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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglarsenDK View Post
    Yes... but SPO came with the cheap "Pizza" discs... not the nice ones on jsedacca's bike ..
    I have several sets of those crappy pizza cutter discs if you want them. The early ones before they made them semi-floating.

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    I was experimenting with Spirits of salts the other day with brake cleaning and found that strips anodising instantly :-)

    Has anyone ever found a good yellow/green replacement for the Zinc chromate finish they used to use on magnesium ? I picked up some mag carbs the other day but they need re painting to stop corrosion and it also needs to be fuel proof.
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    Just a quick update. I received the Ohlins shock from Ken Hall at SBSuspension after an overhaul/rebuild. Ken was great to work with and had it turned around in less than a week. I promptly got it installed along with the subframe/undertray mounted.

    I've been chasing a leaking right fork and have it torn back apart for inspection. I have a new o-ring on order from ducati which helps the 2 piece tubes seal along with a circlip. Not sure if this was more worn than the other side, but hopefully it cures the issue. Everything else is new (seals, bushings, dust seals) so this is the only part left. I'll order another seal just in case to have on hand.

    That is the only part from having a rolling bike. Once its back on the ground, I'll start routing the wiring and cleaning up the harness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsedacca View Post
    Just a quick update. I received the Ohlins shock from Ken Hall at SBSuspension after an overhaul/rebuild. Ken was great to work with and had it turned around in less than a week. I promptly got it installed along with the subframe/undertray mounted.

    I've been chasing a leaking right fork and have it torn back apart for inspection. I have a new o-ring on order from ducati which helps the 2 piece tubes seal along with a circlip. Not sure if this was more worn than the other side, but hopefully it cures the issue. Everything else is new (seals, bushings, dust seals) so this is the only part left. I'll order another seal just in case to have on hand.

    That is the only part from having a rolling bike. Once its back on the ground, I'll start routing the wiring and cleaning up the harness.

    Jared

    Looks great Jared ! What kind of chemical did you put on the rear frame to make it turn to ALU ?

    I have a few black SPO rear frames... hmmmm , good idea !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglarsenDK View Post
    Looks great Jared ! What kind of chemical did you put on the rear frame to make it turn to ALU ?

    I have a few black SPO rear frames... hmmmm , good idea !
    I always liked the look of an aluminum subframe and decided to have it coated in a metallic silver that mimics freshly blasting aluminum.

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    Sorry for not updating. The bike was at a stand still waiting on the new o-ring for the right fork tube. It came in and after assembling/bleeding/setting oil height, it still leaked. I finally ordered an OEM fork seal which arrived today. The new OEM seal has cured the issue. I highly recommend going with OEM seals whenever possible. While the seals from all balls are a great deal, they are hit or miss with sealing.

    The bike is finally a roller now. Next up is to start laying out the harness and routing it.
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    I (technically Ken Hall doing the service) have had good results with the blue-green SKF seals.
    '01 996R, '94 888 SPO Ltd, '88 851 Adamo racebike, '91 ZX-7R K1 homologation, '89 NSR250 MC18r5k, '01 Derbi GPR50/75, '71 CB450/500 café.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine16 View Post
    I (technically Ken Hall doing the service) have had good results with the blue-green SKF seals.
    I did get one of the green SKF seals which was listed as fitting the 888 and it was way too loose. Not sure if I got a bad one or what.

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