Well - this project is still a very rough draft, but a lot of details have been worked out since I last posted. I had most of the last year too busy to do much work on the project, but this Spring I was able to spend more time on it. Just looking at these pictures you will notice the paint but not much else different. Most of the work I've done isn't easily visible unless I take a specific close up photo. The main reason it is painted is because I had a lot of time at my previous job. I took all the parts to work and used the "paint room". Trying not to scratch it while I work on it. I have a shelf where I can put the painted parts when I remove them.
So here's a few pics.
The refectors are from eBay
- the front from a moped, rear from a Ducati including the mounting plate.
The headlight will be painted silver and the frame also - after its welded. Most of the fixtures are tack welded by me to be finish welded by Craig, who did the incredibly nice job on the swingarm.
The headlight is a Russian (Ural?) vintage 7 inch headlight. The style matches the Italian headlight which was only 5-1/2 inches. I installed a Hella halogen lens, the Cagiva speedometer, two new warning lights including a microprocessor charge warning light (the yellow lens has a red charge warning in it and will glow bright red when charge is low. The main control switch required some mods as well as some research just to figure it out. I had to reshape/remove material to make room for the warning light housings, also had to "squeeze" the metal bracket of the switch to fit.
I took the Cagiva speedometer apart, painted the faded needle and reset the odometer to zero. It is remarkable how many Cagiva parts I have been able to use.
Details that don't show in the photos include... electric components mounted under tank - Podtronic unit, ignition coil and condensors. Battery tray has been removed and relocated - just rearward of the carb air filter. I made a dummy battery of wood to help locate the correct position. PCV crankcase breather system is in place and includes a drain back to the oil tank. What oil tank? you say! Yeah this is a difficult part of the build that I will be tackling soon. The plan is to construct a custom fit tank of aluminum using as much available space as I can possibly find. I also want to put a spin on filter under the engine where there still some room left.
The head steady constructed with help from the forum earlier this year...
There's probably a bit more but it's gettin' late.