Millhouse76 Posted December 25, 2007 Report Share Posted December 25, 2007 Seasons Greetings all! I joined this forum a while back ago perhaps maybe a year or so when I thought that I had won a 1960 Dnepr off ebay.de. It turned out to be a scam and I never received the bike. So I kept searching and finally found one down in Austria. It was advertised with "no papers" but it did have a letter from the Austrian Polizei stating the motorcycle was not stolen. Nice! So I took a drive down and after a brief chat began to pack it up. The papers say its a 1959 Dnepr I havent had time to translate all the paperwork that came with it but lets just say its had a few owners and by the time it got to me its seen better days. My biggest question is how good is the craftsmanship on these things? What I mean is as I have been looking it over I see the welding is extremely poor. From some of the reading I have been doing I see that there are a lot of back and forth in regards to the quality of these motorcycles but most of it is about the motors not the construction itself. Check out the pictures below to see what I mean. There is some obvious signs of the previous owners " mechanical intuition but the welds are what are amazingly sloppy. So far aside from getting it legally registered I figure wiring and the engine are going to be the biggest problems for me. The motor isnt complete and the wiring is shameful! I plan on painting the whole things in POR-15 but thats after me and the wire wheel meet up with the frame! Im really excited about this project I hope it works for the best Thanks for reading Cheers and Merry Christmas Ryan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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