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Old 02-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #21
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Congrats drunk self! Gotta love drunken purchases.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:23 AM   #22
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Congrats drunk self! Gotta love drunken purchases.
I agree with that!

I took about an hour today to work on the bike some more. Im waiting on parts to start funneling in, so I took the exhaust and old carbs off the bike.

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While doing this I got tired of starring at that dirty motor... So I started cleaning it.

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Making a noticeable difference.

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I need to get a small wire wheel for my dremel tool to get in the tight places. But its cleaning up nicely.

I ened up locating my angle grinder... So I made sure the wheel was still good by grinding two frame tabs off. Worked well, and the rest will be cleaned up soon!
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:14 AM   #23
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Looks good!
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #24
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Worked on the bike some more.

Using bold cutters I removed the old chain. I also ground off the old foot peg points. I want to retain the kick stand, so for now that was the easiest way.

And begain removing the motor:
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motor is out! After muscling around with it.
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Thats all for today, But finishing the rest of the frame is next. Then off to powdercoat.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:40 PM   #25
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Gotta say, I admire your ambition. All the way down to the frame. That's cool.
Thanks for posting the pics and keeping us updated, its always fun to watch the progress.
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A tip...
When it comes time to shine things up, at the auto parts store get some, "Mothers" aluminum polish.
Don't be fooled, it will polish anything hard. No, not that, but anything else.
Steel, plastic, painted stuff, pretty much everything that's needs to be shiny. Imho, don't go too shiny on the engine cases.
You could use it to make them look like chrome but I think it would look better with just a little shine.
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A tip...
When it comes time to shine things up, at the auto parts store get some, "Mothers" aluminum polish.
Don't be fooled, it will polish anything hard. No, not that, but anything else.
Steel, plastic, painted stuff, pretty much everything that's needs to be shiny. Imho, don't go too shiny on the engine cases.
You could use it to make them look like chrome but I think it would look better with just a little shine.
Sounds good! I'll try it out. I kinda dig the brushed look from using a wirewheel. Cafe bikes are supposed to be raw, and that is what I think of. And personally I have never been a fan of the super polished "chromed" look.
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For those of you that are interested... This is my inspiration.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:06 PM   #29
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That's a pretty good source for inspiration. If you can achieve that look you will have done something for sure!
If you use the "Mothers" a little but stop short or the fully polished "chrome" look you may get a finish that is a little more refined than a wire wheel on aluminum but still not all foofy and shiny.
That's what I shot for on my street tracker. Not too shiny but not too rough.
Don't wanna up your thread with pics of my but I could PM you one....
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That's a pretty good source for inspiration. If you can achieve that look you will have done something for sure!
If you use the "Mothers" a little but stop short or the fully polished "chrome" look you may get a finish that is a little more refined than a wire wheel on aluminum but still not all foofy and shiny.
That's what I shot for on my street tracker. Not too shiny but not too rough.
Don't wanna up your thread with pics of my but I could PM you one....
post it up. MH is all about post-whoring.
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See how the engine is sorta matte?
The polish helped smooth out the finish but I stopped rubbing before it got too shiny...
Of course you may be going for a different look entirely.
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See how the engine is sorta matte?
The polish helped smooth out the finish but I stopped rubbing before it got too shiny...
Of course you may be going for a different look entirely.
Yea I like that actually.
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For reference, the engine covers in the "inspiration" bike you posted are painted.
Just say in'.
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For reference, the engine covers in the "inspiration" bike you posted are painted.
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Thanks hank. Yea I read the article about the build. I'm not looking to copy it. Just the same general feel and look. Minus the scrambler exhaust.
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Picked up my gsxr forks today. Complete set up with triples. Bought a set of rotors and Mc off evilbay. Some people are just crazy.

Ordered woodcraft clipons. Yoshi triple nut.

As soon as my new hub makes it in I will have the front wheel done. Not sure if I can do it personally?

I also need to research tires. Old firestones would be cool. But I hear the handling is terrible. Any suggestions?
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Ordered yet more parts.

New headlight bucket is coming. Got a rear hoop for the frame. New kick stand to bolt to the frame which will remove the old one along with the center cross member. Also got a top triple and new chain. woot.
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Fork bearings came in today. Might remove the original forks and start the mockup of the new ones. Pretty exciting stuff.

Finally putting something new on instead of ripping things apart.
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For tires you might consider Dunlop/Goodyear dirt track race tires. They're not Dot legal but who knows about that down at the inspection station?
I've heard they are pretty soft and won't last real long on pavement but should give good traction and look the part.
I would talk to Patrick at motorcycles unlimited for further advice.
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I found many wiring harness diagrams online. But none with what I needed. So I made my own diagram...
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