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Sonreir

Oregon
Thanks, man. I'll check the width and let you know. I'm hoping to go a bit thinner than what's on there right now. The brake stay was actually bolted to the outside of the hub (rather than have the hub slot through the fork in the stay) because the rear tire was too wide.
 

killerx

New Member
You can get the rim back into shape with a dead blow hammer.
Unless there is something else wrong with it.
 

Sonreir

Oregon
killerx said:
You can get the rim back into shape with a dead blow hammer.
Unless there is something else wrong with it.
Thanks. I wasn't sure if it was an easy repair or not. I still might investigate other options because I want to go narrower on the rear tire and I'm not yet sure what will fit.
 

killerx

New Member
If the tire /tube holds air, over inflate it some, then start pounding.
I've always started right in the middle since that is where the impact that caused the bend in the first place.
 

Sonreir

Oregon
The previous owner went crazy with an angle grinder, so I figured one good turn deserves another. Flipped the wire feed welder into low voltage mode and started filling in the gouges. Definitely not perfect, but it's an improvement. I might go over it one more time before I hit it with the flappy-sanding thingy.

Engine tear down started and I broke the clutch basket, so time to hit eBay again. I got the usual number of stuck screws and will need to drill a couple of them out.
 

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Sonreir

Oregon
A little bit of welding and a lot of grinding later, I have an electronics tray. I still think I want to work out some sort of cross brace near the shock mounts, though...
 

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The Jimbonaut

Active Member
Looking like a good start - one thing I found out is that any scratches/sun bleaching that you don't get out with the coarser grit you never will.
 

Sonreir

Oregon
For sure. I'm going back to start at 220 grit when I do the hand sanding, I just didn't want to go too course with the power sander.
 

Sonreir

Oregon
Finished the wet sanding through to 1000 grit and then hit it with some plastic polish. Not perfect, but suitable for something that will be covered with dirt and mud. :p
 

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Sonreir

Oregon
I started mocking up the front number plate and what will pass for my headlights.

I'm using two of our 20W flood lights: http://www.sparckmoto.com/Products/Detail/84

One will act as high beam and the other as low beam. Turn signals are still in progress.

I also stripped off the last of the foam and rusted metal from the seat pan. A little fiberglass work will be necessary before sending it off to my upholstery guy.
 

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Sonreir

Oregon
Jimbonaut said:
Hey man nice job on that fender. How many beers did it take?
Sadly, none. My wife picked up some hard kombucha (can you tell we're from Oregon?) and I had a few of those, instead. Ended up taking about four hours in all.
 

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