Another 'spare' bike

This section is reserved for members on the SITE SUPPORTERS group only. Each supporter can post pics of their bikes for all to view. Standard members can read and reply, but the post author has full control over his thread and can edit, delete & lock at will
Post Reply
User avatar
Timon
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 1109
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Bike owned: 1 x NC30, 2 x NC32.5, 1 x NC35
Location: SE Greater London
Another 'spare' bike

Post by Timon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:03 am

Like quite a few chaps on here I reckon that there's enough spares in my garage to build another nc30.
I want a 'clothes horse' to wear my fairing, for whenever it goes off to get painted, to save taking me taking the main project off the bench too.

The plan is to build it to a nice standard without going too mad and try and use as many of my spares as possible.

This is how far I've got.

The old bottom yoke has been bead blasted and zinc coated (new headstock bearings and seals though).
Image

Swingarm spindle and nuts etc bead blasted and zinc coated
Image
Image

Spare swingarm cleaned up quite nicely and all torqued up.
Image

Old hub came up well too, very minimal damage to the teeth and the bearings feel fine.
Image

The pinch bolt (blasted and zinc'd) that was for my main project until Kayla and her titanium temptation came along.
Image

Caliper hanger, has a tiny bit of corrosion that I couldn't get rid of.
Image
Image

My old kick stand, I cut the mount for the rubber off, too bent and rusty to save. It will be stripped and zinc'd. The fairing mount has a tiny crack in it too, so that will get welded.
Image

And this is how she sits at the moment.
Image

But not for too long, I want my bench back! Lots of parts are getting zinc and anodising and I have all the front and rear suspension with wheels so hopefully she be rolling quite soon.

Hi, my names Tim and I'm a Hondaholic bighug

User avatar
vfrman
Moderators
Moderators
Reactions:
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Bike owned: NC30 x 2, 1098s
Location: Layton, Utah, USA
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by vfrman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:49 am

Where are you getting everything zinc coated?? Is it a terribly expesive process??

Looking nice btw!!

User avatar
Timon
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 1109
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Bike owned: 1 x NC30, 2 x NC32.5, 1 x NC35
Location: SE Greater London
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by Timon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:02 am

Cheers

No, its actually quite cheap. Makes everything look brand new and stops any rust.
Its a small firm not far from where I work, dont even know their name, I just drop in every few days

User avatar
vfrman
Moderators
Moderators
Reactions:
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Bike owned: NC30 x 2, 1098s
Location: Layton, Utah, USA
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by vfrman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:01 pm

Very lucky. I wouldn't even know where to look around here for a place like that.

rcv4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri May 15, 2009 11:11 pm
Bike owned: 2xnc30 nc35 rd200 xt500 dt250
Location: east yorkshire
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by rcv4 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:44 pm

Try the yellow pages for electro platers.

User avatar
vfrman
Moderators
Moderators
Reactions:
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:54 pm
Bike owned: NC30 x 2, 1098s
Location: Layton, Utah, USA
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by vfrman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:31 am

Italy doesn't really have a yellow pages....

User avatar
Timon
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 1109
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Bike owned: 1 x NC30, 2 x NC32.5, 1 x NC35
Location: SE Greater London
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by Timon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Few more spares to be cleaned up for the project

Image

Image

User avatar
Timon
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 1109
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Bike owned: 1 x NC30, 2 x NC32.5, 1 x NC35
Location: SE Greater London
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by Timon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:44 pm

Bit more to add
Shock linkage blasted, zinc'd and rebuilt
Image
Image

User avatar
ibby4585
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 4782
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:42 pm
Bike owned: SP's
Location: oxfordshire
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by ibby4585 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Really nice clean up.

Loving the zinc coating.

User avatar
Timon
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Reactions:
Posts: 1109
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Bike owned: 1 x NC30, 2 x NC32.5, 1 x NC35
Location: SE Greater London
Re: Another 'spare' bike

Post by Timon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:30 pm

Cheers

Got the parts back from Star anodising
Image
Image
Image
Image

Few more bits from the zinc coaters
Image
Image

So heres what I did today
Cleaned up the shock linkage and fitted it all
Image
Image
Image

Also fitted the brake torque arm and a few other brackets
Image
Image
Image

Waiting on more zinc coating and me painting the rear disc now


Post Reply

Return to “Members Bikes & Rides”