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    Posted: 29 Aug 2018 at 17:02
I had a phone call from a nice young lady a few days before last Christmas. She asked me to finish off a restoration for her.
I wrongly assumed it was just a matter of bolting a few parts back together. Turns out she'd paid someone a fair amount of money upfront who had got as far as stripping the bike down, and having the frame/tank/  wheels painted then gave up. It then took a year to get the bike back.
This is how he'd left it.
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The project turned out to be a bit of mission, and certainly wasn't cheap.
 Here's a few of the expences....
Battery
Coils
Rear shocks
Exhaust (OS pipes)
Diode board
Cylinder replated
Used piston
R/H switch gear
Air box
New front caliper/seal, pin kits/pads
Head bearings
and lots more.

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Finished last month....
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Nicely done sir!
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Nice one
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The finished bike looks utterly lovely, but I dread to think of the cost of actually paying someone to do all that work 😱
It’s more fun to try to ride a slow bike fast .....
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Smashing πŸ‘
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i often use words like Ace , pure class , handsome , class act for bikes I really likeThumbs Up
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Stunning !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ogmios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Aug 2018 at 22:26
Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

i often use words like Ace , pure class , handsome , class act for bikes I really likeThumbs Up

You're not Guy Martin in the 'Real World' are you? Geek

... LOL

Moving swiftly on,
that Bike ~ Lovely job. I'm in awe of anyone that actually takes a box of bits and really does bring a Bike back to life. Many talk about it / not many of us actually DO it.
Fair Play to you.
Appears bright from a distance / dim up close.
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Good Job Steve, the owner must be over the moon.

The engine casings & fins have come up well, what did you do to turn such doggy aluminium into something to be proud of?

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Bike's a credit to you - great job
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve-e Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2018 at 07:30
Originally posted by Motty Motty wrote:

The finished bike looks utterly lovely, but I dread to think of the cost of actually paying someone to do all that work 😱

The total cost of the project was £3800, so not too bad I guess.
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Originally posted by TooJuicy TooJuicy wrote:

Good Job Steve, the owner must be over the moon.

The engine casings & fins have come up well, what did you do to turn such doggy aluminium into something to be proud of?

Tony

Thanks Tony. 
I used scotch brite mops to clean up the casings.
The cylinders were blasted with a fine glass bead.
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That's a great result Steve.
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