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TOPIC: PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 01 Mar 2019 08:22 #11

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Nice Norton! A friend recently decided he wanted to find a Norton like the one he had in high school (early / mid 70's) . He had done some custom paint, custom seat and bars. He heard about one that was at an out of business local used car lot / junkyard and everything was going to be auction off. He went to check out the Norton and it turned out to be his old bike. Still had the custom paint, seat and bars. Won the auction and is riding it again. He did have stickers made and put the on the gauges, RIGHT SHIFT and LEFT BRAKE just for reminders.
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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 02 Mar 2019 07:16 #12

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KennyV wrote: Nice Norton! A friend recently decided he wanted to find a Norton like the one he had in high school (early / mid 70's) . He had done some custom paint, custom seat and bars. He heard about one that was at an out of business local used car lot / junkyard and everything was going to be auction off. He went to check out the Norton and it turned out to be his old bike. Still had the custom paint, seat and bars. Won the auction and is riding it again. He did have stickers made and put the on the gauges, RIGHT SHIFT and LEFT BRAKE just for reminders.


Wow Ken that is a cool story, I have my original Bultaco's serial numbers so Im looking also. I sold it locally years ago so if its still out there it may appear. One thing nice about my MK3 75 models is they are left hand shift.
A guy came up to me few years ago while I was at a bike night, looking over the Norton he turn to me and said "I used to own this bike about 15 yrs ago". He recognized the drilled rotors, stock they are solid.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 02 Mar 2019 07:26 #13

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Did a few things to PW, installed new cylinder, head, studs and piston. In case you're wondering the Chinese kit sells for $28.

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64 McClane Edger

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 03 Mar 2019 22:35 #14

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 04 Mar 2019 21:05 #15

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Wheels painted, tires on, welded on a steering stop.


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87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 04 Mar 2019 23:15 #16

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Taught all 3 of my boys to ride on a PW50. 3-4 years old, when they went off pedals it was straight to the 'ol PDub. Lot's of memories.
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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 05 Mar 2019 15:30 #17

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apex wrote: Taught all 3 of my boys to ride on a PW50. 3-4 years old, when they went off pedals it was straight to the 'ol PDub. Lot's of memories.


I did the same with my daughters, they were 5 and 3. Grandson will be 5 in Aug, has been on a Strider since 2 and pedal since 3. Hes been talking about a motorcycle for a year, so with parents permission I got busy.

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87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 05 Mar 2019 16:08 #18

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Great work you're doing. I'll just mention with pw50's down here [nz] every second one i've seen for sale had bent forks & also bent at the steering head as well. Pretty obvious if it is though as won't be much clearance between pipe & wheel by memory. Great little bikes.

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PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 11 Mar 2019 18:44 #19

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Well I got all the parts for the PW, if you are planning on fixing one, parts are cheap. They all are made in China, Ive noticed some minor variations but not enough to make difference. After all it is a PW50 learners bike. Below are what you get for under $300.

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07 DL650
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

PW50 restore for Grandson, and maybe grand daughter when she gets a little older 16 Mar 2019 16:49 #20

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Checking the oil pump stroke.

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07 DL650
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger
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