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#21 PKeating

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 19:34

That is the best WM20 restoration I have seen for ages. You got the parts from Russell Motors, didn't you? I did a WD G3 one time and found that the best way of getting that preservative grease off was to place the parts on a block of wood in the hot flow from an electric space heater. A good alternative to the cadmium plating of yesterday - it is hard to get it done anywhere outside India or Pakistan nowadays because of the cyanide involved! - is to have the parts dull or hard-chromed and then fine-blasted. It is not quite the same but is better than any of the alternative finishes offered by platers the "civilised world" these days.

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#22 Hinrik

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 18:36

Dear PK,

Thanks for your most welcome comments. Yes indeed, many of the NOS parts come from Russell motors, but I have also been able to find a lot of stuff from 2 good friends; Henk Joore of Holland (http://home.quicknet.../ahum/index.htm) and Ian Wright of Ark Motorcycles, Devon England.

Ian has restored a number of BSA M20, and is re-manufacturing many old hard to find parts. He told me frankly one day, that if I continue restoring my bike using all the rare NOS parts I have been able to find, this might become the most complete and original WM20 in the World!

I have been saying it for 3 years: "next summer it will be ready" but now....I can really say it with confidence...."It will be ready this summer!!"

Cheers

Hinrik

#23 Hinrik

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 19:10

On a friendlier note, I would like to say that my 12 day visit to Rio de Janeiro was great fun. I was lucky enough to enjoy the hospitality of our member Rendersburg (Otto) and we went to a nice Aiviaiton museum together and I had a nice dinner in his home, with his family.

I encourage other members to meet up like this.

Obrigado amigo

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#24 Rendsburg

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 23:43

Obrigado ? voc?, amigo (Thanks to you, friend).
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 22:27

Here's a pic from an album I recently purchased with a lot of images from that campaign...

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#26 PKeating

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 23:41

Nice photo. Note the field stand attached the the top rail of the rear sub-frame, a feature of military-spec M20s. Here are members of I./Fallschirmj?ger-Rgt 2 with a captured BSA M20 after their victory on Leros on 17.11.1943.

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#27 Gusbucket13

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 17:33

What a magnificent restoration - far better than I can ever hope to achieve on my WM20 If you still swing by this forum I would be very interested to hear from you.

I have put a link up in the Members websites links section about the BSA M20's we are restoring in Birmingham UK their home town of manufacture, I would also be seeking permission to use some of the pics of rare bits you have posted in this thread in our 'Rare Bits Pics' photo album - hopefully a lasting online reference library of those hard to find bits for BSA WM20's and other UK WWII warbikes.

We hope to ride our 2 WM20's to Berlin next summer from Birmingham via the D Day beaches - retracing the trail of leaking oil left by the original bikes! The project seems to be snowballing a bit and there may well end up being more than 2 bikes making the run. All sponsorship is welcome and it looks like we may have a TV deal in the pipeline with UK Channel 5's 5th Gear program producer.

All the best and thanks for this wonderful thread - heartens me a lot! cheers.gif

Cheers

Chris C.

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#28 Hinrik

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 20:30

Dear Chris,

Sure, feel free to use my photos for referance. Here is a link with more photos:

http://www.jsl210.co...opic.php?t=1362

I used a lot of NOS and rare parts in this restoration. I just managed to find the most rare part of them all,
or the early brass military contract dataplate, that was originally riveted to the rear tail mudguard piece. My bike
was made in a batch of 6000 bikes under contract "C9310" so that is the number I should have.

Just finding a real dataplate is hard, let alone your correct number, but I got lucky:



This is where it will be mounted:



Hope you like this little update. I hope the bike will be running this summer. I managed to get a personal licence
plate for it:
BSA
M20

Regards

Hinrik



#29 IMHF

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:50

QUOTE (Hinrik @ Nov 30 2005, 16:57 ) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After getting a copy of the bikes partslist, I was able to make up a long-long list of parts I needed...and since I was working in England for 3 years and went regularily to auto-jumbles and found parts threre. After buying parts for 2 years, I fealt I could start on the bike, and now after 2 more years...this is what it is looking like:



Wow this bike is beautiful, you are doing an awesome job on it. Cant wait to see it when it is complete.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:51

Can you do a youtube video when you start it up for the first time? I would love to here it crank up...

Lorenzo

#31 Hinrik

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 13:55

Lorenzo, sure I can do that.

Here is are some more photos of the bike:

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#32 Hinrik

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 14:08

I was lucky enough to find a very good condition original WWII muffler (silencer) The baffles inside the old once are more complicated then
in the new repro / aftermarket mufflers, so a bike fitted with a new muffler will not sound the same as it originally did. Mine will have the
correct "WWII sound" haha.

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#33 IMHF

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 21:26

Thank you so much for sharing your hobby: It is a very beautiful piece of military history. You have done a great job on preserving it.

Lorenzo

#34 Hinrik

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:39

TO MODERATORS:

PLEASE REMOVE THE ABOVE INDIA ADVRETISEMENT! I DO NOT WANT TO BE ACCOCIATED WITH THIS PERSON!

HE HAS A BAD REPUTATION. JUST GOOGLE HIS NAME AND YOU WILL SEE FOR YOUSELF.

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#35 PKeating

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:14

This is a discussion forum not an advertising billboard. Please do not advertise your firm here.

PK

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