71K0 just brought out of a LOOONNGG storage.

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  1. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine just pulled this 71 out of a dusty garage. His grandpa bought it for him when he was a kid. I had been begging him for years to go get it out.lol. He finally did today. He was in a hurry so I only got a couple pics, but I did manage to look it over some. Wish I'd checked the mileage to see what it was. Date says 1/71. He did say at one time that he had recovered the seat.
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    So far I can tell it needs.....
    An exhaust pipe
    Front reflectors
    New gas cap
    Kick shaft seal
    Tires
    Original type seat cover
    Flywheel cover

    I will be working on this later and try to post as I go along. The paint still looks pretty decent up close and I think it will clean up pretty easily with some elbow grease.
     

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    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    Finally got some pics of it today. I forgot to get a pic of the engine #'s. Oops. The bike is in overall pretty good shape, just real dusty. The tank is bone dry, but haven't seen the inside of the carb yet. Plan on picking it up Friday or Sat. Seems to have some deletes in the grab bar handle holes. Don't know if the factory put them there or not. On a closer look the date is actually 7/71. Someone put a piece of rubber hose to hold the pipe together. It didn't work long.lol. The inside of the back rim isn't rusted up as usual. The bike has been kept indoors fortunately.

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    shouldn't be too much trouble to get her going. Let us know what it takes.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the oil leak is coming from the kicker seal. Going to pull that cover off and do some inspecting/cleaning anyway. I'm sure it needs new points. Also going to replace the tires and blast/paint the rims, clutch cover. The air filter is probably toast and I'm sure it needs carb kit/floats. Kinda anxious to see what the inside of the carb looks like too. Debating on whether to pull the jug and replace the rings or not. Also going to give it a bath and wax. This should be fun.
     
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    Discovered the flywheel cover is busted up(as usual), so I have one remaining unbusted cover I've been saving for quite some time. Had to fill in a few dings and scratches with JBweld, then sanded a little. It's a start.

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    I would think this would be easy for me by now, but they're all different.lol

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    you do nice work CJ...there are plenty of busted up flywheel covers out there....maybe a side business to cover the cost of your addiction.
     
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    Thanks. The cover shown here wasn't busted up, but a little bruised here and there. I'm just simply replacing the busted one. I WISH I COULD fix busted up ones.lol. Would definitely be into that. As for making money, racerx once posted, "The only way to make a fortune restoring these bikes is to start out with a large fortune."......so true!!!lol
     
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    Got off a little early from work today and went to pick it up. The list is adding up quickly. Mostly just labor intensive.

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    I'm thinking that will be a pretty nice bike once you're done working that ol' magic... that's pretty low mileage, isn't it, for a bike that age? Dust isn't too bad, sure beats heavy rust from being left outdoors, or in some outbuilding with drastic range of ambient temperature, LOL.
     
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    You're gonna wind up adopting it... :8:
     
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    I think I have at least temporarily adopted it.lol. I made a list of things that need to be bought and things to be done. I think I stopped at #31 last night. The owner has already ordered new Bridgestones at my request and the OEM carb kit w/needle valve/seat, and kicker seal came in last week.

    Just off the top of my head for new things:
    1. points
    2. headlight adjuster hardware missing
    3. Headlight(possibly)
    4. slack adjusters/hardware and rear axle nut(rusted)
    5. sealed batt
    6. rear shock bolts/hardware(rusting)
    7. exhaust pipe
    8. fuel lines
    9. fuel cap
    10. sparkplug guard missing(used, but decent)
    11. chainguard (hoping for an aftermarket chrome, as painting would never match up)
    12. JIS screws all around, plus new head bolt/nuts
    13. carb bowl screws
    14. Lower exhaust guard( I think I have a nice one)
    15. K0 ignition switch (motoman287 is sending me one w/key)
    16. instrument bulbs(possibly) I have 2 somewhere
    17.............................tons of elbow grease
     
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    I just opened up the carb and it does appear that someone drained the gas or ran it out of gas. I expected to see white or tarnish, but was relieved. The floats are submerged right now for a few days to reveal any leaks along with the jets and slider in berrymans.

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    I pulled the flywheel and soaked the stator system/flywheel with WD40. Used electrical contact cleaner on the stator. Scrubbed a little and cleaned the flywheel with berrymans. I found I have some new OEM points in my carb parts box(go figure)......just waiting.

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    It could be the "Red Headed step child". LOL
     
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    Fenders cleaned up OK, I guess, but don't look bad. They are straight, but could use a rechroming. Still working on the taillight. The cable guide on the front broke as soon as I turned the top screw. Good thing I have another.

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    Thought I had read somewhere that the grab bars where original to overseas bikes only.
     
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    Yep I'm pretty sure they came on the Dax's that had the centerstand only. This bike doesn't have a grab bar, but does have some small black plastic delete's where the mount holes are. Don't know if they're factory or not, but they do appear old.
     
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    Made a little progress on the back rims. Got them blasted and primered. The back rims had very little rust on them. I hope the front is the same.
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    I scored an NOS exhaust for it! The original is just too far gone. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet to move on.lol

    After I got the stator/flywheel cleaned up, I went ahead and put new OEM points in it. Put in a new plug and cap, but still couldn't get spark. Checked all the grounds, snipped the end of the plug wire, reinstalled the new cap, but nothing. Will need to spend some more time later.
     
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    Its starting to shape up. Wish I knew how to clean things up and get your results. I may need some lessons.
     
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    You don't want painting lessons from me Ray.lol. When I first blasted/cleaned the rim halves, I sprayed them with Locktight rust inhibitor. I came back to them about an hour later to find out they had flash rusted underneath the spray:13::104::20:. It had been raining that day and the humidity was very high. I felt pretty stupid, but I just simply didn't know any better.lol. Was a little frustrating to have to reblast, but it went quickly this time around.
     
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