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post #81 of 124 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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First thing I did was figure out where I wanted the switches. I decided on the steering stem cover, since that seemed like an easy to reach, easy to replace if I dicked it up part. For added complexity, I installed them on the back instead of the top so they'll be nearly invisible unless on. Measured, marked, drilled, filed slots in the side to register against, then reached rough with a dremel sanding wheel to taper the inside. This was needed because the plastic is too thick for the retainers to grab against. Then I installed the switches, and added a dollop of RTV because I had it right there and why not.
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Switches installed, cover installed by Uncle Grr!, on Flickr

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post #82 of 124 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 10:33 AM
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There is/was no reason you couldn't have been posting the pics with the posts.

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post #83 of 124 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Threaded the heater harness in along the factory loom, will zip tie it after I reroute one part. Pretty much all looks stock.
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Wow, that's a lot accomplished.


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I swear evaporust has to be made from alien blood or something. This is after soaking for a day, then rinsed off. You can see the waterline very clearly, it's flipped over and back in the bucket now to get the rest.
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my word, what a lot of work, and what an effort to create all of those posts and with the photos.


I have been reading for a long time, seems like 2 hours now? I woke up at 4 a.m. and it is now after 5.... didn't want to miss anything...



Kudos on keeping track of your progress.
the only thing I sensed, was each post did not say what date, that work was done on...



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post #87 of 124 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I had thought about times and dates but there was no easy way to capture it in bulk, although i may go through and manually add it in. For reference though, the bike arrived at my house on the 22nd of December, so 45 days so far.
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Good work. You're a talented guy.

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I'm adding my compliments for a super job on your restoration. I just spent a couple hours reading through everything and enjoyed every minute. I really appreciate all your effort in doing a great job in all your modifications and making it look oem. Again, well done!

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IIRC,


you only have 72 hours to edit each post....
it that gets to be a problem, I can help you get around that issue and make special arrangements to take care of that situation.


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if you don't mind, I would like to add that to your account?

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