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Motorcycle Restoration

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by jagdpanther44, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Welcome to the forum, Topfmine.

    You have a long road ahead of you if you want to make your outfit look like a mildly convincing BMW R71.

    However I have tons of info and web links for converting your bike which I can share with you if you PM me your email address.

    I also have to strip down my forks after one leg developed a leak (I don't think these old bikes will actually run properly if they don't have an oil leak somewhere on them!!!). I have a good PDF file that illustrates how to disassemble and reassemble the forks and will send it to you once I receive your email.

    Out of interest, where are you based in the UK?
     
  2. Topfmine

    Topfmine New Member

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    Hi John thank for your assistance I will certainly PM you with my details.I know what I am in for but the end results will be worth the while, especially seeing how your combination turned out. At the moment I am just getting the bike into running order so I can familiarise myself with the bike and take notes when I strip her down. I have restored military machines before as I had two Ferret scout cars and missed upkeeping a machine to play with. At the moment I have ordered bits from Oldtimer garage in Poland to do the conversion to R71 spec. The Cj750 has most of the R71 features which I had to do a lot of research into to finding the differences between Russian and Chinese bike types that would near match. First swinging arm machines don't match as with engine types etc etc. I was after a ural M72 but found this CJ750 that was registered, had the correct type wheels, frame, engine, clutch and brake levers but need a front mud guard, tank, headlight, air filter and light change plus a couple of mods and a good paint job.
     
  3. JPW66

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    Hi everyone,
    Excellent resto.... jagdpanther44


    I have a question I hope you can help me with. I'm working on a cj750 for re-enacting and I'm trying to source the period BMW petrol tank badges you have shown earlier in this topic thread. Where did you get them from please?
     
  4. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Hello JPW66 and welcome.

    It's customary around here for new members to introduce themselves in the new members section so we can all get to know you a little better. So maybe you would like to go there and tell us a bit about yourself and maybe also show us a few photos of your bike.

    Anyhow, I bought the badges from an online shop that specialises in parts for Urals, CJ750s etc. I can't remember the exact one but I have purchased parts from this website.

    www.oldtimergarage.eu
     
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