It has been a good week ! I started the engine on the current project for the first time, and although there were no mosquitoes to be slain, there was enough smoke generated to have done the job if there had been any. 🙂
The engine sounds healthy and I’m hoping that the remaining small jobs can be completed quickly so I can get the bike in for an inspection and then on the road. That last part is a bit up in the air, as there is still a lot of snow about, and of course still quite a few weeks of potentially wintry weather still to be had, but there is at least a light at the end of the tunnel.
Just to recap, this is what the bike looked like when it first arrived (just click on the images to see larger versions):
And this is how the bike looks now:
The gauges will not be back from Allan Tucker till sometime later this summer, so for the moment I have temporarily mounted a spare set from a later model machine. I still have a few things to tidy up – the exhaust pipes refuse to seal properly for example, and I also need to finish the fuel tank installation – but I’m pleased with how it looks and sounds.
Now we just need for all the white stuff to be gone !