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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 heís 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.











« Last Edit: October 26, 2021, 01:06:54 PM by Klinkhammer »
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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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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 12:43:09 PM »
Got the Convert to the garage last week.
As of now it has a manual 5-speed and all of the  specific convert parts sits in a box (engine front cover with trans oil pump still on the engine).
Most stuff seems to be there. So far the only thing missing is the transmission oil cooler bracket. (I have just placed an ad in the Swapmeet section).
Havenít had time to take any pictures yet but they are coming.
850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)

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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 12:43:09 PM »

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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 12:14:59 PM »
Some progress made.
Got the bike apart and engine out last week and today I disassembled the engine.
Everything seems to be in good, or at least decent shape. Tomorrow I will inspect the engine parts more closely but from what I saw today the only obvious thing was some pitting on the cam followers.
I believe I have everything for the transmission except for the bracket that holds the oil cooler, however Charlie M has very kindly donated one. Thank you!!

I have also decided some more on the build. It will be a 850T look-a-like (green with gold stripes) with twin discs, foot boards and convert transmission. The 850T looks has really grown on me, itís a no-nonsense, basic bike, and the plan is that this will be my bike to use around town.
I already have the 850 T parts I need (tool box lids, instrument cluster, triangular crash bars, seat bar, etc). And donít fear; I will keep the critical Convert parts If I ever change my mind.
I think I will call this one a ConverT.



« Last Edit: October 26, 2021, 12:15:53 PM by Klinkhammer »
850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)

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Re: ConverT
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 04:09:41 PM »
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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2021, 05:14:16 PM »
Some progress made.
Got the bike apart and engine out last week and today I disassembled the engine.
Everything seems to be in good, or at least decent shape. Tomorrow I will inspect the engine parts more closely but from what I saw today the only obvious thing was some pitting on the cam followers.
I believe I have everything for the transmission except for the bracket that holds the oil cooler, however Charlie M has very kindly donated one. Thank you!!

I have also decided some more on the build. It will be a 850T look-a-like (green with gold stripes) with twin discs, foot boards and convert transmission. The 850T looks has really grown on me, itís a no-nonsense, basic bike, and the plan is that this will be my bike to use around town.
I already have the 850 T parts I need (tool box lids, instrument cluster, triangular crash bars, seat bar, etc). And donít fear; I will keep the critical Convert parts If I ever change my mind.
I think I will call this one a ConverT.





I had the same dilemma Klinkhammer and converted my G5 to a T3 FB lookalike in black.  Iím happy with the look but the stock convert/G5 look grows on me every day.  Either way youíll have a great ride.



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Re: Swedish Convert
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 02:20:15 PM »

I had the same dilemma Klinkhammer and converted my G5 to a T3 FB lookalike in black.  Iím happy with the look but the stock convert/G5 look grows on me every day.  Either way youíll have a great ride.




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Thats a great looking bike!!
850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)

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Re: ConverT
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 10:21:09 PM »
I don't think you will be able to fit the 850T toolboxes, as the trans fluid tank sits there on the left hand side.

I think she is beautiful as is. The black and white is classy, like it's wearing a tuxedo. If it were mine, I'd get rid of the wind screen and fine some black side cases.

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Re: ConverT
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2021, 10:38:24 AM »
I don't think you will be able to fit the 850T toolboxes, as the trans fluid tank sits there on the left hand side.


The toolbox will not fit on neither side, I'm just fitting the lids  :wink:
850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)

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Re: ConverT
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2021, 04:45:02 AM »
Inspected the engine parts more closely and was pleasantly surprised. The only thing that needs replacement is the cam followers, the rest of the engine looks as if it was recently rebuilt. I will clean out the crank and do a careful honing.
After vapor blasting it will be ready for reassembling.
Also got the 850T valve covers out.




« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 04:47:49 AM by Klinkhammer »
850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)

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Re: ConverT
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2021, 02:08:51 PM »
Received new cam followers from HMB along with gaskets and seals. Heres a picture of new and old pitted ones.





The cam looked alright





Also received the oil cooler bracket from Charlie  :)
Thank You!



850T Endurance racer lookalike 1974
LM III 992 Agostini 1983
V1000 ConverT 1976
BMW R1250GS HP 2019
V7 sport 1972 (Sold)
850T3 California 1977 (Sold)
850T 1974 (Sold)


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