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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    It's very difficult to stay on top of a build thread. Taking pictures at critical junctures often interferes with the enthusiasm of the project. . . But, it's worth it, and I think most everyone will agree that a build thread is their most favorite feature on this forum.
    You're spot on Eric, member builds is my my favorite to see how others approach problems as well as to to have a sneak peak at their work area. I follow garage builds Garage Journal, wood machinist chest restorations, even off the the grid homestead builds, anything with a serial build is of interest. I know on this thread the it started out with "This probably won't be very good, but here it goes." That couldn't be further from the truth. Plan it, build it, document it. It is of huge value when preserving the heritage of old stuff. Thanks

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    Very well said, Mike. Like you said, when a person humbly says they feel overwhelmed by a project, you know they are going to do everything they can to find the information they need, and do the job correctly. Of course it's also beneficial to see how an expert does something as well Pictures, and text are the key, however.
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    Eric Smith
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    Looking forward to your up dates

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    I went for completion on one item to show myself some progress! The saddle was pretty much an incomplete skeleton so I worked on that first (last year...)

    The pan was in trouble, some cracks and blown out holes:



    So I did some welding up of the holes and cracks, and fabricated a missing threaded insert for an optional Mesinger back rest (which I don't have)



    I also needed a few parts (there's a bunch of parts in one of these seats!), but the few missing parts were available through Walker



    ...and sent the seat off to Michael Paquette of Worsham Castle... I am quite pleased with the results, thanks Michael!


    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Next up was the RH handlebar, a messy sausage looking thing so I decided to replace the right side only



    Cut off the old bar and had a friend mill out the casting so that new tubing could be installed, and since he was so helpful he cut the slot for the cable puller. We decided to simply match the rise of the new bar to the LH side, even though the 101 R&O manual tells of a different rise!

    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    The gearbox was my next stop, I opened it up to find the slider gear pretty well past its prime



    I tracked down a new gear and added that to my stash for when I rebuild it. Up top I had a left hand shifting tower, and I mistakenly thought all would have to do is reverse the tower and voila! But the actuating arm is offset so it's not that simple. The arm is riveted to the shaft that the shifter attaches to, so I carefully ground off the mushroomed end of the rivet and tapped it out. Greer's sells replacement rivets for later Scout gearboxes and they happen to be the same size...that was an easy find!



    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    What was the cost to recover the seat? Thanks Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjomike View Post
    What was the cost to recover the seat? Thanks Mike
    Without looking it up I'd say it was right around $300. Don't tell my wife, please! We have an understanding....she doesn't ask and I don't tell (unless it shows up from Ebay and it was inexpensive!)
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Very cool, I just replaced the tubes in my handlebars. Just cut and shortend my trans tower 1 1/8th inch and I am going to have to make a new shaft like the one your showing, that the shiftter attaches too. Keep at it and keep the updates coming.

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    Thanks for the pictures, and text, Harry. What you're doing is my favorite part of messing with old motorcycles. I hope you're having fun.
    Eric Smith
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