Tonight was the start of what I'd been holding off for as long as possible - the radiator, oil and heating pipework. I fitted the heater a while ago, so that was one part ticked off. The reason I was holding off doing this is that the R500 doesn't have any build instructions for the routing of the pipework so its pretty much left to guess work, internet research and cross checking against what the manual suggests for the R400... Luckily Nigel Pugh was kind enough to take some pics of his engine bay and sent them over to me, which certainly helped.
First I fitted the fan to the radiator cowl.
|R500 radiator cowl fitted with fan.|
|Clutch cable fitted to banjo bolt and tie wrapped to battery housing.|
|Expansion bottle mounted to chassis using rivets as suggested in the manual.|
|Expansion tank fitted.|
|Dry Sump Tank Fitted.|
|Breather Cover to Dry Sump Tank pipe fitted.|
|Bottom radiator hose fitted to engine.|
|Raceline oil pipe fitted to top of dry sump tank.|
|Raceline oil pipes fitted to bottom of dry sump - very fiddly indeed..!|