I had some time yesterday to work on the bike in between other chores. I fired it up one last time.
So I started to pull "junk" off the bike. There were many stuck and rusted bolts that needed a lot of PB Blaster, impacting or other cajolling. In the end some broke and some had to be drilled out.
My temporary ghetto battery harness;
I think I can save these pipes... a little chrome polish and they will be good as new.
My sick bikes I V bottle.
This exhaust did not come off without a fight, a lot of it crumbled into dust.
Amazingly the exhaust bolt stud nuts all came off without ANY problems. I was very surprised with that, from my experience with all my other bikes the exhaust studs are always a problem.
I am glad I got this bike in the dead of winter. I opened up the headlight and it was full of hornets nest, that would have sucked to have a live nest full of those stinging little sob's.
This is where I finished for the night.
The pile of parts. Most of this stuff is junk and will be scrapped. I'll save it all until the build is complete, just in case.
Now comes the hard part. I have to start hacking the frame up. Mocking up the tank, tail/seat unit, rearsets, clipons etc. I'll have to wait on some parts for now, but that is the progress so far.
I wanted to have this bike done by 4th of July originally, but now I can see Labor Day or maybe Halloween? For now I'm having fun and this keeps me out of the crack houses and brothels, so it is a good thing.