While they were in there, Jim removed the stock radiator brackets at the front of the frame. Since he didn't want to repaint the frame (which would mean replacing those unobtainable OEM stickers), this meant several hours of handwork carefully incising the brackets, hand-dressing the cuts and touching up the scars. By the time the radiator was installed, he'd burned up 20 full hours. In what hours remained, he hand-finished all the rough-cast stock components like the footpegs, kickstand, rear brake rod, and about two dozen others. Once they were as smooth as a baby's butt, he shipped them off to be powdercoated or chrome-plated as required. The hardware, brake discs and the new Sun rims were sent out for anodizing.