Last week it was time to put the freshly rebuilt engine back
in the frame. This required removing the valvecovers as it is
a very tight fit in the frame, once the frame is painted this
will need to be done very carefully..
Once the engine was in, we refitted the valvecovers and installed
top, front and rear motormounts. We also connected the oilline
for the heads to the copper oilline that we had installed through
the frame. For now we used a transparant piece of tube so we can
check if there is actually oil reaching the head. We made a lower
motormount as we had not done that yet, we reamed the holes in
frame and engine slightly oversize for a perfect fit.
With the new lower motormount in place we noticed a gap between
engine and frame so we machined a spacer for that, and then
the engine was firmly in place. Next we reinstalled the "disappearing
sidestand" which hides behind the exhaust when not in use.
We decided to add a grease nipple and Aad filed a groove
in the sidestand to spread the grease evenly. Next time we will
reinstall the hydraulic clutch while the bike is still hanging
in the air!