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    Junior Member mx317's Avatar
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    The balance dot lines up with the valve stem.

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    MX317, thanks for correcting me. To make certain I did a quick Google search, and you are absolutely correct! Thankfully, I haven't finished mounting the tire yet.

    This evening I fired up my zinc plating set up, so I can re-plate some of the hardware which got missed when I put the front end together last time. I'm even plating the ends of the axle, one end at a time. I could probably get a bigger bucket and do the whole thing at one time, but for me it's not necessary. The center of the axle is hidden in the hub, and I give it a light coat of grease when I assemble it anyway.

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    I zinc plate too! It makes bits look better than new. Granted it looks like I'm cooking meth in the garage.

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    Got the first batch of stuff plated that I needed plated. There will be more after I remove the fork tubes to replace the gaiters. We had a very busy family day today, so I haven't got the chance to polish things up yet, but here's a shot of how everything looks before polishing. I'm real happy with the coverage on the axle. It took a while for the muriatic acid to remove all the rust, and it took even longer to get a good, even coating of zinc, but it should now stay rust free for many years.

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    "It's called a kick start. It's how real men start their motorcycles."

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