Managed to get the last couple of small jobs ticked off the list to make the rolling chassis. Front brake mounted, rear hub gear selector connected and taken for a spin round the local car park. I need to play with the gear cable settings to get all 11 gears to operate as they should but that should not be a biggy. I was happy to see it get this far at least
I am chuffed with the clean belt drive line, without having to install an idler, hopefully it does not grow significantly. The bike has 165mm crank arms, instead of the more standard 175mm variety, if ground clearance becomes an issue, it will be getting a 29er up forward. It does already remind me a bit of my old DT175 when straddleing the frame. I think I will get away with widening the canopy up forward, but close to the seat just rubs the tops of my inner leg, I might try to reduce that part of the canopy for comfort when pedaling.
Next on the list are motor mounting, battery building, enclosure modding, rear brake and sorting out the wobble that exists on the chain ring. It seems like the ISIS bottom bracket is bent slightly but it is brand new.