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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #210 on: December 30, 2020, 05:01:24 AM »
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.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #211 on: December 30, 2020, 05:40:19 AM »
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.

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Ok that seems to make sense, but I do intend to repaint the castings in silver like my Norge.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #212 on: January 03, 2021, 05:52:51 AM »
Those cylinder heads need to go back to bare metal, would break up the black for sure.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #213 on: January 03, 2021, 12:51:30 PM »
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...




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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #213 on: January 03, 2021, 12:51:30 PM »

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« Reply #214 on: January 03, 2021, 02:07:25 PM »
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 ?

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Re: V85 facelift
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #216 on: January 03, 2021, 08:25:45 PM »
I really like what you have done so far, I wouldn't strip the paint off the engine though, the black hides the dirt.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #217 on: January 04, 2021, 06:12:55 AM »
Looks better than I imagined.
What does the engine and gearbox look like in the same colour as the swingarm ?

I'm not really practiced in that kind of editing but...





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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #218 on: January 05, 2021, 05:28:53 AM »
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.
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They work.. :thumb:





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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #219 on: January 20, 2021, 05:32:39 AM »
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...
« Last Edit: January 20, 2021, 08:41:02 AM by Huzo »

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #220 on: January 20, 2021, 07:43:14 AM »
Instagram doesn't work for me. Can it be done while still on the bike by a dummy?
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #221 on: January 20, 2021, 08:43:45 AM »
Instagram doesn't work for me. Can it be done while still on the bike by a dummy?
Would be possibly doable, but I donít know why you would purposely make it harder.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #222 on: January 26, 2021, 11:04:36 PM »
I took the crappy carbon guard off the Zard can.
Also the metallic badge thing. I thought it looked like something from a decomissioned Bulgarian circus cart..



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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #223 on: February 05, 2021, 04:24:12 PM »
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #224 on: February 05, 2021, 05:28:23 PM »
Any concerns about porosity from a motor or gearbox stripped of 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.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #225 on: February 05, 2021, 05:30:45 PM »
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.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2021, 01:22:19 PM »
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...
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #227 on: April 13, 2021, 02:02:38 PM »
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  :undecided:). 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?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 02:03:36 PM by egschade »
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #228 on: April 13, 2021, 02:21:26 PM »
Now that you've put this out I'm starting to agree that the pull Is a bit heavy (thanks a lot  :undecided:). 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?
Maybe it was unnecessary, but I did a throttle re learn anyway.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #229 on: April 13, 2021, 08:31:13 PM »
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...
So I missed something.  Why did you cut the screws?  Why not just unscrew them?
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #230 on: April 13, 2021, 09:54:01 PM »
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
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #231 on: April 14, 2021, 02:26:06 AM »
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
Thatís almost exactly right.
However, the pins wind in on a thread and have a toothed clip hidden down a hole. Once the pin is cut, half will fall out and the other half can be wound out.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #232 on: April 28, 2021, 03:42:36 PM »
Iím not going to do this, but I thought it wasnít too bad a styling exercise and nice workmanship.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #233 on: April 28, 2021, 08:04:23 PM »
Nice workmanship. Wonder if we'll see this racing cowl / number plate on eBay some day.
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« Reply #234 on: April 28, 2021, 08:44:28 PM »
Nice workmanship. Wonder if we'll see this racing cowl / number plate on eBay some day.
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