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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-16-2019, 04:41 PM   #1481
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Thanks for posting that good info.

I've had quite an experience with anodizing, myself.

Not having a clue, I took everything for aluminum anodizing. One off parts, aftermarket parts, OEM parts, anything. All parts were mirror polished.

Had a wide variety of results. IMO, it all comes down to how hard the aluminum is. The same alloy, from different manufactures, or even different batches from the same manufacturer can end up with differences in anodizing color. Harder/less porous = lighter color, Softer/more porous = darker color.

All cast pieces went in with a mirror polish, all came out with flat finish.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-16-2019, 10:02 PM   #1482
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could it be stripped and re-anodized?
Because of time and cost, I was hoping to find another $8 usd cap with darker blue.
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yeah, I bet you'd spend 10 times that having it reanodized

A steering damper dampens steering oscillations. If it starts to leak, it may become a steering dampener. There's no such thing as a dampner.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-23-2019, 10:18 AM   #1484
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Trying to find these rear suspension bolts in titanium.





Not having any luck. Trying to avoid paying for one-offs.

Did find this, but doubt they'll have anything that will match up. Sending email.

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could you run a washer to take up the fixed rotation space and run a normal bolt?
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That'd be a LOT cheaper vs making them from titanium bar stock

hell, even if you have to weld the washer on, I bet the price would be significantly less vs starting with a bar big enough to include the washer. that's a lotta $$$$ chips on the floor.

A steering damper dampens steering oscillations. If it starts to leak, it may become a steering dampener. There's no such thing as a dampner.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #1487
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This is why we cant have nice things...
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-26-2019, 12:21 PM   #1488
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I could buy some thinner-walled tubing, but might be able to make this work.

For sure, no one else is using this tubing with RZ parts, so may as well give it a try.

The tubing is so thick, there's no way to use individual hose clamps.



Took some time and drew up a clamp that might work.



Thought about it, and I'm going to start over. The clamp is next to the custom radiator cap. The radiator cap matches the 2 caps on the overflow bottle, so may as well try to make a matching clamp.

Wish I was smarter, so I wouldn't have to do everything 2 or 10 times.
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I could buy some thinner-walled tubing, but might be able to make this work.

For sure, no one else using this tubing with RZ parts, so may as well give it a try.

The tubing is so thick, there's no way to use individual hose clamps.



Took some time and drew up a clamp that might work.



Thought about it, and I'm going to start over. The clamp is next to the custom radiator cap. The radiator cap matches the 2 caps on the overflow bottle, so may as well try to make a matching clamp.

Wish I was smarter, so I wouldn't have to do everything 2 or 10 times.
The worst is when you solve something on a current problem and in the process realize that to be happy you're going to have to un-solve and then re-solve stuff you thought you had had settled down for good and all months or years previously.

I'm super close, again, after putting probably hundreds of hours of work in real life and on the computer into getting the tail of my forever-project close to something I can live with, to scrapping the whole thing, chopping off what's there and starting from scratch. :P

FWIW, when I have run into annoyances with clamp clearancing etc I've just safety-wired the hoses. It'll eventually cut into the material if it's done too tight but it works well for awkward tight clearance areas sometimes.

You could also use CV boot clamps (I think they're the same as the SS zips used to secure exhaust wrap) I've used those to secure hoses when I wanted something a little prettier than wire, and some also have rolled edges to prevent damaging the rubber.

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Got something interesting in the mail today.

Each fan puts out 31 CFM/52.7 m/h (@ 2 000 RPM).


Any more on this? I'm waiting to steal your idea

Striving to remain dynamic in an ever-evolving environment and shit like that.
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