Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Central Nebraska
That is a nice looking bike. Mine has too many dings and flaws to ever look that good, without spending a lot of money on it!
Well, last night I got the engine bolted back in. One black thumbnail and a little cussing and it all went good. Kind of a rough job to do alone with one crappy floor jack that won't stay up. Also, if anyone thinks of doing this, put the water pump back together before putting the engine in the frame. I thought it would be a good idea to wait, so I didnt bump and ding it up and break anything. Well I learned it sits too close to the frame, the engine has to be dropped. One thing about Jap bikes, everything is so easy and handy to work on! Not as bad as Yamaha though for working on. So, got it all lined up and in, had to pull it again, then back in again.
Other than that it all went smooth.
I did snap a couple more pictures of things, but failed to get any pics of putting the cylinders back on or anything of the top end. I do have some pics of it back together on the bench I will try to post tomorrow.
Not, whenever I get more time off work, I will put the carbs back on, conect everything up top, put the radiator back in and see if it will fire up. I did order new carb intakes (carb insulators) and have them ready to go.
If it runs good then I am going to start on the wiring. It has brake light and turn signal issues I have not even thought about working on yet.
If all goes well, the it will be back apart to strip and repaint it. At least the tank, everything else is not too bad. Final plan for this year with it is to get rid of those handlebars. I don't care for the pullback design, thinking of some short apes if my cables and lines are long enough.
Hopefuly some pics soon.