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Old 10-17-2012, 11:54 PM   #90
pilo
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Joined: Feb 2005
Location: SLC, UT
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It gets worse before it gets better

Bike is totally apart and Frog and I have a list that keeps getting longer. At some level this feels more like a vintage race bike restoration than a baja build, but we will get there and it will for sure be solid. Right now it might not feel that way.



We had to hunt down a new swingarm since the existing one is ready for recycling. I inspected the frame though and it is surprisingly solid.

Side note: I beat, squeezed, heated, cursed and even tried pouting for an hour or so trying to get the bearings out of the swingarm. Is there a trick on the RFS KTMs? I've never had them fight me so much.

New wheel bearings on two rear wheels. Fronts are next. They needed it...



New brake line on the front...bled and super tight. Nothing more confidence inspiring than a firm front brake I tell ya.



A little over two weeks for me to get this done before I need to do some traveling for work. Off to ADV'r Harcus' this weekend to get a few welds layed.
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