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Old 10-30-2018, 09:09 AM
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I was able to find some time this past weekend in between our Halloween party and Hunting to wrench a little bit more on the bike. I removed the HUGE ugly front fairing and the exhaust. Next on the list is to remove the airbox and carbs. I did work on it a little bit while at my part time gig last night and was able to get the front fender cleaned up and the right side exhaust. It isn't perfect but why does it have to be!? I think they both turned out very well and am pleased with how this thing is cleaning up so far. Tonight I will clean up the left side exhaust, header clamps and hardware.




There is one spot on the fender that the rust pitted the chrome. Other than that it turned out great!






As I have mentioned before the exhaust is in pretty bad shape. When I removed it from the bike the right side was busted and the muffler wasn't even connected anymore. This is actually ok though. Leaves me enough room to mount a slip on muffler if need be. Just need to find a design I like and will make it happen.


The before and after are pretty unbelievable. I will let the pictures do the speaking. A little elbow grease goes a long way!!!








My thought is to spray the 2-1 collector in a high-temp matte black just to hide some of the surface defects.


The final result before a buff/polish.



Pretty happy with the progress so far and am looking forward to getting the carbs cleaned/rebuilt and get it running. Once those are out and getting serviced, I will have time to get new fluids in the motor.

Question for you guys. Do you think I change the oil before I try starting it or just top it off? I am not sure how well it will drain being cold.
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looks awesome, man...
at first I was like, this motherfucker has like 10 dewalt flashlights!
seriously love this project though...therapeutic must be an understatement.
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Awesome update, those pipes turned out great. For a start up I say just top it off n let her eat
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yeah you like his pipes, huh? yeah. yeah.
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Don't be jealous Cockstar, Im sure yours are purrrrty also
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You car looks great and that bike really looks like it is cleaning up, would love to see more progress on that!
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LOL...thunder and lightning never let me down!
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Looks great! I thought the same on Dewalt setup! I was like damn, he has all the tools!
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Was able to get another few hours of cleaning done on the bike parts. Managed to get the left side header, header clamping rings & the rear struts cleaned up. Again, I will let the pictures do the talking. I started to pull the gas tank last night but gave up since it was 11:30 and I was exhausted. I will get around to it on Friday possibly.



Tried taking a hacksaw to cut the muffler off but I was too lazy to cut it with a saw so I broke out the angle grinder to make easy work of it.







Collars for the headers turned out great!




I didn't have high hopes on these coming out good. Boy was I wrong!




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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
looks awesome, man...
at first I was like, this motherfucker has like 10 dewalt flashlights!
seriously love this project though...therapeutic must be an understatement.
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Looks great! I thought the same on Dewalt setup! I was like damn, he has all the tools!
Haha, Yea it's nice to have all those tools if you need them. Even better when you don't have to buy them!
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wow great job! night and day difference. if only your TL looked that good!
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wow great job! night and day difference. if only your TL looked that good!
I think I've invested more time on the bike in 1 week than I have on the TL in 2.5 years!!!
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Spent a little more time on the bike last night before watching the Packers lose again... As I have read, pulling the carbs and removing the air box are a pain in the ass. I can vouch for that! Almost pulled out my sawzall and cut the bitch out.

-Cleaned rear shaft drive
-Pulled the carbs off
-Removed air box
-Removed rear fender
-Pulled wiring harness from front fairing













When I pulled the Carbs I noticed I couldn't open the butterfly valves by hand. They are so gummed up and stuck I thought I was going to snap the throttle cable just trying to remove it! They will get a good rebuild and cleaning.

Next up:
-Remove front wheel and clean
-Remove rear wheel/clean and inspect the drive mechanism
-Overall cleaning of the frame/motor/wiring
-Source a headlight, front turn signals and rear turn signals
-Service brakes/rotors
-Drain/Fill Oil and change filter
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Oh my, this is cleaning up really well. Keep up the good work and youll be riding next spring no doubt.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:22 AM
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Forgot to slip this in there. Sleeping beauty was laid to rest on Saturday. Bring on the snow!!!

The car next to me is a Chevelle. I had to peek. It has about 15 different colors on it in parts.

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No nudes of the car? Geesh what a tease
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is that a communal garage?
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just curious how much does that cost per month? out here in the west coast we don't hear or see any type of garaging during "winter"
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is that a communal garage?
No, the guy that I rent the spot from locks the doors and doesn't open them until April/May unless you need to get them out for some reason. Its a 2 car garage off to the side. The spot he had in mind for me wasn't long enough and that was with about 20 other cars/campers/boats.

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just curious how much does that cost per month? out here in the west coast we don't hear or see any type of garaging during "winter"
I pay $25/month. I got really lucky with this spot. Any where else this spot would run 2 to 3 times as much.
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  • OMG that is crazy cheap...
  • wtf...that's what it costs to park on South Beach for 4 hours.
  • Wow...rent that spot year round and start a grow operation in there, hydroponic style!
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super cheap!! makes sense now
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Sounds like I need to start charging my friends for storage! That is a reallllly great deal though
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super cheap!! makes sense now
Yea it is cheap enough to store it outside of my own garage. Some other places that are climate controlled charge $400-$500. It's ridiculous! I like that it frees up the space and my girlfriend gets the garage for the winter. Now I just have to clean it up so we can get the Jeep inside.
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Once I get the bike done and come next year it will go right in front of the car for another $10/month.
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A small update on the motorbike.

