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August 14, 2019 - 3:52 am
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Moving on to the wheels.  Front wheel has a new 6203 sealed bearing on 1 side, the other is that UK special imperial measure one.... no sealed option, so that was repacked and reinstalled.  Rim was polished with 0000 steel wool.  Pitting and discoloration if you look close, but at least its the original Jones WM1 rim.  Rear (Jones WM2)20190813_223931_resized.jpg20190813_223953_resized.jpg20190813_211105_resized.jpg gets 2 new 6203 sealed.  You can see the axle stack in the picts.  Lots more pitting in the rim on this one.  I'm thinking it might get the silver paint treatment.  Still working on the rim.  Tire is a Duro.   3.00x19 front and rear.

Powdercoated the front and rear backing plate and sprocket.  Just a home hobby kit and a spare electric oven. 

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November 10, 2019 - 5:44 pm
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some updates:  engine 90% done.  I need to buy a tensioner for the primary side before I button it up.  Frame is done.  Wheels too.  Mix of paint and powdercoat depending on size.image0.jpegimage1.jpegimage2.jpeg

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November 15, 2019 - 2:49 am
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back as a roller!onwheels1.jpegonwheels2.jpeg

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November 15, 2019 - 7:37 am
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A credit to you and your students.

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn, including a Morini 250 now insured and on road testing.

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November 16, 2019 - 3:06 am
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seat recovered with an ebay item.  special request 2 tone grey rather than reg. black.  1 wrinkle needs a little heat....and that will disappear.

installed the piston and barrel today too.   .040 over.piston.jpgimage0-1.jpeg

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Thinking about your primary chain tensioner request. Could you make a slipper to sit under the lower run? You look to have the workshop facilities. I'm thinking maybe some hard nylon, or similar, attached to an L shaped bracket held by the two outer casing screws. Or a chain roller, using the same mounting points, for the top run. Might need some more thought on fixing it and the outer cover at the same time!

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn, including a Morini 250 now insured and on road testing.

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getting closer!  graphics on (slightly different..but close enough).   installed new primary chain, so I'm not going to install a tensioner.  awaiting hardware to button up the sidecovers.tank.jpggastank.jpeg80percent.jpeg

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Nice paint job! That’s coming along nicely 

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a B175 in the workshop and a 76 Honda C90 waiting its turn. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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Thanks.  I need 1 part that I can't find or make here.....

I need the round points cover and 2 mounting screws.       Anyone have one?   scarred up is fine....  but needs to fit the D7 engine.

Also posting in wanted section.....

Thanks!

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I have got a cover in my garage, I’ll look it out for you tomorrow.  As for the screws I can order them here in the UK and include them in the package. I’ve no idea what postage will be though.

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D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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getting closer!  graphics on (slightly different..but close enough).   installed new primary chain, so I'm not going to install a tensioner.  awaiting hardware to button up the sidecovers.tank.jpggastank.jpeg80percent.jpeg  

Looking really good, Mike.

D7 & D1 Racer

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I reworked the baffle a bit and fit the D1 cannister.  I'm not going to bother to install the trail bronc tip, I'll juts keep it in a box....

Fitted up the seat and tank together - looking pretty good.  Now....Ive got another problem...  That darn gas cap is looking pretty ratty!   lol

are they available new? or do I need to just find a good used one.    Next task;  controls cables.   Awaiting points cover and new chain from the Chain Man (Jason) before the left side is buttoned up.

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December 7, 2019 - 9:33 pm
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looks like the original trail bronc test bike that Hap Alzina road.  My seat top could be a bit darker...but hey, close enoughz.jpg

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