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Good deal mate ,interesting paint as you said!:thumbsup:
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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I look forward to seeing how you incorporate the car rim, washer, and dryer.
 

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Ridin' Dirty
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A link in your sig would help, I'm lazy and dont feel like searching for your actual build thread.
 

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Ridin' Dirty
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They don't want us to put links in our sigs until Adam gets the threads seperated into the different sections... One section for the build threads and the other for the discussion threads because the link to the thread will change once he moves them...
uh...you say that as if you couldn't change it later. Whatever.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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glad to see you entering sev. will be watchin for sure.
 

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arsing about
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It wouldn't have been possible to polish the frame after plating it to make the copper shine?
 

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Wannabe
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
It wouldn't have been possible to polish the frame after plating it to make the copper shine?

No, it's not really a copper plating, more of a coating. And it oxidizes right through. Polish will take off corrosion, but if it's corrosion all the way through then no amount of polish will solve the problem. I suspect that given enough time to work on the coating process I could halt it before the corrosion sets in. I think that using heat to accelerate the coating process accelerated the oxidation, in theory if I were to take a slower approach it might not oxidize as fast and give me a chance to get some clearcoat on it.

I spent to many weekends working on other peoples bikes this winter, I gotta get this one back together before riding season really starts so I painted it.

Next winter I'll try something else.
 

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Wannabe
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Literally the way I'm looking at it is I was building this bike for the GF to ride/practice on. I can either:
A) Spend 3.5 days working on the bike and probably get it going enough to ride for the season/compete in the buildoff.
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B) Work 3 OT shifts + the holiday stat pay and make enough to buy another bike. Then finish the FZR in my own time and make it a little more the way I want it without worrying if she will like the way it look. LoL.

B made a lot more sense to me.
 

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96' FZR600 Raider Pride
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Hey how was that swing arm installation? I have a 96 FZR600 that i recently bought and wonder about how easy the swing arm is to put it in. Also im confused as to why use the R6 dog bones. Is it because the spring is larger on the R6 so you have to extend down the triangle connection? does changing the dog bones keep the bike seat at the same height? im just curious as im a shorter rider and really want to do the R6 Swing arm conv. Thanks alot for any info and i dig the copper and the copper oil pan im looking forward to seeing it all said an done.
 
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