My 750 is finished and I now have just over 400 miles on it. It runs very well.
I want to say thanks to everyone for parts and services:
Thanks to Jim Comstock for taking care on the head. Jim rebuilt the original head with 1.5 mm over valves, up graded springs, porting etc. Also welded a broken fin back on and tumbled it. I think he skimmed it 10 thou. Jim also supplied a webcam 12 and radiused the lifters.
Thanks to Brent Budgor for doing the panels and tank. The tank is an Emgo and good quality. The side panels from eBay. I will be doing a separate write up / review on Brents work later.
Thanks to Matt fro many things of which some i will probably forget:
-Repairing broken cases, tumbling. Polishing cases, providing super blends.
- Front brake and handlebars.
- Single coil ignition and tri-spark.
- Hydraulic clutch (Jim too).
- Head steady (Jim too).
- Oil tank modification.
- Breather mod.
There is more, but i cant remember.
Thanks to Rocky Point Cycle, Bill for my stainless parts.
Also, RGM, OC powder coating & plating, Castillo balancing....
The bike performs really well. I am still running it in at about 400 miles now. I had a hard to find oil leak, and have nailed that. The bike started first kick. I had an old exhaust on it for the first few hundred miles. The motor seemed a bit flat mid range. I was going to buy some Andover peashooters and then Matt from cNw said he would lend me a set of his prototype peashooters for an hones review. I put them on last week and love them mid range is there now. I will write about these separetly. I will be giving these back to him at the end of the summer and he is sending the new ones. I am using Les Harris headers or down pipes. I painted the inside of the headers with high temp paint and they did not discolor. So that works!
Head work was described above. Carbs are Amals standard for a combat motor and jetting is perfect for the exhausts. Manifolds are 32x30.
Cylinders are powder coated. Pistons are Hepolite.
Crank is standard and was balanced to 60 percent dry. Polished rods, new shells as crank was ground.
Webcam 12 with radiused followers. Thanks again Jim.
Superblends. Cases modified by cNw for the breather mod.
Gearbox is orginal shells, everything inside is now. I have a dual adjuster.
Primary has a 3 phase alternator and RGM belt drive, with clutch stack from cNw. I added a pushrod seal from Dave. O ring chain drive with 20 tooth countershaft sprocket.
I purchased the wheels from member here and rebuilt the hubs. They are 19 inch, so i am running AM26 tires, which i like.
Fenders/ mudguards are powder coated. Front is original and rear i had laying around.
Many new parts from RGM and a lot of stuff garage that i had.
I will have to write some more here about performance later after i take it for a serious blat. From what i can tell so far, it handles better than my mk3 and i think it will be faster, but not sure as my mk3 goes very well. It sounds great and am really enjoying riding.
Here are some photos:
You can see all the images in my gallery here: http://www.accessnorton.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=89
I will be doing a few other write ups in the near future regarding performance and challenges I had during this restoration etc.