The bike should be ready for the 2018 season which starts in April

The bike should be ready for the 2018 season which starts in April

Waterproof connectors should keep the flying shale out

Waterproof connectors should keep the flying shale out

Rupe Farnsworth’s short track racer

This is a long term project which is finally approaching completion. It used to be a 610 enduro bike but in owner Rupe’s hands (no relation) it’s been gradually converted to dirt track spec with 19in rims, Maxxis tyres and R6 forks. The one-off sub frame, tail and tank were built by Ian Davis at Etto Motorcycles near Nottingham.

The ageing loom needed rebuilding in a simplified and more protected style, so I used MT and HM connector blocks for maximum resistance to grit and water. Both are completely sealed.

Owner Farnsworth was very pleased with the result: “A week after dropping the lifeless machine at Rupe’s Rewires I was advised ‘bike complete and ready for collection’ -  marvellous. I now have the bike back in workshop. It runs, charges, stops when I tell it to and, above all, displays small areas of perfectly formed loom, fittings and connections. The attention to detail in getting wires formed and shaped without strain or stress is very pleasing. Evidence of silicone grease inside the insulators is just the icing on the cake. So delighted I made the decision to get the re-wiring work done here. A joy  from start to finish.”

Look out for it in this year’s short track championship.

Battery, ignition box and solenoid will be protected by an aluminium plate

Battery, ignition box and solenoid will be protected by an aluminium plate