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Old 03-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #736
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Lets see what it is like up near the top.....
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #737
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...so, I've been giving the ole girl some love.....

Starting to look like a bike again:






........ in giving the wheels a quick clean, I took a look at the tires. They are very nice Michelin Macadams, with tons of tread left, I rode on them all last summer.





However....... I refreshed my meager memory on the date codes on tires, after seeing this:




I have been saving my meager sheckels for a new Corbin seat, but it looks like I might have to think more about my personal safety

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #738
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I have been doing some tank paint prep....







in anticipation of using THIS:



I have used the SprayMax 2K clearcoat on several projects, and was very happy (ecstatic ) with the results, given that I am not a professional painter. The 2k is a two-part urethane in one can: you activate the plunger and then spray it a-la-rattlecan, but with stunning results. The clear was incredibly glossy and has stood up perfectly to the sun, spilled gasoling etc. A great product for us do-it-yourselfers....

I have found a place that will make the 2K paint in any color, so I bought two cans of "some color other than black".... and I am eager to get to colorcoating!!

Spring IS coming (at least on the calendar, if not on the weather reports!)

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #739
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Another one...

I just found another ST in my garden!



Number 6655.

This is the rest of it...



with the addition of a r80 RT rear wheel, am 1150GSA seat and a set of wp4860 forks.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #740
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Man, that is some kind of gnarly root you found in the garden......







Love that photo!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:34 AM   #741
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Life is good in Maryland ... at least on the weekend.





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Old 05-19-2013, 05:48 AM   #742
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Vector , that is one very pretty ST !!

Could you tell me where the screen came from, it's a lot better than the one my girl is wearing .
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:03 AM   #743
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It seems like a lot if us have this one national cycle
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:46 AM   #744
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Hey Sibbo - hardwaregrrl is correct. The national cycle deflector windscreen mounted easily and is just fine for the price. I don't notice it while riding and it is good at keeping wind off my chest. Even with the windscreen on you can still get buffeted quite a bit, but not nearly as bad without one. I could probably play with the angles and make it better, but I'd rather be riding...

Oh, and I've observed no head shake at higher speeds (60 - 70 mph). I have yet to see what it does in the rain.

Thanks for the thumbs up!
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #745
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Thanks for the link, that screen is very similar to the old one I'm currently using . I've finally worked out how to set it up .... I'm going to add a bit to the top and that will make a bit of impact on the wind noise I've become quite sensitive to.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:44 AM   #746
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Updated list, thanks...
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #747
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Hello Kev,

So I thought I'd add my ST. It is an '83 build - last four are 6186. I bought it in Tokyo three years ago and have been rebuilding it as time permits. It is now ready for the road, though I still need to paint the rear racks. Here are before and after photos. It was on its last leg when I bought it - receding valves, warped heads, oil filter installed incorrectly, cracked front disk and GS lowers...even the rear thrust washer was turned around .. and on and on.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:32 AM   #748
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So I thought I'd add my ST.
good to see the bike I've heard so much about, on other forum(s), during its road to recovery
That "before" rotor is impressively worn.

gearbox all sorted? your persistence has been inspirational.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #749
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very nice...I like the black very much.

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Hello Kev,

So I thought I'd add my ST. It is an '83 build - last four are 6186. I bought it in Tokyo three years ago and have been rebuilding it as time permits. It is now ready for the road, though I still need to paint the rear racks. Here are before and after photos. It was on it's last leg when I bought it - receding valves, warped heads, oil filter installed incorrectly, cracked front disk and GS lowers...even the rear thrust washer was turned around .. and on and on.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #750
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Renner suggested that I register my ST. The bike was purchased by a gentleman from Germany. He would come to the States every other year, to tour with his wife. He had the bodywork painted in Mercedes paint shop, and carried the tank on his lap on the plane (pre 911). After 8 years without riding it, the lady who stored it wanted her garage back. The owner sold it to me for a very reasonable price.
I cleaned her up, resealed and re ringed the engine. purchased a Siebenrock seat and rack, installed a Brembo 4 piston caliper. It has become my favorite rider. The ST is an 84 sn 7814.
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