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Old 11-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought I better share my current project. I did not get any before pics, but I can tell you it was ready for the scrap yard. The shadow belonged to my father in law, (he passed about a year ago), and has been sitting for over 15 years in his front yard. I had to winch it onto a trailer to get it to my house. Both wheels were locked up.

I started by getting the rear wheel off so that I could see if the engine had seized. If it was seized up, it was headed for the scrap yard. But to my surprise, it rotated.

So I began tearing the bike down to the bare frame.
Pretty much everything on the bike was trash.
So thanks to sorner and rmedad, I was able to acquire a lot of parts to get the project going.
After getting to the bare frame, I was able to flip it upside down, just find areas of rust thought went all the way through. So I had to break out the mig and fabricated patches to fix the rot and strengthen the frame.

I then modified the back of the frame to accept the TSC trailer fender. Then painted the frame a flat satin black.

Remounted the engine.
I completely disassembled the wire harness and lengthened the harness so I could move the main fuse block etc. to under the seat where the airbox used to reside.
Used small cone filters on the carbs.
I forgot to mention, I completely rebuilt the carbs to include new diaphragms. Also had to replace the choke assemblies.
Cleaned and POR15 sealed the lower gas tank, that took about 2 weeks worth of cleaning and soaking and cleaning...

Replaced so far:
rear tire
front tire
rear brakes, including hat.
rear brake cable
front brakes, master cylinder to caliper
clutch master cylinder
handle bars
ignition switch
gas tank cap
spark plugs
gas lines
fuel pump
rear fender
seat
mirror
throttle assembly

Things I need to replace/to do:
Front forks
headlight
taillight
blinkers
Paint engine
Paint tins
wrap pipes

So anyway, I have it to the point where I can ride it,(I live in the country).
And here is a pic:



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I'd like to see pics of the cone filters you put in. I'm in the process of tearing my 83 500 down and I'm putting in pods. Just dont know if I'm gonna put them directly on the carbs or make some sort of housing that leads out the left side.

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Cleaned up engine a little today and added some fresh paint.
I wish I could figure out what I want to do with the gas tank.....



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I'd like to see pics of the cone filters you put in. I'm in the process of tearing my 83 500 down and I'm putting in pods. Just dont know if I'm gonna put them directly on the carbs or make some sort of housing that leads out the left side.

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I don't have any pics of mine, and would have to pull the tank to get a good pic. However, Razor has pics of his, which is identical to mine.
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Its funny how much stuff I can get done on the cheap Got my carbs out now and I am in desperate need of diaphragms. Dang things are hard to come by though. Where did you get yours?

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Its funny how much stuff I can get done on the cheap Got my carbs out now and I am in desperate need of diaphragms. Dang things are hard to come by though. Where did you get yours?

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I got mine from jbmindustries
Here is the page with instructions
One word of advice, make sure to check your slides and verify if they are aluminum or plastic. If they are plastic you will need the K-72 diaphragms, if they are metal, you will need the K-72-S diaphragms.
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Coming along really nice Rick!
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What kind of exhaust did you install or just clean them up eh?
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