Finally getting round to the rebuild but diverted today sorting out my wife's bike (brakes, sprocket bearing and damage repair after our bikes were knocked over some months ago)
Tee Hee, guilty as charged. But actually 95% of the damage wasn't caused in the 'recent' knock over! The end of her exhaust can got dented when a friend rode into the back of her last year. I had a spare in the attic so whilst she wasn't bothered I decided to do the job anyway. To drill the rivets out it was easier to do with the can on the bike (triangle shaped so impossible to hold on the bench) so out with the back wheel, then I noticed that the rear pads were wearing unevenly and one was close to the limit so change those ..... then go to put the wheel back in and as I always do I checked the bearings, bugga water had got into the sprocket holder and the bearing was knackered!Only JUST sorting the wife's after several months!! Tsk tsk, you wouldn't be allowed out even if you could go out
Not quite, that is another XL600LM a year newer than the one I am building with a different nosecone added. Bought it without engine and lots of other parts but with a few parts that I needed. Truth be told what sold it to me was the petrol cap! People are scouring the world for petrol caps, none left!Duck, what are you up to? Starting your own Dakar team-vintage class? That looks like an old (1985-8?) F800GS Dakar.
Petrol caps are a strange design, big and clunky with a lug at the front and two lugs at the side that are operated by the locking mechanism, vented by tube ..... and an unusual diameter!And petrol caps? WTH?