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1slo3 August 28th, 2008 10:48 PM

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well, here is my ugly $35 bike pre lowering...

Mikelrome August 29th, 2008 05:41 AM

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$35.00 WTF? you bought it for 35 or it cost you 35 in beer to lower it?

HeidelbergJohn4.0 August 29th, 2008 06:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 340578)
well, here is my ugly $35 bike pre lowering...

Yamaha Fazer 750? They were a sweet bike back in the day but there weren't too many of them around.

1slo3 August 29th, 2008 12:29 PM

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that isnt' a fazer... but the cousin, a 600cc Radian. i traded a used window a/c unit for it that had cost me $35. i lowered it for Zero dollars. i'll try and get some pics of it lowered soon.

1slo3 August 29th, 2008 04:43 PM

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wow, i'm diggin' this look! http://s3.amazonaws.com/hubgarage/ph...838_detail.JPG

Turbo Punk August 29th, 2008 05:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 340775)


HEY CARLENE!!!! I don't even have to say it!!!! :dancing:


:funny::funny:



Sweet bike!!!!

1slo3 September 1st, 2008 10:24 PM

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well, after spending several days last week riding into 20 mph headwinds on a stripped bike with just a 1/2 helmet, i spent 80 bucks on a Bell Zephyr helmet from wally world. i just wanted something to keep the wind from drying out my eyes. what i got was a helmet that fits great, actually has top and front vents that move air through the helmet, is still fairly quiet and any easy to manipulate shield.

so, if you need a full face helmet, but don't have big $ to spend... look at the bell zephyr from walmart. yeah... i said it; walmart.

oh, and if you feel the need to stripe... it comes in BLACK with no ugly decals on it.

Mikelrome September 2nd, 2008 09:07 AM

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Dearest Motorcycle lovers.

I like sports bikes but not a whole lot. I like old school choppers, long raked drag style, cafe racer style, Also one off bikes. This is what i like best about sports bikes.
The rear shot.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...ride-dirty.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...9-jealousy.jpg

Well if your into big asses
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...z/image004.jpg

Scott H September 2nd, 2008 10:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HeidelbergJohn4.0 (Post 340354)
Anyone ever see the episode of Pinks where Rich lost it on a bike right in front of the crowd on the return road? classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHok7...eature=related

alykat September 2nd, 2008 11:25 AM

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Thanks Scott, I missed that. Looks like he was gunna show off and blew it. (show laughing smilies here)

Mikelrome September 2nd, 2008 11:36 AM

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That shows it dosn't take much to dump your bike. looks like he found some dirt.

1slo3 September 2nd, 2008 01:25 PM

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it was weird to pay more than double for the helmet than i paid for the bike... but this morning's ride was so much more enjoyable with the cold and wind!

dt113 September 2nd, 2008 02:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikelrome (Post 341569)
Dearest Motorcycle lovers.

I like sports bikes but not a whole lot. I like old school choppers, long raked drag style, cafe racer style, Also one off bikes. This is what i like best about sports bikes.
The rear shot.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...ride-dirty.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...9-jealousy.jpg

Well if your into big asses
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...z/image004.jpg

Love those shots too!:licklips:
However a lot of exposed skin, for bad asphalt rash!:panic:

hal September 2nd, 2008 03:08 PM

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i'll bet the cop is going ta give her a ticket for selling .... crack.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...9-jealousy.jpg



bah da boom ... i'll be here all day :thumbsup:

matthewsuckerpunch September 2nd, 2008 04:57 PM

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might be pickin this up in a trade in the next few days or week...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...MN/samchop.jpg

Mikelrome September 2nd, 2008 06:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hal (Post 341667)
i'll bet the cop is going ta give her a ticket for selling .... crack.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...9-jealousy.jpg



bah da boom ... i'll be here all day :thumbsup:



That's funny as Hal, or Hell. (we mexicans call it Hal):funny:

Gravedigger September 3rd, 2008 08:06 AM

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M J Getaway http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/p...MJ_Getaway.jpg

Mikelrome September 3rd, 2008 09:22 AM

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http://208.116.9.205/10/content/7097/3.jpg

Unkl Ian September 3rd, 2008 10:47 AM

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I can see burning your ankles on the front exhaust pipes.
Good place to run a Type 4.

