I’ve finished playing about with the V7 loopframe for now and can finally get back to work on Rhino the V7Sport. Progress has been delayed by my broken wrist, the purchase of The-Big-Red-One and the subsequent work needed to get it ready to use. You may remember that someone spotted that I appeared to have put the clutch plates in back to front! It looked that way to me too so it all had to come apart. The bike went from this
Lo and behold. The clutch plates were wrong.
This flush side of the friction plates should be facing forward toward the engine. The raised side should be facing toward the gearbox. Here it is after being corrected. The daft thing is that I always new this but still did it wrong.
I reassembled the bike to the stage I was at before and can now look forward to making some proper progress, I hope.