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Rocket Ray #3 got installed on Rosa a couple days ago, I plan to get three more to cover the entire fleet.

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I've got to fix up some horns, it's obvious from looking at Germaine behind here and the wires came off the button on Rosa's.
 

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Rosa is fast and all, but I still can't keep the seat post up, I replaced the bolt with a correct carriage bolt and a new nut and that fixed nothing. If it swivels, it will drop again.
 

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Not yet! I have to get another front basket and work some more. I just got up from a cat nap...everyone says I should be going to bed and I just woke an hour ago, was watching TV in the bedroom with Socks then fed her good.
 

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I just got done (yeah, at 3:30 am) installing the Rocket Ray (I swiped the one it had to put on Darla and now it gets a new one) and installing the AS bolt seat post collar @A.S.BOLTNUT sold me and that should keep the seat up now.

I'm sure the cat will be happy with me now :D

The horn wires broke at the button so I gotta fix that later and I cleared the handlebars off but for the light.

That will be four of six on the road later today when I get Darla back.
 
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I've figured out how to save the tank that got printing on it after I had wrapped it for so long...

I wrapped a cracker box completely with 2" packing tape to use as a stand.

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I used painter's tape to cover the edge at the back of the decal area and covered it with zipper bags, used more painter's tape and then wrapped over that with the 2" tape...
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I hope to spray some paint in a small bowl and use a small foam brush to dob around more and get rid of most of the mess, then repeat on the other half.

The temperatures are starting to drop below good spraying requirements so time is of the essence to get it done this month.
 

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Removed that and masked off the decal area, gave it a spray around the sides and edges, hopefully that will do it and I can get the other half fixed.

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The right side wasn't messed up as badly, it's a bit easier, although still tricky. It's out there drying and I'll bring it in in around an hour or so.

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Second round of painting on the left side...and none too soon as the darker clouds are starting to move in!

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Here is Rosa with her tank installed properly for the first time!
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It tirned out that the bottom of the front railing was bent slightly forward but with some loosening of the top screws I got it in slightly cockeyed and just tightened it down as flush as I could get it along with the other two.

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Now if I can locate the collar piece for the rear baskets and the Allen wrench to tighten the taillight good I'm almost done but for the horn!

I still need to go to the bike shop tomorrow and see if he can get the nut on whatever you call the swivel axle on the springer to stay tight as it keep coming loose and wants to fall off. And air and true the front wheel. But I can just about roll it out and lock it up now.
 
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The front rim had rusted pretty badly and the spokes as well, plus it had bent a wee bit much...it was time for a replacement. A little polishing and Rosa will be back in service in a little bit.
 

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Now I remember that the ad said it had a bracket and no screws! All of mine are like a country PARTY LINE...

Either TOO SHORTS OR TOO LONGS, if not TOO FAT.

 

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Okay, enough with the fussing, I got that thing on. Rosa is fully dressed up again (oh gee, that sounds funny)...

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