I now have the frame all stripped down. It took awhile to get the tank rubbers out of the frame as I had to improvise with pullers.Swingarm bolt was rusted in but eventually got it out.I have got the barrel off the motor. Piston is soso bore sort of rusty and the head has been pocked by blown rings or bearings before the piston was put in. Forks are seized in their sliders but that is a problem to be tackled further down the track. Next is to split the motor and learn about the gearbox etc. Looking forward to it.
I am now ready to powdercoat the frame etc. I know there have been references to paint colours/codes in other topics but can somebody tell me what they think is the closest powder coat colour to use. If there is one readily available can you please tell me how I can get some shipped to Australia. ps just got a 400 MC5 to restore. Not sure which way to look in the shed at the moment. Oh the dilemma!
Finally after 3 years I am recommencing the resto.Now comes all the silly questions starting with.. I need a new big end pin and Al B says he doesn't have any. Is there another pin eg Wiseco that I can use even if the ends need to be ground down. The other question is I am after some stainless steel spokes for the ST. Can somebody tell me if they are available and from whom. Cheers Bill