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    New to the Forum. Just bought a Tornado 650 S2 Basket Case

    Hi, I've just purchased a 650 S2 in boxes. It's going to be my winter project. It was dismantled at least 18 years ago, maybe even 10 years longer.

    Sadly the tank and side panels had been repainted way back in the year 2000 but one layer has shrunk covering every area with cracks.

    I've posted a few pictures on my profile page.

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    Good luck. I've had mine for about 3 years. I think they're great bikes, some good design features for the time and way ahead of Triumphs, BSA's of that era but more expensive to buy when new. Parts seem to be OK from benelliparts.de and benelli-bauer.

    Graham

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    I've only picked up the tank, side panels and seat so far. The heavy stuff is coming early next week.
    As a result I'm not sure what's needed yet.
    Last edited by Nickolarge; 11-27-2018 at 01:32 AM.

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    Tornado 650

    Well done! They are great bikes and totally over engineered! If they are put together properly they are also oil tight! After riding BSA's for 50 years I cant beleive that I can take my Tornado out on a run and after it is parked up there is no oil on the garage floor!
    Not the fastest thing on earth but you are now a member of an elite Club with Italian style! Just dont mention the electrics.
    Regards

    Ian
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