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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ReggieV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 11:14
Dukedesmo wrote; "I find the Tarozzi more cramped than the OE pegs though as they are much higher. I'm considering a higher seat to help with my knee-angle issue."
 
I have the same issue when riding my LM with the Tarozzi's. After about an hour my right knee starts to really hurt due to old age and the angle of my knee and I'm a 5'6"" short arse. I'm going to try the OE for next year.
 
Dr.D a very nice write up. Thanks for taking the time.
You appear from your posts to be in Yorkshire somewhere, I'm in north Leeds if you ever fancy calling in for a cuppa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 18:36
I find them better than standard as your legs no longer are battling for space with the cylinder heads, and I've quite long legs for my height (5'10" - 34").
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Great, nice to know there's someone else out there who's 5 foot 10 but with a jean bustin' 34 inch inside leg Thumbs Up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2016 at 22:17
So as the little pieces arrive, the mocked-up front end is taken apart and rebuilt.
Steering head races done and lower yoke on correctly.
Then spent an evening cleaning this:


Decided against a respray or paint; and powder coating is not for me.
The idea forming is I keep the original paint where I can (and all its patina).
Brake discs now to do before I rebuild the lines etc. when a few more little pieces arrive.

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I like your idea   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2016 at 13:14
Great re -  build.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2016 at 18:19
Originally posted by DrD DrD wrote:

So as the little pieces arrive, the mocked-up front end is taken apart and rebuilt.
Steering head races done and lower yoke on correctly.

Decided against a respray or paint; and powder coating is not for me.
The idea forming is I keep the original paint where I can (and all its patina).


That shiny rim is going to corrode tho unless you are intending to keep polishing it. Big smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2016 at 19:09
Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:


That shiny rim is going to corrode tho unless you are intending to keep polishing it. Big smile

Yes, i know but the paint was 40% missing on the rim
- unlikely to be a high mileage poor weather bike so I will see how I get on with it
I can always revisit whether to repaint or not when I get bored of polishing!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dan_s Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2016 at 20:16
You could add a clear coat on the wheels to prevent corrosion and keep the aluminium look. If you want to fit a LM style steering damper (not necessary at all), now is the best time.
As a LM2 owner I have an urge to give you advice but it looks like you're doing just fine without it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2016 at 20:45
I might keep the LM-II steering damper and use one of these.
http://www.discovolantemoto.co.uk/steering-damper-clamp-1925-p.asp
The Marzocchi have no threads to take the connector and I don't want to drill and tap the lower yoke.
Clear coat is an option but if I were to go that route, I would prefer to polish the entire wheel other than disc mount centre.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2016 at 12:59
Originally posted by DrD DrD wrote:


Yes, i know but the paint was 40% missing on the rim


I guessed that was the case. Big smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2016 at 21:53
Well a little more done - these "little mores" take an entire day it seems
Front end together with brackets fixed.
Cluster rewired to accept new mini hydraulic brake switch
- need new copper washer to fit into banjo so that holds up putting it all together

Found that 38mm Pclips are good enough to mount indicators to forks so maybe no need to drill into fairing.
So looking a bit like this:


The clip-ons need to come off again when I fit the new brake switch as I dont want fluid everywhere, so missing start switch
At that point the wiring can be completed and the fairing stays will act as mount points for the connectors.


I can tidy it up later this week and maybe see what it feels like up and running before tackling the timing chest.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ratt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2016 at 10:38
Interesting write up thanks. Electrical, certain buyers want original lectrics!! So if you have a classic then be aware of this. Personally the lectrics are not What makes the machine? You just want reliability? House bashing I now use Wago lever connectors, those round terminal boxes are out. No screws no cross threads no looking through insulation to find the bloody thing frankly there rubbish. Has occurred to me that on a bike you could join using these fittings in a plastic box then fill completely with silicon this would then be completely water/ corrosion tight to 5 meters ? For houses you can disconnect a wire easily for test great. Be aware that the neutral can be the most dangerous connection as will test dead until removed! Often neutrals are crossed over between circuits so pulling fuse does not isolate the circuit !! If up a ladder not good at all Regards Ratt
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2016 at 15:58
Certain buyers will have a long wait for this one.
And in any case, I have boxes of all the original fittings (and as stated above), I have only added new custom looms not cut into them. So all the removed sub-looms and original electrics are there packed away (along with all the other parts) and could be fitted (by someone other than me).
I prefer to have the improved extra relays and modern Domino starter switch
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