Archive | February, 2008

Paint it black

Hello everyone!

Tonight we’ve got a big update! The gallery for the Marine Blue AS3 is up, you can find it in the museum. That means that the longest project to date is completed, it has been in the works since march last year. It really turned out well too, practically all parts are NOS, the exceptions being the frame, lamp housing, oil and fuel tanks. Everything down to the very last clip is where it’s supposed to be.

Just yesterday we got a huge load of parts back from Bassel, two frames and a lot of frame related parts. One of the frames that we recieved was the one from the orange AS2C, you can not believe that it’s the same frame that we sent away to him! Where once there was nothing but rust and dead birds we now have a fully restored frame, truly splendid work!

We’ve gotten even more emails this week. One from Per of www.fizzyparts.co.uk, a site dedicated to vintage yamaha FS1-E bikes showing a few of the bikes he’s worked on.

You can see the parts that came back from Bassel and Pers “Fissys” in the news gallery

Until next time!

/Joacim

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Completions and beginnings

The blue AS3 is essentially finished, it’s just waiting for a few more parts. Now that it’s off the bench it is time to start the next project, the blue AS2C! It hasn’t been available in the restoration tab before but you’ve seen the frame, engine and various parts in earlier updates :)

/Joacim

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Work starting

Now that the blue AS3 is off the bench, it’s time to start the next bike! So far the frame parts have been repainted and the engine internals restored.

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Almost

The blue AS3 is off the bench! I would almost go as far as to say it’s completed but there’s a few things still missing: some original fuel lines that are coming next week, a new rear fender that’s on it”a way too and the wiring in the headlight. A tip when restoring AS3s (AS1s and AS2Js too) is to place a battery rubber on the sidestand to keep it from damaging the exhaust pipe. Another fun thing about this bike is the clip that holds the throttle wire. It, along with the rubber on the rear swing, are missing from almost all restorations. They’re not necessary for driving the bike but they’re essential to get the bikes to their original condition.

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Just building

Tonight we’ve got a new build update for the blue AS3! It’s almost done now, should be ready next weekend so perhaps we’ll have a new gallery up and ready for you then :)

Until next time!

/Joacim

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