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TimNorwich
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PostPosted: 13:24 - 02 Nov 2017    Post subject: Hornet 600 Project Tidy Up Reply with quote

Hi all,

Been out of the biking game for a little while due to various reasons.

I've just bought my fourth Hornet. This was the only colour I didn't have of the 98-02 Hornets and happened by accident really. This is the cheapest and messiest Hornet I've had so lots of polishing and cleaning to do to get it up to the usual standard!

Number 1 Hornet:
https://imgur.com/ACuIXOX
Number 2 Hornet :
https://imgur.com/roXqoOO
Number 3 Hornet:
https://imgur.com/rhK5fsQ
Number 4 Hornet:
https://imgur.com/WfuvbOC
https://imgur.com/uf82pH4
https://imgur.com/uXkqjik

PS anybody know how to insert images to the post without stretching them?

Cheers, Tim.
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TimNorwich
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PostPosted: 17:49 - 02 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

To do list:

- A good service! Last service on paper is 2013 but I'm hoping it's been done since then!
- Clean & polish the headers up - I've bought some Harpic Power Plus to try for these! Laughing
- Give any bits that I can do a good polish with Autosol
- Find the paint code for the black, some small chips/rust areas on the tank
- Sort flickering numberplate light
- Change the awful Mickey Mouse style mirrors
- Paint forks
- Try to tidy up paintwork & remove swirls - looks like somebodies cleaned it with a bloody wire brush!
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Howling Terror
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PostPosted: 18:22 - 02 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://imgur.com/ACuIXOX.jpg
Number 2:
https://imgur.com/roXqoOO.jpg
Number 3:
https://imgur.com/rhK5fsQ.jpg
Number 4:
https://imgur.com/WfuvbOC.jpg
https://imgur.com/uf82pH4.jpg
https://imgur.com/uXkqjik.jpg

Hmm Imgur or Chrome does seem to mess up the scaling... Thinking
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TimNorwich
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PostPosted: 08:57 - 06 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Saturday I got to cleaning my downpipes, as you can tell from my previous bikes I love a bit of polishing haha.

Started with this:

https://imgur.com/eladbn5

After using a bit of Harpic Bleach (wasn't all it's cracked up to be) and a couple of hours solid polishing with Autosol I got to this:

https://imgur.com/dgZvYNm

Still not perfect but lots better than they were!

Also ditched the Mickey Mouse ear mirrors:

https://imgur.com/p9R7ks5

There was some horrific reflectors stuck to the number plate, these were one of the first things I took off when I got her home.

Before:

https://imgur.com/FeqSHQ2

After:

https://imgur.com/0ML6hyE

Really not a fan of the "shotgun" tail lights but too much hassle to remove the undertray & lights and source originals so they will be staying (providing I can fix them!)

I have a question regarding the engine oxidation (or at least I'm guessing thats what this is) - the little white areas caked all over the engine. Is this permanent damage or can it be undone with a bit of scrubbing & WD40?

Thanks
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rpsmith79
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PostPosted: 10:14 - 06 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, can't offer much help, but i will certainly be following your progress

I recently bought a 2003 Hornet as my first big bike, so interested to see what you get up to with yours
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