1slo3 September 5th, 2008 09:52 AM

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hey all... i'm converting the yx600 to a cafe bike and just wanted to let you know... the vendor i'm dealing with actually returns emails... THE SAME DAY and usually within the hour that you email them. this is a profession vendor and they seem to actually want your biz! it is Speed Moto Company and i've been very impressed so far.

ThrasherBill September 5th, 2008 12:25 PM

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A friend of mine has had a few really good dealings with Mike's XS for yamachoppper/bobber/cafe stuff also.

1slo3 September 5th, 2008 01:32 PM

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bill, have you done any mods to your bike other than laying it down? btw, mine was laid down by the PO and probably has the same mods... this is my excuse to the sweetie to make some changes.

KurseD September 5th, 2008 01:58 PM

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mikes xs is FUCKING GREAT!!! i've dealt with them on many occasions and he has super fast shipping and seems to be a great guy

do you have a link to this "speed moto" company?

1slo3 September 5th, 2008 02:24 PM

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http://www.speedmotoco.com/shop/

nos1123 September 5th, 2008 03:26 PM

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Mikes xs is the best used them for all my xs parts

1slo3 September 6th, 2008 11:59 AM

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coolio... just placed my order for clubman bars and a round headlight conversion! we are on our way to another 'non stock' ride at Casa de Fye! woot

Tymon September 7th, 2008 12:41 PM

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this is motorbike my frend russian k-750 polisch version engine vw typ1
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5107/samrk4.th.jpg

and my new projekt
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6361/ramajd3.th.jpg
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8136/tylk9.th.jpg
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/3...1996wr2.th.jpg

vintage-raze September 7th, 2008 11:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hal (Post 341667)
i'll bet the cop is going ta give her a ticket for selling .... crack.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...9-jealousy.jpg



bah da boom ... i'll be here all day :thumbsup:

Although the ass could be a distraction to other drivers...

I would guess he's getting pulled over either because she's not wearing a helmet or she's a hooker. :Idunno:

max16v September 11th, 2008 03:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 342797)
coolio... just placed my order for clubman bars and a round headlight conversion! we are on our way to another 'non stock' ride at Casa de Fye! woot

Damn, I have a clubman bar sitting in my garage that I have no use for now since I swapped them for clip ons. Know anyone who needs a clubman bar?

1slo3 September 11th, 2008 06:59 PM

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what size drop and rake? i might be interested still

max16v September 11th, 2008 09:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 344211)
what size drop and rake? i might be interested still

They are very similar, if not exact, to these:

http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com/images/Clubman_Bar.JPG

I've seen several companies that sell these with 5.5" pull back - installed which seems like the PB is more than mine. Riding position feels the same with my clip ons, except the clip ons are several inches lower down.

I have pictures of the clubmans on my bike with pics in my intro (check my signature) that should give you a good idea of what they look like. Bar O/D is 7/8".

max16v September 11th, 2008 09:38 PM

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Does anyone know of any company that makes custom spokes for motorcycle rims, besides Buchanan's?

I recently bought a new 19" rim for the rear of my bike, to replace the HD 16" 'chopper' style rim, and I tried ordering some custom spokes for the rear rim and new spokes for the front wheel. The first email I received from them (took approximately 2 days for the reply) with an initial inquiry about what I should order, I emailed them back telling them that I wanted to order said spokes but am still waiting for a reply (over a week). Whats the deal?

Is there anyone else making spokes?

1slo3 September 12th, 2008 08:05 PM

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could you show me pics of the clip on's at the forks? i'm curioius on how 'secure' they are. also, i'm interested in the clubmans... how much?

tequilla September 12th, 2008 10:28 PM

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Buchanan's is supposed to be the place to go..... are they priced too high?

gatorvws September 13th, 2008 09:05 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 344284)
Does anyone know of any company that makes custom spokes for motorcycle rims, besides Buchanan's?

