just to clarify on some of my old posts - My torque steer was entirely down to issues with steering rack - shifty will vouch for this - since sorting its massively improved and torque steer is now minimal, or at least comparable to any other high powered mini.
compared to the 2 vauxhall powered minis I had a chance to drive, it is considerably better, and compared to the vtec car drive i had, its nowhere near as bad.
dont loose sight of the fact that people like me ( not all pro-mo customers ) go for the conversion due to its simplicity and effectiveness, the fact it uses your original driveshafts was a big decider for me, and i think in some ways helps make this the most cost effective route to high powered bike power fun.
If I had the time, welding skills and patience you demonstrate I would have loved to have a go from scratch, and i admire you for that - but in my world the small amount of torque steer I now get is a small pay-off against the simplicity and ease of utilising the original drive shafts.
Many of your posts have been suggestive that you are utilising a pro-mo kit, but i guess its because you are basing your research on their product, in fairness i would do the same, but I think its also only fair that you are much clearer in pointing out that you are doing this off your own back, and its your own engineering and problem solving skills being put to the test.
Your progress is impressive, and again i wish i had the skills / brass dangly bits to have tried this as a DIY project
good luck, but in summary - try it with the original driveshafts and see how you get on...............
PS I forgot to mention - 14" wheels and 4 year old tyres probably need addressing in my case also, and suspension geometry would fail a multiple choice cookery exam - its high on our list to get sorted and may completely eradicate the remaining issues I have.
Edited by roofless, 08 July 2008 - 09:05 PM.