- Mar 7, 2020
Have you got/tried a strap wrench for a bit of radial movement at the joint ?
If you are lucky, you should be able to remedy that without replacing it all. Leaving anything outside a long time usually leads to a lot of disassembly and cleaning. It can be a lot of work for sure. The real fun will come when you get it fired up and on the road.Both the front brake and MC are frozen. Fun days
Seizing is probably better than fading. I track my car and was going into a turn at 80 mph when i learned i had no brakes . Turned out the fluid boiled and a couple pumps brought them back, but for the split second it was a little nerve racking to say the leastI've had the brakes slowly lock up underway on a modern garaged bike that wasn't ridden for a couple of years. Feels like the motor is seizing up while it happens. It was the condition of the brake fluid and lack of use. Fortunately, I was able to let the brakes cool down and move the brake lever in and out about 100 times to free things up enough to get back home.
Holding it can be really hard sometimes. Bolt the silencer to a bench and twist the j of the header after putting heat on th join.Yes sir with my son holding the other end. He couldn't hold it tight enough though. Think i'll remount them before taking the heads off and see if that gives me enough back force (without damaging the head)
If you’re taking it down that far, then IMHO you should paint. If not, I suspect you’ll regret not doing so later on.Seriously, think i got most of that
And on keeping it original. I'm not generally a big fan of "ground off" restorations, but will need to remove most everything to get to what i need to rehab. So should i respray this?
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The barrel has rust on it also
Umm, it's an engine. They are made to startThere seems to be a current craze for "Will it start?". I pale when I see it. After you run it and it is, at best, tired, you have not
done anything any good.
Nope, no jokeI know it is a joke about tear it down
That's an assumption, but probably validI'm thrilled that a person younger than me is joining the Norton fray!