I recently bought a new 19" rim for the rear of my bike, to replace the HD 16" 'chopper' style rim, and I tried ordering some custom spokes for the rear rim and new spokes for the front wheel. The first email I received from them (took approximately 2 days for the reply) with an initial inquiry about what I should order, I emailed them back telling them that I wanted to order said spokes but am still waiting for a reply (over a week). Whats the deal?

Is there anyone else making spokes?


According to their website's contact page:

Quote:

PLACING AN ORDER
Please do not place an order through Customer Service - your order may be delayed.



Quote:

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Technical questions are answered as time permits, and in the order received


I would just drop a nickel and give them a call.

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 10:03 AM

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check out this tail pod on this cafe conversion! it is the rear half of a kawasaki fuel tank! wish i would have thought of that!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...aboveright.jpg

ThrasherBill September 15th, 2008 10:22 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 345016)
wish i would have thought of that!

Hey Brian, check THIS out.

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 10:23 AM

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thanks bill! my bars/round headlight and mirrors arrived today! next is a solo seat of some sort. is your bike alive again?

ThrasherBill September 15th, 2008 10:33 AM

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Nope. Put it on Craigslist and had a couple people call. One guy came and looked at it on Friday was stoked on it but had to find a place to work on/store it and another guy hopefully looking tonight.

max16v September 15th, 2008 12:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tequilla (Post 344595)
Buchanan's is supposed to be the place to go..... are they priced too high?

Not sure about the price since they are the only people I've located via the intarwebs that make custom spokes. I'll just give them a call to see what the heck is up.

max16v September 15th, 2008 12:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 344577)
could you show me pics of the clip on's at the forks? i'm curioius on how 'secure' they are. also, i'm interested in the clubmans... how much?

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ke/CB750-8.jpg

Here's a pic of the clubmans installed (before I bought the bike). Riding with clubmans isn't bad at all. They have a solid feel and a good riding position. O/D on the bars is 7/8" which should fit a multitude of bikes with no problems at all.

IIRC, Bill has some clubmans on his bike and he might offer some additional info.

As for the price, I'd take $15 plus shipping, and I'll give 'em a good polish for ya.

adams77 September 15th, 2008 12:19 PM

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I just traded a 74 CB750 for a beetle.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/...3685bd0180.jpg

max16v September 15th, 2008 12:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 345026)
Nope. Put it on Craigslist and had a couple people call. One guy came and looked at it on Friday was stoked on it but had to find a place to work on/store it and another guy hopefully looking tonight.

You going to get another bike to replace your current one after you sell it?

If you do, got something in mind you'd like to get?

max16v September 15th, 2008 12:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by adams77 (Post 345043)
I just traded a 74 CB750 for a beetle.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/...3685bd0180.jpg

I don't give a damn about your bike/ and or beetle until you do an intro.

Once you do an intro, then we can talk.

ThrasherBill September 15th, 2008 12:56 PM

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I found my clubmans to be more comfortable than the stock bars and they allow you to tuck in lower to lessen the wind on your upper body. Those one's pictured look narrower than mine, they come in different widths (between the "points" where the U shaped center meets the grip part) so make sure you measure your gauges to make sure they will clear. The first set I tried were too narrow for my bike.

ThrasherBill September 15th, 2008 01:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 345048)
You going to get another bike to replace your current one after you sell it?

If you do, got something in mind you'd like to get?

Hopefully, if I can get enough out of the KZ and I've got a couple of side jobs lined up to get some more $$$. I'm thinking maybe an older ZX/Ninja, or I did find a GSXR750 for $1200 so who knows. Can't do anything until the KZ sells. If it doesn't I'll work on it over the winter. I'd like to get something that is a bit more long trip worthy.

