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TOPIC: A new project. DT360A for my Son

A new project. DT360A for my Son 20 Oct 2018 18:09 #21

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So Alex has decided he wants a somewhat different look for the bike. We’re going back to the stock front fender with a fresh silver coating.

The rear will have a completely unique tracker style fender that has some history with me.

When I first acquired the SunTank bike, it had a vintage A&A plastic flat track fender. It’s been gathering dust for probably 5-6 years in “The Stash” :cheer: A bit of cleaning and some silver paint . . .





For now, no rear light, but as soon as he gets street legal (next few months we expect) it will get a smaller custom TY style light out back.

The bike also got a fresh 1-tooth smaller front sprocket for better trail work. We may have these upgrades on tomorrow and get some trail time!
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A new project. DT360A for my Son 21 Oct 2018 15:14 #22

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The A&A fender was a bit shorter than stock, so it left a gap under the seat. With all the mud in the Pacific NW, that would be a bad thing. So we scavenged an old number plate with scissors and a heat gun to adapt to the stock mounts.





Bolted together snugly, then the whole shebang gets the silver paint and clear. Other than the obvious seam, functionally it should be fine.



The plan is down the line to either go back to stock, or get one af the new Preston Petty MX rear models.

rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A...2Fitm%2F392151042443

A decent price and I know the quality is excellent.
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A new project. DT360A for my Son 21 Oct 2018 15:16 #23

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So at this point, we are probably going to go for a short ride this afternoon while the sun is still shining! Old man winter will soon be shedding a few tears making riding a bit less pleasant.







We still need to do a bit of wiring work, replace the headlight, but as a rider the bike is already a “10”!
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A new project. DT360A for my Son 21 Oct 2018 19:02 #24

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Why don't you want a Preston Petty i.t. fender?

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A new project. DT360A for my Son 21 Oct 2018 19:21 #25

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B.C. wrote: Why don't you want a Preston Petty i.t. fender?


He is looking for a more compact fender/taillight setup.

The TY style light should complement the abbreviated fender. It looks like this.



We took the bike out for a shakedown of the new chain/sprocket setup (14/44) and it feels amazing! Tractor like torque and lifts the front in second great easily!

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A new project. DT360A for my Son 16 Mar 2019 15:31 #26

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Sometimes you find amazing deferred maintenance on these old gals!

This particular bike was last ridden by Mark was near the Easter border of Oklahoma on the TAT in 2008 when the case/chain incident occurred. It was parked in dry storage for a decade.

So when riding it, I noticed the steering seemed, for lack of a better term, “notchy”. It was really disconcerting, as it would not really track correctly. So apart with the steering head.

I’m absolutely sure the last time grease was applied to the steering balls was in 1973 in Japan! There was some dirt in there, but virtually no grease! A complete cleaning and the balls all accounted for, races in good shape, so a careful reassembly after proper greasing and the steering feels normal!

It also has some leaky fork seals, so time for new seals and dust boots. Once again, virtually No Oil in either fork leg! Seriously. These things take 175cc in each ,eg, and there could not have been 17cc in each one! Wow.

So this afternoon, we got the shocks all re-done, and it’s almost like it should have been in 1974!

Always a good idea to check those balls when you get ; old bike, as they are very seldom serviced.



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A new project. DT360A for my Son 16 Mar 2019 17:08 #27

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It would be great to you and your son at Cal Dreamin this year.

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Thanks Mark
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A new project. DT360A for my Son 16 Mar 2019 20:24 #28

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It’s on my calendar. If the planets align . . .

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A new project. DT360A for my Son 16 Mar 2019 22:19 #29

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Makotosun wrote: Always a good idea to check those balls when you get old [bike], as they are very seldom serviced.


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