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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 05:45 PM
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Everything that I've heard or read, Iceland is beautiful. When you get the bike out on the road, be sure to post some pics of the bike and the ride.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Everything that I've heard or read, Iceland is beautiful. When you get the bike out on the road, be sure to post some pics of the bike and the ride.
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Thank you. I'll make sure to post some pictures of it with some nice landscape in the background
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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After a lot of trouble with my carburettor, that you can read about here my bike is finally running properly and I managed to take some better pictures like I promised you guys.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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And now the ugly pictures. I've been pretty focused on getting it to run properly so I haven't been able to explore the general condition of the bike so much. But overall the bike seems like it's in decent condition. There is little to no rust (which is a big quality for a bike in Iceland) but there are some things that definitely need to be replaced, like the torn seat. Also it seems like some of the chrome on the forks is glued in place, is that normal? The headlight bracket on the right side looks home made and the light itself is a bit rusty and the paint is faded. The dashboard housing also looks pretty bad.
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 10:19 AM
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Hi,

That part you say is "glued" appears to be a home-made replacement for a

RUBBER,H,LIGHT MOUNTING TUBE T2700340

...that you can still get OEM. They all seem to degenerate into a mess over time, but they are only $5 USD.
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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 03:10 PM
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Hey, so those plastic cups on the back of the gauges... you can replace them with some nice aluminum thermos lids.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 08:41 PM
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Hey, so those plastic cups on the back of the gauges... you can replace them with some nice aluminum thermos lids.

Those are probably steel on a '96. Easy to remove those and prep/paint.

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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2018, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Those are probably steel on a '96. Easy to remove those and prep/paint.
Yeah they are definitely steel since they are rusted. But yeah I think I will just fix them up and paint them myself like you say. It seems like mostly surface rust.
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Wait, 72 hours of sun in a whole month? For real?
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Wait, 72 hours of sun in a whole month? For real?
Yep, while the rest of Europe was having a heatwave we were drowning in clouds and rain. Thankfully it has been a bit better in August and September.
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