"Light of Day" at last...
I picked up the forks (seals still haven't been replaced) and installed them, scrounged around and found my spare "bum stop' seat, and rolled it out for the first photos that give you a better idea of what the bike will look like.
REMEMBER: It will have the Dreer "boat tail" seat/tail, painted Silver, Silver fiberglass sidecovers, Silver front fender, plus the headlight and probably peashooter mufflers; so these aren't totally representative of what the final package will look like, but they beat the one dim shot where the tires weren't mounted-
By the time I flipped the bike around, the sun had gone behind the clouds...
Oh, and it started on the first kick once I lowered it onto it's tires for the first time. 120 hours to this point, since 10/1/09.
So, this is basically the preliminary "For Sale" advert-
1974 Norton 850 Commando frame (powdercoated)
1974 Norton 850 engine, polished primary, timing & tranny covers, rocker inspection caps
.020 oversize pistons, mild performance camshaft (SS/2S/clone)
RH10 head with tapered 32 to 30 mm intake manifolds, Amal 932 carbs
Custom monoshock swingarm, Showa 3-way multi-adjustable shock absorber unit
Suzuki TL1000 inverted forks, dual 13" full floating cast iron rotors with 6-pot Tokico calipers
Mark III drilled & ground rear disc brake & sprocket / hub assembly, Nissin master cylinders front & rear
Excel non-shouldered aluminum 18" rims, laced by Buchanan's with stainless spokes
Avon AM 26 Roadrider 100/90-18 tires front & rear, Dreer VR880 front hub
Lyta Sprint polished aluminum gas tank w/ monza cap, Dreer "Boat-tail" seat
Suzuki TL1000 clip-ons, Magura clutch lever, home-made rearset footpegs
Sparx electronic ignition, Tympanium solid state voltage regulator/rectifier
Individually fused electrical circuits for ignition, headlight, tail light and horn
Final specs yet to be determined...
this is the seat that's at the painters-
Complete build thread at- http://forums.delphiforums.com/oldbi...ages?msg=783.1