No Saw Dust just a think layer of Dirt! Took a pwoer washer to it to get allot of the grease and dirt off. Thank god i had that, saved me allot of time.
Had to re-do the inside of the tank (rusted bad inside!) and I found a really cool product out there called "Metal Restore" Killed all the rust in the tank. I didn't want to do one of those Krem things cuz I here if you don't do the liner just right it will come off after a few years and fool up your carbs. Also there was suface little holes of rust. I used a fine steel wool and this "Blue Magic Chrome polish, so lots of finger scrubing.
Was worth the wait just got the Carbs rebuilt and the custom pipes sound Awesome! She runs like a champ after sitting for 26 years!
Ya I was real careful with that power washer. I went to the shop after the carbs were rebuilt and heard how the custom pipes sound. They sound so good! She has great compression and I'm going to pick her up tomorrow in the morning! Can't wait!
I havn't seen a 550 on Google or Craigslist like this. I mean I guess after the 70's it wasn't cool to have the mods or the Cafe Racer thing just became popular. I think I have a really uniuqe bike here. Not going to change a thing on it.
So that's what they did back then eh? Changed out the pipes, extended the forks, and added the King and Queen Seat.
I'm curious how the extended forks will be with handdling and what have you. Any ideas or cautions I should be aware of. I'm new to riding. I took the class and have only riden on a 250 so I'll be taking it real easy for the first few weeks for sure! Thanks Morbo!