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  1. Soda blasted engine

    Transalp
    Today I had my engine soda blasted, here is the result. I like it, the surface is clean and smooth, ready for painting. Before: After:
  2. Soda blasting

    Tools
    After many useful posts on this excellent forum, I had a go at blasting with soda. I came to the conclusion that in order to the old beemer back to any sort of order would require me to spend endless hours with wire discs, emery cloth etc. But chapeeeeeezzz, this soda blasting is really the...
  3. Just found a brilliant DIY TV channel

    Mechanical Advice
    This is great - I need to buy a compressor now Ep 16: DIY soda blasting – build your own rig! at Garage Night The one on prepping aluminium is going to be employed on my wheels...
  4. Wheel Cleaning

    Africa Twin
    Looking for advice on finishing off the wheels - done a search and not really got a clear answer - minor pitting on the silver rims and I am thinking of a good clean followed by autosol to get rid of as much as possible - then what as in my experience the rim will start furring up almost...
  5. A whole new level of Boredom

    Chatter
    I apologise in advance for this thread, if any of my fellow mods feel it is offensive please remove it :D:D Not the most domestic girlie but have been home very bored for the last couple of weeks sat down to watch the Hairy Bikers and fancied one of the dishes so i gave it a go. It's kind of...
  6. Hafren Rally.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Wow! I'm sort of just back, still buzzing! It went a bit like this: Sat pm, do School Christmas Fete, buy Cristmas tree, find its too big, buy new Christmas tree, get humpy 'cos all the daylight is going. Load up the bike and set off for Wales about 4-30. (Dark!) Get to Llandiloes about 8-30...
  7. How to clean the coolant reservoir bottle ?

    Africa Twin
    Anyone got any good tips on cleaning the reservoir bottle :?: Mines a bit dirty inside and would like to give it a really good clean Caustic soda :?: Vinegar :?: or something else :?:
  8. Helmet interior cleaning.

    Helmets
    Anyone know of any type of helmet interior cleaner available here? (e.g. Motorex's Helmet Care or equivalent) Or, anyone have any useful homemade recipes for the same purpose? (Have heard that a weak solution of baking soda in water with a bit of disinfectant, might be okay when sprayed on and...
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