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rode it to breakfast and stopped by the hardware store... the front brake master was all corroded and in need of attention so i wire brushed it mmasked, wiped with acetone, put a coat of zinc chromate on the bare aluminum and then hit it with some vht caliper paint...

i ain't no picasso but this ain't a show n shine either... its a daily rider...



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Bought a new oil high flow oil pump.
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Beat my right side swingarm bolt into submission until it finally let me remove the swingarm to change out the swingarm bearings

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Big Hammer Wins!
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Put in new Lyndall front brake pads. Metz 888 front tire tomorrow morning. Getting ready for the Allegheny M&G next week. Twisties here we come!
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Added 925+ miles to the odometer of my 2007 Sporty this past weekend
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