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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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IG: @mullennix_qc

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 ...more

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 ...more

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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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

Sandblaster wrote:

Oh ok... I never considered doing the piston bore...
I'm just getting into doing some Cerakote.
I bought the equipment... I ...more

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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