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trent
3rd gear


Joined: 08 Jun 2007
Posts: 429


Location: Orlando, FL
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:28 am  Reply with quote

OK received the bike the other day as I was loading the last of my 3 bikes I sold on eBay recently, so the garage wasn't empty for long!!

Good bits: Bodywork is nice and unfaded but has some scratches and a few dings.
I will send it out to Left,Center,Right Triples CT to fix and blend original paintwork.
Front end is mint. Every nut bolt and washer is original never been apart. Frame/swingarm looks mint apart from RH foot peg bent in a bit.

Bad Bits: Engine was locked. Carbs are mint and in good condition.
Got heads off, mucho oil penetrant still locked. Got cylinders off they look great albeit lots of gunk. Engine still locked. Got a spanner on CDI nut and it freed off but looks dirty in there and center piston skirt was very badly damaged  Neutral cylinder looks fine though. Exhausts are great condition except each has the usual road rash flat spots on the bottom.

So looks like a full resto instead of clean up as is.

Good news is Stevey boy has a million of pics of his resto and I don't need to worry about that. mine wont be a 100 point resto like Schumi but I intend to get her looking like a nice say 10K bike back in the day I think is the best way to go.......but who knows what do you think?
Also any crank and exhaust guru's in the U.S or are they all back in the UK?

Rgds Steve
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trent
3rd gear


Joined: 08 Jun 2007
Posts: 429


Location: Orlando, FL
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:24 pm Reply with quote

Well some down time and started dismantling and now down to bare frame with everything catalogued and bagged up.
The plan for this bike is now clear. The engine will be rebuilt completely due to the seized center cylinder.
Everything else is just being cleaned, hand polished and put back together to keep it completely original down to the last bolt and washer.
Everything I clean comes up like new, the chrome cleans up beautifully but still has that original look, so much better than triple plated over restored look parts get when rechromed. Frame / swing arm stands come up beautifully with a few nicks here and there that just makes it look better. So thats the plan will post some pics later.
Paint is at Left Center Right in Connecticut and they are restoring the original paint scratches etc being sorted looking forward to see how that comes out.
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Schurminater
5th gear


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 2427


Location: Surrey Hills
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:09 pm Reply with quote

Sounds like a good plan matey Exclamation .....don't forget the pictures Cool
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