Aermacchi Harley Davidson Sprint Page

Below are some pictures of my restoration project.

If you are looking for parts or more information, try these two links

My list of Sprint parts vendors or Spurgeon's Aermacchi Page

Here are some "After" pictures of the restoration. Click to expand
Right (shift - 1up 3down) side view. All aluminum pieces were polished by me.
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Left (Brake) side view. Stock wheels and spokes, although they have both been chromed.
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Left side view. Seat restoration by Sargent. All parts are original (or NOS) except the handlebar grips, mirrors (reproductions) and the fabric and foam for the seat. The seat frame and springs are stock.
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Tank logo - note the hand painted matching SS logo on the toolbox. Paintwork is the stock color that was found under some pieces that had been sprayed over with the Blue shown above.
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Body work done - view from the rear
Here are the "Before" shots... Click to expand
My 72 SS 350. Pretty tough condition (note dented tank, worn seat, rusted and broken spokes, not to mention the layers of clay, rust and corrosion.....)
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Plenty of work here
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Are the heads normally black ? ......
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This gives you a pretty good idea of the condition of the rims. Chrome was pitted through and the spokes were beyond reuse - the ones that were still there, that is....
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Side View
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Disassembly begins - tank and seat off, and motor dropped. Electrics in place. Handlebars have a hairline fracture (probably from hitting a tree)
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Front end off. No shortage of clay and rust. Note the all purpose tools in the left side of the pic (hammer and chisel...) Amazingly all frame points were to original specifications.
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Disassembly continues. While attempting removal, several pieces simply deteriorated in my hands and fell off.