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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:36 pm 
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cheers for the comments, i did'nt use special paint on the spring just sand blasted it then etch primer, basecoat then laquered it. :D removing the spring from the shock was pretty simple, i put the shock on a hydraulic press, compressed the spring, then underneath the bottom shock bracket (the end which bolts on to the swing arm) is a locking nut, crack the nut off then the bracket will unscrew. then i let off the press, spring came straight out!


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:06 pm 
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hi mate can you show any pics of the dismantled shock that you painted up and how did you actually get it apart.im a bit dubious on doing mine as i dont fancy takin my fingers off trying to get it apart


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alright mate the only pic of the spring i have is when i painted it, you need a hydraulic press, or motor bike sring clamps, when the spring is compressed you'll see the locking nut underneath the bottom part of the shock( the end which bolts onto the swingarm) crack off the locking nut and the bracket will unscrew :D i should of taken more pics but just wanted to get it done


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Nice, Looke sweet like the wheels :clap


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:26 pm 
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hi mate can u tell me what you mean when you say crack off the nut on the bottom of the shock.ive looked at mine 2 day and it looks like its welded


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alright mate, you can only see the nut when the spring is compressed,


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i pretty much finished the hornet today, took just over five weeks [img][img]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss125/robbo69169/014.jpg[/img]ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage[/img]


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superb effort lad! :clap :clap :clap :clap :Beer although i think orange and black hornets are starting to become a joke :p White ftw!!!

Anyways its a classy design you got a rather 70's style imo which is super sweet :D


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That is a gorgeous paint scheme, love it mate.

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That looks bloody fantastic :clap


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Love the two tone style, looks like something I would do if I had the skill or money. Grats on the work only thing i would add is painting the grabrail and calipers black otherthan that :clap :clap :clap


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That is a lovely looking bike, the finish is spot on.

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:clap :clap
Looks 1000 times better.Did you use 2k paint.
Most run the front lines in between the front forks.Any reason why you prefere them on the outside?.

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B-E-A-UUUUU-TIFUL.

Nice job. Great looking Hornet. :thumbup

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:clap :clap

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Very very nice I like that a lot :D :D


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fantasic job well done :clap :clap


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very nice mate

its amazing what a good paint job can do


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Very nice!!! :clap

These orange paint schemes are taking over!!!!! :lol

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Very nice, looks like a top job

- you can do my Rear spring for me any-day!


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I do like that, very nice :clap :clap

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looks good,another hornet saved from the breakers

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savage looking bike :clap :clap :clap

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cheers for all the comments , very pleased with it :Beer

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I take it back about the engine painted black....it actually suits it :)

:clap :clap :clap


Just one thing...dont you have any barends for it..?

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love it ......i want one of those bellypans

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haha, yeah i was just waiting for the bar end's to arrive , there on now

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Cryohonda wrote:
I take it back about the engine painted black....it actually suits it :)



Nowt wrong with Black engines :angel

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Nice 1 m8 :clap :clap

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Stunning, you should take it back to the guy you bought it from... point, laugh, then do a rolling burnout followed by a wheelie down his street on your way back home again.


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HAHAHAHAHA that would'nt be too hard, as he only lives about 10 minutes from my house :Beer

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 Post Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Feck. I've just gone and bought me a shock tube today to hide my spring. I'm so repainting mine after the summer.

Lovely bike by the way.

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