After letting it sit in the driveway for a few days, I finally got the nerve to tear this thing on down. It was sprinkling
outside, so I had to roll things under a pine tree. It was at this point I began to realize that this bike was going to
need more than a few cosmetic fixes. Suprisingly though, everything came apart easy that afternoon. By the end of that day,
I had the rolling chassis striped even further than in the picture. I rode around with it in the back of my truck for a few
days until I could get it to the car wash. It turns out that someone decided a countershaft seal wasn't necessary and it now
had a healthy oil leak. The bottom part of the frame was caked with crap and not very fun to work with.
Then the urge finally struck me to get the rolling chassis out of the truck and down it into the basement. It's kind of funny how you get these ideas when it's night, raining, and COLD. So, working by the glow of my truck's headlights, I managed to pull out the back axle. However, swingarm bolt wouldn't pound out. So I tied the swinger out of the way and took it down the cellar stairs. DON'T DO THIS ON YOUR OWN. The front end jumped every which way and I had to do my damnedest to keep from eating wall. Well, I did manange to get it in and mercilessly beat on the swingarm bolt until it was free.
-Replace all bearings and seals