Featured 1970 T100c

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  1. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    I received delivery on a 1970 T100C a couple of weeks ago. I have already started ordering parts. This is a bike I am looking to first make rideable and then I will get to the complete restoration. My 92 yr old Dad is advising me in working on the bike. He started racing in 48 on a 47 AJS. It's a project for both of us. I am already seeing a huge difference in parts...some are from the US, some English and many are from Taiwan. We are going to go slow and take our time.

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  2. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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  3. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Great looking bike Charley, try to reuse as many original parts as possible. If rims have Dunlop on them get them rechromed, have bolts and fittings re Cadmium plated etc. Looks like original front ex pipes as well so have the dents removed and rechromed as patt ones are wrong shape and very hard to make them fit. Most of all enjoy your bike :)
     
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  4. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Clutch cable needs to go straight up and under tank, amazing what you find when you look more lol.
     
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  5. Samz

    Samz Noble Member

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    #5 Samz, Dec 27, 2018
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    That looks lovely. My first connection with bikes was when my dad turned up home on a tiger 100 back in the 70’s. He’d bought it off a friend, a Honda dealer who’d taken it in as PX. I think he paid £60 for it! I loved going on the back of it, much comfier than the 400/4 he bought later.
    Wish I could find one to do up now, especially if it was £60!
     
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  6. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I figure I'll replace the cables. Non of them are routed correctly. Lol. The throttle cable drives me crazy Haha. Hanging down like that.
     
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  7. darkman

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    A job worth doing and will tidy bike up big time. Even the footrest rubbers look good, must be orig as new one's today last about a year.
     
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  8. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    I found out the other day that my neighbor across the road from me has a 1970 T100S that was first purchased new in England, toured the country then shipped to the states. I is about the same condition as my C but his tank has a small rust pin hole in it. It is interesting to see the differences in the bikes from the same year. The handle bars are much narrower on his S and lower. More of a cafe style I think. I am trying to talk him out of it as well. He is a Morgan car guy..he has 4 of those so he might need the room, so the bike might be something I can get. It would be cool to have two bikes from the same year but both T100.
     
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  9. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    I believe everything is original as far as the rubber goes. Wiring sure is and it needs to be replaced. It's amazing how much a wiring loom will set a person back. Are the wires gold? LOL
     
  10. darkman

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    Lucas now do quite a good cloth replacement loom for around £70.00 in the UK, you could also recover the orig loom with cloth loom tape and make it good.
     
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  11. darkman

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    They had quite a range of models in the 500's, UK bikes had flat bars like you say and painted mudguards with a bigger licence plate on the rear mudguard, also most UK bikes would not have the stripe like the front mudguard would have had because of the bigger plate holder. Would be a nice addition to your collection and a rare bike in the US :)
     
  12. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    This one does have both mudguards painted..with the silver stripe. The front has the license bracket that isn’t needed here in the US. It hasn’t been run in probably 10 years or more..all the gas was drained, no oil in the engine or tank and battery has been removed. I am going to give him some time to think about it then see if I can make him a good offer.
     
  13. darkman

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    I wish you well with your plan :) probably the only T100S in the US :)
     
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  14. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    a question on painting the frame. A friend of mine tells me he powder coats all frames now. He restores old dirt bikes. Huskys, Hondas, DKW and the like. I am not a huge fan of powder coating as it adds to the thickness of the tubing and it can't be easily patched when it gets chipped. So what do you all recommend? What is the correct paint to use?
     
  15. Tricky-Dicky

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    Well the original correct paint would be cellulose but this is hard to come by these days, so i guess you could use 2K or a an acrylic both will be easier to touch up but nowhere near as durable, a decent powder coater should be able to apply a not too thick layer but some tend to use the plasticized stuff which is thick.
     
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  16. darkman

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    Modern 2K paint is the way to go and easy to repair at a later date :) I have one bike with a powder coated frame and wish i had striped it when it was appart but i will live with it for now.
     
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  17. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    I looked up the 2K paint that I can get...seems it is a either a black Urethane primer or an Epoxy primer...so I assume this would then be sprayed with their clear coat for finish? Or am I looking at the wrong products. Eastwood 2K Aerosol paint is what I am looking at.
     
  18. darkman

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    Eastwood products have a good name and you can get a good finish with 2k cans if you take your time, also look around local body/paint shops as getting professional oven baked paint done say on the frame black parts as its quite cheap. If you go for originality in colours for the tank Graham will give you good advice on paint in the US.
     
  19. Charley

    Charley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks you, as always good advice. I have already purchased the paint from Don Hutchinson and the tank is at a small local paint shop. Taking my time on this bike is how I intend to proceed. I learned along time ago with wood working that it is better to walk away for a while than to proceed when I am frustrated as short cuts tend to look very appealing.
     
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  20. darkman

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    Yes D H is probably the best for paint supplies in the US colours wise so no problem there, short cuts and bikes don't go together well lol. Ah don't forget some pics when done :)
     
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