Enter Murray Sutherland from Muzza bikes. Already my Ducati-part “drug dealer” Muzza supplied me the 1000SS swingarm and rear wheel, a front wheel to match and a whole of lot of other bits and pieces, which I didn't need, over the years.
The plan was to have Muzza do the valve guides, port and polish the heads and paint the motor. And so began the strip down.
Typically, immediately we found things awry. Pulling the motor out revealed some previous ugly repairs to the engine cases.
Of course Muzza just happened to have a newer set of cases with a close ratio box, and a big bore exhaust system sitting in the corner of the workshop.
And so it began...
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