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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2018, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just rev it hard the mice will fly right out.
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I just noticed something strange about the front fender ! Was someone trying to make it into a dual sport bike ? LOL

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I just noticed something strange about the front fender ! Was someone trying to make it into a dual sport bike ? LOL
Lol, so funny story, the tires were hard and flat. The bike was buried behind a bunch of stuff in this dusty pile so even moving it out of the garage to load it up was a struggle. The flat spot in the tire was hitting the front fender so the wheel was stuck. We tried airing it up a bit but it would just seep right back out. I think someone slashed the tires at some point.. So my buddy was like hey let's just unbolt the fender and hold it out if the way with something. Hence the weirdness lol. I started to bolt it back before the pics I took but then I realized that once that front wheel comes off, It might make it easier to clean all the old road grime off the underside of that fender if I can move it around a bit. Now that you mention it, it really does look dual sportish this way lolz.

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At least you have the fender.

Have fun and I hope it is running soon.

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At least you have the fender.

Have fun and I hope it is running soon.
Thanks, will keep updated on here with my progress. Can't wait to go vroom!

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Yup, that cleaned up real good. Nice Bike. I bought that model in Black brand new in 1983. Owned it for 13 years, It was a Great bike, loved the overdrive. Best of luck with it and Welcome to the forum.


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Yup, that cleaned up real good. Nice Bike. I bought that model in Black brand new in 1983. Owned it for 13 years, It was a Great bike, loved the overdrive. Best of luck with it and Welcome to the forum.
Thanks! I really liked the way it cleaned up too and I only used dish soapy hot water, a rag, and a toothbrush so far. Gotta love the fact that it has a sixth gear too.

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