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If you are going to get tyres/tires, the only tubes I have had to date that do not lose pressure are IRC's (there are probably others)
I tape the rim dish (+ a 18" rubber rim tape) to keep moisture (talcum powder tube) out and as a unproven means to maybe keep air in with a dead flat at speed a little longer. (Which I have had in the past)

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MachV on eBay were parting out Commando engine bits a while back, if you don't already have a 850 crank be aware some are misidentified and from 750's.
Thanks TW, great advice.

Question on the rim, what is this and do I need it?

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Rim lock. I havent had one on in, well, forever.

You may want to ask about oil next. ;)
 
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Oil for motor… Rim lock is for preventing tire spin on rim when you honk it ferociously.
 
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I know, but was compelled to play with my best poker face... I wish he could ride that thing now and not have to wait what must seem like forever because when he once gets on it I fear it may be the grounds for a divorce. Or he may perish from an overstimulated pleasure center in his brain.
 
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I always leave those out. Replace with a taper head bolt to keep water out.
 

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......and find a brake caliper that does not need work ($$$$) (imho)

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I saw your post on Britbike.com... Buy a good one that does not need added work (EDM) I have bought off that seller though and he was great.
 
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Finally got the cabinet working today. Just about ready to paint.

I can’t believe how much dust this cabinet leaks out. I’m going to have to caulk most of this cabinet and I absolutely need better lighting.









 

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I can’t believe how much dust this cabinet leaks out. I’m going to have to caulk most of this cabinet and I absolutely need better lighting.
If you are not already, you MUST wear a quality face mask to avoid any congestion of the media dust. (silicosis etc, glass bead is little different)
 
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If you are not already, you MUST wear a quality face mask to avoid any congestion of the media dust. (silicosis etc, glass bead is little different)
Thanks, I do wear a mask, but I’m going to try and seal it up better than it is. I had dust all through the house.
 

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Typically, they have a place to connect a shop vac to keep the box generally clear, but that stuff will eat the vacuum cleaner up after a few uses...
 
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I think from now on when I need to blast something, I’ll put the cabinet in the driveway and close the garage door. My shop was a mess. I like a clean shop and mine was filthy.

All clean now...
 

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I recall that tranny cradle frame having MUCH tougher coating than the swingarm, looks like a common thing...
 
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