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Post  mickey c on Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:54 am

Can I join your club please?

if my IT skills are working, I've had this hiding in the back of my garage for a few years and its time to get her on the road.[/URL]" />
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I’ve just started to strip it down and the 'easy bit' is proving trickier than I'd thought - I cant wait to get that centre beam on when I've had it painted! I’m having to use the drill more than the spanner and the engine bolt is seized and has stripped threads. This is definitely not one for a rustoration!

I did also pick up a complete Starstream engine e a few years ago so when I finally get it to pieces, I hope to go 125 depending on condition of internals when I get his apart.

I'm sure a steady stream of questions will start to flow from me in due course.

I'll look forward to speaking to you all over the coming months
take it easy
Mike

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Post  Snails on Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:35 am

Looks like a write off to me, I'd scrap it if I was you Shocked
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Re: Another new guy

Post  mickey c on Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:17 am

I'll soon be burning off your old rust bucket! Well maybe not soon!

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Post  Thackers on Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:11 pm

Welcome Mike, this is the place if your planning to do up one of these addictive little bikes Mad Very Happy
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Post  daz.h on Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:44 pm

cheers WELCOME MIKE !
them inner beams are fun pale
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Re: Another new guy

Post  mickey c on Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:52 am

thanks for the welcome
I am already getting quite excited by this little project but the little is only the size of the scooter, not the job - which as I say is proving reluctant to come to pieces.
I'm hoping to get some hours in over Christmas and get it blasted.

Before this I want to weld some damper brackets onto the forks for some better suspension. Is there anyway Series 3 fork links will fit in or somewhere who sells brackets to attach dampers to the links please? If not I don't fancy my engineering skills to make some but I do have an idea.

Either way, this will keep me out of trouble over the winter. Very Happy

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Post  Snails on Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:33 am

Mike, Daz had the ones I have on mine made up, I believe he has mentioned on here that he's thinking of getting some more done. Shocked If so, you are in luck, as they are excellent.

To be honest it looks even rustier than I remember it. Good luck with the stripping process. Have you got any ideas as to colours etc?

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Re: Another new guy

Post  mickey c on Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:47 am

Cheers Ed
I'll keep an eye on here and hope Daz comes good.  I will gamble and get the brackets welded on the forks and cross the damper problem further down the line.

As for colour, part of me thinks original but then we'll look like clones of we both go out on Orange ones.  I do like the turquoise / blue colour and am inclined down this route.

p.s. that's a great avatar picture - how do you stick one on?

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Post  lunaloon on Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:36 pm

Hiya,

good luck with your project SR [scooter restorations] do top damper brackets weld on type series 3,extended axles are the way to go for lower fixings drilled and tapped for lower damper bolts cheers J
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Re: Another new guy

Post  mickey c on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:53 pm

Good call, I've got a pillar drill and reckon I can do that. What is best or who sells these? Is it a series 3? Off a starstream or something else?

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Post  lunaloon on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:53 am

Daz is the man for axles as previously mentioned Very Happy
series 3 GP/TV/SX top weld on brackets are best from SR as there are some really bad ones out there,use GP/SX lower damper bolts and series 3 dampers.
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