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Old 01-08-2014, 07:00 PM   #21
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lol. i have decided to go the easier route. i'm not going to have a high seat and clipons. im getting clipons and mounting the solo bobber seat fairly low. im getting a shopping list together of parts to get as i can. in the past, i have had no money, no time, and no help. those have been my main problems. right now i have some money, more time, and a willing and knowledgeable helper.
i really love the look that the doc's chops orange tanked bike has. if i was 10 or 15 years younger i would probably be able to ride something like that for more than 5 minutes.
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I think you need a highly detailed build plan for the bike, in writing, that you commit to sticking to. Otherwise, this project will turn out like the others, as you usually wind up all over the map with "brainstorming" that goes haywire. Just my $.02.

Good luck, I really hope this one gets completed!
Lol werd, good luck !
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i took out the shock adjuster. i actually got some tips from greg hageman. my dislike for facebook declines. i kept the air hose from the shock and tucked it in a wiring stay. the rear is looking a little bit cleaner, also because i took out what remained of the battery box. i'm left with a big ole nasty bungle of wires and relays. electricity is nto particularly my friend, lol. im hoping my buddy can help me out with this spaghetti sandwich.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:47 PM   #24
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by the way, i have some stuff on it's way here. a gas cap, automotive style ignition, vintage style grips with throttle, sigma 6 carb kit, clip ons with a small rise, an axle mounted license plate holder, and some other small stuff.
i'm really stoked!

the freaking gas cap was a great deal. $9, but it's coming from china. i think a man is carrying it in his pocket on a slow boat, because the projected arrival is the end of next month.
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I think you need a highly detailed build plan for the bike, in writing, that you commit to sticking to. Otherwise, this project will turn out like the others, as you usually wind up all over the map with "brainstorming" that goes haywire. Just my $.02.
Good luck, I really hope this one gets completed!
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...in the past, i have had no money, no time, and no help. those have been my main problems. right now i have some money, more time, and a willing and knowledgeable helper.
So this is your commitment that this bike will get finished? Hope so.

If not I think Las Vegas bookmakers will start putting an over/under line on the number of days before you off load the project. This is what number 6? I lost count.

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Conditions are ideal for this bike to be finished.
I love the lack of bs in this thread
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Polished the engine some and the top triple. Carbs are mostly apart and are soaking. One of the cylinders was running super nasty, judging by how dirty one of the carbs was.
I wish the single carb kit wasnt so pricey. This bike would be a lot easier with 1 carb.
I should be getting a swarm of parts very soon. Plans to work on wiring on sunday.
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A bunch of parts have come in. I put the bars on and its really looking like a bike now.
My friend and i took apart the rear end and have got the rear brake functional. I also cleaned up the swinger And put some primer and paint on it. We started sorting through the wiring and will do more on wednesday. Pretty productive day. Ill post a few pics later today.
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Polished the engine some and the top triple. Carbs are mostly apart and are soaking. One of the cylinders was running super nasty, judging by how dirty one of the carbs was.
I wish the single carb kit wasnt so pricey. This bike would be a lot easier with 1 carb.
I should be getting a swarm of parts very soon. Plans to work on wiring on sunday.
make a single carb manifold and run a big mikuni, easy as pie.
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im lost on the pie part, where making a manifold is easy, lol.
also, i have 2 good carbs, and a carb rebuild kit on the way.

i would love to have a single carb setup, but its not happening right now.



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oh yeah, and some pics with the bars and tank on... and like everything else so far.


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my friend took the starter home with him for a rebuild. on payday, im ordering a seat and battery- woo. this thing's about to run!

this has to be one of the smallest 750's ever.

i love the tank just how it is. scratches and all.


we got it to fire a couple of times and it reaaaally sounded close to running.
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also, wouldnt you know it, the first time i wear sandals in like 2 months, i have my picture taken on a bike.
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If I see a video of of you riding this bike I will personally bring you a case of a beer of your choosing ! Good work
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Lol, shiner light blond please. Im thinking maybe a month. Maybe 2. The tough part is sticking to a budget.
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Man you are killing me with tools and parts scattered all over your carport. Tidy up a bit and you'll see yourself gaining speed on the work you are doing. Seriously, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to hunt down a spring or cover screw, or even the right sized socket because you kicked it by accident and it is "over there somewhere".
If nothing else, invest in a magnetic tray to keep by your side where you are working.
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This is what I am talking about. So easy to misplace stuff or gather enough little grit to ruin a bearing or carb slide. Keep things clean and organized.
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