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Thread: 1972/3 Honda SL125 x 2 rebuild

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    That'll buff out.
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    Had to remove gearbox layshaft bearing. It is the only one in a blind hole. Daughter in law, who is a bike mech apprentice, came round with a set of blind bearing pullers. Problem is there is an oil feed noozle poking up from the bottom of the hole and it prevents the puller from going in far enough! I fucked around with this for ages, swore, cried, consoled, went to Honda shop all to no avail although the honda mech did say, " heat it up to buggery and drop it on the ground"
    Taking his heat notion on board, I made a tool and after a few attempts, using a slide hammer as well, it popped out. I did the other engine too, just so I can thoroughly flush it all out, oil galleries incl...

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    Right so have 2 bottom ends complete but can only button one up cos I'm waiting for a kick return spring.
    So I painted what I have at this stage...
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    My fork tubes arrived from france today so chucked them on to clear some bench space...
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    I now have two complete engines in their frames and have fitted a brand new exhaust from Musket, with rechromed heat shield, and a rebuilt carb..
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    The Japanese stylists really had a handle on the heatshild as an iconic statement.
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    Wow, superb job man, look forward to seeing more when you get the chance

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    I love the simplicity of bikes from that era.

    I had the 1973 XL175 and like the SL125 it had the simple carburettor you could get at that also had the quick clip to hold the bowl on. Drown the bike in water or get crud in it, just flip off the clip and you can clean out the carb bowl and clear the jets with a pine needle if necessary or something like that. Very few tools needed out in the wild.

    To work on any of the more modern bikes is just a nightmare of lack of access and complication these days.
    Cheers

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    Thanks guys, am looking forward to getting them going!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by merv View Post
    I love the simplicity of bikes from that era.

    I had the 1973 XL175 and like the SL125 it had the simple carburettor you could get at that also had the quick clip to hold the bowl on. Drown the bike in water or get crud in it, just flip off the clip and you can clean out the carb bowl and clear the jets with a pine needle if necessary or something like that. Very few tools needed out in the wild.

    To work on any of the more modern bikes is just a nightmare of lack of access and complication these days.
    Ah cmon Merv. When was the last time you drowned a modern bike?
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    Awesome work laava. I'm enjoying watching it take shape. So many happy memories. Don't you dare take it out in the dirt and mud when finished. A work of art too beautiful to ruin [like I did to mine in the 70s]
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    Did a bit of a.mock up with my paintwork items. Also a good way of having a.cleanup!
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    Got some polishing done, big thanks to Stainless Steel Products Whangarei, plus 2x tank sloshes and a heap of panelbeating issues prior to bodyfiller...
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    Looking Great!

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