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Thanks a million

Postby jskeys » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:59 pm



Not sure where to post this but today was the first time I was able to ride the wing without a laundry list of mechanical issues still to be done. Some of the things were above my head and I ended up having to have someone help me, but many of the tasks were only achieved because of reading many how to do it posts and from advice from forum members. When I dragged the wing into the garage (literally) I had no idea of what it would take to finish (I'm sure some of you know the self deluded, "Ah, It won't take too much to get her running."
Well, here is the list: rebuild clutch master and slave, replace all fluids, redo badly gummed up carbs, replace fuel pump, replace voltage regulator, clean and un-stick all brakes, replace brake shoes, replace front and rear tires (rear tire was made in 1995), replace battery x2, track more wires than I ever wanted to look at and cleaned every terminal in sight, replace cables, replace front fork tubes, replace front fork seals and a number of other minor things. Today, thanks to the forum, I replaced the turn signal relay with a generic automotive one. After that task, once the seat, et al were back on, I fired up the old girl and took her for a spin. Everything necessary worked as it should as the wing ran great. There are still things to be done but all the safety issues are cleared up and she run well.
I say all this with one purpose, to express my great thanks to all of you on the forum who take the time to post the, "how to do it" and provide guidance and answers to those of us who are starting off trying to bring a wing back to life. I have made a few posts with questions, but spent many hours, gleaning knowledge from the work all of you have done. Please accept my heartfelt thanks to each of you. AS I took the ride today, each of you should have felt a tingle in your ear as I enjoyed the ride and thanked all of you who made it possible. :D



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Re: Thanks a million

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Fantastic!! This is the kind of thing I love to hear more than anything else! Now go out and spend some quality time with your new Wing! :)

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Re: Thanks a million

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:18 am

That's awesome...I know the feeling well.. :D

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Re: Thanks a million

Postby D2D » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:29 am

At one time or another we've all been there, GREAT JOB! Now go get yourself some more wind in your face and enjoy the new love of your life !




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