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Offline doggone1

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Another Silver Dust
« 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

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 08:41:34 PM »
Photographs would be great
Looking forward to any updates

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #3 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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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #4 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?



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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #5 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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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 07:40:44 PM »
Box of bits im afraid uk  1975 350b 521

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #8 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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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
Heres the pic I used to put into auto cad to get the template

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #12 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 .
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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #14 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