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Straight from France

A little while back we bought a new bike from France, a 1971 AS2J, it looked like it was in good condition. When it arrived we were surprised by just how good the condition was. We decided to start it up and take it for a test drive.

It runs perfectly, starts on the first kick, revs well, the clutch is good, the idle is good. We’ve decided to keep it unrestored. We will replace the headlight insert with a NOS swedish spec and replace a leaking oil gasket, but other than that it’ll stay like it is.

Hope you like it as much as we do!

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Time-lapse

First of all: happy new year!

We usually have a couple of motorcycles waiting to be put back together and another few waiting to get disassembled so we can start the restoration. Since we disassemble a bike in one go, apart from the engine block, we figured we’d do a video showing it from start to finish.

To do this we set up the camera on a tripod and had it take a picture every 10 seconds. It happened to be an AS2J we disassembled this time but the process and steps are the same for all models. Luckily this bike was in relatively good condition to start with so the disassembly went without any trouble.

Hope you’ll enjoy the video!

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YL1: First start

We finally got round to starting the YL1 we got earlier this summer. It took a few kicks to get it going and, as expected, the clutch had stuck together but after that it ran smoothly. Enjoy!

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AS1C: details and engine

As promised when we added the AS1C start and test drive video, we’ve uploaded another video of the AS1C where we show the details and have it idle. The goal has been to make the video extra crisp, hope you like it!

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AS1C: first start and test drive

We’ve had the chance to take the AS1C out for a drive. This was the very first time we’ve started it up so it took a couple of kicks to get it started. Once it was running, it ran well. We’ll be adding another video of this bike as well where we show some close ups of it running.

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