Archive | May, 2009

Two

Hi everyone!

It has been longer since last update than I would have hoped, hopefully this will make up for it :)

Two of the bikes are completed! Both the second orange AS2J and the red AS3 with galleries on their way in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

During the summer we plan on doing a complete walkthrough on restoring a bike with every last detail described, like a service manual but more comprehensive complete with a lot of pictures and all our special knowledge! It”ll be done sometime during late summer or early autumn, something to look forward to!

Until next time!

/Joacim

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Done!

It’s complete! After a project that lasted over a year, albeit we had a break in the middle of it, it’s completed. I have to say it turned out better than I expected, Bassel has got painting these down to an art by now.

A few final tips from this restoration: pour boiling water on your rubber before trying to get it on the bike, that goes for everything from the clutch screw protection to the rubber on the footrests. When you boil them they soften temporarily and by using some soap you can easily attach them without tearing them. The best way is to boil some water, place the rubber part in a teacup and just let them sit in the water for a minute or two.

When you’re attaching the footrest, tilt it up as far as you can before tightening the screws. If you do that it keeps the side stand from hitting the exhaust pipe, no more damage to the chrome!

And lastly: Always save all the parts on the bikes, don’t throw anything away, you never know when you might need it and in any case there is probably someone out there interested in it! We”ve saved all the parts from the bikes we’ve disassembled and as we go along we use them as temporary parts, especially the bolt for the swing is nice to have when assembling. You can also have most parts restored for a modest sum!

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All done

Now that we’ve got the pearlescent fuel tank sides on complete with the rubber guards and the Yamaha logo the bike is all done, you can find the gallery here!

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Close but not yet

Hi!

At the moment we’re extremely close to completing three different projects but we’re just not quite there yet. Each project is waiting for parts and they’re all different parts! The second orange AS2J is waiting on the engine, the blue AS1C is waiting on the fuel tank and side covers while the red AS3 is waiting on the rear fender but great news: all of them should be ready in a week or two, then we’ll have a massive update in the gallery just in time for the summer!

In the meantime you can check out the progress in the projects: blue AS1C, second orange AS2J and second red AS3.

Until next time!

/Joacim

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Electrifying

The entire electrical system is wired now, everything works the way it’s supposed to! We’ve got the left exhaust pipe ready but not the right one… Fortunately we have a spare one!

As soon as we get the rear fender from Smethurst it’s complete! Hopefully we’ll show the bike at this years Sofiero Classic in Helsingborg, Sweden. It’s on the 17th of May, if you have the chance to go it’s a nice day (at least if the weather is good) filled with classic motorcycles and cars.

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