Archive for May, 2011

Quite a bit of work has been done since the last update.  New wheels put on, new air filter, oil filter, front fender, chain, throttle cables, clutch cables, levers,  breaks, tires and a few odds and ends.  The tank and seat are getting the checkerboard redone as well.  The new fender had to be scuffed and painted, then cleared over.   It has been oiled up and is ready to start after an exhaust is fabricated next weekend.  Sat on the bike after mounting the seat just to see how it felt, and its position was perfect.  It felt like a dream to sit on!

The only things really left are attaching the mirrors then ordering the headlight, tail light, and speedometer!  Will we be riding down the road in now time!

Bend break rod

Posted: May 21, 2011 in 1982 Yamaha Virago XV750J

The forward control break rod had bent recently, and with only a few rides.  After pulling it off, it was heated up and bend back into shape.  To avoid any more problems bending, more nuts were put on to strengthen up the threads.  Pics below!


Posted: May 21, 2011 in 1971 BSA Lightning 650

Put the decals on the sidecovers, and they really fill in the space and match the bike.  It was hard getting decent pics, but I have a few below.

Cut one of my foam pads and stuck it onto the seat of the BSA.  Feels much better than the bear metal now!  All we have to do is get the leather over it, and some molding over the bubble.  After that, just adding the decals and the chainguard is left on the bike, with the eventual replacement of the tail light.


Posted: May 8, 2011 in 1982 Honda Ascot FT500

The wheels have been repainted and polished again, and the look really nice!  Should look nice when they go onto the bike!

Bar-end mirrors

Posted: May 3, 2011 in 1971 BSA Lightning 650

Bar-end mirrors came in a bit early, so we threw them on.  They were a great buy and work  like a dream.  Plus they look nice!  You can even see Sonny a bit in the reflection!