I put this lovely old think back together over the last couple of days. Fortunately I had all the bits that were missing in my parts hoard including a freshly rebuilt engine. Runs great. Really needs a complete strip down and frame paint and new wheels, mudguards and muffler but I can’t be arsed to do another one so I’ve offered it for sale as is.
I bought a rebuild kit for the starter motor. Glad I did. The end cap bush was oval. I found the reason it stopped working. Someone had over tightened the terminal post and torn the main internal connector off at it rotated. Replaced bothe bushes, brushes, lubed bearing and soldered the internal conductor back to the terminal post. Took we 4 attempts to reassemble, adjusting end float, until it spun freely with a bench test. Re-installed it and the bike fired right up, instantly 😀
Got a few bits and bobs sorted this weekend.