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Thread: USMC M1030B1 Restoration

  1. #41
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    7 of them are staying green but I'm painting mine tan. I just prefer it and it reminds me of deployments.

  2. #42
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    I started painting this current bike while waiting for my lift and carb rebuild kit. I had to degrease and wash the parts with purple power, use RAPCO primer, and then RAPCO 383 green. They turned out pretty good. The original markings on the plastics were just stencils. I ordered what I thought would match after measuring them. Them seem pretty close but the font is off. I think I have found the exact font for the next bike. I’m removing the exhaust and airbox for paint. My buddy is going to cerakote the exhaust with the hightemp they put out a while ago. He will media blast it first so we will see how it holds up.



  3. #43
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    I have been slacking on updating the threads lately. I was busy painting the rear swing arm, air box, exhaust, etc. I wound up breaking the chain off while waiting for a replacement. With everything on this bike it was a pain in the ***. I also switched the fuel petcock on the IMS tank to the non-vacuum raptor. All you have to do is cap off the vacuum tube on the carb and your good to go. The best news is that I finally got the bike to start. While waiting on a few more parts and still assembling it I have started on two other bikes. I have all of the lights (to include the blackout lights) working. I’m just rebuilding another carburetor, which I will use to test the starting system in both bikes. The bike is looking much better now. I will post updated pictures within the next week.
    https://youtu.be/y2lFImpowSs

  4. #44
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    I have pretty much completed the first bike. There is a issue with the clutch not activating so I cant get the bike out of neutral. I’ll have a friend that is a bit more knowledgeable in that then me check it out. Then it’s just covering a seat and it’s done.
    I decided to start on bike #2. I went through all of the wiring, cleaned up the connections, installed a new Deka battery, Raptor non-vacuum fuel petcock, replaced the fuses, rebuilt the carb and used the IMS tank set aside for my bike. The other two tanks lying around were really dirty and I didn't want to throw that problem into the mix. Anyone know the best way to clean out fuel tanks?

    I was able to get all of the lights and black out lights to work. The bike wouldn't even attempt to start. All I would get is a click at the starter circuit relay. I then bridged the two connections on the starter relay and it tried to crank. After some coaxing I got it to start.
    https://youtu.be/G8rTzGfKJLo

    I’ll give it a rough once over before I take it out for a test drive in the dirt. It seemed there was a minor fuel leak at first but tightening down the petcock seemed to solve that. There was some oil coming out of the airbox drain. I assume this is due overfilling.
    Bike #1



    BIKE #2

  5. #45
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    We took out bike #2 for a test ride. It went well but the engine temperature ran high. I had flushed out the radiator and overflow. It was a bit dirty but easy enough to clean. I assume it's the impeller or the water pump that needs to be replaced. Other then that issue it handled well. We will now begin the paint and clean up process on it. I already had the exhaust sandblasted and painted with high temp paint along with the front fairing and blackout light painted Rapco 383 Green.

    I just received the military shock from F1 Engineering. These were the shocks that were placed on the diesel version (M1030M1) of the M1030B1. They developed the new shock around 2003 to replace the Progressive 420 shock. Progressive developed the 420 specifically for the military. We also purchased a Progressive 465 shock with the RAP. Progressive is an awesome company and the shock looks great. I got the F1 shock from Noleen J6 Inc. I wouldn't give them a positive review based on the 4-month wait for the shock. We are going to go with Progressive 465 from now on.

    I found another inventory tag on the upper fork covers of Bike #1 (this one is completed and painted). The UIC code indicates that it was last with H&S Company 2nd Battalion 6th Marines 2nd Marine Division.






  6. #46
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    Glad to see them up and running!

    They look great.
    2011 FJ NSSE | 2002 XR400 (Plated) | 2000 KLR650
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  7. #47
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    It seems bike #1 and #2 are almost complete at this point. The seats need to be recovered, the front forks seals replaced and forks painted, new tires and paint the wheels, and get some new turn signals. I am having a bike mechanic look them over one more time to ensure nothing was missed. On bike #2 there was only one upper sub frame bolt. It’s on to bike #3 to see if we can get it started and running then onto the tedious restoration process. We even got a company to copy reproduce the front goggle bag since the originals were so trashed. I also have the DD Form 1348-1A Issue Release document from Hayes Diversified to the Marine’s that shows the price of $6,518.




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