous about trying again but determined to get them as good as I could.
I cut the decals as close to there actual size as I could i found this allowed them to take to the shape of the tank better and taped them in place I found that for me the best place to start was putting a fine line tape to the right dimension along the bottom of the tank and work up form here many thanks to rd350nick for the pics and dimensions.
Then when I was happy with them and the spacings there is quite a few places they have to line up in fact Image Works said they had trouble with them but said that the pre A,s were even worse. I proceeded to mark them out with 3mm fine line tape and used 5mm fine line tape for the spacing between decals then removed the decals leaving the tape outline.
When I started to fit them I found that spraying the tank with water and a couple of drops of fairy liquid then removing the backing tape and spraying the decal before appyling it allowed quite a bit of movement I started with the bottom line then the top then the middle followed by the Yamaha decal then on to the one on the top of the tank now I just need to get then lacquered and thats the body work finished and the cat can have its bed back.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Astute Greaser on September 12, 2019, 09:05:42 PM
Beautiful ;D
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Post by: 5port on September 12, 2019, 10:00:53 PM
Good work!

5port
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: GR400 on September 13, 2019, 10:11:14 AM
Nice job!
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 13, 2019, 05:51:27 PM
Managed to get the tank lacquered after work today glad its finished quite a learning curve but very pleased with the finished job
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 16, 2019, 09:08:19 PM
Not much happening but did manage to get my footrests plated and new rubbers fitted it seems quite hard to get them to plate inside the tubes  so ill do the inside with a bit of zinc paint to protect them.
Going to look at an RD200b for sale tomorrow no idea of value but it is a uk bike in good condition so Ill see what its like in the flesh
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on September 16, 2019, 09:39:16 PM


Going to look at an RD200b for sale tomorrow no idea of value but it is a uk bike in good condition so Ill see what its like in the flesh
It would be a nice one to add to your collection.
The chrome and tinware is very hard to find in reasonable condition


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Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 17, 2019, 08:52:39 PM
Thanks never got there today but will check out tinware and chrome hes asking 3k not sure if its good or bad dont see many for sale looks good in the pics but will have a good look hopefully tomorrow
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Astute Greaser on September 17, 2019, 11:38:22 PM
That's the second one of these 397 engines I've seen with fin spacers  ???
Also been done up to look like RD200A not B. That's the paint job of my 74 in Virginia Gold
See SupeRDel thread on RD200 models
https://www.aircooledrdclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=650.0 (https://www.aircooledrdclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=650.0)
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: stukey on September 18, 2019, 08:10:07 AM
Give NSR NICK a shout for seals don't use scambits ones, they are rubbish.You were right to not take off resivoir, they have a really fine thread and never seem to seal when you put back on.  The larger master cylinder is probably off an xs650 which had twin discs.I have a couple myself.They look the same but are larger.Do you know the girls had ten seconds to fit decals on tanks originally and only did one side each :o :o
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 18, 2019, 09:02:17 PM
Thanks for the that ill get them fron nick
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Post by: doggone1 on September 18, 2019, 09:05:25 PM
Heres a pic of the RD200 before it was touched
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Post by: Steve Moffat on September 28, 2019, 02:44:20 PM
Great work on the 350,impressed with you doing all the work especially the paintwork and decals,well done.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on September 30, 2019, 08:00:43 PM
Thanks for that progress has slowed due to other commitments hope to get back to it soon
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Post by: doggone1 on October 09, 2019, 07:34:01 PM
Dug out my rear mudguards tonight one is probably past it so is the other but I need one so Im going to have a go at repairing them uk one is the worst so ill start on the non uk one as its a bit more solid.
I cut out  the bad area this had cracked and been brazed so I thought it better
 to remove it completely I dressed a new piece to weld back but in not sure whether to mig or tig the patch back in but heading towards mig as I haven't much experience with tig welding so Ill see how it goes.
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: Motty on October 09, 2019, 11:37:38 PM
Bikes used in the UK seem to have more problems with the tinware than other countries.

Given the standard of your previous work, I'm sure these will look excellent as well
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on October 15, 2019, 05:39:16 PM
Mig welded the patch in I think it would have been ok if id taken my time but I rushed it and it is no good at all so Im going to redo it properly this time going to make a wooden dolly the same shape as the inside of the mudguard to dress it properly and i am going to tig braze the patch in hopefully I can get it right this time ill do it when ive got a bit more time and in the right frame of mind
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Post by: doggone1 on October 19, 2019, 09:10:16 PM
Not had much time at the moment but did manage to get the tig I brought fired up HF  isnt working but it seems fine with lift start first ever go so not to unhappy tried on a piece of ally and its a learning curve waiting for the weld pool to form before starting to add the filler also not removing the torch at the end of the weld
Travel speed seems important and not touching down to contaminate tungsten first I thought it would be impossible but getting there slowly did have a go at some tig brazing on a scrap piece the same as the mudguard I need to repair and it seemed much easier than the ally just waiting for some tungstens for steel to turn up and ill have another go at it
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Post by: doggone1 on October 20, 2019, 05:49:28 PM
Got a bit better today just waiting for my steel tungstens then I can have another go at the mudguard
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on October 29, 2019, 07:46:15 PM
Haven't had much time so making little progress although my grab rail turned up and appears in good condition polished the light rust of with some solvol and I think ill get away without re-chroming it hope its the right one looks like a little mark in the last photo but its only the light
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: 5port on October 29, 2019, 09:59:36 PM
 :D
How come none of your pics show it in the fitted orientation?  It goes with the lifting loop on the LHS so you can stand next to the bike on it's left side and stand on the main stand arm while you heave on the loop with your right hand.  ;)

5port
Title: Re: Another Silver Dust
Post by: doggone1 on October 30, 2019, 06:47:17 PM
You beat me to it didnt realize I hadnt taken a pic of it up the right way last night and couldnt be bothered to go back out so added one tonight.