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Another Chopper back on the road

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This morning I started to build another Chopper

This is how it arrived a few weeks ago



Now for the rebuild

All the bits are here



The Frame all resprayed 


On with the forks, cups and head badge


The stand and bottom bracket


The hub needed two new springs and a service


Bottom half done


Seat and sissy bar added


Nearly finished


Decals next







Another one back on the road



And off to its new home in Leicester.



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congratulation you got yourself a MK1

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Very nice! You made it look easy on the restoration.

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All these Choppers... Hmm
Feels like wanting to own one of these!

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Yup! It's also hard to come by a good condition Chopper nowadays

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Did you use a special tool to remove the stand? Seems tricky.

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Here it is in action


To make the tool get a box spanner and saw it in half


Hacksaw down like this


Until it looks like this


There you are, a stand removal tool


USING THE TOOL
Get a 6 inch G clamp and set it up like this



Gently tighten the clamp and push the collar into the frame


When pushed in the little mushroom pin in the frame becomes loose


Remove the little mushroom pin


Remove the clamp and the tool but be careful it doesn't fly out with the spring. You might have to lever the stand leg a bit up and down to get it out.


And there it is, removed. To put back is the same in reverse.





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hercers wrote:

Did you use a special tool to remove the stand? Seems tricky.


 I have posted a set of pictures showing how remove or put back a stand



-- Edited by Hoover5Ken on Friday 19th of July 2013 06:50:38 AM

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nice job

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