NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

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Re: NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

Post by bikemonkey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:01 pm

Shiny stuff on a balcony. Good job magpies aren't that strong :up:

It's going to make my track NC look a dog at Cadwell in June right?

So yeah..... deadline there for ya!

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Re: NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

Post by NGneer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:55 pm

Hello Monkey mate, hope your keeping well.

I love a challenge .... but don't think there is much chance of the project bike being ready for next summer ;)

Guess I will just have to put the track clothes on the Rothmans and bring that on instead.
Really hope it comes together as a good 400GB outing, would be great to catch up with everyone again :pray:

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Post by NGneer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 am

Well either I have been a very good boy this year, or the fat fella in the red suit hasn’t come across any of the incriminating evidence on me that must be out there somewhere on the web. Either way Christmas was good and I am now also armed with a new stool for my workshop, Headstock stand (Inc 27mm adapter) magnetic bits tray, Bosch professional power tools and Bavarian Whiskey……what could possibly go wrong ;) ???

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First full day back home after visiting the outlaws so I made a point of spending a few hours in the workshop….eerrm just in order to try out my new stuff. I can’t do much more with the engine at the moment as various bits are away getting ‘sorted’ so I figured I could at least get some sort of framework back together which would mean I can at least potter on whilst awaiting the engine bits. Well we were down to a bare frame so this was the starting point:

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I was going to refit the forks, but I don’t have a good bearing driver to fit the lower inner race and as I have taper roller bearings going in, these need to be done properly. As such I will have to wait until next week when I get back to work and take the yoke with me and pop into the workshops to use their equipment. Without the option of the forks to fit, it was going to have to be the swing arm and rear suspension.

Original VFR dog bone and linkage, and the new shiny RVF items that are going to be replacing it (with new bushes, seal etc)….

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…and a full set of new nuts and bolts to finish it off:

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First real difficult decision time. Amongst all the shiny goodies I have picked up over the years was a used (but still very tidy) Öhlins rear shock for the NC30. This would be a no brainer if I was building the ‘third’ bike I had thought about as I would just fit it. However this bike was already fitted with a top end Nitron shock that was built to “my” personal requirements. It was a few years ago when I picked up the Öhlins and I seem to recall it was set up pretty close to my weight etc – but I couldn’t swear to it.

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So dilemma time; do I go with the Öhlins with the unknown settings, refit the Nitron, or get the Öhlins serviced and re-set to my requirements, Hmmmm :?

In the end I decided to go with the ‘known’ good Nitron, which I know works great. If I decide I have too much money in the future I can always get the Öhlins serviced / set up for me and then fit it at a later date….or maybe just stick with the Nitron and sell the Öhlins.

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Re: NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

Post by NGneer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 pm

Amongst the stuff I have to sort out on this build/re-build is the damage caused by mice chewing on the bike whilst it was in storage. Thankfully the damage, whilst annoying, was not too serious. The wires that were gnawed are all being checked and re –shrink wrapped, the grips have been replaced with some nice new Renthals, I have a new clock foam surround to fit so that only left the seats to sort out.

Both bikes had been similarly chewed on and the seats looked like this when I got them out of storage: :(

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I got in touch with an Ed Crowther, an old mucker of mine from Lincoln who now has his own business doing motorcycle seat re-upholstery (http://edblade.simpl.com) who took my tired chewed old seats and turned them into these: :shock:

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Yes Ed is an old mate of mine, but trust me the photos don’t really do them justice and they are an absolute top job. If you need anything recovering I would recommend Ed. He will do anything from a simple recover like mine through to a fully pimped/embroidered thing to suit your needs, very reasonable and fast turn around.

Refitted one to the running bike and must say, I think it looks the dog danglies :grin:
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Re: NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

Post by jim157 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:06 pm

Lovely stuff.
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Re: NGneers NC30 build thread (8 years + in the making)

Post by NGneer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:33 pm

I had another nice result this week. You may remember from an earlier post that I managed to shear x2 bolts in the front cylinder head as I was dismantling it. :(

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I had waited until after Christmas until I had my new drill before attempting to drill the remaining part of the bolts and “Easy-Out” them. I had also discovered the thread in the engine mounting bolt hole on the L/H side of the cylinder head was stripped. I took the head into work to my colleagues in the workshops to see if they could possibly stick a Helicoil or something like that in there. Whilst there they looked at the sheared bolts and said they could do those as well. Whilst I would happily back myself with my hand drill and my easy-outs…..I was happy to defer to their multi million pound CNC laser guided drill rig.

Hey presto – both sheared bolts drilled and removed. :grin:

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Whilst they had Heliciols and threaded inserts, they didn’t have anything in Honda’s favoured fine threads. I had the option of over sizing the hole and going up to the next standard size thread/bolt, or getting them to fill the hole, re drill it and then sourcing a 10mm x 1.25 tap to bring it back to original. As I was not in a rush for the head (other engine bits still away being fettled) I decided to see if I could track down the required tap. One quick trip to the local tool shop and a whole 20 euros later and I had the required tap so the guys in the workshop filled, drilled and re-tapped the hole back to original. :grin:

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All that for the princely sum of…one case of Bitburger. ;)

Heading of for a week on the piste in Austria tomorrow with work but having managed to work out what “Glass blasting and powder coating” was in German I have also just dropped of a pile of stuff to get done so hopefully I can crack on when I get back.

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Hopefully they understood my request for all threaded elements to be masked off before powder coating along with the inside of the clip-ons. I guess time will tell. :pray:


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