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Old 13-03-19, 03:23 PM   #1501
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I learned the hard way many years ago never to skimp on tool quality - not only are the cheap allen keys made of mild steel and round off easily but they are very often not accurate on their size, and have rounded instead of fairly sharp corners anyway - so they will not fit very well. Same with spanners, and I also try to get full hex sockets as well to give max grip on the bolt head, but if the bolt is gonna shear off anyway because its made of cheese metal the full hex won't help - but at least it stops corners of bolt head rounding off...

Good tools will last a lifetime anyway with a moderate amount of care ( eg. not using a ratchet as a hammer ) and save much more than their purchase price.. win-win


I agree, I use either Halfords Professional or my US Craftsman internal hexagons with a ratchet or bar.

The issue here is that the threads have not moved for 13 years, even when I managed to get the first bolt moving it was tight all the way.


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Addendum: This bike keeps fighting back! The left over bolt shaft just would not move and eventually snapped off almost flush, so I had to drill it out. It was stuck solid, it didn't move using left hand twist bits - even when I got as far as the 5mm drill. I had a M6 helicoil kit to hand so I replaced the thread.

The master cylinder is all apart now, but it was a struggle. I'm still not really happy with it so I've found a good used replacement for 20 from eBay.

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Old 15-03-19, 07:10 PM   #1502
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Thanks for all the tips guys.

This is what they looked like after brushing on some Harpic



Looks like my Arrow pipe has cracked again on the other side. I'll have to get it welded up and get a brace put in between the two pipes. The wise Bibio foresaw this happening last time it broke



Then tried the coke and aluminium foil treatment which further improved them. I think they might come up good with some polish now



I've still to do the cat section too
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Old 15-03-19, 07:28 PM   #1503
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Thanks for all the tips guys.



This is what they looked like after brushing on some Harpic







Looks like my Arrow pipe has cracked again on the other side. I'll have to get it welded up and get a brace put in between the two pipes. The wise Bibio foresaw this happening last time it broke







Then tried the coke and aluminium foil treatment which further improved them. I think they might come up good with some polish now







I've still to do the cat section too


Gosh, you took the whole exhaust off just to clean it.
We are not worthy!


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Old 15-03-19, 07:30 PM   #1504
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Well done Darren. Looking good
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Old 15-03-19, 07:35 PM   #1505
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Gosh, you took the whole exhaust off just to clean it.
We are not worthy!


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Yeah it seemed like the easiest way. Plus the bike is living inside just now so splashing bleach and coke everywhere isn't really an option

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Well done Darren. Looking good
Yeah it's getting there
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Old 15-03-19, 08:16 PM   #1506
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Yeah it seemed like the easiest way. Plus the bike is living inside just now so splashing bleach and coke everywhere isn't really an option







Yeah it's getting there


Your bike is inside the house! We really are not worthy.


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Old 15-03-19, 08:22 PM   #1507
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Yep it lives in the conservatory over winter. I give it a cuddle from time to time

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Old 15-03-19, 09:13 PM   #1508
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Yep it lives in the conservatory over winter. I give it a cuddle from time to time





Noooooooooooooooooooo!


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Ya big old softie, ya vacuumed the carpet before the photo' just for us
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Old 16-03-19, 12:31 PM   #1510
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You can bring them up even better if you use a Brass Wire brush drill attachment but if you use this method you MUST wear overalls and safety glasses/googles.The Brass wires can come of and stick in cloths and scar the skin and the Safety Glasses/Goggles for the eyes.

Brass wire brushes can remove a lot of the final corrosion and leave a nice,"Burnished" finish or if once used and you don't like the finish the Metal polish usually works even better after the Burnishing.



https://www.toolstation.com/wire-bru...xoCZjgQAvD_BwE

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