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General => Restorations Diary => Topic started by: Rich.E on October 16, 2020, 11:21:21 PM

Title: RD50M
Post by: Rich.E on October 16, 2020, 11:21:21 PM
I had one when I was 16, just bought another, German spec bike
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Post by: Rich.E on October 17, 2020, 04:21:58 AM
Now stripped for powder coating
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Post by: kawazonkey on October 26, 2020, 09:10:05 PM
Any more news on this?
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Post by: Rich.E on October 26, 2020, 10:41:34 PM
Still waiting for the frame to be powder coated, should be back this week, same with the fasteners, they have gone for zinc plating
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Post by: Rich.E on October 31, 2020, 07:13:32 AM
While I’m waiting for the frame, I thought it was time to change the front 40 year old tyre
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Post by: Motty on October 31, 2020, 08:20:21 AM
Plenty of tread left on that one

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Post by: pidjones on October 31, 2020, 12:21:51 PM
Yes, new tires are in order for my '76 RD400c build, too. Looking forward to feeling what they handle like with more modern rubber (since the last I rode an RD was in '79). Have to assemble and hear it run first, though!
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Post by: Rich.E on November 03, 2020, 08:12:12 PM
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Frame back from powder coating
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Post by: Rich.E on November 03, 2020, 08:14:58 PM
Made a start
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Post by: Rich.E on November 05, 2020, 10:14:13 PM
Forks on
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Post by: Motty on November 06, 2020, 08:13:20 AM

Looks like a nice warm "garage" you have there  8)
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Post by: Rich.E on November 06, 2020, 07:29:36 PM
I’m doing the dirty bits in the garage, all the clean bits are in the sitting room - warm & dry
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Post by: dave radley on November 06, 2020, 07:42:26 PM
hi , , good evening ,noticed you had some parts coated , doing a as1 at the moment and wondered where you had them done , and would you recommend them , many thanks for your assistance only in derby , so near .
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Post by: Rich.E on November 06, 2020, 10:34:01 PM
I used PMC powder coating in Long Eaton for the frame/ brackets and DDG plating in Nottingham for the bright zinc on the fasteners.
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Post by: dave radley on November 07, 2020, 08:34:26 PM
Hi thanks rich,are you pleased with the results , sometimes frames get heavily coated , will search these two out , many thanks
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Post by: Rich.E on November 14, 2020, 06:09:10 AM

Tank still needs paint, chain guard fitted, it’s not perfect & will be changed if I can find better
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Post by: Rich.E on November 29, 2020, 08:11:31 AM
Both wheels back on, new handle bars & tank temp fitted (needs painting)