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  • Baja Mark
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    Meanwhile, I started on the Polo paint repair last week. The drivers side is awesome but someone put a load of bondo on the passenger door and fender, so I removed it all with a fibre disc.  A small hole on the fender turned into a front corner reconstruction. Luckily that’s all the rust there is on this car.

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    Rustabus
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    Breaking new ground Mark!!! I don’t think I have ever seen pics of rust repair on a Polo??!!?!?!? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Franz
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    Baja Mark
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    Ha! It’s looking that way at the minute… 😅

    BBWB
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    Mark, I enjoy watching your projects, and your state side shenanigans with the baja mishap.

    I have a small favor to ask. I have a Honda XR650L model dual sport that I want to do a transmission modification that requires a couple gears from a Honda NX650. The gears I need are European model only. I bought a hole transmission on ebay that was supposed to be from those models, but turned out to be US spec. Second gear is the right one I need, but fifth is still US spec in teeth count. I have a part number, but they are only available in European markets. I think you might be able to find the fifth gear I need. If you can source it, I’d be happy to send you money to cover purchase, shipping, plus some extra for your effort.

    Part # is 23491-MW2-780, and should have a tooth count of 20.

    What this mod will allow for is being able to drop a tooth on the counter shaft sprocket, go up a few on the rear sprocket, have a tractor like 1st gear, more usable second gear, and final drive in fifth close to current stock gearing. Way better arrangement than the stock trans now with to high first gear, and a big jump to second gear. Also supposed to smooth out 1st to 2nd clunky shifting.

    Let me know if you can make the time. There’s absolutely no hurry, as I want to ride out the winter riding season here in Arizona, and take the engine down sometime in the summer.  Thanks in advance.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    BBWB
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    Bump back to the top. Trying to get Mark’s attention on his own post. 🙂

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Baja Mark
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    Hey Ben, sorry I missed this. I’ll have a look around and see what I can dig up. I have to admit, I have zero experience of what you’re talking about, but if I can help I will.

    Baja Mark
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    You can also email me if it’s easier: hello@patinavw.com 👍🏻

    BBWB
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    Thanks Mark. Apriciate the help. My email is plane_ben@cox.net

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Baja Mark
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    https://www.wemoto.com/parts/picture/ho-23491-mw2-780

    https://nutjob.ie/genuine-honda-dominator-1990-countershaft-fifth-20t-gear-part-16-23491mw2780-1075355/

    Is this it?

    Quite a few listed on Google but most have no stock; these were the cheapest two I found that have stock.

    cookiemonster131
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    Damn that is some coin for one gear

    BBWB
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    I knew it would be pricey.

    I was able to order it.

    Thanks for the help Mark.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Baja Mark
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    I knew it would be pricey. I was able to order it. Thanks for the help Mark.

    That’s great Ben, no worries. ☺️

    BBWB
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    Gear is here. I’ll stop hijacking your thread now.😎

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    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Baja Mark
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    Wow, that was super quick! 👌

    Pat K
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    Happy Holidays to you across the pond.  Best wishes for the new year.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Baja Mark
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    Happy Holidays to you across the pond. Best wishes for the new year.

    Same to you Pat! And everyone else in my stateside VW family 😊

    John Jones
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    Gear is here. I’ll stop hijacking your thread now.😎 19F0B94B-5719-44F2-BD72-205822BBCD42

    That was cool… and worked out quick.. 😎

    Baja Mark
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    Been bashing through that Polo project (Yawn) so not much except bodywork to report.

    I did manage to do a little wet sand and buffing on the truck and ordered some parts….tires are here – 27×8.5×14 Kumho Road Venture. Just need to get the wheels and Hubcaps powdercoated now before they go on.

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    Franz
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    Those tires are chunky! I like them.

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