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So she’s now stripped minus the swing arm bold which we are having a few dramas with. As soon as that’s done powder coating and the fun stuff begins. Wiring loom is in good nick and whole bike needs a good cleaning de greasing and polish. Had a mate come help as the lil twin was a headache to remove from frame and trust me two heads hands and muscles are better than one. My garage now looks like a parts store grease everywhere, but trust me when i tell you I have a smile from ear to ear every time I think about it.
new progress hey, i finally after two weeks managed to get the swing arm bolt off. the sucker was pretty much fused in there. So have ordered new bushes and seals etc. Got the new swing arm bolt last week all good. At the moment I’m just cleaning and prepping for powder coating ill have to through some pics up soon.
hit a bit of a budget snag mate am cleaning parts to get ready for powder coating now. Also had a bit of a swing arm issue but problem solved with the little help of oxy and a hacksaw lol will through some pics up asap
Ok updates so far. Today I finally pulled my finger out, frame, swing arm, centre stand, tree, chain cover etc. all ready to go to powder. Also pulled the carbs out next jobs as soon as the parts go to powder are:
The carbs (kit and paint)
Finnish the seat (trim)
Start with handlebars and controls
So this is where I’m at bit behind but plodding along.
Ok updates so far.
-we have a beautiful powder coated frame and bits and pieces.
-we have new bushes and swing arm bits.
-we have a seat getting finished off.
-we have a burning desire to get stuck in to the re build.
After powdered stooooked
Bad shots sorry but it came out a treat
And that's it so far. Next is a massive dime city order for headlight, shocks, fuel lines, new cafe racer DVD as aus sux and we can't get it here and a few more little odds and ends. And a order from cmsnl for fuel petcock and fuel cap.
Hopefully the updates will come along more often now.
shes a pain in the freckle hahah
just a question as i had a ton of trouble with the swing arm and bushes when i was stripping her do i need to lube or grease the bushes at all? and i was suggested to grease the swing arm bolt is that correct? im quite unsure as i have been told several different things
i need a lil help :-[