What did you do to your Ninja today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by Grinsaki » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:59 am

Gave the engine front a good cleaning as it was all mucked up gue black. Apart from some chipped paint on the frame tubes I think she looks great for a 26 year and 70.000km old bike. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by tangosevern » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:55 am

:smt023 Worth taking the metal coolant tube off and checking for internal rust
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by Grinsaki » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:14 pm

Will do, thanks Tango. :smt023
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by rod750 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:02 am

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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by hasi9r » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:10 pm

Rod .. what do you use to clean and shine the chrome on your wheels ?
Looks really nice and shiny .
I have the same set up on my wheels but takes me such a long time to try and get it that shiny

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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by rod750 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:29 am

I had them done by a polisher who did them to sisal stage. That gives a polished finished but not mirror finish. After my efforts with the exhaust I thought I would leave the wheels to someone with the right tools! The next step would be with a Calico buff which would then give a mirror finish.

I didn't want that mirror finish so had it done to sisal buff only. After the tyres were fitted those polished bits had bead soap and mould release oil on them which i took off with household cleaner and then I gave them a quick go with Mother's metal polish.

My next step is to seal the polished sections. There is a product called Eventbrite but it will be removed by solvents, which might be impractical on the rear wheel of it gets degreaser to remove chain crud. Meguiar's have a polish with leaves a polymer coating but that would require ongoing maintenance. Could also go for actual clear coat too.....such as a matt finish clear.... Which might look good and be durable.
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by tangosevern » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:36 pm

The rattle can clear coats won't bond to your exposed alloy,there are 2k high solid rattle cans of clear coat but I would't advise you
use the 2k on wheels/bare alloy...A pereodic lick of wax will keep them looking sweet. :smt023
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by hasi9r » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks for that Rod .
No wonder it looks so good !
I'll look into it , much appreciated

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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by e1_ZX-9r » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:46 pm

tangosevern wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:55 am
:smt023 Worth taking the metal coolant tube off and checking for internal rust
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Rust? We don't need no stinking rust! :idea:

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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by Relay » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:53 pm

Got my 'new' seat fairing back from the sprayers and fitted it.
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by bobbydj » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:37 pm

rod750 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:29 am
I had them done by a polisher who did them to sisal stage. That gives a polished finished but not mirror finish. After my efforts with the exhaust I thought I would leave the wheels to someone with the right tools! The next step would be with a Calico buff which would then give a mirror finish.

I didn't want that mirror finish so had it done to sisal buff only. After the tyres were fitted those polished bits had bead soap and mould release oil on them which i took off with household cleaner and then I gave them a quick go with Mother's metal polish.

My next step is to seal the polished sections. There is a product called Eventbrite but it will be removed by solvents, which might be impractical on the rear wheel of it gets degreaser to remove chain crud. Meguiar's have a polish with leaves a polymer coating but that would require ongoing maintenance. Could also go for actual clear coat too.....such as a matt finish clear.... Which might look good and be durable.
Those wheels look brilliant. I daren't even look at mine. Especially the rear one. It's in a terrible state. Resigned to it now, I am. :|
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by rod750 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:06 pm

bobbydj wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Those wheels look brilliant. I daren't even look at mine. Especially the rear one. It's in a terrible state. Resigned to it now, I am. :|
What state are they in? Mine still aren't the best - they could to with a repaint on the inner rim and the spokes. The hub on the disk side was nearly as bad as that sprocket side. It had a lot of brake dust staining which was stained right into the paint. As it looked terrible I got a local car paint shop to match the colour and put it in a pressure pack. I rubbed back the paint a bit with a scotchbrite pad on my Dremel and gave it a couple of coats.


Now to bleed that b/tard rear brake! Piston is right back in the caliper, I've now pre-primed the master cylinder and line but it ain't pumping. I had pulled the master cylinder apart to clean it, the seals weren't hard or perished. Put it back together, put the new line on and here I am. I might take the MC apart again, just to see that I'd re-assembled it correctly. There isn't much to them so I'm wondering what has gone wrong.
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by e1_ZX-9r » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:06 pm

What I presume is my AEM AFR kit arrived on my door step yesterday. I won't be doing anything with it for the next three weeks, just in case, other than let it sit outside in sunlight.

Excited for the time when it's back on the bike and riding isn't vaguely restricted.
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Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Post by Relay » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm

Bought some new fuel line but after taking the tank off couldn't fit it, as though bore looks the same overall width is smaller so the clips just slide about. Not the first time something doesn't fit correctly from a well known on-line parts supplier :-|
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