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Old 07-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #16
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Found this under the throttle grip. Somebody dropped this guy.

Look at the shape of the throttle body. F@ck

Also did more thorough inspection and less excited about this making it to show quality.

So adding to the parts list.
* brake pads
* brake cables
* couple of blinkers (dents in chrome)
* pipe or pipes still to be sought
* likely re-spoke - tried cleaning not done trying but.....
* a lot of motor cleaning - a lot more to do.


FYI. New carb gaskets came in and first carb and jets look new!

This will be a long process. What year is it again?? 2014??
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM   #17
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Drop your expectations to the Show and Shine level, instead of concourse.

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Old 07-18-2014, 03:14 PM   #19
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It makes little sense to bring an old bike up to "concourse" level unless you never intend to ride it again ever. That is something I honestly cannot understand. My goal when resurrecting an old bike is to bring it up to the "safe to ride and looks good" level. Then I ride it like it was a nearly new bike that I wanted to have roll over 100,000 miles. I don't baby it, and I don't act afraid to get it dirty or show wear marks. It is not a museum piece, it is a real motorcycle.

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #21
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It makes little sense to bring an old bike up to "concourse" level unless you never intend to ride it again ever. That is something I honestly cannot understand. My goal when resurrecting an old bike is to bring it up to the "safe to ride and looks good" level. Then I ride it like it was a nearly new bike that I wanted to have roll over 100,000 miles. I don't baby it, and I don't act afraid to get it dirty or show wear marks. It is not a museum piece, it is a real motorcycle.

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Agreed... clean and ride. I am not a show dude.. and certainly want it to be cherry.

Having trouble finding some stuff..

At the same time found some other stuff.

Trouble:
* Fork tube
* Air cleaner
* Clutch lever handle bar assembly (Mirror mount is stripped).

Since I am a rookie at searching for the old stuff.. I am at myself a bit here.

I did find some nice replacement pipes from Sudco.
Partzilla has some really useful tools.. thought I had some stuff from them, but when I called parts were gone.. no more..
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:34 PM   #22
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Thanks to the wife, who is really good on EBay I found:
Air cleaner (new in box)
Clutch lever assembly ( so mirror can mount)
Petcock rebuild kit
Forks ( a prayer said here).

With the above and new brake pad already ordered I hope to have a safe runner within 2 weeks.

Total damage including purchase (minus paying Wob) $5,900

Will insure early next week and title transfer is on Thursday.

4 hours of Internet time today paid off.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #23
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #24
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Hard to carry shit on the H1.

Maybe I can roll it from my office over to the party.??
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:25 PM   #25
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Don't want to make you feel bad, but you bought this three years too late.
I had a ton of parts, many NOS, my original bike, a rolling chassis, a complete spare exhaust system with few miles, and no dents....

It's all gone now to finance Royal Enfield restorations.

Ironic, because I bought that bike in 1975 so I'd have something to ride while I was waiting on Enfield parts to arrive from England.
After I got the H1, I all but forgot about the Enfields.
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Well Carlo!

Got the title transferred but I have to take it to the DMV for them to issue plates. Had not thought of the out of state deal.

Both my new "used" forks have more wear that is good.
Hope Rob at Evolution has a magic pill.

Otherwise all that money down the drain.
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Well Carlo!

Got the title transferred but I have to take it to the DMV for them to issue plates. Had not thought of the out of state deal.

Both my new "used" forks have more wear that is good.
Hope Rob at Evolution has a magic pill.

Otherwise all that money down the drain.
Forking By Frank will take care of you.
They used to cater to the chopper builders in the late 60's. I remember their ads in Big Bike, Easy Riders, and other chopper mags.

Even with the issues you've found, your bike is a way easier project than what mine was when I sold it. Serious corrosion from living within 100 yards of the ocean in HMB and The Avenues in SF. That's part of why I decided to concentrate on my Enfields.

And those things are spectacular when restored.
The last few years of production are the most ridable too, greatly improved steering geometry and front/rear weight distribution over the first three years production. Evolution Suspension can probably make it even better than new with modern damping.
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one if the places I gave a link to, pretty sure had repro new fork stanchions.
if not, yes forks by frank.
buying used is useless. they are a wear item.
internally, Matt Wiley the Race Tech guy can do magic. moto-services.net
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:53 AM   #29
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I called Forking Frank every day for a week. Multiple times. Message deal said full.
I finally went to EBay as sort of a last hope.

Missed the link on forks. Checking it out now.
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Thanks Big Al!!
http://www.z1parts.net/product/kawas...750-fork-tubes

Bought fork tubes.
And a few things I probably did not need but were nice to haves!:

* clutch lever
* brake lever
* shocks
* electrical handlebar set (blinker/ kill switch etc)
* carb booteeeeh!!!

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Bike is maybe a week out of coming home to Papa.

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