|It’s alive…. ALIVE!!!
After fiddling with the speedometer gear housing I was told to make sure I have the line on the back of the suspension and the housing lined up. I put it back together that way and still didn’t get anything, so I took it apart again and tried putting it on 180° from before and bingo, the speedo began to spin. If you’re having trouble with speedo gear housings, try putting it on the other way and turning it to line up with the fork housing mark.
|Love that red – the Connie will be getting panels refinished
over the cold months…
All the gauges on the Connie work now, so I’m going to begin to reassemble it after changing out the oil and filter. I’m hoping to have it back together in the next week or so and then I can take an honest run at a safety and see how it does. Everything else seems to be in good form. It starts at a touch of the button and idles steadily after a moment on choke. The throttle is clear, sharp and very responsive now. The
brakes feel strong and sure. After reassembly and a final cleanup, hopefully it’ll fly through safety and then I’ll have to make some hard decisions about the Ninja.
It would be nice to get some miles on the Connie before the snows fall.
|New speedo cable runs in behind the bottom of the front shock from the right. It reads accurately and runs quietly.
|Hard not to love that big one litre engine… it burst to life with a growl and revs with surprising eagerness. Smooth as butter too…
|Everything comes to life and reads accurately now…