Pulled the front apart to clean the wheel, rotors and calipers. The brake fluid in the calipers looked like coffee and smelled horrible. I was able to clean and rebuild using the existing parts. I will try it out as nothing looked torn or dry rot as far as the seals and boots. The front wheel didn't turn out as good as I would like but it will have to do until I figure out what the color scheme will be. I was really tempted to start painting the calipers Burnt Copper. I don't know if I want to replicate the scheme from my TL or not. I think that could be neat!










In between the caliper and the pads there are these shims. I thought they were broken but I guess that is how they are suppose to be. Adds a little more pressure on the leading/trailing side of the rotor and helps prevent squealing.


Pretty beat up from the wash and blowing them off with compressed air. The paint was very thin and blew off while drying.


How the bike sits at this moment.


I will have a few hours this evening to work on it. I have to remove the fairing mount and lower sections to the front fairing. Found a guy in Oklahoma that wants them and will trade me for the front signals and Headlight assy that I need. Even trade so no money out of my pocket! I also found a set of Mikuni Mark II carbs for it but haven't settled on a price yet with the current owner. Hopefully soon I can get that deal squared away and shipped here.


What color scheme should I do?
1. Similar to my KBP TL?
2. Blackout
3. Black/Silver
4. Leave as is

Here was my intended final product.
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same color scheme works...
any of them do actually.
great work!
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Itd be fun for photos to do the same color scheme as the car but the stock tank looks pretty nice and you could black some accessories out. Either way awesome progress
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That bike is looking slick man. You've got me looking at old bikes on craigslist ever since I've seen your thread lol.
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That bike is looking slick man. You've got me looking at old bikes on craigslist ever since I've seen your thread lol.
Do it! It's fun to wrench on and relatively cheap if you can control yourself and set goals. Only thing I have purchased so far is an Oil Filter and Brake Pads but that is normal wear and tear items so I don't count that towards my budget for the build.



I have been thinking a lot about color lately. KBP Tank, Black frame/wheels, Burnt Copper Calipers Stainless Steel Oil/Brake Lines.


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She gonna have a clean booty soon!
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Not a huge update today but still keeping the project rolling. I treated the girlfriend and myself to go to the Packer game on Sunday. We needed a day out of the house.

Since this project should be up and running in a couple months (waiting on carbs), I have been browsing for another bike for either parts or to bring back to life. Can't believe my other half agreed I should do it. Wife material? I'd say so. Better hold off on that bike and get a ring instead.

Recently purchased a headlight assy, front turn signals, red rear turn signal covers and Mikuni Mark II carbs. Hopefully those should show up by next week. Stripped the bike down to almost the frame/motor/wiring harness. I am getting down to the end of cleaning parts off the bike. Cleaning the frame will be tedious but worth it in the end.












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Hope all had a great Thanksgiving and are as sick of Turkey as I am at the moment. Between Hunting, Family and a couple warm days I was able to get some time in on the bike. I was able to harvest a deer this year for gun season, so I am very Thankful for that! #HotStix

Somewhere in between the last update and now my phone has been acting up and the camera hasn't been functioning as it should. I am no tech nerd but it has something to do with the cache I believe. Who knows, but anyway it works here and there so I wasn't able to capture all the progress but got enough of it.











I have a set of Carbs coming tomorrow and will rebuild them throughout the week. Oil drained, new filter, new gasket and new oil. Gas tank was drained this last weekend and is drying out. I will look at the condition of the inside but it looked good from a quick glance. Currently don't have the headlamp wired up but that is a work in progress. I have a list of a few parts that are needed so once I am completely done going thru it I will order that and replace the needed parts. Hopefully once that is done I can fill her up and turn her over. Will be a little loud until I work out the exhaust situation.

I am just over 1 month into the project and I'd say it has come a long way and liking the result. Just getting to the nitty gritty things to iron out.


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Wow that is a pretty cool before and after. That stock fairing is so darn ugly haha but back when it came out I bet it was a cool look
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Just noticed it's an 850...
with all the weight taken off it should be pretty quick, right?
Very cool!
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Wow that is a pretty cool before and after. That stock fairing is so darn ugly haha but back when it came out I bet it was a cool look
That thing was hideous! I would have never thought they were cool! My co-worker was like why would you get rid of it? I just laughed and said, not my style...

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Just noticed it's an 850...
with all the weight taken off it should be pretty quick, right?
Very cool!
I have shed about 50-60 lbs. off the bike so I would assume it should be fairly quick. These are really torquey to start with having the shaft drive system. Not looking for a speed demon with this, just something fun to ride. I've had my share of sport bikes and doing 150mph... Too old and a lot smarter now for that shit!
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Carbs came yesterday and took them to work. They were disassembled when they showed up, which I knew when I bought them. Not having a manual I was able to put them back together with a few google searches. I believe all the parts were there except a small 1/8" ball bearing for the choke adjustment lever. No worries, my friend works for Harley and will check their parts bin for said ball bearing. Least of my worries as everything looked good. I am thinking of getting them media blasted to clean them up instead of a boiling them in pine sol or soaking them in carb cleaner.

Nothing was labeled 1, 2, or 3 so I had to guess which jar was which and got lucky on the first guess. Eventually I laid out all the parts to make sure there were 3 of everything and assembled them 1 by 1. Pretty simple to be honest. I thought they would be more difficult. The following pics are the carbs assembled, next I am going to tear them down again and either soak or boil the bodies and parts. If I really want to I will get the blasted as mentioned.






Here is what they would look like if I were to have them media blasted. They look so pretty!


Finishing up my parts order this week so I can get that purchased and finish assembling the bike and turn her over and hope for the best!
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OMG those look stunning...geesh man I need to hire you for my Mustang project, You get stuff done!!!
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WOW...nice work, man...
keep it up
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Love the bike updates, keep them coming!
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