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Offline grego

Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1620 on: June 03, 2011, 12:20:19 pm »
I want to get my allu/magnesium cylinder bored and nikasil coated.
Where in Cape Town can I get this done?

I was told I have to send it to NSC in Jo'burg, and I've heard some not-so-good things about NSC.


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i could be wrong but as far as i know NSC are the only okes who do nikasil coating in SA.
 

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« Reply #1621 on: June 03, 2011, 02:38:06 pm »
I want to get my allu/magnesium cylinder bored and nikasil coated.
Where in Cape Town can I get this done?
I was told I have to send it to NSC in Jo'burg, and I've heard some not-so-good things about NSC.
???
i could be wrong but as far as i know NSC are the only okes who do nikasil coating in SA.

To the best of my knowledge NSC are the only guys in the country that do Nicasil coating , I must admit that I have only had good service from them over the years .
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1622 on: June 03, 2011, 02:39:58 pm »
at least we have a mountain...  :'(
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1623 on: June 04, 2011, 10:27:32 am »
ditto NSC.
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« Reply #1624 on: June 04, 2011, 03:32:54 pm »
Any tips for a rounded oil sump drain plug  :(
 

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« Reply #1625 on: June 04, 2011, 08:18:53 pm »
Any tips for a rounded oil sump drain plug  :(

Use a hammer and chisel, knock a groove (at an angle) into the drain plug and turn it like that. Then take it to bolt-it and get them to sell you a new one :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1626 on: June 05, 2011, 12:27:40 pm »
Any tips for a rounded oil sump drain plug  :(

Use a hammer and chisel, knock a groove (at an angle) into the drain plug and turn it like that. Then take it to bolt-it and get them to sell you a new one :)
fuck that!

use a dremel and cut a groove into it, then a screw driver and just turn it out.

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« Reply #1627 on: June 05, 2011, 01:22:23 pm »
At the time I thought about making a groove with a hacksaw but it was too close to the pipes. Nova, may take you up on that.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1628 on: June 05, 2011, 02:46:20 pm »
At the time I thought about making a groove with a hacksaw but it was too close to the pipes. Nova, may take you up on that.

Look, N[]va is a nice guy, but he doesn't even own a working bike. you can't trust him  :pot:

he knows his sh*t, he can help you :)
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« Reply #1629 on: June 05, 2011, 03:27:12 pm »
I'm about to finally do valve clearances, nice instructions found here:

http://docta-zaius.freeservers.com/custom2.html
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« Reply #1630 on: June 05, 2011, 04:48:32 pm »
If no-one buys my Big bore kit I'll have to just save up and make a plan. That will be unfortunate. hehehe.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1631 on: June 05, 2011, 06:24:46 pm »
I want to get my allu/magnesium cylinder bored and nikasil coated.
Where in Cape Town can I get this done?
I was told I have to send it to NSC in Jo'burg, and I've heard some not-so-good things about NSC.
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i could be wrong but as far as i know NSC are the only okes who do nikasil coating in SA.

To the best of my knowledge NSC are the only guys in the country that do Nicasil coating , I must admit that I have only had good service from them over the years .

Not since Bernard left, I have had motors sieze within 60 seconds, more than once
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« Reply #1632 on: June 05, 2011, 06:29:16 pm »
You will like the mod. Makes a big dif. :thumleft:

Awesome :) what else must i do to the bike to make it run decently? intake cam and full exhaust system sufficient?
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« Reply #1633 on: June 05, 2011, 06:30:35 pm »
Not since Bernard left, I have had motors sieze within 60 seconds, more than once

Kiff. What is an oke to do then?
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« Reply #1634 on: June 05, 2011, 07:38:48 pm »
Not since Bernard left, I have had motors sieze within 60 seconds, more than once

Kiff. What is an oke to do then?

Take a chance or take your time and send it to London.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1635 on: June 05, 2011, 07:57:21 pm »
Not since Bernard left, I have had motors sieze within 60 seconds, more than once

Kiff. What is an oke to do then?

What bike?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1636 on: June 05, 2011, 09:55:14 pm »
What bike?

It's a DRZ 400 E.

I'm looking and I can probably get a cylinder shipped from the US for what it will cost me to do the work with NSC anyways.  NSC charge R1580 for the work and shipping there and back will probably be a few hundred. A cylinder is probably $150 - $200 plus shipping.

But i'm a tool when it comes to such things. What would you suggest Runner?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1637 on: June 05, 2011, 10:36:46 pm »
Save yourself some grief and get a new piston and barrel. Even more so if the difference in cost between coating and new is so close.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1638 on: June 06, 2011, 09:49:36 am »
DRZ = Athena kit.
Apparently better than OEM anyway
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« Reply #1639 on: June 06, 2011, 06:29:30 pm »
DRZ = Athena kit.
Apparently better than OEM anyway

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