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I put JB Weld on the tank where the pinhole leaks were at. I will let it cure for a couple of days.

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I cut a spacer using the metal sleeve that was on the shock rubber that I had to remove to install them. The spacer goes on the left side where the tank bolts on the rear. There was an extra locknut that was used as a spacer, but I am replacing the bolts so the .350 spacer I cut will work!
 

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12-7-22 Drove to Hobby Lobby to get some paint...

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I have a red Nomad and the Firebrd is also red, so I decided to paint the Willy's green!

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I glued the hoods of the Nomad and the Willy's onto their bodies.
 

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12-14-22 Going to replace the fork oil...

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Where is the oil?

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Bicycle tire Tread


Removed the drain plugs and depressed the forks to get the oil out, yea I made a mess. The paper there is a second round, the first round was covered and had to wipe it up. I eventually sprayed degreaser and hosed the concrete and bricks off, washing that all the way to the street!
Have to see if there is a YouTube video on filling the forks...
 

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12-15-22 This is how the shop manual shows refilling the fork with oil...

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Wow do I have to do that?!

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After looking on a forum they mention to use something like this, will have to get a piece of clear tubing to run into the fork opening.

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Got a pic of snow on the mountains when I was getting chrome bolts for the fork top and...

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Getting a longer screw for the throttle adjustment so it will actually work!
 

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12-16-22 Well I am going to see if I can follow the shop manual for putting oil in the forks...

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Yea this is not working, so found a video and...

Hood Electric blue Pattern Vehicle door Bag


Have to remove the fork caps and take the weight off the front end for the springs. And look, he has a 1958 tank!
 

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12-19-22 I had to order a 1 3/8" socket to remove the top fork cover, in the meantime...

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I replaced the single tube fluorescent light to a single light, and I bought a Quad Burst light a while back. You buy one, get one free so they say. I bought it for the attic light and the extra light I put in the garage. And it is bright!
 

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12-28-22 I was on eBay and bought this...

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A Franklin Mint 1957 Sportster! The one I bought was used for $50, and they are priced up to $250 dollars!

It got a little banged up, it is used so I do not know if the pieces came off before it was shipped, but I can glue it back together. Xmas present to myself! :D
 

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Got the weight off of the forks so the cap came off easy!

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While the fork caps are off, I can polish the risers above the triple tree!

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I did pull the springs out like the YouTube video said.

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6 oz. That went well, tightened the fork caps and the filler bolt that doesn't work at all!

Gas Auto part Machine Flooring Fashion accessory


Time to get the front brakes going. I did not do this initially, so I am bleeding the master cylinder per instructions.

Pliers Blue Wood Electrical wiring Tool


And one of the prongs on the front brake sensor broke off?! I thought I could solder it back on but not enough there, so I have to get another one!
 

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1-5-23 Going to replace the brake switch that is in the master cylinder...

Gas Machine Screw Metal Fastener


Used Superzilla and small, long nose vise grips to get it out.

Water Road surface Automotive tire Asphalt Grey


Got it in and bolted the master cylinder to the handlebars, then put the bike back into the garage cuz a dark cloud started to make rain drops!
 
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