|Subject:||RE: '52 125s Resto-project help needed||Date:||Sat Dec 29 10:53:41 2012|
NICE STORY. E-MAIL OR CALL AND I WILL BE GLAD TO HELP YOU GET STARTED, MAKE A FEW SUGGESTIONS AND MAYBE POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR HELP TO GET THIS BIKE BACK ON THE ROAD.
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Hi there! My brother and i have a 1952 125s that was left to us by our father that passed away almost a year ago. I am 40yrs old and have never seen this bike run. It has been in the shed at our parents house since the early 80's when it moved out of our uncles barn where it sat for 10 or 15 yrs. Dad bought it from another uncle in the late 60's when he was getting divorced and didnt want it around our house because our older half brother would have likely destroyed it. Dad only rode it a few times because the kickstarter is stripped and had to push start it. We are interested in talking to someone near southeast MI that can help with the restoration process. The motor would have to be totaly gone through and replace the electrical system i'm sure. The chrome would have to be redone also. We would like to do as much as possible ourselves as a token to our late father. About 5 yrs ago we did a frame off restoration on a 31 ford tudor sedan with him and it was his pride and joy.
The bike was painted army green and has a buddy seat. It looks to be all there including a HD battery but has surface rust on almost the whole bike. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve
ps. I will try to post some pic's if anyones interested in seeing it for suggestions on what to do to it.