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    Wookiee's Hugger

    I just wanted to start a thread, partly for my own sanity so I can keep track of things I've done and things I still have left to do.


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    Done:

    Front pads changed
    Front brake bled (HD Dot 5 Silicone Fluid)
    Brake light switch fixed
    Riser bushes replaced with harder urethane bushes
    Hand control fittings painted satin black & hex bolts replaced with stainless hex bolts
    Front indicators painted satin black with stainless screws
    Chrome fuse cover fitted (was missing before)
    New mirrors fitted

    Still to do:

    Change rear brake pads (if they ever f*cking arrive)
    Bleed rear brake
    Fit chrome 'HD Motor Co' trim to centre of rear caliper (after I've finished the brakes)
    Re-spray front mudguard, rear fender & tank in Honda Mermaid Blue (got paint already).
    Paint belt guard satin black
    Replace rusty fasteners with stainless equivalents
    Treat rust on frame
    Replace rear light
    Potentially get wheels powdercoated black
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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    A winter to do list
    A little caution on stainless bolts Scott. Not sure if this applies to Sportsters as well but the bolts for break disc and belt sprocket on my Fatboy are high tensile steel, 'use once' type. Stainless has different material qualities and may not be suited to that high shear load application. Personally I've stuck with the standard HD bolt for those (and keep them polished !). For the cosmetic stuff I go for stainless of course
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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    Little worried about the paint 'Mermaid Blue' are you sure they didn't have 'Satan Blue' or something?
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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    Quote Originally Posted by spakey View Post
    A winter to do list
    A little caution on stainless bolts Scott. Not sure if this applies to Sportsters as well but the bolts for break disc and belt sprocket on my Fatboy are high tensile steel, 'use once' type. Stainless has different material qualities and may not be suited to that high shear load application. Personally I've stuck with the standard HD bolt for those (and keep them polished !). For the cosmetic stuff I go for stainless of course
    Ah cheers Steve. I'm only planning on changing out the 'cosmetic' bolts though. All the serious big-boy bolts will be left well alone or maybe treated to a little lick of satin black.

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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    Quote Originally Posted by TomG View Post
    Little worried about the paint 'Mermaid Blue' are you sure they didn't have 'Satan Blue' or something?
    Ha ha! I was waiting for someone to pick up on that Tom. Sadly they'd run out of Unicorn Rainbow paint so Mermaid Blue was the only other option.

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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    Front mudguard before:

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    Back to bare metal:

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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    something for you to do before sunday lunch then . Looking forward to meeting you down the club . All the best , Oz .

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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    that paint has lasted quite a few years considering the salty sea air. and Steve used the bike a lot. Did he say how long he owned it as I can't remember the year Ruth sold it to Steve. I fitted fatbob tank and mudguards and got it sprayed at our local bodyshop. Ruth didn't have the apes or sissy bar. it had mid controls and low single seat. it was always a good reliable bike. I gave Steve the original tank, mudguards and speedo. hope it gives you many years of reliable fun.

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    Re: Wookiee's Hugger

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    that paint has lasted quite a few years considering the salty sea air. and Steve used the bike a lot. Did he say how long he owned it as I can't remember the year Ruth sold it to Steve. I fitted fatbob tank and mudguards and got it sprayed at our local bodyshop. Ruth didn't have the apes or sissy bar. it had mid controls and low single seat. it was always a good reliable bike. I gave Steve the original tank, mudguards and speedo. hope it gives you many years of reliable fun.
    That's great info Colin - thank you! I'm sure Steve said he'd had it for 15 years so it's done very well. I love the tank! I'm going to leave the rest of the paint until the weather warms up again but I'll be glad to get the front mudguard done as I think I've just caught it in time to save it.
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