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A friend in NM came across a 52/53 C11 at a very reasonable cost, free. It is reasonably complete and it supposedly runs with most of the sheet metal with the exception of the front fender, battery carrier, rear fender support bracket and license plate holder. Can't get over there to pick it up for at least a few weeks. Pictures to follow.
Any idea where I might find parts for the old girl?
 

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A friend in NM came across a 52/53 C11 at a very reasonable cost, free. It is reasonably complete and it supposedly runs with most of the sheet metal with the exception of the front fender, battery carrier, rear fender support bracket and license plate holder. Can't get over there to pick it up for at least a few weeks. Pictures to follow.
Any idea where I might find parts for the old girl?
These folks should be able to help you..


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Well I did a 600 mile turn around trip to Lubbock and picked up the 53 C11 and also got a 53 A10. Both plunger frame models.
The A10 is in a sort of bobber trim and I think I will keep it as it is and not "restore" it. My pockets aren't that deep!
The C11, looks complete but somewhere in it's past it came across a demented person with questionable welding skills. I'm busy removing welded on crap and trying to figure out what is needed. Will it ever be 100% correct, no. Will it be up and running and a fun bike to ride, I hope so.
It's an adventure.
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Got the A10 running but it needs tires before I take it out for a quick run around the block. The old ones are old enough to vote.
I am tearing the C11 engine down so I can take it over and get the mounts welded up. What a mess, but progress is being made.
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Those look like the most expensive free bikes ever.
That is the reason I'm not going to "restore" the A10, my pockets aren't that deep. Did get the new tires mounted and bearings packed. Built a battery carrier and have a Podtronics 6V DC regulator on order.
The C11's engine is out of the frame and I will split the cases this weekend. Take it to a welder come Monday. Already have a gasket set and I'm waiting on a rocker box cover I have on order. Going to place an order with Draganfly next week and tear into the generators see what kind of horror there is there.
 

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Well the cases have been welded up. Need to tidy up the welds a bit but I am happy and it only cost me $30.
The dynamo is off and I'm going to strip it today. New bearings and brushes are on order. Got most of the nasty welded on plate that was welded to the left frame rail off and ground down. Got parts on order from Draganfly so progress is being made.
 
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