project "as the wallet thins"


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deanbw
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project "as the wallet thins"

Postby deanbw » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:41 am



You my know I've been working on this 86 I bought a while back. Now when I bought it I knew it would need work here and there. I don't mind fixing different things up, bikes, boats, tractors whatever. I have to say the bikes have been the most ill maintained of anything I've done. I took the rear wheel off today.....I know you would have to have the energy to get off the couch and spend a whole hour greasing the rear drive splines but really, do people think these things just take care of themselves?


the best flange I found was an 85 and perfect, so I bought the 85 wheel as well,all good, it was much nicer then mine anyway, saved me having to glass bead, sand ( to grain rim and spokes) paint and clear coat mine.
I got a real nice diff. as well, at least some people took care of them so there are good parts out there.



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Re: project "as the wallet thins"

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:19 pm

Wow. Just wow. That's just about the worst one I've ever seen.

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deanbw
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Re: project "as the wallet thins"

Postby deanbw » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:51 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Wow. Just wow. That's just about the worst one I've ever seen.

YEA.....NUMBER 1 !!!

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Re: project "as the wallet thins"

Postby rolilk » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Yes pretty bad! Working on my 85 interstate I had to do the same thing. I too found good used set. My project sounds much like yours. Mine has all new front back and steering bearings. Plus I've been finding more as I go like you. I Can feel your pain. Good luck an I hope things go your way.

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Re: project "as the wallet thins"

Postby deanbw » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:11 am

rolilk wrote:Yes pretty bad! Working on my 85 interstate I had to do the same thing. I too found good used set. My project sounds much like yours. Mine has all new front back and steering bearings. Plus I've been finding more as I go like you. I Can feel your pain. Good luck an I hope things go your way.


Thank you rolick,
yes I feel your pain as well, I have found crappy wiring and I had to fix my fairing for the mirror mount.viewtopic.php?t=25454
I hope I don't run into much more, but thats why I'm going through it all as you are, I'd rather find problems in the garage and not on the road.
Best of luck to you my friend




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