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    78 sr500 build/piece together - something to keep me busy

    So I thought I would start a post here, might keep me moving forward plus a way for me to vent at my frustrations, and everyone else to point out the obvious solutions.

    I have had it for about a month now with not much really going on with it. I have been trying to set up my shed a bit more among doing 50-60 hr weeks. I have done some basic checks tho there is more to do. I have managed to build a basic work bench and give it a coat of paint which has made it alot easier to tinker on. Not sure weather to throw a steel plate over the top or maybe a laminate one... but that can wait for now.
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    So since I was a bit limited on time I read http://www.sr500forum.com/vbforum/up...1-Tired-Chrome and thought why not. I had a spare headlight shroud that was pretty rusty.
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    The back cleaned up pretty quickly and well but the inside was a different story. I let it soak for a few days and gave it some more elbow grease but nothing really outstanding.

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    I did find out that work has a media blasting cabinet and I know a couple of guys have used it for their projects so I should be good to utilize that, just have to ask, and find the time.
    Last edited by vish; 02-10-2018 at 12:11 AM.

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    So since davedunsboro was kind enough to let me borrow his engine stand, along with painting the workbench I thought I would test my welding skills out and try and make one on a quiet day at work. Well my welding skills still suck but its holding together with structural grade paint.

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    I also recieved my first batch of goodies. Carby rebuild kit, twin feed oil line kit and also a spare oil filter kit
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    Last edited by vish; 02-10-2018 at 12:12 AM.

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    Well as per my introduction, I purchased the bike knowing that the engine may need a rebuild. The day I picked it up Dave kicked it over on the engine stand and got around 75psi with a pressfit compression tested.

    I managed to borrow one and thought I would double check these numbers.

    First few attempts averaged something like this....

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    Thats no good so in with some oil.
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    So looks like she might have to come to pieces. I might just double check the valves as the first time I tried it I didnt know where the timing marks were, but they seemed pretty close to spec. But in this in mind I purchased some more goodies.
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    Oh wow you have a dream garage. What would Im do with all that space?

    For rust removal I use this product.

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    It works like a charm. I'm sure you have something equivalent in your neighbourhood. Very gentle & environmentally friendly.

    Steve

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    Cheers Steve.

    All that space just means I have more crap to collect. I actually had moved the trailer out so I could move things around. A mate was talking to me the other day that a bloke he knew might be looking to move on some bikes similar condition to mine for similar prices. So that might fill it up too .

    On other notes I was cleaning motorbike parts in the kitchen sink the other day.
    Needless to say but I do live alone

    Might be something quick and simple I can do before stripping the engine or carby.

    Edit: looks like we have it available in Aus so I might go get some tomorrow
    Last edited by vish; 02-10-2018 at 04:55 AM.

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    Vish,

    I’m sure you won’t have any issues with the ambient temp being too cold but it needs to be at least 20c to work.
    I used it on my tank & it turned out spotless. The stuff doesn’t even smell.

    Steve

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