So I picked up my first bike a few weeks back now. I posted about it in the noob section a while ago. I enjoy doing build threads cuz they keep me motivated so here goes
Picked it up on a tuesday night at 8pm and paid 360$ for it. Rode it home (first time on a bike bigger than a 80cc lol) and instantly fell in love. PO said the head gasket was good but after a few days of riding I decided to do a compression test and got a whopping 5psi in cylinder 4. Off came the head right away. After a bit of cleaning and inspection I decided to order a new used head from ebay. Found one for 75$ that supposedly
had 19k on it. Head came in the mail last night and looks to be pretty damn straight with no stuck valves.
Somewhere in there I went nuts and probably spent around 800$ on parts. Ordered:
-pod style air filters
-carb rejet/rebuild kit
-LED headlights/steel for custom bezel
-all parts to repair my choke and hand controls (was a manual bicycle wire style choke lol)
-breathers for PCV and crankcase
-heavy duty cooling system flush fluid for rust
Almost all of it has arrived so almost time for reassembly. Yesterday I re-jetted the carb for the first time (fingers crossed its good enough). Today ill be block sanding the new head... Going to take the head and as many parts I can into work to use the parts washer tomorrow.
Excited to get started on this thing! Think I'm going for a one-off streetfighter Stormtrooper look. Not going to start with any aesthetics until I get the bike clean and running great. Only time I ever got to ride it was was on three cylinders lol.
Now for a few pics so you know the piece of junk I'm working with
Night I brought it home:
Took the front end off to see if I could make any kind of headlight mount that would look good with stock gauges
Didn't like it at all so off came the gauges. Going to go with the Vapor gauge system eventually. Then grabbed these lights that will end up somewhere around here...
Some point the head came off. Pistons dont look terrible so I'm not going to mess with them
New head came so started cleaning
Pile of parts
Lastly the rear fairing ive been eyeing
Going to make a run to the stores and get materials for the head...
Hopefully will get that resurfaced and then i'll be off to my first MSF course tonight!