Classic engine back in

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Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:09 pm

Hi guys,I have "Sorned" the Classic and will take the Commander engine out over the coming weeks and put the rebuilt Classic engine back in,I will report anon,ride safe,J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by Assen » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:03 am

Hi John,
Could you get all the parts needed for a rebuild? I thought certain parts like the Rotor Bearings are out of stock?

Regards, Jannes

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 pm

The guy that did the rebuild(over two years ago now)managed to find some from somewhere wink,along with Rotor Tips,Apex Seals,(and just about everything else that needed re-newing for a compleat engine rebuild cool,)but like I said,that was over two years ago,and bearings and things were still available.J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:10 pm

The engine removal is taking a while ('cos I am suffering with p**y Sciatica evil)and I can only spend between 1&2hrs a day on it,but I will plod on,J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 pm

As promised, an ongoing report.The Commander engine has now been removed and the actual Classic engine is now in the frame cool,now comes the technical bit,adding all the ancillary bits that actually make the engine run,I will report on my progress,J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:38 am

Well its all done and dusted,except for a few "modifications" wink, the old girl is as she left the factory way back in 1988.
I havn't tried to start the engine 'cos I want to put a couple of hundred on the clock to bed in the re-built engine and fine-tune the carbs and seeing as

I am a bit of a fair-weather rider now I am in my advanced years,I will just continue to turn the engine over by hand every couple of times a month (just as I have done for the past two and a half years)and will wait untill the spring to do this,before putting the old girl up for sale.
I expect it will feel a bit odd riding the bike "naked"after all those years(about 13,and about 50,00 thousand miles cool)being protected by the fairing,(bearing in mind the Honda has one too Very Happy)
Have a good christmas and ride safe in 2020,J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by Assen » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:28 am

Hi John,

A before and after picture of "the old girl" ?

Jannes

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:58 pm

I will wait a bit untill I am sure the "Gremlins"have been eliminated from our forum,then (hopefully wink)a friend of mine will do some pic's for me and put them on our forum(far to technical for this old biker smiley)have a good Christmas,ride safe in 2020,J.B.

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Re: Classic engine back in

Post by johnbirchjar » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:02 am

Yep,they are on the agenda,have a good Christmas,ride safe in 2020,J.B,

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