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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:02 am 
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Hey guys,

Does anybody know what model of bombers these are? Have the 2001 on them but no sticker on the rear of the leg like others usually have. Well they probably did!

Also has anybody managed to recover a pair with this sort of corrosion? Wonder if it’s worth it or not! Any tips appreciated!

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Nick


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:25 am 
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:shock: I’ve never seen a set that roached before

Where has it been for the past 20yrs down a salt mine ?
The fact they still work speaks volume about the build quality, as for restoration- I think that boat sailed years ago


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 pm 
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My guess would be Z1 Drop off, either 110mm or 130mm travel. Very good online manuals, and relatively easy to service. Internals could be ok, despite external appearance, but key will be the condition of the seal seats at the top of the sliders. Won't know that til you strip them down though.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:36 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
:shock: I’ve never seen a set that roached before

Where has it been for the past 20yrs down a salt mine ?
The fact they still work speaks volume about the build quality, as for restoration- I think that boat sailed years ago



Funny, I was thinking it was buried and he found it metal detector, or maybe it washed up on the beach


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:34 am 
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Yes in quite the state aren't they! I think they are 130mm Drop off Z1s. Will pull them apart and see what what the insides are like. They felt ok before I pulled the rest of the bike apart.

Im all for some patina but this is a little too much haha.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:21 am 
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I'm sure the internals are fine. That crown could use some serious sanding (2k grit) and polishing (Mothers). I bet within a half hour you can get them looking respectable again. If not, service & paint.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:49 am 
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Would 2000 grit be the stuff to start with? Seems a bit fine?

Will give it a go though! Thanks


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It might be a bit fine but if you can get the results with 2k great. Always better to start fine and go down if you have to rather than start coarser than needed. Good luck, you'll probably want it wet and to rinse often. Bucket full of water or a basin would be nice to dip.


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It might be a bit fine but if you can get the results with 2k great. Always better to start fine and go down if you have to rather than start coarser than needed. Good luck, you'll probably want it wet and to rinse often. Bucket full of water or a basin would be nice to dip. Maybe tape the stanchions for protection.


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