This bike has been sitting for awhile now and it is killing me. Luckily I have my other bike so I am not completely down. Since I built my last set of pipes I have felt the need to really clean up my bike. For awhile I didn't take my time in my projects and just tried to get things done. It has been killing me to see my bike half a$$ed. So I have decided to tear it down and start over. I plan on getting a new tank, building new handle bars, new taillights, polishing things here and there, and maybe getting my exhaust and other pieces chromed. I just really want to make this bike super clean from here out.
This is how she is starting out.
Hacked some spare metal.
I cut off the square box on the top of the backbone and started cleaning all the welds
After a couple hours of messing around. I am to the point of no return. I am pulling the engine so I can get into all the nooks and crannys.
Of course I am gonna strip all this wiring and leave the bare minimum.
Stay tuned. I plan on hitting this everyday in some shape or form
xmas break coming soon,you'll be in the garage. Is it hard to remove the swing arm? I need to take my swing arm off and do the grease maintance. I wished the swing arm didn't have those boom-a-rang looking solid braces on each side that the pivot bolt runs through.a more open rigid look but a soft feel which makes my older body happy.
Hey Rat, Is it difficult to take out the motor? I bet you are lookin forward to your holiday/ man cave time. I didn't like that hole on my bike either. I used a dremel tool with a cut blade & grinding stone in those tight places, That tool has been really useful
that is quite a project. all the way from the frame up. wow thats confidence I admire and skill that myself and others can learn from. delaying gratification is a pain but is worth the outcomes. Having a chopper to ride and one to create is cool. you gettin any ride-N weather down there?
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