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Thirty-nine years of rust and corrosion has taken it’s toll on the Bullitt CB’s forks.  Originally the plan was to lightly grind down the rust and polish the uppers.  Apparently I had underestimated the elements.  As you can see in the pic below, even after a good grinding I realized that I wouldn’t be able to get them back as clean as I wanted.  On to Plan B…

I decided to try a different approach – sleeves!  I went down to my local Industrial Metal Supply, scoured the ‘junk’ pile and found some steel in the perfect diameter.  I had them cut to size for a budget-breaking single dollar.  Powder coated to match, created my own high-tech electrical tape collars for a snug fit and am ready to rock!

She’s getting closer and closer to being road-ready.  Next stop wiring.  Wish me luck!!

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.