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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #60 am: 10 Januar 2018, 13:37:30 »

Nickle plating update
I am going to have to remove all of the old chrome from the handle to make it look ok so stay tuned for the next attempt.

The photos below are acid cleaning the damper handle and shaft, damper in the nickle solution, nickled shaft came up ok but the damper handle looks crappy.
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #60 am: 10 Januar 2018, 13:37:30 »

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #61 am: 10 Januar 2018, 13:42:56 »

Also pressed in some new silent blocks into the rear shock carriers today and started panel beating the battery holder base to fit the cover shape.

Photos below are of old and new silent blocks in the rear shock carrier and the battery holder base before and after some light manipulation
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #62 am: 11 Januar 2018, 15:17:33 »

Didn't get much done on the bike today in between golf and other jobs but I did manage to have another go at the steering damper. I removed the few remaining spots of chrome and re-nickle plated it. I haven't finished polishing up the shaft or the bottom half of the damper but the top is looking nice. Always nice when you can do things yourself.
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #63 am: 11 Januar 2018, 15:33:50 »

Didn't get much done on the bike today in between golf and other jobs but I did manage to have another go at the steering damper. I removed the few remaining spots of chrome and re-nickle plated it. I haven't finished polishing up the shaft or the bottom half of the damper but the top is looking nice. Always nice when you can do things yourself.

Looks very nice and a job well done.  :applaus:

What are the drawings in the background?

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #64 am: 12 Januar 2018, 14:11:15 »

Brian - The plans are Bad Bob Motors Sedan & Coupe which are plans for toy cars for kids available from www.toymakingplans.com

The attached picture is of "Bad Bob Sedan" which I have just cut out...timber is Tasmanian Oak, Jarrah and Pine.

Spent more time cleaning up bits and pieces on the bike today, fixed a dent in the rear rim, removed the tyres from the rims and polished up the front top shock absorber holders (seen sitting on top of the rim) and then gave the shed a bit of a clean.

Am having some unexpected issues with the nickle plating resulting in black spots appearing at the edges of the damper handle.

It is going to be 37 degrees tomorrow so I won't be working on the bike.......going surfing instead  ;D

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #65 am: 13 Januar 2018, 07:40:14 »

Back from the beach after getting dumped by big waves so I thought I would see how long I could stay in my shed where the temperature was reading 43 degrees.....lasted long enough to remove the gap on my lathe bed and check that I will be able to skim the brake drum on the wheels; see photo below.

Off to have some cold beer now  ;D
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #66 am: 14 Januar 2018, 10:32:50 »

Still need to finish off the welds
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #67 am: 14 Januar 2018, 10:38:57 »

Stop Plate wear before TIG welding and can someone tell me what the bracket is for in the last photo. I have had to weld up a fatigue crack and some elongated holes on this bracket and cannot remember where it fits on the bike
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #68 am: 14 Januar 2018, 10:40:50 »

Stop Plate wear before TIG welding
Bracket goes here.

https://goo.gl/photos/QHTNmDE36HXeFQ2h6

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #69 am: 14 Januar 2018, 10:43:55 »

Thanks Brian, that was quick  ;D
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #70 am: 15 Januar 2018, 11:27:00 »

Filed down the TIG welds and polished up the shock carriers as well as turning down the TIG welds on the stop plates
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #71 am: 15 Januar 2018, 19:38:41 »

Graham,

this looks (I won't say the f-word in public) awesome!!! Probably better than ever before.  :respekt: I seriously feel now I must also waste some time to polish the one or the other thing on my bike. Winter is coming soon  ;)

Honest congrats from the African bush
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #72 am: 16 Januar 2018, 05:33:00 »

Thanks Tom, I still have to repair the Aluminium shock covers and polish them but I am going to tackle the wheels next

GB
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #73 am: 16 Januar 2018, 08:54:48 »

Have decided to respoke the wheels and polish up the rims and hubs. Brian from England has provided me with good advice and as a result I had a closer look at the rims today after golf and one is spoked correctly and one isn't!

The photos below are self explanatory
 
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #74 am: 16 Januar 2018, 08:57:38 »

More photos
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #75 am: 18 Januar 2018, 11:23:07 »

A slow day on the bike today with no pictures to show.

Still polishing the hubs and counting the number of radial cracks on the rims near the spokes that I will have to weld up. Also started to grind down the welds on the front mudguard....

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #76 am: 18 Januar 2018, 12:18:47 »

Technical correction.

Brian is in Wales not England.

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #77 am: 18 Januar 2018, 15:27:58 »

Yikes, sorry about that Brian
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #78 am: 20 Januar 2018, 04:35:35 »

It is too hot to work in my shed so I am going to the beach for a surf

I did manage to make this "hi tech" bracket for the Earles Fork this morning so that I can use it to true the wheels when I re-spoke them

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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #79 am: 20 Januar 2018, 07:54:55 »

Back from the beach because there are no waves today so I did some more work on the hubs
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Re: R26 Restoration by new member from Australia
« Antwort #80 am: Gestern um 13:48:45 »

Too hot to work in the shed today so I went for a ride to Jurien Bay which is a small fishing town 222km north of Perth with a mate for lunch and to check out a huge private collection of Vincent, Dougless, Rudge Whitworth, Royal Enfield, Norton and BSA motorcycles. The owner has one of every model Vincent ever made!

I could only spot one BMW and that is in the photo behind me.

More about this lovely collection of motorbikes here https://carpyscaferacers.com/amazing-collection-vincents/

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