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Old 01-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #286
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The wedgie is inside the control lever housings and when the housing is tight on the handlebar the wedgie keeps it from rotating out of position while using. Sometimes you can get the housing to stay put by over tightening the small screw that pinches the housing on the handle bar but this is a really small screw and it threads into Aluminum threads so over tightening is not such a good idea.

The wedgies are often lost if you aren't looking for them when taking the handlebar housings off the handlebar.

If you do strip the threads in the housing it is possible to get a longer screw and attache with a nut instead of the Aluminum threads. This can be made to fit under the switch gear so it's not visible at all.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #287
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Ready for Pin Strips

Spent the day putting the badges on and laying out the pin stripe pattern for the pin stripper guy to follow.



















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Old 01-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #288
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Pin Striping by VanDemon... coming soon

OMG, dropped the tank, seat, fender and S fairing off with Steve VanDemon http://vandemon.com/ for pin stripping.

Steve says he'll have it for me Monday.

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:08 AM   #289
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You better be trimming those muffler clamp bolts that are sticking out about an inch and a half.............

That bike looks good, thanks for making mine look really used..........hence the comment above. To try and make myself feel better.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:31 AM   #290
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You really got close to a perfect black paint there. Keep it clean and buffed, and waxed once fully cured. It won't be stunning in a few years of use unless you keep the clean terry cloth towels handy all the time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #291
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You better be trimming those muffler clamp bolts that are sticking out about an inch and a half.............

That bike looks good, thanks for making mine look really used..........hence the comment above. To try and make myself feel better.
Ya, right, got'a get back to that. Thx.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #292
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Care and feeding of your black paint

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You really got close to a perfect black paint there. Keep it clean and buffed, and waxed once fully cured. It won't be stunning in a few years of use unless you keep the clean terry cloth towels handy all the time.
Yes, I know. I've owned several black motorcycles in the past and they can be a real PITA to keep nice. I'll do best.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:37 PM   #293
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...this turned out very nice....side covers?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #294
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...this turned out very nice....side covers?
Side covers are still on the bench, primed but not painted, but I'm thinking of going without them.
Thinking of how to do a black cover for the rear brake reservoir.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:37 PM   #295
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Are we gunna see this a week from Sunday?

Congratulations! I've sure enjoyed following this thread, and chatting with you at a few Vintage Bike events.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #296
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Cool2 Vintage Bike OC Coming Out Party

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Are we gunna see this a week from Sunday?

Congratulations! I've sure enjoyed following this thread, and chatting with you at a few Vintage Bike events.
I'm shooting for the Feb 10 VBOC, we'll see.

I've got a big home improvement project next week, heater and AC replace, but hope to find time to finish her up enough to ride her to VBOC.

Still need to finish front and rear master rebuild and throw the front calipers and hoses on, but other than that all I need to do is screw the fuel petcocks into the tank and she's ready to ride.

May not have the S fairing on for this months VBOC so she'll likely make her first appearance as a naked /7.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #297
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:58 AM   #298
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I'm shooting for the Feb 10 VBOC, we'll see.
I was thinking of making it up for this... maybe i'll get to meet you:)
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #299
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my understanding is the correct way is the one which provides greater leverage against rotation by moving the caliper farther out on the disc

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #300
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my understanding is the correct way is the one which provides greater leverage against rotation by moving the caliper farther out on the disc
Well stated, and the way I set mine up.
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