The disassembly continues. More penetrant, a little heat from the propane torch for one bolt, but other than that things are moving along without drama. The exhausts and the luggage rack are off and the fender hinges nicely. Some areas are a head-scratching conundrum. For example, the tires are so new that they still have whiskers on them !! They look good, and I am really hoping that they are not dry rotted. It lends some credence to the previous owner’s claim that the bike was running a year or two ago. It is amazing how much surface rust can accumulate just from a single winter in a drafty leaky shed or under a tarp. Footpegs and other minor things are removed. So far, so good.

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