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  • Engine going in today

    Here we go !

  • #2
    It’s in there !

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    • Questcap
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      It's a beautiful thing!

  • #3
    Got a new part to fix this jack leg repair

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    • Questcap
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      That's ugly! Just the front air filter mount, isn't it?

    • Rob in FL
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      Yes, it's even worse in person looked like they jb welded a nut to the head. I found a nice one on eBay for 8 dollars!

  • #4
    They had a chrome look powder but unfortunately there was some issue with the parts off gassing? I’m not familiar with how the system works but the black looked better it was hazy in spots with the chrome look. I dropped the rocker box covers off they are pitted pretty bad on top and the chrome is coming off in chunks so hoping for the best on them

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    • #5
      I stopped by my local Yamaha dealer to get some o rings, not sure if I'm calling the part by its correct name but the adapter that the oil filter attaches to, it has 4 bolts there are 2 o rings on the back. $ 8.56 for the 2 o rings! That makes HD parts seem cheap !

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      • Lucky
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        Never go to the dealer for parts!! No No No

      • Lucky
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        You can get O rings at True value hardware store. No need to pay Yamaha and all of the middlemen. I just bought a 1/4" diameter O ring for the carb float bowl for $.25 this morning from ACE hardware.

      • brianmac
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        you cant get of of an HD dealer for under 50$
        i wouldnt muck with any non OEM oil orings, chinese man say, YA , DAY made of OYAL RASISTAN NEO PREEN SHUWA OF A COSS. hahahahahaha
        get ur stuff from partzilla , less stealer markup, and in stock.

    • #6
      Here’s some pictures of the rocker box covers I’m not even sure if he can save them

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      • Questcap
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        Anything can be done... for the right price. What you're seeing is that much that Yamaha made was from some pretty poor cast metal and plating. A blast, some smoothing, or whatever, and whatever finish you want to go for will make them look show quality. OR, you could shop for a set in like new appearance, and start out ahead of the game.

      • Rob in FL
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        Got them powder coated gloss black they look amazing now

      • Lucky
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        Florida is where the American Welding Society does corrosion testing.

    • #7
      Lookin good man! What's the story on this bike? Do you have the complete bike or are you parting it together? What's end goal?
      Just a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude.

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      • #8
        Parting it together. I retired in February so I needed something to do unfortunately I have lingering back issues from a failed surgery so I can only sit or stand for about 30 minutes then I have to go lay down, it’s moving along and I should have all the rear suspension in by the end of the weekend. I hope you get that starting issue worked out. I hear a lot of people say to use the warrior starter and a lot say to use bigger cables I got the larger battery cables hopefully It will Work.

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        • Father Pobasturd
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          Have you tried inversion therapy?

        • Rob in FL
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          I have been doing decompression treatments 3x a week I did try inversion but it hurt too bad with all the nerve damage

      • #9
        Sorry to hear about your back issues. I've had a back injury before, so I have had a taste of how debilitating that can be.
        That's a sweet project though. I fun project that you will eventually get to play with.

        Yeah, if I can't figure something else out, the cables and a Warrior starter will be my next moves. Thanks.
        Just a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude.

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        • #10
          Got a big box today! It's the transfer case got it from fallen cycle in Daytona beach, Fl. I was expecting it to be really heavy feels like 40-50 lbs. I'll cut the box open in a bit and take a look,it's too damn hot and humid in the garage right now.

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          • #11
            One mounting bracket a little bent but that’s an easy fix just need to scuff up the parts and mix up some flat black to spray. It’s moving along !

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            • #12
              Cleaning up and polishing the chrome parts I’m going to keep. I didn’t get the transfer case o rings and gaskets in yet. Going to paint the transfer case this weekend so it will be ready when the gaskets arrive

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              • #13
                Picked up the rocker box covers today. The powder coater did a great job fixing them (as rough as they were) polished up the used cobra 2-1 exhaust I bought for 200. I will get the rocker boxes mounted and get some new photos I'm going to try to get the back wheel together this weekend and get it mounted

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                • dustybin
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                  they came up a treet , did they cost a lot over there to get coated

                • Rob in FL
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                  75 each they blasted the inside and outside lots of hand sanding and then the powder I'm really happy with their work

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                • Rob in FL
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                  The rocker boxes came out nice for how rough they were. Polished up the used cobra exhaust also

                • Kevstephenson7
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                  mmmmm!

              • #15
                You're well on your way! Are you in need of anything, or do you pretty much have it all?

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                • Rob in FL
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                  Just need a speedometer

                • Questcap
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                  Haven't one of those to spare, sorry.

              • #16
                Took me 2 days and a gallon of aircraft stripper but I didn't let it beat me. Now I can start the body work

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                • #17
                  There's got to be an easier way...

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                  • Lucky
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                    Use epoxy stripper, NOT paint and varnish remover.

                • #18
                  My compressor isn't big enough to run air tools for long or I would have gone after it with some 36 grit, just glad it's done that aircraft stripper stinks !

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                  • #19
                    Got the dents pulled as best I could and got the first coat of filler down and blocked. It's coming along

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                    • #20
                      Making more progress

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                      • roadiemort
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                        What wheel and tire size are you running back there Rob? Looks good.

                      • daveto
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                        Not sure if it’s because it’s black but that pulley looks gigantic

                      • Lucky
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                        Great job you are doing!

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