The primary cover was galled where a clutch bolt had given its life. This is probably why one of them was renewed and the spring plate was bent.
New and old push rods for comparison. The new hardened rod was cut, the pieces were ground to length, and the ends were polished and heat treated - per Don.
Paint is a place I have continually fought a battle with. I like sprayed urethane for its authentic look but it is not as durable as powder coating. Touching up dings and blending them in has been a learning experience for me. I almost hate to recount this story but here we go. I dropped a wrench on my swing arm which left a sizable scratch. No problem just touch it up. I sprayed some enamel on it thinking I would come back later, sand it off and polish it out. To my horror it bubbled and made a mild scratch a large job. I have not had that happen before. Bummer.
A wrench dropped on my pretty paint and a touch up job gone horribly wrong......
Three coats of brushed on acrylic enamel cured and sanded to 1500 grit.
The cables are an area that may be overlooked sometimes but I like to make sure they are all the correct length. This looks good and also make things function better, especially the front brake. If this cable is to long it will cause the front brake to pulse as it flexes. All new cables were ordered for the Interceptor and most were good as is. The throttle cables and short choke cables worked as is but the front brake and lever end choke cable were too long. On to the shortening process.
The new Choke cable was 4 inches too long. Time for an intervention....
A new brass ferule ready to move into place with a key clip I purchased at a record store in the 70's. I always wondered what to use that thing for.....
Cable tinned and brass ferrule moved into place.
It all fits as it's supposed to. Time to put it all together.
Cables shortened and installed.
After looking at these bits for two years and thinking they were good as is I had a change of heart and sent them to the chrome plater. A good decision as they look great.
A new Interceptor at the Long Beach motorcycle show. I have to admit I kind of like it.