Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:33 am

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Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:33 am linkquote
Hi everyone,
Just rescued this beauty from a village outside Nairobi, Kenya. I'm doing a complete tear down and rebuild. I'll hopefully keep you updated as the project moves along.

I've already run into an issue (go figure!). I removed the headset, and took the nuts off the fork shaft, and it won't slide out of the frame. Any ideas?

Thanks!









Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:42 pm

Ossessionato
1963 VBB2T
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Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:42 pm linkquote
Perhaps it's caught up on the steering lock, maybe give it a hard turn to the left or right, may need a whack with a rubber mallet to break it free. Looks like you're going to be quite busy bringing it back to life.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:11 am

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:11 am linkquote
Thanks for the insight. Yeah, she's beat to hell, but fired right up!!
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:31 pm

Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:31 pm linkquote
It looks like the fork is bent. You can tell by looking at the swingarm. The fork, spring, and shocks should be parallel to each other. The fork maybe pressed against the frame and jammed in the tunnel. Hit it too much and may damage the frame. Maybe heating the bottom of forks and hitting to unbend would free it enough for removal.
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:37 am

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:37 am linkquote
Thanks for the input. I'll check the forks and see if that works
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:35 am

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:35 am linkquote
So I got the fork out. It appears there are two stops just below the lower bearing that it was getting hung up on? Anyway it's out and the tear down is almost complete. [/img]



Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:37 am

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:37 am linkquote
That was a 12v coil that had set up to run this thing. It ran, but what a crazy set up. How is it possible for that thing to work on a 6v system?



Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:41 am

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:41 am linkquote
Another issue I noticed during tear down was the carburetor housing was touching the frame when there was no pressure on the back shock.
Any idea what would cause this?



Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:49 am

Ossessionato
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:49 am linkquote
Nice to see you got the steering dislodged. Perhaps what you're see with the carb hitting the frame is caused by the rear shock being weak or bent.
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:14 pm

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Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:14 pm linkquote
Thanks Lynnb. It's getting replaced Hopefully that fixes it
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 am

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 am linkquote
8 to 10 inch conversion
Anyone have an opinion about converting from 8 to 10 inch rims? What's the best way to go about it?
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Hooked
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Hooked
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:20 pm linkquote
SIP sells a kit for 8 to 10 inch conversion. Not sure how great it is
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:14 pm

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Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:14 pm linkquote
gorilla33 wrote:
Another issue I noticed during tear down was the carburetor housing was touching the frame when there was no pressure on the back shock.
Any idea what would cause this?
Either worn out engine bushings, frame is bent, or the rear frame holes where the engine swingarm bolt passes though are ovaled out. Definitely replace the bushings first.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:37 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:37 pm linkquote
You have your work cut out for you! I see you have a Rally tank.
Do have a good look at the forks for straightness as Rowdy mentioned.
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