18th July 2016 at 9:41 pm #6034
Had Tango come round last Saturday to help me sort out my garage as I have several projects, many spares but not enough room to swing the cat.
We emptied the garage of everything. I filled my car boot (Insignia) with unwanted scrap and put everything back in the garage in a much more organised manner. Thanks to Tango’s help I now have plenty of room to start m 1st project. First I will be doing my 1976 UK registered B1.
I then pulled her out of the garage and gave her a wash. She scrubbed up pretty good.18th July 2016 at 9:50 pm #13498
I then connected up the battery from my CSR to check the electrics. 1 indicator not working. Horn not working but everything else seems fine. I pushed the starter button and she spun sweetly.
MMMM I wondered. Should I? Well whichever way i’m gonna have to strip the fuel lines and carbs so why not?
I primed the carbs and pushed the starter button. She spun but as expected no life. I tried again a couple of minutes later and just the same then . . . she popped. No way I thought so I tried it again and she roared into life. No misfire and a steady tickover.
I just stepped back and laughed. This old girl has been sat in my garage for 2 1/2 years. She was sat in a garden for quite a while before I got her back. She ran without me even putting any fresh fuel in or changing the plugs.
Happy Days here I can tell you.
I will post up any progress.18th July 2016 at 10:29 pm #13504MichaelParticipant
your B1 is looking good and what a surprise to hear her’s roaring again !
Lucky you !
Cheers, Michael22nd July 2016 at 9:41 pm #13499
Had the back wheel off today. Freed up the rear caliper and re fitted the chain. I fired up the engine (started 1st time) and then rode her several times up the path.
Hoping to do the same with the front brake tomorrow. Once I have everything working as it should I will start to strip her and start to restore her.24th July 2016 at 8:42 am #13503TangoParticipant
Well done Buddy…. No problem with the help in the garage… For once it was you who needed your arse kicking! 🙂
Swing arm on your B is looking good, if you got your brackets and caliper looking the same your bike will look bob on.
Now put the Fag out! Ditch the Brew and get Cracking OB1.. 😉8th September 2016 at 9:36 pm #13500
Sadly I have not been able to progress my B for a few weeks as I have been doing a bit of major work getting a couple of other bikes roadworthy. Time well spent as they are now both purring kittens.
I have managed a few hours though this week and she is starting to look something like a bike again.8th September 2016 at 9:39 pm #13501
New tyres and wheel bearings were needed and everything at the back has been painted. I have also managed to repaint the centre section where the electrics are. New indicators and a very good rear UK mudguard now fitted too.
Oh and I’ve replaced the shocks.10th February 2017 at 4:46 pm #13502
Took the bodywork to paint sprayers. Had a quick glimpse today. Looking very good10th February 2017 at 5:04 pm #13497philpassinghamParticipant
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