Friday, 30 November 2012

Coiled up!

Today I had the opportunity to tack a coil mount to the frame. AS you can see I need to be somewhat cautious when welding in a second story carpeted apartment!

Now I'm looking to see if there are any suitable cloth wrapped plug leads that are suitable for my Pamco electonic ignition.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The view

It dawned on me the other morning whilst making my coffee, that I really am lucky to have had the opportunity to build my dream bike.

Here's the view of "Thor's Hammer" as I left the kitchen with the morning sun streaming through the balcony windows.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Feeling Guarded!

After much farting around I finally made the effort to add a chain guard to the bike.

With very strict Australian laws, I simply had no choice but to utilise one. My greatest concern was that it needed to be a neat and tidy guard that when added to the bike looked stock.

I purchased a Royal Enfield repro guard from India as my starting point as it was a clean and simple design that was long enough to do the trick. I removed the old tabs, remounted one and  made a fresh one for a mount to the left side engine cover.

I'm pretty happy with the results, with it sitting well and mounted as solid as a rock.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What a breeze!

A couple of days ago, the package that I was really looking forward to finally made it into my hot little hands.

The custom bent exhaust headers from Gordon Scott Engineering had arrived and looked amazing. The best thing about them was that they fit perfectly, straight away, with absolutely no modifications required.

Scott did a brilliant job of turning my pictures and measurements into reality. He was so easy to deal with and a genuinely great  asset to the XS650 community.

Thanks Scott!