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12/7/2017 10:04 AM

Anybody out there into your K5s.... Your not finished building yet.... Stock, AF, hill climb, sidecars, trikes... what ever your building it just got more expensive...
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billet cases...

I think I’m gonna have to go a set after 2018 mine are getting a little tired in our Motocross sidecar but I have just built a fresh bottom end for next year...

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12/7/2017 10:06 AM

Oh I should have mentioned the manufacturer, TSR products on FB...

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12/7/2017 11:40 AM

So trick!

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12/7/2017 11:46 AM

Nice! They are not terrible expensive. 1650.00 US I believe.

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12/7/2017 12:07 PM

Right now the price is still somewhat in the air but they are thinking that it will be about 2200 Australian.
That translates to about 1750 USD.

They are sweet... I love the hydraulic clutch...

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I can't wait to start assembly..

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12/8/2017 12:25 AM

The CR5 casses are 2200 Australian so I’m hoping that is the price, makes a pair around £1,250 gbp for any body in the U.K.

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12/8/2017 6:20 AM

I wonder how they look anodized.

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12/8/2017 7:39 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

I wonder how they look anodized.

Don’t... don’t say that because we all know the answer...

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12/8/2017 7:46 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

I wonder how they look anodized.

Sidecar wrote:

Don’t... don’t say that because we all know the answer...

Lol... I've thought seriously about that...
Then I thought about Cerakote...
Then I thought about Clear Cerakote...
I'm so confused... w00t

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12/8/2017 11:12 AM

Sandblaster wrote:

Lol... I've thought seriously about that...
Then I thought about Cerakote...
Then I thought about Clear Cerakote...
I'm so confused... w00t

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My first thought....

Vapor blast the cases just to knock down the shiny bling just a titch......but still be able to see the cool machining.

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12/8/2017 11:17 AM

Lol... It crossed my mind when I first received them as I have a vapor blaster but I don't know... I still have time to think about it..
The biggest issue is it almost makes it so that you have to polish everything else to match... And I definitely don't want to do that..

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12/8/2017 11:48 AM

Sandblaster wrote:

Lol... It crossed my mind when I first received them as I have a vapor blaster but I don't know... I still have time to think about it..
The biggest issue is it almost makes it so that you have to polish everything else to match... And I definitely don't want to do that..

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Out of all the components I have applied Cerekote on, the engine cases make the most sense. A lot of hard places wash on cases, those places are the ones that stain bad, but not with Cerekote.

Now parts that look great, but I will probably never apply it to again are brake calipers.

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12/8/2017 12:18 PM

That build turned out nice looking.
Out of curiosity, why not Cerakote the calipers?
I have never done any but one of the guys on our Team did...
So far, so good.

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12/8/2017 3:19 PM

Sandblaster wrote:

That build turned out nice looking.
Out of curiosity, why not Cerakote the calipers?
I have never done any but one of the guys on our Team did...
So far, so good.

Protecting the piston bore is critical from the abrasive etch needed for adhesion. The caliper was the one of 2 areas I seen "break through" in the coating, other was clutch covers. That's just my experience. I don't sell coating services, so to each their own.

It is super durable, but the biggest advantage is it's super thin. Cool stuff.

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12/8/2017 4:25 PM

Sandblaster wrote:

That build turned out nice looking.
Out of curiosity, why not Cerakote the calipers?
I have never done any but one of the guys on our Team did...
So far, so good.

Markee wrote:

Protecting the piston bore is critical from the abrasive etch needed for adhesion. The caliper was the one of 2 areas I seen "break through" in the coating, other was clutch covers. That's just my experience. I don't sell coating services, so to each their own.

It is super durable, but the biggest advantage is it's super thin. Cool stuff.

Oh ok... I never considered doing the piston bore...
I'm just getting into doing some Cerakote.
I bought the equipment... I just need to get some paint.
They also have some interesting internal engine paint for combustion chambers and piston crowns..
One more experiment I need to get to..

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12/9/2017 12:47 PM

Sandblaster wrote:

That build turned out nice looking.
Out of curiosity, why not Cerakote the calipers?
I have never done any but one of the guys on our Team did...
So far, so good.

Markee wrote:

Protecting the piston bore is critical from the abrasive etch needed for adhesion. The caliper was the one of 2 areas I seen "break through" in the coating, other was clutch covers. That's just my experience. I don't sell coating services, so to each their own.

It is super durable, but the biggest advantage is it's super thin. Cool stuff.

Sandblaster wrote:

Oh ok... I never considered doing the piston bore...
I'm just getting into doing some Cerakote.
I bought the equipment... I just need to get some paint.
They also have some interesting internal engine paint for combustion chambers and piston crowns..
One more experiment I need to get to..

The stuff goes a long way! Mix with a gram scale.

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12/9/2017 4:56 PM

Good advice, Thanks!
A buddy of mine has been doing it over in Florida.
He has given me several tips.
I know a little goes a long long way :-)

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