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theVman December 15th, 2015 01:23 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Got some tin work back from the painters.

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...DSC01831sm.JPG

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...DSC01829sm.JPG

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...DSC01819sm.JPG

JiI December 15th, 2015 10:03 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Love that color!
Jeff

V8Transporter December 15th, 2015 11:32 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
^^^^ X 2!

SCOTTRODS December 15th, 2015 04:02 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I'd like more info on how the inserts on the tank are formed and set... And yes... The color is outstanding! Nice choice on the paint and stripes.

BrownBUGUK July 15th, 2016 04:54 PM

Re: Brat Bike project - UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 583212)
Coming along...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psthaq2pjr.jpg

Oh yeah, bought another project...Honda 400/4 SuperSport for beer money :dancing:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psjhoe8yto.jpg

More anon....

Blimey, has it been that long?

Quick update: the CBX550 street scrambler project rumbles on.

Here's how it sits as of the other day...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psgvywzi93.jpg

Things that've been done:
Seat upholstered - outsourced the job

Engine cleaned painted and detailed.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pso59lcpny.jpg
Brakes overhauled painted and rebuilt. Braided lines, new front & rear M/C.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psu759bz3x.jpg
Enduro tyres fitted
400/4 tank painted - rattle cans by me :smile:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps930bnetr.jpg
Carbs stripped and cleaned
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps4vwifieu.jpg
Forks rebuilt, new seals & oil
Alternative speedo mounted on custom mounting plate with LED idiot lights.

Electrics modified as ignition barrel relocated to underseat
Rear alloy guard mounted along with rear light and scrambler rubber number plate
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psn2qucwdp.jpg
Front alloy guard mounted on custom bracket
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psccgep5as.jpg
Loads of little jobs that take so much time....

And the 400/4 is now a project bike for my son...a patina'd street tracker it will be.

JiI August 1st, 2016 10:29 AM

Re: Brat Bike project - UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 585080)
Blimey, has it been that long?

Quick update: the CBX550 street scrambler project rumbles on.

Here's how it sits as of the other day...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psgvywzi93.jpg

Things that've been done:
Seat upholstered - outsourced the job

Engine cleaned painted and detailed.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pso59lcpny.jpg
Brakes overhauled painted and rebuilt. Braided lines, new front & rear M/C.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psu759bz3x.jpg
Enduro tyres fitted
400/4 tank painted - rattle cans by me :smile:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps930bnetr.jpg
Carbs stripped and cleaned
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps4vwifieu.jpg
Forks rebuilt, new seals & oil
Alternative speedo mounted on custom mounting plate with LED idiot lights.

Electrics modified as ignition barrel relocated to underseat
Rear alloy guard mounted along with rear light and scrambler rubber number plate
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psn2qucwdp.jpg
Front alloy guard mounted on custom bracket
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psccgep5as.jpg
Loads of little jobs that take so much time....

And the 400/4 is now a project bike for my son...a patina'd street tracker it will be.

Nice! Careful with those tires on the hard roads, they can be a little squirrely!
Jeff

JiI August 1st, 2016 10:30 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by whozawhat (Post 585169)
My CT70 just finished a top end rebuild, new clutch, battery, headlight and air filter. Runs sweet.

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_2770.jpg

That looks like some honest stupid fun! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::grin:
Jeff

BrownBUGUK September 17th, 2016 01:58 PM

Re: Brat Bike project - UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JiI (Post 585170)
Nice! Careful with those tires on the hard roads, they can be a little squirrely!
Jeff

I'll note that Jeff, they do come highly recommended for road use from a dealer who actually uses them, but I have also heard the CBX is sensitive to tyre changes....we'll see :hmm:

I have made some progress, it doesn't look like much but it's the fiddly small jobs that take the time.

It now runs, but has a misfire. Wiring nearly sorted, just speedo, headlight and LED idiot lights to sort. Tank now fits and speedo mounted.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps7zhlmbe1.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps9vspcgma.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pspcdbgp7o.jpg

Thanks for checking in.

V8Transporter September 17th, 2016 02:20 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I give you four (4) :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: thumbs up! :huh: That would be two (2) :thumbsup::thumbsup:, per very cool bike. :grin:

theVman September 18th, 2016 02:10 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
More progress, slow... but better than none.

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...90749948_o.jpg
http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...35312071_o.jpg
http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...14135862_o.jpg
http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...26352910_o.jpg
http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...47160881_o.jpg

SCOTTRODS September 18th, 2016 07:20 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Very Cool.

