Monday, 30 May 2011

more latest pics

Latest update, nearly there !!

The wiring has all been completed (thanks Phil in Baldock !) beautiful neat job, many thanks.
Lights working, ignition sparking !! 

 Final assembly can at last begin and started with bleeding the brakes to get the stoppers working, all seems OK with the new separate system, have to see how it behaves on the road.
 fitted the new Maxton rear shocks.

I have tried wherever possible to source materials and suppliers from the UK and Maxton make an excellent quality shock. They also uprate fork internals too (maybe next year).

The new dash was more of a problem than it looks, but I think it works well now. I wanted to retain as many Le mans features as possible and the Mk3 tacho looks great.
The whole bike is really coming together now , just the carbs and throttle connections to sort and its ready for its first start !!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Latest updates 2011

New gearbox mounting plate and battery tray made to match the new genesis battery, (thanks to Richard Bailey at B&B engineering , Hitchin) Just had to modify it slightly to clear the speedo drive cable. Also you can see the Venhill braided brake pipes now all the brakes have been plumbed in (just need bleeding). 

This pic shows the new Genesis Battery in place (just needs tie strap) and the modified gear-change lever that now clears the frame when changing gears ! and slightly lengthened gearbox linkage to suit. Fingers crossed it all works on the open road ok ???

The fidley bits !!!! taken ages to get the dash configured to fit well and work ! It uses a 3mm Ali plate as the main mounting bolted to the top yoke. You can also see the Venhill front brake pipes joining the new Brembo master cyl.

More electric bits, mounting of the coils (Dyna , thanks Andrew !) and a new voltage rectifier and regulator unit. Also the breather pipes joined up to feed the new under seat breather box.

Top view of the dash as it is so far (thinking of changing the idiot lights as shown) a Mk3 Tacho (thanks John) and a le mans speedo, both having been refurbished dials. also the Original Mk2 le mans yokes have been stripped of their handelbar mounts and re painted (top yoke nut in stainless is coming shortly.