Weigh in

So tonight I weighed the bike as a starting point. Totally non-scientific using a couple of cheapo bathroom scales, but it will do for what I need. It was 240lbs on the front and 265lbs on the rear. This will give me an idea of how much weight gets removed/added.

I also ran the bike for a couple of minutes, but it rattled quite a bit. I don't think I'll bother putting any effort into the motor, I'll just sell it as is. So next step is to remove all the junk I don't need and weigh it again.

Front tire went soft over night, so I'll have to add two new tires to the project cost. I bought my first piece today - a replacement front brake lever. Woo hoo!

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Dropped the engine out tonight. It now weighs 100 front and 120 rear, (without tank, fairings or seat), so 235ish lbs to start with. I'll clean it up a bit, tidy up my mess, and take some pictures.

I think I'll mock up a D&D Sepex even though I'm not certain that's what I'm going with and play around with some ideas I've had for motor mounts.

Right now though I need a beer. :D

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