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Mannulus Mechanica (build thread)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustiePyles, Oct 28, 2020.

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  1. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    All the bearings look, feel, and sound good. No plans currently to replace any of them.
    I had thought about it but I don’t think I’m going to. 17-32 seems to be just about right for my 80 so I think I’m going to do an 17-32 on this one as well.
     
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  2. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  3. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    So I think I may have the motor out of a corporate sponsorship race bike! I’m convinced this motor was once in the Peramtex bike! I can’t think of any other reason why someone would use SO MUCH GASKET GOOP! The PO of this motor had a serious love of grey RTV, Yamabond, and HI-Tack.

    HI-TACK, because next time that motor comes apart it won’t be your problem.

    Despite the PO’s best efforts I managed to get most of the gasket surfaces cleaned up and re-leveled.
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    26 bucks at Amazon. Here.

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  5. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @Jim what did you reduce it with when you sprayed it, lacquer thinner or enamel reducer? Did you use the POR-15 aluminum etch prep?
     
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  6. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I shot it over the original paint, so no etch. Cut it with lacquer thinner. After the cases were prepped, I sprayed 'em with straight lacquer thinner.... 1, to further clean 'em and.... 2, to soften the existing paint for better adhesion. Have the POR ready to shoot and spray 'em as soon as the lacquer thinner evaporates.
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I've still got half a pint if you want to swing by and grab it? Should be more than enough.
     
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  8. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Fit a grease zerk on my kicker peddle
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    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Cylinder painted & bottom end closed up. Letting the Moto-Seal set up now. 39CA475C-DB53-4FE0-9A34-EB10D1ABFED2.jpeg 63B51FEF-E410-409D-87DA-402588961B35.jpeg BC3D4280-2565-4912-BEF7-0AEAFB2B7FB1.jpeg
     
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    Cam chain riveted back together.
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  12. Jan_P

    Jan_P XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Looks Nice. -- Very Nice ... I did not think one could do that oneself. getting it so pretty.
    Some of Jim's work also looks amazingly fine.
    I have a block that would benefit getting some paint
    But I don't have a Compressor.
    Can it be painted with a brush or will that look terrible ???
     
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  13. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I just used VHT aerosol paint. I only used my spray gun to spray some lacquer thinner on the case.
     
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  14. X77S

    X77S Let's do this!

    Rattle cans can do really good as long as you're careful. That looks pretty darn good!I need to decide if I'm painting mine or letting it go back natural. Really leaning towards paint. Wonder how well the vht holds up to carb cleaner and gas being spilled on it.
     
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  15. Jan_P

    Jan_P XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Thank you ... that makes a difference. Please give info about which color that is
    there are several " Grey Ones "
    Will it need a clear coat ?

    https://www.vhtpaint.com/high-heat/vht-engine-enamel

    Is it durable or is the one Jim has in # 144 a better option
    The aerosol makes it simpler.
    Come to think of it I have an electrical spray gun
     
  16. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I used universal aluminum and GM satin black.
    No clear coat needed.
    It’s quite durable if you do adequate surface prep & cure it once it’s dry.
    When painting engine components 75% of your time is spent cleaning and prepping the surface.
     

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  17. X77S

    X77S Let's do this!

    Rusty, are your heads going to be black or silver?
     
  18. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Bare aluminum if I can get all the black paint that’s on the head now off. If I can’t get the black paint off they will be painted “aluminum”.
     
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  19. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Got my ignition switch bracket mocked up, using a 3 position with momentary for the electric starter. Got a batt box. And got a set of frame tabs from @Travis/chop source. I gotta say at like four bucks and some change I couldn’t have made them that cheap.
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  20. X77S

    X77S Let's do this!

    Looking pretty good. I was going to try and get to raw aluminum heads and case. Since the case was top half painted from the factory I went ahead and bought the same paint. Turned out pretty good for what it is. Now I can reassemble.
     
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