kdotlowe

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  1. kdotlowe

    64Valiants 1969 low light kombi

    Man that seems like an incredible price! Looks dope bro !
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    Chris.QCRs 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH1000

    I pine over the decor of your garage just as much as the bike!
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Cheers! Good to know. Rims are spendy so would love to avoid having to buy new ones. But at the same time I don’t want to have to replace them once I’ve reassembled the wheels.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Good to know! @Lord Gruntfuttock Cleaning up the rims as we speak. What's everyone's thoughts on the rust situation? I've ground it back as much as possible and treated it with a converter. The spoke holes are all good. Think this will be an issue?
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Yeah a few were seized on good! I think I'm just going to replace them all. I'll happily pay the money to avoid having to clean & polishing the good ones here haha. Will measure up and check Ali.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Well that sucked. Broke a few spokes so I may as well have cut the bastards off.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    I know this is going to be a pain in the arse, but I'm attempting to re-lace the wheels with new spokes and nipples. Removed the old dry rotted tyres, bearings and starting removing the spokes. There's a fair bit of rust in the rims but the nipple holes seems to be pretty solid so I'm not too worried.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Turns out the switches I ordered are slightly different to the OEM ones. I don't want to have to rewire anything so today I set out to restore the originals. Happy enough with how they came out. The switches now 'click' much better than before.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Well that's it, the engine is complete. Just need to get a small enough torque wrench to torque down the head. Going to wrap the engine up and keep it stored safely while I make a start on the rest of the bike.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Few more parts from China. It's all so ridiculously cheap it has to bite me in the ass later on down the track. $14 for a set of control cables, and $25 for the switches.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Good to know. I think because the tank requires some minor bodywork paint might be the best option. I don't really want to try colour match paint to powder.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Making a start on the bodywork. Pulled out the swing arm and lower shock bushings which was an absolute bitch. Using a ghetto method of hot glue and a socket extension to pull out some of the tank dents. It's surprisingly working. What's everyones thoughts on powder coat vs paint? I want a good finish and the frame, side covers and tank will all be colour matched. Is powder or paint cheaper? (I suck at painting so don't want to do this myself).
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    That was vapour blasted - well at least the head was. Done through a guy called Darth Vapour.
  14. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Look what we have here. Had to do a mock up after painting the cylinder and head. Off to the machine shop tomorrow.
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    The end is in sight! Blasted head and cylinder. Once machined and installed the engine will be complete!