Lets see the plus sides of the almost worldwide shutdown. At least over here in Hamburg area, we don't get our daily traffic jams out on the streets and the air is not that polluted as normal. And i am going to like it, that life is getting more chilled. The people aren't out anymore making business or spending money for things that are not necessary.
As we are living a quiet life anyway here in the "outback" of Hamburg, i started to get some bits and pieces together for a new project bike. I got my hands on a thick flange A10 cylinder lately, as reported, and also got a set of crankcases with fresh crank and rods in it. So i thought to put a rolling chassis together because i still had some nice hubs on the shelf....8" TLS in the front, and a crincle hub for the rear.
So i found me a swing-arm frame which was heavily butchered and decided to safe it from scrapyard. See some pics:
just a mock up, to check the lines. Fork is from a 750 Honda, Tank used to be a export A65 model.
crankcase is just a dummy, for placing the right fittings for the engine/gearbox plates.
specially the frame, where the center stand had been, was totally destroyed and had to be cut off. Former owner had a plunger engine! in the swing arm frame and welded other mountings in. And that did not look very solid. so it was up to me, to do it the right way.
here we see the engine i gonna use. The alloy head i was using in the Dark Star twenty fife years ago, when i had it on the road for the first test-rides.
And in the year 2000 i was driving to the International BSA Rally in the Netherlands with the Dark Star and that Weber Carb. It looks absolute cool, but with the performance i was not satisfied. So i changed to an other head later. I guess, i will not use the Weber, but there is still other things to sort out first.
Style in the end will bee more a scrambler look, but time will tell. Its still a long way and it is growing step by step.
So you see, i have no time to be bored.
Will keep you updated when i make some progress if you like.
hope you out there getting ok with the virus
and keep a stiff upper lip