Did a few more steps the last days. Finally I put the cylinder head back on the engine. Procrastinated quite a bit with that. I was not sure if I took care of the orientation of the piston rings, so
So far I’ve only written about home or shop made tools. I really like the idea to use tools to create tools. Gives me somehow the feeling of independence and freedom. Anyway, now I’d like to write about a tool
at least most of it
Using the kitchen oven for baking VHT paint doesn’t sound too healthy to me. So I had to find an other solution. My first thought was to get an adjustable heat gun and warm the pieces up with that. Worked
Never mind the finger in front of the lens, it’s all about the sound… Power boats warming up for the race
Getting the head prepared for glass particle blasting.
As I mentioned before I bought two bikes to start with. So I got two XS750 engines to choose from. One of them wasn’t running for more then a decade and the other one was pretty much at the end
The freshly honed cylinder is back as well. Now it got to sit around and wait for a while. Would like to focus on the fork and wheels now, in order to have a rolling chassis soon.
As I bought two bikes, I got two engines to choose of. One bike was built in 1977 and one in 1978. The plan is in the end to have one running engine and a some spare parts. The 77 engine