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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:23 am 
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Cracking job so far, bob..... well done, keep the pics coming... brilliant!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:19 am 
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Scant progress I'm afraid.......

Flywheel was fouling the maghousing bolts, so stripped it down, rebuilt.... Painted the ends of the studs so that I could see where the rubbing was, and because its a BGM stator that I'm fitting, decided to use the hex head bolts provided rather than studs...

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Finally got the engine in then after I'd elongated (slightly) the slots in the BGM stator to get me to my timing point...

The white dust is the powdercoat that I forgot to have masked off the shock mount. :oops: :oops: :oops: :roll:
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Not happy with the position of the petrol tap relative to the silent block, so that's another fettling job..

Currently trying to fit the JL curly...

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The silencer bracket and rubber mount are hitting the cowlings... Can you get a shorter mount rubber (cant trim it)?

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And the body of the exhaust is getting caught on the splash plate when the shock is on...

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Onwards an upwards... the snow outside this morning is a motivator to take is slowly and get it right.....


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Determined to get this exhaust fitted.....

Took out the antivibration mount from the silencer bracket and theres a lot more room.

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Found this company that sells all shapes and sizes of them....

http://www.vibration-mounts.co.uk/ShowCategory.php?CategoryID=CYLINDRICAL-BOBBINS-13&SubcategoryID=MALE---FEMALE-35

So from not lining up....

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it now all lines up....

However will need to find a new place to fit the splash plate, 'cause it ain't fitting where it was....

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And the exhaust is a very tight fit in all areas....

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Put on the side panels to get a look at how much clearance I had to raise the floorboards on the kickstart side to stay clear of the main body of the exhaust...

The answer is lots.... as I expected from the dry build...

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Bit of fettling with the exhaust mounting bracket to let me drop it down by a few mms for more clearance and we can put that one to bed :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Spend most of the time recently fettling to try to get things to fit.....

Got the new exhaust rubber bobbin, half height, and thats given me the clearance that I needed for the cowlings

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I have now fully wired up the electrics and confirmed that I have a spark :D

Had issues with the kickstart fowling on the clutch basket so new shims ordered to have zero slack. Now kicks over easily with no plug fitted... and theres the next problem

Was a real b**tard to kick over when the plug was in... reconfirmed the squish at 1.2mm, but realised compression was too high with that head.

New head ordered and fitted. Kicks over a bit more easily now.

Exhaust brackets fettled and lots more clearance now exists; also fitted offset cones to give that little bit more room.

Much happier now....

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Spent all day today trying to get the panel handles to fit, re-made sh*t :x :x :x

Had to cut the springs in half to get them to close on the frame, and then the handles are off parallel. If anyone has any they'd like to part with :wink: :wink:

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The shutline on the sidepanel to the frame is huge, but I new that from the dry-build.... and I couldnt fix it then either....

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But progress looks to be being made at last.....


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:41 pm 
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You are almost ready to hit the road.
Well done sir !!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:21 pm 
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John at Clan Customs who did the paint for me certainly does a great job, and puts a good thick layer of paint on... however you spend hours with a tap, opening up the holes again...

My stainless rebuild kits (that god I bought 2 from different sources) are of variable reliability for having all the correct parts I'd want, and then the bolts are obviously just too long! :evil:

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Kept thinking I had the wrong bits, so had to count them all out.

Got the runners fitted ready for the rubbers....

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Fitted the candy stripe beading

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And since I'd never actually seen the whole lot together painted; couldn't wait to fit the horncast & mudguard properly so......

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I'm well chuffed with how it looks....

Get it finished and MOT'd ready for the start of the season.....

Got a digital EGT to try to find somewhere discrete to fit....


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:41 pm 
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You have a bit of a gap to fill between horn cast and mudguard :wink:

It looks stunning mate can't wait to see it finished :D


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 Post subject: Re: New Arrival - Series 2 Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Much progress made, and many setbacks...

Finished and finally assembled....

A nice GB piece from the LCGB shop

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A nice touch I thought for the speedo

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The dangling bit is an EGT meter.

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Thanks to Newmanlammy for the grips... finishes it off perfectly

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Took her for an MOT and passed

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Next step is get the registration completed... £30 to add her to my Insurance Policy.

But then.....

Viton drive side oil seal failed (I said I was never going to fit one again. This one lasted 3 miles)

so engine strip and rebuild.

Taking off the rear hub locking plate I noticed some oil behind.

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Worst goes through your mind... Is it the rear hub oil seal...

Hub off, and completely dry.... but....

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The thin black line is a clue.

When I first got the scooter the rear hub was thick with oil... cleaned dipped/stripped & painted it looked perfect.
The heat generated in using the rear brake has exposed a crack running 50% round the hub.

Never been so happy to have a viton seal fail again. If it hadn't would I have checked?

So new hub ordered, and the painter going to sort a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Well, thanks to the DVLA in Glasgow I'm finally on the Road....

Just over 2 years from when I first purchased the old girl...

Quite nice to reflect.... from here

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Anyway.... garage time over, suns out.... Time to ride.... got a lot of running in to do


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:40 pm 
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That looks great well dun were did u get the ulma speedo face looks cool 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm 
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very nice, love the colour - great job you made of her


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Tastefully done. Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Very, very nice indeed. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Very nice scooter mate, love the colours 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Finished and on the Road - Series 2 Li150
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Lovin this, not sure on the modern style number plate??


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