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 01:45 PM

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adams77.... i could care less if you give an intro! thanks for the post! i like to see other people's cafes. oh, how's the ride without a front fender?

hal September 15th, 2008 02:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 345068)
adams77... thanks for the post! i like to see other people's cafes. oh, how's the ride without a front fender?


wouldn't that have said the same thing ... without sounding pissy.:Idunno:

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 02:22 PM

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sorry hal, it was a response to the post about having to have an intro... and i'm a bit cranky today.

max16v September 15th, 2008 03:38 PM

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I thought Mondays were newb bashing day... or are they Tuesdays? I know I'm not cranky today, I took my written M1 test at the DMV this morning and passed with a 100%. :chillin:


1slow3, I'll get some measurements of the clubmans today after work and PM you tomorrow sometime so you can let me know if they'll fit.

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 05:17 PM

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coolio!

Mikelrome September 15th, 2008 08:05 PM

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Quote:

coolio!
Now in spanish, this word is asshole.
Or tight wad.

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 08:32 PM

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ah, but i'm not speaking spanish... comprende? hehe

Mikelrome September 15th, 2008 08:34 PM

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C

1slo3 September 15th, 2008 09:19 PM

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hey bill... did you add rear sets to the kz or just use the stock controls?

adams77 September 16th, 2008 04:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 345049)
I don't give a damn about your bike/ and or beetle until you do an intro.

Once you do an intro, then we can talk.


Does this me you will start to give a damn?

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showt...183#post345183

Thanks for setting me straight.

adams77 September 16th, 2008 04:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 345068)
adams77.... i could care less if you give an intro! thanks for the post! i like to see other people's cafes. oh, how's the ride without a front fender?


The ride is fine, its all the crap that flies in your face from the front tire that bothers me.

Not too bad unless it is a little wet outside.

ThrasherBill September 16th, 2008 06:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 345159)
hey bill... did you add rear sets to the kz or just use the stock controls?

Always wanted to, apparently late model GSXR rearsets work on a KZ with a bit of modification.

1slo3 September 16th, 2008 07:38 AM

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i'm going to have to do something. the footpegs on a Radian are located way too far forward for the clubman's to be comfortable.

Scott H September 16th, 2008 08:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 345049)
I don't give a damn about your bike/ and or beetle until you do an intro.

Once you do an intro, then we can talk.


:rollingeyes: :rollingeyes: :rollingeyes:

ThrasherBill September 16th, 2008 09:24 AM

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Stock foot controls weren't too bad on the KZ. I could tuck in on the highway and rest my elbows on my knees. I used to use the rear pegs on my CBX on the highway but I found them too far back on the KZ.

Mikelrome September 16th, 2008 09:30 AM

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This is a simple set to adapt to any bike.
DIY Rearsets - RiderForums.com Community

1slo3 September 16th, 2008 09:57 AM

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what year was your CBX? i had a 79 with no faring, kerker 6 to 1 and 24mpg!

ThrasherBill September 16th, 2008 10:20 AM

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83 CBX550F, Lazer 4-1

not mine but the same:

http://hjem.get2net.dk/bioscience/CBX/IM000329a.jpg

1slo3 September 16th, 2008 10:27 AM

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ah, i thought you meant the 1179cc 6 cylinder monster. but that thing looks sweet as well!

max16v September 16th, 2008 12:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott H (Post 345227)
:rollingeyes: :rollingeyes: :rollingeyes:

:rollingeyes::rollingeyes::rollingeyes:

Don't worry, I have a soft spot for cafe'd Cb750s... I ride one everyday!

Unkl Ian September 16th, 2008 12:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by adams77 (Post 345043)
I just traded a 74 CB750 for a beetle.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/...3685bd0180.jpg

NICE looking bike. :clapping:

max16v September 16th, 2008 12:15 PM

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Seriously nice bike.


Adams77, any specifications on the tank/ seat modifications?
How'd it run? Looks fast, and mean, just sitting there. :thumbsup:

ratlook63 September 16th, 2008 12:21 PM

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Just got the title transfered on my '69 CB350 wahoo!

adams77 September 16th, 2008 12:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 345259)
Seriously nice bike.


Adams77, any specifications on the tank/ seat modifications?
How'd it run? Looks fast, and mean, just sitting there. :thumbsup:


Thanks,

The tank and seat were from a 76 F model, with a little nip tuck action. It has an 836 and andrews cam. Runs like a rocket, and loud......