V8Transporter September 18th, 2016 08:39 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Wow! :bow::clapping: At the matching blanket on the lift is a slick touch. :wink::grin:

cretin September 18th, 2016 12:01 PM

Shitcheah

tequilla September 18th, 2016 02:52 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I can't remember if I posted pictures of my Sportster 48 on here or not. Just got done fixing a few bent things as I dumped it about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Could have been a lot worse for the bike and me but damn........ That SHIT HURTS!

cretin September 19th, 2016 08:46 AM

One of my numerous projects is my 06 Super Glide. I got bored with it being all stock. Then my fork seals started leaking and the front tire wore out. Was a perfect excuse to Tear it apart. Just got my Twisted Choppers springer sorted out. Now I gotta get a bunch of little stuff done while I save up for the wheels and tires. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...91b2484fd5.jpg

V8Transporter September 19th, 2016 09:25 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
The springer should take care of the pesky fork seal problem. :grin: Plus, it adds to the overall 'impression ratio' of the bike. :thumbsup::thumbsup: What kind of wheels are you going to run?

cretin September 19th, 2016 03:40 PM

That's why I went to the springer. Simplicity + cool factor. This is really close to what I'm gonna get. hdwheels.com I'll be getting them in vivid black (gloss) with polished ss nippleshttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...f25b1ad878.jpg

V8Transporter September 19th, 2016 06:12 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Woof! Very nice. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

cretin September 20th, 2016 08:47 AM

Too many projects at one time. But that's how I roll (or don't roll, as the case may be)

V8Transporter September 20th, 2016 03:14 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I don't think of them as "too many projects at one time." Rather, just enough to keep me active and busy in a fun way. :grin:

cretin September 20th, 2016 09:38 PM

In my head, it's "I've always got something to do," but to my friends it's "what the hell is wrong with this idgit?"

V8Transporter September 21st, 2016 06:38 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
It seems to me that you hang with the wrong crowd.:huh: Except us, of course. :thumbsup::grin:

cretin September 21st, 2016 06:52 PM

The wrong crowd hangs with me

amrcnbadaz September 23rd, 2016 06:00 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Here is my ride. Not that I have had time to ride much lately. :crybaby:
It's an 05 Boulevard custom. Metallic cherry red with ghost flames. Lots of small bolt-on's and subtle mods.

V8Transporter September 23rd, 2016 10:48 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice looking machine. :thumbsup: Sitting there, she looks like she's begging you to go for a ride. :grin:

cretin September 23rd, 2016 05:23 PM

That's why bikes are better than most women. They always want to be ridden

theVman December 1st, 2016 03:17 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Its alive...

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...AdlerMB250.jpg

http://www.adlerbike.com/adlerbike/i...AdlerMB250.mp4

metalmaster1766 December 1st, 2016 03:49 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
:thumbsup:

That's always such a fantastic feeling :dancing:


Ron

JiI December 2nd, 2016 08:07 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Such a fat little engine!
Jeff

V8Transporter December 3rd, 2016 08:27 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Beautiful machine! :dancing::dancing: I can't wait to see how you plan to adapt that Kawasaki tank and fairing onto her. :wink::grin:

BrownBUGUK December 8th, 2016 08:47 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Hi all, Seasonal greetings from old blighty.......further to previous posts I have some snaps I took recently...still cosmetic tank finishing to do but almost there :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psfplym6lk.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psrntknwcm.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psezsfzxve.jpg

Kinda winterised for the next 3-4 months, although I do hope to get out on it if the weather's kind....UK roads are being salted at the moment so not to keen to get it coated in rusty's best friend :-/

V8Transporter December 8th, 2016 10:43 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Wow! The wheels and brakes really add to the modern/vintage look. Just...fantastic! :bow::dancing::bow::clapping:

alykat December 8th, 2016 02:48 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
:thumbsup:That scoot looks flat out BEASTLY !! :clapping::clapping::clapping:

BrownBUGUK December 11th, 2016 12:53 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 586118)
Wow! The wheels and brakes really add to the modern/vintage look. Just...fantastic! :bow::dancing::bow::clapping:

Thank you V8Tranny. The front brakes were the inspiration for the entire overhaul as they resemble old Brit TLS drum brakes with vent scoops....the rest followed on from that original thought. Swapmeet parts such as the old alloy guards added to the old skool look, tank swap was a synch and the other, largely cosmetic, work came out how I imagined, so well chuffed. It did morph, like some projects, as parts and ideas ran through my head......built in a budget as I had planned.

Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 586120)
:thumbsup:That scoot looks flat out BEASTLY !! :clapping::clapping::clapping:

Haha, thank yoooo....it is a bit beastly Kitty, as an '80s Honda sport bike it does go nicely, if a little squirrelly on the new Mefo tyres :wink: The narrower tank shows off a bit more of the engine which I like.

Here's the build thread if you're interested? : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68417.0

Shame it's a UK winter now and I'll not take it out too much this side of Spring :rollingeyes:

I want a good photo shoot of both of my toys as they compliment each other.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps3wsq4zdd.jpg

A mate is a semi pro snapper and we're looking for a suitable location.

Cheers guys.

alykat December 11th, 2016 02:13 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Given your location, it should not be hard to find the right setting for a shoot. It has been quite some time since I was last over, but I seem to remember some great old industrial buildings near Crowley ?

BrownBUGUK December 11th, 2016 02:56 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 586124)
Given your location, it should not be hard to find the right setting for a shoot. It has been quite some time since I was last over, but I seem to remember some great old industrial buildings near Crowley ?

Yeah, the Cowley area (where the BMW/Mini plant is) has an industrial feel about it. I had thought of a more rural setting or at the farm where my workshop is, they have big steel lined doors and concrete, nice.
Here's a picture taken by some old petrol pumps at a coach company. I asked and the owner said she was happy to let me do what I wanted.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps465bbc9b.jpg

alykat December 12th, 2016 08:16 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice shot. For me there has always been a feeling of connection to the working mans history in old commercial settings. Also, your car appeals to me so much as it brings memories of the 60s/70s when I raced Alterds.

Ozrod November 26th, 2017 05:52 PM

The Australian Motorcycle Museum
 
The Australian Motorcycle Museum which is located at a small town Nabiac on the Pacific highway north of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

http://nationalmotorcyclemuseum.com.au

Over 800 motorcycles from the outside doesn’t look like much, unbelievable!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/...e8392805_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/...0179907b_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/...8a327b6d_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4285/...4b3674dd_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/...bcf00902_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4262/...ed4d9cca_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/...cfc63693_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4279/...955f273e_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/...ed95e27c_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/...99ce8f6b_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/...3070b310_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4205/...c966afa9_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4242/...33ff9944_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/...856b2c55_z.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4233/...30981113_z.jpg

marnat3 November 26th, 2017 09:25 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
always loved the older BSAs but that grey Iver johnson is sweet!!!

amrcnbadaz July 14th, 2019 06:26 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Went riding for a while yesterday and realized I haven't updated my bike status for quite some time! Time to take care of that.


Here is my current ride. A Suzuki C90t. Hard Krome exhaust, Programmer, Custom vinyl wrap (Pics of ocean white caps, and wash from Carnival cruise ship that my dad took) , add-on grips, mirrors, LED headlamp, gel seats, etc,etc…


https://i.imgur.com/xQHFe5j.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bo4Byy0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UVw8RRc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/m3D7x5R.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/I70nqbL.jpg

A video, you say?? Sure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygU4...ature=youtu.be


:chillin:

alykat July 14th, 2019 09:00 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Good looking cruiser !

Bugula July 17th, 2019 07:36 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
So what does it cost to wrap a bike? Looks cool.

amrcnbadaz July 18th, 2019 04:04 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
There is a lot of price variation on it. I took this one apart myself and took the parts to a local multimedia company. The design was pictures that my dad took off the back of a cruise ship. They loaded them in the computer and printed them.


My dad bought the bike new. And we did a custom paint job on it at 1 year old. He grew tired of that in a couple years and then chose to wrap it. He had helped the multimedia company get their building set up and they did the wrap job for free as a "thank-you" to him. At the time they said just wrapping the tins we brought in to them would run about 600-800.


Recently my old man decided his hips are getting too bad to ride and he was afraid he was going to drop it so he wanted me to sell it for him. I asked what he wanted for it, he told me, and I said "sold"! :funny: So I bought it to keep it in the family and sold my red bike since I don't need 2. So I now own it and keep it in his garage. So now, if he is feeling good and wants to go for a ride, he can still do so. (As long as I am not out on it.) :wink:

alykat July 19th, 2019 12:05 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Great plan sir ! Bet your dad appreciates it as well.

horshak July 23rd, 2019 02:34 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
my bikes
/Users/billnahrstedt/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/resources/proxies/derivatives/0b/00/b9d/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_b9d.jpg

Ozrod April 3rd, 2020 11:09 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Scored this Suzuki Gz250 in pretty run down condition.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...06923750_c.jpg

Month or so working on her now she looks like this.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1b52c390_c.jpg

Inspection for roadworthy and rego this week.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...594daa1c_c.jpg

JiI April 4th, 2020 07:29 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice resto. I would have gone more cafe, but it's a nice refresh to get it back on the road.
Jeff

V8Transporter April 4th, 2020 07:47 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I like the tough ‘Street Rod’ look you’ve given her. Great job! 👍👍

alykat April 6th, 2020 08:16 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice. Love to see the bikes brought back to life.

