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1988 ar125 b2 rebuild :) very photo heavy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: 1988 ar125 b2 rebuild :) very photo heavy Reply with quote

so i got this ar early this year
she had been ran for 4 years or so as the little donkey bike doing 20,000miles in its time
but due to money problems (car ect...) and the the ar was going to fail its mot without a fair bit of work (the mot station tried to fail him for not having no rear foot pegs so whats ceased shock, low tread tyres, many lights not working lol and aslight dodgy electics ) also the hammer hole in the airbox and side panel from some little sh#t
to i saved her to later find she may have ended in the scrap yard :/
so i got her and going to bring her back to glory and keep afew of the characteristic from over the years Smile
here is when before i got the bike












the day she i got her










on the left my 83 A1 during its rebuild
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






the were repainted but were the paint had came off was the original gold which had gone bronzy


new indicators


stripping the rear of the frame
















got a boot and checking some fitment and other bits










just playing about




taking the swing arm to shot blast at collage











afair bit of corrosion but not rot Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






primer



black chassis enamel








the next day

























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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


the original engine
where that came with the bike as spare along with a another
the reed valve broke off and went through the engine destroying the piston and going into the crank locking the engine up and i was told it happend at 75mph haha

i well get around one day to rebuild it lol
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





repairing the boot using the original boots clips

decals made up




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



the swing arm painted gold (rover gold to match the original colour)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many more photos to come
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant rebuild thread Jack.. Great stuff !
Really pleased to see another little AR getting a new lease of life..
The frame and swing arm have come up a real treat too Smile

Your sure living up to your name on here though.. I must have seen 4 ? Maybe 5 different AR125s?... You sure got the AR bug Jack .. If I didn't know better I would say we were related .. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got 5 in total
1983 A1
19?? A model still need the reg for it which will happen 1 day
1988 B2
1988 B4
1991 B7
the swingarm i did not lacquer it cause my a1 is and it looks not very good also i found the original paint was a satan finish so a copied that

and you never know haha Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote








swing arm fitted











another line up lol









i got a brandnew nos belly pan for it (the original may go back on once repaired) for a steal





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very smart Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote











i noticed when i was stripping the tank the decals looked to be painted or silk screened but they were not like normal decals the side panels were stickers and were different? but the tank had not been touched or anything

went though the electrics again and a quick run as i fitted a new gibson exhaust due to nicking the nikkon for the A1 lol





stipping the wheels

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the other day













the panel now stripped


new boots fitted like how it was before from a norton commando Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/XGtFflxvsEI
the first run back in july
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/AFUfp7LaGZY
running the new gibson exhaust Smile
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