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This is my 82 special that I got for $200.00 from an estate sale 7 years ago. The bike was an un molested example and could have easily been cleaned up and run. NOPE! I jumped right in and tore it down to the frame, then life happened as it tends to.

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The shop got dirty and the bike took a back seat to whatever life threw at me. I cleaned out the shop and got back to work by adding a Kansas Kustoms tail, then that damn shop got dirty again (is there a pattern here). Another year and another cleaning got the custom pipes built, the wheels put on, installed the flat fender and stainless sissy bar. I now had a roller and a dirty shop……

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Once again getting back to it and seem to have a good bit of momentum going, my goal is to have it running by the end of the year. I am waiting on a few parts like carb rebuild kits, exhaust gaskets and a coil. The most recent additions are the TC Bros. forward controlls that I modified to use as mids, sort of.

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They are mounted well forward of the stock pegs and well back of the forward position. I cut an inch and a half from each peg mount to narrow them and drilled another hole to line up with the exhaust mounts. Got the linkage sorted for the shifter, although the throw is a bit long I think I can live with it. Also welded up a T bar for the seat and tabs for the lil shock. Thats all for now but more to come….. soon, I promise.

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