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Swedish Convert
« on: August 22, 2021, 02:09:08 PM »
Found myself a Convert!!
They are really rare here in Sweden. About 20 were ever imported. Not many have survived.
This is a 1976, almost drives (has a leaky final gear) and has been converted (!) to manual gearbox about ten years ago. The seller claims that all the specific Convert parts are there, and as far as I can see they are. Wrong seat of course, but original saddle bags are there (not in pics).
I talked to the PO (not the seller) and he says its nothing wrong with the converter etc, he just wanted a manual gearbox. Hopefully hes right!
Apart from the boxes with Convert parts, the bike seems to be in decent shape with some new parts (FAC dampers in fork, Valeo starter, brake hoses). I will know better when I get it home and start take it apart. However, it sits on the second floor in a barn presently without a driveway. The seller is building one but it will take some time.

At this time I am debating with myself whether I should do an original resto or a 850T exterior with Convert drive. Time will tell.

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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 03:45:08 PM »
congrats. I think since you have all the parts and the rare aspect them in that area, I'd aim for an original resto for convert. Either way, you can't go wrong!
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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 11:36:49 PM »
That's a nice one!
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