I cut 9 inches out of the stock pan and bent some new metal for the seat, the tank was dished "my style" oh and early jap sheet metal is thin.

I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I did.

max16v September 23rd, 2008 10:20 AM

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Got some new parts and such for my CB! :dancing:

My new rear rim - 2.5 19" off a Harley.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...0Bike/rim2.jpg
(quarter next to rim for size comparison)

Also some new rubber that I got in the mail today:
Avons baby!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...Bike/Avon2.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...Bike/Avon1.jpg

I finally got my stainless spokes ordered through Buchanan's yesterday and gave them a call today for confirmation. Now all I have to do is wait for those to get here so I can throw the new rim and tires on!

I also installed braided brake hose on Friday to replace the scary-as-fuck looking brake lines that was on there when I bought the bike.

I love this bike. :love:

1slo3 September 23rd, 2008 01:27 PM

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my round headlamp and small signals arrived! my clubman bars however are apparently another 2 weeks out. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! why can't a vendor ever just say, 'hey, those are back ordered' so that i can find them elsewhere?

V8Transporter September 23rd, 2008 05:40 PM

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Great looking bike, but why are you going to run a 19" rear wheel? Isn't rubber for that size hard to find? (Of course, you've obviously found it) Is that a Kawi rear wheel you're running now? Hmm, I'm just full of questions.
You can't beat wire wheels for the proper cafe look.

Gravedigger September 24th, 2008 08:24 AM

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Wow!!
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Teraplane.jpg

max16v September 24th, 2008 08:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 346930)
Great looking bike, but why are you going to run a 19" rear wheel? Isn't rubber for that size hard to find? (Of course, you've obviously found it) Is that a Kawi rear wheel you're running now? Hmm, I'm just full of questions.
You can't beat wire wheels for the proper cafe look.

I'm running a 19" rear wheel to get that old skool brit look. Most of the early brit bikes came with 19"s front and rear.

Actually the rear rim that is currently on the bike is a 16" rim from a Harley Davidson. HD rims are 40 spoke, as are old Honda's so the swap from 18" to 16" was fairly easy for that "chopper" look. My dad has a 16" Harley rim on the back of his Honda CB750. It looks good on his bike, but on a Cafe? it looks like crap.

The tires that I found were manufactured by 1 company that makes 19" tires for the rear. Unfortunately, the size I bought is just a tad too skinny for my liking but it's the widest tire I found.

ThrasherBill September 24th, 2008 01:13 PM

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgreen...55463552/show/

Mikelrome September 24th, 2008 06:35 PM

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Damn that was back whe life was easy. Flat trackers, Man Them were the times.

V8Transporter September 25th, 2008 07:54 PM

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One of my buddy's has a Norton and it runs a 19" rear wheel from the factory, but I think the tire's wider than a 100-90. With skinny tires your bike should handle pretty well. The look is up to you. Still a good looking rig, with maybe a little look of a board tracker thrown in. The nice thing about bikes and having the ability to work on `em, is that you can change it around as it suits your fancy.

V8Transporter September 25th, 2008 07:58 PM

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Damn, I keep looking at your rear brake disc and it looks just like the same ones I'm running on my Sportster (Kawi front end from triple clamps down to 18" wheel).:huh:

johnnywobble September 26th, 2008 09:49 AM

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http://www.hotrodsurf.com/Hot-Rod-Ne...Photos-006.jpg

V8Transporter September 26th, 2008 05:41 PM

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Hey, a Turblocharged Harley.:thumbsup::thumbsup: Were you out on the Salt this year? I was the guy putting around on the `05 orange Triumph Tiger. Came to hang out for two days, stayed for five.:smile:

Steve White September 27th, 2008 07:04 AM

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Ferrari concept bike. Not my cup of tea but it is always nice to see a fresh take on an old idea
http://www.nextautos.com/files/image...94.preview.jpg
http://www.nextautos.com/files/image...rq.preview.jpg
http://www.nextautos.com/files/image...aX.preview.jpg

