Kr1s strip down

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Kr1s strip down

Post by silverhawk » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:46 pm

Hi all. Just some advice needed. Going to strip down the bike soon. Frame needs painting and engine needs redone. Where should i start stripping first. Any help or advice appreciated.

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Re: Kr1s strip down

Post by JanBros » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:32 pm

second time you ask this weird question ?

what do you expect we answer ? My normal answer to questions like this is :

If you can't figure that out for yourself, don't do it and pay someone else to do the job

I always start with the things I can see and end with the things I couldn't see when I started the work.
My ultimate goal is to die young as late as possible !

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Re: Kr1s strip down

Post by James P » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:23 am

If the frame is to be painted, I imagine you will want to remove everything from it first. You could leave some of the removable sub-assemblies intact (e.g. front suspension and rear suspension, perhaps leaving brakes attached), but pretty much everything else will have to be taken off individually. If you are apprehensive about doing this (i.e. that you may forget how to reassemble), take photographs of every part in position before removing it! If you may forget which parts fit where, label them. The exploded diagrams in parts catalogues are very useful for this purpose, but are not always 100% clear.

While there are many ways to strip a bike down, I usually remove parts in approximately the following order: Bodywork, exhausts, cables, electrics, engine, brakes, small fixtures & fittings, rear suspension, front suspension. The correct order for you will depend on what tools/stands/workspace/experience you have.

While the bike is apart, you may like to check things like suspension pivot points (repair, replace, regrease as required) and do any other inspection or reconditioning which may be needed (which may be inconvenient if the bike is in one piece).

I'm not sure if this is the kind of advice you wanted - I hope it works out for you whichever way you go!

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James

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Re: Kr1s strip down

Post by silverhawk » Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:08 pm

James you are a superstar!!!!

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Re: Kr1s strip down

Post by Binetta Steve » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:58 pm

Another underrated technique is to video the electrical cable runs. Eg left or right hand side of frame, where joints / sub looms come in. If you video it with a phone you can add a voice over explanation.

Good luck

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Re: Kr1s strip down

Post by silverhawk » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:53 am

Thanks very much Steve!!!!

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