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Old 05-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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Just finished an expensive refurb on my newly acquired 1969 Rocket 3. I was told by the PO that it was running when parked 25 years ago. Not a chance. So much wrong that it would have been a miracle if it had run.

Only non std items are the exhaust canisters. The original rayguns have been pensioned off in favour of some louder alternatives. Got to hear the 3 cylinder motor!
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
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Just finished an expensive refurb on my newly acquired 1969 Rocket 3. I was told by the PO that it was running when parked 25 years ago. Not a chance. So much wrong that it would have been a miracle if it had run.

Only non std items are the exhaust canisters. The original rayguns have been pensioned off in favour of some louder alternatives. Got to hear the 3 cylinder motor!
At first, I thought you might have meant "extensive", then decided you probably meant exactly what you had written... Well Done!
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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Expensive as I currently perceive it will probably be an irrelevant concept once I start seriously with the BSA Y13 (1936) refurb as that is next on the list.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:24 PM   #4
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Expensive as I currently perceive it will probably be an irrelevant concept once I start seriously with the BSA Y13 (1936) refurb as that is next on the list.
Well, in that case....you can ship the Y13 to me, and I will help you avoid the costs.....

Just trying to help out here
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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WOW! Flashbacks!

My uncle had one of them, his was also loud, and apparently quick since it earned him a few dollars quite regularly. Lovely bike until he slid it under a bus at 80mph in Sydney one sunny afternoon.
Bloody idiot!

Nice bike mate.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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Beautiful...job well done!
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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kipper,

that's a fine beeser and the sound of those is fb.
I like those old slopers too, Y13 is it? But it may surprise you that there isn't one part on that y13 that costs more than the equivalant part of say, a new fireblade.
The crankcases, gear cluster, saddle, wheel hubs...the whole lot. When i had my Velo I noted the tele fork pieces each were cheaper than ordinary honda ones .
Pictures of the rebuild process, please.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:39 PM   #10
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The only difficulty with the Y13 is the lack of cycle parts availability. The 750 vtwin was slightly larger than its single cylinder cousins so the parts don't interchange. Once I get my basic parts together I will take some pics of the resto process. The engine casings have been welded up and waiting for machining. I am still missing some parts.
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