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Old 03-08-2011, 10:57 PM   #57
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Location: Woodinville, WA
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Worked on the shocks today and also powder coated the tool box.

The Bultaco shocks I have are not in very good shape. I'm going to work on them later to see if I can rebuild them, but for now I'm going with these shocks from a 1970 BMW. Here's what they looked like when I started:

I was hoping I could open them up and powder coat the main cylinder, but these are permanently sealed. So I cleaned them up the best I could and powder coated the spring. I still want to powder coat the end and the adjuster black.

There is still a little clip I need to do on the tool box, but this is what I have done so far.

I was curious how things might look together so I kind of set things up. Looks like I got the carb throat on upside down, but I didn't think it would clear the tool box the other way around. I'l reinstall tomorrow and see if that works.

Life is short, live and enjoy it !!!

05' BMW R1200GS - If you can only afford one bike...
06' VStrom 650 - Fond memories (gone)
06' Suzuki DRZ400 - Wish I could afford two bikes (gone)


S.O. Bikes
07' VStrom 650 ABS (Silver)
05' VStrom 650 (Red) - Sold to get one with ABS
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