next job is to clean up the engine. The engine is sitting on the table
behind the bike ( by the head light) Should have the engine cleaned
within a few weeks along with the side engine cases.
brake caliper's will hold up to the heat they may discolour, time will tell.
center hub using the wet and dry 600 then the 1200 and finished up with
the metal polish. The sprocket was also scrubbed with degrease.
the wheel was then cleaned the same way as the front wheel below.
As you can see I got my moneys worth out of the tyre.
To clean this wheel up I removed the Brake disc's and replaced the tyre.
I replaced the tyre prior to the clean up as i was concerned that the new paint
might be chipped when the new tyre was fitted, but I think in hien sight
I should haveremoved the tyre cleaned the wheel up then had the
tyre fitted. The wheel was thoroughly cleaned with a heavy duty
degreaser. Next I rubbed down the rim and spokes with wet and
dry paper 600and then 1200, the rims were then polished using a mop
attached to my hand drill, then by hand using Mother's metal polish.
When all the exposed alloy was polished I masked the alloy
rims with masking tape. The spokes were also masked with
masking tape, the tape was stuck to the spokes and then trimmed
with a sharpknife. This was done to both sides of the wheel.
I then sprayed the wheel with two coats of gray etching primer,
When the primer was dry the wheel was sprayed with two
coats of chassis black gloss. The masking tape was removed
when the blackpaint had dried but not gone hard.
The Inside of the disks were rubbed down and sprayed
with Black heat resistant paint.