Archive for February, 2014

The front/rear wheel apart, sans tires. Going to be repainted soon. These pics of the wheels will probably be the last update until the bike is together (aside from maybe the engine touch up process).

Rear Wheel Before Front Wheel Before

Ordered a kickstand relocator so I could still run my stock kickstand.  It was a little more difficult to get on than anticipated, since the holes didn’t exactly line up.  Also had to put a bead weld where the kickstand pivots to act as a stop so it would not hit the pipe.  Just have to cut off the extended part coming off the stand, since now it doesn’t make sense with the expansion chambers.
Also got the bike pretty much all apart.  Just have to do the finishing welds, grinding, then some cleaning and it can be separated out to get painted finally.

Kickstand on 1 Kickstand on 2 Front end off again Down to frame

Final breakdown started

Posted: February 9, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

Got a good chunk of the breakdown done today, and there are so many parts I had to dedicate a corner of my bedroom to the RD350!  (That’s the old front end pictured, and the oil tank is whats in the white bag in front of the gas tank)

Last Breakdown Started RD350 corner

Frame sanded and primed

Posted: February 8, 2014 in 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

Hand sanded down the frame to be smooth, and got the first coat of primer on there!

Feb 8 Frame Sanded Feb 8 Frame primer 1 Feb 8 Frame primer 2

Back on bench for teardown

Posted: February 8, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

RD is back on the bench for final tweaks and teardown!  Its almost there!

Back on bench