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Old 02-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #76
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john steed ,
you have your hands full, good for you. I really enjoy reading this type of adventure.
This bike will be a bike you will keep for a very long time. There is nothing quite as rewarding as the first time she fires up and takes you for a ride.

All the best and good luck.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:13 PM   #77
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Wish you the very best of luck!

Two things I would highly suggest looking for?

PB blaster, its a penetrating oil. It will help loosen up rusted bolts to keep them from breaking off.

and

Pinesol. The same stuff you use to clean around the house, or any other pine oil cleaner knockoff. It cleans metal parts very very well when soaked. Some people here have used it with incredible succcess for things like stripped carbs, heads, ect ect.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:24 AM   #78
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you might look into converting to points ignition...
no rectifier, ignition module, battery = less money & simple to maintain.
best of luck, a lovely project. i'd love to have one of these thumpers
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #79
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Wish you the very best of luck!

Two things I would highly suggest looking for?

PB blaster, its a penetrating oil. It will help loosen up rusted bolts to keep them from breaking off.

and

Pinesol. The same stuff you use to clean around the house, or any other pine oil cleaner knockoff. It cleans metal parts very very well when soaked. Some people here have used it with incredible succcess for things like stripped carbs, heads, ect ect.
PB Blaster, not in Europe, and cans don't travel by plane, so I will have to work with the WD-40

Pinesol, as I have seen, only in the US too

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you might look into converting to points ignition...
no rectifier, ignition module, battery = less money & simple to maintain.
best of luck, a lovely project. i'd love to have one of these thumpers
Ok, I need more data, even though I know what you mean, I have no idea as how this can be done...

So, feed me please!!!!


Thanks again for the nice things you say and for all the good advice!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #80
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1st thing, research if you can down-grade to points ignition.
thats the key to simplicity
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:46 AM   #81
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Fun project. Good luck. I agree, you'll love this bike more than anything you'll ever buy (new or in running condition).
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #82
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After the broken head of the bolt, I started to remove some minor things around the bike, my hands still numb and afraid not to repeat this stupidity....

I removed the rear hose from the brake pump so that the break fluid could run out....
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:26 PM   #83
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...What's left of it, anyway...
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:07 AM   #84
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WD-40 is not a penetrating oil like Deep Creep or PB Blaster. Not nearly as effective. I know there are similar products for sale there, I just don't know the name of them.
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WD-40 is not a penetrating oil like Deep Creep or PB Blaster. Not nearly as effective. I know there are similar products for sale there, I just don't know the name of them.

Rocol was the one name I can recall from Europe. PB blaster and deep creep are sort've like the nuclear option, and I have no idea how Rocol's penetrating oil compares.

Just the same, you will likely be served well in the longterm by a number of different penetrating oils.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:22 AM   #86
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Oh, now I get it, I will go to a shop and ask, Rocol UK only...


Good God, don't we have a good penetrating oil here???


Thank you both for your time, I will post what I found and bought from the shop!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:24 AM   #87
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Removed the safety from the rear break lever....
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...Removed the springs, the bolts from the fluid pump, and the hose leading to the rear clamp....
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:27 AM   #89
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...And here it is!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #90
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After that, I removed the small little switch for the rear brake light...
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