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  1. A few more hours today,refitted the cams,set the timing and rechecked the valves.Cam cover back on, hopefully get it finished Saturday as I’m working tomorrow
  2. Bit more progress today the head gave in after some swearing,surfaces cleaned, new o rings and gasket fitted and head torqued down.Helicoiled the exhaust thread on number 2 cylinder as well,hopefully it does the job.Will do a bit more tomorrow.Pistons looked pretty good for a 30000 mile ex road bike.
  3. I feel your pain Mark hope you get it sorted otherwise we can use the test day to finish building them
  4. Donington is only 2 weeks away so operation head gasket commenced today,everything stripped down and had a quick go at lifting the head,bugger won’t budge then the rain arrived so abandoned the outside workshop and it’s beer o’clock.Will have another go at it tomorrow.
  5. +1 with @fatblokeonbanditSBS dual carbon pads decent brake lines and some racing quality fluid. You can outbrake new litre bikes with ease, only reason to change from standard is if you needed some improved feel at the lever when racing.
  6. Early knock from work today so took advantage of an unexpected opportunity, brake pads in,calipers on and lines secured. Fitted a new brake light switch ready to cut the old slabbie item and stick a couple of spades on to get the brake light to function again,had to buy some non Suzook parts to get the new setup to work including a black lever to keep it looking similar Just need to bleed the brakes next then can get an mot on the old girl again.
  7. Calipers painted in random non suzuki gold, new seals and old pistons refitted. Halves rejoined ready for another day,need to sort the head gasket on the race bike next weekend before I run out of time so this job will have to wait a few more weeks.
  8. Everyone to they’re own....what’s the plans for this project.... polish it bikes are made to be ridden
  9. Same one hidden by quality crash protection
  10. It’s FIM European championship and CRMC if I remember correctly,no track day stuff
  11. Could make a bike available but depends on my racing schedule
  12. First race of the season getting nearer,rolled the runt out of the shed to find a weeping front brake seal,pulled the piston gave it a clean and stuck a new better quality seal in.Brakes bled hopefully now sorted. Dropped the oil and changed the filter,then removed the clutch cover took out the sight glass, cleaned and resealed let’s see if that stops the leak.Just need to retorque the head when the engines cold,then stick some oil in and she’s race ready for Donington in May.
  13. While I try to find some calliper paint thought I’d have an hour swapping the well knackered 1987 discs out for some new ones,think they look ok and can’t work any worse than the old ones. Even managed to get the bus to fire just before I flattened the shit motobatt battery....
  14. With getting the race bike ready the old girl has been left leaking brake fluid due to blown seals.Sun out today so felt like the right time to start the job.Pulled the once freshly painted callipers to bits to find most of the paint is knackered so decided to clean them up,then looked for some paint but had no joy in the shed so will buy some after the weekend.Decided to do the same upgrade as the race blandit so fitted a spare non suzuki master cylinder,had to adjust the reservoir a wee bit to clear the fairing stay but all seems ok.I’ve just got to get some paint now,then fit the nice new d
  15. Stuck the new shock in today even popped in the NOS bolts I bought and never bothered fitting when I originally rebuilt the smoker. Pick with big bro in the background
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