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  1. #351
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    Nice to see you back at it, Pete. Always look forward to progress on your Kat.
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    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Cheers Larry, it's good to be back into it!

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    I got a second round of paint stripping done yesterday, this time using a wire brush instead of a scraper.

    Still a fair amount of paint to be removed from some parts so I think the wire wheel on the drill will come out to finish the job and begin the prep for paint process.



    Then I formed a bit of a mould from some thin aluminium to repair the broken post in the rear reservoir and coated it in anti-sieze.



    And built it up with JB Weld.



    Went down after dinner last night and the anti-sieze did its job and let me take the aluminium mould out so now I just need to let it cure and I can drill and tap the hole again.


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    JB Weld is such a versatile product. Love the fact it can be tapped and threaded. I imagine you're going to smear just a bit over the joint to fill it in..?
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    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Yep Larry, very handy! My plan is to dremel it back smooth with the original post, the bottom of my mould sat away from it a little which is why there's a ridge there as there'll be an overlap on the outside of the post.

    Drilled and tapped...



    Success!



    All that's left to do is run the dremel over the JB Weld as above to smooth it down in line with the original post which I'll do hopefully on the weekend when I can make a bit of noise.

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    Oh, I see what you're saying now about it being held out a bit..that makes sense to me now. That's a pretty rough lookin' master cylinder on it's way back to being proper. Nicely done, Pete.
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    1979 GS1000S,

    1982 Honda CX500 Turbo, 1982 Honda MB5 w/CR80 motor, 1977 Honda "nekid" Goldwing, 1976 Honda CB550F cafe', 1972 Honda XL250 cafe'

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    Harbor Freight glass bead cabinet was the best money I ever spent. Just sayin

    1980 GS850G
    1983 GS1100e
    82\83 1100e Frankenbike
    1980 GS1260
    Previous 65 Suzuki 80 Scrambler, 76 KZ900 bought new and survived, 02 GSF1200S, 81 GS1100e will soon fulfill its dream.

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    Cheers Larry, as long as the JB Weld holds after sitting some brake fluid in there I'll be happy. And I believe I have a source for a new site glass also so it should come up real nice with a lick of paint.

    Bob, that'd be nice... but that stuff ain't so cheap over here. It would be handy though!

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    I picked up a DIY blasting cabinet for $25 by scanning the local Craigslist alternative.There was one for $50 recently to,it was done to plans and a bit better than mine.You would need a higher CFM compressor to,my 2 (real)HP just keeps up to my blasting needs.My older one similar to yours wouldn't cut it.It really is a step above removing old finishes and corrosion.
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    Ah yep I recall seeing your blasting cabinet on here Greg, very handy! I don't quite have the room for something like that and yeah definitely would need a bigger compressor. I had to sand blast some steel reinforcing to fix some concrete cancer on our back deck and that was somewhat challenging with my compressor. No way I could blast even small components with that.

    But it's all good, I'm happy to put the effort in to clean this stuff up by hand. The biggest issue will be the frame but I'll get that sand blasted and powder coated for me when I can.

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