October 23 2014. There are large pictures on this page, please allow time for them to load. Thank you.
1966 (or there-a-bouts) T20 X6 Super Six Hustler.
In just today, no idea of motor condition yet but will know that within the week. Apart from that is is pretty well complete missing only the left frame cover and air box.
I have t250 airboxes so hopefully it will work.
I'll be doing a general clean up over the coming weeks but not a restoration as such, I will repaint the tinware though, probably black as most of the T20's I see are either red or blue.
Most of the chrome is acceptable although the mufflers could do with a refinish. I have plenty of lollypop indicators here, just need to find lenses for them. The front guard has been cut but i think for now I will just centralise it, and I will be putting lower bars on it.
I'll update progress as it happens.
Be sure to look at some of my other projects, link below. Enjoy.
Chris Dupen. Owner netbikes com au, since 1995.
Updated November 25 2014
A fair amount of work has now been completed, actually not too far away from overall completion. I have fired up the motor, cleaned and set carbs, timing, points etc, it runs very nice.
I have gone through all the electrics, fixed dodgy ends with new plugs and so on. polished a few bits, painted guards, headlight, fork lowers and oil tank.
Have sourced a left frame cover and I will be working on that tomorrow, a air filter box is also on the way from across the pond, new foam and a seat cover fitted, the cover is GT185 that I had here, looks good I think.
New hand grips, lower bars, a couple of cables, new bulbs etc, all that roadworthy stuff.
Progress pictures below. I will add more when bike is fully complete.
I bought this bike from the wife of a deceased gentleman, it came with a spare partial engine bottom end as he had thought the gearbox was broken.
When I pulled the clutch cover I discovered that the gear shift spline, arrowed, was one tooth out with its matching mate on the shift drum.
An easy fix and a bonus not to need to pull the engine apart.
Updated January 3 2015
A few more pictures of the bike pretty much complete. I just need to add lenses to the indicators, they are in the mail now hopefully.
The bike is not show worthy but will do everything a show bike will except win that trophy, too bad so sad.
I'll do one more photo session for this page at a later, not too much later, for this page, and may do goPro too if I can get someone to come along and do the filming, just watching the road go by gets boring pretty quickly in my mind.
For now here are the latest pictures, taken randomly in the past few weeks.