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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:56 pm 
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bloody typical, go down the shops for 20mins, get home and find "sorry we missed you" card sat at the front door when i got back, checked tracking No, it was my switches FFS, now i have to wait 24hrs and go collect them from the depot tomorrow in person!!!

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:06 pm 
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It's a bugger when that happens.

We used to have a ninja postie who could get one of those cards through the letterbox without either of us or the dogs hearing. Wife went after him once, caught up with him at his van, turned out he hadn't even got the parcel with him, must have written the card before he set out, can't see how else that would have worked.

That said, current postie is brilliant, signs for stuff himself, opens door and leaves it in front porch.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 pm 
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went to post office and recovered my switches, great quality bits of kit from first look over.

did the obligatory test fit, well happy.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:49 pm 
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370steve wrote:
bloody typical, go down the shops for 20mins, get home and find "sorry we missed you" card sat at the front door when i got back, checked tracking No, it was my switches FFS, now i have to wait 24hrs and go collect them from the depot tomorrow in person!!!


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:01 pm 
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:clap :clap yep, that just about covers it :Bad

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:51 pm 
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set about getting the M-button installed in the bars, needed to drill a few small holes and a slightly larger one for the wires to exit down into the top yoke.

all seems to have gone to plan, finished off getting the double button for horn/start fitted.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:17 pm 
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in line with the new uncluttered look at the front end, I have just come up with a cunning plan to loose more unwanted metal.

I am going to alter the front headlamp mountings, thus loosing the fork leg clamps between the top and bottom yoke,  along the lines of how Honda

mounted the h/lamp on the Hornet.

will do some measuring tonight :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:37 am 
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all new handlebar buttons now fitted and working,  mizu-p25 connector block pins arrived yesterday, @#%$ me they'r small, had a play around with the pins and crimping tool

first to make sure that i could crimp them properly before having a go at it for real and screwing them up, all worked ok
got connector fitted and removed headlamp so i can measure up for new headlamp bracket, it is going to be made out of alloy bar and use

the existing alloy side mounts, just need to draw up a plan and get it off to Taff for his approval. 

found that having the dry break connectors on the brake/clutch lines has been a god send, as far as working on the handlebars, have had no fuss or bother removing/re fitting the master cylinders multiple times whilst working on the wires and bars. I say money well spent.

throttle housing and twist grip sorted, i have managed to find a "close" cable that fits at both ends, but might need to build an "open" throttle cable before getting it back together.

I still need to get the tank and tail piece down to the paint shop ( Pro Kustom Paint) for Arnie to do some touch up magic on all the damage i have

inflicted on his hard work. I will try to drop it off with him when i pass on the way down to Racefit first weekend in Feb, kill two birds with one stone.

then as the fuel filler cap assembly will have been removed from the tank i will have no excuse but to get it into the anodizers for a coat of black goodness.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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few pics of where i am up to with wiring, now sorted and covered, as far as i can test at the moment, it is all functional  
new waterproof connector for M-button wires from handlebars.

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under seat area sorted and tidy


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M-lock now bolted in place.


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handlebars clean and tidy, front are awaiting new h/lamp mount (now in the hands of Taff) 


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:04 pm 
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Just spent more than the annual budget of a small African nation, on a new head gasket, oil seals and valve stem seals!!!!!!!
@#%$ me you would think they were made out of platinum or some other very rare unobtainium metal FFS

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:51 pm 
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throttle cable bits came in from Venhill this afternoon, played around with fitments to get the best cable run, think i have found

where it is all going to sit for best run and neatness.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:23 am 
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I have now received the new head gasket and oil seals through the post, just awaiting some more cable bits from Venhill.

should be able to start on removing the head and sorting the valve stem oil seals some time over the weekend.

sorted out inserting the Motogadget glass "key" into one of my gloves, i have mounted it into the padding on one of the upper finger joints.

seems to work ok, needs to be moved around over the receiver a bit before it registered sometimes! but it works, not as well as the key fob, but it does its job.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:10 pm 
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Coming along nicely :clap


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:56 pm 
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didnt do much this weekend as i have had other things to do, but one thing i did do was swap the 90deg bends for the throttle cables

on the carbs for some 45deg ones, much happier with the cable run over the cam cover with them.

will make up the cables now i am happy with the fittings.

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