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  1. New mudguard.

    Dominator / FMX
    I just found this aluminium mudguard at a british bike breakers for a tenner. Lots of polishing required to make it look like new. Just need to suss out a bracket for it. :thumbup: One less job on the list of things to finish my project.:D 400 grit wet and dry then a polishing mop on my drill...
  2. london metal polishers

    Chatter
    can anyone recomend a metal polisher in london - I need a zxr 400 top yoke polishing!
  3. Bash plate shine.

    Africa Twin
    Whats the best stuff to use on the bash plate to get it looking like a mirror. I've used this oven paste on truck fuel tanks, but their Ally. Is something like Autosol Sovol the best stuff to use? I've accuired some nice new shiney Allen bolts for the bash plate. Mine has a few missing, so got...
  4. Have parts changed from 1998-2003?

    XR
    My mate has some parts from an xr he used to own, namely a stock carb and l/r handside engine covers Question is will the covers fit my 2003 and will the carb be the same? Thinking of polishing up the coverand having them as spares
  5. Polishing !!

    Mechanical Advice
    I've just bought a Remus silencer on ebay (cheap cheap) but it has corrosion on the main body. I tried to polish it out with autosol but that made no difference, it looks like it might have a coating of laquer and that's what has 'gone off'. Any ideas how I can return it to nearly new ...
  6. Painting and blasting services looking for some recommendations..also clutch?

    Africa Twin
    I have a 1994 RD07 which I'm taking to bits to replace the countershaft + bearing(very worn splines). I would quite like to repaint it in later model blue (PB 273M) and red (R127?) RD07A colours. Can anyone recommend someone who does good work in the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire etc...
  7. Polishing up/painting - Help required

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi I have a vara 125 and since I have had it, more scratches seem to be appearing. I think that the shop I bought it from must have covered these up with something. The bits I am noticed are the exhaust cover, and the fairings. it is the grey colour. Does anyone know where to get the...
  8. Did a bit of polishing ,Tony

    Africa Twin
  9. Silencer Polishing

    Africa Twin
    The silencer on my RD07 is looking at bit tired so I am considdering giving it a polish using a polishing kit,I have tried a small area to see what it looks like, comes up great but a different colour to the orriginal. Is there some kind of coatng on the silencer or is it some kind of oxidation...
  10. Powdercoting, wheel building, Anodising, Polishing etc

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Griff's Reality Motor Works. top work, made my wheels look ace and the belly pan. have had good polishing and one-off parts made for my Harley in the past. Bristol 0117 9042339
  11. Polishing!?!?

    Mechanical Advice
    I am going to spend some quality time with my bike and want to polish the shiny bits (or at least the bits that are supposed to be shiny!) back to a nice lustre! bits to do:- 1) Exhaust - Remus jobbie - pretty shiny but could shine better!! 2) Bash Guard - very dull and crappy looking 3)...
  12. Polishing Aluminium

    Africa Twin
    I was trying to clean my sumpgaurd the other night with some very fine steelwool and WD40 and it is better than it was. Anybody have expierence polishing Alu? Where can I buy the polishing soap bars and some wheels to fit on a 4" grinder? It's either that or getting it anodised or coated black.
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