Unicycle, No More!

The time had come to return “the other half” of the R80 back to its rightful home. No longer would the motorcycle sit there feeling sorry for itself; one wheel short.

The manky looking drive-shaft needed some cleaning up, so I took the opportunity to prepare and paint it prior to refitting it.

Dirty Drive-Shaft

Dirty Drive-Shaft

Drive-Shaft Degreased, Sanded & Prepared For Paint

Drive-Shaft Degreased, Sanded & Prepared For Paint

Freshly Painted Drive-Shaft

Freshly Painted Drive-Shaft

With the paint sorted, I fitted the replacement gaiter and clamped it tight.

Rubber Gaiter Fitted To Drive-Shaft

Rubber Gaiter Fitted To Drive-Shaft

With the help of Ren, I was able to maneuver and re-install the drive-shaft and mono-shock suspension with relative ease. The rear wheel was a simple four bolt process, so it wasn’t long before it too was refitted. Now that the rear wheel was fitted, I had a chance to observe the fruits of my labour thus far. Just as I’d hoped, the rear wheel looks awesomely visible from the left side of the motorcycle (opposing the swing-arm/drive-shaft).

Rear Wheel Out In The Open

Rear Wheel Out In The Open

Very happy with how things are shaping up thus far!

Finally Back To Sitting On Two Wheels

Finally Back To Sitting On Two Wheels

Drive-Shaft & Rear Wheel Fitted

Drive-Shaft & Rear Wheel Fitted

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