Well I thought it was about time that I got my bike up on here after asking a couple of questions previously and getting some good help and advice.
I bought my first ever bike (without having a licence (Passed on friday) and set about taking it apart to chop around and create what I think to be the bike I want. I love the look of the r series and think they have a good proportioned frame to shorten and customise.
So I started off with what seems to be a really good 83' 65LS, but I think some of my parts are from the 81'.
After a couple of hours and a bit of swearing at seized bolts I ended up with this..
Well a bit of time has passed since I stripped the whole bike down and ive had the frame powder coated satin black, along with the wheels and the newly shortened rear seat frame.
The engine will be stock and there is nothing wrong with it so for now it gets a bit of a clean and some rebuilt carbs after they now had there vapour blasting which turned out great.
I also had the forks vapour blasted too which turned out equally great once I had rebuilt them. These were the first thing which I rebuilt following the chris harris videos on youtube!
They turned out ok and seem to work well, but wont be able to tell until they are on the bike
So at the moment I have all the bits back from the powder coaters and my brother did a great job on painting the tank in a colour I specified. Went for a flat colour in the end as I think it suits the shape and the style better.
I have this week off work so i'm hoping to get the engine back in and all the bearings back in with a little guidance from the trusty Clymer manual, otherwise I am lost as I've never done anything like this before. But here is how she will look sort of.
I will try and keep the updates coming on the major leaps forward.
Thanks for now.