|View of the steel castings which bolt to the|
rear engine mounting points and rear suspension drag link,
frame outriggers to the left and right.
|Linkage carriers, top mounting holes to the right |
and bottom mounts to the left
The area to the rear of the engine gets a tough time: it is splattered with chain grease and road muck from the rear wheel.
|Hung up to dry last summer with|
a couple of ally castings
The effect of that combination of grime was that the cadmium plate was fine at the top of the brackets but corroded away at the lower end, especially around the centre stand mounting holes. The condition of the centre stand was very poor so no surprise there really. They degreased and cleaned up nicely. I decided to paint them in Smoothrite gold over my fav zinc primer.
|Brackets after gunking off|
The finished brackets are very tidy I think, though the gold is a darker shade than the cadmium plating. The rear of the engine cases cleaned up beautifully too.