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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2017, 09:25:45 PM »
So I am embarrassed to admit I never really did anything more with this bike other than what I last posted. I never even got those forks apart to change the seals. Never in my 38 years of riding and wrenching have I encountered such stubborn fork caps lol.

I am hoping to get back on it now that we are finally getting settled here in TX. I am looking for a place to get the cylinder bored. I am also searching for a local powder coater to do the frame for me. I need to send the crank off too, no sense in doing all this work with everything being fresh. It will still be a slow process but I wanted to bring this back to the top so I could use it to try to keep myself on track with this bike.
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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2017, 01:52:57 PM »
dont fail the bike coop

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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2017, 06:02:51 PM »
dont fail the bike coop

I almost did, but I am going to make it great again...:) .
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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2017, 01:48:09 PM »
cool lol

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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2017, 03:05:35 PM »
If you can't find a local guy I know a guy here in Washington state that can do both the bore and the crank.

Unfortunately you are going to miss out on the free stories that go with all the jobs but he does great work.

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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2017, 06:31:40 AM »
That's awesome. I haven't had much luck yet finding anybody local so I will be in touch. I was going to send the crank to "Mr Crankshaft" because last time we talked he said he had the rod and bearing kit. But I'd rather just send them both to one place. 
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Re: 1982 PE175
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2017, 05:58:20 PM »
I've been having some serious back issues and may be facing surgery #3 so this is back on hold for now. I am trying to find a local place that I think will powder coat the frame for me. That is something I may be able to pull off right now. I also found all the plastic on eBay so I hope to pick it up soon. Finding an OEM silencer in good condition has been tough/impossible, mine is trashed. A place in the UK sells an aftermarket silencer (DEP brand) I may end up buying. It's the only place I found them in stock anyway.
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