My next one, maybe

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My next one, maybe

Post by SP_BOTT » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi, going to be havings a go at this over the next few months, bought it quite cheaply as it is seized, but had a really nice C3 fairing/exhausts etc fitted, and also 1s parts as can be seen. Depending on what the engine reveals, it might end up a breaker.

Why would the engine lock the back wheel with it in gear and clutch lever in, does that point to the gearbox? Did poke my finger in the exhaust ports, and couldn't feel any mashed pistons, big ends seized???

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by Luders » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:37 am

Could be an issue with the transmission

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Post by SP_BOTT » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:12 pm

Was hoping it could possibly be the clutch plates stuck together, in no hurry to do this, so see what appears when I get the engine out later this week, are there any weak points of the KR?

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by SP_BOTT » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:42 pm

Not as easy as expected...
engine out
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As you can see, both cylinders full of oil/water etc, it was the LH big end that was solid although other side not much better :)
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Is it worth sending this off for a rebuild? or chances of getting a S/H crank in useable condition? I'm assuming everything will be k###ed on this crank and will cost more than a quick bearing change on a used one??

Anyone got one for sale? are they hard to get hold of?
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Post by nikfubar » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Get a quote from these guys, they have a good reputation & did my triple crank re-build.

https://www.pjme.co.uk/acatalog/Crank_S ... lding.html

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Post by SP_BOTT » Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Well forgot i'd started a thread, so a very slow update, to roughly where I am now, still haven't sorted the engine, but done some cosmetic stuff, (and got a few other projects on the go at the same time)

As you can see the wheel paint was virtually worn away on front and rear wheels.
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So time to polish the rims
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Discs also very dull, slightly rusted, and the coating had no real colour to it any more.
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Stripped, painted, re-zinced and ready to fit
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Post by SP_BOTT » Thu May 12, 2016 9:42 pm

Decided to hand paint the frame, as it was badly chipped, dented in a few places, and powdercoating wouldn't hide any of the damage, it's not mint, but much more presentable. top yoke finish replicated, forks replaced with some better ones I had, bottoms were factory finished with cheapo green scourers.

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Awaiting a rear tyre, and then I'll have a rolling chassis to move about, got a cheapo shock on another KR, (can't remember the make) stripped it down, it had no leaks, so repainted the spring, cleaned and assembled.

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by podman » Fri May 13, 2016 7:51 pm

Thats looking a lot, lot better already mate, keep up the good work! =D>

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by SP_BOTT » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:05 pm

Well two years later, been doing stuff on and off, got several more projects on the go too, and little room to throw stuff around, so it's been at the back of the shed.

Bagged a JMC arm from fleabay, which fitted fairly easily, but needed a professional polish as it was a bit manky. Futted a new tyre, and eventually has a rolling chassis. Also fitted one of the fleabay rear discs.
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Then refubed all the calipers, with new seals and paint.
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Got the engine back together, after giving it a clean and paint
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KIPS arms and joints were totally worn so got some cheapo alloy items from an RC car, and had to make a stainless arm as one broke on disassembly.
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Engine in with nearly all re-zinced bolts/kickstart etc. Headlight brackets ready to fit a round headlight rather than the original square unit.
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That's just about up to date now, but it's always easier to work on once you can move it around the shed, or outside.
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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by 500bernie » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:10 am

Very nice =D> =D> =D>
Keep the photos coming
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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by podman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Great stuff mate, thats really neat thinking on the kips linkages!

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by Binetta Steve » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 am

It might have taken a while, but its cracking along well now. As above the Kips solution looks really neat.

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by Gerrit » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:27 am

I ilke the swingarm! Is JMC still in business? I haven't been able to find their website- if they ever had one.
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Post by Binetta Steve » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:26 pm

Gerrit wrote:I ilke the swingarm! Is JMC still in business? I haven't been able to find their website- if they ever had one.
Here you go

http://www.streetfightersbydesign.com/s ... arm_pg.htm

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Re: My next one, maybe

Post by SP_BOTT » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:38 pm

Thanks for the comments, Must admit, never knew JMC were still in business, (if it's th same people with an up to date website, looks to have gone to the USA, customer sevice was reported as being 'shocking' at best)

Need a lot more parts, might fit an R6 shock, just to jack the back end up a bit. It's jut a doer-upper, (not a mint resto) as the fairing mounts have snapped of, so will need time to sort out headlight and clocks of some sort.
Onwards slowly :)

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