Turbo Punk September 27th, 2008 09:12 AM

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I like the engine. That's about it though.

blacktruck September 27th, 2008 09:14 AM

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Akira city man

V8Transporter September 27th, 2008 02:28 PM

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The Ferrari bike begs the question, "When you hit a bump, where does the front tire go?:huh: I'd guess there is only a couple of inches before those little recessed lamps come popping out the top of the fender.:blink:
Sadly, on the roads in my area, including our so-called freeway, you need all the suspension travel you can get. Great looking engine.:dancing::dancing:

johnnywobble September 27th, 2008 06:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 347597)
Hey, a Turblocharged Harley.:thumbsup::thumbsup: Were you out on the Salt this year? I was the guy putting around on the `05 orange Triumph Tiger. Came to hang out for two days, stayed for five.:smile:

nah, i wish i was there. just saw that pic and thought there were several things cool about it. :thumbsup:

busguy71 September 27th, 2008 09:17 PM

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change to wheels to match the car and I'd love it!

.....and a black leather seat.......and less bulky forks...... ok I dont love it anymore

1slo3 September 30th, 2008 08:49 AM

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well, i put my new round headlamp and smaller signals on the front of the yx600 last night. i was very careful with all the wires and matched them up. what did i get? everything works except now the headlamp pulses with the turn signal actuation... grrrrrrrrrrr i hate wiring!

Mikelrome September 30th, 2008 09:32 AM

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Check the head light ground. You may be on the turn ground.

purplemyth September 30th, 2008 12:37 PM

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hubby found this yesterday surfing sites and took a screen shot,,,, with his cell :funny:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...0929081742.jpg


If that thing sounds anything like it does IN an airplane,,, all I'd say is wow!

max16v September 30th, 2008 01:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 348206)
well, i put my new round headlamp and smaller signals on the front of the yx600 last night. i was very careful with all the wires and matched them up. what did i get? everything works except now the headlamp pulses with the turn signal actuation... grrrrrrrrrrr i hate wiring!

2nd vote for the grounding issue. Had the same problem with my car's wiring.

I guess you can run a separate, dedicated ground wire for your blinkers and you should be good to go.

max16v September 30th, 2008 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 348273)
hubby found this yesterday surfing sites and took a screen shot,,,, with his cell :funny:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...0929081742.jpg


If that thing sounds anything like it does IN an airplane,,, all I'd say is wow!

Any clue on what the cost is to buy a vintage motor like that? Not to forget the massive cost for maintenance. :wacko:

For me, I love the sound of vintage aircraft engines above ANY other sounding engines, fo sho.

Gravedigger September 30th, 2008 03:34 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Here's one I posted last wk

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Teraplane.jpg

ThrasherBill September 30th, 2008 04:32 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Test ride anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lPBgtRLmIE

1slo3 October 1st, 2008 10:06 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
getting closer!

Mikelrome October 1st, 2008 10:32 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Just finished watching "Wild Hogs" That is a funny Ass movie.

max16v October 2nd, 2008 06:40 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I've got my motorcycle driving test scheduled today at 10:30 in Palm Springs.

I need to pass this the first time around since I had to book this with the DMV over a month in advance...

Unkl Ian October 2nd, 2008 04:57 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
You can buy brand new radial airplane motors from Austrailia.
Price isn't as bad as I expected, but any new plane parts are expensive.

Rumblewagen October 2nd, 2008 06:05 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 348273)
hubby found this yesterday surfing sites and took a screen shot,,,, with his cell :funny:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...0929081742.jpg


If that thing sounds anything like it does IN an airplane,,, all I'd say is wow!

Here is the website of the company that built that bike.
http://www.jrlcycles.com/page/page/4187437.htm

If I remember right they used an engine from Rotec.

RicanRod October 3rd, 2008 07:05 PM

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This is a project that I started a while back, is on the backburner now!:wacko:
1982 KZ 440, some picts.:grin:
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0019-4.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0016-4.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0005-3.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0188-1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0185-1.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...CIMG0179-1.jpg


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