never to be seen again....under the shelter


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never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby deanbw » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:09 am



Howdy, no problem, no real deep insite, not even any helpfull info. Just still working over the bike. Thought I would show the before and after of under the shelter. Now I know it will never see the light of day nor will anyone else ever see it, but I'll know and I couldn't leave it as it was....I tried telling myself to, but I couldn't do it.
I have replaced all bolts and screws with stainless, and put new tinned copper plug wires with NGK plug caps and rerouted some of the wires to fit a little cleaner. I also used "deoxit" on all the plugs, brushed them with a small brass wire brush and used dielectric grease on all the plugs as well.

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SilverDave
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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby SilverDave » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:43 am

Wow! ...... and Double WOW !

That is scary beautiful...

Puts the rest of us to shame ... and thats one more thing I have to do before I put it back on the road.

Heavy Sigh.......

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:29 am

Very nice work. As you said, you know it is done right and looks good. I feel the same way on my work. Keep it up and the bike will be awesome.
Ride Safe,
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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby MikeB » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:10 am

Great job Dean. You are a man after my own heart when it comes to detail. Kudos.
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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby deanbw » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:14 am

Thank you guys, I appreciate the words, I like that we all share the love and need to keep these old toads on the road and sharing what we do gives us all ideas to use ourselves.

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Did you use some Black Magic on the black plastic parts,, I use that and it takes the dullness out of the weathered black plastic parts, almost making it look new again...
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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:55 pm

That Old-Wing is looking so clean it's scary... WOW.. what a professional looking job!
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby deanbw » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:40 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Did you use some Black Magic on the black plastic parts,, I use that and it takes the dullness out of the weathered black plastic parts, almost making it look new again...

I used a brand of hand cleaning wipes called "scrubs" they are wet with a hand cleaner in them that works great on things like this.

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby deanbw » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:43 pm

HawkeyeGL1200 wrote:That Old-Wing is looking so clean it's scary... WOW.. what a professional looking job!


thank you, I have a problem....every time I clean something, the parts next to it look dirty so then I have to clean those parts...it never ends.
now the fairing is off and being worked over and the front end is off.....I need help

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:00 pm

Did you use the large q tips,, you know the bigger ones? This takes patience.... :shock:

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Re: never to be seen again....under the shelter

Postby deanbw » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:50 am

littlebeaver wrote:Did you use the large q tips,, you know the bigger ones? This takes patience.... :shock:


gun cleaning swabbs, small brushes and too much time on my hands while waiting for parts (of course no wife helps).
i also took everything off and glass beaded and then painted all metal mounts, everything else was either wiped down or put in ultra sonic cleaner.
I have a couple threads so far on this build, I have thought about linking to them and starting a build thread, it was supposed to be a quick clean up that has gotten a little out of hand.
these are what's been going on so far-
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26531&p=150901#p150901
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25454&p=150521#p150521
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26336&p=149395#p149395
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26039&p=148135#p148135
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25817&p=146308#p146308
this is how it looks right now after I decided the fairing needed it's wiring gone through-




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