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Old 11-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #76
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Forgive the lack of pictures. I have the parts I need for the charging system. I still need to get the charging bits back on the motor.

Last night was spent scraping several layers of bad paint from a front fender. The rear fender is alright but the front needed attention beyond sanding.

I'm still waiting to get my frame and other big metal bits back from paint.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #77
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long time no update. things should get more interesting now.

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #78
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Lookin' great, Blake! That's right about the time I felt my project became really fun. All the old stuff has been torn apart and you start the process of making it look new again. It's very gratifying! Congrats, and keep up the good work!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #79
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progress is being made, i've just been slack on updating this thread.

i've moved into a shared garage space. it was a great excuse to clean up the garage and reorganize.

frame bits back from paint and the engine on the floor:



steering head bearings in, swingarm, final drive, and subframe mounted:


engine in frame, driveshaft connected, driveshaft boot wrestled on, footpegs mounted, bars on loosely so that i could sit on it and make vroom noises.



exhaust headers on, voltage regulator on:
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #80
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That's a rather nice "shared" space! I bet it's good to chat with others and have that moral support....

...........and to help you lift it down, all in one piece.......


looking good!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:48 AM   #81
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Nice to hear from you bob. Where are you located now?
The shared space is nice, especially when lifting an engine.



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That's a rather nice "shared" space! I bet it's good to chat with others and have that moral support....

...........and to help you lift it down, all in one piece.......


looking good!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #82
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any word? resurrection!?
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #83
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Its still around. I've gotten sidetracked on a few other things. I'll have to post some pics. She's about ready to roll and looks much different than I thought it would.


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Old 12-10-2013, 04:16 AM   #84
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It's been a long time since an update. My bad. The bike is just about done at this point. Putting the new harness on was more difficult than I would have liked. I learned after I was about done with it that it's recommended to start with the headlight bucket off the bike and make all your connections there and then run the length of the harness back. I did the exact opposite.

Back in October I had the chance to go to Germany for a bit. Part of the trip was riding motorcycles around and part of it was going to Veterama which is the largest swap meet in Germany. While walking around I spotted a diamond in the rough. A hella tank that would fit my /5.



As one of my friends said, I could fold myself in half and fit in the tank. It's huge. I got a crazy deal on it so I shoved it in a box and it became my checked luggage.

The tank was solid but looked rough. I could kinda see what looked like a bump for a pinstripe under the crappy rattle can paint, so I started wet sanding to see what would come out. Surprise, surprise.



I'm not a huge fan of bmw blue from the 70's but I think it works well on this tank. This is now part of the history of the bike. I'm going to leave it. I found some blue fenders and now we're almost there.





Things left to do:
- get a battery
- line the tank
- mount the front fender
- get a seat
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:14 AM   #85
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That tank is amazing, but I am a fan of Monza Blue. Your bike is shaping up really nicely.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #86
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Holy cow. With that tank and an R50, I bet your butt gives out before you run outta gas. Great build.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #87
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I see in one of your assembly photos you still have that idiotic steering head bearing adjuster on. If you want less headaches down the road put the later one on instead, get rid of that split nut and clamp. You will thank yourself!
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #88
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I think Monza blue looks very pretty. You need to clear coat that tank to shine it up a bit.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #89
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Blake, I just came across this thread. You've done a great job--a really great job. Buy yourself a beer.

I'm envious of your chance to hit up Veterama. Attaboy! Just curious, on my trip to Germany in summer '09, I didn't see too mny airheads there. We're there lots of airhead parts at Veterama? Any pics of the place?

Again, nice work, Bubba!
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #90
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that tank rocks. if you are gonna go big- go BIG!
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