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A friend of mine's uncle had his original MR50 that he had from when he was a kid. He would always drag it out and show it off when ever we went around to ride on his property.
I tried for many years to buy it from him but he wasn't having it.
Glad to see you finally have one, can't wait to...
If I recall correctly, they are there to act as a heat insulator to prevent vapour issues when the engine is at very high temps.
I have had great results soaking old rubber and plastic parts in brake fluid to restore them some what. Just don't leave them in there too long.
Not much of an update. Just had a week off work to catch up on things at home. Finally got a bit of time to get into the shed and work on this bike.
I had bought a hoop to weld to the tail a little while ago. Managed to get it trimmed down and stuck on today. Just need to cut some plate to add...
I don't plan to go much over 90kph on this thing. It will be a daily run about to get me to work and back as well as a bit of fun with the sprocket combo.
Most of the good riding roads near me are in the mountains so you can only really get up to 80kph.