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Offline Gentlemanjim

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YDS7 Project
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:34:28 AM »
Just got my 61st. bike.  Done dozens of restoration and restomods.  Other than an AT2 no smokers.  Getting the itch I contacted a shop friend and said I'm looking for a restoration project, preferably a 2 Stroke. Has a DS7 - It runs and has a title - SOLD.  Did a trial run and all good, clutch good, brakes good, shifts good, lights work too.

Now the fun begins. Progress so far:  General cleaning, rebuilt carbs, new cables, brake pads, Y pipe with a Uni filter, mirrors, trans fluid change.  Parts on order: shocks, Grips, seat foam and cover, graphics. Keeping it mostly stock, with a few tasteful upgrades.: Lower handlebar, halogen headlight, nice garnet read metallic paint.  Maybe an exhaust down the road.

Stay tuned - Always appreciative of comments and advice

 
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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 08:12:22 AM »
Looks like you have a good bike as a starting point, keep us updated as to your progress

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 02:50:11 PM »
Some baby steps to share.  Waiting for the seat pan to come back from blasting and put on the cover.  So it will at least be rideable.  New shocks on route too.  Still need to raise the jet needles and get it professionally painted dark garnet with white logo and stripes.
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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 10:38:05 PM »
I read that as a 61 stone bike  :D I thought what the hell has he got? 8 Harleys welded together?

Bike looks neat good luck with the build!

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 04:13:00 PM »
That’s looking nice just started a ds7 myself and will need seat foam where did you get this from. Also who do you use for painting tank panels etc👍Thanks Azzy

Offline Gentlemanjim

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 03:31:51 AM »
Found the foam on eBay.  Better off going to HV Cycle  as I had lots of issues with fitting the cover.
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Offline Gentlemanjim

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 03:34:17 AM »
Here's some pics of the parts all painted pretty.  Eric Johnson  in NC did the honors absolutely great work and fair pricing.
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Offline Gentlemanjim

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 03:36:32 AM »
Got her done.  Only flaw are the acid stained exhausts.  Wish I could find some replica pipes Runs very well going to take her out for some real ridiing out side my neighborhood.

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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 09:22:09 AM »
Looks great, nice and clean. The exhausts look very good to me but then again I have shite eyes. Nice rechrome wil work fine on those...........the exhaust not my eyes.........
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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 10:06:54 AM »
Very cool!
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Re: YDS7 Project
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 11:24:18 AM »
look after those exhausts, get them rechromed, you will struggle to find good ones
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