Re: 'The (almost) everything was not right bike'
Well, Toadmund, from what I can tell, you're getting the condensed-version of a crash course in Motorbike Building Trial-and-Error. The things you're learning now through this experience will come in handy later on. Just keep it safe and keep it smart and you should be okay.
BTW: could we see pics of the whole bike at once?
"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style