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Old 04-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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Joined: Jan 2005
Location: NorCal
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Update A Year Later

Ok, life's been getting in the way and cash is way too little to spend on this little orphaned bike. But I have been slowly getting things for it. Not perfect, but a lot nicer looking tank and really great seat.

The sad thing is the engine will need a little welding. The little towers that hold the chain guide for the tensioner was broken, probably when the chain went south. I also broke a little tab while trying to separate the cases. It helps when you finally find two hidden bolts above the oil filter!

The debris you see is from the chain tensioner plastic I think, because the rest of the engine is pretty clean. Saw a replacement engine on ebay, $750+shipping, yow! I think I'll try to see if that little part can be brazed or something, it doesn't get subjected to too much pressure, just acts as a pivot for the chain tensioner.
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