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V50 III refresh project

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Antietam Classic Cycle:

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How does a hard plastic surface seal? I.e. how is it different from not using a gasket at all?



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I've never tried the 3D printed one myself, I just assumed that it's printed in a more pliable plastic. The original didn't do the greatest job after a few years, so I just leave it out. One could be cut out of thin rubber, foam or even gasket material. 

jamesfjamesf:
I'm on the fence regarding painting the swingarm and wheels or just leaving them aluminum colored after blasting off the light blue color. Has anyone stripped the cast aluminum wheels and just left them uncoated? How bad do they get? Is Alumaclear a decent low effort coating?

thanks,
jim




Pescatore:
I had the swingarm on my V65 blasted and powder coated.
The hardest decision was what color paint to pick.
The swingarm gets hit with road dirt and the powder coating is holding up well.
The shop I used didn't cover all the holes well enough, so I had to chase the pivot pin threads with a tap.
I would use paint stripper instead of blasting.


I've been thinking about doing the rims as well, but a good cleaning and buffing will do it for me.

jamesfjamesf:
The parts are back from the powder coater. I shoud have gone with my first color instinct of a darker red, but this color matched the V7 Sport pictures I saw, and it's called "Tomato Red", so....

Got the steering head assembled with new bearings into the old races, which I swapped top for bottom. Feels fine, no notches.

The ujoint had some play so I had to order one. If I were smarter I'd have checked it when I disassembled it rather than tonight during reassembly. I found one at http://www.theujointstore.com, hopefully it shows up in reasonable time. Weather was nice here for a few days so I'm getting impatient even though the body parts are probably 3 weeks out.

Someone added extra washers to the rear drive to swingarm connection. I looked on Schnoor's website and the smaller ones (13mm o.d.) are spec'd for M8 bolts. No idea why the 15mm ones were also on there. Has anyone seen this?

jim






Antietam Classic Cycle:

--- Quote from: jamesfjamesf on March 16, 2024, 06:26:15 PM ---Someone added extra washers to the rear drive to swingarm connection. I looked on Schnoor's website and the smaller ones (13mm o.d.) are spec'd for M8 bolts. No idea why the 15mm ones were also on there. Has anyone seen this?

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The flat washers are so that the schnorr washers don't embed themselves into the soft alloy swingarm.

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