Ill get some better pics soon, been too busy riding her.
-6331 miles as of Wednsday night when I brought her home.
-Speedo cable broke this AM on the way to the ModsvRockers at 6445 miles, so not sure exactly how many miles shes seen since Wednsday, but its over 110 before the break and at least 50-60 more throughout the day. New cables all around getting ordered.
-100% original, except for the lower bars I tossed on (I HATE THOSE STOCK MID RISE 70s JAPANESE BIKE BARS!).
-Runs great, except for some 1st gear, sub 4k RPM hesitation.
-After running her pretty hard (but within her limits) today, the bike wants to slip out of gear at higher RPMs. Also difficult to pop it back into first when hot. Ill change the oil a couple times and adjust the clutch this week and hope that works the issue out.
-Tires are good enough for the rest of the season here, but will get replaced this winter.
-Turnsignals dont work. 99% sure its the switch, but didnt want to dig into it until after this weekends show.
-Headlight is burnt out. New one on order.
-Front brake switch is bad. The PO had the wires ziptied so tightly to the bars that they are barely hanging together. New one on order.
-Paints damn near perfect, well at least at 75%. This winter Ill buff the clear out as much as possible. I have a local guy with a basement full of spares, which includes a couple tanks and extra side cover/oil tank, so I may get extras from him to custom paint, and stick the stockers on the shelf.
-Had a talk with Jim of Alchemy Upholstery (AlchemyPGH here in DTT land) and were going to do a "cafe" seat on a (spare) stock pan over winter. Think original 60s Thruxton fully upholstered solo seat.
-The frame is clean enough for me so it wont get touched.
-The swinger has some wear spots, so Ill probobly touch it up.
-Motor is in great shape, looks wise, so some cleaning and paint touch up and thats it.
-Stock pipes are near perfect, buuuuuut... I kind of want to have them blasted and powdered gloss black. Im up in the air on that. If I can find a spare set, Ill do it for sure.
-Looking for some dingy stock fenders to chop up and paint gloss black.
-Im undecided as to whether I want clubmans, or go all out and get clipons, and some custom headlight ears.
-Doug (Beatnic) will be getting the forks once I have some scratch, as they are busted. They need seals, and if i can find something, stiffer springs.
-Id like to polish the drums, but I hate polishing (
) so they probobly just get cleaned up and left alone.
-Carbs will get a good cleaning.
-If somehow I come into a bunch of scratch, Ill get a race style full fairing... Dont expect it though.
Other than that, I wont do anything much to her but ride. The motor will stay in the frame, and if it doesnt bolt on without harming the ability to put it all back to stock, it doesnt happen.
Ill warn you now, this will be a boring thread.
Its more of a build "log" for me to keep track of everything and hopefully share a cool cafe/resto with you guys when its done next spring.
Like I said, NOTHING will be done to this bike that cant be reversed back to the way Yamaha built it.