Thursday, April 15, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

Life has indeed been busy. My place of employment is moving offices, I am now a 'most-of-the-time' telecommuter and several unexpected expenses have all conspired against my rebuild project. The last two weeks have minimally offered time to work on my project. If all holds, this weekend will be the same; several hours of garage time.

Through my stolen moments in the garage, the swing arm has been mounted, steering bearings replaced, fork mounted, carburetors mostly cleaned and both engines torn down to where parts can be cleaned, evaluated and reassembled.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of pictures.

kodabigpup sent a comment on my previous post:
"nice bike, i have one also...
i have a question for you, i am trying to replace my ignition switch but, i cant figure it out, is it a special tool to take off the nuts off the bottom of the ignition? i dont want to strip the ones on there currently.

Unfortunately, according to the service manual, the ignition switch cannot be replaced without breaking things. That is the way they designed it, likely as a theft deterrent. In Las Vegas, locksmiths charge nearly $60 for a re-key. This may be a possible option if the ignition/key switch is in acceptable and operable condition.