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Interested in selling to somebody in New England, not shipping, so I hold, or a local bike shop can ship at owner expense. Need to start a new thread any ways, its a FF serial number and 1970 Xmas present.
I just installed some new fork struts because mine were slightly bent.
Did none of you notice or were you all just being nice? LOL
Eagleye, I am surprised at you, you’re slip’in up man!
Anyway, I got some new struts. They look and feel pretty close to the originals, nice and pretty too.
While waiting for the parts I detailed a few areas that hadn’t seemed important before. I kept looking at certain components and going, ‘waaait a minute...”
Well, had to fix ‘em!
The last, LAST, and I mean it, thing I’m doing is replacing the kickstand sprag and pin.
Having tried to get the kickstand off using all the YouTube tricks, and failing, I finally sprung for a dedicated tool. It worked great.
The pin was worn flat on one side and I figured the sprag was probably way out of tolerance so,
I replaced them both.
It works a lot better now, snaps up and down.
Just took it out for a test and it is riding very smooth and quiet. Only thing I could hear from the bike was the hum of the tires on the pavement. The only creaking sound I could hear was coming from my bones.
Back under the dust cover until the big Christmas morning surprise.