Taifun September 2007

 

 

This is the Taifun on its arrival back in September 2007 it had spent its life in Omaha USA.It seems to have ended its running life as a street cruiser ? note the coloured lights within the front wheel and the fenders at front and rear.

This pictures shows the remains of a mouse nest found in the carb bay also note the very rusty clutch basket!when the primary drive cover was removed,only rust coloured water !No oil

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Crankshaft needed new bearings and bigends made up by Alpha bearings.
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Lots of work to be done! Shame that such a unique bike gets in this condition!
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The good news the motor wasn’t seized
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quality German engineering! the Duplex drive chain runs in a oil bath
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Front frame removed,Motor,drive chain and rear wheel as one unit! Alloy mushroom lever in position for  using both suspension springs (for pillion use) turning a lever will use only one spring just for  solo rider!  
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