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This is a discussion on 1992 "I can't have nice things" Z50R Restomod. within the Z50, CT70 and JDM Monkeybikes forums, part of the General Talk category; Originally Posted by motodevo I coat the inside of plastics near exhausts (or anything hot) with a thick layer of silicon (6mm or 1/4" thick), ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by motodevo View Post
    I coat the inside of plastics near exhausts (or anything hot) with a thick layer of silicon (6mm or 1/4" thick), i have found this stops any heat getting to the plastics even when its touching. Can't see it when mounted and costs nothing as there always seems to be an open tube of silicon in my garage
    Silicon, what a great idea. Thank you for the tip

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    I caved in. Box the xr80 swing arm + shocks, extended brake rod, Fast 50 HD fork springs and extended brake cable.. and new EBC's front and rear. It's way more money than I wanted to spend but I might as well make this bike how I want now.

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    It's been quite a while since I modified the XR80 swingarm to fit on an '83 Z50R, but I believe I removed 3/16" of material from the inner ends of the swingarm, so it would fit on the frame mounting point. I felt it was easier to modify the swingarm instead of the frame, that way I could put it back to stock if I wanted to
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    Hate to add to your list but if your upgrading the fork springs, you should seriously consider upgrading to the delrin bushings as well. A million times better then stock and really help take out most of the wobble up front.
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    I always use McMaster Carr for any hardware I need. VERY reasonable, and they usually have anything and everything you could ever need. Also really fast shipping. I ordered some acorn nuts for the cylinder head and bigger acorns for the rear suspension and saved a ton ordering through them instead of buying them advertised as a z50 part. Same thing, different name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    Hate to add to your list but if your upgrading the fork springs, you should seriously consider upgrading to the delrin bushings as well. A million times better then stock and really help take out most of the wobble up front.
    ... Well, s**t. Are you talking about these? Fast50s | Heavy Duty Fork Leg Bushings for stock legs or Fast50s legs


    Quote Originally Posted by Am103 View Post
    I always use McMaster Carr for any hardware I need. VERY reasonable, and they usually have anything and everything you could ever need. Also really fast shipping. I ordered some acorn nuts for the cylinder head and bigger acorns for the rear suspension and saved a ton ordering through them instead of buying them advertised as a z50 part. Same thing, different name.
    AHHH, I should have done this! I will in the future. I was actually looking on Ebay for a lot of Z50 hardware just to have laying around, but this is a great idea. I appreciate the tip!
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    Yes I am. Seriously a must. Put them on the short list. Them and a set of "anti-wobble" upper collars. You might already have them so just check that they are not to worn.
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    Yeah, my next order from them I'll have to pick it up.

    Change of subject slightly..

    It's only a matter of time before an 88 kit gets tossed on this thing. What are some head recommendations? Can you run a xr70 head for bigger ports? I'm not sure about compatibility with other models. I would have never guess an xr75/80 swingarm would fit would some minor modifications. I know TB makes the race head but that thing is pricey, included in the kit or not.

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    An XR/CRF70 head with the TrailBikes TBW0189 cam is a viable alternative to the TB race head.
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    Excellent! That's what I was hopping to hear, stock 70 heads go for a lot cheaper, even with just buying a cam.

    As far as these bolts: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/RgQAAO...nm/s-l1600.jpg

    These are holding me up. Does anyone know the specs so I can order them on McMaster-Carr? They are the damn hub bolts I need.

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    Everything I'm finding in 8mm wheel bolts is 8x16. These have to be the ticket. You'll need some flat washers.



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    Just need the hub bolts, don't need the wheel half bolts, actually had those.

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    So the washer head bolts you DON'T need...right?

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    Correct, just the 8 small guys in the back of your photo.

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    Cool. I'll get em shipped.

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