Time for a quick update, as I have some more detailed posts coming soon.
Looking around my garage a couple weeks ago, I knew it was time for me to re-evaluate my priorities. My bench and shelves were full and I was struggling to find more than a square foot of useable space. This inevitably meant letting go of parts and unfortunately, long term projects that I would never get around to finishing.
After long deliberation, I decided it was time to find a new home for the two Bridgestones. I enjoyed having them and can be proud of the fact that I rescued two obscure bikes and brought them back from the brink. It felt good to know they were going to someone who is passionate about vintage Japanese bikes, something I cannot confess to.
While I enjoy a wide variety of two wheeled vehicles, at the end of the day my heart will remain with British motorcycles. I have decided to finish up all my outstanding projects and actually enjoy them on the road. A novel and lofty concept, I know!
I was able to use the money to pay a couple bills and invest in the proper Burman CP gearbox for the G9 and a couple odds and ends. I can also store things a little more easily and actually get organized (for once).
In other news I have found a local company (an hour away) to re-sleeve the G9 cylinder using the NOS sleeve I bought on Ebay. I have been quoted around $200.00 which seems quite reasonable for the work involved. The firm is called Cycle Improvements, they have been around since 1981 and seem to offer a wide array of services. I will update once the work is done and post a review. I have also found a good old stock standard bore piston from a fellow in Australia. If all goes according to plan, I should have a useable motor by the end of the summer.