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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by Norcoastal, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Thanks TW, great advice.

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

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  2. gortnipper

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

    You may want to ask about oil next. ;)
     
  3. Norcoastal

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    Oil? In the rim?
     
  4. jbruney

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    Oil for motor… Rim lock is for preventing tire spin on rim when you honk it ferociously.
     
  5. gortnipper

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    A little attempt at humor, oil threads being a bit contentious and all.
     
  6. jbruney

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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.
     
  7. NPeteN

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    We talking primary, motor or gearbox? ATF? ZDDP? How bout an oil seal for your clutch rod?
     
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  8. grandpaul

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    I prefer regular slip-on loafers for riding comfort.
     
  9. jbruney

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    Reclining seats here & vibrating heated grips.... Well heated anyway.
     
  10. htown16

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    I always leave those out. Replace with a taper head bolt to keep water out.
     
  11. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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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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  12. Norcoastal

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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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  13. Time Warp

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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)
     
  14. Norcoastal

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    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.
     
  15. jbruney

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    It do have a way of permeating into everything for miles around.
     
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  16. grandpaul

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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...
     
  17. Norcoastal

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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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  18. Norcoastal

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    Ok...NOW I’m ready for paint...

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  19. grandpaul

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

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    Interesting, yes, that is really tough
     

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