August 26, 2012 at 8:00 am #14738
I am enjoying my RD a great deal, but I would be telling porkies if I said it was in perfect condition.
So I am toying with the idea of getting the old girl restored….
1. Fairing and paintwork
Repair all the myriad cracks and chunks missing from the fairing
Repaint the whole bike (in standard colours), as the tank is a bit tired and the graphics are for a N1 rather than a F1
2. Re-coat the wheels
Get redone as they are looking a little tired. I will have it done properly…polished rims etc
I have been to a well renowned RD specialist not far from where I live and quoted around £800 for this work, if I strip the bike down and take it to them…I don’t think that is too bad
3. Get the engine set-up to be running more crisply
She is a bit grumply lower down the rev range and I think there is a little more top end to come too. The engine is basically sound though, so I am only looking at a decent service and some detail setting up of carbs, powervalves etc
A mate of Ses310 is a bit of a wizz with RDs, so might gethim to do the work here
4. General sorting
The fastneres are a bit of a hotch potch so I might go for a new set all reound, and get the engine cases recaoted/painted too
The fork legs could do with a polish, but I want to preserve the the origianl stickers
Would like to get the correct F1 pipes fitted as it is running F2 beancans at the moment.
Some minor bits and bobs are missing too
The target would be to start the work in October and have the bike ready for next summer. I want a smart, original example not a show pony
Any thoughts?August 26, 2012 at 8:38 am #64077ses310Moderator
I think do it! For what you gave for the bike I don’t think you’ll lose any money, and you’ll have a lovely bike at the endAugust 26, 2012 at 11:31 am #64078ChampsParticipant
Have a chat with dave addis, met him a few years ago he is based in bromsgrove area, he’s done quite a bit of ‘end of lease’ repairs for me and work mates, great quality of work. Does custom and standard paint jobs, helmet designs etc, and for a competitive price.
07756 534290September 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm #64079BigBenParticipant
yeah get it done. or save 800 bar and do some of it yourselfSeptember 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm #64080
I won’t do the paint work, I want it to be spot on. But I will remove and re-fit it to the bike myself.
The engine work will be done first to ensure that the bike is spot on mechanically before blowing a load of dosh on the cosmeticsOctober 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm #64081HippoDronesParticipant
I look forward to the project mateOctober 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm #64082
All being well the first stage, the mechanical sort, should get underway in teh next few weeks. Looking forward to it. The cosmetics may have to wait a while as it now seems my car-port and gargae need to be re-roofed…££££
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