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« Reply #2100 on: September 11, 2017, 09:55:31 PM »

Smooth leather. I've never had a real leather seat before so asked about caring for it -I remember chops with leather seats at bike rallies in my youth that had gone white & furry in the rain -but apparently modern leather's supplied already treated for weather proofing. So it'll just need wiping over occasionally. Nice.
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« Reply #2101 on: September 11, 2017, 09:59:31 PM »

That looks a treat Andy.
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« Reply #2102 on: September 11, 2017, 10:05:04 PM »

A real case of less is more, I feel.................. Cool
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« Reply #2103 on: September 12, 2017, 07:16:06 AM »

Looks nice. Try not to scrape, tear or cut this one Andy.
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« Reply #2104 on: September 12, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »

I'm surprised you didn't get it powder coated ? Roll Eyes
Just buy some leather treatment wax and wipe it on every now n then
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« Reply #2105 on: September 12, 2017, 10:04:42 AM »

 Cheesy yeah, cost more than the original seat did, so I'll be very careful with it.
I did powder coat the steel base stinkey Smiley
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« Reply #2106 on: September 18, 2017, 06:55:40 PM »

Many thanks to Tom for dropping by after work this evening & running new earth wires to the front indicators. I need to charge the battery again now to check them, but they seem to have fixed the problem.
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« Reply #2107 on: September 18, 2017, 09:14:24 PM »

Somewhere I've got some fantastic stuff I used to use on my bike boots - if I can dig it out I'll send it to you.  It's called Renapur and it's wonderful!  Think I have an unopened container, it's about the only thing I ever bought at a bike show that was as good as it promised to be.

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« Reply #2108 on: September 19, 2017, 09:09:12 AM »

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« Reply #2109 on: September 19, 2017, 09:43:55 PM »

Renapur is really good stuff, I've used it for years.
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« Reply #2110 on: September 20, 2017, 10:27:27 PM »

Must dig that out - been a bit preoccupied lately as my young cat went missing.  Turned up today with nasty wound on his leg, looks like he had it caught in something.  He'll be fine though, vet said they can sort it out.
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« Reply #2111 on: September 21, 2017, 08:20:41 PM »

Ouch.
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« Reply #2112 on: September 27, 2017, 01:54:43 PM »

Indicator Earthing problem fixed, thanks to Tom -now the head light flashes! Hooked up a temporary Earth & that sorted it -but now the tail light flashes!
No Earth wire on the tail light so it just Earths through the body. Everything's powder-coated so it's obviously not Earthing properly. So we'll, (Tom will), run a new Earth wire back to the electrics box. While it's apart I'm swapping the bright zinc mounting screws for stainless hex headed bolts cos they're a pig to reach with a screwdriver.
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« Reply #2113 on: September 27, 2017, 02:00:44 PM »

Finally tapped the stainless seat spring mounts fully home with a block of wood & a mallet -& the skim of filler I ran around the bases cracked.
*sigh* Rub it down. Do it again.
I refuse to get wound up about this build. It's taking forever & I'm not enjoying it at all -just one problem after another - but it's the last bike I'm going to build so I'll keep plugging away at it. Closed the garage door today & walked away from it for now.
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« Reply #2114 on: September 27, 2017, 04:18:04 PM »

Yes good idea Andy ..been that way for ages too?
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