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Old 07-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #61
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Bitchin. If you want a set of extra hands, give me a shout. My bike is back home, so turning a wrench or even doing some polishing would be a welcome privilege.
Itís a waiting game while parts trickle in, but Iíll certainly take you up on that offer. Iíll be pestering Eric one of these weekends, so I'll let you know in case you want to join.

To bad your bikes is out of state... I'm headed on a airhead ride this weekend with a few friends. However, youíve probably had your fill of two wheel seat time for a while.

Oh yeah, got your postcard a while back, thanks for the thought!
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:19 PM   #62
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It’s a waiting game while parts trickle in, but I’ll certainly take you up on that offer. I’ll be pestering Eric one of these weekends, so I'll let you know in case you want to join.

To bad your bikes is out of state... I'm headed on a airhead ride this weekend with a few friends. However, you’ve probably had your fill of two wheel seat time for a while.

Oh yeah, got your postcard a while back, thanks for the thought!
Glad you got the card. It was the least I could do!

Yeah, the bike's just waiting at home in CA with a fresh tire and oil change. It's been only a week, but I'm starting to get the itch again. I thought I'd get sick of riding, but I think the saddle time has made me want to ride more. As long as I have it back for the Isle of Vashon TT, I'll be happy! My folks should be up to visit by then, with the bike in tow.

Is your braced swingarm done? I want to see the results!
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:08 PM   #63
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Is your braced swingarm done? I want to see the results!
Yup, houseoffubar did a stellar job on the swing arm bracing. Pics don’t do it justice.

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Eric also took the time to braze the pits and gouges on my frame, which were caused by ill-fitting crash bar mounts and general neglect.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:56 AM   #64
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Yup, houseoffubar did a stellar job on the swing arm bracing. Pics donít do it justice.
Indeed. Those are some of the most sanitary welds I've seen. Ever.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 AM   #65
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Wow! Nice job on the welds, Eric!
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:36 PM   #66
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #67
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All bolt threads were good, except all 4 muffler bracket threads had once been enthusiastically over tightened.

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malleted in the new racers.

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Finally, a rolling chassis!

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Dropped the lot at the powder coater, should have it back in a few days.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:02 AM   #68
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Make sure he plugs the bearing races and plan on tapping out all the threads when you get it back from powder coating. GREAT job and a good read.

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:14 AM   #69
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Glad to see you dealt with the bearing races before powdercoating. A long time ago, I did it in the other order, having no idea how hard it would be to get the old ones out. I had to totally screw up the nice new finish to get them out. That swingarm bracing is beautiful. Too bad you'll have to put a finish on it, it looks great bare like that!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:06 AM   #70
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Man, it's beautiful to see a bike progress this well.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:41 PM   #71
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That tap is lookin a little large for the muffler hangers.......
Did you go bigger than the stock 6mm?
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #72
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Make sure he plugs the bearing races and plan on tapping out all the threads when you get it back from powder coating. GREAT job and a good read.

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Yup, my coater does a lot of frames, so plugging threads are part of their process. But you're right, even an overspray of powder in threads is a PIA!

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Glad to see you dealt with the bearing races before powdercoating. A long time ago, I did it in the other order, having no idea how hard it would be to get the old ones out. I had to totally screw up the nice new finish to get them out. That swingarm bracing is beautiful. Too bad you'll have to put a finish on it, it looks great bare like that!
I'm far from delicate when monkeying with racers, so it's best to tackle prior to powder. Plus you don't end up with a wayward powder puffer caking the areas you need to install the racersÖ that can be a real PIA.

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Man, it's beautiful to see a bike progress this well.
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That tap is lookin a little large for the muffler hangers.......
Did you go bigger than the stock 6mm?
I tapped it a step larger and test fitted with a spare muffler. The bolt is a closer fit through the bracket on the muffler, but clears fine. If it doesn't provide enough wiggle-room upon assembly, I'll enlarge the holes on the muffler's bracket as needed.

My other option was to grid off all 4 nuts and re-weld new nuts to the frame.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:41 AM   #73
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Your kill'n me here. I want a /5 project so bad. Look'n good man!!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #74
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Stopped by the powder coater.

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Went semi-gloss on the black.

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At least I can start some assembly. Gotta focus on re-building the wheels and mild front end upgrades as well.
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Beautiful.

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