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Old 06-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #251
benthic OP
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Joined: Dec 2011
Location: sunny san diego
Oddometer: 397
I got the shaft pulled out of the swing arm this afternoon at a local BMW shop. Well worth the time. I handed them the swingarm and $40. 10 minutes later they handed me my swingarm, shaft peices and the nut. boom baby. and when the powder coating is done i take the peices back and they'll reassemble for no further charge.

I think i'm going with "steel grey" for the powdercoat color. it's a dark grey and will go well with the orange tank and just about any color i might decide to paint in the future...

this evening I took apart the forks i bought...

yuck. luckily I also have the forks that came off my bike so I have plenty of parts to pick the best from.

Tomorrow I pick up my frame parts:) I can't wait to see how the repairs turned out! And then all the parts will go to the powder coater on Thursday! Exciting!!!


PS - i'm still curious about those superfluous tabs if anyone knows what they are for!
1978 BMW R80/7
"all we need is time and courage." - Renner
"A lightened flywheel on your bike is like me getting into Spandex and putting on track shoes to walk the dog." - M
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