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Old 12-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #274
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Location: Belleville, IL
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Got the frame all ready before my father-in-law came over. As disston suggested, I added some duct tape to the padding for additional protection. I also covered some additional areas, and added a few "alignment" strips in silver duct tape so we could see where the engine mounts were located.

Then I got the engine as close to it's destination as I could, but putting it on this "stand":

Then, with a bit of help, in five minutes it was mounted:

I put one small scratch in the back of the swingarm from the bolt on the clutch lever , but otherwise it went very smoothly. I was so happy that I had to wheel the bike out into sunlight for a few photos.

And that's where she currently sits! I promised the wife I would help shop some and then hang out with our daughter while she does more shopping, so no more progess today unless I feel motivated after 10pm again (which I doubt I will). Hopefully more soon though, I'm really getting excited now.

Merry Chrismtas and Happy Holidays, all!
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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