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So after contemplating for a month on whether to sell and buy a newer bike I decided to keep my '95 JT25 350cc and redo the bike over the winter. So far I have torn the bike down to the bare frame, engine and wheels. Earlier this week I dropped off the wheels, frame, sub-frame and swingarm at a powder coat shop to have them coated flat black. I was thinking about tearing into the top end, but after examining it, everything looks fantastic. When I tore the bike down I noticed the rear shock was leaking so I sent it off to randy Lewis for a rebuild. The plastics on the bike are completely shot I was going to buy new, but decided I would try and paint them desert tan to match surroundings because some of the places I take this bike aren't illegal, but is kind of frowned upon. I choose the right time and day to ride in these areas because I am local and most people don't even know these places exist plus I this bike fits inside of my pickup canopy so no one can tell I have a bike in the back. I am also in the process of changing the wheel bearings, steering head bearings, brake pads, rebuilding clutch master cylinder and replacing both tires. Should be a fun project and maybe a little spendy, but you can't take it with you and it will be cheaper than buying a new bike. Pictures of the tear down soon

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For my first two packages of parts. Clutch master cylinder rebuild kit, wheel bearings, gas tank strap, air box strap, gas tank insert and bolt. Also did some fender cutting and reshaped it with a little less of an angle to make it look more modern. It turned out pretty well. Now it is time to sand out and paint the plastics up then finish with clear. Parts are being powder coated starting on Monday and the shock will be back next week sometime.

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Picked up the powder coated parts also have been receiving shipments of parts (wheel bearings, headlight, some missing misc. hardware, steering bearings, rear brake fluid reservoir) over the past couple of weeks along with the rebuilt rear shock. Powder coating turned out fantastic thanks to coatings plus in Boise. Shock looks like new thanks to randy Lewis. Now in about a month I should have the bike all put together and ready to ride right when the temperature drops to the negatives.ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1416882137.894602.jpg

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Put on the the pegs, rear brake pedal, dog bones, radiator, triple tree with new bearings, installed new wheel bearings in both wheels, mounted the brake discs, cleaned up the engine and set the tank cover on to get a feel for how the colors will look together. It's looking better than I had imagined. Waiting for some small pieces to finish the project.

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