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Old 02-07-2014, 06:53 AM   #41
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Last night I test fitted the forks. The new bearings are perfect fits:
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My woodcraft clipons arrived today! Goodie.

My goal is to have the frame complete by next weekend. So I started cutting and grinding.
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Awesome progress! I'm jealous that you have a place to work on yours.
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I have to ask.... do/did these bikes run.... to me, they look like in to GOOD of condition to "chop" up.... Back in the day early 70's, I rode with HS buddies that had these type Hondas... and they would get spanked by my Suzuki T-350 on a daily basis.... Good luck on your project... if it was me, I would have done this to "not as nice looking bikes"...
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Looking really nice so far. I like your wiring diagram. I wish i had a better understanding of electrical stuff.
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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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In your diagram you are back feeding your brake light circuit from your high/low and kill switch hot. Brake light will burn all the time wired that way.

Everything else looks spot on.
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In your diagram you are back feeding your brake light circuit from your high/low and kill switch hot. Brake light will burn all the time wired that way.

Everything else looks spot on.
If it's what I'm thinking. It's just an error I made in drawing
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I have to ask.... do/did these bikes run.... to me, they look like in to GOOD of condition to "chop" up.... Back in the day early 70's, I rode with HS buddies that had these type Hondas... and they would get spanked by my Suzuki T-350 on a daily basis.... Good luck on your project... if it was me, I would have done this to "not as nice looking bikes"...
Only one of them runs/ran. The one that is now in pieces. hah

The other one's top end is locked up. Probably from it sitting for so long. Honestly the 72 is in better physical condition.

I have considered restoring the 72. But may end up just selling it.
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You might be surprised how easy it may be to get the locked up engine running. Many times all it takes is a little oil and some patience.
Pull the plugs, put some oil in the cylinders and a wrench on the crankshaft. Slowly work it, let it penetrate. It might take days but often it will start moving a little at a time.
Of course it might be catastrophic damage inside and only a rebuild will help.
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Got some more parts in today. But not the parts I need to continue my work. I got the measurements for my frame hoop from Benjie over at BCR this weekend. But Im still waiting on the hoop that I ordered, so I can have it welded up.

Other than that I need to remove the swing arm so I can cut and grind two tabs that used to hold the chain guard in place. And lastly remove the old kickstand mounting points. Then it will be off to powdercoat!

Over the weekend I tried cleaning up the stock Rims. However I just couldnt get them cleaned up enough. I need all the rust removed so I could have them to powder too. Steel wool, polish, buffing wouldnt clean them up enough.

So I talked to a guy that builds these types of bikes. About replacement spokes, and i said to with it, and bought new black anodized rims too.

Once the come in, Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited said he could lace everything together.

I figured it would end up costing me the same, and now I can sell the old original wheels.
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Did you try a wire wheel? They cost less than $5 and can work wonders.
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Did you try a wire wheel? They cost less than $5 and can work wonders.
I tried the one that I had on my dremel tool. Because I hadnt removed the spokes. I think there was a bit of pitting in the wheels.
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Awesome progress! I'm jealous that you have a place to work on yours.
My crammed garage. lol

It currently has 1 corvette, 1 kendon trailer, 4 motorcycles, and tools...

Not that much space. Gotta pull the car out and put everything back up like a puzzle. lol
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.... Back in the day early 70's, I rode with HS buddies that had these type Hondas... and they would get spanked by my Suzuki T-350 on a daily basis...
Cool story bro!
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My crammed garage. lol

It currently has 1 corvette, 1 kendon trailer, 4 motorcycles, and tools...

Not that much space. Gotta pull the car out and put everything back up like a puzzle. lol
Yeah, im in a halfway house with a 1 car garage that my corvette is taking up. Closing on a new place in 2 weeks then we start building the new shop!

I'm excited to see your new wheels, where did you order from?
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I picked out the Color that Im going to be using for the frame. Its called Kingsport Grey.
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Yeah, im in a halfway house with a 1 car garage that my corvette is taking up. Closing on a new place in 2 weeks then we start building the new shop!

I'm excited to see your new wheels, where did you order from?
The wheels that I got are from a company called SunRims. Here is a photo of what they look like:
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Anodized black.
They are 3.5 inch wide front and rear. Ill probably run a 120 on the front and 130/140 on the rear.

I'm going to separate the swing arm tomorrow, and finish the last of the cutting.



I also recieved an update from Benjie over at BCR.

Here is my seat:
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The measurements I need for the installation of my rear frame hoop.
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Only one of them runs/ran. The one that is now in pieces. hah

The other one's top end is locked up. Probably from it sitting for so long. Honestly the 72 is in better physical condition.

I have considered restoring the 72. But may end up just selling it.
Cool.... I just showed this thread to one of my "old HS buddy's" and he wants the 72.... it was just like his... looks like your going to end up with some nice rides..........
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Cool.... I just showed this thread to one of my "old HS buddy's" and he wants the 72.... it was just like his... looks like your going to end up with some nice rides..........
Tell him to make me an offer. I have all the parts from the 73 too. So many that you could practically build a bike out of them.
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