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Old 09-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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My 1971 CB500 Build

When I first brought her home. Tires and tank were both no good, tank is rust-rotted on the bottom and tires are dry rotted.

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Literally, EVERY Philip head on the motor were brittle and soft, maybe because of being 40+ years old. So I had to get them out my way.

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Coated the engine and replaced all screws with stainless allen heads.

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Its like Christmas

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Got my new shocks and gas tank on!

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Old 09-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Here goes the fun, carb rebuilding! This is what they look like after you let them sit for years with gas in them. 2 diaphragms were stuck from the gunk, so if anyone else has that issue, easy solution is to just throw the whole carb in boiling water, it expands the metal slightly and the diaphragms will slide right out!

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Good job. is this the bike st Starbucks off shepherd. if do saw it in person and out looks great.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Good job. is this the bike st Starbucks off shepherd. if do saw it in person and out looks great.
no sir this bike has never seen the outside world yet...not until she is 100% ready.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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no sir this bike has never seen the outside world yet...not until she is 100% ready.
did you get the fibetglass tank. and if so from where
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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New gauges and billet triple tree.

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i hate, HATE wiring

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Some new oem goods.

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My MAC 4-1 is here!

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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motor is in, and exhaust is mocked up.

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #9
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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nice job!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #11
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looking good man awesome thread
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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man this looks good so far
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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Thanks for the kind words! Means a lot!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #15
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Seat cowl is here, exhaust wrapped and installed, clip ona and grips are also installed! Now lets do some carb syncing.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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Nice bike! Dig the tank. Everything looks like its coming along great.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #18
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Nice bike! Dig the tank. Everything looks like its coming along great.
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Awesome job!!
i try!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #19
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NO TURNING BACK NOW!!

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Great to see someone restoring a classic!! Im in the process of restoring a 76 yamaha chappy lb80...had a lot of the same issues you had with bolts and carb...nice work..
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