I thought I would introduce myself, give a little background and put up a few pictures of the machine.
i have been into bikes from a young age and have had many over the years from 80cc 2 strokes to 1000cc+ modern machines, but this is my first venture into classic/vintage motorcycles.
i bought the bike a few weeks ago and am hoping to get it back roadworthy and use it for sunday drives.
it is registered as a 1958 machine, and from what i can see it seems to be complete. cosmetically the bike is in fair condition but it needs good bit of mechanical work done.
the work that needs to be done are,
wheel bearings all round.
bike not charging the battery
no brakes to speak of, it seems that there should be a steel band pressed into the wheel hubs for the shoes to rub on, but mine are not there, so new wheels/hubs are needed.
the steering head bearings need doing.
it as a few oil leaks here and there.
front forks leak oil all over the place and are very bouncy
the compression is low enough- 65 psi each cylinder but the bike starts first kick and seems to run ok, so i will get it driving first an then see how it goes.
i am sure i will have many questions for ye guys over the next while, but i look forward to getting a great looking old machine back out on the road.
one question i have is where is the best place online to buy parts for there bikes