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Offline SupeRDel

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STARTING A RESTO?
« on: July 26, 2012, 08:24:13 AM »
If you are just about to start a restoration or a special build or anything else for that matter then I would like you to send me a picture of the start bike (preferably with you in the picture)



We have loads of restos, etc, being done and I have no way of featuring them all in wellard so I would like to start a new page in wellard which will be devoted to "Project Starts" then sooner or later I can post another picture of the finished bike.



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STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 04:59:14 AM »
Request for the xmas Wellard 72. I introduced  a new page in the last wellard (see below)







I wanna run similar in future wellards. To be on the page I need a photo of the bike around the start of the resto. Your goodself has to be in the photo. Then I just need a few words of the plan for the bike, etc.



Please bare this request in mind whenever you are starting a resto of special (any make) - I wanna feature more members in Wellard. It does not matter if the resto takes months or years but one day I will post another picture of the finished job.



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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 06:35:32 PM »
Hi Del, I have sent you the Resto Starts piccie.
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 09:46:30 PM »
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 05:35:46 PM »
Here's one:



Don't hold your breath regarding finished pics - I've got to build a shed first to put it in, and find out what it actually is; 74A frame 75 everything else..  :(
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 06:21:18 PM »
You should be able to lift the early 250 i'm doing Del, shout if you want more  ;)

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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 10:47:20 PM »
Xmas wellard is now done and at printers.

I would love to use your resto in wellard - its different with a front hub and your restos are always well photographed and full of detail
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 11:12:26 AM »
Restorers........ This is the type of "before" photo that I require for wellard. Personally, I do not like printing photos of just a pile of bits. I want to see the owners with the pile of bits before you start the work.





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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 07:38:08 PM »
Hi,

I have just started a rebuild project on my bike.
A 1977 RD 250. I intend to go back to as it was as standard, Silver and black wheels.
I have owned this since 1980 - it is now a wreck for various reasons out of my control.
I am so glad I kept it.

I am not a mechanical expert by any means so this club is going to be so useful to me.
I attach a pictuire of what it is like right now. March 2015
« Last Edit: March 17, 2015, 08:14:45 PM by julesuk »

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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 01:04:32 AM »
Blimey!!! how do it get in that state?? :o :o
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 09:17:27 AM »
Ill be honest I cant really remeber why it is in this state.
I lent it to someone !!!!! , Has been sat in a garage / wood shed (not mine) for almost 30 years.
It is only now I come back to it. It was my first ever bike so I am so glad I kept it.
It will be back to standard.

The thing is I intend to get it mechanically perfect'ish and part restored - ride it, and then go
back to the full restoration. An odd way of doing things but I simply must ride that bike !
From now on however it will be given pride of place in the garage.

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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 09:48:07 AM »
Just remember it will take twice as long and cost twice as much than you think - enjoy the ride...  8)
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 10:05:34 AM »
Just remember it will take twice as long and cost twice as much than you think - enjoy the ride...  8)
Yes, that's right... don't think many people restore a bike for a profit cos generally it isn't possible. I did my US 250B just because I liked it and wanted to see it nice.. After buying the bike and getting all the chrome re-done and doing everything myself including the paintwork AND not mechanically touching the engine as it ran fine (let sleeping dogs lay) it cost me the best part of £2.7K and it wouldn't sell for that. having said that I have an agreed insurance value for £3K.  So, do it cos you like it or for sentimental reasons and forget the money it will only screw with your head...
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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2015, 09:34:00 AM »
I agree with comments.
I have had this bike since 1980/81. It was my first ever vehicle of any kind.
The first motorcycle I had ever ridden.

I am not going to sell it - hopefully ever. I am preparded to throw
money at it but my aim is to get it mechanically perfect first and ride it.
I also want to do the work myself as I "think" I enjoy it, or will do when I ride it again.

This means it might not look showroom to begin with, but it will be a mechanics dream.
Every bolt will work. It will look used but pretty tidy.

then if I can stop riding it to the seaside I will gradually start going back over it.
The advice on this site is without doubt a godsend.
I could not do it without it.

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Re: STARTING A RESTO?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2015, 12:43:42 PM »
Not many owners in the club ride showroom standard bikes.

Most ride mechanically sound bikes and are perfectly happy.
No members should think they have to restore showroom standards.

Been in the club many years and I have never had anything chromed or resprayed
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