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Old 12-18-2007, 08:21 AM   #16
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Good to see you getting started on this, I remember you posting about the crash.
It's a nice clean original bike just make it what you want to ride and you'll be happy.
It is hard to not get caught up in the "well since I'm donig this I might as well do that"
BTDT

Will be looking forward to installments on you progress.

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Old 12-18-2007, 09:02 AM   #17
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Tina wants a kitchen?

What the hell is she thinking?
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:09 AM   #18
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Ray Atwood.
Honest mistake. The Guernseys and all.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #19
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Tina wants a kitchen?

What the hell is she thinking?
She's got me on bike probation until she's got a new kitchen.

Which means I'll be sorting this bike, then finally getting my CB750F back together.

actually, the kitchen will be going on while i'm working on this thing, if you can believe it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #20
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Honest mistake. The Guernseys and all.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:15 AM   #21
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feeling inspired?
I'm glad youre doing this, as well.

I really like the damage scars. - Not on you, on the bike...

Good luck. I'll be watching.

Real pretty bike.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:26 AM   #22
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I need to do that to mine. It's getting a bit ratty...........


You're a good man for doing this, Dave.
Yours is barely broken in, Al,it needs a trip to Alaska or some such thing.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:32 AM   #23
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feeling inspired?
I'm glad youre doing this, as well.

I really like the damage scars. - Not on you, on the bike...

Good luck. I'll be watching.

Real pretty bike.
Thanks. The shoulder still gets sore on damp, wet days like today, but otherwise, no visible scars.

I just read Mikewarax's resurrection thread. I shouldn't have looked.

Project scope creep forecasted.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:51 AM   #24
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I can totally relate! I've got bikes like that - one's a 90S a friend brought home in boxes and took two years rebuilding. I got it 7 years ago just before he died. He had painted it a nice blue (not knowing much about 90Ss) and I have a hard time deciding whether to leave it or repaint it Daytona Orange.

Yours is a beautiful bike, and if it was running well with low miles, I'd just lube the splines and put it back together. These bikes are easy enough to work on, so don't fix it if it aint broke! It's easy enough to paint the frame with engine and trans in so just leave it together. The more stuff you take off, the longer runway you'll make for yourself and it'll be next winter or the summer after before you can enjoy it again.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:54 AM   #25
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I can totally relate! I've got bikes like that - one's a 90S a friend brought home in boxes and took two years rebuilding. I got it 7 years ago just before he died. He had painted it a nice blue (not knowing much about 90Ss) and I have a hard time deciding whether to leave it or repaint it Daytona Orange.

Yours is a beautiful bike, and if it was running well with low miles, I'd just lube the splines and put it back together. These bikes are easy enough to work on, so don't fix it if it aint broke! It's easy enough to paint the frame with engine and trans in so just leave it together. The more stuff you take off, the longer runway you'll make for yourself and it'll be next winter or the summer after before you can enjoy it again.
Is it actually easy to paint the frame with the engine in it? That seems counterintuitive.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:14 AM   #26
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Is it actually easy to paint the frame with the engine in it? That seems counterintuitive.
Yeah, once you get all the intake, exhaust and footpeg stuff out of the way, it's pretty easy to mask the motor off with kraft paper and tape. I really only need to get the lower portion of the frame, especially back on the left side where an acid spill uglied up the little sideplate.

The swingarm took a bit of the shot, too.

Before Greg had this bike, it had been hit by a car in a full on Tbone accident. The frame got replaced, so I've got one of those CHP blue tags on the headstock. The bike still shows some scars from that incident. The alternator cover is pushed in on one side. The right side jug is different than the left side jug. (There are differences in jugs at the point where they contact the case. Some have a little web like growth and some don't. I've got one of each on this bike). The seat has a big patch on it where some vinyl was glued on to cover a huge rip. I'm going to leave most of it, but the seat has to get replaced. I'm still looking for an 84 seat. It has a unique pattern, as you can see in the pictures.

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Old 12-18-2007, 10:25 AM   #27
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The seat isn't an 84 only item - it was called the 'comfort' seat. I wonder if the dealer sells replacement covers?
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:37 AM   #28
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Yeah, once you get all the intake, exhaust and footpeg stuff out of the way, it's pretty easy to mask the motor off with kraft paper and tape. I really only need to get the lower portion of the frame, especially back on the left side where an acid spill uglied up the little sideplate.
+1. Repair the damage and address the stuff that bothers you. Direct your energy towards getting the machine road worthy. It's so easy to see every flaw, and before you know it the entire machine is in pieces. You'll be back for more work later... you know you will!

I do agree on the spline lube. That's maintenance, and this is the perfect time for it.

A machine can only be original once, and I like the patina of wear and use. After nearly totalling my R100RS, I only replaced what was broken. I kept worn but undamaged parts, and even kept a few marks to remind me of what we've been through.

Good on ya!

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Old 12-18-2007, 10:54 AM   #29
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Yeah, once you get all the intake, exhaust and footpeg stuff out of the way, it's pretty easy to mask the motor off with kraft paper and tape. I really only need to get the lower portion of the frame, especially back on the left side where an acid spill uglied up the little sideplate.

The swingarm took a bit of the shot, too.

Before Greg had this bike, it had been hit by a car in a full on Tbone accident. The frame got replaced, so I've got one of those CHP blue tags on the headstock. The bike still shows some scars from that incident. The alternator cover is pushed in on one side. The right side jug is different than the left side jug. (There are differences in jugs at the point where they contact the case. Some have a little web like growth and some don't. I've got one of each on this bike). The seat has a big patch on it where some vinyl was glued on to cover a huge rip. I'm going to leave most of it, but the seat has to get replaced. I'm still looking for an 84 seat. It has a unique pattern, as you can see in the pictures.

The stories keep coming out

What ELSE has happened? I like the two-different-jug concept. Like every part has a history behind it. That thing is already a novel.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:59 AM   #30
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Is reupholstering the seat not an option?
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