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1-20-23 As I was moving the Sportster model I knocked the kickstart pedal off! :p

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And glued the handlebars back on.

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Putting the front end together is going to be a problem. There isn't anything there to connect the fork together? The top portion of the fork moves like it has suspension; the boots go over the fork but how to connect the wheel?
 

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1-23--23 I will glue the forks tomorrow, leaving the boots off to see if it will stay together. Otherwise I may have to MacGyver it, kinda have an idea but let's see if the glue holds first!
 

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1-24-23 Was going to take the bike out and was going to maybe jumpstart it...

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I need to charge battery overnight and clean the ground terminal!

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Bikes are out of the garage for family time later today! I will ride the SV tomorrow and the next day...
 

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1-25-23 Nice out today, I put the battery in my SV and everything turns on, then I press the start button and - nothing?! :p

Meanwhile, well gluing just the forks doesn't work on the Sportster model, I already broke off the other pieces that I glued on again so forget that!

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So I bought Aluminum tubing to MacGyver the forks together. The left lower is wider than the right lower, so i will get the next size up (1/4") so it will slip over all the original fork tubes. And they have stainless steel, I should get that instead! May have to buy that online if Ace Hardware can't get it for me.

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And carb on the Sportster is not working properly. I bought 2 cheap used Bendix carbs on eBay, one came in the mail today. My plan is to hopefully make one working carburetor for it!

And I have to figure out why my SV isn't starting! :ROFLMAO:
 

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1-26-23 Went out to figure out my SV and why no start...

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Have to replace the button switch! I used a screwdriver to make the connection and bike started, Yay! (y)

I found something online on the Home Depot website, so I bought it for pickup at store!

I also bought the stainless-steel tubing online for the model. I forgot that you measure tubing from the outer diameter.
 

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2-1-23 Went for a little ride this morning, still waiting for the start button from Home Depot.

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I put some Play Doh in the fork tubing and stuck the fork together. And I put glue on the top of the fork.
 

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2-2-23 I am finished with the Sportster model...

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Home Depot finally has my start button...

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Came from WI?

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This one is beefy!

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Had to drill, grind and file the part that holds the button for the new one!

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Painted the button holder.

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Letting the paint dry overnight, so I will put it together tomorrow!
 

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2-3-23 Time to install the start button...

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The curved needle-nose pliers come in handy!

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The button is in!

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Decided to reglue the kickstart pedal on the Sportster model again for the second time.
 

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2-5-23 Went on eBay and was looking for Franklin Mint Harley Davidson motorcycles, and I found this...

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They made a 1971 FX Boat Tail Motorcycle! I missed the bidding on one, but found this and has the original packaging as well! He had a set price and we countered back and forth and I got it!
 
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