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« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2017, 11:02:59 AM »

"Chrome wont get ya Home"  But it makes my heart grow fonder!   Great looking parts by the way.
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« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2017, 01:00:24 PM »

Chrome also helps them find you and your bike down in the ditch easier after the wreck.  LOL
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« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2017, 02:30:31 PM »

There's^ the light at the end of the tunnel . Cheesy

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« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2017, 10:31:21 AM »

When assembling the front and rear drums with the bearings. Do you fill them up with grease like you would the hubs on a vehicle or just lightly pack them? I'm afraid to pack so much that it spills out into the drum brakes.
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« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »

I pack it into the race with the ball bearings, but not into the hub.  Seems to work fine for me. No grease leaking out into the brake shoes.
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« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2017, 04:22:12 AM »

I did mine the same as Rick . No problems .

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« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2017, 04:09:59 PM »

Well a little progress has been made. I had hoped to have it done by now so I could make Portland. It's looking less likely. The powder coat was suppose to take 3 weeks. It ended up taking 8. The tank and fenders were sent to paint 4 weeks ago. They said it would take 3 weeks. The spokes I ordered from Wayne ended being to big so I had to send them back and still waiting on the new ones. Which I would have known sooner had the powder coat been faster.

I'm trying to climb the molehill but the top keeps getting further away!! I think if I had all the parts, no interruptions and no problems, I could have it together in a day. That seems to be asking to much sometimes!!! It doesn't help that I will be gone for 2 weeks this month. I guess next year is calling my name.
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« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2017, 07:28:39 AM »

Frame & forks look fantastic, waiting & $$ are just a big part of the process...hope the tins arrive soon & are to your liking!  Rick C.
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« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2017, 01:57:18 PM »

So I finally got the tank and fenders back. The 5 weeks turned into 14 weeks. The same thing happened with the frame. I either have bad luck or am not forceful enough on the time line. It looks good, they were able to match the original paint, which is a plus. I have the pin striper lined out for next week. I hope the time line doesn't get extended like all the other items.
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« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2017, 02:56:32 PM »

I'm kinda jealous . I believe that's the color blue mine was originally .

Yours has nice shine .

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« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2017, 05:09:26 PM »

Looking good Lester! Hope to see you in Portland next year.
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« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »

I would love to see this early ride in person!  Meet up with us in Portland.
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