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Finally got parts for the shifter in the mail.
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So this is a bit of a dry fit to see if all my parts will fit but i will still have to cut a third off

The fittings are for a bimini top with a 7/8 diameter.
Clutch handle is an adjustable reach from pro taper.
This is mounted on a regular handlebar.
I still have an 8mm shaft and 2 bearings in the mail.

The shaft will go as a push-fit through the eye and will be pivotting on the bearings.
And then there is a push pull cable from a hpx that will connect to the shift lever on the engine.

If its done it will be mounted on the location of the old handbrake
Presh clutch and shift forward or backwards changes gear
 

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A grab bar is a great idea!
 

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Finally figured this out.
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I cut off the footpeg and drilled a hole in the pedal
The hpx cable is still a bit on the long side so i decided to flip it so it would reach further.
Added bonus is that it makes it a little harder to shift at this angle which is good because the lever ratio would be changed with the longer shifter
The bracket is also off of a hpx
 

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Sweet, you’re getting closer!!
 

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Discussion Starter #46 (Edited)
Sweet, you’re getting closer!!
Yeah its going the right way but still alot of little pesky things to do.
I did also clean the waterpump as it had half dried clumps of coolant in it.

Other than that iam waiting on parts as per usual

Edit:
Propped up the handle to see what its going to be like
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When the bearings come in it will most likely move a bit forward but it seems like its in the right place.
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On all fours for the first time in years. 20191107_164446_1573139227816.jpg
The front shocks on these are always too long so they tend to be have a ton of positive camber.
So i ordered some bronco shocks for the front i found really cheap that are 2 inches shorter with the same stroke
Hopefully theyll arrive soon.
 

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Had some silicone hose arrive for the coolant tank.
Since its only going to serve as a fill tank i blocked all other ports and just overflow to air.
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The overflow i also drilled through the firewall since the last thing youd want is boiling water on your feet if it did overflow.

Really want to start and drive it at this point since i know that everything has to be taken off for painting later but thats something i cant work around now
 

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So now iam finally able to move it to the shed it was time to work on a couple of little things that i left along the way
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I cut the spindles to fit the shorter hubs.
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Connected the fill hose, however some piping didnt arrive so i improvised
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Rubber edge trim on radiator opening, ready for the scoop to be put on
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Also test fitted seat base and shortened the exhaust a bit.
 

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Fan back in for now
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And i dug up a ferris hydraulic reservoir for the dry sump.
Ive just slid it into the rail for the bed stand and will drill and tap 2 extra 6mm bolts later when its light again.
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Needs some cleaning and worst case scenario ill look if i have a better one from another junker or a new one
 

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Nice!
 

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So one shock arrived, and this forum should do something about images being posted sideways.
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I got this one from ebay as new in box for 35 bucks and couldnt really skip on that so i ordered a new new one aswell.
They are from a kawasaki bayou and are 4 cm lower but have the same stroke are progressive and better adjustable.

Again sorry for sideways pictures
 

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Discussion Starter #56 (Edited)
Bracket for the coils, needs some detailing and paint.
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Radiator Hose work finished and coil wiring just needs some solder.
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More new connectors for the signal wire and from the magneto
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All hoses on this side connected too, she needs a bath too by the way
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And shes filled up with distilled water and oil, i will add some water wetter but we never see anything near freezing temps so distilled water is the way to go

Things are coming together to a point where i can start it.
The rear engine bracket however is just loose and still needs to be welded if i know everything is straight and centered.
With that in mind i will change the bolts holding the plates because i found the regular bolts not a good option since it made adjustments harder.

So i scrounged for 12x25mm carriage bolts and i could not find them in this country or for 100 dollars for 10 stainless steel bolts so i had to order them abroad.
If iam going to be screwed that hard theyd better give me money instead of vice versa
So thatll be in a week or 2 perhaps
 

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