Look­ing ahead

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - WORKSHOP -

Spe­cials builds come with ab­so­lutely no guar­an­tees, a plan that can and will change at a mo­ment’s no­tice and a bud­get best de­scribed as elas­tic. Once the mo­tor is to­gether there’s a need to sort out a de­cent ig­ni­tion sys­tem. Af­ter all the work to date it would sim­ply be wrong headed to throw the old points and coil unit back on. I’ve learnt the value of a well thought out fully dig­i­tal sys­tem cour­tesy of Rob Pem­ber­ton’s classy mar­riage of a Power Dy­namo ig­ni­tion kit al­lied to a Zeel­tronic black box on my RD350 so that’s the route we’ll be tak­ing. With this sussed out we can, at long last, re­unite the en­gine with the chas­sis and from here we’ll be shak­ing the bike down in what will amount to a wet dry build, if that makes sense. The bike will be com­mis­sioned with a rudi­men­tary wiring loom that will al­low us to prove the con­cept and then, once we’re happy with ev­ery­thing, the whole lot will have to come apart to be painted. I for one can’t wait!

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