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Old 12-12-2014, 05:38 AM
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This evening my cousin and I spent a bit if time catching up as I put a few things on. I won't say what but here is a teaser



Bad place to take a picture this is it's storage spot I wasn't going to take pictures today but I just had to get a teaser
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:46 AM
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I will 2nd the 'no passengers' rule. Two up with my gorilla stepbrother was the last thing my xr250 ever did! Poor bike gave its last breath hauling his carcass out of the woods.
Looking good stev0 ...I still think you're a few bricks short of a load for building that cherry bomb, but there's worse ways to spend your days. If you run into a missing bit, mine is still here for you.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:52 AM
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missing bit, mine is still here for you.
Thanks I'm quite sure there will be a few odd bits and pieces I need, your parting your aren't you?
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:26 PM
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Yes. Told my wife I wanted to buy another bike and she said "oh no you have too many as it is" I said what if I sell one? She agreed.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:45 AM
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An update without pictures.... Unfortunately....

Most if the remaining parts went out for blast and are done, the shop closed for Christmas before I had a chance to get there so will have to wait to get those parts back.

With the suspension components restored it's time to assemble the forks, shock and linkage. My goal is a rolling chassis..... I'm missing a few odds from the rear shock but my suspension guy should bail me out there.... I also order a bunch of parts ( parts parts and more.....PARTS! )

Should have some better updates once the Christmas/family time/crazy season is over.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:42 AM
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PHOTOS!!!

Call from the blasters and my stuff was ready to collect he opened today for customers to pick up their stuff....

And needless to say the fork tubes look incredible!!! All the hard work of filling out the imperfection, sanding and polishing to a mirror finish made the blasting bring out that awesome natural look! And it's uniform

Here are the tubes:





This was a comparison picture with the natural finish sun rims:



The shock parts look fantastic too...although, the shock body doesn't look the greatest.....



And misc parts:





Here are some before pictures just for the heck of it

Fork tubes:

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Old 12-22-2014, 10:18 AM
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Dang those turned out awesome!!! Nice job.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:13 PM
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Very cool of that shop to open up and allow folks to pick up their parts before
closing for the holidays.

Looks like vapor blasting does a good job on dirty castings. Between all the
hard work you put in and the final finish they put on, those parts turned out
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Won't be long now.

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Old 12-22-2014, 06:47 PM
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The finish is much better in person, although the 'brush look' can be preserved with clear coat these are completely natural....

My goal is a roller....and soon!! The forks should be easy enough to get together and the shock won't be far off
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:45 AM
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Quick questions for you steve if you dont mind.

You ground the forks presumably with something like a dremel and then mirror polished the forks before soda blasting.

1.Was it soda that you used
2.And what is the reason why you mirror polish the forks before blasting

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