After a three month hiatus for vintage racing and dealing with some inevitable mechanical issues, the Lozuki has been placed back on the front burner. There is a lot to report. The most noticeable thing is the newly powder coated frame. Clad in silver, it's looking both beautiful and robust. As it turned out our estimates of the frame's weight were significantly low. According to the weighmaster at the local scales, it's 150 pounds exactly. While this is more than our estimate of 88 pounds, it will form the basis for a very light and rigid Lozuki.
The chassis components are gradually being added as you can see from the photos.
Additionally, the new aluminum oil sump has arrived. The original equipment sump was less than optimal for the track because it was designed bike use, i.e., to be leaned into the corners. Since the Lozuki will do anything but lean into corners the new sump, with its windage tray, modified oil pickup and larger capacity will help keep the oil where it belongs. Because, however, of its extra width, some modification of the sump and/or the titanium headers will be needed.