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Old 01-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #41
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I noticed that I was givin no credit in the text for my constant ragging of you to get off you butt and work on this thing! Thats cool Lee, i'm just always the motivator, never getting anything in return! haha! looks great man, I really never thought it would look this good, or that you would get it this far, kinda sucks cause I was thinking someday I would buy this pile of parts from you!

OK Chad, I will admit that you and Bolt deserve at least a little credit (OK a lot) for pushing me. You guys need to be good for something after all.

And, what in the heck would you do with more parts?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #42
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the Devils in the detail, very nice fab work, cool thread
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #43
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bolt them to more bikes! I need more parts man, I need to add on so I can store more stuff!
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #44
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Looking real good man.
Didn't someone on here have those brass risers bolts snap on them?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #45
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very nice, keep us posted
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #46
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I'll bet that kid claims it as his own soon enogh
Better find something to follow up with
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #47
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so is this going to be a graduation present for your grandson?
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #48
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Kickstart - yeah, I think Jesse would kind of like to claim it for himself. So far he's not making any noise about it though. He's a pretty patient kid. Probably just biding his time. Funny you should mention a follow up. There is a little something in the works. Stay tuned kids.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:37 PM   #49
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I spent my day off in the garage working on the bike a little, because I know that's what Dr. King would have wanted. I pulled off the primary cover and the rocker boxes just to see how things looked. I'm not using the old chromed pieces. Going with a polished look instead. The chrome is too worn. I had some other things to get done today, but at least I got to clean the engine up a bit.














Everything looked really good until I pulled these out. Not so good.


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Old 01-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #50
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awesome bike with lots of nice 'n interesting details

can't wait to see the whole thing coming together - hope it ain't take another 6 years ...

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #51
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the bike's come a long, long way. looking great... and love that battery mount. devil's in the details...
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:00 PM   #52
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Well I don't feel quite as bad about having left mine alone for nearly 4 years....

I'm not sure about yours but I had put new bearings and rings in mine 4 years ago and when we went to 'kick it through' to check the pushrod movement it was REAL stiff to get it moving (almost felt locked up). It loosened up and we sprayed a little liquid wrench in it to keep it that way.

What did you use on the cases to clean them that nice?
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #53
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What did you use on the cases to clean them that nice?
Elbow grease.

Seriously though, the engine was pretty clean when I got it. I shot it once with Gunk engine degreaser right after I pulled it out of the old frame. I just wiped it down yesterday with mineral spirits.

I used Mothers mag polish on the covers after sanding them with 320, 600 and 800 grit. I'm not satisfied with the shine yet, so I'll hit 'em again with 1200 and 2000 grit, then a good buffing on my buddies power buffer. That oughta do it.
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Super thread and lovely work on that bike...what a great experience that you can work on this project with your son.
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So, is it done and running?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #56
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Bike looks awesome, Very cool build
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #57
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Great build and some great fab work. Hell, your boy has turned into a man during this build!

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Very nice build man. Some awesome fab work. So is it up and running yet.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #59
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Not running yet. The last set of pics is where she sets now. I've got some shop time coming in the next few weeks though. Too bad it's so freakin' cold now.
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