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Starter & solenoid kept on working reliably on the bench, so fitted it all back on the bike today. Put the plugs in to give the starter a decent workload. Pressing the button turns the engine over every time now so problem solved. Seems it was mechanical in nature, soleniod plunger wasn't pulling in far enough to connect large terminals.
All good now so wiring is all done. Next job is make a lid for the electrics box. Then in a couple weeks time I'm taking it to get a 2 into 1 exhaust system made up.
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you got it.good deal with that.it looked like it moved forward because it couldn't slide freely?
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you got it.good deal with that.it looked like it moved forward because it couldn't slide freely?
Yes it seems like it was binding somewhere. Don't think I'll ever know exactly what the issue was but it's fixed now.

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Well done Paul, onwards and upwards
Yep, once the pipes are done I'll feel like I'm moving forward a lot.
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Other non bike related topics have taken over life lately hence the lack of updates. Tank is away being painted and 2 into 1 exhaust finished except for the heatshields (that's the part of them I'm doing myself when I get time).
Pics when I get the tank back in a few weeks.
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Tank is back from the painter now:



Pipes are fitted, still haven't had a chance to make up the heatshields though. Pipes were done up at OS Pipes near Stafford: http://www.osmc.co.uk/ Strange little building out in the countryside:



Warm day so he did a lot of the work outside:



I wanted a 2 into1 system but am not a great fan of the rear pipes going forward then curving back to make both pipes the same length. Discussed this with Roy at OS, he's happy with uneven length pipes if a small restrictor pipe is in both front and back pipes the same distance from each head. He's the one that does this for a living so I went with his suggestion. Here's how things look now:



Silencer bracket is temporary, I still need to figure out the pillion peg mounts and will combine the right side one with silencer mount somehow. Ignore the fact there isn't room for a kickstart, this bike will be electric leg only when finished.
Next jobs planned are:
  • Exhaust heatshields
  • Cutdown cam cover
  • Pillion peg mounts

Once those are done I'll pull the clutch and transmission to fit these:



Splined shifter shaft, kickstart shaft blank and also a W Ratio Andrews 4th gear.
Also the shaft for the hydraulic clutch that Yoshi has made for me.
Life is getting in the way of this a lot at the moment but getting there slowly but surely.
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