I had the engineer over yesterday to look over the bike and ensure I am on the right path. I was a little concerned that he might not like the way I had done some of the things. He got me to prove the new brakes were pulling up the bike in a suitable time (great fun on a wet and cold road), inspected the battery mounts and looked over the job.
No need to be concerned, he gave me a short list of items that I must do:
- Get the tare weight of the bike measured at each wheel
- Fit ADR (Australian Design Rules) approved indicators
- Get and fit a mechanical battery isolation switch
- Place a warning sticker on the brake reservoir
- Provide a space for the modification approval sticker.
Admittedly there is stuff I have to do prior to final signoff that were already in my plans:
- Polycarbonate protector plates on the batteries
- 12 volt wiring and fuse box
- DC-DC convertor installation
- Water cooling setup.
Given enough weekend time I plan to have this done by mid October at the latest.