It’s not what you know – part 2

4627939798_113x111Building bikes ain’t cheap. A brother needs all the help he can get when he’s pushing the oldskool envelope. When it comes to parts, It’s not what you know but who you know.

Fortunately many of us know OSS stalwart Rich Hocking, GSXR884, as he is better known in the realm of the Interweb. Rich has supplied chains and sprockets to many of us over the years at great prices. Earlier this year Rich, heroically stuck it to the man and decided to go all in on his new business of supplying custom braided line kits. Rich is now an OSS trader and that means he is offering 10% on any orders received through OSS PM.
Take a look at Rich’s site here

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Rich wants to build the business and he has recently completed a full training program on suspension set up. It’s safe to say that Rich knew his shit in this area before he did the training but now he has a badge or a certificate or something. So if you need a set of forks or a shock rebuilt or set up Rich is also your man and naturally OSS mates rates will apply.

 

Rich intends to build the business beyond the current offering and we would encourage you to ask Rich before you buy because chances are he will be cheaper. You can contact Rich here.

Don’t fear the fibre

There comes a time for many early GSXR owners when replacement plastics are required, leaving us with the difficult decision of chasing a wallet-blinding original in pocket-driven condition or going after market.

We are pleased to assist in making that after market decision that bit easier by welcoming Fiberman – Fiberbike Modifications – to the trader section.54ipped direct to you from Ireland, Fiberbike Modifications – here’s a list of some of the pieces currently available.

  • 1985  GSXR 750F solo seat cowl
  •  1986 – 88 GSXR solo seat cowl
  •  1985 – 88 GSXR Soloman seat unit
  • 1988 – 90 GSXR solo seat cowl
  • 1990 – 92 GSXR solo seat cowl
  •  1985 – 88 GSXR 3/4 fairing
  •  1991 – 1992 GSXR clock shroudslabby-34-fairing

Keep your eyes peeled for a competition coming up shortly to win a Fiberbike Modifications slabside seat unit of your very own.

In the meantime, why not head over to the Trader Section for more information on what Fiberman could do for your Old Skool Suzuki? Click here for the Trader’s Thread.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Service

Mcmental ( Chris McNicoll) is a long time member of OSS and he has been ultrasonically cleaning carbs, looms and other engine components for nearly 5 years
Chris operates a 22 litre tank ) and uses an expensive, quality American designed fluid that is used worldwide in the aviation industry.  To give you an idea of what size the tank is, Chris can fit a full GSXR head in the tank as per the photo.
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For a completeGSXR head OSS members will benefit from the bargain price of £45 , including return postage.

For a bank of 4 carbs,  Chris will  strip,clean,rebuild,set float heights for just £45 and that includes insured (£200) return postage. If while stripping and cleaning he finds  anything  that is worn and needs to be replaced e.g. gaskets, o rings etc,  he will source replacements at cost and fit them free of charge.
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Chris  can also clean your complete wiring loom, stripping off all the old sticky black tape and replacing with nice new non sticky loom cloth tape this costs £25 inc return postage.
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If you are interested in using the service you can PM Chris through  his Mcmental trader profile in our trader section. Chris has kindly offered a free loom clean worth £25 to the winner  of our  OSS member competition. Find out more here.

About Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses ultrasound (usually from 20–400 kHz) and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned along with the soiling enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes, but can also exceed 20 minutes, depending on the object to be cleaned.Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean many different types of objects, including jewellery, lenses and other optical parts, watches, dental and surgical instruments, tools, coins, fountain pens, golf clubs, fishing reels, window blinds, firearms, musical instruments, industrial parts and electronic equipment. They are used in many jewellery workshops, watchmakers’ establishments, and electronic repair workshops.Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks, and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. Water or other solvents can be used, depending on the type of contamination and the workpiece. Contaminants can include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, rust, grease, algae, fungus, bacteria, lime scale, polishing compounds, flux agents, fingerprints, soot wax and mold release agents, biological soil like blood, and so on. Ultrasonic cleaning can be used for a wide range of workpiece shapes, sizes and materials, and may not require the part to be disassembled prior to cleaning.[4] Objects must not be allowed to rest on the bottom of the device during the cleaning process, because that will prevent cavitation from taking place on the part of the object not in contact with solvent