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    Junior Member Matarm's Avatar
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    New member form England

    Hi, just joined after finding you whilst looking for info on a project i've taken on.
    acquired myself an SL350 k2,(1972) seems fairly rare in UK so going to struggle for some parts but hoping to get back on the road for summer.
    Needs a full strip down as a bit of a state but on closer inspection much of the cosmetics is not bad as looks to have had a warm dry life.

    Will be on here in due course though as im sure i will need wise words from combined years of knowledge and expertise working with these lovely engines.
    first job is to strip down, already know i need to replace damaged gear lever so looking to do a full rebuild.

    Hopefully post some pics as I progress but at the moment, my garage is cold and drafty on these long dark nights so waiting for a litle warmth before starting although Tank, side panels and headlight at sprayers.

    Looks to be a friendly site and full of useful information so looking forward to spending time here.

    Cheers,
    Matt,

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    Welcome Matt. Look forward to seeing you put that on the road. Plenty of help available here as you will hopefully see. If you post lots of pictures along the way the type of restoration you are about to do will attract lots of interest.

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    Thanks Number 13,
    This is what it looked like when i got it, will post more pics as I progress but not moving quickly due to cold weather.
    Last edited by Matarm; 03-12-2019 at 08:11 AM.
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    Hey Matt,

    Nice looking SL.

    Your not too far away either being Norwich and me being Dereham!

    https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/...PORT-1972-USA/

    Try here for spares too. Looks like he has a few bits for your bike..... Only down the road in Leiston.
    Last edited by Balderz002; 03-27-2019 at 06:24 AM.

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    Hi Balderz002, thanks, hopefully look a whole lot better when its rebuilt :0)
    Had planned to be a way in by now but stalled a bit lately. Hoping to be back on it very soon.
    Yes good old DS spares although some parts impossible to source, left hand horn button for one. I keep looking though.
    Cheers, Matt.

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    Well, if it's any consolation, it looks like you got the toolbox cap which is equally hard to come by - and at least one sidecover (can't see the other one from here . . . ). Looks to be a pretty decent place to start if you ask me.

    IIRC, when I was putting my K2 back together, I cobbled together a horn switch from two broken sets. The way the two halves hold together makes them really susceptible to breakage . . .
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    Right side starter button assembly from period CB or CL twin's (175,350,360,450, even some four cylinder models) is usually an identical match and just parts or complete are usually interchangeable as well as their horn button switch assemblies....
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    The K0 horn button is easy enough to find - it's one of the black coated aluminium types (like the other bikes you mentioned) with a single button.

    But I think the OP is referring to the 'correct' K2 horn switch assembly, which is a plastic affair. It's one of those bits that look like it cost about 2 cents to manufacture back then but because so many broke/fell apart/whatever now command silly money . . .
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    That's the one ;0) not the best design and certainly not paying £200 plus for one - was just trying to keep originality but may have to compromise- will post more once I get into it but thanks all for comments and advice.
    Cheers
    Matt

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Matt, nice example of an SL350, very nice👍
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