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Old 01-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #226
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Progress!



I got tired of trying to save this piston as I'm sure the cylinder will need machining, so forget the wood block.



The right side was a lot more cooperative though.







Looks like the crank is going to need some cleaning up too. What did I get myself into?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #227
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #228
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Excellent!
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #229
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More work today.



Battery box and air cleaner need a little work.







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Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #230
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Guess this protects the frame from the chain.





Rear brakes are pretty worn, guess someone really did ride this bike.



This side cover did not want to come off, I'm certain all the bolts were removed, maybe one under the points?



Nope, just stuck on the dowel pins and power of the magnet from the stator.

It's out!







I think I've been here before...



Next, strip the frame down and then the engine. Club member recommended a small engine shop I'll bring the crank and cylinders to.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #231
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vtwin, maybe you should start a dedicated build thread for this bike up in the 2 stroke forum. You may get more interaction there. Just a thought.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #232
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Yea, I thought of that, but thought I'm already using too much bandwidth.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #233
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Just not sure whether to admire your chutzpah or offer you my condolences. Man, that bike is a PROJECT!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #234
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Just not sure whether to admire your chutzpah or offer you my condolences. Man, that bike is a PROJECT!
I know, but in my mind it's already restored to perfection.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #235
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I know, but in my mind it's already restored to perfection.
I suspect that is what it will take to stick with it long enough to achieve it.

Hang in with the wee beastie.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #236
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Thanks RR, will be stripping the rest of the frame this weekend and look for a painter. Maybe powder coat instead?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #237
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Thanks RR, will be stripping the rest of the frame this weekend and look for a painter. Maybe powder coat instead?
I've been wondering, does power coating help prevent rust better than paint? If it does, I'd go with it instead of paint. That poor bike has earned as much protection as possible after the hard life it has lived to this point.

Did you ever get the GR back on the road this fall?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #238
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I've been wondering, does power coating help prevent rust better than paint? If it does, I'd go with it instead of paint. That poor bike has earned as much protection as possible after the hard life it has lived to this point.

Did you ever get the GR back on the road this fall?
I think I will get off my ass and take those carbs off again. Spoke to a carb guru and he mentioned I may have an issue with the slow jet. I may just send them to him, along with the frozen Stinger carbs.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #239
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Sounds like a good plan. Looks like you've got your hands full with the project you are working on anyway.

Finally got my brakes fixed. Another forum member, bwringer, figured out what was wrong and got them set up correctly. A lot more fun to ride when you know you can stop.

Have the tank off right now trying to figure out how to take some dents out. Plan to strip and paint the body work early in the spring (waiting for it to get warm enough) and then ride the thing. Need to figure out some saddlebags or better tailbag so I can commute to work more comfortably. Not a fan of backpacks.

Hang in with the Stinger--it will keep me entertained while it is too cold to work on mine. :)
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #240
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Thanks will do. Update, inside of the right side looks good, very clean. Guess they took care of the fluid and clutch does not appear to have been burnt.



Started to disassemble the front end.



Brakes are better on the front than the rear.



Rears.



Fronts



Drum could use some cleaning up.



That's all for today.
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