bought my first star a few weeks back. 2002 with 28k on it. Been sitting outside so chrome is pretty rough...starting a restore. Here's what I've done so far.
If you have any parts for sale or links to parts, please let me know.
I am looking for any types of covers, or chrome pieces possible. Also looking for windshield mount as it's pretty rusted beyond restoration. We've done a pretty good with the chrome so far and the wheels. Biggest Eye sore are the pipes. All in all - runs fantastic - have done 500 miles on it so far. Picked it up for $1000! Let me know what you think/ any suggestions of parts or restoration ideas you have. Thanks!
P.S. Hopefully I did the images right. First post
After Some Man hours and elbow grease with a little help from 0000 steel wool and chrome cleaner/ sealer heres what she's looking like!:
Just a quick thought.... soak any chrome items that you want to try to salvage in a bin of Metal Rescue. (can pick it up at Lowes) I had a couple of backrest brackets I got for cheap.... soaked overnight and they turned out really good. The trick is to find a product to prevent the rust from coming back. I'm trying a rubdown of Sheila Shine right now.... doesn't look like it will hold up, so the search continues.
(Assuming I uploaded the images correctly) You can see the before and after pics below. No scrubbing involved. I just let the parts soak for 24 hours.
You may want to trade the steel wool for bronze wool. It will take the nasty stuff off and not likely harm the metal underneath. I use it with Breakfree CLP on guns all the time, and it takes the rust off without harming the metal finish.