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Old 08-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #16
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Here's the important thing though..... she fits!!! She loves it! She can touch damn near flat footed!!!








Do you think we could see a little more of your young lady than just her left knee? Or is she shy?
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:52 PM   #17
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This view should always be taken with feet on pegs.





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Old 08-07-2010, 06:18 PM   #18
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It's probably safe to cut off the brackets the passenger pegs bolt to.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:11 PM   #19
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What a cool bike.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:43 AM   #20
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Do you think we could see a little more of your young lady than just her left knee? Or is she shy?


ummmm......yeah, she's shy
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:53 AM   #21
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next up was pulling the swingarm and suspension linkage.....









not in the best shape but it actually cleaned up ok, better than I thought it would anyway




















Mother Yamaha wants stupid money for this stuff so I cleaned them up best as possible and reused all the bushings and seals, etc. Not like this thing will be seeing the high banks of Daytona afterall.




after many hours with grinder and files the frame was finally ready for powder











used to be some ugly brackets here......




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Old 08-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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and now the fun part begins



One of life's most enjoyable moments has to be picking up your parts from the powder coater. Since most of the snow had melted by now we set out a blankie and had a little picnic










I could have paid another $30 for a "custom" color but I was actually pretty damn happy with the way it turned out.

The swingarm is on the right here next to the stock color hub. Pretty close, no?









My wife says it looks more "orangy" but that's coming from someone who stares at 80 "different" paint samples that all look white to me



Old delrin(?) bushings pressed back in the swingarm. You can see they're a little gouged but I was glad I could reuse them as they're silly expensive. I had hoped a friend could machine up some out of bronze but his schedule never allowed it. Oh well, there's no slop or play as it sits now.







All hooked and torqued down. Lookin kinda shiny now




















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Any grease zerks on the linkage or just assemble it with grease?
I use the Belray waterproof grease on everything.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #24
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Any grease zerks on the linkage or just assemble it with grease?
I use the Belray waterproof grease on everything.

Only one zerk on the main pivot shaft which uses roller bearings.

Other than that just assembled with liberal amounts of grease. The bushings have a groove cut in the center which I suppose retains some of the grease.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:33 PM   #25
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Finally we have a roller.....and it's neighbor kid approved











a before and after of the triple and peg brackets, the before doesn't look all that bad in this pic but the clearcoat was nasty and lots of flaking and oxidation










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Old 08-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #26
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Looking good!

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Looking good!


Thank you!


Unfortunately I've missed a few deadlines along the way...first mother's day, then her birthday. Now the goal is just to get the darn thing going before the snow flies.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #28
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Thats looking very....... red.

Love it so far, keep up the good work.
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Thats looking very....... red.

Love it so far, keep up the good work.

Thanks,

Yeah, the red might be a bit too much....all the bodywork will eventually be done in straight-up white with a couple black Yamaha decals on the tank and the odd tuning forks here and there. I wouldn't mind black wheels either......some day.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #30
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A little before and after on the engine......































I used PJ1 barrel/case paint and I can't say I would recommend it. It would randomly splash out big globs of paint so I'd have wait for it to dry then sand it back and start again. All 3 cans did this....next time I'll try VHT or some other brand.

Eventually I got to an acceptable finish, not 100% but looks a hell of a lot better than before.




And the engine finally back in it's happy place......



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