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宮城成義 Mr Miyagi my dream bike Kz1000 A1

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#16 PostAuthor: A1John » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:51 pm

just right, not ott

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#17 PostAuthor: Savage » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:58 pm

damien.wrl wrote:Beautiful work but I think I need to keep it factory where they didn’t put that much effort in, it will be hard not to shine up the covers and ends of rocker covers though


I can understand why people prefer to keep their machine as original as possible (especially when it's an investment), but personally I think when you buy a bike it's a blank canvas and it's awaiting the owners personal touch, like the manufacturer's saying here's the 'base' bike now it's over to you to polish it up, do as you see fit to make it yours (because if we did it in the factory the bike would cost considerably more).



I think you've done a good job by the way :bow
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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#18 PostAuthor: damien.wrl » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Another good day, more stripping and cleaning, grease under the chain guard must have been 1/2” thick.. cleaned up really well, bit of paint touching up and a wax tomorrow

Sorry about all the pics but I am having a great time , the bike is amazing , not a show winner but so original ....

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#19 PostAuthor: Kev1R » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:51 pm

Don't apologise for the number of pics
I think it looks great
Just shows what can be done with a little time & effort.

(ok .... a lot of time & effort!)
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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#20 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:41 pm

I think half the fun of owning one of these classic machines is the cleaning/tinkering of it.
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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#21 PostAuthor: glav666 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:09 pm

love the pics keep them coming
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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#22 PostAuthor: AlanB » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm

Great pics Damien - Need to start on mine soon too - Just interested to know What did you use in the end ? Seen something called Belgom Alum metal polish for around £9 - Anyone used this ? cheers all :wow

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#23 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:20 pm

AlanB wrote:Seen something called Belgom Alum metal polish for around £9 - Anyone used this ? cheers all :wow


Great polish but it's more for the outer 'shiny' cases. For the block and barrels you'll need some form of degreaser (Gunk etc) and a light abrasive pad ( Scotchpad etc) to remove the oxidisation from the alloy. You also need a large tub of this....

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#24 PostAuthor: AlanB » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Haha cheers Garry - I'll get some of that in !!

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#25 PostAuthor: hartyb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:47 am

this stuff is really good and leaves a wax deposit that other don't

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belgom-Alu-50 ... 6osbbVtMLw

I think you can get it for less than this add has it at it was the first I found !
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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#26 PostAuthor: damien.wrl » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:26 pm

hartyb wrote:this stuff is really good and leaves a wax deposit that other don't

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belgom-Alu-50 ... 6osbbVtMLw

I think you can get it for less than this add has it at it was the first I found !


Is it a cutting polish?? I want original silver not mirror finish ...

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#27 PostAuthor: hartyb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:07 pm

I am not sure, very like autosol but not as aggressive its a fluid rather that the payst that auto sole is
I always feel its half the work for very much the same result and lasts and lasts

I do the Bonneville cases from time to time with it and the wheels :D

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Re: My dream bike .. kz1000 A1

#28 PostAuthor: damien.wrl » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:01 pm

Nearly done, sprayed the underside of the mudguards hamerite smooth silver , looks better than the rust, almost all back together , just a final coat of wax and some number plates if dvla will sort out their shizzle ..
For those who were interested in the cleaning, I came across a cheap top tip... bit of degreaser and a scrub with aluminium foil works wonders, even on rust in chrome ...

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Almost there ....it’s too knocked about to have had a rebuild in the last 20 years so pretty convinced it looks a genuine 4K miler... love it

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Re: 宮城成義 Mr Miyagi my dream bike Kz1000 A1

#29 PostAuthor: Philippe » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 pm

Hi Damien
B E A U T I F U L L B I K E !!!!
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Re: 宮城成義 Mr Miyagi my dream bike Kz1000 A1

#30 PostAuthor: damien.wrl » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:06 pm

Thanks Philippe , can’t believe it’s mine.


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