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Old 12-25-2017, 02:45 PM
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Wow, went to see The Last Jedi and was floored! It's our new tradition, open presents, go see Star Wars, come home, eat and watch Dr. Who. Now that Disney has the SW Franchise, can look forward to a new one every year. Thankfully not another Deathstar involved. It is a long movie though, so be prepared.
Old 12-25-2017, 06:16 PM
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Bruce(acdc) i liked your joke about the thumbtacks,forget starwars buddy here's the ultimate thriller and merry xmas all...except that guy
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:23 PM
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Dave these michelin pilot sport radial tyres have a much rounder profile and allow lean angles well in excess of fifty degrees.Pic taken two hours after they were fitted and scrubbed in edge to edge
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:26 PM
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Did'nt realize it got flipped sideways and here's the rear tyre
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:37 PM
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Barry that's interesting about your arts degree.I hav'nt had time to resize images yet so i'll just post one for now.I you tubed cyclists riding in groups and got a dashcam video from over your way of a f150? truck driver stuck behind a big group,the guys commentary is very funny...something about the tv show 'south park' and a why people smell their own farts theme
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:17 PM
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Hello to all of my old friends here on the Saito page and Merry Christmas as we say here in the USA!
Old 12-26-2017, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by blw

Yep Dan, I do have an attitude at times. I used to bike around in Germany when my Peugeot was big deal, so I know both sides. And, I never dressed up like a fairy to hit the roads with it. I still have it and it's in near mint condition. Original tires too. They go for a good bit of money down here so it will up for sale soon.
If you are riding distance those clothes have a purpose, especially the pants. One purpose is added visability hence the vivid colors. I wear riding shorts but just don a bright "T" shirt on top, usually da-glo orange yellow or <gasp> pink..

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Old 12-26-2017, 06:49 PM
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The oil painting was done by tom roberts back in circa 1890 of australian wool shearers in the shed.I've transferred it to a safety cover for a shearing comb sharpener for heineger australia as part of a one off commemorative series the company is doing.Also see a photograph of modern day shearers.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:52 PM
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Woops the one on the left is before it's applied
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:56 PM
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Just to make up for that here's how they stress me up after hours.One of our motorcycle mechanics is pictured with one of my iwata w400 gravity fed guns just after i left work and was chilling out at home with a beer...well,i was till this popped up on my mobile phone
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
Did'nt realize it got flipped sideways and here's the rear tyre
That's why this is my next tire, a Dunlop elite American.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:43 AM
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Hello Hobbsy and Happy New Year to you my friend!
Old 12-27-2017, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
That's why this is my next tire, a Dunlop elite American.
I don't know if i'd fit that tyre dave,after you get past harleys modern marketing image and blurb one of the things harleys have never claimed is that they handle well,even in a straight line.Bear with me a bit because it's party time over here with the warm weather and xmas.My experience with dunlop elites has always been that they give you very little warning at the limit,just a couple of quick full frame shudders and then they flick you over the high side.So with that in mind i'm offering you a free paintjob on your next helmet and here's a couple of ideas to get the ball rolling.Should we start a sweepstake here and bet on how many km's blah blah blah
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:18 AM
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ps dunlop is irish you know
Old 12-27-2017, 03:45 AM
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Thanks Ernie, Merry and Happy Holidays to you also. How's your Saito supply these days?

Good morning Pete, the Elite tyres, both bias and radial are dual compound, no worries on their holding ability. I have a Michelin Commander II on the front, it seems to be as hard as coal.

I am going to break in a Saito 1.00-T with a new ring and valves on the right today, then dig into a 1.30, I'm also going to paint the 1.30's cylinders black to spruce it up a bit. I envy your painting skills as well as the guy who painted this engine.

One of our Christmas gifts was two kits to send in a DNA sample, Hobbs is English and my paternal grandmother's name was Quigley, her father was Welsh so I might be a big chunk of both.
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:48 AM
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What paint is used on the Saito? Been a while since I airbrushed something, so want to give it a go, thinking some flames on the cylinder would look cool.
Old 12-27-2017, 03:55 PM
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The paint is Dupli-Color/Ceramic, I received three cans yesterday. That engine is a Saito .45. I am brain straining on a way to clean the cylinders. I have a Crock Pot but have never cooked an ABC cylinder. Below is a Saito Fathead 1.20, I think also done in Dupli-Color Ceramic.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:33 PM
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Denatured alcohol and a brass brush is how I would do it. Then some wax and grease remover and a plastic brush.
Old 12-27-2017, 04:36 PM
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Thanks much, I'll do that.
Old 12-28-2017, 12:00 AM
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Bruce if you want to paint the saito cylinder it's finning makes proper cleaning difficult,certainly if dave's crockpot is ok to use on an abc cylinder i would do that.Second best would be to use a heat gun and heat to a temp you can just touch quickly,this is to sweat the oil out.When it has cooled use a high quality/aggressive automotive preparation solvent (prepsol) like dupont 3950.Repeat that process several times.As to painting i would not use an airbrush they don't deliver enough paint quickly enough to avoid dry areas on anything larger than a 50c coin.The red saito dave shows above i believe was prepped and painted by kmot (tom) and he does an awesome job on them.If the engine will only be a static display you can use nice glossy 2pak automotive paint with no problems,if you want to fly the engine i would use a rattle can like the one dave shows.

ps please note that when you use heatproof most times,there is a MAX thickness allowed spec,not MIN...so LESS is better in terms of longevity and working life.You won't find those directions on the back of the rattle can so go to the manufacturers website and search tech data sheets,pretty easy.If you need a coating thickness guide most of the one's i've used are laid down at 60 to 70 microns,good luck and happy painting.

Good luck with the dna tests dave,the welsh have some famous singers including tom jones...can we expect some singing soon?
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[QUOTE=Hobbsy;12393387]Thanks Ernie, Merry and Happy Holidays to you also. How's your Saito supply these days?

Thanks for the reply Hobbsy! Man that red paint job is awesome. I am down to just a Saito 100 and 125. Have been thermaling with gliders a bit lately. Wishing you all the best in 2018 Dave!
Old 12-28-2017, 02:38 AM
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A saito 125...how many good one's did you throw out to save that?
Old 12-28-2017, 03:08 AM
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That is indeed KMOT"S engine, in fact both are. He just resurrected an OS .61 that was in bad shape, it looks great now.
Old 12-28-2017, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
Bruce(acdc) i liked your joke about the thumbtacks,forget starwars buddy here's the ultimate thriller and merry xmas all...except that guy
Damn! He's on the wrong side of the road!

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:14 PM
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a panted Saito

I think a "Yellowed Winged Redheaded Black Cylindered Saito Speed Sucker" would be pretty cool to have caged



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