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Allan G, Gary E
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Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #483357 03/28/2013 3:36 AM
by Two Alpha
Two Alpha
Ok folks, this is a start to restoring the thread started by Gary E. It's a little bit raw, I'll dress it up if it becomes necessary.
Hope you like it, feel free to post away.

Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (pages 1 to 64)
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #801685 Mar 17th a 02:42 PM
by Soupdragon
Soupdragon
I don't have a 65 Cyclone but I do have a 64! Just fresh out of restoration. Very happy with it, don't know anyone over here that's actually seen one.
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #802631 Mar 24th a 05:10 PM
by ljm
ljm
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Handlebars for my West Coast Hornet. It has the part # stamped on them.
ljm
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #802632 Mar 24th a 05:13 PM
by ljm
ljm
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This shows the wall thickness.
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #806247 Apr 22nd a 04:18 PM
by Richard Phillips
Richard Phillips
Thanks Gary
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #806128 Apr 21st a 01:26 PM
by Gary E
Gary E
Since it is larger, and the fill neck is taller, it is more difficult to to install than the standard oil tank. Installation can be done from the right side, and it needs to go in before the rear fender is installed.
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #808421 May 10th a 07:45 AM
by Allan G
Allan G
Great job on the repair!
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #808625 May 12th a 02:48 AM
by Richard Phillips
Richard Phillips
Great job Gary. A few of us are purists we do it for many reasons and it’s never easy. Knackered nuts and bolts don’t cut it. Every detail has to be correct even if you can’t see it. It’s sort of the spirit of restoration.
Plenty of room in the vintage motorcycle world for us all and it’s all highly respected.
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored) #809385 May 18th a 11:39 PM
by ljm
ljm
Gary

That is one fine job on that repair.I would have to say you definitely saved that cyclone. from the scrap pile.

ljm
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