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Suzuki / Re: Suzuki TM125 Front end + Rear shocks
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:40 PM »
I intend on racing it,
This means the parts need to be from 1974 model or older.
As said above, no 75 or newer model RM or TM forks/triples.

check part numbers of various parts. If suzuki part numbers are different then the part is physically different in some way

Tech Talk / Re: Blast medium
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:20:43 PM »
Hi Blokes,
Purchased a sand blasting cabinet from SCA and was wondering what medium you guys would recommend?

Mostly just want to clean up nuts and bolts and small parts,

   Cheers, Piney

I would recommend inda glass beads for that. Its what i use. Good for steel and alloy parts.
For frames and big steel parts with lots of paint or powdercoat or really thick deep rust then take it to someone who has a larger set up and uses garnet
Garnet is bit too harsh for alloy parts

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:55:55 PM »
I dont think i will want  to reduce the size too much. Maybe  25mm  off  length  and  width.  Lets  see  what the  quote  is  first.

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:33:23 PM »
Looks great but i  want the hole  rows  the otherway around like below pic. I just emailed you that info now. Thanks

LOTS of places have mesh but i have not bee able to find any that have 1.20mm or 18g with 3.8 holes in mild steel.
3/8 holes only come in sheets 1.5 or 1.6mm thick
Maybe 9mm holes is the go rather than 3/8 too. Another guy is also checking his Bassani

my 700x200 allows for extra so is not ultra critical. I have a friend who wants some too so i am waiting to see what size would work for his pipes so then we can just get the sheets all one size hopefully rather than a few at different sizes.

I think 1.1 should still be ok?. I know 1mm sheet is often around .90mm but thats getting too thin.

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:59:18 PM »
I looked on google but was only getting places that do the laser cutting in plastic signs and more into 'craft' type stuff and di not look like they had sheet metal so i think GMC is the way to go here once i confirm hole size, thickness and spacing i want. i got a feeling one site saying 16g was 1.2mm was a wire gauge, not sheet gauge so thats why i had 2 sites telling me different things. I tested a piece of 1.2mm sheet and it bent easily with pliers so i think i will go with 1.2mm for sure as its is equal to 18G and is what the Bassani sales brochure says they used. 1mm might be a little thin?
I specifically like the look of the Bassani guards so i want that look. Other brands used much smaller holes that i don't like the look of those
With the small dag i am prepared to run a file through the holes or drill bit to clean them up so i think that wont be a problem.
So once i get details on hole spacing and or draw up something on paper so i can get a better visual idea of the hole size/spacing i will get in contact with you.

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:00:03 PM »
I enlarged a a photo on my screen so the holes were about 9.5mm or 3/8 and it looks like the spacing is 16 to 17mm

With laser cutting do you need specify slightly smaller holes than the finished size you want?

I prefer plain mild steel as its to be welded to mild steel pipe at least one anyway. I may make a screw on one fr another pipe.

If you have links to online laser cutters that would be good. I was prepared to by this sheet cut to my required size from USA for around US $27 a piece until i found out 16g 1.5mm? was going to be too thick so if the laser cutting is in that range, a little less or more that would be good if i get what i want.

I am thinking of going with 1.2mm or 18G thickness? I am not exacty sure on that now because the sites i am using are giving conflicting answers on sheet metal gage to mm. One says 16g is 1.2mm and another says 18g is 1.2mm so i am a bit confused now?????

it seems like 3/8 holes with 0.563 (14.30mm) spacing which is 40% open is a industry standard but if the the holes in the Bassani are full 3/8 i think the spacing is more than that but i admit that scaling it off my screen is probably not the most accurate though. With holes around 8.5mm the spacing seems to be around 14.5mm. My gut tells me that since they are US made that the holes would have been 3/8" and not 8.5 or 9mm so this is why i am leaning towards 3/8".

Thanks guys

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:45:55 PM »
Looks like it might be GMC to the rescue then.
I just need to work out the spacing. From what i am seeing around 40% open area is pretty common
Pokey can you check please?

Hopefully this photo show up

This looks right but just too thick

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:04:27 AM »
Rectangle 700 x 200 qty 5 or 6. Who would do that?

Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:40:48 PM »
Prett much every place i have found so far only lists 3/8 holes in 1.5mm thickness but i was not looking for 1mm though. Just 1.2
Everything i want is always hard to find!
Not keen on drilling hundreds of holes
I will contact some places and see what i can come up with but since you guys think it would not be 1.5mm thick then i wont get that.
By the way i did find a Bassani ad that said the shields were 18G and the pipe cones 22G but the 22g sounds too thin for a pipe so i was wondering if the shield was correct too.

Would you be able to tell me the distance between the centers of the holes too?
Am just not finding anything with 8-9mm holes that is under 1.5mm thick but i am finding a few places that look like they will make anythign you want so i will probably ask them


Tech Talk / Re: Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:33:19 PM »
Thanks. I have a lot of photos but its hard to work out the thickness. I can get 9.5mm holes in 1.5mm thickness but i tend to think this would be too thick to fold the edges over. i might see what is out there in 5/16 or 8mm too.

Tech Talk / Bassani exhaust shield
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:30:43 PM »
Can anyone tell me the hole dia in the perforated sheet heat guards on the Bassani pipes? I thought it was 3/8 but i am struggling to find 18g (1.2mm) with that hole size. I can find 1.5 or 16g but its a bit thick i reckon. I did find some with 1/4 holes so maybethey used that? I have a sales add and it says the shields were made of 18g. Maybe someone can confirm the thickness as well thanks.

Honda / Re: Honda CR250 M frame
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:22:02 PM »
MR250 is 76 only so would bump the bike out of pre 75 class if you were racing  and were to use one of those frames.

Suzuki / Re: DR500Z Swingarm
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:30:54 AM »
Yeah you could use a 76-79 era RM Profab/DG, it is same/correct length but you will have to make adaptions for the DR swingarm pivot which is larger than the RM. Not much to gain with it really because it wont have the banana bend it like the DR ones. You gotta watch out for bends/axle alignment probs with the Profabs too. I have been caught out a couple times with one axle slot higher than the other, therefore axle is tilted up/down to one side  >:(
The DR Profab/white Bros arms might show up on ebay once every 10 years if you are lucky unlike the Yamaha ones where its on average evry 3 or 4 months. So they are very rare, just not many were ever made. By the time they were making the DR400/500 arms they were using larger box section than the older TT and RM Profabs too.
Like i said the stock DR500 Z/D/E alloy arm is good (apart from weak/thin pivot tube like the PE's - watch for cracks/splits here) so i dont see why you would want to use a KLX arm that will require some mods.

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