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Do you expect the engine to leak if I change the colour ?
No, but stripping the original paint does risk oil leaks, not a massive risk but it's there. Even repainting after stripping you need to bare in mind that a significant part of the factory painting process is to mitigate porosity issues. I've dealt with these casting porosity issues a lot over the years including the Daytona/Centy engines. Ciao
I've liked your changes to your V85 Huzo.Ever since I saw the new upcoming V7 with a new headlight, I've wondered what it might look like on your bike.This is really poorly and quickly done but...
Looks better than I imagined.What does the engine and gearbox look like in the same colour as the swingarm ?
Had a look this morning and did this..With the front wheel IN LINE it became possible to manipulate the packers to align the spots and get them in line with the headlights.Now they look like this.I donít think Iíd put my vernier on them, but they will do until a night time run is done.
Instagram doesn't work for me. Can it be done while still on the bike by a dummy?
Any concerns about porosity from a motor or gearbox stripped of it's paint could easily be addressed with PJ1 case paint. They used to sell it in gloss and satin clear, as well as silver, etc. Stripped and painted several XS1100 engines over the years and used this to good effect.
Not a facelift thing, but an improvement I think..Iím of the opinion that the twist grip on the V85 is unnecessarily heavy.Just letting anyone whoís interested know, that I had a new one on the shelf and performed some home surgery on it with a view to making it lighter in itís action.I ran a small blade through the joint line and cut the connecting screw/s that hold the halves together. Upon separation of the halves, it became apparent that the spring has about one and a half turns of preload on it, I reduced the pre load to half a turn and needless to say, the action is now nice and light.Before you ask, yes the twist grip snaps shut when you release it. Hereís the modified one...
Not a facelift thing, but an improvement I think..Iím of the opinion that the twist grip on the V85 is unnecessarily heavy.Just letting anyone whoís interested know, that I had a new one on the shelf and performed some home surgery on it with a view to making it lighter in itís action.I reduced the pre load to half a turn and needless to say, the action is now nice and light.Before you ask, yes the twist grip snaps shut when you release it. Hereís the modified one...
Now that you've put this out I'm starting to agree that the pull Is a bit heavy (thanks a lot ). I put some Biltwell Renegade grips on my V85 which have a larger diameter so maybe that will help. The modification looks straightforward enough though a bit fiddly. Did you have to re-calibrate the throttle when you were done?
So I missed something. Why did you cut the screws? Why not just unscrew them?
Huzo said that the OEM throttle uses glued/pressed pins, not screws. He cut the pins, drilled them out and replaced with screws when he re-assembled the throttle
Nice workmanship. Wonder if we'll see this racing cowl / number plate on eBay some day.
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