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Old 02-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #31
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Tires and tubes arrived from Dennis Kirk. I've had real good service from that place. I went with Dunlop MX51 tires.



After that I got busy lacing wheels and mounting tires. It took me an hour to lace the first wheel and about 10 minutes to do the second one. It's dead easy when you figure it out finally. Truing takes longer of course.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #32
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I looked everywhere for some vintage decals and kept coming up short. Had to take matters into my own hands.















The homemade front fender mount worked out real well.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #33
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Hey Cat Daddy, looking nice! Will you actually ride it off road?
You mention soda blasting-Where do you get media and can you use it in a regular sand blaster?
Presently working on a old Kawasaki F5 and a Rickman 125 and need to get rid of some age.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #34
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Euromad,

I hate to admit where I get my blast media.

Harbor Freight.

I hate that store and all it stands for but ordering hundreds of pounds of media and having it shipped cuts the profit margin by a lot. Blasting media is all I buy from there, but inexpensive, they are.

You will need a dedicated soda blaster. The bright side is, you can buy one for as little as 100 dollars and it will work quite well. There are some threads on the interwebs on how to make one for a few bucks, but they don't work near as well as buying a commerical made one.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:02 AM   #35
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Still plugging away on this thing.

I boiled the carburetor in my crock pot of special sauce for an hour or so to get the goop out of it.



Then soda blast to restore the appearance.



I had the choke hardware and all of the little springs and widgets re-plated along with the rest of the bike's harware. It sure spruces up the final look and didn't cost me any extra since my job fell way under the shop's 25 dollar minimum job charge. Might as well throw everything you can into the pile at the same time.

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:36 AM   #36
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Euromad,

I hate to admit where I get my blast media.

Harbor Freight.

I hate that store and all it stands for .
I couldn't agree more. Same for Wallyworld........Very nice, very well done restro. Almost too pretty to get dirty. A early mx hub would have looked good in the front.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #37
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Still plugging away on this thing.

I boiled the carburetor in my crock pot of special sauce for an hour or so to get the goop out of it.



Then soda blast to restore the appearance.
I would drive that emulsion tube out and clean it - if you haven't already.

Great build thread!

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #38
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Man this is gonna be sweet!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #39
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Awesome thread, keep up the good work!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #40
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I'm IN! Now THAT'S how you restore an old bike! Nicely Done!
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #41
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Great stuff, lots of attention to details. What powder coater are you using?
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #42
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Great stuff, lots of attention to details. What powder coater are you using?
Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I try to fuss over the details.

I do all my own work except for zinc and chrome plating. I own a powder coating shop.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:43 PM   #43
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I own a powder coating shop.
So a production box gun?
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #44
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I use an old cup gun on most jobs. My other gun (for clears mostly) is a hopper feed.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #45
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Come on Cat Daddy, don't leave us hanging.
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