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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#61 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:53 am

I think I do hate doing switch gear ...virtually every screw seized , alloy eaten by brake fluid crystallisation
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#62 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:56 am

Stupid I know , but I like the plastic coating on levers , it’s actually better in use as well
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#63 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:23 pm

Excellent tip there Ray to retain that original look.
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#64 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:23 pm

Ahh well the switches are on their way one to finish , I would have used a set of replicas as it would be easier but on these the wiring goes inside the bar and it has a hazard switch , new starter button from zpower arrived yesterday 20hrs after ordering- g8 service Phil
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#65 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:26 pm

Big Fluff wrote:Excellent tip there Ray to retain that original look.

Yeah probably a bit sad really ! Even worse when doing up the switch gear I noticed all the tiny anti slip ribs on the buttons had 40 yrs of grit and grime - so I cleaned them out ..
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#66 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:38 pm

Slowly getting through the dross , the battery box was appalling got that stripped and primed with acid etch , top fairing bracket was green but brought the nickel back , minging Speedo drive cleaned up ok , all in all a day of muck , paint stripper and de-ox bath, rolling chassis with engine later this week
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#67 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:58 pm

Ahead of schedule this week - rolling chassis now , starts to see the end in sight
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#68 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:28 pm

some progress
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#69 PostAuthor: Mathh » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:33 pm

Beautiful project!

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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#70 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:27 am

Mathh wrote:Beautiful project!


thanks - it had seen better days and sat in my garage since I bought her , 10 yrs ago - so it was sell or do what I had planned to - so far around 180 hrs in it
I bought from a car garage who had emptied tins of alu spray paint over everything and painted the nuts gloss black....
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#71 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:14 am

Signs of life, thank god for a replica z1000 harness from zpower the original was shot
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#72 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:45 pm

More bits on , found a dyna ignition sender that I bought from Z power in 2005 :D , must have lost it ! anyway that was meant to be , coils are knackered - leads rusted in and snapped - (note the silver paint from the previous artists attempts at spraying the whole bile to tidy it up) , but had a set of emgo coils stuffed in the same cupboard which will be fine for now :) . painted clock bottoms, primed and gloss black , got all the bits now to fit to make sparks , new hsr 42mmMik comes later this week I hope. Orederd a short throttle cable but it will need the longer version due to the position of the carb, one thing I notice about Rickmans is that the wiring harness from the ignition switch from the block connector is to short to get the block connectors into the headlamp - they go tight on full lock .. which isnt that much anyway
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#73 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:43 pm

Keep at it Ray, it's a sterling effort you've put in.
Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh in a couple of weeks time :roll:
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#74 PostAuthor: RAYZ1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:38 pm

Big Fluff wrote:Keep at it Ray, it's a sterling effort you've put in.
Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh in a couple of weeks time :roll:
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I must admit to wanting to see the back of it soon , nearly there though , got sparks tonight on 1 & 4 didn't bother testing 2/3 . buffed up all the nickel on the brake and gear levers, there was some bits of nickel worn through or chipped but managed to plate them in a small bath , inc the grotty indicator brackets - infact everything on this bike has been grotty or messed up ! got a little plaque where S&S had cut off the side stand lug to allow for the silencer to be tucked in , its a bit different from the prototype silencer, sits closer in
Hope the carb might be here this week, just emailed Steve at Motocarb , zpower are sending me up a couple of throttle cables , so may get this thing started when your up ??

Footnote ; just had an email from moto carb, it’s at the post office ,do I have everything to get it started , just got to strip the wastegste , I will set low . I see the Z1rtc manual suggested you redline the bike at standstill to set the boost - really ?
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Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

#75 PostAuthor: GuyHughes » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:49 am

RAYZ1 wrote:I think I do hate doing switch gear ...virtually every screw seized , alloy eaten by brake fluid crystallisation


Whats the black paint you are using for the switch gear? I have some to do and want to get the right stuff, (not high gloss).
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