Unfortunately this bike will be sold as soon as it's finished. I don't really have any use for it as I would just be using it for the same rides as I currently use the 750 - which isn't going anywhere. It would be a shame for it to just sit around and not get ridden. The money will go into building a small workshop next to the house so I have somewhere to paint and don't have to weld in the carport during winter.
All this means that I'll be getting the bodywork painted instead of doing it myself - will make it easier to sell if the bodywork is done properly. I just need to clear coat the switch blocks sometime before christmas so I can get the bike running and sort out the carbs, timing etc. By that time the bodywork should be done.
Got the bodywork back today. Looks really nice - the photos don't really do it justice. I'm really busy trying to get the renovations in the kitchen done so the new kitchen can be installed before Christmas. Otherwise we'll have to wait until everyone goes back to work and it won't be finished until mid-January. I'll get the switch blocks done in January and then start this thing up.
Unfortunately the seat catches on the tank. Not sure if it's the aftermarket seat or the repro tank. Will file back the seat pan and glue the cover back down. The tank only needs a small touch-up under the seat so I guess I got away with one there.