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Wife and me (surelly daugthers want to be involved too ;)) are going to start a restoration project with this bike:
and try to finish with something like this:
It´s a OSSA 125C2, made in Spain 50 years ago.
Will update with the process in this thread, i hope it´s going to be on the roads before year-end
That gas tank is so badass, the shape of it.
To be honest, there's something kind of awesome and charming about it's current condition though.
Nice!...Have a history behind? ...like "Norton project"...
- Did´nt know anything about the Norton Project (will check it later), this is our first restoration, FUN ;)OBBTKN
- wife was an enthusiast biker when younger, and i like machines, this is the strongest motivationOBBTKN
- Ah! and thanks for the link... got it on paper ;)OBBTKN
- Joder, qué gusto!!!Miesfan
awesome... keep the thread updated... i've always wanted to do something like this.
although i really want to do it to an MG magnet
Cool, I'm curious how this will go!
Nice! Looks relatively simple to do. I recently gave mine a 'facelift' too. ;)
Sweet! Hit me up if you run into any technical snags. (I've restored a couple of vintage Triumphs)
YA man, very cool! feel free to hit me up anytime with ?'s or help. I'm not that great of a bike mechanic or anything, but I like to get my knuckles bloodied up a bit! I do know how to wrench a little and have restored/repaired/rebuilt several japanese/british/german/italian motos. (I'm just not into 'Merican bikes, sorry harley folks). So I might be able to offer some advice? I did a cool Triton project this last winter w/ my brother. Twas fun!
The only thing I ask is: 1) You keep your beer cold. 2) Your families' ears sheltered from the "sailor swearing" competition that comes with such projects.
good luck! and I'll "race you to the tongue"!
- Any pics of that Triton?funkage
- Yeah... post picsOBBTKN
- Yes..soon! Being painted in Idaho, shipped to Az, assembled in Ca. Then..picsthreadpost
- I have pics of bits and pieces of metal parts and nekkid lady calendars, if you're into that?threadpost
- I'll take the nekkid lady parts!funkage
Thanks for the support ;)
Next week i´ll bring the bike from dealer to our garage and start to strip it down to pieces; phase 1. Will post pics!
Awesome! I miss working on my bikes, dropping motors and all that crap. :(
You might already know this but it's something I learned the hard way a bunch of times...
Take the time to do the following if you can:
Clean the heck out of the bike BEFORE you start tearing it down
Take pics of every step of tear-down
Try not to 'cut' any of the wiring off (most expensive to replace)
Get your fuel tank completely clean and free of rust and laquer
Get your carb rebuilt (or do it yourself) as soon as possible
Talk to your bike when you get it home, explain your intentions, it will understand...
Find old-timers to help you out!
Best of luck! Cliche I know but... '4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul!'
Send my the tank and I'll pinstripe it.
this is a very cool side project. i am both envious and hopeful to see your progress! please *do* keep this thread updated..
Out of curiosity, how do those of you who know how to take apart and assemble bikes pick up these skills? Self-taught? Ex-mechanics? Did you just buy some cheap old bike, dis-assemble it and figure it out from there?