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Old 01-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #31
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Come on man.......WE NEED MORE!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #32
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Still Waiting for MORE please.
I've been working on mine a bit lately, need a little inspirational prod ( read = pictures ) to keep going.

Also; Anyone know why I can't seem to locate the A1/A7 series forum. I had it bookmarked on my old computer( before it's untimely demise ). I know things move rather slow over there, mostly I think due to the few # of people that still have these bikes, but there's lots of good information that doesn't seem to be anywhere else.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #33
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I just finished putting the carbs back together. They were surprising clean, but should be better regardless. I also found a brand new OEM throttle cable I didn't even know I had. It's actually the optional one for the lower bars which is what I'm using anyway. I don't even remember buying it.
I'm starting to get excited about finishing this thing.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #34
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I had a A-7 back in school.... mine had "Filtron" pod air filter that hose clamped to the flange on the stock a/f housing & worked well.
Opened up the rotery valves on the "closing" side .040", "Blueprinted the cyls. with a .015" higher exaust port & port matched everything. and re-jetted the carbs & a set of "Bassini" expansion chambers w/ built in silencers.
I sold it when the "new" 350 Triples came out..... big disappointment.
My "Old" 350 would jerk the headlight out of my new Triple..... totaled it after 3 months (truck on I-40 lost a culvert in front of me), used the insurance check to land a new H-2.
Things were much etter then.....
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #35
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I have finally started work on the A7 again. I got the tins painted, got the tank panels re-chromed and got new rubber tank pads made up.

















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Old 08-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #36
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I have finally started work on the A7 again. I got the tins painted, got the tank panels re-chromed and got new rubber tank pads made up.

















Once again, the quality of your work is putting mine to shame. It looks really, really, good. I like the more modern style turn signals, they really do seem to suit the bike. Where did you get them?
Which brings me to a question; I'm still trying to get the wiring sorted on mine, and I can find no evidence of turn signals anywhere. Mine is a 1970, and I wonder if they were an option. Did yours have them, and is the switch on the left handlebar housing like everything else?
I'm also pleased to see you put some good tires on it. Too often they part gets skipped on an older bike, or they put something more period correct. It should be a brilliant bike to ride when it's done.
Have you had it running yet?
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #37
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just an outstanding resto job and I really like your attention to detail and the improvements you have made to it.....do you mind if I ask if you had new cci lines made up or did you find some nos?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #38
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Once again, the quality of your work is putting mine to shame. It looks really, really, good. I like the more modern style turn signals, they really do seem to suit the bike. Where did you get them?
Which brings me to a question; I'm still trying to get the wiring sorted on mine, and I can find no evidence of turn signals anywhere. Mine is a 1970, and I wonder if they were an option. Did yours have them, and is the switch on the left handlebar housing like everything else?
I'm also pleased to see you put some good tires on it. Too often they part gets skipped on an older bike, or they put something more period correct. It should be a brilliant bike to ride when it's done.
Have you had it running yet?

Thanks for your comments. I think those little "billet look" signals look good too. They came from Jessbikes.
http://jessbikes.com/product_info.ph...04c588c8c412eb

Inside the headlamp housing the dark green wire comes from the signal switch on the right handlebar to the left signal lamps. The grey wire is for the right lamps. I have a wiring diagram. If you would like a copy let me know.

I have not had it running yet, still waiting for a fuel tap.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #39
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Thanks for your comments. I think those little "billet look" signals look good too. They came from Jessbikes.
http://jessbikes.com/product_info.ph...04c588c8c412eb

Inside the headlamp housing the dark green wire comes from the signal switch on the right handlebar to the left signal lamps. The grey wire is for the right lamps. I have a wiring diagram. If you would like a copy let me know.

I have not had it running yet, still waiting for a fuel tap.
Thanks, I will look again next time I'm out there.

PM sent too.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #40
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Looks great, who are you using for chrome?
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #41
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Looks great, who are you using for chrome?
Thanks Bake, I used to deal with Supreme Plating here in Edmonton but it appears they have gone belly up. The only other game in town is Fairmont Plating. Thats where I took the tank panels for this bike. I returned one of them because I wasn't happy with the quality of the job and they did a great job the second time around. I'd rate the quality of the work and the customer service better than Supreme used to be. I think the plating business is dying due to environmental concerns.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #42
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I noticed you did the same as me, and replaced all the phillips head screws with allen head ones. With so many pieces to the engine covers, I figured I would strip something if I didn't.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #43
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I noticed you did the same as me, and replaced all the phillips head screws with allen head ones. With so many pieces to the engine covers, I figured I would strip something if I didn't.

Yeah, I have a real hate for Phillips screws.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #44
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great build

Stumbled onto this thread while looking at other old two strokes. You really put the effort into making this bike look great/stock. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #45
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I finally got a new fuel tap installed and the lines connected. I filled the trans with 1.2 l of Belray gearsaver. I put 5 l of 20-1 premix in the tank so there's lot of oil until the oil pump is bled. Two kicks and away she went. Checked the timing and it was spot on but I think I'm going to need to richen the idle mixture screws as the idle sounds little flat/lean. Good to have it running though.
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