The tank and the seat are the most obvious weaknesses of the beautiful body of Elfi. The tank because it's very rusty on the inside and the bench because it needs a new cover. So, both parts had to be dismantled.
Previously, however, I was able to release the lock from the steering and the tool bay lock of the key remains stuck in it.
The broken beard that I pulled from the steering lock corresponds to the key fragment hanging from the ring with the tank keys. The fragment also fits easily into the lock of the toolbox, which is why I hope this is the original key. However, the number on the key does not match the VIN.
Speaking of VIN, during the dismantling, my eye fell on the nameplate for the first time and here it is: Elfi was built in 1971, but was (according to newspapers) admitted only 2.6.1972. The "temporary" dismantling took place on 26.2.1976.
After these "key experiences", I started by removing the luggage rack and the bench.
Everything has happened so far without a problem, but I have found the first "Frickel". On the right side, a creative lover replaced the bolt attaching the upper eye of the damper with an M10 bolt. I think a worn ring in the eye of the shock should be replaced. There is still a more detailed inventory. The wire in the frame does not seem to be damaged.
|Left: fixing bolt / right: Frickel|
The luggage rack is in good condition and needs to be cleaned. The bench needs a little more love. The base is very rusty, the cover holes, the strap is broken. Let's hear what the saddler says.
|Pretty gammelig: bench|
Once the bench was on the ground, the tank could easily be removed. From the outside, the room is in very good condition, slightly weathered. Without bump (!) And only a few small pebbles on the surface. The border with the logo of the world champion is missing, but there is now a reproduction. Inside, however, it does not look good. After disassembling, I heard the rust and in fact, an impressive amount of metal oxide appeared at the tank head. I still do not know how to proceed here: if I do the work in my own work or if I donate the tank.
When the fuel cock, I will start a rescue attempt because it can move and is also (weakly) constantly. He is now receiving an extended solvent bath.
|Maybe is still to save: gas valve.|
Of course, after the removal of the tank and the bench, the dust of the decades fell on the frame. With particular satisfaction, I was able to see that the RS was in good condition under this dust.
The first part of the dismantling is finished. But as the Frickel showed on the shock absorbers, we are not immune to surprises, even with mopeds first hand. Nevertheless, everything went so well here. Let's see how that goes.