So I spent a few hours putting things together,
The wheels need the spokes tensioning a little more,
there's no paint on the tank and I'm waiting for another piston,
still, this is what Helga looks like at the moment, yes that is a different cylinder...
When the second piston arrived, it was a little too long so a session was had with a file and it now fits.
This time the cylinder is a little low, much better and easier to fix. A thick base gasket was made and
things now looks right. Next job is a quick fit and see if the engine sparks. It did.
There's no cables to the clutch or gear change, so a start up wasn't possible.
The bike is coming together, all I need now are cables, a wiring harness, exhaust.......
I had to put this up...
I know it's not a proper start up, but a squirt of gas and a swing of the peddle
prove I have the engine going . I'll fit some control cables and a petrol tank
then we can see how good (or bad!) she sounds.