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Re: My Eff-too

#16 Post by JonW » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:55 pm

I picked up a set of front (I believe, as they have short wires) indicators from a chap in the UK:

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And these are the pics of my dented tank... not cheap but its been dipped and doesn't have any holes that I can see. Some might question the wisdom of repairing this football, and certainly paying up for the privilege, but in Aus there are seriously zero N/F2 tanks around now.

Its dented on the top, an easy'ish fix I would hope.

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Depth over the dent:

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...and the other way:

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And also on the right hand side... less easy of a fix, this must have been a big hit as its gone all the way up and messed up the roll over the top and side edges where the steel is actually very strong due to the fold.

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Across the dent:

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...and the other way:

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Re: My Eff-too

#17 Post by hondaror » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:35 am

You should be able to blow much of that out.
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#18 Post by JonW » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:18 am

I hadnt considered doing that, but I guess with this shape of tank its possible. hmm...
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Re: My Eff-too

#19 Post by South_Oz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 pm

Hey Jon, Ya got a buff? :smt023

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Re: My Eff-too

#20 Post by critchlg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 pm

A bit of T-cut....
I've seen you work wonders on worse Jon.

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#21 Post by JonW » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks Dave and Gavin (good to see you posting on here!).

Wont be any progress on this for a while as Im going to do some small jobs on my LC next week, but watch this space...
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Re: My Eff-too

#22 Post by hondaror » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:38 am

You and I have a lot on the go. I'm working on finishing up my motorcycle mechanic apprenticeship to add to my small list of qualifications. Still going to be a while until I get back at some progress on my bikes. Have to build a money raiser for my son.
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#23 Post by JonW » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am

Yeah life gets in the way of any project, its worse when you have several LOL!
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#24 Post by hondaror » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:59 pm

I like to say one at a time. Let's be real here, it never works like that. You motor along really well on something, and then the "holy grail" elusive part comes along and messes with your finances/budget, and space, because now you have to pull out the project that needed the part, and voila, your priorities have changed. As you say Jon, then life sticks it's head in the mix.
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#25 Post by gpaddict » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:51 pm

hondaror wrote:I like to say one at a time. Let's be real here, it never works like that. You motor along really well on something, and then the "holy grail" elusive part comes along and messes with your finances/budget, and space, because now you have to pull out the project that needed the part, and voila, your priorities have changed. As you say Jon, then life sticks it's head in the mix.
This is about as true as it gets! Also, I don't think you're a true "project" guy, unless you're planning, and gathering for three projects ahead!
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#26 Post by hondaror » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:05 pm

I guess I am, with 14 at hand. Most need to be simultainiously attacked in order to sort all the parts, and know what is needed to complete the tasks.
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#27 Post by JonW » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 pm

so many true things said :)
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81 RD350LC Resto
82 RD 421 LC Hybrid
82 RD 250 '51L' YPVS LC
83 RZ350 LC2 Resto
85 RZ350 F1 Resto
84 RZ500 Resto
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Re: My Eff-too

#28 Post by Zedixe13 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Better have a dented tank than rusted , just open the bottom .

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Re: My Eff-too

#29 Post by hondaror » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:58 am

That's the way, uh uh, uh uh, I like it, uh uh, uh uh!

Although, the fibreglass tanks are much lighter, and don't dent. But they don't like ethanol.

The US has 20% ethanol in their pump gas.'
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#30 Post by JonW » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 am

Hmm, id rather not cut the bottom out of any of my tanks, I'll try the PDR route first :)

No GRP tanks for me, the thought of the increasing sales of ethanol scares me and I like steel or plastic better.
My Projects:
see them all at www.2smoked.com

80 XT500 Supermoto!
81 RD350LC Resto
82 RD 421 LC Hybrid
82 RD 250 '51L' YPVS LC
83 RZ350 LC2 Resto
85 RZ350 F1 Resto
84 RZ500 Resto
86 RZ350 F2 Hybrid

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