Cyclone Refurbishment

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Cyclone Refurbishment

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:17 am

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.Cyclone's paintwork has suffered very badly over the last few winters and petrol has got under the paint on the tank and made it bubble up so its time for a makeover. The engine is great so I've taken it out -
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-and stuck into this bike, I'll use this bike next year whilst I do up the Cyclone. I've pinched the front guard of my cyclone because its original one was cracked.

I've never rebuilt a bike from scratch before but I think I've done all the bits, just like the film Titanic. I've seen the whole of that film just walking by my kids TV , they used to watch it constantly :D

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Re: Cyclone Refurbishment

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am

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The tanks a bit sad

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Postby brenton.roy » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:43 am

Good work Steve. We love a good Blog.
You've got your work cut out to keep the standard we've all come to expect. ;)
I hope you have some sandbags around the shed. It looks a bit damp over your way.
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Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:00 pm

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First time I've taken a set of forks apart, my only problem was figering out how the shrouds were attached til I found the 3 small screws.

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Brenton I forgot about the river!

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Postby Bob.Murphy » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:15 pm

That hammer isn't big enough . . . :lol: .

Keep the pictures coming ;) .

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Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:17 pm

I needed that club hammer to get the top yoke off the tapers! My orange mallet didn't have enough ommph

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:14 pm

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There's something sad about your favourite bike reduced to a skeleton :cry:


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But hope is under my bench, its rebuilt engine waiting for the road :D
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Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 pm

Taken everything today down to the blasters today,plus a couple of bits from my other FH. Another guys doing the tanks and toolbox.
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Postby Bob.Murphy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:10 pm

What are they going to be blasting it with ???

(I'm a bit wary of using abrasive grit on old bike parts (though I do have a blasting cabinet using "J-Blast Superfine" - made from Iron Slag).

By the way Steve, Dick tells me you were round at his place on your W/NG - any chance of putting some photos up ???

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:28 pm

I don't really know Bob, they have done a couple of bikes for a friend and didn't seem to cause any problems. Should be ready for next Thursday so I'll let you know how I get on.
Heres my WNG when we had a ride out to Tangmere back in October.
I call Dicks place Trowbridge Services, bit like how I called your place Queensferry South Services :D

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