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 Post subject: Should be ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Finally done messing with the '97.

New fuse in the amp so I can hear the radio, and carbs are on. New air and fuel filters too. It's amazing how much better things work when they work like they're supposed to. ( Incredibly profound I think.)

I haven't even touched the '89 yet. All it needs is fluids flushed. To be honest, I'm getting a little tired of messing with stuff and would just like to ride them.

the 15" inches of snow over the weekend is doing nothing for my normally rosy disposition.


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 Post subject: Re: Should be ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 pm 
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We fortunately missed the snow this round. But I have been tinkering around with everything but the bike, been working on mowing equipment so its ready to roll. The bike just needs a rider and decent weather. Waiting for the cold, rain and snow to stop.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:41 pm 
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I've been polishing the cover for the left side of the engine. It still has a ways to go but it should be ready by time to ride. I have a replacement on there now. It seems the flatter the surface the harder it is to get that mirror finish.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Count, it looks good and shiny. Do you have to put some kind of coating on that to keep it shiny?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:01 pm 
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hey Count, what are you using to shine it up?
Jewelers rouge or something else?
Are you doing this all by hand or using a dremel?

EDIT: I guess if I'd looked closer I would have noticed the sand paper and water! :doh

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:38 pm 
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I start by wet sanding and then keep going to finer sandpaper. I have a dual wheel buffer on a stand that I use in between sanding phases. Buffing helps bring out the areas that still need attention.

As for a coating I use a product called Liquid Glass. It goes on like wax and you buff it off with a rag. It seems to work well. The forks still look like they did 2+ years ago.

It's a very slow process and a lot of work but when it is done it looks almost as good as chrome with little expense.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:15 pm 
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I am thinking of spraying mine with a silver gray engine paint and be done with it. Doing the forks alone wore me out.

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