Harley Davidson SX 350

9 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Harley Davidson SX 350 отключены
Cagiva SX 250

As far as I can see the major advantage of owning any perhaps the only advantage, is you can drop a line on a woman owning one and get her on the back before she what’s hit her. By the time clocked that it’s one of stupid badged Harleys in Italy it’ll be too late to out.

This was the theory caused me to hand over 200 for a non-running 250 single cylinder To be fair, it looked quite in its way and the chassis was in good nick. I many an idle moment on the wee beastie, playing demonically the throttle even though the was as … as a corpse.

At first I the refusal to start was a decade’s of crud in the carb. I spent a day the gunge out, grinding the valve in and blowing compressed air the jets, causing the local owner to rush out to see what I was with his air-hose.

That was a of time as the engine still to start or even make noises. A new spark plug help, but I noticed that the was more yellow than That led to the points which a battered mess that be cleaned up.

Halfords was raided for a similar set and some serious bodging were fitted. The spark was poor but there was a bit of growling in the chamber.

Only after a newish coil and HT lead off an MZ did the come to life. Unlike a Wop machine the kickstart was on the right and didn’t need much I’d eliminated all the connectors and in the ignition circuit, the only way to the engine was to pull the HT lead off or the bike.

The test ride that the bike would into first gear refused to come out unless the was stalled when it’d go into neutral. In a frenzy of it’d put 25mph on the clock and the whole area in smog the engine had a chance to clean out.

The poor gearbox was by an almost complete absence of I poured in some car gearbox oil and was with a change that if not could crunch through the It felt quite similar to an MZ I’d once owned but was in so far that it rarely fell out of once they were

At times, though, the whine of the meshing … out both the and exhaust noises!

Once I was there was some life in the motor, I bought a new battery, the lights and horn, cleaned up the front disc and generally the machine a good going Being a two … single that regular maintenance was checking the ignition timing and oil. An MOT was passed first with some nice about the bike from the

If he’d actually ridden the HD than given it a cursory over he’d have a damn sight less The front brake barely the tyres felt very and grinding vibes came in time I used the throttle in Being lazy I put the bike up for for Ј600 but the only guy to turn up laughed at me, saying he thought I had one of the cylinder four strokes for which for a while Harley badged.

He reckoned the best thing I do with the stroker was pop it into the canal.

There followed an two months when I used the for the daily commute. In the dry it was passable as as I didn’t expect to do more 70mph. Thereafter the single vibes tried to destroy the

Wet weather was also nasty as the got into the switches, making the and horn go berserk. It’s not too fun to sit at traffic lights with the blaring away and sparks out of the switch cluster!

The Pirelli were also crap in the probably because they ancient and had gone brittle. I of a mind to spend money them and the Harley only about 300lbs, therefore to grapple with when along the road. The front just didn’t want to in the wet, there was sod all engine and the rear drum was either on or off (as was the if things went seriously

The few times the Harley hit the deck I got with bruises to myself, and tank and silencer, plus the bent levers, to the bike. it slid down the road it by refusing to start for the next hour. There was thus no of doing a runner from irate cager whose and joy had been hit by the Harley or quickly myself from the scene and of giggling school children who popped up out of nowhere whenever I off.

No sooner had I become used to the than the clutch went The drum had cracked up then Somehow, the gearbox avoided although the kickstart’s ratchet was of teeth.

Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250

Now, where the was I going to find a new or used

Er, nowhere as it happened. The one quote I had for one out of solid indicated they going to make it out of gold! The tyres apart, was in reasonable so it seemed a pity to throw the away or sell it as a non-runner.

a few bottles of Newcastle Brown I the solution was to fit a 125cc engine. would make the hack to learners as well as halving my bill. In the end, a tuned RXS100 engine was forced in. It was a tight fit, needed filing of the engine cases and to get it to settle down nicely.

It didn’t look half bad by the I’d finished.

Despite the capacity, this motor the bike into a real that would put 80mph on the cover the area in smog and a wail out of the spannie. It took six and 10,000 miles of flat out to wear the engine out.

By time I’d found used bits that me do a thorough rebuild to the Harley Brand new piston and barrel, clutch, some kickstart and a better carb. The crankshaft no signs of wear and the gearbox had a few small score marks on the despite the whining noises.

I had the starting problem as before. didn’t want to get going until I coerced some to push me up and down the street a few When the motor fired, the of the power pulse caught me For the first time there was power to do a wheelie.


After 200 miles of in, the top speed turned out to be 97mph on the which was wildly optimistic as my on a Beemer reckoned it was only Vibes were much possible to cruise flat out if the tyres and non-existent brakes put out of my mind. The brake was improved a used Brembo caliper, new and fluid, but still left me with fear on a few occasions.

By the I’d finished with the it looked very smart, ran stopped reasonably, was an excess of fun to and cost sod all to run (fuel was 60mpg). The thing that persuaded me to was an offer of Ј850!

Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250
Cagiva SX 250


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