Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Pocahontas, Arkansas
Liked: 264 times
So, I found that the next project bike has a bad upper steering shaft bushing. Moves a good 1/2" side to side. That is the clincher for me moving everything good over to the parts bike. The one with a good rust free frame and pristine wiring harness. It's steering and front end are in great shape too. I sold the rear end out of it, but moving that over should be much easier than swapping front drive shaft assemblies. While inspecting and comparing the steering on the 3 bikes, learned that my keeper bike has a bad steering arm bushing. The other two bikes have good ones, so I'll grab the one I'm left with to swap it out, eventually.
I've started the process of removing the existing bottom end from the parts bike. Had to come and and see why I couldn't pull a cable free from the engine cover. Come to find out I was yanking on the stator wiring, lol. This is why I've started on the bad one first. It's also missing the top end, so it should be easier to maneuver.
I don't see many used lower engine parts on eeebay. This lower end was supposed to be good, except for some dirt that has likely fallen into it. Are there any components in there worth the trouble of trying to sell?
Last edited by Duck0fDeath; 02-22-2018 at 10:42 PM.