Not without some bad luck

This week has been frustrating with a lot of things going wrong but at least we’re further along than we were last week if not by as much as we could have been. We’ve had to remove the engine on the bike no less than two times in the past week. When we were assembling the cylinders one of the piston rings broke, of course the broken piece fell into the crank case…

A few hours and a lot of shaking a heavy engine later the broken piece finally fell out of the engine, a big relief, so on the engine went again.

Next up was the engine side covers and the kick, unfortunately after two trial kicks it decided to disintegrate. Once again the engine had to come off complete with the extra headache of removing the entire clutch to repair everything. In the end it turns out it was caused by a loose clip.

But after that everything worked fine and we could get on with the build and make some progress 🙂

The side cover and oil tank are in place along with the clutch side engine cover complete with oil pump.