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    A bit more success today, but photos are still slow to upload (only one at a time for some reason).
    Some before and after pics of the fuel tap:
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    And the same again with the carb.

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    Great work, quick turnaround and a good price too. Thanks Rob. Here're his details if you have work needing doing:

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    I'll post pics shortly of the spacers made up for the indicators and headlight bracket.
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    And for the first time in over a year, the carb is back in place.:
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    Wow! Looking great.

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    Thanks AMZ, here's the latest quick update. Since this was taken the indicators have also been fitted.
    Indicator spacers/ adapters I had made locally.

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    Headlight in place, bike has a face again.

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    Getting there! Methinks, that when you have finished, you will have a better bike than left the factory!
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    A frustrating couple of weeks: the GN's been paused while sorting out a water pump, thermostat and blown head gasket on the car. But on the upside, my taillight has arrived and I've cleaned & prepped the front brake caliper and unit, so the rebuild will resume shortly.
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    No new pics to show you guys at the moment, but since the Fiat got sorted I've managed to do the following:

    As is typical with anything deviating from factory standard, the aftermarket indicators and taillight's bullet connectors are smaller than the Suzuki originals. The leads were also shorter than the originals - and numpty here didn't check before fitting. So they all came back off the bike and were duly modified with replacement connectors and some new bridging sections. All now fitted with heat shrink and back on the bike. I've got a slight mod to make to get the aftermarket taillight to work with the original mounting bracket. Yes it's a little bulky, but this isn't a personal use only money no object build and the mount incorporates the number plate bracket,so recycled it is. Cleaned up the surface rust inside it and gave it a couple of coats of Rustoleum silver to seal it up and make it look nicer.

    In the interests of getting it on the road faster, I've tidied up the donor bike's front brake unit which was intact from reservoir to caliper, and fitted it straight on. Just needs bleeding and new pads, plus a little paint in places. The bike'll be rideable while I rebuild the original's caliper (which suffered from having hoses cut and water ingress).

    Just about all the electricals are wired up so I'll do a system test as soon as the battery is charged up again.

    Some other touches are now done as well but I'll give more details when I've got some time.

    She's getting very close now.
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    It's been a little while, but some good progress tonight. Checked the fitting of the tank, considering the rise I'm giving it at the back by making up a thicker rubber tank cushion (to get a flatter tank angle, not that mock chopper slant from Suzuki). Indicators all modded along with the taillights so tonight I connected the last bits up, hooked up the battery and did an electrical test. Headlights, indicators & hooter all working but there are a few snags to sort. Taillight lights up fully unless the front brake is touched, when it dies completely. Brights & left indicator only work with the switch being pressed, but I think I've sorted that out inside the cluster. Best part: pressed the starter button and she cranked over sweetly. No fuel in the bike yet, but she'll run. Great news. Now for the taillight fun of tracing that lot.

    Compare the standard-from-Suzuki side profile. Even though I've not yet had the flat tracker seat done (I'll use the original seat for taller trainees), you can see the tank sits much flatter. The Honda XR 125 handlebars help visually as well, plus I think they'll improve the handling by putting a bit more weight forward. It's already a nicer seating position. The Lucas-style taillight makes a big improvement over the OEM Lego block.
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    She looks lovely. Did I read correctly? You will allow trainees within a 100 miles from her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    She looks lovely. Did I read correctly? You will allow trainees within a 100 miles from her?


    My thought too! Looks great.

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