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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Forks are back in, new bushes, seals and dust covers, 10wt oil. Just need disc bolts and tires and it's a roller again. Did a quick mock up to make sure it looks like I want it to. I reckon it's a goer.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Bit more today, got the wheels prepped and painted, went with a glittery silver to contrast with the black, and cut down the chain guard as the shape didn't follow the chain run around the rear sprocket, also trimmed the front of it by around 3". Now it's fitted you can see why it has the...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Got a little progress this week, got the brake rod and torque arm done, nice stainless adjusters instead of the rusty and seized old ones. Got the shocks fastened up with thick stainless washers. And rebuilt and painted the forks, loosely fitted while I decide on oil weight and levels. Hoping to...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Fantastic! Thanks for that, I never thought to look at a parts diagram, top man!
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Guys, I need some help. I'm currently trying to get some measurements for a couple of spacers for the rear shock upper mounts. But both sides are different and I can't grasp why, it would seem the standard shocks would have been at slightly different angles to each other. One side (the chain...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Well, after leaving the paint for a good few days I decided I didn't like it, It just looked a bit, I don't know, thin!! So went again and this time gloss black followed by 2k clear, swingarm in the same. Looks much better and nice and tough. Got to loosely put a few bits together for a bit of...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Hmm, my post disappeared?
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    So, the frames done! Pleased with how it's turned out finally, the hoop and bracing look nice and smooth thankfully, I'll give it a few days to harden off before fitting the swingarm etc back in. Also did some work on the tank badges while I was bored, they are a very soft alloy and we're...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Also, while sanding the frame I got the yokes / triple trees painted and new steering head bearings fitted.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Not a great deal to report, but the frame is sanded smooth again and primed/painted in 2k satin black, I'll get some pictures tomorrow. And just been fitting some new swingarm bearings, they are needle rollers so a bit delicate to be punching in, I used a long threaded bar with some washers /...
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Looked at that raptor paint but it's a little rough looking, going for 2k satin black, should be done for the weekend.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    So, the wrinkle finish paint is a no go! It absolutely will not wrinkle in a few areas no matter what I tried, worth a go i guess but it's not happening. So to plan B, sand the paint smooth and use it as a tough undercoat for a 2K satin black paint.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Cheers Brodie! Had a look today and I have a couple of patches that haven't worked so just gone over them again. Funny stuff to use that's for sure.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    It's over some heat now until tomorrow morning, it will help cure the paint and tighten up the grain, it'll be as tough as powder coating in 48hrs.
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    1981 GS450T street tracker, uk.

    Well, so far so good, horrendous stuff to spray, everything around it gets sticky, very high gas off after painting. But, it's looking like it's worked
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