I picked up the tank and plopped it on the bike. Along with the seat, it looks pretty awesome! I definitely think that the long shocks will need to go back on – it’s just too low. Also, the headlight bracket will get re-done. Really don’t like it. But the tank and the overall stance is killer.
I fabbed a different kind of headlight/tach mount. It was fairly complicated and consisted of needing multiple, symmetric bends in 1/8″ AL plate to make. Suffice to say, my vision exceeded my abilities. It doesn’t look too bad, but it’s not right, and it’s a little wonky. I don’t see this solution lasting too long. For one thing, it puts the headlight higher than I want. I also trimmed up the rear fender plastic part. Really just need a tank, some tires, and new brake lines. Oh, and it will need to hold a charge … Getting there.
And Classified Moto just dropped a bike that made my shorts tight. Sets a pretty high bar.
So, between being deathly ill with what resembled TB and having my parents visit for a weekend, there hasn’t been a lot of progress. I got a little more done last night and tonight. Mostly, I got the new battery installed in the custom electrics box with some “custom” wiring. With a good ground, it cranks! Of course, no gas yet … The tail light and headlight both work well (that is, the brake light comes on when either brake is applied …). The turn signals don’t work right. Still chasing that little electrical gremlin down.
I heard that the tank is close to done, so I need to get my butt in gear and finish the dashboard and headlight assembly!!
When I get it all back together, I’ll take it over to Bluecat and have them go over it all, mount some new tires, and re-do the front brake lines with braided jobbies. I’ll keep the airbox for now – too expensive at the moment to do a bunch of jetting too!