Plans for Mk1 was always a mix of old and new. I wanted the old school frame and simple kickstart/air-cooled engine combined with modern electronics, suspension, and brakes. In other words, I wanted a bike with an attitude from the past in a package that will brake and handle without killing me.
On the way to my parent's house in PA for Thanskgiving, I stopped to meet a guy who runs a motorcycle salvage yard. I picked up a cheap set of front forks, triple tree, and brakes from a 2006 Yamaha R1 and a boxed aluminum swingarm from a 2002 Suzuki GSXR-600. I did some measuring and knew some custom fabrication would be needed but I should be able to handle it. More on this later. For now, the bike will be a mix of Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. I may need to find some Kawasaki parts that would work to complete the incorporation of major Japanese motorcycle brands.
On another note, I purchased a used 1974 SOHC engine from Ohio which arrived on December 3rd! No starter, or side covers were included but I will be running kickstart only and can salvage the side covers from the trashed engine. This one was definitely cleaner and I confirmed good compression from 3 of the cylinders. #2 was a little low but I think the valves are pretty dirty and may have been hindering compression. I'll know more once I get some oil in it.