Hello, this is a thread about my ongoing restoration of my DR. I never meant to do a thread about it, but the official Dakar thread is just taking too much time of my hands.. time to do something else aswell! F5 Every restoration thread needs a before picture, and here it is: As you can see it's quite rusty and has lost some of it's shine. There is also alot of small things that need to be repaired/replaced. The frame is going to get powdercoated black as well as a few other things.. So first of all a complete disassembly was done! This is how far I got during day 1. Day 2 and everything is stacked up in the basement. This is where I will keep the parts during the process, and as we go along I will re-assemble it in the garage shown in the second picture above. Oh, I also cleaned up the garage when the bike was dis-assambled. That's what I went up doing on day 3. Today is day 4 of restoration and I will start cleaning up the frame for powdercoating. If there's time I will start looking at the swingarm that is going to be freshened up a bit. But before I start doing that, It's time to see how Despres is doing in the Dakar F5-out. edit: Thought I could share some of my plans: New parts: - TKC80 Front and Rear [check] - Black frame [check] - Black fork gaitors [check] - Crash bars - New hand protectors, old one's broke [check] - Full service on clutch, and 10% stronger springs [check] - New handlebar [check] - New chain slider, both on swingarm and lower [check] - New chain - New grips [check] (- new springs to fork ) we'll see how far my budget reaches... - New blinkers [check] Cleaning up: - All plastic [check] - Tank, inside as well. - Swing [check] - Wheels [check] - Engine [check] Parts I'll paint myself: - Linkage ( maybe.. ) [check] - Sidestand [check] - Kicker [check] - Steering crown - Pipe ( not the slip-on part ) [check] - Pegs [check] Next update will contatin more pictures of process!