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Deconstruction

Some photos of the bike in it's 'natural' state.

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Fairing and gearsack rack were in bad condition, and obvious cadidates for the bin.

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Mostly complete, just a few layers of dust.

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We knew from the start that the motor would be our biggest challenge.

The reason Michael pulled the bike off the road in the first place was to rebuild the motor. We just weren't sure what the problem was.

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A little rust, a little corrosion.

I do have plenty of photographs that I hope will show me how things fit back together. You can also get some indication of the condition of some parts.

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Instrument cluster mounting, and brake hose routing

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Wiring and battery box

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Electrics panel

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Front motor mount

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Rear brake caliper

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Motor out and mounted on a stand. Just a bit of oil around the outside :-)

So the motor has been pulled apart, and we found the only real damage was a couple of the cylinders were badly scored, and some rings wer broken. The plan is to re-bore the cylinders and fit oversize pistons, which will increase the capacity to 1100cc. Big ends and main bearings were checked by the guy that did the barrel work, and were found to be in excellent shape. The head also checked out OK, and all he had to do was re-seat the valves for us.

before
Bit of a fuel leak

There was a pin-hole just forward of the petcock, so Brendan took the tank to work and welded it up.

 

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