Friday, June 11, 2010
This is what I built to be able to ride again.
It started out as a cheap FXR. It's an '84 with a '94 motor and trans in it. It is a bike with a sorted past. Everything was wrong. From the busted up primary, points ignition, to every bolt or threaded part on it being fucked. It was just slapped together in some questionable shop somewhere.
I thought a few quick repairs would make it roadworthy... I was wrong!
Everything (except the motor, has good compression so I'll just deal with the leaking base gaskets for a bit) was rebuilt, rehashed or replaced. Tonight I run to California for the shakedown. Fingers crossed I'm heading west to the Born Free Show in Long Beach.
Here's a list of the shit that was done to it. New tires, P-K o-ring chain without a master link. New gear set. Primo Brute III belt drive/clutch combo. HI-4 single fire ignition. Completely rewired. New wheel and neck bearings. Crazy comfortable seat. Some really stupid handle bars that are now slugged, tweeked, welded and made seat. Wiring removed from bars and just simplified. New charging system. Top it off with a stater button for a motorboat and a "Hello Kitty" key fob and its ready to go. The California D.O.T approved full faced helmet seemed appropriate as I am never chugging alone on this bike. "George rides like an asshole since he got that new bike"...what can I say, they're right! "GTP"