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Old 09-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #22
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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..
thanks! cant wait to meet other vintage riders out there
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
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New rear frame welded, came out just as i planned!

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:05 PM   #25
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What are you using for tubing to make the subframe? Where'd you get said tubing?

Overall looking great! Real nice job.
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Very nice work. You are very talented. Please keep us updated with this project. It's beautiful...
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What are you using for tubing to make the subframe? Where'd you get said tubing?

Overall looking great! Real nice job.


http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/...l?page=rndtube

I used these guys, got my stuff pretty quick.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #28
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Very nice work. You are very talented. Please keep us updated with this project. It's beautiful...
thank you very much!!!
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any updates? Great work, wow!
Thanks and yes there is! Ive been so stumped with school lately though!

Vintage with a touch of modernity. 2008 Yamaha R1 kill switch/starter button installed.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #33
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Bought the paint this week, painting this weekend. Hopefully the color I chose compliments the bike! Going for vintage shades...
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I love the look of those Firestones, just wonder how they ride
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #35
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I love the look of those Firestones, just wonder how they ride
I'll find out soon lol
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So paint is done, I am very pleased with how things came out. I love this ivory color!

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Have you considered lining the gas tank?
I have a '82 Yamaha xs650 that I made into a street tracker. After about a year I started having carb problems. It took me a while to diagnose it but out was the ethanol eating the resin out of the fiberglass tank.
Before you say it, the tank was supposed to have ethanol resistant resin but it didn't. Maybe yours will work better, I bought mine several years ago, before the ethanol issues were well known.
I didn't want to coat the tank so a new tank its in the works. Metal this time lol.
My carbs still ain't right.
Just a suggestion. If you decide to do it, it would be best BEFORE you ever put gas in it. The liner will bond better if there is no gas residue.
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Have you considered lining the gas tank?
I have a '82 Yamaha xs650 that I made into a street tracker. After about a year I started having carb problems. It took me a while to diagnose it but out was the ethanol eating the resin out of the fiberglass tank.
Before you say it, the tank was supposed to have ethanol resistant resin but it didn't. Maybe yours will work better, I bought mine several years ago, before the ethanol issues were well known.
I didn't want to coat the tank so a new tank its in the works. Metal this time lol.
My carbs still ain't right.
Just a suggestion. If you decide to do it, it would be best BEFORE you ever put gas in it. The liner will bond better if there is no gas residue.
haven't done it yet, haven't even put gas in it yet. the company that made this tank says it already lined, but I'm not 100% sure it'll hold up either. what would you recommend lining it with? por-15?
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Caswell makes a liner specifically for fiberglass and plastic tanks.
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