Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bike Rehab, Episode 5

Alrighty. Got a new AGM battery. Installed easily, and has plenty of juice. Also installed a new pair of plugs. And…we’re halfway there – bike starts and runs. One one cylinder. Seems like left-side carb is clogged in a bad … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab Episode 4

Replaced the fuel line and pulled the tank. Will need to clean out the latter. Fuel line was easy. One tip that really helped was tapering the end of the line for the crossover piece. This allows it to be … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab, Episode 3.5

Reattached the crash bars tonight. Over the last couple days I removed, sanded them to bare metal, primed, and painted them, I used flat black Krylon. It will scratch easily and I am a horrible person for having cheaped out. … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab Episode 3

I picked up 3 feet of braided fuel line, which I will install tomorrowsoon. I also bought a cheap bench grinder, which I outfitted with a buffing wheel. I used it to breathe some life into the right-side muffler. You … Continue reading

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Bike Rehab Episode 2

Just a quick before and after of the right-side mirror. I hand-polished it using some Mothers polish. Just wanted to see how effective it’d be against some of the more severe pitting. Actually worked pretty well for ten minutes work! … Continue reading

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