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Re: From 107 to 128

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It should do Tony. The spec is good enough.

Initially it'll be dressed as a 'Storm Fabio, but I have a plan for that.

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freeridenick wrote: Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:44 pm It should do Tony. The spec is good enough.

Initially it'll be dressed as a 'Storm Fabio, but I have a plan for that.

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Finally the wheels are back. In the meantime I've spent about 15hours sanding and polishing the Harris rear sets. They're not even close to mirror finish but it's the best I can do. If they look crap when they go on I'll whip them off and send them to the guy who did the covers.

I've also made a rod for my own back, probably literally, by fitting the frame and swing arm to the engine on the bench. Hopefully a neighbour or two will be able to help me lift it off so I can set to fitting the forks and wheels once tyres are on. Image

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8) 8) It's starting to look more like a bike now Nick :D

I hope that worktop is well supported underneath :wink: :eh:

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That looks trick Nick. :thumbup:

I was thinking the same about the weight of that assembly and how the hell you are going to get it back onto the floor.
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An engine hoist crane will do it without risking your back.
Ask around, anyone working in old cars will have one in the back of the garage.
Or do what I did. Find a hoist normally used for personal care...
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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Great idea. Thanks Tony.

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After enlisting the help of a couple of neighbors the bike is now on wheels. The pic is from a few days ago so the loom, front subframe and clocks, and clutch line are now in.
Stupidly I coated everything with ACF 50 which brought the matt finishes up a bit shinny and dulled the polished stuff. When it's completely dry I'll give it a good rub and see what it looks like, but I can see it'll end up with a good wash and a quick repolish.
Next job is to paint the rads and covers then the plumbing can go in, then the carbs etc. Image

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Looking good :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thats looking proper nice Nick :thumbup:
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I'm glad the bike came down off the bench okay :D

It's looking amazing Nick 8) :thumbup:

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Looking good mate 👍
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Wow, you're making a super job of that
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It's starting to look like a bike now. Still loads to do, nothing is connected up. I stuck the tank on yesterday just for somewhere to store it and then shoved the subframe and seat on so I saw a bike today. Bit of psychology to con myself into thinking it's nearly there.

Subframe painting next, and oil cooler unless I can find a better one, and then I can start connecting stuff up. Electrics are the next headache. From reading the MOT guidelines it's just the headlight and taillight that need to be E-marked. So I can cover that easily enough. I need winkers too and to wire up the brake light pressure switches. And work out how to attach a tail tidy. All easy jobs but they always take longer than I think. Image

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Even more looking like a bike now 8) :clap: :clap:

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