I got the battery box (hidden under the tank nicely) and little perforated trim pieces welded on the Ninja finally. I am going to take some thin steel round stock and finish up the trim, then I can paint the frame back to black. I’ve decided to paint the tank and swing arm a very dark purple or blue. So my next job is to prep the tank…which is going to take a lot of work.
So like most old bikes I get, the front brake caliper was GROSS, and the master cylinder was shot. I completely disassembled the caliper, gave it a good ultrasonic bath, removed the flaking paint, and got this…
Once they dried I prepped and painted them with good high heat gas/oil resistant paint so now they look like this.
Once reassembled and installed, it looks great and once I hook it all up, should work wonderfully!
I bought 3 master cylinders so that I had a selection to choose from, black vs silver, and different bore sizes. I want the best for my baby!
After that was all squared away I wasn’t sleepy yet, at 1:30am…so I decided to finally get those pesky header clamps off. the deed is done, though it wasn’t easy. This here is an example of why you should ALWAYS replaced exhaust gaskets…
Funny side note, a stock CB125 front sprocket and a stock CB750 front sprocket. Can you guess which is which?
And I will leave you today with this, $80 worth of the highest quality neoprene foam available, this should make about 10 bike seats so it’s really not too expensive when you do the math. It is TOTALLY worth every penny too, it’s extremely comfortable.
Until next time.