And I had the cush drives removed by an old boy in a machine shop - they are a bugger to get out as they are in a blind hole - so he tapped them, made a shoulder and withdrew them with a bolt - before I found out they are hard to find and/or expensive :crazy:, but luckily a request on the RD...
Over the last few days I've replaced the wheel bearings, seals and dust covers and ordered parts that are either single use only, like locking tab washers, or parts that are just too far gone to restore -15 years outside has taken it's toll :(
My previously multi-coloured wheels are taking...
It's not as quick as it looks :D
The "previous" photos are from last year before I stripped it and sent it away for powder etc.
The "new" photo is from this week, where I began the rebuilt - and I'm now finding there are quite a few small parts missing, where the previous owner had fitted clip...
A have a Gamma tale of woe - it pains me to this day :(
In the late 90's I bought an RG500 Gamma - a mint example in Pepsi colours, with 3000 miles, for £3K - for reasons I can't really explain I hardly ever rode it and a year later I sold it for the same £3K
Roll forward to 2018 and I was...
Most certainly - already the costs are adding up.
Rechrome fork legs £160
Blast/powdering £500 (there was a lot done)
And there will be much much more I'm sure - paint, seat, loom, bearings, tyres etc. etc. however, it does take me back to my yoof, so it's all good :thumb:
A pal of mine did a nut and bolt resto on a kettle and keeps it in one of those bubble jobbies. He tells the story of how he got some stick on the Kettle forum because he'd used Alle caps on his engine cases :D
I'll sort out a photo Lee :thumb:
Hello Phil, I'll post a few of the "before" shots and some of the "after" as it progresses.
It was in a bit of a state after 15 years outside, but a new battery and plugs, clean points and it fired up nicely - there's a vid if I can work out how to upload it.
I've taken the easy route and...