What’s next Scooperman?
My major priority is to fabricate a wiring loom to replace the diseased and cracked one that came with bike. According to my mate Ferret... “even you can knock one of those up!” Err, thanks for the vote of confidence fella! My plan here is to throw in a few extra earths to help the fairly primitive 6v electrical system. Also on the electrical front the original rectifier has, perhaps not too surprisingly, checked as being fit only for the bin. Once again the OEM unit is long discontinued and for the purposes of getting the bike back on the road I’m going to commit the heinous sin of using a modern equivalent. I have two exhausts already replated and even though they are Mk.1 chrome systems and not the official satin-black ones they are going on. I’m still waiting for the super-rare heat shields to come back from the chromers but they are so flimsy and easily damaged they’ll be going on once the bike is fettled and sorted. One nagging doubt I have is the liner I installed after repairing the tank. I’ve heard from various sources that it’s no longer resistant to modern petrol. Given that the tank is painted ready to go I’m now wondering just what on earth my options are? Anything that strips out tank liners also strips paint and it’s not something I’m prepared to risk so something else to worry about then.