I completed installing the rear end of the motorcycle. The fenders and rear lights will come in another post. You can read about how I did that work in these chapters of the “Assembly From The Frame Up” document:
I put together a page showing the order in which I am assembling the bike on this project. I will add to it as I go. In most of this document I link to other pages I posted, but for some work that is not particularly detailed, I show how to do the work in the Assembly page.
Now I install the swing arm in the frame and then install the rear drive on the end of the drive shaft side of the swing arm. I show how I align the swing arm in the frame to reduce stress on the drive shaft when I install it. The rear drive mounts easily to the flange on the right side of the swing arm with four 12-sided nuts.
I decided to upgrade the fork top plate to a Toaster Tan fork top brace as I think it makes a sizable improvement in keeping the forks rigid and improves handling.
Toaster Tan Top Brace with Fork Tube Rings and Separate Steering Stem Cap Nut
Installing the fork top brace is part of the procedure for installing and aligning the front forks, so did all of this work at one time. But, I broke up the documentation into two parts covering the Toaster Tan fork top brace and the front fork installation and alignment.