Wife Jen's care requirements take priority, so work on the latest project is slow and tends to happen in short spurts. Made quite a bit of progress since my last post.
Finally received the spun hemispherical ends for the aluminium tank which I've now completed. 3-piece tank and alloy filler neck were brazed together using Alu-build300 low temp rods and a MAPP gas torch. Tank bands rolled to shape from 10mm x 2mm aluminium stip. Tanks and bands were then drilled to accept aluminium rivets, after which the tank was thoroughly sealed internally with two good sloshes of POR15 tank sealant.
Rear drum brake torque arm fabricated from M10 all-thread, rod end bearings and sleeved with stainless tube. Stainless bracket silver soldered to lower frame stay.
Those vintage girder forks needed shortening by 2-3/4" to get the bike sitting level and that's now been done. Left fork leg needed modifying to fit neatly round the cast-on speedo drive on the wheel's brake plate.
Headlight and indicators fitted because this build will be registered for fully legal road use, so must be submitted for an MSVA (Motorcycle Single Vehicle Application) test, then I can apply for it to be registered with the DVLA and allocated a license plate.
125 engine's been tarted up with painted crank cases and fitted with a modified exhaust from a Honda 250. Exhaust needed the oversized 40mm manifold flange cutting off and a replacement 38mm stainless flange silver soldered in its place. The heat shield is a nice finishing touch.
Currently building a battery box and drawing-up the various frame-bracing panels which will be sent off to be waterjet-cut from steel.
Very pleased how this latest build is shaping up.