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Re: 1965 Benelli / Motobi 200 Sprite
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2022, 08:26:28 PM »
Looks great! BTW, 123 Bearing is in France.  :wink:

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Re: 1965 Benelli / Motobi 200 Sprite
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2022, 12:17:07 AM »
Looks great! BTW, 123 Bearing is in France.  :wink:

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CRT 4 de Lesquin Rue Léo Ferré
59273 FRETIN - FRANCE

I guess I wasn’t paying attention to their website, I just assumed they were UK, great service though, I ordered the crank big end needle bearings and cup rollers late last week and less than a week later they arrived. Can’t beat the prices either, I used to have a helpful local supplier but no longer.
48 Guzzi Airone, 57 Guzzi Cardellino, 65 Benelli 200 sprite, 66 Aermacchi Sprint, 68 Gilera 106 SS, 72 Eldorado, 72 Benelli 180, 74 Guzzi 750S, 73 Laverda SF1, 74  Benelli 650S, 75 Ducati 860GT, 75 Moto Morini 3-1/2, 78 Moto Morinii 500

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Re: 1965 Benelli / Motobi 200 Sprite
« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2022, 08:30:10 PM »
I got another 200 Sprite parts motor bottom end in trade for some Cardellino parts. The cases are excellent and will be used in my 200 motor. A bunch of other bits will find a home in the 250 and 125 motors.





A night in the ultrasonic tank then an afternoon of vapour blasting.



The bike suffered a broken transmission gear, probably sat for decades after the transmission went bang.



I am hoping I can repair the damaged crankshaft tip with
My MIG and turn it back in the lathe.



The rotor was fused to the crank, someone had tried to get it off before and whatever puller they tried damaged the crank and tore the threads out of the rotor spindle. I cut the rotor brass body off the steel Center (I have a spare) and used serious heat and a big bearing puller to get it off, amazing how stuck it was.




48 Guzzi Airone, 57 Guzzi Cardellino, 65 Benelli 200 sprite, 66 Aermacchi Sprint, 68 Gilera 106 SS, 72 Eldorado, 72 Benelli 180, 74 Guzzi 750S, 73 Laverda SF1, 74  Benelli 650S, 75 Ducati 860GT, 75 Moto Morini 3-1/2, 78 Moto Morinii 500

 

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