Battle Buell


Made some progress on the Booze-broken Battle-Buell today. (This was the bike that Nadz was hit on by a drunken driver a few years ago.)

Stripped down the front end:
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Replaced the subframe, oil cooler, and both left side air scoops:
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Put the new front end together:
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Started reconnecting everything up front:
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I'll probably need some help with the wiring from Nadz, but he didn't change a whole lot, just the lighting and heated grips from what I can tell.

The other small victory was getting the left rider peg bolts extracted from the frame without damaging the threads. They snapped off in the wreck. I've been hitting them with PB Blaster for a couple days, and one I had to drill out and use an extractor, but the other I was able to drive out with a screw driver and hammer by tapping it in circles:
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I'll probably finish up the controls this weekend, and make a new list of parts that I still need to source. Minor things now, like brakes switches, a few replacement connectors, the brackets for the fuse blocks, etc.

IBA #41635

"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig

Posted on Apr 18, 2012, 5:18 PM
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