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!