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Old 02-15-2008, 10:49 AM   #211
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Stick with it Dave - now that you know how easy it is to do the wiring, you should have it done in no time.

If you need moral confusion support, let me know - I can hold the zipties.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:04 AM   #212
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Stick with it Dave - now that you know how easy it is to do the wiring, you should have it done in no time.

If you need moral confusion support, let me know - I can hold the zipties.
Ya know, it probably won't be all that difficult. It's just going to require paying attention and making some notes. I figure most of the harnesses will have some kind of permabend in them, so when it goes back together, the bends should help with routing. I need to make sure I know which way the cables fit back into that rubber holder on the frame backbone, though. That looks like it has some potential to be a real bear if I get it wrong.

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Old 02-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #213
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The red frame and headlight bucket are from an R69S that Ray's doing. The color is Granada Red. I'm very pleased with my R60, but if I could have had it in that red color, I would have been even more pleased.
My conversion (that I'll eventually build...) will be Granada Red; it is indeed beautiful on a /2.

On a seperate note, Ray Atwood got my tank today and proclaimed it to be in very nice shape (excepting the need for paint.) So, all I have to do now is wait until April .
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:32 PM   #214
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My conversion (that I'll eventually build...) will be Granada Red; it is indeed beautiful on a /2.

On a seperate note, Ray Atwood got my tank today and proclaimed it to be in very nice shape (excepting the need for paint.) So, all I have to do now is wait until April .
It comes sooner than you might think.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:33 PM   #215
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I think I can remove the whole electrical system without disturbing anything in the headlight. All the harnesses are free right now. The only wiring still attached to the bike is the turn signal wires, where the go through the headlight ears. I bet that if I removed the fork legs, I can remove the whole headlight, ears and wiring all at once, then fish the turn signal wires out of the ears.



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Old 02-16-2008, 03:46 AM   #216
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On my /5, that worked, the headlight came off, and the main wiring harness came out without too much dificulty, intact and still attached to the headlight. I thought I was going to get by without taking the headlight all apart inside. But the bike had other ideas. The speed had to come out, and the headlight was going to need paint, so then all the wiring came out.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:15 AM   #217
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I think I can remove the whole electrical system without disturbing anything in the headlight. All the harnesses are free right now. The only wiring still attached to the bike is the turn signal wires, where the go through the headlight ears. I bet that if I removed the fork legs, I can remove the whole headlight, ears and wiring all at once, then fish the turn signal wires out of the ears.



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I left all the wiring on mine in the headlight bucket when i did it, I think i did pull all the switch wires out because I changed handlebars.

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Old 02-16-2008, 05:42 AM   #218
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I think I can remove the whole electrical system without disturbing anything in the headlight. All the harnesses are free right now. The only wiring still attached to the bike is the turn signal wires, where the go through the headlight ears. I bet that if I removed the fork legs, I can remove the whole headlight, ears and wiring all at once, then fish the turn signal wires out of the ears.



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But the REAL question is: Does the bucket need paint? if so it's all coming out anyway.
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But the REAL question is: Does the bucket need paint? if so it's all coming out anyway.


We'll see how compulsive I get.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:24 PM   #220
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We'll see how compulsive I get.



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I'm not going to pull the engine out, nor am I going to disassemble the whole bike. I'll paint the lower frame while the engine's in the frame. I'll send the battery box, swingarm housing and rear subframe off to the powder coater.

I will refrain from project scope creep. I swear.


Hey, you can stop any time - I know you can.

I think you're doing a great job - and a good job of keeping the thing from running away from you.

Let me know if you need any more help.

When I come back from Colorado on the 25th, I'm taking the 550's frame to Steve's to pressure wash it and start assembly - you've gone and inspired me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:00 PM   #221
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Listen to the voices. They'll tell you what to do.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:38 PM   #222
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Listen to the voices. They'll tell you what to do.
Especially the feminine voice telling you to get moving on the kitchen stuff.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:49 PM   #223
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Especially the feminine voice telling you to get moving on the kitchen stuff.


Ain't that the truth.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #224
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OK, so here's the kind of stuff that consumes my brain. This dent in the cam chain cover/front cover. That got put there in some ancient collision. Replace? Live with it? The cam chain cover is kind of whooped and a brand new one is like $65. Replace? Live with it?

See how it works?

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #225
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These are going to get painted semi gloss black as soon as I get the bearings out of the headstock and the swingarm.

And I find a painter.

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