The naked bike got even more naked - today we pulled out almost everything. The tyres and fork assembly go out in the coming week. We could have pulled them out but some fellow borrowed the engine hitch and forgot to bring it back in the workshop... Upon removing the top engine cover we found a neat surprise - the engine starter looks like it has been replaced with a brand new unit recently. The rotor took some creativity to get out but there were not any troubles disassembling the bike - everything is easy to do. I hope it stays this way when we start putting things back together
With the bike disassembled the front and top engine covers go to the paintshop along with the rims and the fork. In the meanwhile we will clean the crankcase so it matches the new carbs and heads. After cleaning we will start putting things back together and I hope in early April the bike should be ready.
Some questions and opinions on the following matters will be appreciated:
The Acewell speedo unit I think to get has temperature readout on the display. What do you think is the best way to measure the oil temperature? Here's what the Acewell supplied sensor looks like - http://www.acewell.de/detail/index/sArticle/50/sCategory/16
. Maybe we can drill a hole in the crankcase and use the Acewell sensor? Or we can machine a little adapter and attach it just before the planned oil cooler - it seems a little less aggressive this way.
Other thing I'm considering to do is lower the bike in front by about 1.5 inches. It will require a new top fork clamp which can be relatively easily made. Main reason to do it is just for the looks. Do you think this will bring any troubles?
The new steering will be much lower the the original one - do you think that new clutch and throttle cables will be needed or we can use the original ones and just hide the unneeded length somewhere under the tank?