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Offline hondamad

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2015, 11:16:30 am »
What would be a dream to do is a motor with all the performance bits but the prices in SA are prohibitive to say the least.

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2015, 03:42:50 am »
Most def. Just coating the bits you already have (if they are in good condition ) is suppose to improve performance and longevity a #$%*load. And it's not actually that expensive. Just need to save a bit.
I might do this while my 400 engine is still in pieces....Guess that's one way around it. Have you seen a difference with your newly coated exhaust?

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2015, 04:34:22 am »
Just one of the many items i have had done for my build and have assembled nothing too date. Went to Powerkote yesterday and are seriously thinking of doing the casings in ceramic but they bead blast before applying a coat and i concerned that it may leave bits behind and destroy the engine. What's your feeling ?

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2015, 01:53:22 pm »
Two Seeley 750s are currently being resurrected, mine being one of them. Take a look in the "projects" forum. A Rickman is also seeing the light of day.
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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #104 on: May 27, 2015, 05:57:56 am »
Will do Thomas.
I wasn't aware of the blasting. They are professionals so hopefully they would clean it properly afterwards. My engine has already been vapor blasted so they might not have to do it again. What are they quoting you for the that?

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #105 on: May 27, 2015, 06:07:56 am »
Don't have a quote as yet. Been told by a friend that they sand blast anyway and not bead blast. The casing i saw was clean as a wistle

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Re: Am I the only one on the African continent?
« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2019, 09:58:02 am »
Hi Guys,

Are you still there?

I'll be - hopefully - doing a bit of an SA tour very shortly. I'm based in Harare and am verturing on a trip from Belfast–2–Belfast; the first is in Mpumalanga and the second in N Ireland.

So I have to go down your way to start off. Then I have to attend my daughters graduation at UKZN. After that it's "point her north" and start with conquering the Sani Pass.

So would be nice to meet up with anyone to share a beer.

Sean
CB750 K2 - No longer running, now we’re flying!!
CB750 K1 - The less, said the better!
CB450 K1 - Stalled.
CB400F Supersport - It's rusty!

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