Monday, 26 September 2016

"Pistoncino"- Detail

Just some detail shots.
Even had the original tools in the tool box.

"Pistoncino" - Running and riding.

"Pistoncino" runs and rides. Once I found the on/off switch hidden up near the horn she runs first kick. Does not blow smoke at all. Yay! 
Private road with fuel bottle strapped to frame I saw just under 40mph on the speedo. Hitting rear brake makes it go up gears. Must remember gear pedal and brakes are on opposite sides compared to a Jap bike.


"Pistoncino" - That smell that never leaves you...

Old fuel smell. It is like roadkill smell. You never forget it and it satys with you for life.
Cleaning the old fuel out of the tank this morning. It has coated the inside like varnish. Boiling water with detergent and a Gerni is doing the trick nicely.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

"Pistoncino" - 1/2 hour and at it with the tools.

Yep within 1/2 hour of it being here I am mocking up what it may end up looking like.
Plans are for different handle bars. They are in the mail. Seat springs for the solos seat. In the mail.
Nothing is set in stone yet.

"Pistoncino" - Has landed.

"Pistoncino" the 1967 Sears Gilera 106SS has landed this afternoon.
How it came into Australia with old fuel in the tank that stinks of old varnish I don't know.
The delivery driver was happy to get it out of his truck as the old fuel had split and the truck stunk of it too. The V-Rod that was in the back will have a lingering smell to it.
I may have to pull the carb off and check it does not have a build up of the old fuel in it.
It is in great condition for its 49 years.
Can't wait to here it running.