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Posted by AVGDAY | Sep 11, 2013 @ 09:39 PM | 1,898 Views
Just finished my latest bike. It's a 1974 Honda CL125 and it's a cool little thumper. Now that it's done, I can build some stuff that flies!
Posted by AVGDAY | Feb 04, 2013 @ 09:31 PM | 1,741 Views
Check these out- notice the differences.
Posted by AVGDAY | Feb 04, 2013 @ 05:40 AM | 1,989 Views
Just sold the engine from this plane. It now hangs in the clubhouse of a vintage motorcycle club that I belong to.
Posted by AVGDAY | Nov 08, 2012 @ 10:06 PM | 2,322 Views
Please explain the logic to me of having a sludge collector in the middle of the crankshaft which is in turn fixed into place with a cap that takes an act of Congress to remove??? On these old BSA's and Triumphs, you can either strip the entire engine and take years off your life trying to remove this thing or you can risk your crankshaft exploding at a most inopportune time! Final tally- 2 broken tools, 1 broken knuckle, 1 mangled sludge trap cap, more expletives than I can count, 1 sludge trap removed! Take a look at the pics- absolutely packed with crud. Glad to have this part of the build out of the way!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 18, 2012 @ 08:46 PM | 3,156 Views
Finished my engine teardown on the BSA A65 engine. Everything looks to be in decent shape except the tach drive which is toast! I'll have to measure everything to be sure. Maybe after I clean up the workbench I can get back to model airplanes for a while!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 16, 2012 @ 09:25 AM | 2,665 Views
I finally got my Brit bike... well, I got a pile of parts that I hope to turn into a BSA Bitsa (i.e. a bit of this and a bit of that). The frame is a 1962 A50, the engine cases are from a 1964 A65 and the rest of the parts are unknown. I have since found a '70 A65 Thunderbolt engine which is in very good shape which I plan to rebuild for the powerplant. This is a project for the long haul!
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 16, 2012 @ 08:41 AM | 2,732 Views
This was a classic example of dumb luck. I bought this bike thinking it was a '72 (per the seller) and completely disassembled it to build a caff. When 75% done, I discovered I really had a first model year CB750! I sold it to a collector in Australia who is presently restoring it to factory stock.
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 15, 2012 @ 06:21 PM | 2,189 Views
1976 Honda CB750F. I have done more to it after these pictures were taken (removed crash bars) and it still needs a little tinkering, like synching the carbs.
Posted by AVGDAY | Oct 15, 2012 @ 04:23 PM | 2,173 Views
Besides aircraft, I find myself obsessed by vintage motorcycles. I just sold the one that got me hooked- a 1971 Honda CL175 cafe racer.