Classic Motorcycle Mechanics|April 2020
So following on from last time we have managed to get the wheels out, then remove the tyres, discs and bearings.
The wheels actually looked like they were painted on top of the original finish, which isn’t nice at all! While removing the wheels I noticed that the rear caliper was weeping fluid so that was drained and removed for investigation later on. Things like this always crop up in even a mild restoration, don’t they...
While the wheels are getting a re-fresh I ordered new bearings and seals from the brilliant guys and girls at Wemoto. They really do seem to have something in stock for every modern classic bike – so do support them and try them. We at CMM couldn’t do much of what we do with our restorations and rebuilds without them.
So with the wheels back from the coaters we built them back up and Tony from AG Autos re-fitted the tyres for me. C J Wards (who are Niall Mackenzie’s powder coaters of choice, no less) did their usual excellent job on the wheels in satin black. These came up better than expected, considering the state they were in. Now the bike is back on its wheels we can start pulling more bits off.
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