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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:53 am

Thanks for the link Al

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Post by Alan H on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Managed to get a better compressor now a vtwin with about 14.5cfm and loads of other bits so I'll sort out what I need and flog the rest. Not bad for £200 and looks like new.
I can get the engine done now. I'll send before and after pics to you Bill as I still don't do photostickit or whatever it's called. Hopefully the results will be worth the wait.

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Post by Alan H on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:40 pm

I notice we can upload pics again. Is there a limit on it Bill?
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Post by Alan H on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:52 pm

I made a soda gun out of a air blast and some pipe - like on the youtube thingy, but the old compressor wouldn't run it very long as the air consumption is very high. Machine mart do a blaster - looks like a paint spray jobby and I bought one CLICKY so with an extended tube on the nozzle end (which I have) it should do the job. Might be able to have a go tomorrow if the weather is OK so I can use it outside.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:50 am

There is a limit on the pics, I went through and got rid of some. Looks like a bargain there Al (why would I be surprised at that?)

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Post by Alan H on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:57 am

Someone might want all the bits & bats except for the orbital polisher so if I can swing a deal (it's the bloke who got my paintwork done and is doing all my brake hydraulics - several sets), so it might be an even better bargain. I'll flog the old compressor too now that I've cleaned the valves in the head and it's working ok, as well as a 5cfm can, anyway.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:49 am

Well, how's the soda blasting getting on?

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Post by Alan H on Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Slow. The compressor is up to the job but the weather has been shite and I have to do it outside as it's very dusty.
Had a go tonight and it cleans the cases OK, but the dust has gone all over the neighbours cars so I packed in. I'll try at work later tomorrow. I've got some 'before' pics (which I can't post due to posting restrictions again) so when I get some 'after' ones I'll email them to you Bill.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:42 am

Cheers Al. Re the picture posting restrictions, I have been trying to find a way around them or at least sort them for good, but I can't.

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Post by Alan H on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:48 am

Mornin' Bill.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:08 am

Morning Al

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Post by Alan H on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Had a go today and good & bad points.
Good, does a nice job and doesn't scratch or damage anything including plastic pipes.
Bad, Messy!! and doesn't shift oily/greasy muck. So this has to be gunked off and then dried.
Otherwise not bad, I'll get some pics when I've finished - hopefully tomorrow, but see how that goes timewise.

The Machine Mart gritbast gun (clicky) is designed for different stuff and picks sodium bicarb too fast so I had to squash the pickup almost flat or it delivered too much and I couldn't see anything!!

Oh, you will need some gogs, one of the white poopy suits and a non windy day if you're doing it outside, or a blast cabinet if you're doing it indoors as it fills the room (and it's a BIG room at work) with dust.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:58 pm

Hmmm, looks interesting. What do you reckon it wold be like on bearing surfaces?

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Post by Alan H on Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:45 pm

It's alive!!!!!

Managed to fire the beast up today, the left pot only just fired a couple of times so I've some hotter none resistor plugs that will be going in tomorrow until the fog clears. Don't think any of the neighbours in a 50 yard radius were too impressed but sounded well without baffles.
Did try a resistor plug in the duff pot as it was all that I could find at the time, but no joy as the cap is resistor too. Found the plug stash since, so onwards!!

Woo chuffin' Hoo!!!


What went wrong?
Well the new battery is crap, so it looks like a new motobatt is going to be ordered, the ignition switch is hit & miss so needs sorting - but I've got a couple of spares, airbox still to fit, brake lights work but lights don't so some issues there. Plenty to do this coming weekend no doubt.


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Post by Bill (the boss) on Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:08 pm

Nice one mate. By the way, motobatt batteries aint no better than old fashioned batteries.

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Post by Alan H on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:12 am

Oh yes they are! Bought one (£47) and without charging it spun the motor much better. After about 20 starts (and not charging) didn't seem out of breath - unlike me - still had 12.3v left.)
The old battery (which I bought new just before Christmas and then kept fully charged), would only do about 10 starts and then was noticeably slower spinning the engine and down to 12v so nearly flat.
Charged up the Motobatt that night and really whizzed the engine over next day. Lots better than standard, really impressed.



Now the fettling starts - might take years!

Hopefully the registration won't take too long. MOT later this week with a bit of luck.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:05 am

Looking purty good though Al. I still reckon the motobatts aint no better.

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Re: Suzuki GT550

Post by JSG on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Nice looking bike Alan  Cool 
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Post by Alan H on Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:58 pm

MOT booked for Friday. Then I can get it registered.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:20 am

Fingers crossed.

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Post by Alan H on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:07 am

MOT passed, now just waiting for dating cert from VJMC. I'll start to narrow down the insurance quotes too. Think I might insure the A as well, I have a V5 for that so should be less hassle to eventually get it on the road.

Strange at the test centre though, 'the system' wouldn't accept the frame number.
At first it wanted a 6 digit number - it's only got 5, so they were going to put a zero in front and it didn't like that either, then it didn't like the GT550 prefix but eventually accepted a number of T550-25***, so I reckon I've got the only T550 in existence!
Computer says no (slap)
Computer says no (slap)
Computer says maybe (slap)

Computer says OK.

This technolology crap will never catch on.................
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:55 am

I had the same with the XJ600 I sold recently, only had 4 digits!

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Re: Suzuki GT550

Post by Alan H on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:31 am

All registered and running. can't get the daft grin off me mush!!!





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And HERE where I'm starting on another one!!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:39 pm

Nice one Al, feels good dunnit?

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Post by Alan H on Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:43 am

Can't get the daft grin off my ace. Brill!!f
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