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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:32 pm 
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Got the harness almost done. Need to wire the LED Tail/Turn lights. Going to start on the side panels next.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:04 pm 
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I got everything back together. Went for a 5 mile ride to make sure it was all working right. I haven't ridden an SR in anger for 36 years. I still like it!
I really like the riding position. Very comfortable.
Spent some time on the mill cutting slots in the sprocket cover.
Made a 1st pattern for the side covers.
Just got a set of BT-45s to install.
Now I am going to tear it back down, finish weld, grind, paint, plate, etc., then put it back together.

Doug

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:25 pm 
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Smart way to build, get it 'right' then finish it off. Sure you dont want to ride it a bit more to be sure? ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Funny you mention it, I WAS thinking about riding it a bit more. I'm just afraid I will get where I don't want to tear it back down. I guess I could call it a rat bike :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Give it a good workout, you may have something come up and be glad you did. No problem about it being a rat for a while, these are always a 'work in progress' (evidence, my '81) :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:12 am 
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Got the side panel pattern cut and put some black on it.
Mounted the front fender ( photo later)

Doug

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:45 pm 
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It looks good!
Is that a Motoco seat? Whatever it is, it looks great.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:43 pm 
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Looking at the top pic......A few colors of Ultracote on top and a roll or two of white Monocote on the bottom. Hanger9 iron and heat gun? 10 years of managing a hobby shop has scarred me for life. "He who dies with the most toys wins" - old Bolink sticker.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:45 am 
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Henry,
The seat is a Chappell Customs "Tuffside". Made out of heavy ABS. I am very happy with it.

Solo,
I came out of retirement to run a hobby shop. That should convince you I am crazy!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:30 pm 
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Got the front fender mounted. Also photo of the jig I made to figure where to put the holes.
The tubing fits the ID of the mounting holes, put them on the bike, clamp the fender when it is aligned, take the whole assembly off and drill through the tubing to start the holes. Open the holes to 8mm and you are good to go.

Re-built the calipers, new line and master cylinder on the front. Bleeding is a pain. I came up with something that works. I will try to post something on that in the hints section.

Also got the shocks back from Thor. Made some new bushings this morning. Still need to powder coat the springs black.

Got a good ride in Sunday afternoon. Even with the old Konis, it goes pretty good around the corners.

Doug

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