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    I have done almost everything at my own So only the time costed.
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    Regarding questions. Yes, you can bid the bike online. But registration in Bonhams is essential.

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    Regarding questions about bidding online…
    If you want do it, you must register asap in Bonhams system (shortly before auction it would be impossible):
    https://www.bonhams.com/register/?fu...26id%3D5317058
    and click 'bid' next to the motorcycle’s main picture.

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    Regarding questions. Engine was rebuilt. New bearings, seals, gaskets, new piston rings, cylinder rebored, new valves, valve seats and guides, new camshaft, crankshaft rebalanced, new timing chain and chain adjuster blade, alternator rotor remagnetized, ignition coil rewinded, new ignition condenser. Engine runs fine, starts fine.

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    Did you have any difficulty locating these parts for such an old bike? I presume some of them you had to make and engineer. Hard to remove/replace valve seats? Where would you get a new chain adjuster blade? How can you remagnetize an alternator rotor? We with 450's have had rotors magnetically weaken, only option being to find another one that is hopefully stronger. I wrote up a simple test to compare magnetic strengths. Then rewinding an ignition coil with 0.003" thick copper wire without it breaking on turn #593 as an example. Wow.

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    Hi

    I had a lot of problems findind the parts. 2 persons helped me a lot. One lady from Japan, and one man (US soldier), who served in this country long time ago.

    Entire head labour was extremely difficult.

    Chain adjuster blade I made from special spring steel

    Rotor was remagnetized by famous electrical engineer, who assembled special device for it. Really works. I have a gauss meter (measures magnets power) and values on rotor are 3x times bigger now!

    Rewinding coil was also a big challenge, but now spark is very good

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    Some pics from restoration


































    Last edited by terecha; 10-07-2019 at 04:07 PM.

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    Impressive. DIY nickel as well as Zinc?
    There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't
    I'm not a complete idiot, but, I'm working on it

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    Yes, but copper and chrome plating was done by professionals. I worked several years in chemical industry, so know a little how to deal with

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    I don't even know what I'm looking at but it looks impressive as hell.
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