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    Posted: 21 Sep 2019 at 17:06
Hi everyone ,
Just started my winter restoration of  recently purchased V50, 
Its quite tidy all complete but just at the stage of wanting a decent rebuild.
I bought it as a non runner,will need a seat as the base is rotted, the rest of the bike is sound .
Bought the Paint for the bodywork and taken frame to LSN Coatings for powder coating I will have it back next week
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Nice. We love restoration pics. Well, I do! 
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Nice photos, thanks...  All that space in the workshop, envious? moi?  you bet....!!

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Gearbox removed from the engine
Gearbox stripped out so the cases can be vapour blasted
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BondEquipe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2019 at 22:54
Didn't look too bad.  Why the full strip down?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrispy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2019 at 00:18
Photos always make a bike look better than it really is ,
it had been painted wrong colour a bit too orange and the tank has bubbles in the paint 
Gearbox was stuck in neutral so i had to take it apart to investigate the problem anyway
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So I thought bugger it ,strip it and rebuild the whole bike  
Keep me occupied over the winter months  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2019 at 11:02
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

Nice. We love restoration pics. Well, I do! 

Yes, me too.  Please blog your rebuild on here and we'll all learn something!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2019 at 11:12
Great pictures and I'm sure that we are going to see a fabulous machine when it's finished. Did you manage to detect any reason why the gearbox was stuck in neutral?
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My recently finished Monza had a gearbox selector issue ie. only 1st and 2nd with any consistency, which I traced to the spring loaded detent underneath the breather. I had to, literally, hammer it out from inside the casing and then operate on the crud both on the detent itself and inside the breather housing.
Based on the above I washed the internals in petrol thinking there may be the same crud on the shafts etc. although like yours they did look good. Finished off by pouring a full litre of gearbox oil over the lot and leaving them to soak for a couple of days. Gearbox now appears to operate as it should but until DVLA sends my V5c I can`t get out on the road to find out. I can`t even buy a number plate without log book    
One thing I did notice is that the selector forks look to be locked with split pins as against roll pins on mine

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Edited by c13pep - 22 Sep 2019 at 12:18
you can`t have any fun in a straight line

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Hi Chris
I found tiny rust spots on the selector drum I think you can see them on the picture ,
the drum was stuck after being unused for 20 years, the selector pins were not engaging the preselector so no gears.
I polished the drum with some fine emery cloth rebuilt and all seems OK now.
gearbox then stripped to get cases blasted .
stripped the swinging arm and drive unit today for blasting as well .

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrispy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2019 at 22:58
i will post in the restorations section in future ,probably more sensible Smile

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