This was a nice bike, really, but the silver frame showed every scratch, the seat was junk, tires shot, and overall appearance was poor. I stripped it to the bare frame, and the owner repainted it with silver Imron Metallic. Very, very nice. Its the same shade, but now metallic, and looks far better. You can see the freezer wrap, thickly wrapped around all the mounting areas, an inexpensive method of protecting the frame. engine degreased looks wonderful, and has 150 psi compression with no damage, except the alternator cover.
more pieces arriving daily, got a nice seat pan, new cover, the cables arrived this afternoon, ran into a snag on the tires. will need to buy new, the nice looking originals we found came apart when we aired them up. The forks are exceptional. carbs clean and nice. shocks cleaned up very well. rims are also exceptional for a 42 year old dirt bike.
NOS rear tire, and reproduction front.
rolling chassis soaking up the sun!
The basics are on and tight. Front Tube failed. new one installs tomorrow. pipes still at blacksmith shop, seat at shoe shop. All bolts and nuts machine polished to remove rust, chrome polished as best possible.
Graduation Day! Owner saw it run for the first time, and its STRONG. 100 percent of rated power. No smoke, no noises. top end silent!