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Blimey, fancy getting your indicators stolen!
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Ok, managed a small amount of progress. We have light! Thanks to Barry who lent me a spare headlight with bulb holder from his 850T (because I have mislaid the T3 Cali lens and headlamp rim for now), I've managed now to get to the point that I have lights all round, and the brake light and indicators also work. I also reinstalled the breather box after it was powdercoated and having added a later ball valve and disabling the flapper valve in the box, as per Guzzilology. Barry also donated an ignition switch cover as the original seems to have deteriorated over the years. I have also painted over the rust on the swinging arm with Hammerite Satin Black, trying to match in with the rest of the original paint, but I'll reserve judgement until it's all dried.










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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2016 at 13:05
Yes my ignition sw cover went like that too. Assume that means it's real rubber?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2017 at 18:15
Bit more progress. It's like pulling teeth. Please, someone kick me up the arse and motivate me..


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2017 at 18:39
Well, if nothing else, this post served to motivate me to come and get my headlight back  (o;  

Shiny Bike Night in just 4 weeks time, Adam. That motivation enough?
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Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

Bit more progress. It's like pulling teeth. Please, someone kick me up the arse and motivate me..





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2017 at 21:54
Just take a look , them bikes are beautiful ,you have got one now you just need to sort a few things and ride it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2017 at 23:07
I thought I was slow. GET YER FINGER OUT the suns shining!
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Don't waste your time Adam, I'll pop in and take it off your hands

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2017 at 08:48
Thanks guys, that helped. Barry, you can come and get your bits anytime. Won't be ready in 4 weeks, just too much on.
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Is the item below a piece of your work Adam?  I bought a V7 Sport last week and it's wearing this badge on it's fork leg.  I believe you may have supplied it, but I've no idea what it is!
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Yes, it's a period perfect repro Italian road tax disc, and holder - the holder is NOS. If you lived in Italy and owned a V7 Sport in 1973, that's what your bike would be wearing. So I know the previous owner of your bike.
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