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Old 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM   #31
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:08 AM   #32
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Here's my Rust and Crust project. A '66 Benelli Sprite, which was actually my first bike, back in '72, and bought back from the family of the person that I sold it to in '74 or so. Part of the blame for its sorry state is mine, since I "bobbed" it back in the day, cutting the fenders, adding the Sportster tank and Z bars. I also had a solo seat on it. Wish I could remember what I did with the original parts.
The only reason I'm attempting to restore it despite the odds is that I feel I owe it a better life after what I did to it as a kid. LOL

Oh yeah, I dragged home the 305 Scrambler as well!
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:22 PM   #33
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Here's my Rust and Crust project. A '66 Benelli Sprite, which was actually my first bike, back in '72, and bought back from the family of the person that I sold it to in '74 or so. Part of the blame for its sorry state is mine, since I "bobbed" it back in the day, cutting the fenders, adding the Sportster tank and Z bars. I also had a solo seat on it. Wish I could remember what I did with the original parts.
The only reason I'm attempting to restore it despite the odds is that I feel I owe it a better life after what I did to it as a kid. LOL

Oh yeah, I dragged home the 305 Scrambler as well!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:23 PM   #34
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Got a call last night about a Triumph Bonneville that had been in a shed since 1981.


I am now the third owner, the motor is seized, hoping to unseize it and get it running as is.
23 000 mls on it.
Its a GG so July 1972.First owned by " The Ministry of Transport" here in New Zealand.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:35 AM   #35
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A T120R with euro tank, very nice
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:53 AM   #36
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Its well and truly locked up, lots of heat and WD40 would not move the plugs. The spiders did not look too impressed with me.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #37
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Its well and truly locked up, lots of heat and WD40 would not move the plugs. The spiders did not look too impressed with me.

Are you planning a restoration thread on it? Looks like it's complete at least. It'd be a machine to be proud of once it's done.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:43 AM   #38
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WD40 is fish oil. Useless as a penetrant. You need some cranked up stuff. Soak the area, and try again next month...
Let it set awhile.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #39
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penatration the second best one

Acetone and automatic trans fluid works wonders.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:11 AM   #40
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Cheers guys .
Plan is to get it running and legal, ride it as it is.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:56 AM   #41
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Acetone and automatic trans fluid works wonders.
+1 on this concoction, soak it and let it work for a while.
If you're not up to playing chemist, Kroil works well.
That will be nice when you get it squared away.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #42
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I picked this up for a parts bike. It sat outside under a tarp for years apparently, the tarp having weathered away long ago. I think I gave $150 for it maybe? No title of course. I was going to strip it down, but after taking off the rear fender it just looked like a great rat-cafe. If I can free the motor and make it run then I'll try to keep as much patina as possible and ride it as is, rusted out pipes and all.



Another project bike I picked up. I didn't know it was this ratty when I agreed to buy it.



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Old 02-08-2014, 01:31 AM   #43
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I picked this up for a parts bike.

Just to give you an idea of the UK scene, That would never bee a parts bike over here, that would always be sold as a project

Nice project though.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:20 AM   #44
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there are bike like that for sale in the uk that have a good motor and a hand made frame that make me wont the motor and scrap the reast of the bike.
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