Bringing an E1 back from the dead

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you mean the fuel level sender? It was a few years ago, I think it was a lucky eBay buy.
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Huge milestone today! It runs! I finally got the bike (almost!) finished today and put some petrol in, turned the fuel tap on, pulled in the clutch and pressed start. It fired up after about 10 seconds!! I was absolutely stunned. It will need properly setting up - timing, fuel pressure, throttle bodies balanced but it was such a good feeling. More updates to follow.
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I still need to fit the bellypan, tidy up some hoses and wiring and that's it. Then I need to get some miles on it. And sell it!
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Nice :clap Pics :popcorn
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Looks really great... fantastic job ! :clap
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Lots of small things still to do - front master cylinder decal, battery warning wire to sort, adjust fairing alignment, EFI warning light, a few fasteners to replace, remake battery power lead connectors - but it's now a functional motorcycle. I also plan to take it to a specialist to set up the timing and the FPR pressure.
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Looking good Pete, your standards are very high, so i know this will be a great bike... any chance of a photo when its finished next to your special ?
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of course! As soon as it comes out of the stand, just need to finish the last little jobs
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Looks incredible! Beautiful workmanship :thumbup
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Very smart. Can't remember if you rebuilt the engine, if you have go easy, some members recommend mineral engine oil to begin with and do another oil change soon.
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The engine has been completely rebuilt with all-new wear parts, oil pump upgrade, new clutch rubbers, stainless exhaust studs, new primary drive chain etc. I am using semi-synthetic 10W/40.
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Did you put one of Charlies turbo oil feed check valves on. Highly recommended to avoid oil seeping through the turbo bearing. If it seeps it goes everywhere.
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