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Author Topic: FZR600 Neo-Cafe  (Read 23948 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #90 on: Oct 14, 2016, 12:33:12 »
Rubbed down and painted the fork sliders with PJ1 frame paint.  Nice.  New seals and oil ordered.

Had my first peer around the engine.  Peering down the inlets shows number 3 suspiciously full of rust.  Not so nice. Generous quantities of Duck Oil squirted down the ports and I'll start stripping the motor in due course.  I'm reckoning on a full top end rebuild at the very least.
I was born a rocker.  I'll die a rocker.  And I'm proud of it.

Offline Erskine

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #91 on: Oct 14, 2016, 17:03:18 »
The stuff I used is Sikaflex EBT in black, which is their general purpose adhesive and sealant.  Plenty of 'Sikaflex EBT' on eBay and the like. Used properly it'll join sheet steel to sheet steel and give a stronger join than welding, and that's no bull.

Thank you!

Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #92 on: Oct 14, 2016, 17:42:23 »
No worries. It's seriously good shizzle.  A friend of mine works for a defence contractor and he first put me onto it.  They use it for fitting spall liners to armoured vehicles, so you know it's good shit.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #93 on: Oct 15, 2016, 13:29:27 »
Slowly slowly buildee bike...
I was born a rocker.  I'll die a rocker.  And I'm proud of it.

Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #94 on: Oct 21, 2016, 16:18:19 »
Still waiting for fork seals and oil to arrive before I can get the front end on. While I've ground to a halt I've started slowly stripping the engine. Cams and bearings look excellent, as do the valve buckets. Very good news on that front.

I'm not looking forward to getting the head off and seeing what #3 jug looks like inside, but I'll know tomorrow.
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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #95 on: Oct 21, 2016, 19:49:04 »
Show us the guts of the motor!
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #96 on: Oct 22, 2016, 09:25:40 »
Head off.  Mixed findings.

Rust on the valves of the centre chambers, so a head rebuild will be required.  The head is otherwise good, so may be worth it.

Barrels not so good.  Pot three was full of rusty water.  Shame, because the other bores look clean.  A wipe around with Duck Oil and scotchbrite shows the rust has etched the bore, so it would need a re bore, which would necessitate new pistons.

Which would be an expensive shame as the pistons all look good, minimal carbon, only the slightest of scuffing on the skirts.  I think it might be easiest  to get a new block, run a glazebuster through it and re use my existing pistons with new rings

Either way, the noise of cash registers going 'kerching' will feature prominently in my life soon.  Pics to follow soon.
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Offline julian.allard66

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #97 on: Oct 22, 2016, 13:41:21 »
I wouldn't have thought a complete fzr or thundercat engine would cost as much as having your motor rebuilt, I doubt if it can be rebored.

Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #98 on: Oct 22, 2016, 13:48:58 »
They can take up to a +1mm rebore, and +0.5 and +1 kits are available, but very expensive.

A whole engine is an option that I won't dismiss and will keep my eyes peeled.  However, good, low mileage complete engines go for proper money over here, and probably wouldn't save me much, or even anything, over the cost of a head rebuild and a second hand block.  There there's the risk of you never really know what you're getting...

I'm inclined to rebuild, but I'm keeping options open.
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Offline julian.allard66

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #99 on: Oct 22, 2016, 14:49:19 »
If you're in the UK you can buy complete running but cosmetically challenged Thundercats, FZR600Rs and Fazer 600s for 800