KR1 Restoration

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by TheDarkAvenger » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:04 pm

philfingers wrote:leave it gold, it's the new green! :)
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I think i'll av to check mine it's bound to be gold :shock:

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by 500bernie » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:18 pm

Mine is black.......but it needs to be shiney 8)
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:27 pm

pookie wrote:the rad guard on my kr-1 has been black since 1989 (when I bought it brand new)
Thanks Pookie / All,
I'll need to be getting one painted black then.
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by Ian964 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:13 pm

These are still available new. I purchased one recently from Cradley, it is shiny black. My old one was rusty and had started falling apart.

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by philfingers » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:01 pm

Yes I think they should be shiny black. I did my satin as it's what i had around.

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by tescr500 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:15 pm

yep definitely black mine was on my brand new KR1, Gold must be a personal thing :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:06 pm

Sorted out a spacer for the bottom engine mount today. I have half a dozen of these so I thought I'd measure them up and use the longest one. There was a diference of 0.4mm between the one I used and the shortest.

Also - More new bits to fit.

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by 500bernie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:51 am

=D> =D> =D>
You can't beat a few NOS bits :)
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by boggy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:11 pm

I agree Bernie,but my replica is better!
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10213&hilit=fairing+stay

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by 500bernie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:35 pm

Hi Rich,
Can't argue with the quality of the bits that you make :)
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:06 pm

boggy wrote:I agree Bernie,but my replica is better!
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10213&hilit=fairing+stay
I will second that... Top quality work !
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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by boggy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:08 pm

Thanks for the feedback,watch this space for more bling parts that i will be making in the near future to add to your already bling bikes!
Rich :)

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by 500bernie » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:50 pm

Hi Rich,

I will PM you my bling wish list [-o<

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by Bertie_Mollie » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:59 pm

OK, time for a bit of an update. Encountered some issues with the engine and have been really busy at work.

The head gasket leaked so the top end had to come back off. I had the tops of the barrels ground as a pair and the head lapped. Also had the barrels honed again as there were some marks in bores and more new rings. Anyway all back together with a smear of High temp "h***a Bond" on the head gasket and all is well. A could of heat cycles in so far and seems to be running nicely.

So, back to putting her back together.

More NOS fitted.

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Next job is the brakes. Caliper bodies need to be send for blasting and powder coat.

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Re: KR1 Restoration

Post by tescr500 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:16 am

Its a long winding road but getting there looks good :lol: :lol:
No Matter How Messy Things Get You Can Always Clean Them Up.
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TIME IS PRECIOUS WASTE IT WISELY

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