V8Transporter April 6th, 2020 05:55 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
After converting the Wankel engine back to a single set of points. It came with dual point from the factory. Then cleaning wire connectors and coil, I’ve got a spark at the plug! More tinkering tomorrow on the carb, as the engine fired briefly on starter fluid. Woo hoo! Stay tuned.

alykat April 7th, 2020 05:49 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Next pic will be you pulling a wheelie in the driveway with it ? Smart move switching out the points. Those dual set ups are prone to break down.

Ozrod July 7th, 2020 03:14 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Have a talented daughter who drew a nice pic of my bike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8da662dd_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...64b45170_c.jpg

V8Transporter July 7th, 2020 08:51 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Nice work! The bike in the lower picture looks sweet too.🙄🙄🤪

V8Transporter October 30th, 2020 08:45 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Once again I’m having a problem with the side stand switch setup on my ‘82 Yamaha 650 Seca. Last year I swapped in another switch and clutch switch because the bike would die when I put it in gear. Since the bikes been running a sidecar for years the side stand never gets used. Anyway, things were going fine until a month ago when the problem returned. I’m looking to bypass the system. Any ideas, suggestions?

1slo3 October 30th, 2020 09:01 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I bypassed the one on my old yamaha 650

V8Transporter October 31st, 2020 01:13 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Sounds like ‘the plan.’

V8Transporter November 1st, 2020 04:34 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Is there a fairly ‘easy way of doing this? I’m going over the wiring diagram and it’s pretty ‘interesting.’

V8Transporter November 7th, 2020 09:51 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Let’s hear it for Google! I entered the problem and it gave me three solutions complete with photos. Tomorrow I’ll try it out.

1slo3 November 9th, 2020 11:33 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
:thumbsup:

V8Transporter December 15th, 2020 12:00 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
With a very simple ‘bypass of the clutch and side stand switches, the old Seca is running just fine. It’s funny that with the sidecar I never use the side stand, so maybe the clutch switch was the real problem. But it’s fun going out on the rig. At the hardware store in town a young couple wearing masks and keeping their distance were interested in a rig so they could take their small dog and three year old daughter for rides. They each have a bike and are thinking about a three wheel family ride.

Ozrod December 17th, 2020 02:47 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
While she was shopping I spotted this gem wandering around the streets of Sydney a while back.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...72371208_c.jpg

No front brakes, so air cleaner, no speedo and rigid rear end, way old school shovel.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bd91113b_c.jpg

On first look I thought the rid around the tank was air brushed, closer inspection
it’s raised and molded into the tank.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5ecec15f_c.jpg

Nice alley trash!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d157975d_c.jpg

V8Transporter December 17th, 2020 04:08 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
You mean Classic Alley Trash. You don’t see many old Shovelheads like this around. I love checking them out, thanks.

V8Transporter May 3rd, 2021 11:01 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
A couple days ago I finally got around to going over the side stand switch wiring to finish up and discovered that one of the small ‘push connectors’ had moved back into the plug so contact was pretty sketchy. With it back in place, all is well.

marnat3 May 3rd, 2021 01:27 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
:clapping::dancing:

V8Transporter June 28th, 2021 09:20 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
With the Seca running well, I’m doing a few mods I’d planned sometime back. The Euro and Canadian 650 Seca came with an oil cooler, but for some reason not the bikes sold in the U.S. With the extra weight of the Jawa sidecar and things heating up a bit I figured a cooler might be a good idea. A few years back I paid about 75 bucks for two worn out 650 Yamaha cruisers and a cardboard box of spares. One thing I discovered in the bottom of the box was an aftermarket cooler and an adapter to attach the lines behind the oil filter housing, pretty much like the factory setup. Today I made up a pair of lines and checked over the cooler. I’d planned on changing the oil, so this should go well and the rig will be ready for Summer.

Bugula June 29th, 2021 05:43 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Cool in two ways!


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