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The finishing touches on my YB5
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pkay



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was having quite a chuckle about your comment "does it ever stop...." because you well know as we all do that the answer is no. I'm doing a CB900F2, hailwood Replica and a Z1300 at the moment (the Hailwood tried to immolate itself so was unplanned resto) and every time I think that'll look ok I come back to it 5 minues later thinking that looks crap and so on it goes. And you know if you don't fix it it's the one thing that'll always get your attention even if you can't see if except for lying on your back in a pit with the bike suspended from the ceiling!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Guys... I hate to say it, but there is no way something rolling around on the inside of your tyre is going to balance it! I would be finding another service provider.
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi who,

the beads don't roll around, centrifugal force disperses them where the weight would be once measured on the wheel balance machine....

Too many people use them for them not to work, Brian has them in his bike and noticed improvement... The guys i bought them from swear by them and i can't see why they would risk customer satisfaction for a $20 sale...
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who



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpo83 wrote:
the beads don't roll around, centrifugal force disperses them where the weight would be once measured on the wheel balance machine....


Ummm, too much science for me!
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brian



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a good demonstration video on YouTube, search Dyna Beads. They do work. I don't use them on my sports bikes or race bike, but I have used them on my VTX1800 as I get more mileage out of the cruiser tyres
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snake oil mate...lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proof is in the pudding Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I would say avoid cliches like the plague.

Take the wheel off. and take it to a tyre balancer. do a before and after.

There are so many reasons why this is bullshit!

Do you remember Peter Brocks crystals? Smile

I've never balanced a tyre, unless asked to do so... never had an issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

who wrote:


Take the wheel off. and take it to a tyre balancer. do a before and after.


Good idea, would be a good test
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rpo83



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ticked another job off the to-do list today...

The original mufflers were not looking to pretty, i have been wondering what would be the best way to bring them back to their best... Ceramic coat, black chrome or just paint? As i now have a deadline, the Festival of Italian Motorcycles on the 12th November, paint was the only choice with the time available...

I really wanted a gloss finish, as that is what i think that is how they left the factory, from what i'd seen of ceramic coatings, they were between satin and matt, an excellent option for the headers... Spending many hours last night researching high temp paints, i decided to chance "Brake Caliper Paint" over exhaust paint, again due to the gloss only being available for calipers with a lower 500 degree heat rating..

So for an hour or so today, i was rubbing 30 years of crud and paint from the mufflers, getting them ready for a few coats of paint.. What a shit dirty job, but at least it is now done, and the mufflers are looking great.

Down the track, once i find out exactly the finish applied at the factory, i may revisit my choice, but for now, the mufflers look great for the festival...

Here are some pics as i know how you all enjoy pics.. Smile


20171030_103843_resized by Motorbike Owner, on Flickr


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Bud977



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. That YB is looking better each time.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First real images of her on her first real ride...




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