Yellow Pearl Fixer Upper

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #16 by Liam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:30 pm

wingrider wrote:Funny what you find on used bikes. No doubt you will bring it back to it’s full glory!


Yes indeed. I love all these little mysteries, and wonder how things come about.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #17 by Liam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:34 pm

Jonesz wrote:She is going to look terrific when done. An iconic colour and quite different from most on the road.


I hope it turns out OK. I am not going to do a total refurb as it can get out of hand, getting deeper and deeper.
The colour was one that nobody wanted back in the day, so that makes them very collectible now.
Funy how yesterdays junk becomes todays treasure. Equally todays treasure becomes tomorrows junk.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #18 by Liam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:40 pm

There are quite a few rusty bits on the frame, which I will touch up with my patented rattlecan spot painting technique.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #19 by Liam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:41 pm

Some vegetation thrown in for good measure.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #20 by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:12 am

Front forks were removed for a cleanup and new seals.
Headstock bearings felt notchy so they got changed for new tapered roller units.

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You can see the results of my spot painting here:

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #21 by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 am

Here is a clearer view of the repainting.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #22 by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 am

I also repainted the triple tree while I had it out:

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #23 by Liam » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 am

Here is the front end back on, cleaned up wheel and forks and a new to me front fender.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #24 by desertrefugee » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:30 am

Always fun to watch experience at work. Nice starting point, nice progress. (And the frame rust didn't really look so bad in the photos). But, I'm like you. Any rust at all, even a speck, has to be dealt with.
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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #25 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:43 pm

The top of the fuel tank had this rippled paintwork.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #26 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:46 pm

Cleaned it all down and covered off the surrounding area and a shot of grey primer later:

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #27 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:47 pm

The frame for the shelter got partially dismantled and touched up too.

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #28 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:49 pm

After refitting the shelter frame and reconnecting the wiring:

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #29 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:51 pm

The real and false tanks>

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Re: Yellow Peril Fixer Upper

Post #30 by Liam » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:52 pm

Stripped down the front brake calipers

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