I thought I’d post a few pictures of the Dnepr, which is now down to a pair of frames and a sidecar body. I’ve been working late over the past few weeks, but I did manage to get the Dnepr disassembled. All the parts have been set aside and labelled. The sidecar frame still has its swing arm mounted, but I should get that final piece off next weekend.
When the weather warms I’ll continue with the removal of the paint, sanding and sandblasting, then prepping all the pieces for painting. I still have not received the new forks, exhaust pieces or wheel rims. I have received some other interesting new parts, however. The new 6-circuit fuse panel will replace the original 4-circuit unit. The new fuse panel includes an automotive-grade 30 amp relay to relieve the heavy switching duties from the ignition key. The maintenance-free electronic ignition unit will replace the original breaker-point system, and I’ve even received vintage-looking cloth-covered spark plug wires. The new stainless steel spokes arrived from Germany, ready for lacing the old hubs to the new rims once they arrive.
Stay tuned for more updates.