After not really doing much on the bike over the past week I managed to get some stuff done this weekend.
I took the swing arm to a local motorbike garage to install the bearings, but they decided they couldn't do it and had one of the bearings stuck, so i went over to Bob Porecha in Sydenham and he managed to pop out the bearing and install them for me.
It was great to go and have a chat with him, but I ended up buying more stuff than expected!! I will be going back to him in the next week so that he can do the preloading for me on the rear which makes me happier as I know nothing about this really. I understand the principle, but just dont really have the tools and would rather know it is done right.
Anyway, here's some pics of what has been happening.
The bevel drive had a good clean and looks good. I like the patina on this rather than perfect and shiny.
Decided to go for the Acewell which tidies up the bars alot, and picked up some original hella bar end indicators from Bob Porecha which I cant wait to get on.
Ive been looking for a replacement fuel cap but didn't really like the bulk of ones I had seen, but in Bob's shop he had a solid CNC aluminium one which is made in germany, so I grabbed one of these also
I also managed to get the front bearings installed today by heating the hub and sticking the bearings in the freezer. Worked a treat and as smooth as silk. Runs for ages, but I installed a couple of brake disks I got from James Sherlock only to find one of them is distorted quite a bit and not really centred by the looks of it either.
I took a video which I need to send them so they can get me a replacement sent out.http://jamesnewson.co.uk/STUFF/R65/06.07.14/06.07.1417.MOV
Overall it is coming together slowly, but once I had the wheels mounted and fixed I can get it on the ground and then hopefully get on with the bits to get it running. At the moment thought it seems like a never ending list of things to do and buy!!