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  1. #11
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    Got the exhaust painted and changed the oil. In the process I pinched the O ring on the filter cover. Oofah...
    So waiting on parts again.

    Mad
    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

  2. #12
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    Got things painted

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    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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    PXL_20211111_221343521.MP.jpg. Decided to paint the stator cover with hi temp paint

    Mad
    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

  4. #14
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    Oil filter cover back on. Oil in. Exhaust on. Next up...forks

    Mad

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    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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    Fork off. The bottom bolt was seized so I had to drill it out. Thankfully no problem there. Waiting for new bolts from Partially.

    Mad

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    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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    I love following projects like this.

  7. #17
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    When I was taking the forks apart, I discovered that someone previously had left out the small aluminum cone on the end of
    the damping rod. Luckily I had the set left over from the red bike so I took one apart and got it. Forks were in ugly shape. Rust on the
    retaining clip, oil looked like tar, seals massively leaking. But the tubes are in good shape. So I will forge ahead.

    Mad PXL_20211127_232615545.jpg
    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

  8. #18
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    Got the forks done and back on. Front brakes on and bled. New throttle cable. Waiting for rear caliper rebuild kit.

    Mad
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    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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    PXL_20211129_182040970.jpg. Here's the rear caliper apart

    Mad
    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

  10. #20
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    UPDATE to my UPDATE about my UPDATE !!!
    Got the rear brake back together and bled. Seems to work now. Yay.
    Feeling brave I decided to try to start the bike. Most likely for the first time since 2008. Got the gas bottle hooked up, plugged
    the vacuum line and... after some cranking...... IT'S ALIIIIIVE ! BWAHAHAHAHA !!!! Runs pretty decent. Very little smoke out the exhaust.
    No clunks, clanks or thumps. I still have to adjust and sync the carbs. Today I'm going to address the wiring for the Polaris rectifier.
    Charge wire keeps pulling out of the plug.

    Mad

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    83 GS750E
    2006 ZX14
    2004 KTM 450 EXC
    2001 Yamaha Big Bear

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