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Paint wheels and petrol tank

This week brings the project into the fifth week and so far things are going well. The blasted components are now back from Blastoff who have done an excellent job with a very fast turnaround, and the rebore and crank grind are currently in hand at… 569 more words

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New parts, engineering work & blast cleaning

With the bike fully dismantled last week, I next made a list of the new parts required as well as organizing the engineering work and blast cleaning. 247 more words

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Complete engine dismantling

Once the engine and gearbox were removed early last week, I then began dismantling the engine doing a little at a time each evening after work. 732 more words

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Engine and gearbox removal

With the bulk of the bike apart last week, the final dismantling job was to remove the engine and gearbox ready to split the frame. 140 more words

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After a trip to the Classic Car Boot Sale on London’s South Bank on Saturday afternoon, I set about dismantling the Star Twin feeling inspired by some of the bikes I had seen at the show. 562 more words

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NLX 490

So, on to the Star Twin. I bought this bike on eBay back in April of last year down in Westerham in Kent. It had been dry stored for around 7 years by the previous owner, who I believe had used the bike as his daily transport up until some ignition trouble and a bad back left him unable to continue. 282 more words

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Re-wiring, Part 3 (Switch loom) - 24 Nov 2015.

My next job was to produce the other small loom which is soldered to the handlebar lights and horn switch. I’m going to use the original chrome “snuffbox” switch which is in good condition without any melted contacts. 443 more words

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