David Lahey wrote:I've just had some more parts cleaned up by our local vapour blast person.
David, do you need and are you going to clear coat the vapor blasted parts? The reason I ask if when you beadblast aluminum it comes up a fair bit better than 45 year old clear coat or anodizing but it dulls off pretty quickly.
Just sharing another Aquision that I picked up a while ago, thank you Robert for the bike and thank you Barry for looking after it for a week and bringing to the next Trial for us.
For some reason I am attracted to one off specials that a little good old Aussie ingenuity has come into play, especially when it is like I have this so it is going on! The main reason I like this bike is the sum of parts rather than the complete bike and I did tell Robert we intended on raiding the ignition for Donna's
Now that I have had time to fix the aforementioned TLM, running beautifully by the way, there has been some other parts that have been mighty handy. My
XL 185 had a very rusty/buckled front wheel and I am pretty sure that is where the front wheel came from so that solved another problem. The front brake cable and brake shoes were better as well so the XL is nice to ride again. There has been some swapping going on as well with a mate as he wanted the blue seat and the seat that came with the
And he also wanted the rear wheel of the TLM (Not sure what it was off?) and in exchange I got a TL 125 seat:
Not perfect but not rusty either:
Also and the best bit another TL 125S motor:
Seized but it has a nice unmolested Kickstart and spline, so we are both happy!
Now I am looking at using the rear guard and rear silencer on a bike I have been working on, can you (Anyone) tell me what the rear guard is off?