Do you have a manual? If so, it's in there. It's something like a 12 step process. I did it for the first time last year and I was amazed how easy it was.
1. I paid $300 to powdercoat 32 items ( not fork lowers), its a worthy investment but be prepared to clean out a lot of threads post-coat..bk69cb350 said:More questions:
how expensive is powdercoating the frame, swingarm, fork covers and other smaller parts?
should I consider chroming anything?
are new swingarm bushing recommended?
Before you go breaking some bolt extractors in the stripped screws, try this. Get a dremel tool with a cut off wheel on it and cut a slot in the head of the screw and you can then use a flat screwdriver or, preferably, an impact driver and take it out that way. It works great and is a lot easier.bk69cb350 said:Well I am currently waiting on getting a friend around to help me pull the motor. I wish I could take the friggin starter motor off, but I have so many friggin threaded screws on the bike it's ridiculous. To make it worse my drill broke a few months ago and the one I was able to borrow has no real friggin power. Gonna have to get a real drill to start extracting all these screws. Also seems like I am gonna be in the market for new bolts. Do they make a bolt kit for this bike anywhere?
On the recessed screws it doesn't work very well without cutting the case. However, on the recessed screw in the alternator cover, you can just drill the head off the screw using the right sized bit then remove the cover. After removing the cover, there should be a little bit of a stub and you can use some vice grips to grab it and twist it out.bk69cb350 said:Mnellis, thats a good idea. I will definitely try it. Those screw extractors suck. My only worry is that on some of the flat screws or recessed screw like on my alternator cover will be hard to reach without risking damage to the surrounding parts. That will definitely work on the starter motor screws.