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    Usmc m1030b1

    Love the Ranger Mod (headlight mod)!
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    Usmc m1030b1

    This is something I’ve used on all of my restorations. On the right side of the bike, behind the plastic, is the muffler. Originally the side plastic had a heat resistant pad. These degrade after awhile so I’ve found a replacement. I’ve attached some pictures. I’ve never had any issues with it...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    While waiting on the new seat foam and seat cover, I threw an old one on there. Got the plastics on, the front blackout light, and fender goggle bag. Still don't have power to the rear harness for the tail light / brake light. I do have power in the blue wire for the turn signals. I’m thinking...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    This is awesome! I got a total of eight of these USMC bikes and this is the 7th one I've restored. I figured why let them go to waste and of course I've always wanted one. I first saw them on Okinawa, Japan during a off road HMMWV course on the beach. I barely make money restoring these but it...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I appreciate it but I think I'm good with the rear blackout lights. I actually have enough for the front and rear blackout lights. Plenty of guys looking for the front ones though.
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    Usmc m1030b1

    HAHAHA! I think you can see my Tan USMC bike with the gas tank and plastics off. It makes it easier to double check the wiring harness routing. Only 1 USMC bike left to restore after this one. Then there is a TW200, hardtail 80 yahama XS650 chopper, custom shovel head chopper, and a 75 yamaha...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I’ve been sporadically working on the bike between insane hours at work. The bike will start and run with no issues. Some of the things I completed are the Eagle Mike Raptor fuel petcock (direct fuel flow vs vacuum), new Deka AGM battery, Galfer steel braided front and rear brake lines, Ricochet...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I agree but I didn't want to spend more then $100 on it. I use profits from the bike sales for more tools and to build other bikes. I'm in the midst of building 3 right now. Only 1 is a USMC bike.
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    Usmc m1030b1

    It’s a craftsman digital one. It’s ok but the batteries are hard to find and pricey. With these bikes, you have to follow torque specs so having a easy to use torque wrench, and service manual, is a must. I think there’s better ones but it seems to work well. I’ve had to borrow a buddies a few...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I replaced all of the clutch fibers, clutch springs, water pump gasket, right case gasket. Then cleaned the oil screen (looked pretty good), threw on a Eagle mike oil fill plug, the shift linkage (elongated version), eagle mike low profile magnetic drain plug, and new oil filter. I replaced all...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    i glad you like it. There are multiple bolts and nuts I’ve painted black or green. I went with black on the last tan one and it really made the bike look awesome.
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I dumped the oil, replaced the oil filter, and added an Eagle Mike low profile drain plug. Decided to do the doohickey and replaced the left side outer engine cover from an older engine. The spring was broken so I replaced it with an Eagle Mike lever and torsion spring. I also decided to change...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    Got the spacers for the lower shock mount. Got the rear end together and the engine in. I’m going to check the valves, replace a cracked side cover, and do the doohickey.
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I went ahead and installed the heat shields back onto the muffler. I cleaned and painted it with VHT high temp flat black paint. I put in a new header to muffler gasket, new heat shield hardware, and a new header to muffler clamp. I also put in a new OEM ignition. The Marines epoxied the key in...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    really depends. Non running around $1,500. Running around $3,500. Mechanically and cosmetically restored from $4,700 to $5,900
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    Usmc m1030b1

    Started getting the bike into a rolling chassis. I’m using a used Progressive 465 shock I got off a forum member. These bikes originally came with a upgraded Progressive 420 shock but this one is trashed and not rebuildable. Other than that, the only other new stuff that wasn't mentioned in the...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I think I've got a good system by now. This is the 7th M1030B1 I've restored.
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    Usmc m1030b1

    Made some good progress. I replaced all the swing arm and suspension linkage bearings and sleeves, the 4 wheel bearings, sprocket carrier bearing, and the speedo grease seal. I also had to rebend the “ears”. Just for the wheels: new front / rear disks, new front and rear disk bolts, new sprocket...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I busted the tires by hand. Apparently, this bike was ridden without a rear spacer at some point (sprocket side). You can see where the sprocket carrier was scraped away. I plan on replacing all 5 wheel bearings, front & rear sprocket, rear sprocket carrier, and front & rear disc (and bolts).
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    Usmc m1030b1

    Stripped the bike down with a buddy in one night. Just waiting on the paint and new parts to turn it into a roller. It’ll be the original green. Also finally moved everything from the three storage lockers to the garage in my new house. Having lights, power, and an air compressor, will make life...
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