Hey guys, thought i would start posting pics of my progress so far. I picked this Hammer up last summer, in the pics and from a distance, it doesn't look bad, but up close it was seriously neglected.
-Bought the bike last May from a guy who pretty much left it outside it's entire life. I picked it up for $4k and it only had 3200 miles on it. Cosmetically, it was hideous. Lots of chrome was either peeling off or already corroded pretty bad. Both tires were dry rotted, fork seals blown, throttle cables rusted solid, gas tank cap lock broken, gas tank full of rust and water, fuel pump seized, rear sproket corroded, all but 1 turn signal inop, seat weathered, rusty bolts everywhere, wheels oxidized and stained, exhaust had rust holes through the piping and the list goes on.
-I fixed it up to be road worthy since i had a 90 mile round trip commute to work. Now after returning from deployment, i am to the point i am going to be painting it within the next couple weeks. I have an Arlen Ness Bob Dron fairing on the way, a Kingpin fender for the front and will continue with dressing it up after the paint.
-I installed a Bandit seat, Avon grips, new controls, 2" forward controls, Kewl Metal pop up gas cap, new (used) tank, Arlen Ness mirrors and pegs, 1.5" drag bars with 5.5" swept back risers, LED turn signal kit, Stage 1 kit, new (used) rear sprocket, had the fuel pump rebuilt, polished out the wheels, new tires and the list continues.
Here are some pics from start to finish and more pics still to come. Let me know your thoughts.
Bringing it home.
Front turn signals broken and inop.
Corroded and worn out controls, grips and mirror.
Corroded instruments, cluster mount and handlebars.
Broken gas cap, rusted and weathered tank.
Blown fork seals, corroded lower fork ends.
Rusted out gas tank.
Added saddle bags, replaced the tank, mirros, etc.