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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby cjandme » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:43 am

Fast Eddie wrote:......Any old 'scruffy' bits you bolt onto that will now look awful!.......

I tend to agree with Nigel's above statement and would recommend using Matt's (cNw) bolt kits. Then for many of the other misc. bolts, Rocky Mt. is a good source for replacements in stainless. Also, with regard to your exhaust system, most folks like the peashooters, but I have read a couple of threads here on the forum that the original interstate pipes had a baffle in them that sounded awesome and unique. However on the down side they are heavy though and it looks from the photo's that one of your is rusted right through. I have a set that I picked up on ebay and will be trying them out on my bike when I get back home, then I can comment first hand as to their sound. Good luck with your build and thanks for posting.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:11 pm

I think I agree re the nuts and bolts. I'm just feeling intimidated and a little lazy about separating out the fasteners and having them plated. As I disassemble a bike I reassemble the various parts for bagging. If I pull everything apart I lose that history and have to rely on my notes and photos even more.

That being said I know I'll do it. It's like gravity. I can't escape it.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:23 pm

You're right- the Interstate mufflers on the bike were toast. The more I look at pictures of bikes the more I like the low pipes. I will fit a new set of Interstate mufflers. It seems like many Interstates have the upswept pipes installed though I can't figure out if this is the way they came from the dealer or are later replacements. I do think that the cNw / Cone Engineering pipes are GORGEOUS. I purchased a CE reverse cone stainless steel muffler for my SR 500 a few years ago and plan to fit it on that bike to split time with the Supertrapp.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:23 am

Last look at an unmolested combat engine (I think). Do I have to wait to inspect the bearings to know? I hope I do it justice. I've watched the Mick Hemmings video several,times so far.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:45 pm

What am I forgetting for blasting and painting black? The photo is cut off but no parts are not shown. I'll figure out how to attach smaller pics soon.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby L.A.B. » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:58 pm

Scout63 wrote:The photo is cut off but no parts are not shown. I'll figure out how to attach smaller pics soon.


In Photobucket, select Settings>Albums>Upload Options - "Customize upload options - Choose how you want your photos displayed on Photobucket and linked to other sites".

Select either the 1024x768 (still slightly too large) or the 800x600 option
>Save.

Edit: It looks like you could already be using the 1024 option so I suggest you change to 800.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Scout63 wrote:What am I forgetting for blasting and painting black? The photo is cut off but no parts are not shown. I'll figure out how to attach smaller pics soon.


I dont see these

REAR NO. PLATE COWL
REAR MUDGUARD SUPPORT BRACKET
TAIL LAMP SUPPORT BRACKET
Horn support brackets
Side stand
Flasher unit mounting clip
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Thanks. I still need to get a side stand and am about to disassemble the tail lamp/ plate holder assembly. I blanked on the other parts. Everything is in zip locks.

Thanks for the posting help L.A.B. I will keep trying.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:05 pm

ImageTesting...
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Darn.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:17 pm

Scout63 wrote:Darn.


Looks OK to me
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:22 am

I don't see the ear brake drum or brake plate...
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:13 am

Thanks.
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby grandpaul » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:57 am

Fast Eddie wrote:I don't see the ear brake drum...

One thing for sure, MAKE SURE THEY MASK THE INNER FACE OF THE DRUM, AND THE SPROCKET TEETH!!!
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Re: Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:26 am

Ben, are you painting or powder coating?

As GP is alluding to, powder coating tends to be thicker than paint, and therefore can cause issues if its applied in the wrong places. Iso mounting points, all threads, swinging arm mount points, etc should be masked off if being powered coated and given a thin 'rattle can' coat after the powder coating process. Failure to do so will cause fitment issues and probably necessitate filing, scraping, sanding off of powder coating on some places (which ain't easy as its bloody tough stuff). Bolting up important fasteners onto powder coat can cause issues as the powder coat compresses over time, thus rendering the fastener loose.

If you're using paint, applied sensibly (ie thin) then the above is much less of an issue.

Many still swear by powder coating. I had my Commando frame powder coated and I swear its the last time I'll ever use powder bloody coating !!
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