Hey guys...just wanted to jump online and give an update before I proceed to the next step..
Right after the last update, I went to the machine shop to get a new sprocket machined. I ended up using tool steel which I had hardened post machining. It came out a lovely black colour but I had it galvanized to give it an OEM look.
I also took the time to press in new bronze bushings into the swing arm..
Moved onto the lower mounts for the rear shocks...used a manual press I fashioned out of a long bolt and some nuts and washers..
I finally received the fuel tank. I had it epoxy coated followed by a course of rust removal, converter and coating to prevent future degradation. I realized that the correct sticker for the tank is the one on a CB750 Police from the same time...ah well..i will run with this for now..
I assembled the top triple tree and I had some trouble figuring out how the rubber and the chrome ring went around the covers but I got some help online and figured it out!! I noticed a difference in width between the 2 sides of the top bridge of the triple tree..this is where the infamous D washers go..I may need to fashion my own so I was thinking I would do a custom job..how much 'give' do the clamps have before they give? I will build this into the thickness of the D-washer..