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Old 02-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #46
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Unscrewed the two small bolts restraining it....


The hose you see here is for the breathing of the tank. No gas leak from there, so removed it easily.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:04 AM   #47
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Comments and suggestions are welcome, will try to post some more this afternoon....
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:39 AM   #48
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The thing with the fins is the Rectifier/Regulator. The other black box is probably the ignition module.

The battery "cables" are awfully small and that taped section is trouble looking for an inopportune time to do a Lucas on you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:28 AM   #49
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Kaimene mou file.....exeis na peraseis polles bradies sto garage, euxomai h gunaika sou na exei upomonh.

Kalh epituxeia
Se eyxaristo patrioti!!! Min anisyxeis, einai katanoitiki!!!!


(Translation from Greek with latin characters:

Komatias: "My poor friend.... You will spend a lot of night on the garage, I hope your wife will be patient."

me: "Thanx!!! Dont worry, she is understanding!")
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:31 AM   #50
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The thing with the fins is the Rectifier/Regulator. The other black box is probably the ignition module.

The battery "cables" are awfully small and that taped section is trouble looking for an inopportune time to do a Lucas on you.

Thanks for the info, you are right for the cables, I thought something was wrong over there....

Hopefully, a friend will be visiting to take a look on the electrics, as soon as I finish the wrecking....
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:45 AM   #51
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You are a brave , brave man !
That looks like alot of fun though , and when your done , it is something you brought back to life !
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #52
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Thank you, it is not about bravery, it's about economics.... I have no other choice....

I want a bike. Badly enough to try the Frankenstein act on a dead one....



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Old 02-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #53
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Once you've taken the bolts out, you hit it from the front and you pull up, from where the bolts were....

And off it goes....
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #54
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Underneath you can see the the small valve and the gas filters, a very bad place for them, giving a hard time on every maintenance...

I will have to figure something out!
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #55
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Thank you, it is not about bravery, it's about economics.... I have no other choice....

I want a bike. Badly enough to try the Frankenstein act on a dead one....




And when you are done, you will know every nut and bolt on it. You will have blood, sweat and tears in that bike and gain a lot of mechanical knowledge.

No matter how many motorcycles you may own, this one will mean more to you than anything else. Because you built it instead of bought it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:14 AM   #56
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And when you are done, you will know every nut and bolt on it. You will have blood, sweat and tears in that bike and gain a lot of mechanical knowledge.

No matter how many motorcycles you may own, this one will mean more to you than anything else. Because you built it instead of bought it.
Hearing you saying that, I just realized it....

You're right! It turns out this is for the best!

I get to keep the knowledge too!!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:17 AM   #57
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A little nudity....



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Old 02-23-2011, 02:24 AM   #58
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Took out the front brake pump and the right switch from the clip'on and detached the throttle cable.

A friend of mine mentioned that this model should have two throttle cables instead for just one....


Well, where's the other??????

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:25 AM   #59
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:32 AM   #60
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The next day, mu uncle paid me a visit, he's a car mechanic!

Once he saw it, he started yelling:


"Why didn't you ask before buying it?"

"What do you want with this thing, anyways?"

"Why are you taking it all apart?"

"You are an a@@whole! You should start it on first, and then, repair it slowly-slowly....."



After the lecture, he dives in!
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