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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kickstand repair on 1983 Yamaha IT490

After new piece is welded in.

Broken mount

Heated and reshaped...

Decided to cut out completely, add new piece and drill.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

1977 192 Bultaco Pursang strip down has begun

Fenders, foot pegs, coil, cables, tank pads, and rear brake mechanism have been removed.  The axles, shock bolts, and swing arm bolt have all been loosened.  The next step is to remove the suspension and prep the frame for paint.

Friday, October 25, 2013

1983 Yamaha IT490 kickstart lever repair

I tried to start the 490 yesterday and my foot kept sliding off the kickstarter.  Close inspection revealed the lever had worn to the point where the lever was engaging at about a 95 degree angle.  This made it difficult to kick over without my boot sliding off (and getting a chunk taken out of my shin).  The fix was to get out the TIG welder and build up both sides of the lever.  Now it works as intended again.  Phot above is after the fix.  Photo below is before.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

1971 Moto-Guzzi and sidecar at the Retro Riders Craig Sheldrick memorial ride

Craig Sheldrick was a member of the Retro Riders and a Guzzi aficionado.  He passed away a year ago and to honor  his memory the Retro Riders held a memorial ride.  The couple that owns this sidecar rig traveled from Baker City Oregon to participate.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New fork boots for my 1983 Yamaha IT490

New fork boots off of EBay.  It's a good idea to protect the fork tubes.

Before -- without boots.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1977 Bultaco M192 MK10 250 Pursang motor back from rebuild.

I just got this back from the builder.  Everything was inspected and replaced if needed.  Piston and and bore were good.  Rings replaced.  New bearings and seals.  New primary chain.  New clutch.  Case was machined to accept new shaft seal.  Now it's time to finish the rest of the bike.

Monday, October 14, 2013