Gary’s Suzuki RG500 loom
This is a simple restoration job. Gary was building a standard RG500 and the loom was a bit corroded and scuffed. With new looms out of stock, could this old one be brought back to full function, and checked for continuity?
Hard to say until I could see it, but Gary took the chance and sent it anyway.
As it turned out, it was in pretty reasonable condition – possibly because it was a Euro model loom so had not been through a UK winter (aka salt bath).
I unwrapped all the damaged tape, and rewrapped with Certoplast. It’s not exactly the same as the original matt tape Suzuki specified but it’s very tough and neat. For the blocks, I removed the pins and cleaned the plastic housings in hot ultrasound. Normal washing-up liquid is fine as a detergent.
Once exposed, the pins can be de-corroded with a brass brush, and painted with a little silicone grease to keep future corrosion at bay.