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I need what kind of tool?

So far the work on the R50 this weekend has followed this pattern:

* look at the next step in the book
* consult further documentation and figure out what the book is talking about
* discover that I'm lacking a tool to make this step possible
* go to store to buy said tool
* do work which takes all of 5 minutes
* look at next step....

So far I haven't spent a dime on parts for the bike and yet I've burned through 1/4 of my budget. At least I'll have a nice pile of shiny tools when I run out of money, right?

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shandon
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
As long as you have the bike you'll probably need the tools. That one is a keeper, right? So, it's a good investment.

However, you could always clean them up and return them..

"Oh, it's the wrong part -- I need *next tool* instead.."

Heh. Heh. Heh.
matthew
Sep. 28th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
It's true. Though a lot of this service won't need to be done again for a *really* long time unless something goes wrong.

I guess I'll just have to pick up and restore another bike after this one ;)

I had thought about returning some of the tools, heh... maybe :)
cooncat
Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Probably I missed it, but...
which book?

What's the bible of R50 restoration?

I'm guessing "Aurora Rents" doesn't stock these tools...

Edited at 2008-10-23 05:45 am (UTC)
matthew
Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: Probably I missed it, but...
So far I've been using the clymer manual. It's nearly useless. I got the factory manual and it's not much better but does include a lot of clearances and whatnot. Too bad a bunch of them are wrong according to the mechanics that have been working on these bikes for the last few decades.

The bible has not yet been published, but will be out next month. It's being put out by http://barringtonmotorworks.com/ I've pre-ordered mine and plan on waiting to do the re-assembly until I get it. I'm certainly not going to open up the transmission until I have the book in my hands.

As for the tools, they come from http://www.cycleworks.net/ And no, not rentable from Aurora Rents. However, they are now rentable from Me. ;)
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