Friday, February 18, 2011
Lacing the rims takes the better part of an hour, truing takes the rest, but the result is definitely worth while. Polishing these parts up from the snotty stock parts took hours and hours, but again, was well worth it for what will be a show stopping bike.
I got the wheels to Toby yesterday and he was able to mount the new tires, and balance the wheels. He chose Continental "ContiGO" tires, because of the sticky compound, and modern performance design. I think they look great on the wheels, the front wheel is being stopped by a modern two piston sliding caliper on a 320mm Ducati rotor.
Toby finished the engine and brought it to the shop tonight, looking great, it's definitely the nicest engine I've seen. He went through the entire engine, piece by piece and inspected everything, replacing any parts that were worn or damaged. The cylinders were honed, valves lapped, all the goodies to make the engine run better than it did when it came from the factory.
Toby bead blasted all the engine parts and put on a fresh coat of enamel too, much better looking than the stock black muck that came from the factory.
Detail shots of the engine are impressive.