Time for some tlc on mine

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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by fred » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:33 pm

i can only find single lip seals . i will order some jb weld and i can etch the shafts so it sticks well , and thought i would try sealed bearings and sort 2 problems out , 8mm id x 14mm os x 4mm wide ,more surface area to stop everything rattling about ,hopefully .£10 for 10,we will see. ile have a look tomorrow to see if there is enough meat to counter bore into the seats to have a bearing and seal
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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by c&c » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Did you get the barrels replated.?
I"ll take the wine,you can have the bread.

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Post by fred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:26 pm

These are good barrels I bought off Alex Hutchinson years ago. I must have 4 pairs of matching barrels to send off to poeton aptec to get repaired and plated, but not yet,
Just bought some Power Maxed steel epoxy to repair the wear on the kips valves. See how it goes.
And just posting a lower exhaust bracket off to a Andrew Lewis that did Bonnerville on his Kr. Will have a read up on that later. Cheers
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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by fred » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:53 pm

Let's see how this goes
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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by 500bernie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:38 pm

Nice work Fred, looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Post by KR-1R » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 pm

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the KIPS oil seal (92049-1238) is still available from Kawasaki ¥500 each - about £3.30 :shock:
common with the KX85 apparently
http://www.kawasaki-motors.com/for_user ... g/Estimate

probably why you are looking to improve robustness and save money at same time - if the finished tolerance on the stems is close enough, would you even need seals on top of sealed bearings?
to copy one thing is plagiarism - to copy two things is called research

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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by fred » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:00 am

That's my thinking. Mine have always danced and bounced about a bit

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Post by fred » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm

They fit sound. I'm going to pop the old rubber seals above the bearing as a damper and to stop the bearing floating. Took up all the sloppiness.
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Post by 500bernie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:29 pm

A brilliant upgrade Fred 8)
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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by c&c » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Clever..🎓🎓
I"ll take the wine,you can have the bread.

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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by dandan0162 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:32 am

Thats a good idea with the valves Fred, I have several that are worn ill give it a try👍do you thi k any oil will be able to escape tho?, let me know how they perform cheers dan

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Post by fred » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 am

I'll use a little Heldite sealer (used for petrol and diesel sealing over ptfe pipe joints) around the stem and on the outer race. I will pop the old seal above just as a damper, on a spare head I need to tig weld a snapped ring Mark up in the squish area so will remove the steel sleeves and counter bore in 3mm so a bearing and seal will properly fit. But that's a way off yet

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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by steve@safetystep.com » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:34 pm

Hi Fred
Thanks for the post.
I am down in New Zealand and have a KR1 (88) on the build for track only use. Not many KR1 guys down this way, lots of TZr's and RGV's.
Interested to read in a post above that you have cutting files for 'S' chambers. Would you consider sharing those files with me so I can have a set made down here? I have been trying for months to get specifications so I can build a set and avoid the big cost of jollies etc.
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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by fred » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:48 pm

Yeah. No problem. Buy us some beer if ever I visit some of my friends down there that ffed off from the UK when Maggie thatcher brought the poll tax in. Send me a email in a message and ile send the files over..

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Re: Time for some tlc on mine

Post by fred » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:58 pm

My rebuild only stopped because of a stripped thread in the head. Helicoil tap for 99p and a order of some inserts. I will do a test on some scrap first. I wonder what torque it would take to wreck it? I received a winter heating payment of £140 so it's time to stich them expansion Chambers together. I've been busy helping mates with other projects.

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