Reclaimed S90

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  1. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    Although it's not obvious because of the way white paint shows in a picture, I cut and buffed the frame. I painted it a few days ago. If I can get those freakin' wheels squared away, assembly can begin.


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    I removed the bearings from the new front wheel today to get a more accurate measurement of the distance collar. This is what I measured. You can see that the OEM distance collar is 3.5 mm longer. I measured the inside of the hub from bearing surface shoulder to bearing surface shoulder and found it to be consistent with the OEM distance collar. The vendor is still insisting that I trust him.

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    Going by your red bike, these photos aren't doing you justice. They're nice photographs, just not showing enough detail to allow seeing the frame as it is, IRL.

    As for the distance collar debacle, I'm sure the seller is a decent human being. He did get the merchandise to you quickly, as-described and has responded to your inquiries. He may truly believe what he's telling you. That said, with no offense intended toward anyone...I don't trust a wheel hub assembly with the wrong size distance collar. That's based on the most impartial judge I can think of, the laws of physics. Those inner races should have no side load, with the axle fully torqued. If this were mine, I'd either be at the lathe, or a machine shop, getting a distance collar of the proper length made...if the other collar isn't a direct fit, i.e. the correct length.
     
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    I have the correct distance collar, Bob. I have no doubt it will make the side load gremlins go away. I don't know why the vendor can't see that a short collar would cause a problem. At least he is sending me new bearings.

    The rest of the product looks good to my eye.
     
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    The sealed bearings from Partzilla beat the Thailand offering to the door, so I installed them today, along with the proper distance collar. Torqued the front axle and the squished bearing issue has been eliminated. Everything is good to go.


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    You know how when you paint something and just have to touch it to see if it's dry? Well, I couldn't resist assembling some pieces to the white frame to see how it will look. Nothing is bolted down except the Scooter refurbished rear shocks and the swing arm.

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    That's going to be gorgeous!
     
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    My red S90 was originally black. White is the other color offered on this year and model and it seems like that makes it totally different. My wife even said it is her favorite version. I have another S90 frame and will probably do that in black.
     
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    That’s the way to do it - one in every color
     
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    I had some gold pro striping tape left over from a job and decided to use it on my white tank. What do you think?

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    That looks great! A very nice touch. Your mock up looks awesome too.
     
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    Me likey!(y)
     
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    Looks like it was always supposed to be there. Definitely a classy transition between the black and white
     
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    Those side panels are actually chrome plated. The lighting makes them look black. Here's what it looks in better light.
     

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    I could see that in the mock up pics. I was referring to the black where your knees go and the chrome as well. In the mock up pics the tank looks great, but the pinstriping really makes the bike more classy, grown up, fancy, etc. (y) (y)
     
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    Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting airblazer (Ryan). He was in the neighborhood and dropped by. Actually he's a corporate hot rod jet pilot out of Utah and wanted to see my bikes while here. As are other contributors to this site, I found him to be pleasant and enthusiastic about this hobby. Sorry for the cold blooded actions of the blue K0, Ryan. I should have let it warm up some more before your ride. Anytime you're in the area, feel free to come over.

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    I've assembled some more pieces on the S90. Here's where I'm at.



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    Aw thanks for the compliment Bob! The pleasure was all mine. I think I brought the Utah chill to central Florida. The temperature dropped 40 degrees while I was there! I was just thrilled to sit and ride on one of your bikes. I’ll give you a shout the next time I’m in the area. The jet pays the bills, but you know what I’d rather be riding :red70:
     
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    I'm installing signals on this bike. I bought some aftermarket cheap stuff so I'm having to fabricate a couple of stalks to install the rear signals outboard on the fender. I didn't want them hugging the fender. I used 3/8" steel tubing and some 1/8" flat steel.
     

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    Looking good! But, are you mounting them onto the frame? With the beautiful paint job? Aren't you going to be terrified of those signals?
     

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