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And it begins!

Got the kid some tools yesterday, so we got started at 6:00 am

The boy drained the oil and filled the crankcase with some leftover unusable bottles, removed the front fender and exhaust system to be blasted and powdercoated (fender will be satin black, and the exhaust coated with black hi-temp powder...if there's enough metal after blasting of course )

Next phase will probably be the tank. I'm planning to have him use Zip Strip and some sotch brite pads to remove the paint, but if anyone knows what to use for cleaning the inside please let me know as this will be new for me as well.

Thanks!

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Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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OMG this poor kid might suffer a life of motorcycle sickness.

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well ... that kid is gonna be obsessed with bikes for the rest of his life, he's doomed! DOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!
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OMG this poor kid might suffer a life of motorcycle sickness.
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well ... that kid is gonna be obsessed with bikes for the rest of his life, he's doomed! DOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!
You say that like its a bad thing

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I'm going to have my hands full in a few years if this keeps up....Saturday, 6:30am, I get up to take the dog out and I find the car is pushed out of the garage (told him don't ever do it again, and if he needs workspace, wake me up instead) and the kid doing this:







I hope the engine rebuild takes longer or else this project will be done in a few months!
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Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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yup your gonna have to let him ride it when it's done

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He pushed your car out of the garage to work on the bike? That is awesome . Good to see progress already and to see a kid learning how to work with his hands.
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He pushed your car out of the garage to work on the bike? That is awesome . Good to see progress already and to see a kid learning how to work with his hands.
Yeah I was a little pissed at him for doing that, but no harm done, and he won't do it again. he was in rare form this weekend too...when driving by Crystal Lake West beach I hear "no one needs to see that" and asked him what? his response "fat chicks in bikinis.." (not very nice, but i was cracking up!)

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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what a bad father, makes his kid wake up at 6am.



I give you props to helping out your kid in doing something he likes.
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what a bad father, makes his kid wake up at 6am.



I give you props to helping out your kid in doing something he likes.
Bad for not getting up with him! he was probably up and ready to go @ 5:30 and couldn't wait any longer

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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bud, he looks exactly like you! that's awesome that he pushed your car out of the garage to work on it! looks like a fun project.
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That is so awesome! A father son project.......doesn't get any better than that...

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I heard from a small engine guy that used BBs and a little acetone shaken well. I'm sure there is a better method somewhere.
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Got the kid some tools yesterday, so we got started at 6:00 am

The boy drained the oil and filled the crankcase with some leftover unusable bottles, removed the front fender and exhaust system to be blasted and powdercoated (fender will be satin black, and the exhaust coated with black hi-temp powder...if there's enough metal after blasting of course )

Next phase will probably be the tank. I'm planning to have him use Zip Strip and some sotch brite pads to remove the paint, but if anyone knows what to use for cleaning the inside please let me know as this will be new for me as well.

Thanks!

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"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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I've also seen people use vinegar and washers.
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Another step done this weekend

the boy manned the drill and wire wheel while i got to hold the tank and point oit the spots he missed.

didn't turn out too bad for 25 minutes of work.
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Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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Very cool. Ur son is hooked. Pushing the car out of the way was the first tip off.
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at least hes not pushing the car out of the garage, down the street, around the corner past those 3 houses and then starting it up.

howold is he? aka how illegal is it going to be when you have to let him rip it down the road after he finishes this project in half the time you planned on?

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at least hes not pushing the car out of the garage, down the street, around the corner past those 3 houses and then starting it up.

howold is he? aka how illegal is it going to be when you have to let him rip it down the road after he finishes this project in half the time you planned on?
he just turned 12 last june, And yeah I think I'm going to have to hide the keys in a couple of years.

He knows the rules though, grades have to remain solid, otherwise the bike gets put on hold (or worse, his mom takes it )

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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Very cool! He'll never forget this...I can remember helping my Dad work on his motorcycle when I was a kid like it was yesterday.


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Working on motorcycles for fun???








































Those were the days.

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hopefully you will let him ride. my brother in-law's kid love bikes (bc of him) but he says they will never have a bike
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hopefully you will let him ride. my brother in-law's kid love bikes (bc of him) but he says they will never have a bike
As long as he keeps his grades up, I'll let him ride (supervised with me of course )

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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If you run into trouble I can help.

I'll be glad to trade your sons work for mine (great lesson )yard work and such can get his bike the fine tuning it will need in the end.

Along with some schooling for the young lad that doesn't come from the old man.

PRICELESS.

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I have learned a lot. The shit I learned from Gus hasn't just helped me in the motorcycle world either.

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Those were the days.
This is why I won't work on motorcycles as a side job. I still love working on my own bikes and helping out a few (very few ) good friends with their bikes. I do not want to ruin my hobby by turning it into a job.

I used to enjoy working on cars as a hobby. Now it is my job and I want nothing to do with cars outside of work.
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If you run into trouble I can help.

I'll be glad to trade your sons work for mine (great lesson )yard work and such can get his bike the fine tuning it will need in the end.

Along with some schooling for the young lad that doesn't come from the old man.

PRICELESS.
That's how he is earning replacement parts now (I guess we are on the same wavelength )

I'm sure, once that time comes, he'd be more than willing to do yard work/sweep up your shop etc. for the opportunity to learn the detailed aspects of tuning. let me know if you have time on a Saturday, and we can swing down to see your shop and you can meet the mini gear head in person

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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Another week, another small project...

After getting him to not be afraid of the bench grinder, I had him clean up the 2 exhaust flanges. the bronze wire didn't do too bad of a job, and I give the kid credit for his attention to detail (for a kid anyway) since he hand detailed the smaller areas with a stainless brush.
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Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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