Well this one is long overdue but thanks to some great words of encouragement from Mike, I finally sorted out some photos and got them posted on Flickr.
I think I was one of the first people to buy the new 5 series based Sportster and it has taken me a long time to get this far - mainly due to the issues with the M52TUB28 engine that Marlin provided that was eventually swapped out for an M52B28 because of the inability to delete the EWS. I was also given an engine from an automatic along with a flywheel and a gearbox so it was always going to be a challenege to get the ECU to think manual instead of auto!). Anyway, whilst slow, there has been some progress. Currently I am tackling the electrics and the wiring loom whilst the steering column and rear suspension present a few issues. I am also in the middle of getting the servo swapped to the passenger side after taking the plunge and having the engine re-mounted to be more central. Clearly some knock on effects that will have to be dealt with but hopefully not to severe!
If you want to take a look at the pictures you can try the link below for the photo's grouped in sets;
or for the latest photo's in photostream at;
I have not got round to adding comments yet but if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.
Cheers for now