NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by NGneer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:59 am

Timon wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Do love a home paint job. Gave yourself a difficult task bringing the wings across the tank like that. Think maybe a third feather is needed?

Like the fact you’ve kept some of the original lines
To be honest I was just trying to break up the mass of the white tank a bit and wasn't particularly trying to emulate the Honda wing style, that was more by accident than by design :? .......and having looked at pictures (in retrospect) the SP1's only have x2 stripes on the tank ;)

I have to stop myself getting too 'fussy' with it or I will start to go away from something, basic, that I am happy to throw around the track and will end up with ANOTHER tidy NC30, .....................and that is how I ended up with my second one a few years back :roll: :whistle:

A few stickers, because I have a shit load laying around, and bit of lacquer and that should be it for this one now. A few little jobs and I think the only thing I still need to sort are some indicators. It came with some crappy aftermarket things fitted that (IMHO) just don't fit the bike and whilst it is primarily a track toy, it would be nice to have it as another street legal option so got to be worth trying to find some OEM (or OEM style) indicators.
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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by NGneer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 am

Steady progress with the current project bike.

Having discovered that I had the wrong bleed nipple for the rear calliper (too long) I assumed that I must have got it mixed up with one of the ones fitted to the (now refitted and bled) front callipers. I got around to removing the bleed nipples from the front callipers and discovered…..they were all the same. Bugger! It would appear at some point the wrong, IE a front calliper, nipple has been fitted and has been there ever since. I am not sure if/how the rear brake worked with this fitted as I never actually road the bike before pulling it apart. :?

Whilst sourcing a correct ‘rear calliper nipple’ was not difficult, I was loathed to pay nearly 3 times as much for deliver as for the nipple itself. :down:
As such I dropped Graeme France a line and I have one on the way now, along with the pair of used OEM indicators I had been after, and the postage is still less than just a nipple from other places. :up:

Whilst they are on their way I have pottered on with the cosmetics, which are coming along quite nicely but finally got around to talking a couple of electrical horrors that I knew needed looking at.
I am not sure why, but at some point the plug on the end of the fan cable appears to have been removed and the replacement solution, well.... was not the most elegant of solutions...or working… :shock:
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I worked out where everything should be going (hopefully) and put new connectors on as well as a proper earth point before tidying it all up and making it a bit more weather resistant….
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Sods law but whilst tidying up later I discovered I actually had a spare fan assembly in the garage so I could have either swapped it out completely or at least cut the original connector off and spliced it in. I will see how if the current fix works, but at least I know I can always re-visit this at a later date if needed. :roll:

Moving up to the front end there was a pair of added wires running from the main cluster behind the clocks down to two bullet connectors. Tracing it back I discovered that this should have ended up at the black connector plug thus being the cables for the L/H indicator and side light. Again I have no idea why, but the female side of the connector (that is a part of the main loom) was missing and the current replacement incorporated a mixture of broken crimps and various wires….. :shock:
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Not nice at all, and not suprisingly....not tworking. So that was removed and at least I could get back to the original wiring to try and do something better.
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I do have a couple of looms in my stash so contemplated cutting the black (female) side of the connector off and splicing that back onto the remaining wires on the bike but decided against that for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I don’t actually have the other part of the cable I would need (ie the bit with the male black connector, sidelight bulb older and indicator connectors) and secondly, next time I get bored and really have nothing to do, I could just swap the whole loom over instead. As such it got a much tidier ‘temporary’ fix which will at least mean everything should work properly in case I decide to put this one on the road as well.

Really just waiting on the rear calliper nipple now so I think I will rebuild the rear brake system tomorrow, ready to be bled once the nipple turns up, then stick the fairings back on give it wipe over with an oily rag and get some pictures up. :rocks:

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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by Timon » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am

Some people should not be allowed near wires.
Like it, much neater solution, I'd get some heat shrink over the crimped connectors (but only because I have a hatred of the colours when people using loads of them everywhere or to replace whole plugs, replace the plug goddammit!)

I've got a bag of plugs i kept from a butchered loom (cant seem to throw anything away), if you get stuck for something let me know

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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by NGneer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:01 am

Timon wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am
I've got a bag of plugs i kept from a butchered loom (cant seem to throw anything away), if you get stuck for something let me know
Cheers Tim. I am ok at the moment as I have crafted a better solution with proper solder splices etc and everything works fine. If the OCD kicks in at a later date I might give you a shout ;)

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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by NGneer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 am

Well stickers applied and clear coat added so for better or worse here she is.

There is a couple of scuffs on the paint and areas where the lacquer ‘bloomed’ a little but I am not going to rub it all down again as this is after all (as I have to keep reminding myself) primarily a track toy :roll: .
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Rear brake still to bleed when the nipple turns up, rear indicators to swap for OEM ones and possibly a concerted dig in the back of the garage as I am sure I have a set of racing rear sets in there somewhere that would make sense to fit.

Finally a couple of gratuitous family pics :grin:

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Re: NGneer's "Project - spare bits build"

Post by Dynamohum » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:04 am

Great job done on all 3 bikes 😍
I see you said earlier your close to the eifel park in germany was over that way with my nephew on our mt10s in july great roads could'nt help but think at the time would be ideal for hooning around on an nc30 also.


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