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Old 06-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
LukasM OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Oddometer: 5,335
The "before" shot and the tear down

So this is what she looked like the day I bought her. What can I say, she was really cheap



The previous owner clearly felt no love for this bike, so there were lots of little nags and minor issues. The engine however felt solid and made no strange sounds, so I thought it was a good candidate for my planned project. I does however have a leak, which I think comes from the shifter shaft area. Kind of hard to tell as the whole thing is covered in grease and dirt.

Since the frame had lots of rusty areas and a hideous purple color (looks much worse in real life than the pictures), I decided to tear her down completely and start fresh.



These are various shots that show what mess I had to deal with. And this is after several tries with the pressure washer..



Wiring was messed with as well:



Almost done, the beast (sort of ) and its heart:




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