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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 9714 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #40 on: Feb 01, 2018, 17:28:22 »
Really enjoy your sense of humour as well as your builds :)
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #41 on: Feb 01, 2018, 20:47:46 »
You gonna make it Jimbo? :o

Oh I'll be fine.  Hallucinating a little, but the sordid collection of little sparkly winged objects will rue the fucking day as soon as they stop flying around in my field of vision long enough for me to swat them.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #42 on: Feb 01, 2018, 21:02:20 »
So the bung was a complete and utter fail, as was the large majority of the MEK episode.  I'd like to think I learnt something from the woeful experience but pretty sure if the stuff ever darkens my door again things will go just as sideways.

Moving on.  Next step in the tank cleanup means getting the rust out.  Reeled out a few yards of chain into the tank to knock off as much of the large stuff as possible.  Then it was time for the big guns.  Frank from American Pickers, take a bow -



Armed with his cheery good temperament I dumped two jugs of his finest into the tank, but not before addressing the bung situation.  Petcock has two bolt holes and one long pill-shaped hole in the tank.  So I chopped up some steel, beaded out some gasket sealer and voila -



Sealed.  Metal Rescue doing its thing in the tank, and I'm having a beer.


« Last Edit: Feb 01, 2018, 21:07:45 by The Jimbonaut »
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #43 on: Feb 03, 2018, 21:40:03 »
Tank cleaned up great.  That Metal Rescue has one job to do and it does it with aplomb.  Gave the thing a rinse out, got the wife's blow drier in there and once the inside was hot and dry as Gandhi's flip flop I swilled some WD 40 around.  Job's a good'un.

Now the fun part.  Goodbye purple...



and hello brushed steel -



Trying to work with the lines of the fairing so it's slow going on the sanding, but liking how it's starting out. 

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #44 on: Feb 03, 2018, 22:15:27 »
Tank cleaned up great.  That Metal Rescue has one job to do and it does it with aplomb.  Gave the thing a rinse out, got the wife's blow drier in there and once the inside was hot and dry as Gandhi's flip flop I swilled some WD 40 around.  Job's a good'un.

Now the fun part.  Goodbye purple...



and hello brushed steel -



Trying to work with the lines of the fairing so it's slow going on the sanding, but liking how it's starting out.
Keep it bare metal to match your 7fifdy;)

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #45 on: Feb 03, 2018, 22:32:54 »
That's the plan mate - I'll hit this with gloss 2K instead of satin this time.  Also going to be making some stainless steel panels for the side fairings and fenders, and going to attempt restoring all the plastics too.  It's an inhuman ball-ache so I'm told - a lot of time and a lot of sanding - but this green is too good to pass up.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #46 on: Feb 03, 2018, 22:34:39 »
Maybe something like this -

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #47 on: Feb 04, 2018, 08:13:13 »
I like that!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #48 on: Feb 04, 2018, 11:12:37 »
I like the silver tank - either painted or brushed/clear coated.

But I'd skip the stainless steel panels on the plastic.  First, I like them plain green without decals.  You can always get vinyl cut if you want to add accents to them.

The thought of stainless steel razor-thin sheets of stainless steel in my way as I get dumped off the bike isn't appealing.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #49 on: Feb 04, 2018, 11:31:47 »
You're not wrong Tim, that's a frightening thought.  I've got a few ideas on how I can try to flush the panels with the fairings but I've never tried metal-shaping before.  The panels would need to be contoured perfectly - then I'd run a bead of silicon around the edges and bolt them down.  Idea being the silicon would form something of a buffer all around the edges of the panels.  Kinda hard to explain but it works in my head.  Mind you, so does quantum theory - but I'm blagging that as well.

The vinyl is a good idea - I've looked for some "brushed steel" vinyl and 3M make a decent wrap.  Think I can get die cut vinyl panels made?  Something to look into.
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