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had a tinker around with the rear mud guard and reg plate fitment, i cut the mud guard down and made it fit the line of the rear lamp, needs cleaning up a

bit yet, but it isnt far off from what i am after,

i then cut a hole in it and mounted the plate bracket to the rear seat support, turned out great, keeps the reg plate under the tail and neat.

 

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did the indicator wires on the back of the head lamp by drilling through the cooling webs to keep the wires out of the way and hidden.
lined up the indicators and set them in place, wires now sit with the h/lamp loom in one cover round the steering stem.

 

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today was one of them days, when even just small things come together and make you smile, calliper spacers arrived, test and pads now sit exactly where i wanted them, bloody made for the job.



then 45deg stainless steel brake hose adapters turned up all the way from Oz. now lines sit perfect.



then just coz i could, i fitted the clutch/brake lines with dry break connectors for a test, sitting just fine and even.

only throttle cables to come, to add clutter to the balanced harmony*

 

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New Ohlins spring arrived this morning in the post, will be taking it and the shock down to SNT Race Engineering to get it changed over when i go to collect my

new engine mounting plates next week when they should be ready :)

 

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got the new crank shells i had ordered from Robinsons through this morning, so it was back on to the "engine building bench" to see how i got on this time,

appears that, condition of shell, temp, position of Plastigauge and other variables have a big influence on the oil gap readings!

when i did the last measurement the two shells on the flywheel end were both measuring 0.075* which is outside normal and very close to the 0.08 max service limit.

but this time with new shells they were both 0.040 (both within normal tolerance)

so now crank and rods are sorted, and i am happy with fitting the lightened crank**:)



then just for good luck some more pics of my swing arm arrived from Mark at Martek

 

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Today i will be stripping down the crankcases again, but this time all plugs and fittings off, same with cam cover, then it will be out into the yard for a session with the pressure cleaner.

going to make sure there is no blasting medium/powder/debris left anywhere before i start the re build.*
 

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and as i have been reprimanded for not considering fitting new crankcase main bearing bolts, i have ordered some APE crankcase studs just to go to the safe side of strength :)

 
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