It's pretty busy in the workshop at the moment - I'm drowning in dissembled motorcycles. The Buell is in bits for powder-coating and wrapping. Noel's mini-moto is also waiting for some powder-coated parts. The Africa Twin is just sitting there forlornly until I can afford new wheels. The Ducati Superlight is hanging around like an evil ex-girlfriend and there's an RD200 motor on the bench waiting for inspiration (and money).
In addition to this I took on a wiring job for another GPZ1100 that needs to be finished before Wednesday so yesterday was a workshop day.
I really enjoy wiring. It's like a cross between painting a watercolour and doing a jigsaw and it requires a lot of flow-state thinking. Time passes very quickly in a flow-state and consequently, I'm surprised at the amount of time it takes. In my memory, a wiring loom only takes a couple of hours, but what you see here is a solid eight hours of work.
It's going to take another day to finish it which shouldn't be a surprise 'cos the last loom I did (which was coincidentally also a GPZ1100) took about two days - www.mercenary.ie/2013/05/evans-gpz-wiring.html
|Looking at this image it might be hard to believe that this loom came from a running motorcycle, but I've seen looms in much worse condition than this!|
|This is some bad juju! I don't know what that white cable is for, but the other end of it is soldered to the fuse in the previous image.|
|The last GPZ I wired ran on pod filters rather than an airbox so I had a ton of room to put electrical stuff. This bike is retaining its airbox so space is tight. I need to make a mounting plate for the fusebox and relays.|
|The mounting plate more or less finished. I can't give it the time to polish it or paint it but its not going to be visible so this will have to do!|
|Everything in it's place... By the time the wiring goes in, this'll be pretty tight!|
|I'm happy with my day's work!|
Part 2 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring-ii.html
Part 3 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring-part-3.html
Part 4 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring-part-4-end.html
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