Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Hack Came Back...

... the very next day. For repairs that is. It looks like Friday the Stieb sidecar body will be coming back to Brooklyn. The floor has rotted out along the body seam underneath. No better place to fix it than the school's shop because I have access to the sheet metal tools I don't have at home. It's a step in the right direction for the long awaited overhaul this machine needs. For 35 years this thing basically only had the oil changed. Last summer I rewired the whole bike and got the big bore 836 engine running again. We mocked the bike back together just to get it back on the road. But now its time to really go through this whole bike.

The new plan is:
Fix the sidecar floor
New tires
Rebuild the front end
Put the old fenders, tank, and faring back on
We're still debating whether or not to repaint the bike too

Stay tuned...

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