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CT1 Desert bike.

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CT1 Desert bike. was created by shyted

So , i decided to buy this bike to simply run as a bike to use and abuse.It''s as rough as they come .You.ve seen it already.
 
Mods will include A tuned CT3 barrel, piston and reed valve block. Flat slide carb, Aluminium rims.12 V electronic ignition.HE15 axels .White DT1/HT1 paint job Badged tank ( Ahem )Chain tensioner. It's already minimalist so ,we will see how it goes.
I have actually been in a desert . The Simpson Desert in Australia.
It's got CT2/3 front forks, a seperate lighting system that works off a 12V rechargeable battery. The lights are LED.It has a key switch. Fork gators Metal mudguards which i want to keep. Frame and engine number don't match but i'm no bothered by that. Where's it up to:New bearings and seals going in and a replacement crank.The mains and clutch input shaft bearings, as well as the con rod little end eye , are done. All being replaced..I have stripped the 5 different colours of paint off and blasted the tins.The frame needs a brace re welding in.
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Here's some progress.
This bike is proper rough, make no mistake. However, this time it's ended up with someone who cares enough to sort it out.
The frame is repaired .
Not my repair but i put some metal on it and cleaned it up.
 
 
It's now got a cross brace made from 10mm OD and 2.5 ID . I went for density to get a good weld on to the Japenesium.
 
The Heath Robinson mudguard has been re enforced with 1.5mm plate as it had more holes than a moth eaten shroud and split to hell.
 
It's still a good way off looking like this though.
 
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Crank cases are cleaned and the old bearings are now out . New ones are ready for going in . 

Some half whit cleaned the tank with a grinderette . The swage line has gone on the badly dented tank 
Overall it's doable ,so parts have been arriving.
Spray, chain tensioner ,back light second hand shocks , second hand engine mounting bolts.
 
 
Good way off yet like.
 
 
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So forward progress today.
Rear mudguard painted with two coats ,front, test fitted, rubbed back and undercoated. Filled up around the weld and i'll paint that tomorrow. Then i'll give them the 2K treatment.
 
 
The Rear shocks that came on the bike are just rubbish.
 
I bought some standard shocks that were as rusty as hell and i hoped the plastic shroud that's fitted to CT1 shocks would have protected the damping rods. Bosch ! They had. Freeing the adjusters off took two hours. The mid and grit in there was like cement. Tossed the whole lot in Evaporust and here's the result. 
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Back to work Tuesday so Monday will be the last day to get stuff done for two weeks.
 
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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic CT1 Desert bike.

Dave, have you done with the grey shrouds?
The Greenie ones looked rubbish but cleaned up well with a Stanley knife blade.
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More progress this afternoon.stripped the knackered frame paint off and the bike now looks miles better.
 
Had a mooch round and fond a crack at the bottom end of the frame down tube .
 
Of course it wasn't the only thing.
 
Busy day tomorrow then!
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Quick update only, i'm afraid.
Made some brackets and mounted the tool box for some tools to be carried , false oil tank brackets put in place and the tank made so the battery can be stored securely and welded the cracks up in the frame. Both mudguards are now painted and 2K lacquered . De rusted a load pf parts and stripped the paint off the triple clamps
The amount of grinding back of brackets that had been chiseled off was unbelievable !
I managed to get the first coat of paint on too.
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It’s coming along nicely, great work. 
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