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Hi Doodah,
Everything I,m replacing has just died of "Old Age" lol
There is nothing, so far, that's actually scrap, just very VERY worn
Pinion rollers and drive shaft rollers being a case in point.
Both sets were "hammered" but not actually wrecked.
I have no idea how many miles this bike has REALLY covered … I get the feeling that the USA is a BIG place though...….
Like the bores …… just plain worn out.
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lynnx, do you mean they were pitted or flat spotted, or were they still functioning. i'm only asking like that because the transmission is the number one reason for destroyed engine cases. ideally, we'd like to see them happily on the road rather than in pieces.
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The rollers were pitted, but still rolling, even ttling whilst they did it.!
Apart from some tooth wear even the box wasn't bad (see earlier pics)
If it wasn't for the compression being down to 70 psi on both cylinders the bike would probably gone on for another 10000 miles!
I did finally achieve something today though ……

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So, bought a lovely front mudguard (fender) from Germany but need to make the stays,
and ordered the 2nd tranche of spares from JW Boon in Denmark!
Truly an international rebuild.
Oh, and Torrington bearings from France.
I,d buy spares from the US but tax, carriage and import charges are crippling.!!
Sent off the hub and fork legs for rechroming - THATS crippling too!
Still no news from DVLC …. is that a good sign or a bad one ? (nervous) lol
Still trying to source a narrow drop center flared flange rim for the front.
Want it to match the rear but is proving elusive. Ideas?
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If you need any other Torringtons, try these



They might not say Torrington on the packet but that company is owned by another major brand or vice versa, so you’re not getting Taiwanese stuff.
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