R51/3 restoration Before and after

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R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby plunger13 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:06 am

Hi All,
Bought this 2 years ago, my friends thought I had lost the plot............
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Finished last Sept, great bike, reliable, simple to maintain, easily fast enough for todays roads.
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Just found a better pic, might as well do it justice!
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R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby Ruralman » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:11 am

Hi Plunger13,
How did you make it so shiny?
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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:11 am

Very nice - good job! =D>

I like that sort of bike! :grin:
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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:27 pm

Very nice.
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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby plunger13 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi Plunger13,
How did you make it so shiny?
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Hello Keith,
Elbow grease, a scouring pad and parafin for the cases, vapour blasted heads and rocker covers, toned down with a mix of ACF50 and grate polish.
I have had many Boxers in the past and keeping the cases clean was nigh on impossible, they seemed to stain.
The aluminium on the earlier BM's seems to be of better quality........it certainly feels that way.
This is the second R51/3 I have restored, I sold the first to buy something else, and wished I had kept it, especially as I see it regularly, a friend bought it.
Not many about, took a while to find one, but it was worth the wait.
Superb bike, highly recommended, 1953 last year before Noise regs in Germany so it has a nice crisp sound, I love it!

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R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby Ruralman » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:33 pm

Thanks it's great to know how you restored the shine :grin:


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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby Bill Smithson » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:42 pm

Not many about, took a while to find one, but it was worth the wait.
There's a few for sale in Germany listed on - http://www.mobile.de/?lang=en - but get your hankerchief and smelling salts out when you check the asking prices! :shock:

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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby plunger13 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Bill,
Yes they are more popular on mainland Europe, few and far between in UK, import duty when new was high making an R51/3 the same price as a Vincent Twin.
Parts are expensive but at least they are available and once a bike of quality is restored and cared for it won't need restoring again for a long time.

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Re: R51/3 restoration Before and after

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:00 pm

That is a job well done. Respect. :cheers: :cheers:
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