Thursday, 17 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
With the excitement of the forks loosely in place, I thought I would trial fit the fork shrouds – yikes nothing lines up!
So the issue now is that the top and bottom yoke are too close together – by about 5mm. More delving is required!!
Original bearing on the left - see below for details.
Top bearing fully installed
Lower yoke installed in heastock.
Above the forks start to take shape - looks more like a motorcycle now!!Having spent ages trying to get parts cleaned, painted (tinware still to be
done) and collecting parts, one part that eluded me was the correct bearing
inner for the bottom yoke.
only differ by a hole in the side near the top. This will be stopped with a small machine screw and locktited in. As it is covered by the fork covers it does not really matter. Where possible, I have used stainless fittings - the top nut for the yokes I had specially made by Will Horgan of Stainless Classics - what a super job he does on his work.
The next step will be to assemble the inner parts of the forks and sliders.
I also now have most of the engine parts so once I have built my engine
stand, I'll start on the rebuild of the engine - I have at least enough
parts to build 3 off!!!
It's a slow progress on this bike but rewarding at the same time! What I
can't fathom out is how much second hand spares now cost!