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Well, i found this gem 3yrs ago in NV while on a trip. ¬†Showed the add to my buddy and he wanted it, so we drove out after launching our jets and looked at it. ¬†Ended up in the truck bed along with my WR and back to the valley we went. ¬†3 yrs later....ūü§£. He aint done anything. ¬†Long story short, he gave it to me! ¬†Locked up crank. ¬†And needs some attention in other areas. ¬†So! ¬†Parts arrived yesterday, new bearings and OEM crank installed. ¬†Some new other stuff too. But the damn piston/rings/cylinder was perfect! So im not replacing them. ¬†Here‚Äôs my current progress¬†

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Top end is tomorrow, carb & tank is now ready for some fresh gas.  That took half the day.  I might stall on the top end because i wanted it back in the frame before i checked the valves.  My right arm is AFU so it’s hard on me to wrench on the table top.  

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Almost done. ¬†Started on the 46th kick ūü§£... ¬†valves are good, carb is not. ¬†Runs with the choke on only. ¬†Just a few more things to do and then ill take it out for a shake down ride!

***edit, fyi i know the starting procedure ***

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So close! ¬†Waiting on the mail man. ¬†Water pump mech was a little leaky. ¬†Ordered a new shaft, seals & bearing kit. ¬†Decals came in so gave me a little bit time back in the garage. ¬†Local parts/salvage hooked me up with a ‚Äúnewer‚ÄĚ back tire assembly...good bearings, hub, spokes & a 45t rear sprocket! ¬†Also snagged a WR stainless factory pipe ūüėé. ¬†Hurry up mail man, im ready to ride this overweight heffer!

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