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Aprilia AF1 125 Replica - Full Rebuild - Updated 6-11-18

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Phil_B
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PostPosted: 07:42 - 07 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to share what I've been doing, I know it's not a big bike but it has been some effort.

With the powdercoating I think it depends on where you go to be honest, and what they remember you telling them.

I used 2 different powdercoaters -

The first was the majority of the work, and being honest was a little hit and miss, some parts they masked off really well and didn't need much work, others required quite a lot of fettling. I nearly had to replace the front wheel as I got a bolt stuck after, I made the mistake of thinking they'd do a good job with blocking the holes off. Luckily I got the bolt drilled out on a milling machine at work. After that I went through every hole and retapped/cleaned them.

I used a different one for the engine, and they did a great job, from what I remember I only had one little bit to sort out. I sent it with all the old bolts for them to hold it together and block off any other threaded holes which definitely helped. That was learning from the other powdercoating I had done.

If I had to get some more done I think I'd be having a very detailed chat with what I wanted and expected to be done, maybe some sketches of what needed to be masked off etc
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This restoration is ruining my bank balance! Restoration project - 1991 Aprilia AF1 Replica
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DrDonnyBrago
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PostPosted: 09:48 - 15 Nov 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, v high quality rebuild/resto!

Thanks
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