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    Powder coating and blasting

    We were on a job with a very friendly engineering enthusiast and saw a track bike with a striking silver frame color. The paint had a hard, smooth and deep shine. Our host Bart Verstijnen turned out to be the man behind Custom Coatings Helvoirt and turned out to be just as passionate about his work More

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    Tinkering for beginners

    But it is wise to tinker in a clean, well-lit environment. Chaos never shows craftsmanship. Perhaps of genius. With some tools, rest, your good sense and the Internet you will come a long way. There are a lot of videos on YouTube about doing targeted tinkering for beginners on countless types More

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    Image and maintenance

    Got some stuff in Arnhem. I come running. There are two tattooed beards that are the same age together as I am alone at my – yet classic – work easel. They take pictures and are very excited. Because I'm not dressed as a motorcyclist or biker I can go to them unnoticed More

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    Rotate tires?

    If you have a real classic, a car that is at least 40 years old and still has the accompanying instruction booklet, then you are (almost) guaranteed to come across an article in which it is advised to rotate the tires in accordance with a special pattern after a considerable number of kilometers. Front wheel drive That of course depends on the remaining More

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    Remove rust from gas tank

    Suppose you have bought a classic that has stood still for more than a few days. That does not necessarily have to be a restoration object… After the whole has been made roadworthy again, you can take it on the road. To be on the safe side, you have installed a new fuel filter, among other things. After a few hundred kilometers of driving pleasure, More

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    Think about greasing

    As a classic owner, you naturally take good care of your cherished car. Lubrication is necessary. If you look into it, you will be surprised how many lubrication points such a vehicle has… Especially in the steering, the wheel suspension, the driveline. A proper grease gun is a must, in some cases even an oil gun, not too More

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    Until the end of the last century, a car or motorcycle had to be 'run in'. That meant that the owner of the new vehicle had to handle it with care. No top performance from the machine desire, no high speeds, but especially not too low. The mechanical parts had to run into each other. More

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    Be kind to the link

    Clutch: You do 'start' the engine - with a classic - contrary to what many experts (...) want to claim, never with a clutch engaged. In addition to excessive and unnecessary loading of the thrust bearing and thrust group, you 'press' the crankshaft against the axial bearings that have not (yet) lubricated. Check if there is still enough More

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    Change the shock absorber

    You can also replace shock absorbers yourself and save a lot of money. Consult the workshop manual, ensure that you have suitable - and safe - suitable tools, such as an approved garage jack, axle supports and a block around the front and rear wheels More

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    Slow windscreen wipers

    Is it going to rain and your windshield wipers are going back and forth tragically slow? This can have various causes. Your classic usually has an average age of 30 years or more. Have the correct wiper arms been installed? You never know, maybe the previous owner changed them? More

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