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Hans Kreuzen
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Hi Velton, That was a nice GPO rigid for sale, It looks to be around a 1952 or 53

I managed to get my own 48 frame painted after work todaythumbs-up

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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April 9, 2016 - 1:37 pm
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Hi Hans,

It is all starting to come together, keep up the good work.

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Update: Frame,

The frame is finally blasted and re painted, The exhaust bracket was cracked and has been welded, All the B.S.F. bolt threads have been cleaned and re-tapped, The biggest job was machining two steel bushes for the the foot bar and center stand on the frame, It was very worn and elongated.

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 Machining the new bush.

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Pressing in the new sleeve bushes into the frame.

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The sandblasted frame showed the letter "B" near the head stock.

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 The letter "G" showed up behind the seat spring mounts.

The frame is painted now and the brake paddle has no more play, also, the center stand is working great with the original clip holding it up, instead of the spring on the later models.

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1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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May 7, 2016 - 10:21 am
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You do turn out some great work. Are you sure you don't want to come to the UK and help me with my ones. You know you want to, lol

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Members of pop groups sometimes bike old motorbikes...!get-me-coat

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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Update: Silencer,

I went through a lot of trouble to install the correct rigid silencer, without the indentations found on the plunger models, As a original undamaged rigid silencer is hard to find, I went and purchased a plunger silencer in 2 half's from Progressive in the U.K. 

They probably thought I was nut's, but they where willing to sell me all the parts to make my own.

I managed to panel beat the pressing out to a metal finish for chrome plating, It was a massive job and I would not do it again, But I think the end result came out great.

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The silencer in pieces.

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 Beating the indentations smooth.

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 File finishing the hammer marks.

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 All the plates welded together, before the two half where welded together.

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 The machined out of stock bar correct B.S.F. die threaded stud to hold the silencer in place, A hole was drilled into the silencer back, to fit the threaded stud.

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 This shows the difference between the "top" plunger silencer and the rigid newly fabricated type.

A lot of work just to remove two dentsdoh

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 Final fitting of the silencer before it leaves to be chromed.

It is nice to see the painted frame back on its stand again, the engine is a spare one for setting up, The correct engine has come back from the hydro blaster and is waiting for the crank and barrel to return from the engineering shop.

waveHans

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1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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May 7, 2016 - 10:53 am
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BSAdave said
You do turn out some great work. Are you sure you don't want to come to the UK and help me with my ones. You know you want to, lol

Love to, Who knows, Maybe one day, I would love to show my 48 at a show in the U.K. when it's finished.

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Members of pop groups sometimes bike old motorbikes...!get-me-coat

Good onerofl

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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I have often wondered what was inside the silencer, on the very first picture, what are the oval bits with the slots in them ?

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Members of pop groups sometimes bike old motorbikes

Must be the paint fumes but this has gone over my head , at first I thought you must have been sniffing the paint as well

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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The Bee Gee's! Should have put "buy" not bike, a typo, by the time I'd realized mistake, Hans had put another reply on, so I couldn't correct it. 

Yes, I can smell that paint from here!

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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Glad you cleared  that up Mags, I thought I was going mad, having said that members of my group think I lost the plot years ago

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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BSAdave said
I have often wondered what was inside the silencer, on the very first picture, what are the oval bits with the slots in them ?

They are all the deflector exhaust plates that had to be bend and pushed onto a rod, Each plate was then welded to the next one, I was great fun (NOT) trying to fit it all into the two half'sranting

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Note to all, always ask what the baffles are inside a repop muffler.  If buying in person take a torch and shine it in.  If the baffles are metal you should be able to see the first one and all should be ok.  If they are cheaper repros they will have fibrous material in them - run!.

MD cheers

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Great job Hans, when you come over will you put on some metalwork classes for us as well please laugh

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I am no good at metal work, I just flog and bashed the crap out of the steelrofl

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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You are a wizard Hans! Well done with that exhaust.

Where are you having the crankshaft rebuilt?

Cheers

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Great job Hans - next time you are down south in Melbourne you can do mine, just to get some more practice in.

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BrianG said
Where are you having the crankshaft rebuilt?
Cheers
Brian

Hi Brian, A local Maryborough engineering shop is building my crank, He balanced my last crank on the plunger, It took forever, but he did a good job, I think tried to run when he seen me coming with another crank for him to do.rofl

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Great job Hans - next time you are down south in Melbourne you can do mine, just to get some more practice in.
wave

I guarantee you that I will never build another silencer like that, I took forever to do.rantingA bloke must have rocks in his head to go though that much trouble, and nobody is ever going to notice the differencedoh( But I willwhistle)

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Another small step forward is, that all the parts have now been dropped in (quick 4 hour drive) to get chromed and Zinc plated,

I would love to try the zinc plating myself, but I haven't got the time at the moment.

I also hope to get the hard chromed sliders back next week, so we can machine our bushes to suit.wave

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Another small step forward,

I received my chrome and zinc plated parts back, All the bolts with the machine faced heads came out nice with a new coat of zinc,

Also, all the steel work on the chrome silencer was (nearly) worth it, It came up nice, I also decided to re-chromed the original twist throttle control and handle bar, instead of buying reproductions like I used on my 50 plunger Bantam.

I am still waiting for my hard chrome sliders, crank and barrel re-bore.

Meanwhile I am still preparing all the parts for paint, The guard have been blasted and have more hits then Elvis Presleyranting

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