Top posting users this week
JohnW
 
Chris p
 

Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 29 on Tue 30 May - 4:54
Latest topics
» Timing set up
Today at 0:35 by Chris p

» Townmate front badge moulding
Today at 0:34 by JohnW

» New Member
Yesterday at 5:06 by Duckrider

» Suzuki FZ50
Fri 21 Sep - 17:17 by axeltrail

» Yamaha FS 1 selfmade with 80 cc engine
Fri 21 Sep - 17:11 by axeltrail

» T80 Bolt/Screw Kit
Fri 21 Sep - 6:35 by JohnW

» Yamaha t50 piston rings/kit
Thu 20 Sep - 3:05 by Chris p

» T80 Crown Wheel early problems
Wed 19 Sep - 19:41 by steve9e

» Yamaha dt125mx
Wed 19 Sep - 16:59 by axeltrail


Rust treatment

Go down

Rust treatment

Post  JohnW on Fri 12 Jan - 22:58

In view of the dire state of the T80 featured in this thread http://yamahatownmatet80.forumotion.co.uk/t1042-a-total-rust-bucket  its advisable to remove the petrol tank and coat the inside of the frame particularly around the top shock absorber mounting points with Waxoyl https://www.hammerite.co.uk/product/waxoyl/ or similar rust treatment. Also lower down remove the battery holder and Waxoyl the lower section. These areas are prone to rusting from inside, Waxoyl will stop the rust taking hold.
Just done my bike, there was a lot of surface rust in there.

JohnW

Posts : 1166
Join date : 2011-10-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rust treatment

Post  Dave Weller on Wed 31 Jan - 1:19

I removed the swing arm which was stuck in the bearings, cleaned and Kurust it, waiting for warmer weather to top coat it, it was time to re-pack all the shaft splines. next job is to Kurust the centre stand and lower frame, remove tank and preserve the inside of the frame. I did notice the left upper suspension bush had play in it, and I've always tried to find a reason why it pulled to the left a bit, seems it was this bush and the seized right hand side swing arm bearing.
Also notice the Ignition pick up was going rusty, hopefully when cleaned it will rejuvenate it. The clutch linkage pivots also require re greasing.
What a great piece of design and engineering went into the drive train. If only they still made it.

Dave Weller

Posts : 24
Join date : 2014-08-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rust treatment

Post  barker on Wed 31 Jan - 7:38

good bike I love riding around town ,but open roads are abit more of a challenge but worst is the lights apart from that brilliant bike

barker

Posts : 477
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : littlehampton

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rust treatment

Post  adespin on Wed 31 Jan - 22:31

Dave Weller wrote:I removed the swing arm which was stuck in the bearings, cleaned and Kurust it, waiting for warmer weather to top coat it, it was time to re-pack all the shaft splines. next job is to Kurust the centre stand and lower frame, remove tank and preserve the inside of the frame. I did notice the left upper suspension bush had play in it, and I've always tried to find a reason why it pulled to the left a bit, seems it was this bush and the seized right hand side swing arm bearing.
Also notice the Ignition pick up was going rusty, hopefully when cleaned it will rejuvenate it. The clutch linkage pivots also require re greasing.
What a great piece of design and engineering went into the drive train. If only they still made it.

Kurust on its own will not stop it from rusting, especially this time of the year being its so damp. You should paint it immediately, even if it means using some old leftover aerosol paint cans and then recoating it when winter is over. Ideally you should leave it till summer then get it bead blasted and coated the same day. When i restored my Townmate i bead blasted the parts then Kurusted followed by red oxide then primer, finishing with the top coat and clear coat.
avatar
adespin

Posts : 180
Join date : 2013-05-13
Age : 70
Location : Llanelli, South Wales

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rust treatment

Post  Dave Weller on Fri 2 Feb - 5:55

I have sealed the Kurust by using a rattle can car paint, will finish off with a couple of extra coats. Probably also give it some stone chip to the cross piece.

Dave Weller

Posts : 24
Join date : 2014-08-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rust treatment

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum