Bad news. The Golden CG failed compliance because it was an insurance write off at some point many years ago. To get it road legal will require a repair certificate and it turns out that getting one is very difficult and expensive.
To move forward I’m going to move everything except the engine to a CG110 frame I already have. Unfortunately I can’t use the CG125 engine in the CG110 frame because it is more than a 15% increase in power. So I have to rebuild the knackered CG110 engine. I’ve bought a good used crankshaft and NOS cylinder and piston. And new gearbox bearings throughout. Should be a minter 😀
And the Chaly was mainly done. Still got to the get the horn working (handle bar button not doing its thing) and figure out why the front brake light switch is erratic (even with a new cable). Seems to go alright with the big bore kit, not fast but goes up the Wellington hills a lot better. Might not bother with a 70 head and bigger carb for now. Glad I left some patina 😀 Beverley thinks it’s ace, she’s been riding up and down our street this afternoon practicing changing gears.
Wheels back on and I got a new reproduction rear mudguard. Bev did a fab job of the prep work on the rusty old front one. It came up a treat 🙂 Cleaned up and painted the rear light housing too. We also fitted the new seat that amazingly was ordered on eBay from a Thailand seller on Sunday and arrived on Friday. Gotta love DHL!
A good clean up of the carb with my ultrasonic cleaner, cleaned out the fuel tank (in really good shape inside) , new fuel line, points removed and thoroughly cleaned, advance mechanism lubed, timing set with the light bulb method and away she goes!