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This seems impossible, but I am amazed and supportive!
Why impossible?



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Did the same thing to a klr 650. Couldn't find a "junk" bike so I built one from donor parts. Most will ask why! Many reasons....1. just because it's fun 2.What I only wanted was the " major" parts, every thing else was going to be aftermarket stuff. 3.empty nester needed a hobby. Rode it all over the Midwest and Rockies . But now I only have the memories and pics, it severed me well. Replaced it with the wee.
 

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This came in today:



:hurray:





First, we wash and de-grease:






Then, we start putting together ;D




I'm using a few temporary bolts just to keep things together. I'll be ordering the "good" bolts soon.


It's taking shape!!!






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Look what MikeyB just found for me today at a local junkyard!




I'm going to take a look at it tomorrow to see if that motor is salvageable. I'll also grab a bunch of nuts and bolts that otherwise could be hard to get.



Update:

Ok, so MikeyB not only donated good items for the build but he also donated lots of his time looking through the local junk yards searching for parts. And thanks to him I was able to get all this for only $300:







- Motor
- Front wheel with rotors and calipers
- Rear wheel with rotors and calipers
- Brackets to mount/align the rear wheel
- Straight forks without springs and without the upper cap
- Front fender
- Lower triple and stem
- Kickstand
- Rear mud guard
- A bunch of gonna-need nuts and bolts



Although very dirty, everything seems to be in good shape. Thanks Mikey! ;D


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Well, after a frenetic Clean'n'Degunk attack, this is the current status of the bike:



And I hope I can make this guy work:




P.S. Alas, these forks are slightly bent, but I'll have to live with that until I can get a better set.
 

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PROJECT UPDATE:


All the parts I got from the junk yard were ghetto-sprayed in black paint. So I got a product called Motsenbocker Lift Off for graffiti which is doing miracles removing that ugly paint. Just spray, wait a couple of minutes, and clean with a rag.









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I am also taking the forks apart for cleanup, inspection and lubing. I'll take the tubes to a local shop to see if they can straighten them.







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This is how I got the engine. It's got gunk, paint and mud on the outside and dirt and bugs on the inside (it was missing the oil cap and spark plugs).





Cables and hoses removed:






You just wait till I'm done with it! :naughty:






P.S. Today I had a special guest helping in the garage :D

 

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I let my O.C. self out and cleaned the motor.




Now I need to take it apart and clean it / lube it on the inside.



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Nice build. Wish my garage was neat & tidy for big jobs like this. After seeing the vee II the other day, I would go for the blacked out engine. It looks cool & I'd get hours of my life back by not having to clean it with mr sheen & a toothbrush! Maybe I'm a tad OCD too! Will you go for a low slung exhaust or the standard style?
 
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