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1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby davla » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 pm

I bought this off a guy last week, his Dad bought it for him when he was born! Unfortunately he painted it a garish yellow and purple in the 70's and it's been at the back of his shed for about 30 years. I'm going to give it a good clean under the panels and get it on the road rustoration style, but I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with the paintwork. I don't want to spend much money on it as I've got too many other projects but I don't think I can live with the yellow and purple! Has anyone got any ideas?? Maybe post some pics for inspiration? The rear rack and windshield will probably be up for sale soon so if anyone is interested message me.

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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Mel K » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:30 am

Nice find , you may be able to strip the snazzy paint job off and you’ll probably find the original paint underneath , good luck . There’s probably how to vids on YouTube for stripping paint.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby davla » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 am

Nice if I could but he seems to have got quite a good finish on the paint job so I’m guessing he may have rubbed it down pretty well, it’s worth a try though.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby shane BBoys » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:23 pm

Lovely find.
Love the rack too. How much?
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Scooterslag » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:43 pm

Nice find, quite like the yellow and black 8-)
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby davla » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:21 am

shane BBoys wrote:Lovely find.
Love the rack too. How much?
Shane


Sorry sold
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby pacemaker » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm

Is that a series 3 kickstart pedal? Looks wrong to me. Nice find though 1960 Surrey registered.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Topgearskin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:29 pm

When something like this comes up I think it would be best to sell it on to someone who would like the paint as it is, rather than consign another bit of history to the photo album. You could make a profit as well, I'd imagine. Although not original paint, it's still got historic value in its current condition.

Just my ten bob.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby davla » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:23 pm

pacemaker wrote:Is that a series 3 kickstart pedal? Looks wrong to me. Nice find though 1960 Surrey registered.


I’m not sure, haven’t investigated yet, agree if doesn’t look right though
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby bike grim » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:11 pm

I quite like that as it is. Great find
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Toddy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:11 pm

Agree great find :D
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Donnie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 pm

sticker the crap out of it I'd say. :D
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby northernpete » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:06 pm

Topgearskin wrote:When something like this comes up I think it would be best to sell it on to someone who would like the paint as it is, rather than consign another bit of history to the photo album. You could make a profit as well, I'd imagine. Although not original paint, it's still got historic value in its current condition.

Just my ten bob.

+1
Seems a shame (to me anyway) to get rid of all that history....
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby davla » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:39 pm

Well I've done a bit of work on this and got it running this morning, you'd never believe it's not been started in 30 years, it sounds great. I also fitted a nice pair of original paint rims and front hub which look much better than the silver ones that were fitted. It's just going to get a clean up and made roadworthy for the time being and then I'll decide what to do about the paint.

I need another stand and a S2 rear hub cone if anyone can help?


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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby asjll1973 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:19 pm

Love it, nice early one too.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby xenia1 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:06 am

Looks pretty much rust free. 8-)
An ideal back to original paint restoration.
Behind the horncasting is always a good place to look for the original paint colour.
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby Topgearskin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:50 am

xenia1 wrote:Looks pretty much rust free. 8-)
An ideal back to original paint restoration.
Behind the horncasting is always a good place to look for the original paint colour.


I repeat my earlier post. This paint is more historically valuable than the "original" paint.
Leave it or sell it on. The future will thank you'
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Re: 1 owner from new Li150 S2

Postby MickYork » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:43 pm

Topgearskin wrote:
xenia1 wrote:Looks pretty much rust free. 8-)
An ideal back to original paint restoration.
Behind the horncasting is always a good place to look for the original paint colour.


I repeat my earlier post. This paint is more historically valuable than the "original" paint.
Leave it or sell it on. The future will thank you'


+1 ^
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