1950 EL Project

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1950 EL Project

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Post by hd474 »

Hi Guys,

I wanna share some pictures of my current Project with you, a 1950 EL.

I bought the bike as a bucket bike, but it was owned by friend, who dissassembled it 25 years ago in our workshop, so I was sure all parts are there (finding them is different story).

This is what I bought:

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Frame, fenders, tanks are all OEM. I had the paint chemically removed and all parts glassball blasted. I also have the OEM name plates.

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All appropriate parts are parkerized and I'm glad I have a friend being who's able to to this on an industrial level, so no home parkerizing.

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Motor and transmission were done by a specialist here in Germany.

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I already started the assembly:

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Hope you like it.....

Jens



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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by PanPal »

Very Nice Jens! Hell of a job so far!

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by Andygears »

Nice bike, nice shop!

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by George Greer »

I agree!!

George

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Carb is in. Next weekend I will do the inner primary case and the harness.

Jens

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by Evert »

What a gorgeous bike!! Please keep us posted on your progress and first ride.

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by Sarre »

Looks great! Have always had a weak spot for blue bikes.

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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I installed the fuel tanks (OEM) today. Ok, I'll have to remove it again, but I wanted to see how it looks.

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Let me know what you think.

Jens

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Lookin' good to me....
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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by kevsett »

Oh yeah. Looks real good for sure. Cool shade of blue!

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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I'm almost ready. Just need to do some minor adjustments, check all the screws, put oil in and then I can start the engine!!
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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by George Greer »

Damn that is nice....

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Looking good !!

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Re: 1950 EL Project

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I made a small video.....



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Re: 1950 EL Project

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Post by RUBONE »

Great video Jens! Congratulations!

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