You dont have to, but next step I did was install the engine into the bike Frame
Install the engine mount bolts and torque them up. Front mounts on the Standard model have one bolt unlike the Special models which have a 3 bolt bracket
Bolt the middle drive gear to the drive shaft - there are 4 bolts
Pull the boot over and secure it to the rear of the middle drive housing.
Install alternator and cover
Install ignition plate to the LHS
Screw on the wire for the Neutral switch under the LHS
Install tach drive to the front of the head. I used a new O-ring and seal
Next, at the rear, install the rubber inlet manifolds.
Add clamps and also Vac lines to Cylinders 1 and 3 (Well if you still use the standard fuel petcocks)
External Oil feed pipe. I used New copper washers either side of the pipe on the union bolts.
Next, bolt the plastic cover on top of the Starter Motor
Install Oil cooler lines to the front
Prepare oil filter housing with O-ring around the outside. New O-ring on the bolt. Push bolt through and slide on the spring and then the washer.
Install onto the engine with new oil filter
Install rocker cover with new gasket and silastic. The brackets at the front are for Air scoop which is normally found on the Standard models. It will help with keeping the middle cylinder cooler.
Air scoop fitted
Next - Top up with Oil! I’m using a running in oil for this.
Fill until its just above the top line on the oil level sight window
Install new exhaust gaskets
Bolt up the header pipes but dont tighten completely
Attach the muffler to the headers and align the pipes up properly. Then tighen the nuts to secure the header pipes to the head properly.
Attach Clutch cable and the rubber cover
Install carbs and air filter. Also Spark plugs and leads.
Next to do is put the tank back on and connect up the fuel lines. Also Hook up the battery
Set petcocks to prime, turn ignition key on, full choke and kick it over!
And of course it started almost straight away!
Check your oil level.
Clutch cable will need to be adjusted properly. Check your timing and make sure your carbs are tuned properly! And then go for a ride and take it easy!!
Here’s a short vid of my Triple running! (sorry its 14mb but I think its worth the download )
Cheers all, any questions, just ask away!!!