Archive | October, 2012

2/3 USA, 1/3 Europe

This update will be two parts USA and one part Europe.

First the european part: we have kept working on the AS3 Europa and we’re almost finished. We have taken pictures of every step involved, so far it is well over 1000 pictures though I’ll need to sort them a bit. As such we’ll spread the updates out over the coming weeks.

Now on to the first american part: we have got a new 1969 Californian Orange AS2C from the US. It has been kept in a climate controlled environment since it was new at a Yamaha dealer. It only has 640 miles (1029 km) on the meter and even has the original tires. We’ll have a picture gallery up quite soon. The only thing we’ve done apart from cleaning some grime from the transportation is a thorough cleaning of the carburetors. After that we just charged the battery, poured in some petrol and started it up! We have a video of the start and the subsequent test drive below.

On to the second american part: I’m heading abroad to Los Angeles for a bit over a month on 5th of november, next monday, which means I’ll be having a harder time answering the questions you email us so please keep in mind that it might take a little longer for me to respond. Don’t worry, Ole is still here and we have planned ahead to be able to keep updating the site while I’m away.

Now the fun part: our first start and test drive of the AS2C.

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Time flies

The future is here! It’s time for us to get working on the project again. Just for fun we decided to gather all the parts needed for the restoration before starting it: the parts cover a couple of square meters even without the engine parts. We have since continued working on the bike, we’ll have more updates quite soon so stay tuned.

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Back to Europe

It’s finally time, after more than three years it’s time for us to start assembling our AS3 Europa project: our restoration of the German version of the AS3. There are a few subtle differences between this version and the standard one, the most obvious one is the larger fuel tank and exhaust mufflers on the Europa version.

Just for fun we decided to gather all the parts we would need for the restoration (minus the engine). Click here to go to the project page, you can catch up with the initial steps from the AS3 arriving until today there.

Its been a while since we chronicled a restoration, to make up for it we’ll try to document all the steps in putting the Europa together.

Edit: A quick thing: the AS3 in the background is there to show the before and after of doing a rebuild: the amount of parts required to get the bike running. It’s an earlier restoration we’ve done which we have drivable for when we feel like taking it on the road. We’re not using it in this restoration.

AS3 Europa 10 20121013

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