That's fair enough, we will be awaiting your report as soon as everything is done.Havn't started it yet - only had a couple of days to check things out so far. Had to get a new battery before I could check the electrics, and will be stripping and clenning the carbs this comming weekend. Then I will put some gas in it (its completly dry) and see what happens.
The electrics all work, even if Italian electrics of the 70's have their little idiosyncrasies
The oil is obviously new, as are the tyres. The battery was replaced because the old one had been drained (probably for shipping) and it was easier to get a replacement than source some acid.
I'm just going over things and checking before I light the fires, just to be safe.
The front brake lever is there - its just the angle hides it behind the bar.
No the numbers were not matching. So it could be the original or a replacement engine. God knows but it is a beauty for sure. Congrats and welcome on board.Quick note - when I first saw this bike I assumed it had been refurbished, The paint and everything is so good, but having got it home I am now convinced it is in fact all original.
Does anyone know - did the frame number and the engine number originally - 8if so then the motot ghas been changed.
+1. Happened to me with one bike - whipped the head off the other & re-engineered the valve seats as a preventive measure.Hi John and welcome.
I have never seen a 350 with matching numbers so don't worry.
Word of advice. If when you try to start it, it seems a bit reluctant and requires lots of kicks....DONT. The kickstarts on these things are a bit of a weak point. It's far better to use rollers or give it a good push. Once up and running you will find that it all settles down and should start within a couple of kicks.
The other serious issue can be the exhaust valve seats falling out. No joke, if it hasn't happened it WILL happen. If you think they havn't been replaced then think about getting them done before you make an expensive mess.......just ask others on this forum!! I have sold 5 new cylinder heads in the last frew months alone!
Don't want to scare you as that looks a lovely example, well done for tracking it down.
All the best.