SO THE INTERNAL PUMP LOCATION IS A NON STARTER !!!!
OK, plan B .... The external location driven from the end of the alternator screw is definitely a goer.
Even sorted out the drive - thanx to Kenny and the loan of more bits ! So I looked at the end of the Gixer pump and thought - "use the end with the spindle / cog". Simply [ ha, ha ] bolt the Gixer end housing to the KZ cover plate [ or make one ] and I have a simple solution to the drive issue.
Yep that works a treat. Gives me a housing with bearing / seal - simple bolt on, and has the advantage of using the Gixer drive chain. It simplifies my " can you make that for me please mister" list as well. "All" I need is the OEM Gixer drive spindle shortening and a slot machined in the alternator screw for the drive. Not quite as simple as that - but nearly so. Just as well I have THREE Gixer pumps. The other benefit is that the drive ratio [ 1:1 ] is as the OEM Gixer drive.
Both of the pressure relief valves are a no go ..ballderdollox. Good news - found a remote fully adjustable unit on Chinabay - £14.00 delivered. Brings new meaning to "Chinese Take Away ".
Major session in the shed today. Once the pump location was sorted, a lot of the other packaging fell into place. By moving [ oh futtox ] the carefully laid out and constructed under seat electrics and tray
I can move the turbo up and back sufficiently to get a gravity return to the sump of the turbo oil - that also means I don't need a scavenge pump - or remote sump. Might bring a new meaning to the phrase "roasted nuts"
............... need a good source of heat protection !
That location also simplifies the hoses and fittings [ and the cost ! ]
Pulled the pin on the Norvil half fairing and tinted screen, and I'm 99% certain about the Manx tank cover. Definitely morphing into that Sixties Cafe Racer I had in mind !!
Looking really positive ................. oh yes and my 3 monthly assessment came back - meds doing their job and STILL stabilised.