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Author: Created: Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:33:44 PM
Updates on my ongoing bike builds
By Len Harrison on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:55:54 PM
Time seems to fly past and the older I get the quicker it goes, also Christmas and all that goes with it got in the way, although I enjoyed the rest! I have got further with the rebuild, so here goes.

From the previous blog, the engine was ready to be...
By Len Harrison on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 7:29:21 PM
Cleaning and identifying what parts need refurbishment or replacement is a necessary but time consuming process.

  In order to clean the shocks properly I use a homemade spring compressor, to remove and replace the spring, that way I can properly clean...
By Len Harrison on Monday, December 07, 2009 8:39:06 PM
{ There are 2 other blogs, see Archive 5th July 2008 & 24th September 2009}

 

Both BSA and Triumph made oil in frame models at the time their production was coming to an end in the 70’s, this design had 2 main problems. Despite both companies...
By Len Harrison on Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:27:59 PM
[ The first part of this bikes story see Archive 5th July 2008]

Now its winter, time to refurbish the wheels. All the parts stripped and cleaned. At this stage you have to decide how far to go, I decided, re-chrome, electro zinc, aluminium polishing,...
By Len Harrison on Sunday, September 20, 2009 1:08:20 PM
The current owner purchased this BMW R65 1979 new, unfortunately the bike has been standing unused in a shed for 10 or so years, the original intention was probably not to leave it for so long but time seems to go by.

So one Sunday it was of to Swellendam,...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:54:19 PM
The current owners father brought this bike when it was a year old. His father stopped using it, he brought a modern Japanese bike (oh shame) and it stayed in the garage until sadly the father passed away. The bike was by then in need of a refurbishment,...
By Len Harrison on Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:14:06 PM
1973 Triumph 750 TR7V Tiger

This bike was bought  brand new by the current owner in 1973, unfortunately he handed it over  some 4 years ago to another “refurbisher”, who stripped it and  realiseing he was too busy to go any further, gave it back in boxes!...
By Len Harrison on Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:51:34 PM

This bike was supplied virtually as a box of bits (see Pic 1 &2), with the brief to completely refurbish to the best possible standard.

By Len Harrison on Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:49:04 PM

Should the customer wish, I can refurbish firstly those parts that are not easy to remove and re-install, check and ensure that those parts not refurbished are serviceable; this way the bike can be on the road in the shortest possible time.

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