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Old 10-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #46
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #47
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This is Mrs. Skowinski.

Nice to hear you enjoy helping in the moto lounge, you are going to get a cool ride out of this.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:04 AM   #48
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Progress is slow, but moving along. The latest was to pull the wiring harness. Everything on these bikes basically connects through the headlight shell. The wires are color-coded, but some things seemed like they might not be clear months from now when it all gets plugged back together. So, Mrs. Skowinski methodically labeled everything so there will be no head scratching and hours of staring at wiring diagrams in the manual.

Pull yer finger out, Slacko!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #49
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:05 AM   #50
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Pull yer finger out, Slacko!

Oooohhh, I see yiz'r still a bloody perv, aren't yiz eh Boots.

How's this? Getting closer to having a bare frame....

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:24 AM   #51
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I just saw a guy go the the traffic light in front of me toady on a 71 or 72 500KO, looked as if he did a good rattle can resto.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #52
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Very nice! You are way ahead of us. Probably be at that point in a month or so.

Edit: how did you get the engine so clean?

Here are a few pics from this weekend, finally got it up on the work stand, and started working on getting down to the bare frame.
Hey, Sorry for my delayed response, Just returned from a cross country road trip(not on the bike :( ). The engine was a oily mess, a lot of degreasing, sanding, beadblasting and paint got it to what it is now. Head was resurfaced, valves lapped and new valve seals were installed. The cylinders were honed and new piston rings. I painted it while it was all apart with Dupli-Color aluminum engine paint and put it back together with all new gaskets.

Yours is looking good, keep up the good work. -Brian
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:41 PM   #53
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I thought your engine looked way too good to have been just cleaned up, and figured it had been dissassembled, blasted and painted. I'm not planning to pull this one apart yet, so will get it as clean as possible while it's in one piece. We may tear it down in the future, and that's when it will get the full treatment.

Pulled the float bowls off the carburetors. Looks pretty good in there for an old bike. But, 3 of 4 pilot jets were clogged, and 1 of the main jets also. I'm not sure how it even ran in the PO's garage when I bought it...

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:16 AM   #54
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Nice to hear you enjoy helping in the moto lounge, you are going to get a cool ride out of this.
- It is a lot of fun and I get to learn all about the bikes I'm riding. Its a great world because Dr. Sko allows me to do a lot of the work, but if I get into trouble or need more muscle he is always right there.

- Those old carburetors were filled with some yellow tinged fuel that smelled like dinosaur breath.

- Hopefully Dr. Sko will wait for me to get home in a couple of days to take the next step and pull that engine.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #55
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Anyone familiar with these odd fasteners mounted on the frame tabs? Can't find what looks like these on the Parts Bandit website diagrams, unless these are the "speed nuts". How do you take them out, and reinstall them?



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Old 10-08-2011, 06:35 PM   #56
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Trivia time...know who this model is?

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:50 PM   #57
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Anyone familiar with these odd fasteners mounted on the frame tabs? Can't find what looks like these on the Parts Bandit website diagrams, unless these are the "speed nuts". How do you take them out, and reinstall them?


I just removed some of those from my new project today. The aren't original.They came out after some finagling with a screwdriver. Mine were installed in the sidecover grommets just like yours. They are there to mount an aftermarket set of sidecovers with screws. The original sidecovers had a plastic tab that was held in place by the rubber grommet.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #58
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Trivia time...know who this model is?

I don't know who she is but I remember that particular issue because of that phrase. So who is she?
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #59
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Well, I have no proof but legend has it she is 17 year old Mary Cathleen Collins...aka, Bo Derek.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:26 PM   #60
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Exhaust

I have a exhaust pipe for one of these hanging on my basement wall. It's shiny and looks new.
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