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Old 11-09-2015, 11:27 AM
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This morning's project was to remove the forks from the donor bike clean them up to have new fork seals installed
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:38 AM
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My hunch was right. I removed the timing belt covers on the donor bike to swap over to the crash bike and discovered the timing case was filled with water. So that's a sign of what the rest of the engine looks like. What a shame. Someone tore the bike down to restore it but never covered any openings to the engine.
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Yesterday I swapped over the chrome timing belt covers and chrome valve covers.

Today's project was prepping for paint including primer on all the plastic covers. I'm doing a rattle can job but paying for the good stuff. This paint is around $30 a can. I picked a medium metallic blue. I was told there's no need for a clear coat as the paint already has it.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:20 PM
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I spent the afternoon out in the garage working on the bike. First task was to mount the taillight to the rear fender and install it on the bike. Next the top rack that was donated from the parts bike was installed. I then shifted my attention to the front of the crash bike and removed the tire and brake system followed by the fender. I then unhooked the air lines for the front forks. Following that was a simple task of loosening the clamps that hold the forks up then removing the forks.

I'm going to attempt to straighten the bent forks to reuse on the parts bike to allow me to move it around the garage and out into the yard if needed. That task will wait a few days though as my back could only handle so much.

No pictures today as my cell phone was completely dead. I'll say it is looking sharp though with that new paint job.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:03 PM
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I had a couple hours between appointments today so I decided to try to bend the forks back semi straight. No luck. My torch couldn't get it hot enough. So i mounted the forks onto the parts bike with the bend facing outward. I then mounted up the front tire. It's all good to go to wheel it out of the garage. I just have a few more parts to strip off for the crash bike.

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Old 11-17-2015, 02:06 PM
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Here's a shot of the back end of the bike I'm rebuilding. I still have to paint the luggage bags and top trunk. Then it'll get the previous crash bars reinstalled without all the lights since they all didn't survive the accident

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Old 11-17-2015, 03:18 PM
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I would invest new forks for safety as once bent they will never be the same again,i would also have a close look at the fork mountings as they clearly got given a lot of stress in the accident. but it is great to see you making progress Brian.
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Oh. Don't worry. The forks that were bent will never be used other than to move the parts bike around the yard.
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I did a bit more work on the bike yesterday. I picked up some more paint and painted one of the saddlebags. I also decided to wet sand the front fender and side cover and respray them to fix a couple blemishes I found. I also swapped over a few more parts.

I'm still waiting on the forks to get rebuilt with new seals.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:23 AM
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The parts bike is back to a rolling chassis again. I have all the parts I need off it and will be rolling it out to the back yard before the snow gets too deep. That's where she'll sit for the winter.

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I got the forks back today. Both are completely rebuilt internally. I was anxious to get them back on the bike so I can concentrate on painting the remaining body parts. There's still the upper front fairing, one saddle bag and the lower half of the upper rear luggage. I also have to clean up the front rim a bit. The tire is only temporarily installed so I can move the bike around the garage. Slowly but surely she's coming back to life.

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I got the forks back today. Both are completely rebuilt internally. I was anxious to get them back on the bike so I can concentrate on painting the remaining body parts. There's still the upper front fairing, one saddle bag and the lower half of the upper rear luggage. I also have to clean up the front rim a bit. The tire is only temporarily installed so I can move the bike around the garage. Slowly but surely she's coming back to life.
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I'm enjoying rebuilding it. Even if I may never be able to ride it again. It's kinda therapeutic having a project to keep me busy.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:57 PM
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I painted the bottom half of the upper trunk a couple days ago. Today I installed the backrest and grab handle to the top half. I also put on the chrome luggage rack. The trunk is now complete and mounted on the bike. I also loosely fit the gas tank on.



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I still had one saddlebag and the front fairing to paint. Paint was getting rather expensive at roughly $35 a can. I'm on my 5th can (don't tell my wife) lol. Anyway, I went to a different automotive store today to look at what they had for paint. My plan was to pick up something cheaper that would closely match and lay down a couple base coats then finish it off with my remaining can of the expensive stuff. I'll be darned. I found almost an exact match for only $12 a can. Oh well. Live n learn. Turns out I was right. The cheap stuff was exactly the same as the expensive stuff. Almost done painting now. I only have a few touch ups to do then I can reassemble everything.



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Progress She's looking like a bike again. I still have a ways to go but it's coming together nicely. I had to respray one of the trunk lids and the front fender as they didn't match the rest of the bike.

The parts bike came with a backrest but no mounting brackets. The brackets are like gold and very hard to find. I found a set on ebay that were listed as fairing mounts. They are now on their way.



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I spent a couple hours today working on the fairing. I got the mirrors and windshield installed as well as the signal lights. I have a couple things left to install on the fairing then work on the wiring. The headlight and chrome bezel looks good.

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The finish line is in sight for the old girl. I lost steam on it around Christmas when I ended up in the hospital for a few days. Now I just can't seem to drag my ass out to the garage to finish up. All that's left is to install the wiring for the front lights and fill up the antifreeze then throw the plastics on her. I just can't seem to bring myself to do it since I'm still in no shape to ride. I'm starting to scare myself with the thought of getting back on but not because of the accident or a fear of bikes but rather because I'm scared of coming to a stop and my legs giving out on me. The wing is a heavy bike. Which is why I'm considering either adding a side car, getting a trike kit or getting something smaller and lighter. I'm thinking something early 2000's and cruiser. We'll see. No rush.

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