I'm not sure how I managed this financially at the time but I sourced an original NOS rear end can, which for the price I was very pleased with! It might sound strange to revert back to original bits but there was so much wrong with the bike I didn't really know where to start.
Replaced the swing arm, between this photo and now I had it powder coated, so it looked really fresh however rust has taken over again and it'll need replacing pretty soon I reckon. I managed to source this off of an early bike 89,90 If I remember rightly!
Couple of nice bits from fowlers. Interestly there were many of these across the next three or so months!
This photo shows where the exhaust was blowing, on both occassions. At the time I wasn't a skilled welder so didn't bother saving this one.
Bought this for an absolute steal, I think I paid £10 for from my local scrapper, so was rude not to really. No holes and bolts straight up, thank you kindly!
After a bit of work I managed to get it looking like this, I was well impressed with my work on this one!
Fitted on the bike, beginning to look a little cleaner than she was. Notice the swing arm missing, this'll probably be away getting powder coated.
I remember pissing about with this for a long time, eventually why I went back to dep system, I liked what it didn't have which was this annoying bung.
Sorted out my mirror situation, I still run a very similar setup to this, couldn't be happier, sleak and does the job. The bars were eventually swapped for a black set that matched the bike a little better.
Swing arm back from the powder coaters, looking really smart. Couldn't wait to get this on the bike and get the dam thing back together at this point!
Jack up kit installed, I think this is the 2 inch set, I have been on and off with these I don't really notice the difference when I am riding so don't feel they are essential to this project.
Mocking up some sort of tail tidy, eventually I bought an R and G one, never looked back lol.
After the first overhaul here she is, looking very smart and very original. I was quite happy because up until this point I hadn't even ridden the bike once so I was itching to get out and ride the dam thing lol.
New bars and all of the original gear back on the bike. Bought new grips because I felt like treating myself. However these will be up for replacing soon as they're very nearly worn out after two years of use.
Finally back together and sitting pretty. This was the day before the MOT, she flew through with not a single thing wrong with her.