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    Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 14:58
Well it begins, picked her up this morning, £160 well spent
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 15:36
The makings of a very nice bike there. And a V50III to boot - points instead of electronics
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Its my kind of bike , I like it I got 4 project bikes which I've been riding for around 8 years never did get around to the plans I had for them .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Motty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 17:20
Refit the rear mudguard, recover the seat, ride?

It looks a bargain, well done Wink
It’s more fun to try to ride a slow bike fast .....
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Originally posted by Motty Motty wrote:

Refit the rear mudguard, recover the seat, ride?

It looks a bargain, well done Wink


The foam is good, that’s where the story ends
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 20:15
OK the seat's seen better days.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 21:53
Let’s cut to the chase - the resto will be much more manageable with the addition of a good ironing board and cardboard spray booth. Don’t scrimp, buy the best you can afford! RLO will be along if advice is required.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 13:36
Originally posted by waynedear waynedear wrote:


The foam is good, that’s where the story ends

Crap! Shocked


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote waynedear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 13:40
Little bit done today, air in the utterly flat tyres for the first time in god knows how long, boy is it easier to push round.
Removed a hell of a lot of cobwebs and assorted crud from all over.
Got the barrel out of the seat release ( remember I have no keys) popped into timpsons and they will have me a key on Wednesday meaning the tank flap does not get butchered.
Removed handlebar m/cyl as the piston is seized.
Labelled unconnected wiring around headlamp area.
Scotchpad and wd40 on the engine cases, comes up a treat.


As for the spider behind it, finally after a month worked out where the short circuit is, with no keys the car is live with the battery connected, refitted lots of bits in areas I was checking.


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£160 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

£160 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a bargin you lucky b*gger :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote waynedear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 18:30
Originally posted by stuv65 stuv65 wrote:

£160 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

£160 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a bargin you lucky b*gger :-)


Right place, right time and the rite mate putting me in touch, did I mention it was 3 miles from mine
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 19:29
That is a bargain, these are the sort of bikes bought by breakers as that in spares is worth 10+ times the £160 ....however depending what you find can easily cost into the thousands to get to on road standard ....well done you
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There is a chap not very far from me, who recovers and repairs motorcycle seats, he also makes replacement seats complete with new bases in GRP
much easier than messing around trying to find a better base
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Bit of cleanup work, all the grot taken of headlight shell, seemed to be at least 4 other paints on there, chrome rim came up beautifully.
Managed to drift the piston/seal from the master cyl, boy was that stuck in.
Lovely black tar in the carb, it’s had a first hit of carb cleaner.

General thought, despite being outdoors under an old bit of plastic not one single fastener has put up a fight.




Edited by waynedear - 20 Feb 2018 at 16:11
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My garden table is painted the same blue as your's. Fancy that!
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