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Nice Work! I found I can lift the rear wheel off the ground by rocking the bike onto the side stand. I then put a jack stand underneath the foot peg bracket (on the upper side) This puts the bike in a stable position with the wheel off the ground. Works well for changing the sprocket and chain too.
I'm with tigerbomb8 on the clear coat. It's good for a year or two in Ontario conditions
@dalee yes, they're driven carefully when people are in the back. Even moderate braking and turning feels like an emergency maneuver when you're in the back. The trip to the scene is a different matter however. By the time our trucks are auctioned off, they've seen some hard miles
Ambulances are regularly maintained but they are driven hard especially in urban areas where there's lots of stop lights. During an emergency call, they come to the lights and hit the brakes hard, then floor it when the intersection is clear. Be prepared for worn out brakes.
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@M2aestro No harm, no foul.
Craig, I noticed some of the comments are from six years ago. Your comments are certainly true in this age of cheap durable imports but I'd imagine 'back in the day' this project would have been ahead of its time. I'm guessing prices and available parts are different now
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