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  1. NX650 Oil Strainer Removal

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone taken the oil strainer out of the bottom of their frame? Tried removing it yesterday, so i could check it, and get frame ready for powder coat, but could not get it to undo. Tried interlocking two spanners to get a higher torque, but still no joy. Any tips on removal???
  2. Getting Frame ready for powder coat

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says, im busy getting frame ready for powder coat. Does any one know what size fittings can be used to plug oil ways to keep out the bead blast. Or any other ideas of things i can use??
  3. Paint or powder coat?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all . Starting rebuild RD04 Need recondition ... frame is rusted to f**k nothing new . Was wondering what's best way to go powdercoating or painting ? Or is there anything else ? Val 2 bikes , twice is happy
  4. Hi Viz (Polite Notice) Vests

    Product Reviews
    Anybody seen these? Polite notice waistcoat test I've ordered one today. Winter months can be a nightmare on the roads without the numpties. One point missed by most people making comments about 'lookalike wannabie' is the fact if you come off your bike on a country lane or unlit road. Your...
  5. Powder coat or paint

    XL
    Hi Im stripping my LMF engine tomorrow and plan to either paint or powder coat it ....... any ideas or suggestions as to which one to go for ?
  6. powder coat spokes?

    Africa Twin
    Can you powder coat wheel spokes - my rims are shot but the spokes are just dirty.
  7. flexible paint

    Africa Twin
    anyone used this? rear shock spring....can't decide whether to powder-coat (cracking?) or get it blasted 7 dip in this. Plastidip Red Flexible Paint 429ml Can Plasti-Dip | eBay
  8. Powder coating Vs Hammerite spray on

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm rushing & prep'ing a frame for a rebuild for next week and have just been offered a powdercoating for free on top of the bead blasting service a local garage offers. I've got tons of Hammerite spray so I can easily do 3 - 5 layers. But can anyone conclusively say if perhaps a powdercoating...
  9. rear shock,

    Africa Twin
    Not in any rush, but i've a spare swing arm (to powder coat?) and was wondering is it possible/easy to remove/paint the spring on the rear suspension, & if so... what with... spring! crack! thanks.
  10. Help Clutch

    Africa Twin
    Hi I've just put my A/T back together after a complete strip down, powder coat and rebuilt but i am having problems with the clutch cable, which ever way i'am routing it it seems to long and i can't get the slack out of it any suggestions PS I didn't remove it:thumbup:
  11. Warmest Armoured biking clothes

    Helmets
    I am looking for some info on bike gloves, Coat, trousers, gloves and boots, could any one please advise which are the warmest brand for winter biking? Thanks.
  12. Honda xr400 repaint/powder coat frame

    XR
    I have recently bought an xr400 which I would like to strip down to powder coat/repaint the frame. Are there any tips/techincal sections or do's and don'ts that anyone can offer please? I am considering using one of these two firms unless anyone knows better? Windridge Coatings – Powder coat...
  13. New coat for the Slapper

    Transalp
    Hi all Done a few mods to the bike to finish off a few things that were outstanding from my initial conversion. See here. Rear hugger fitted and 4 pot front calipers being the main things. Oh and repainted
  14. new clutch plates.... soak or coat with oil ??

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, i'm gonna fit new clutch plates to my RD03 in the next couple of days but i need to know if i have to soak them in engine oil for a period of time before installation or just coat with oil when installing them ?? Thanks
  15. Elite Engineering - They'll powder coat anything!

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Just wanted to pass on a good word about Elite Engineering in Aintree, Liverpool. They shot blasted and powder coated the footpeg hangers / heelguards on my triumph for £20 all in! They used a black epoxy based coating that is really strong and scratch resistant, and they are full of advice and...
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