Just spent the last three hours.....
...catching up on this thread. I love the way you start into something you've not done before, and by the time you're finished it looks expert. Some guys just start out with more innate talent than the rest of us. That bike is gonna be so sweet when it's finished, and there's lots of us who'll keep tuning in if it takes you another three years to get in licensed and on the road.
Thanks for taking us along thru all the issues.