I spent a few hours this weekend with the Dnepr project, mounting both exhaust pipes and mufflers. Previously, the left exhaust was just resting in place to test-fit the components. The new dual exhausts look much better than the original 2-into-1 muffler, and the vintage-style fish tail mufflers add a nice touch. Everything mounted right up, although I had to remove about 3 centimeters of pipe from the end of the right pipe as it was too long. An angle grinder made fast work of that task.
I lubricated all 5 cables before routing and connecting them. Once I get to the point of securing a wiring harness in place, I’ll do my best to hide the cables, or at least mount them so that they are less noticeable. On the handlebar, I had to make some adjustments to secure the inverted hand levers, but I love the vintage look of these levers.
The rear axle and drive shaft were also installed. Since many fasteners were only hand-tightened to test each part for proper fit, I removed many fasteners and applied a thread lock compound before re-tightening.
It will probably be a few weeks before I make more progress. Thanks for checking in.