Thought I'd share what I'm up to with my 1100, this is my project diary....
Starting to strip it down..
and some more...
Carbs are out..
Got to be the ugliest cross bar ever...
So now it's taking the rest of the bike to bits, raking out the front end a little (possibly with a chopper kit if I can find the yokes cheap enough), keeping the stock length forks, reducing the rear shocks (if not hardtailing) and trying to get a proper low-rider appearance.
Then it'll be overhauling the engine, getting it back in with a few changes, replacing the twin carbs with a single side mount affair (poss mikuni 41mm?), and making it look all pretty!
I really don't want to chop the headstock off to re-position it because in the UK it's a nightmare getting the bike re-certified for road use. Could use a raked headstock if I can find one.
Well bloody xmas has gone, needed something to get me back to normality so got back onto stripping the 1100
Was rather pleased with myself for finally getting the engine out - it was a rather drawn out process due to not having much of a clue what I'm up to!
So now the rolling chassis looks like this...
And the engine.....
The pictures really do make it look better than it is!
I'm thinking now I should block up all the holes and drive, then pressure wash it, dry it off with the compressor and see what I've got to work with.
Then it's the starter out for a re-furb, fitting whichever carb goes on after making a manifold and we're starting to make progress. Not sure if I should do the soda blasting or whatever route happens to prep the engine for painting after the dry build has proved a success.
The frame then needs re-working and I may have to rob a bank in order to get some funds for a raked set of yokes.
More of this needed I feel..
As always, advice is always more than welcome, I'm loving the learning but am fully aware I'm only about 30% there to getting the bike up, running and looking the **** again (if that if I'm honest!).