650ss on the road
Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:05 am
After over a year of free time, I am finally riding around on my 1962 650ss. I had it for over 20 years sitting in a basket before I decided to go to work on it, oh well. Not a restoration, just heavy maintenance so I could have something to make running errands economical and enjoyable. Bike is almost completely in standard trim except for the addition of 12v Lucas electrics I had laying in a box, enlarged oil passageways and 6-start oil gear, and a 2ls backing plate in it until I can get new linings onto the original SLS front brake setup. She runs like a rocketship. Bike done 100% at home in my one-car garage, all mechanicals, electrics and spray bomb painting. Since last photo I have even polished up the chrome a bit.