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Old 12-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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My r90 restoration.

So I'll just start the thread off with the time lapse video of the tear down.





Untitled from blaine.hale on Vimeo.


All images of the project as I go can be found on my Flickr.

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Yeehaw!

That was great fun!









(Love the dog at about 45 secs.... and the change of lighting as the day goes on....)
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Thats pretty cool. If you just run it backwards it might be easier than doing one of an actual rebuild.

I thought there was a pretty funny moment at around :33 or :34 where you are holding up some thing in front of your face but I couldnt quite catch it
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
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Love it. Look forward to more video of this project. Plans for a full DVD or doc of the restoration?
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Thats pretty cool. If you just run it backwards it might be easier than doing one of an actual rebuild.

I thought there was a pretty funny moment at around :33 or :34 where you are holding up some thing in front of your face but I couldnt quite catch it

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Old 12-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Stop punching the poor headlight housing like that.

Great video.!
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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I thought they tucked their pants into their boots in Kentucky.. Apparently it's a southern thing?



Good luck. This is gonna be awesome.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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I thought they tucked their pants into their boots in Kentucky.. Apparently it's a southern thing?



Good luck. This is gonna be awesome.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:28 PM   #9
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I assume that is the bike you were riding when i met you and the guy with the newer bike near Tellico Plains a couple of months ago, i was on my blue DR650.
Your bike is for sure worth all the effort you are putting into it, it will nice when you look at it and know the before and after.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #10
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That is the very bike from out quite random encounter!
First thing I told my powder coater was the advice you gave me on taping off where the engine mount bolts go. :)
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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When you get the stuff back just remove the tape and paint the areas with regular black enamel.

here is a good link to a powder coating tech article, its a Norton article but same principal about not powder coating engine mounting points etc. should apply.
I have witnessed what he says about it peeling at the mounting/wear points.

look in the tech articles section, he doesnt have the article where i can paste the exact link.

http://www.oldbritts.com/ob_start.html
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:24 AM   #12
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Very nice Blaine. That's gonna look real nice. Great job.

Replacing the clutch in my 78' R100 right now. Enjoy your time with it!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:30 AM   #13
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That was so much fun I watched it twice! Nice job!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:57 AM   #14
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That was AWESOME! I love the 2 seconds you spend trying to get the engine out with the gearbox on. Then it's off with the box and out with the engine. Problem solving at it's best.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:01 AM   #15
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very cool. do you have anything to ride while you're redoing the r90?
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