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Japan F3 KR-1 replica

Jap import and one of the first 50 produced. A full restoration will begin later this year (Maybe looking at doing a Japan F3 replica with billet power valves and replica kit exhausts)

No longer a F3 Replica but its a Rockin Roller

5 hours from Go to whoa, assembling all the recently painted items with all my newly zinc plated original bolts. Its a beautiful thing , putting bikes back together with new fastners. Its even more rewarding and somewhat cost effective re using all the original and correct bolts.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis

fairing repairs

Not pretty but very effective, big thanks to Shep.

Fairing replacement parts in black abs to be trimmed when the fairing frames are on the bike and the chassis is built. Hopefully in the next fortnight, then send it all off for paint. 

Engine build for July/August and hopefully running and testing for September this year to celebrate its 30th Birthday

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis

More hardware bits getting done

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Monday saw the bike fully stripped and sorted inside an hour. All bolts nuts and axles etc are ready for cleaning prior to zinc plating.

Chrome and Polished parts are ready for delivery next week. Frame is spotlessly clean(4 hours) and ready for a very fine coat of paint.

Exhausts have been decoked

Wheels are stripped ready for paint and bearings. 

Carbies are rebuilt.

Paintwork is ready to go to the Painter

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis

After-work activities for this week

Rotors cleaned up with 40 grit sandpaper with a cross-hatch pattern and painted with Galmet Gloss black. With no primer I'm trying out a new product that the boily uses while the Calipers are soaking in brake cleaner ready for tomorrow night.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Front Brake, Rear Brake