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'73 V7 Sport restoration
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:32:28 PM »
Doing this restoration for a customer in Massachusetts. The bike was purchased at a J. Woods auction and was then in storage for several years. It was bought to me in April, and I started work on it last week. Some "patina" will be left - probably none of the chromed parts will be replated and will show some age.

Here's what I have to start with.




Toolbox lid has a shallow dent right behind the V7 Sport decal.




Tank has a shallow dent on the back and one on each side at the front from the clip-ons hitting it.


Why did the clip-ons hit the tank? Because the steering stop is broken off.




 
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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »
Looks to be complete and in pretty decent shape from ten feet away I bet it will give up a few secrets as you tear into it. Please keep us posted with pictures

Thanks

Jim
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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 07:08:56 PM »
I wish that I had those pictures when I was putting mine back together. Mine had enough parts missing or jerry rigged that it took quite a bit of studying sometimes to get it put back correctly. ( I hope!)


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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
Looks to be complete and in pretty decent shape from ten feet away I bet it will give up a few secrets as you tear into it. Please keep us posted with pictures

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Jim

It definitely gave up a few "secrets". The shit hits the fan in my next installment.  :sad:
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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 12:37:34 PM »
Tear-down photos:



























Here's where it gets ugly. The battery tray has a weird "kink" in it and it's deformed around the large hole.










Once the frame was almost completely bare and laying on the shop floor, it became readily apparent that it's twisted. Not only that, but the left frame frame rail rearward of the top shock mount is bent down as well.

Level back above the shock mount pivot area.




Resting flat on the floor at the swingarm area...



...but the left front engine mount is approx. 8mm off of the floor.


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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 01:20:28 PM »
Yikes!!!

Looking forward to this one.

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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 09:34:02 PM »
Bin filling up with new parts:




"Sharks" in bubble wrap (new Silentium "shark gill" mufflers).


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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 09:58:00 AM »
It gave up a big secret, ouch! There is a local shop that can straighten frames hers, I know you will figure out how to do it.

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Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 03:27:19 PM »
It gave up a big secret, ouch! There is a local shop that can straighten frames hers, I know you will figure out how to do it.

Jim

I've sourced a replacement frame for a fraction of what it would cost to have the original straightened (especially once shipping both ways was figured in). Hope to pick it up Wednesday.
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