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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    It was 80 degrees here yesterday (in the 50's today) so I got the stripes/clear on the S4R. Still have to rub it out. Here are a couple of pics.
    Looks good Marvin. I was out riding-- will finish some of my paintwork down the road a bit- just too nice out to paint.

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    Still working on the S4R. This used to be fun a few years ago (like 25 years ago !), a lot like work these days.
    One of the snowflake rotors was bent in the crash so I made hub and straightened it. Set the end play on the transmission shafts and selector drum, set the preload on the crank down to .006" (.15mm) and set the squish. (Brad's site is, as always, full of information, http://www.bikeboy.org/996squish.html).
    Last pics are of lightening the flywheel.
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    I know how you feel Marvin,
    Like you what was fun years ago now does seem like hard work but...
    My problem is actually getting started on a build/project, once I've actually got out of the blocks the enjoyment/job satisfaction does come back eventually.
    Although sometimes I wish that I could afford to just drop off a motor and write out a cheque.
    But then again if I did that I would never have the extreme pleasure of riding something that I'd built myself, knowing that the Buzz was all down to me.
    It's "Swings and Roundabouts" as we say here in the UK.

    Steve R

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    Hi Steve,

    I can get started,,,then procrastinate!!

    Here's a pic of grinding the crank shims on the surface grinder to get them exact. I do the same thing with the valve shims.
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    Damn it Marvin. Stop taunting me. I thought I was coming up in the world when I got my flat plate.
    Griff
    To infinity and.......

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    Iím not sure if this is the right machine for doing shims, it is cheap but.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F352335791380
    Griff
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    Griff,
    Probably a little larger than you need but would work !!
    I had one almost like that, segmented stones in rotary head, fluid through the spindle. I gave the magnetic chuck to my Brother and sold it to a local glass blower who was going to grind glass with it. As far as I know it is still just sitting there.

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