Marmite #2

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Re: Marmite #2

Post by pookie » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:19 pm

At least you won't lose it in a crowd of bikes, I like this pic of my kr-1 taken at the ace cafe kawasaki day, the kr-1 stands out amongst the drab, boring coloured bikes.

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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:20 pm

Yesterday the Fella came to collect his one set of pipes and I decided to keep the GP style pipes for this build, aswell as being different I hope I will avoid the side stand and chain clearance issues with side by side pipes

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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:53 pm

Hi Martin
It will look great (do you want those pipes mirror polishing?)
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:04 pm

Hello Bernie

I like the more restrained "brushed" look :P

Some folks do think it's sacrilege to polish out the weld burns though
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:10 pm

Marmite and your Triumph don't look restrained [-X
Anything but :wink:

My black finger is waiting :oops:
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:22 am

Well I must have meant , not mirror polished :wink:

Triumph's were already done but I did hand polish Marmite #1 but not at the backs where you can't see them :lol:

Was going to get the frame powdercoated but need to keep the frame number so it can be read easily as it needs registering but maybe have it sprayed ?
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:07 am

High Gloss black [-o<
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:16 am

SATIN :mrgreen:
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:32 pm

headcoats wrote:SATIN :mrgreen:
Nooooooo
Even when it is done well, it still looks like a botched attempt at gloss #-o
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:03 am

Got the 2 frames ready for the welders now,well he is going to have a look at them

Got to start the ball rolling again :roll:

German frame just needs the fork lock stops modifying and a bit of strengthening around the swing arm pivot and a bit of repair to the bottom of the frame stem but the UK frame which I have the log book for (easiest way to get it on the road) needs

Lock stops modded
Swingarm pivot strengthened
Front engine mount cross tube repaired
New tube welded in centre stand section
side stand bracket area repaired and bracket re welded back on
Rear side panel grommet pegs re welded back on
Engine tie bar brackets fabricated and welded into place
Small dent in rear subframe tube filler brazed or welded
Sheared bolt removed from mudguard underside bracket

Seems a lot now I have typed it out :shock: #-o but gone are the days of scrapping these frames (and petrol tanks)

Worse case scenario will be to get the German frame done and then get it UK registered and get the UK registered frame repaired bit by bit :-k
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:39 am

Hi Martin
Sounds like it would be easier and cheaper to take a welding course and buy a second hand welding set. :shock:
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:36 pm

It was cheaper and easier when I had my mate Lee to do the welding, but since he met his new woman he's on another planet :lol:
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:29 pm

Wow how long has this been :shock:
I get the frames from the welders on Friday

Then got to decide if to just paint or powdercoat frame

Just noticed it was a whole year since last post :oops:

Just thought 2 frames, 2 builds ?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :lol:
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by headcoats » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:53 pm

Got frames back from welders and one is a UK frame with log book and the other a German frame with German log book and Nova cert.




Problem is both numbers are correct but just so faint that any powdercoat or paint will pretty much obscure them :(




Would it be unwise to re punch the numbers clearer ?

I guess you would need exactly the right stamps and be very accurate ?
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Re: Marmite #2

Post by 500bernie » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 am

Take a series of detailed photos.
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