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Spring Clean

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Shoei, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    Few bits and bobs to do on the NC30, so it was off with the fairing time and what a hassle that was. Seized fasteners(sp) galore on the lowers and missing some on the uppers inside the front fairing, but got em all though. Will be replaced with a probolt kit.
    So one naked NC30

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    And some where in there is a 400cc V-Four engine.

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    The build quality of the NC30 is awesome for some thing so small. Everything fits in such a small place.

    Robb
     
  2. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    out of curiosity what does it look like with its clothes on? i used to knoe a mechanic with a vfr400 and i really liked it becouse it seemed small, lol i know nothing about bikes at all apart from there faster than my car and i think they do look good:p
     
  3. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    here it is fully clothed.

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    Robb
     
  4. quackers

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,724

    Location: Liverpool :-)

    Wow that looks gorgeous
     
  5. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

    Posts: 8,925

    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    I bet you use wheel cleaner by the gallon with those wheels! Very nice, when the summer is here I'd like to spend a day stripping the CBR down to the bones and giving it a good cleaning down properly.

    I bet that arrow sounds pretty sweet too!
     
  6. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 940

    Location: North Wales

    wow thats a bloody nice bike¬
     
  7. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    Muc-off, easiest stuff to use. Used it for years. Spray on, wash of with water. Jobs a good un.

    Hmm, Arrow is a just an Art with a sticker on. ;)
    It dont sound to bad. Looking to put a carbon fibre can on at some point.
    Would love a dual can set up, but they are a) expensive and b) rare.

    Robb
     
  8. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

    Posts: 8,925

    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    Ah, I know exactly how your bike sounds then, a friend of mine has an RVF with an ART on it :)

    I have seen this muc off stuff, a mate used it yesterday to wash his bandit after it hasnt been cleaned for 4 weeks at this time of year! The mud just fell off, is it cheap to buy?
     
  9. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    I buy the 5ltr bottles from local mountainbike shop then just top up the squeezy-spray bottle when im cleaning the bike.
    Not overly expensive, £18 for 5ltrs doing a quick google.

    Robb
     
  10. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

    Posts: 8,925

    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    Cheers mate, is it alright to get it on brake disks etc, it wont make the brakes weak if it gets on them? After seeing how easy it made my mates cleaning I am going to get myself some.
     
  11. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    wow thats verry nice, it makes me want to get into bikes but i cant even afford my current hobbies lol. i remember the single swing arm :) verry nice bike imo.

    dan
     
  12. Shoei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Heysham, Lancs

    naw, used to liberaly spray the front wheel to clean all the cack and brake dust, same with the calipers. Just sprayed lots of water on to clean it off. Just hose pipe pressure though, didnt use a power washer on it. Brings it up nicely when you dry it with a chamois cloth.
    When i was commuting every day would clean the bike every weekend with muc-off during the winter, kept it the Firestorm looking good. Works wonders on wheels where you get the drips from the chain oiler.

    How is the CBR by the way?

    Robb
     
  13. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

    Posts: 8,925

    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    The CBR is good, so glad I went for it over an SV, I just cant wait for the summer now, I have this weekend off so fingers crossed I will be off to matlock with it on sunday for the first time :)

    Unfortunately I am already getting used to the power from the bike but as it stands it still hasnt gone above 12,000 rpm in any gear, doesnt redline until 13,500, but god damn is loud when you open her up a bit, even with the standard system on it :) Got the chicken strips to 0 after some comments when I posted a photo of it on here when I first got it :)