Well figure I should finally get a thread going for my trump build since I lurk around on here all the time. Been collecting parts for a couple years. Sold my cb550 to help pay for this pricey piece of British engineering and wanna have it done by spring....which is about 5 months away up here in Canada.
After buying a shit front loop from a dude in Ontario I bought one off the JJ from Tony at classic cycles. the first one was beat up, chromed and rear downtube extended 2" ?!?!..was becoming a pain in the ass to fix so its wall art now. maybe i'll use it down the road. Heres a couple pics of it.
got some bars from Craig at Ft.Street cycle, an old rigid oil tank, 21/19 wheel combo and a hardtail from DB. I just sent the crank/+60 pistons/rods off to get dynamic balanced. should have back soon and start putting the engine together. i replaced all the bearings/bushings/seals . head is also rebuilt stock.
shaved the frame, fork lowers and top fork clamp with the angle grinder, then some files, then sandpaper.
Heres where i'm sitting now. Lots of work to go, need to start getting everything mounted up. Tape and magnets are pretty strong, but not sure they'll hold up on the road.
Thats not the engine i'll be using, got that one for a song from some old guy in town here and just been using it for mock-up. will probably tear it down and rebuild it in the future.
Got these pushrods off an auction site. They're like 1/2" longer than the stock rods that came with my basket case motor. anybody got some factory length measurements on these??