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Old 12-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #5246
Bent, But Not Broken
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Joined: Mar 2006
Location: My Mad Scientist Laboratory
Oddometer: 6,663
I've never seen footpegs worn to this degree. Pretty impressive I think. I'm replacing them with the cheap steel eBay big-'uns (for my size 14 E's), and keeping the originals to hang in my rogues' gallery.

I don't even want to think about how stuck the swingarm bolt is. If it were welded to the frame it would probably be easier to remove. Oof.

There is a fine line of black RTV silicone between the cylinder and cases, indicating a possible piston & rings job in the past. It doesn't smoke, so I'm hip.

I'm just going through the bike now, tightening and lubing stuff. The brake pedal is all floppy, the rear wheel bearings have a lot of play, etc. Nothing major, just lots of worn consumables. I'll essentially be restoring the bike, save bodywork and appearances. New bearings,cables, brake pads, etc. The muffler has been gutted and is loud as hell... I found a good used one on eBay for a hundred bucks, etc etc etc.

I've been wanting this bike for a long time, and I do TLC.
IBA # 33113
Blue Ridge Parkway & Outer Banks
XR400 Index

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