So I have been really lax in adding pictures of the rebuild…But its going well.
Frame was shotblasted and powder coated by Redditch Shot Blasting, another great job.
Dream Machine did a full strip and paint of all the bodywork and AC Howells did all the chroming.
Had the engine completely rebuilt by Gary at www.classicandmodernbikes.com.
I allowed one major over indulgence! I had the spindles and engines mounting bolts all made in Titanium….ouch that was expensive, but they look great. Pete did a great job at www.ti64.co.uk
Left hand pot had a buggered thread so had to remove the head and get it welded and the tapped to take a new bolt.
Managed to get my hands on a few new NOS parts from around the globe along with some pattern parts……..
So after all of this I started to put the bike back together!
Over the Christmas 2013 break I stripped and ultrasonically cleaned the carbs.
Once that was done I started to polish them up…Didn’t come up too bad….
The carb bodies need a bit more work…
Got some of the chrome work on the back end and also the tail-piece.
This rebuild is becoming very confusing…..The frame & engine number tell me that its a 1975 S3A…However, its got KH400 badges, instead of just 400 badges and its got a 1976 KH400 front wheel. It also didn’t help that the previous owner had rebuilt the front end back to front. He had the front brake disc & calliper on the right hand side when it should be on the left.
This is my most difficult jigsaw to date, but I am getting there slowly!
I wonder what’s in these???
Unpacked and checked…They look great…
Fitted and they look even better..
Having some fun with the front caliper, disc and alignment….Not sure i have all the right bits here…