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What was the date on the old filter? It's a good place to store information which may or may not make you feel guilty, retrospective or whatever when you take the sump off next.
I also throw a few pound coins in there in case of emergency.

Still have disc and master cylinder cluttering up my shelf Adam.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2016 at 11:27
Reading thro the Hammerite smooth works ok but I always use the brush on the spray needs to be above 15 degrees and you have to shake it for eeeever otherwise yeah it does come out thin. I also found Wilko's own metal paint pretty good . For cylinders the Halfords hi temp works as do the Frosts products.

I keep my old 76 V1000 ok with these, touch up the frame as and when to keep any rust at bay and keep it useable. Great to see one being revived to run
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2016 at 12:54
Very interesting, need one o' them paint tin vibrating shaker thingies then?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2016 at 12:59
Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

So the filter is in the sump and you have to take the sump off to change the filter?

How many bolts is that.

I never knew that I've never looked at mine.


Book says change filter every fifth oil change. I think.

Yep 18 Allen screws, 14 around the edge and 4 in the middle. Make sure you can undo yours!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2016 at 21:18
I don't touch my bikes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2016 at 23:08
to be honest every other oil change can be almost every other year ..... heck every 5th would be, for some, every 5th year!!!!!! It really is not that difficult to do even yearly .....  
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I stand me paint cans in boiled water....works a treat....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2016 at 07:59
Maybe Barry, the usual time + cash equation will come into play at some point.

Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Good news! Are we in danger of seeing another California T3 gracing the leafy lanes of Oxon and Bucks this Summer?


It was not long after my daughter was born and she's 6 now, so a while back! Yes, we need to convene Min, you're welcome up here one day.
Originally posted by theoneandonlymin theoneandonlymin wrote:

What was the date on the old filter? It's a good place to store information which may or may not make you feel guilty, retrospective or whatever when you take the sump off next.
I also throw a few pound coins in there in case of emergency.

Still have disc and master cylinder cluttering up my shelf Adam.




Edited by italianmotor - 02 Mar 2016 at 08:02
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2016 at 16:26
Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:

I stand me paint cans in boiled water....works a treat....


In what way?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2016 at 16:27
Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

I don't touch my bikes.


Hmmmm!

Someone else does your maintenance?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2016 at 16:33
Oh yes.

 I don't do many miles unfortunately.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2016 at 17:54
OK then! Big smile

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Originally posted by kateguy kateguy wrote:

I stand me paint cans in boiled water....works a treat....


I know a bloke that leaves them on  the central heating rad   to warm them up and smooth the application.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2016 at 18:16
Going to have to remember this trick...

But what did I have for dinner ... errm.....

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Your bike won't have chrome bores, so one less thing to worry about.
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