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Just a thought.
After almost 2 years should I move these ramblings to the Project Builds thread?
 

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Looks like somebody tried to remove it with a chunk of barbed wire and a pair of vice grips, must have been a bush fix.
 

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grip it and rip it was the only option.

Cleaned up smooth as silk on the threads, rather less so with the bastard file on the head.
 

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Not given up yet (still working on the $5 bet) and just about ready to pull the trigger.
Wiring was a nightmare. My incompetence for sure.
I have everything at the front working, only rear light to worry about.

Do have this right - kill switch powers the points even if ignition not on?
Ignition switch then powers the starter?
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Bike finally runs for the first time since 2012.
Delkevic 4:1 sounds amazing but definitely needs a silencer.
Ignition switch doesn't stop the engine so I need to figure switched power to the coils.
Brakes and clutch will be a useful addition.
Anyone know if I can run filament bulbs upfront with LED at the back?
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would have been so much easier/better had you worked on starting it 2 years ago...
Just curious if after all this time you understand what people have been saying?
Unless you are building a literal art project, a motorcycle is made to be ridden first.

Keep it up, though...
Congrats on getting it started!
 

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jcw, I guess there was always a risk I could have enjoyed riding it round for a couple of years ;)

This way I have a genuine understanding of the bike (even the damn coils) and will shortly learn the ins/outs of this version of suspension.
 
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