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Old 06-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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So I've finally decide to work on the bike that has been sitting inside my garage for over a year now.

Going for a modern ride with the classic look, new suspensions all around, only keeping basically the frame, engine, tank, headlights, rear set.


Self inflicted wound here is pretty much lost both keys (lost one than another one a week later) to this bike, so I will expect a lot of headache trying to get it to turnover

The good news is that I have no idea what I am doing. Just been learning by reading the manual, watching youtube and reading treads of what others have built. So I got that goin' for me which is nice.


So far already took everything apart down to the frame and will look to buy, steal or kill for parts to put it back together. Haha just kidding about the stealing part.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're off to a good start! The key thing is no big deal, you can always get a new ignition switch with keys or do what I did and replace the keyed switch with a regular toggle switch. Then you don't need a key.
Now that you've started a build thread throw in some pics and keep us updated as you go plz
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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The switch is an easy fix.
Take it off and bring it to any competent locksmith and they can make you a new key.
PM Japawhat on here and he can help you out with that.
Buy a good service manual, take lots of pics before you disassemble stuff, and bag up and label any small parts.
Good luck.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #5
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