Jawa 897 Speedway Bike assembly

EndoJim

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What up Moto brother and sister...

Though I would share a very cool bike I was lucky enough to assemble and display at Moto Bistro. A friend of a friend hooked me up with the Jawa 897 500cc Speedway bike. I picked it up in a crate, and brought it straight back to my shop. Felt like an early Christmas gift. I did not waste anytime tearing into it. Everything was well wrapped and organized so it inly took a few hours to get it all together.

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I'm am definitely a fan of speedway growing up in California in the era Greg Hancock and Bruce Penhall but never actually put my hands on one.
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The front suspension was super cool using a single shock and two rubber bands on either side of the forks for the springs. The rubber was very deteriorated but lucking I work with a polish buddy that has a speedway racing back ground and is looking for replacements.
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The bike looks as though it was pulled from the racetrack, disassembled and stored all this time. I just wiped it down with a coat of WD40 and left it as is. No doubt I could have it running in an hour.
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Now Proudly displayed on the Moto Bistro music stage... next to the RT100 and CB100 :)
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Thanks Bob and Muzz.
Moto Bistro Jim
 

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Bike looks great Jim, will get admiring looks i am sure, should get Muzz over for a viewing.
 

EndoJim

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Well I could not help myself... I have made a deal on another bike to display... Beta 250 Trails bike. Should look great above the CB100 pointing towards the Jawa.

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So now we have a CB100 classic street bike, Jawa 500 Speedway, RT100 Enduro, and soon a Beta 250 Trials bike up on stage :)

Now I have to talk Muzz into letting me show off one of his Twin cylinder 250cc 2-stroke track bikes :)
 
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