Lookit! It’s so pretty :)
Still needs a little fettling, and the rear lights soldering up, but it’s inches away from being done :)
Started first time, and sounds pretty damn good :) the videos just don’t do it justice, even on decent speakers. Interestingly, it’s not ear-splittingly loud given how small a diameter the silencer is. Won’t pass MoT, but with a baffle it should be no problem :) more videos after the jump :)
...and i’ve nearly got a silencer :) just need to sort out a mounting bracket, pack it with padding and rivet it all together. I’ve made it so that it’s easy to disassemble for re-packing too :)
Exhausts are hard. Just need to weld together all the tacked together bits, make up a bracket to attach to the footpeg bit and make some endcaps to fit the outer section of the silencer :)
Next up is to make my exhaust :)
...and purdy bike is purdy. Got the engine in the frame, most of it bolted back together and the rear caliper rebuilt :)
Suzuki came so close to making a bike that was perfect to work on. Everything so far has been dead simple, but the front engine bolt had corroded into the alloy casing and the spacer tubes, and the engine required some considerable jiggling around to get out of the frame. If they;d just made that other lower frame…
Turns out it’s a Motad system. Aftermarket stainless, but on the cheaper side of things. Had a go at making one that’s a little less shit.
Sorted out loads of little brackety things relocating the mess of wires to underneath the seat. Worked really nicely as now they’re all hidden from sight :)
Battery box fabricated for a shorter (and 1.1kg lighter) battery. I’ve also shifted it forwards in the chassis slightly to be partially obscured by the frame rail so it’ll look a little neater.
I’ve also plugged up all the holes i’ve cut in the frame and sorted a bracket to bolt the seat to. Next up is a battery box shifted forwards slightly out of sight :)
And i haven’t even blacked out the frame yet. Going to head off from work early tomorrow and grab some steel tube and spray paint to mount the seat properly.
Managed to end up with Isle of Man TT tickets, so it’s about time to learn to ride :) first step is to fix up the £50 GS500 I bought of a co-worker 2 years ago. There’s a relatively small list of mechanical things to do, but more important than that is to make it look like something I actually want to ride. Pictured:…