This week we started by making a new start section
for the rear pipe, just like we did earlier for the front pipe.
Although we thought the rear pipe was finished, the front pipe
looked and fit so much better that we decided to make identical
start sections for both pipes. After we had made an exact copy
for the rear pipe we machined a half circle out of both for the
We machined two rings, ground them to fit, and
welded them on to complete the exhaust flanges. We tack-welded
all the bits of the front pipe back together and improvised a
hidden mount for the front pipe. I don't want any ugly clamps
around my pipes. After we have created new mounts for the brake-pedal
and brake reservoir I will strip the whole bike, complete all
the welds, sandblast the frame and reassemble the whole bike painted
in primer so I can put some miles on it before the summer is over.