Meanwhile back in the shop-Alaska

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Fast Idle, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    Yes it was.
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  2. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Got the wheels finished up. Front tire mounted and went to do the back but didn't have the right size tube. Dang it. Oh well, one's headed this way.
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    Time to polish up the brake plates.
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    Need to re-plate the brake cams and a few other parts.
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  3. Bowler

    Bowler Been here awhile

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    You don't see a Seeley Condor G50 that often no!
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Zinc is back and is boxed and ready to ship, but it’s a gooberment holiday, so has to wait til tomorrow.

    no pics. It ain’t my thread!
  5. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    :thumb Thanks Colby
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  6. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Almost done with the wheels and brakes. Just waiting on a few parts but all the hard work is done.
    Cush drive is polished.
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    The NOS top tree looks great with the chrome mounts.
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    Got to love all the chrome dome bolts on this bike.
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  7. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Looks good.
  8. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Chrome dome?

    Just wait until Baldy hears about the names you've been calling him.

    :jack
  9. sruss67

    sruss67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    "Chrome dome?" exactly what I thought when I read that, better than being called "Mudguard" though :lol3
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  10. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Just thought that I'd leave this here.

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  11. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Yeah snow machines are badass. The flat out get with it.
    You should see the really fast ones.:photog

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  12. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Just when I thought the only polishing left was the three engine covers, I remembered these.
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    Got all the grease out of the throttle/levers and cleaned everything up.
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    Then bead blasted
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    Cleaned up the rash and then vapor blasted them to bring up some shine in the tight spots.
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    Then wet sanded and they are ready for polishing...
    Tomorrow
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    A day late but the GS tank made it. Extremely well packaged.
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    Couldn't believe it. Damn this guy did a good job!
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    Tank looks really nice.
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    Absolutely rust free spotless inside.
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    A few tiny dings but otherwise very nice.
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    your hardware isn't packed that well.
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  14. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    :lol3
    It was in a really big over pack box too!
    I thought the Cobra exhaust packaging was the shit and it was, but damn nice job with all the foam.
    It's cool when people take the time to protect what they sell so you get what you bought.:thumb
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  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I’ll pack the chrome real good.
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  16. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Thanks for making all the plating possible. We've got nothing up here.
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  17. Bt10

    Bt10 Long timer

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    Slight threadjack. Home track since 1967, my kids are 3rd generation. I was there that night with the car, do you think they told me 2 runs only when they took my money? :lol3 I ran bikes '89-'90, the same H2 is still there, running 9's. Daughter next up to run, bluetooth in the car will make it easy to talk her thru.

    Carry on.
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  18. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    That 500 is looking beautiful already.
    Bringing a first year 500 back to life with your process will guarantee it will probably never be neglected in the same manner again.

    Since there is some snowmobile talk....
    Was at 131 dragway a few weeks ago to watch the snowmobile racing, as well as bikes.
    Looked like several hundred snowmobiles showed up, not many 2 stroke bike from what I could see though.


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  19. UstaKood

    UstaKood Been here awhile

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    Martin 131 ?

    I'm 10 minutes north .
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  20. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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    Got all the handlebar ali polished up this morning.
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    One of the headlights is still good enough to use. Need to get it cleaned up to install in the NOS ring.
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    Need to re-plate the screws. The rest of the hardware will get cleaned up or replaced.
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    First round of zinc.
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    They turned out really nice.
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    Going through the headlight mounting parts too.
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    Some got cleaned up and reused, and some others replaced with new.
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    Lots of shiny bits coming together for the old bike. Sure glad to have the parts bike. Some parts are really getting hard to find.
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