Plastics were in good shape but being white, were tired looking, and showed outlines of old stickers. Not sure if this was the best approach, but I wetsanded the plastics to a nice white new look.
During (front tip & side not finished)
All other pieces received their due cleaning. Planned to take before and after pics of all pieces but that didnâ€™t last. Many will be repainted before they go back on.
How it looks at the moment:
Motor needs to come out and I plan to rebuild it (assuming I can). Never have rebuilt a motor before but the way I see it, Iâ€™m of reasonable intelligence, so with the forum's help, a manual, and an internet connection at hand, I just may be able to make it happen. If something is wrecked, I have access to additional parts bikes (Picked up 2 complete TW's for $300 in the fall - rough shape).
My original thought was to go ahead and order a full gasket kit before I dig into it. The idea being that I wouldnâ€™t need to wait on parts later. But now Iâ€™m thinking I should disassemble, maybe just partially, to see where itâ€™s at.
Itâ€™s taken me all winter to get to this point (work, the kind that pays, is pretty well all consuming). So itâ€™s hard to say how quickly the rest will progress but I would like to think I could get it on the road this Spring. I'm hoping this post may be the needed encouragement.