|06-03-2012, 03:31 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Nelson NZ
Motivation is high to get this monkey off my back so am going to post progress on here.
Warning, there may be some gaps in progress but hopefully not another 20 years. Actually now that the internet has been invented progress should be sped up somewhat in research and procurement of goodies etc.
But first a brief history.
My Dad and me purchased it,( Btw its a Benelli 250ss from about 1973-ish) from a guy down the road when we lived in Greymouth for $125 in 1984. It had been run out of oil, but Dad managed to get parts from overseas including a big end and various bearings and a camshaft. All was fitted up except the cam as it didn't look lumpy enough so he resurrected the old one which is still there. We got it going and rode it round for a few years with bugger all problems.
Me and a mate used to race around the local kart track until the karters chased us away. The old man eventually retired to Napier and in about 1992 sent it down to me as he wasn't using it. I immediately pulled it apart and put it in boxes, more interested in footy and seeing how much beer i could consume. At that time I was working as an engine reconditioner so did some porting work on the head (unfinished) and bored it out 4mm to suit a piston that alludes me now.
Anyway various moves later and the odd burst , painting frame, rebuilding (badly) wheels etc my motivation is good thanks to you BMW guys and your projects so bare with me as progress is updated.
Some photos for perspective, its a tiny bike.
This weekend i made some valve guides out of brass, bronze is better so will make some more later. Yes this has been mentioned on the off topic thread. I heated the head on the gas hob so the guides would go in betterer. Also fitted an old tyre to the DR rim I laced up years ago.The wheel and tyre are too big but will do for the meantime to set things up.
innathyzit screwed with this post 06-03-2012 at 08:12 PM
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