Now in setup phase
Have had stiffer springs fitted, increased dampening by 30%. rear is almost right.
A bit stiffer at the top end and will be good. I've now added small springs inside the main ones that push on the shock bump stop and engage for the last 10mm shock travel, (the last 35mm of wheel travel) seems to work a treat.
Steers really well, still good for drop-offs. (Was concerned about that) Nice and tractable. Easy to balance.
Breaks; (should be called drags) typical drums. They actually work ok, I've been spoiled by discs.
Clutch; A real mans clutch...Heavy. I last about three laps, need to relearn the old ways! Very difficult to make lighter, will need significant mods, so for now its cement pills and harden up.
Motor; Smaller dia pipe and twice as long, with as much off the flywheel as possible. power is nice and smooth, with very good low down pulling power. accelerates as good as ever.Its a balance between flywheel and pipe.
For general interest I have just finished this rebuild. It is a 1979 bike, registered to Gordon Farley's shop in 1982. Rock Shocks, Fastline Coatings powder coat, other bits from In Motion. Mick Danby relined the drums.