Sunday, 26 June 2011

bottom end in frame

Managed to get the bottom end in the frame weekend with the help of the wife.

put on the new clutch side case and looks pretty sick!

also installed the new chain and front sprocket. The chain is going to thrash on the top of the swing arm due to the longer shocks on the back

Friday, 24 June 2011

honed the bores

Got a honing tool from a friend today and honed the bores.

what an easy job that is.

The job was quicker than picking it up in the first place.

finally got the caliper bracket back from milling and have fitted it. everything fits (just) as I can see daylight between the caliper and spokes and also between the fork mounts and disk bolts.

I'm polishing the cyl head fins ready for rebuilding/cleaning and then painting.

I'm gonna get the barrel fitted soon and put the engine in the frame. When the engine is fitted, its 'lectrics

Saturday, 11 June 2011

painted barrels

prepped and painted the barrels today, still need to cut and polish up the edges which have already been pre polished.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

brakes finished

Finally got my bracket more or less finished today. Not a CAD drawing in sight, all done with pencil cardboard and lots of measuring.

All that needs to be done is a 3mm milling at the caliper side, which I'll get my friend to do at work.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

hit a little snag

went to do some more work on the engine and wanted to clean the oil screen filter underneath.

Damn, all but 2 screws sheared off due to tin worm, luckily the engine is out of the frame, unluckily the cover refuses to budge 1 iota.
I do have a spare cover, so I got out the slide hammer, 13mm drill and drilled a hole in the cover to accept an L shaped pull tool for the slide hammer.

it was a bitch to shift and i even snapped a bit of the cover off before finally bringing the recaltrient part off the engine.

Having restored bikes and cars before, I know how to get broken/sheared studding out of alloy.  I weld on nuts to the protruding screws, the heat loosens the dissimmilar metals and the welded on nut gives something the spanner can use. All the screws came out great, no problem. Took 10 mins to get them out