Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here are the fruits of Sunday's labor. New All Balls steering bearings installed New triple clamp and rebuilt forks installed Wheels mounted Gauge bracket installed with new dampers Handlebar mounted with new dampers Taillight assembly rebuilt and bolted to the rear fender Rear fender mounted There was also a lot of cleaning, painting, swearing, searching for fasteners, consulting parts diagrams, and regretting ever having set eyes on this thing. I believe that I now have (or will have in a few days) everything needed to do a final reassembly. New head pipes are on the way from Mike's (along with grips and mirrors), but aside from that everything is just sitting in boxes waiting to go on. Next I'll put the gauges in with their new dampers and get the headlight assembly squared away. I'm going to spruce up the control binnacles a bit (they're super faded) and do some cleaning around the primary sprocket so I can fit the left-hand crankcase cover. If I'm very lucky and the stars align, I may be able to ride it this coming weekend. Oh, and yes, I've painted over almost all the chrome. The fenders, taillight bracket, chain guard, front engine mount (pictured below), gauge buckets, and headlight bucket were all ruined. Rust, pitting and the chrome peeling off in some places. I wasn't about to shell out for new parts or plating, so it was the rattlecan for them. Each of those pieces got thoroughly de-rusted, degreased, scrubbed with a wire wheel, cleaned again, and sprayed with two coats of self-etching primer and three coats of satin black lacquer with primer in it. Since the bike is Carmine Red, I decided on a cool red-black color scheme with hints of chrome here and there (headlight ring, grab bar, headlight ears, tappet covers, mirrors, shocks, etc.). Before final assembly, I'm going to attempt to buff the original paint out while leaving the dents and scratches. This thing is a survivor and I want it to wear its scars with pride.