I tried to start it, it locked up solid. Turns out the big end bearing has failed. Fortunately I have another good used crankshaft to install. Now to wait for a piston and gasket set.
Good progress today. We fitted the new front tire, sorted out the handlebar switch gear, indicators, connected all the electrics, removed the old seat cover, fitted a steering lock, tested the electrics with a battery, fitted rear brake light switch and horn. Coming together nicely 😀
My helper was present today. Once she has built it she can ride it.
Managed to find some really decent Michelin tires in the correct sizes. The front is due soon so I’ve just fitted another front wheel with a tire that hold air for now while I wait.
The front mudguard mounting lugs were broken so I had to make up a set from parts. New seals and good stantions and they are good to go.
With some time off over Christmas I have begun work on the rusty one.