Hi Guys, thought i would show you what i am on with at the moment.
so i bought an F2 basket case in bits . Ha ha we've all been there have'nt we
It is a uk bike with matching numbers ,but it came with zero electrics and no top end.
I decide to build it more of an N2 than an F2 as i prefer unfaired and high bars. I also decided as it had no electrics i would use 31 k electrics as i have several good 31k top ends. oh and 31k carbs too.
so i started collecting bits, picked up a 31k CDI, then a loom (thanks Andy), then ypvs controller (thanks Simon) and various other bits around and about.
I stripped the bottom end and sent the crank off to grampian. it is expected back on monday. I had the frame stripped and powder coated along with the swingarm etc ,all done in super gloss black. Wheels i stripped and vapour blasted , repainted and polished. New BT45 tyres and refurbed the discs. The forks i vapour blasted and clear laquered. I have got a 350 Lc headlight unit and i am waiting for one of those all in one digital speedo consoles to arrive.
This is how it all looks so far,......
coming along nicely i think. I will keep you posted on the progress.
thanks guys, just had a major setback though! Just realised the tank i have is off a 31k and not an F2. Doh!!!!
I have just cut the bottom out and blasted it ready to weld up all the rust holes when i realised. I have put a wanted ad on here, i also need the mounting brackets and rubbers. I might post pictures of the 31k tank just for a giggle as it looks like a cullinder !
Ok, so i have nearly finished the bike. I fired it up for the first time yesterday, and it sounds great. The engine is nice and quiet and everything works as it should including the powervalves. I am pretty pleased with it really, considering it came to me as a box of bits with no wiring whatsoever. Although the bike was an F2 i used entirely 31k electrics. Loom, stator, flywheel, powervavle controller, everything was 31k, including the barrels, head, and carbs. I used a digital dash i got from e bay, which i am quite impressed with for the grand sum of £23 brand new delivered!! It has five different background colours and is programmable for speedo and tacho. For a colour scheme i decided to go with stock N2 stripes but in my own colour scheme. Graham at image works came up trumps ,as usual and i am well pleased with the outcome.
Just a few little bits and pieces to finish off and it will be ready for an mot.
pretty much finished the bike now. I rode it for the first time on friday when i took it for an mot. it passed and it rode very nicely. The only problem was that i mounted the speedo pickup on the right hand read mudguard stay. I went over a pothole and there is too much flex in the mudguard and it moved and knocked the magnet off the wheel rim. After a bit of head scratching i decided to mount it on the original speedo drive . I fabricated an ally bracket from a piece of box section i had knocking around. Then i got my welder Andy to weld it on to the speedo drive. i remounted the magnet with araldite to the centre of the wheel to line up with the bracket and all is well, problem solved.
Speaking of the speedo, i have managed to calibrate it pretty close, but in the summer i will get it closer using those roadside "keep your speed down" radar speed displays you see at the side of the road.
I have also wired the temp gauge up to the fuel gauge display ,as clearly i dont have a fuel tank sender unit on the F2 tank but i DO need a temp gauge. They both work on the same principal, so now my fuel gauge (which you can see on the left hand side of the display) now acts as a temp gauge.
That's looking lovely Mouse has a really neat, tiny digi temp gauge on his 31k hybrid. I'm sure he will tell you where he got it ( I will get one for my bike when I'm ready). And I'm a fan of original clocks, usually, but that dash looks great