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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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And here she is at the end of play today:




So far so good. Nothing horrible, just a lot of wear, and some rust from sitting 20 years
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That is going to be so cool when you get finished with it.
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Hate me, that's fine, but I actually prefer wrenching over riding....sad...I know. I would rather ride to a persons house and help with a mod than go out on a ride. I ride alone generally.

@ysoslo , if I was up there, we'd be homies right now....btw, I'll not be up there unless work makes me...to cold...and it's coming soon....
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I had this BSA Lightning as my first bike, new in 1966. No matter what you do expect oil leaks. They all did it. My new 1967 Bonneville also marked it's territory, as did my 1974 Norton. 😁😈
Those old Brit bikes are a hoot to ride though.

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Indeed! The rear chain is supposed to be lubed by engine oil that splashed out the box onto it.

Anyway, end of phase 1 today: engine is out of the frame:






Now I have removed all the case connecting bolts, but it looks to have been stuck together with loads of sealant, and it has resisted moderate attempts to split the cases. Before I get medieval on it, any advice for case splitting?

I'll probably go dark on this now until I have something to report. But I'm pleased so far. No horrible surprises, just the stuff you'd expect from an old bike. Really enjoying it. Totally get what @muensterDeath is saying, wrenching is a lot of fun in a Zen sort of way. As I get older I find myself enjoying my own company more and more, and putzing in the garage is heaven.
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Hate me, that's fine, but I actually prefer wrenching over riding....sad...I know. I would rather ride to a persons house and help with a mod than go out on a ride. I ride alone generally.

@ysoslo , if I was up there, we'd be homies right now....btw, I'll not be up there unless work makes me...to cold...and it's coming soon....
I know EXACTLY where you are coming from. I don't do a lot of wrenching but I absolutely love to detail my cars and my bike.
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