Dukey, I hope you moved where there's a little more sunshine!! I may go grid yet, the lines have been in front of the house for years, but Ya know, I'm just the type that likes to thumb my nose at 'em.
But, now New York will pay standard rates for my solar and wind electricity, new legislation. So, when the batteries finally die, I'll probably hook up.
The oil pump conversion is a work in progress, but there has been good progress of late. The problems have been high oil consumption and VERY leaky tappet covers. I went to 3 piece rings, and closed off the "trench" in the tappet blocks that deliver oil to the valve spring area. Oil out the tail pipe has decreased and leakage has diminished. The oil had been coming past the intake guides and into the intake mixture. The bonus seems to be that the Oil tank is getting very hot, like a ironhead sporty. So, I must be removing some heat with the oil now, which was the aim. An oil cooler is next. As a side note, there has not been any problem with excess oil coming from the breather, and the motor exhibits no symptoms of excess crankcase pressure. Only a few hundred miles on this latest iteration, so, whether longevity has improved remains to be seen. But, overall I'm happy with progress so far. It takes awhile to relearn throttle control, I.E., no more rolling off the throttle in the middle of climbing long hills to "lube" the motor.