59 Tiger Cub Motorcycle

FRS 106, Michael Littman – Spring 2013


List of problems ….


  • cylinder bore .025-over using .020-over piston – ring gap too large
  • frame rusted and cracked; engine mount cracked
  • valves beyond restoration by grinding
  • valve guides loose
  • spokes and wheel hubs rusted
  • fork tubes (stanchions) heavily pitted
  • transmission cogs on one set of gears damaged
  • bronze bushing worn on one of the transmission gears
  • clutch plates heavily rusted
  • distributor missing parts including advance mechanism
  • wrong handle bar
  • portion of head ground away so that copper gasket (between head and barrel) would not seal
  • internal bolt fused to engine case
  • ball race in steering column pitted
  • flywheel bushing worn