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How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? #437920
06/02/12 2:59 pm
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Looking around my "shop", (clutter), I don't know why some stuff is still there. Things that are so hacked up as to be worthless for normal use, Some stuff is actually FUNNY to look at! Like.... What was that guy thinking ????
Got any funny/sad/chopped-up parts stories and photos ??

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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #437948
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I thought this one should win some sort of award:

M23 inner gearbox cover. Note the parting line running approximately up the middle of the photo and the irregularly spaced circles. On the other side is a 1/6" steel plate that was used to rivet the two broken halves of the cover together. Pretty impressive bodgery if you ask me.


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'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #437983
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That's a great one to start it off!


1967 A65 Lightning
1967 Triumph T20 Mountain Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V7
1969 B44 Victor Special
1966? Royal Enfield Interceptor
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438112
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I think that we will need a new category........ "IT WORKED !!"

The fellow that did that cover plate didn't have no stink'in Heliarc Thing-a-mabob. So the tried and true rivet fix was used, and I guess IT WORKED! Not pretty, but got the job done. Did it leak?


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438116
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Let's see...... How do you get the barrels off that STICKY base gasket,....... ? HHMmm, pounding on those fins didn't work too good. OH,... I know, I've got the perfect tool right here in box !!



And I'll be real careful,... and do both side evenly !!



ALRIGHT, got that sucker OFF !!


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438207
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Not quite boogered up, just a bit of truth in advertising.......


Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438352
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1971 T120 steering stops:



I'm going to strip, repair and paint this frame someday but the bike runs so well I hate to take it down. Maybe next winter.

Eric



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1973 T140V/TR7
1993 Ducati 900 SS
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438369
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I don't get it,.......... what's wrong with that?? ;-)


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438377
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I'm not going to explain. It hurts to much...

Don't worry, this is three years ago. She's fully recovered now.


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: Ger B] #438382
06/04/12 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted By: Ger


I'm not going to explain. It hurts to much...

Don't worry, this is three years ago. She's fully recovered now.


I'm thinking this picture should come with every anti-wetsump valve.


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438431
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Not buggered exactly... I was looking for a spare primary cover, and a neighbor of mine, an old timer who had a number of old bikes lying around, showed me this, still attached to a bike, lying on its side in the weeds:



Apparently, aluminum is not always "forever".

I took the cover anyway, to save for just such an occasion.

Last edited by Mark Z; 06/05/12 1:00 am.

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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438434
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You just can't buy patina like that bigt


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: BikeVice] #438435
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Originally Posted By: BikeVice
1971 T120 steering stops:



I'm going to strip, repair and paint this frame someday but the bike runs so well I hate to take it down. Maybe next winter.

Eric



Hey Eric, when you cut those off would send them to me? The clip-ons I just put on my Trident contact the tank and those look like just what I need. laughing


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438437
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When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438459
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Wow!!! That's a really neat one!! The angle of the bent rod and not yet broken, the discolored heat evidence............
Oh the agony that poor motors was in !!


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438467
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Quote:
this picture should come with every anti-wetsump valve

An anti-wetsump valve was not the cause.


Ger B

Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438471
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Painstakingly build, mercilessly thrash, completely destroy, now repeat.



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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438525
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Originally Posted By: KC in S.B.
Wow!!! That's a really neat one!! The angle of the bent rod and not yet broken, the discolored heat evidence............
Oh the agony that poor motors was in !!


And I was really hoping the engine wouldn't turn over because of stuck rings shocked


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438605
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If you want to see more "boogered" parts, just keep watching the
BSA and Triumph eBay listings, under "frames."

Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438611
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Not a bike part but it is truly knackered



A friend of mine was driving along his field to his woods last night and heard a thump, turned around and saw his spare tire laying in the field. He thought the tire hoist had broke. The hoist was still intact but the center of the rim was still hanging from it.


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438683
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Ok, here's a fun one: I buy a motor, it's supposed to be an A65...... so I count the cyclinder fins, and it checks out,..HAH!
There is always a way to get hood-winked...........

Imagine-or-remember, you're 16, or maybe not. You have a bike that won't run, but you will try anything to change THAT! I visualize a kid with his Dad's drill motor, and a grinding stone, hopping all over the place,.... but it did RUN!!!

A50 head, hogged out to fit an A65 motor.



Look close, and you can see where the piston was crushing the carbon!



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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438684
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Wow, That's a good one!! I forgot about cars rusted up to the door handles!! And the undersides even worse!! I had to look to see the location.
My 211,000 mi '86 Elky ain't pretty, but doesn't have a rust hole in it...........


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438908
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I live in northern Illinois, "snow country."
I drive used pickup trucks as my regular vehicles.
People wonder why I always remove the spare tire from
under the truck and mount it up in the truck bed.

Shel's photos show why. I have cut up old trucks in which
the spare was still under there....or what WAS LEFT of the spare.
The tire was rotten, and the wheel rusted beyond use.
Seems prior owners never used it, never checked it, or
forgot about it.

Where I carry it, I can check the tire pressure, the condition of the tire and wheel, and never have to lay on by back, under the truck, in rain, slush or snow, to get to it if I need it.

Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438919
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Left Rockford in '84.


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Re: How about a FUN thread on boogered parts?? [Re: KC in S.B.] #438922
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How's this for a rearset?

-Ian



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1983 Honda CB650SC daily rider
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various D14 Bantams
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