After taking apart the motorcycle…

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This post is a continuation of my last that dealt with godliness (of sorts). After cleaning, disassembling and cleaning all the components, the next step is inspect everything and figure out what needs to be repaired or replaced. This step … Continued

Cleaning old motorcycles

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Cleanliness is next to godliness, so they say. Maybe what they ought to say is that cleanliness is next to impossible when dealing with 30-plus-year-old bikes. But not wanting to rock the boat and being in need of a spiritual … Continued

Three bikes are better than one

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I’m tired of winter…and it hasn’t even started. Normally, December looks something like this in the Lehigh Valley… However this year, the weather here in the Northeast has been downright balmy compared to normal temperatures for this time of year. … Continued

Replacing worn cables

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As things were put together on the front end, a few lines were needed to make the bike operable and safe. Previous posts mentioned a new speedometer cable. Still working on the speedometer bracket but will be hooking it up … Continued

Lubricating control cables

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December arrived and brought raw weather. It felt like snow yesterday. Today it’s dark, gloomy, rainy and cold. Think the opposite of Hawaii or Florida. While I’m waiting for the real winter weather (ugh) to arrive, I’ll get a few … Continued

Mounting instruments or gauges

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Previously on B.Y.O. Bobber, I fabricated a bracket for relocating the speedometer. It didn’t quite work out as planned. On the OEM gauge, the cable attaches to the bottom of the gauge and the cable runs downward, perpendicular to the … Continued

Bleeding brakes

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Some things are simply meant to be difficult. Generally speaking, bleeding brakes isn’t that difficult. With a little experience and understanding about the mechanics, the process becomes straightforward. I won’t say bleeding brakes is easy, just because it can be … Continued

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