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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-29-2007, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Maiden Voyage!

Orleans has risen from the rust to become almost-a-motorcycle!! I took her out this afternoon for a few spins around the block - still some kinks to work out with the brakes (they're a little spongy), the throttle cables (they're a little lax), and the ACCT on the left side (lax...sense a pattern here?), but she runs!! And the clutch appears to be ok.

Gotta leave for LA for a week tomorrow, so this is a high note on which to head out of town. Thanks to everyone for your help so far - more to come!

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-29-2007, 05:47 PM
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Lookin' perty shiny there, Cindy !!
You've rejuvenated Orlean's well. Good to her she's runnin'.
Aside from the minor tweaking that needs done, I'd say it's a job well done!!


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That is great news.

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ok it looks good but im just guessing on why its called orleans and good job on getting it running.....
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Cindy i hope it wasn't the ACCT that you got from me.. that ACCT you got from me has a 7 year old spring in it. i replaced all my Springs w/ TOC spring , it made a big difference. Good job on the bike!

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ok it looks good but im just guessing on why its called orleans and good job on getting it running.....
Hyper named her after I posted pics of the sand that I was finding in various orafices of the bike - lots under the fenders, all gummed up in the oil that was leaking out of the head gasket, and even inside parts of the wiring harness. I thought I might have had a Katrina survivor on my hands, but the consensus was, "Probably not." That said, it was also agreed that she'd taken a beating, but was on the comeback trail. Too bad the real NO couldn't get on her feet within 6 months

And, nope, wasn't your ACCT, John. I actually went ahead and replaced that spring with a TOC spring, just in case. I think I just didn't wind it up tightly enough.

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 09:31 AM
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Looking real good there Cindy!
Couple of finishing touches you might consider for those rainy days, don't know if you know about them..
The faded plastic, like on the neck covers and radiator cover, can be made to look almost like new by dipping them in oil. I use the used oil from an oil change. Plastic is a petroleum product and the oil seems to rejuvenate them. Dip them and hang them up to drip off the excess then wipe down good.
Also I noticed Orleans has an engine guard. I recently picked up a black engine guard for my project bike and I bet.. if you can get that one off, you could get it powdercoated. Powdercoating is a whole lot cheaper than chroming.
You have a bike that you can be proud of and you can say.. "I did it myself!" (with a little help from some of my shade tree mechanic friends)

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Congratulations--The pride of owning/riding a bike you resurrected. Ride safe and enjoy.

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