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RRW winter clean up

Hi all,

Just started the winter refresh of my 1998 RRW. I bought the bike a year ago and it seemed that the previous owner didn't spend too much time cleaning it. So, I started by cleaning the engine block; after a thorough degreasing, the block was brushed down with a brass-bristled 'toothbrush' to remove most of the corrosion. This was followed by green Scotchbrite pad then 400 and 800 grade wet or dry lubed with WD40. A final going over with Autosol on an old stiff-bristled toothbrush gave the desired results. Am going to protect the finish with ACF-50. Also painted the water pump cover in satin black and fitted some nice hose finishers to tidy it up. Stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers, and jubillee clips fitted too. Next job is to refinish the radiator in satin black heat resistant. Will post some pics when that is done.
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Re: RRW winter clean up

oh wow thats come up great hasn't it! good work



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Wow the headers look like brand new where you hit them. Well done.

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Re: RRW winter clean up

Radiator now refinished in Plastikote Stove and BBQ matt black. Fan motor housing sprayed satin black and refitted using brass bolts and washers.
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And radiator now fitted. Next job is to get the rear shock rebuilt and resprung; thinking of a Hyperpro progressive spring.
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Re: RRW winter clean up

looking good there but why the fake hose ends? think of the extra weight, plus they are a **** magnet and you won't see the accumulated crud inside...

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Re: RRW winter clean up

Swingarm cleaned up and new Nitron Street shock fitted. Waiting for new chain to arrive. Also picked up a Harris exhaust hanger from ebay so I can remove the passenger pegs and fit a seat cowl.
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