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Old 02-12-2014, 03:57 PM   #61
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Got an email from the Company I ordered my Carbs from. NOW they are telling me they no longer carry the 32mm Mikuni's :(

But they have the 30mm in a kit that is prejetted for the cb350 too. So i'll be receiving those probably on Saturday or Monday.

Hopefully my kickstand mount and tail hoop will get here friday/saturday. And I'll have it welded up. Then I can drop off the frame for Scootertrash to start what he does best.
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Update time!

Lots of progress made since I last posted. Have been pretty busy with work and school. Not to mention the races over the weekend, hehe.

Poor_Kid helped me out with some welding and taught me a thing or two. Ended up buying my own little welder to learn more and be able to fab my own small parts.





last Friday I made some progress on the motor. It was a real pain in the to get the bolts out of the motor... I ended up spending a lot of time with a hammer... haha





When I got the cases off and inspected the motor, I was really impressed with how clean it was. All the rockers were tight and the valves were not too dirty. I think that this motor had been rebuilt at some point. Which explains why some of the bolts for the casings were stripped to begin with.
I decided not to crack the case or remove the head. I have new gaskets for the motor but am waiting on a stainless bolt kit to reassemble it.

Here's a shot of the work space... with parts and boxes piling up on my jet skis... haha


The next round of photos is after using a tiger wheel to smooth out the frame, hoop, and welds.





Center stand points removed, welded up, and smoothed out.


So I wanted to do something to the motor. But I couldn't decide what. Finally ended up deciding on painting it. I used a black wrinkle, and I think it turned out very nicely. I cant decide whether or not I want to grind down the edges of the cooling fins to get a little more silver in the motor. For the photos I set the covers on the motor to get a good idea of what it will look like.






Got an update from Benjie at BCR. My tank and tail are finished, and shipped out yesterday:



Its a good thing that I haven't finished the frame and sent it to powder. Apparently there is an extra bracket that I have to weld to the frame for mounting the gas tank. Good thing I waited!

New jetted carbs made it in. Ready to bolt up. Came with throttle cables and a motion pro throttle tube!






That's all for now.
Some other parts have made their way too me, but until I get my wheels/tires or my tank/seat there isnt much else to do!

I plan on making my own battery box out of steel and welding it in the hoop. Will buy a 4 cell ballistic battery.
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that is looking sick!
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Oh, and I agree on the fins, that would really make it pop if you aren't worried about flaking.
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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"...
I was going to post this but thought better of it because I am such a Honda fan and other might disagree. From the pictures it appears they bike will be great when finished.
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I was going to post this but thought better of it because I am such a Honda fan and other might disagree. From the pictures it appears they bike will be great when finished.
Thanks! I sure hope so.

Stainless bolt kit came in along with the gaskets I needed. Began to reassemble.
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Tank and seat have made it in

From this point forward I will stop taking cellphone pics and will use my real camera. Haha.
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I'll take some pictures today. I did end up filing the edges of the colling fins for some contrast in the motor.

I have the tank and tail test mounted. I ended up cutting the hoop off and trimming it before replacing it on the frame. Also had to add a bracket to attach the tank. Pan was made for blocking off the tail. Ordered an anti gravity battery and will create a small battery box for it once I'm able to measure it up.

After talking with Mike I have decided to cut up the frame some more and create a mono shock setup. I'll be using a shock from an 09 R6 that I was able to get for a low price. To do this I have to wait for my wheels to make it in (which shipped last night). I'm going to attempt to lace them myself and then take them to have them trued and balanced with tires installed. But them on the bike and drop the motor back in to be able to get the ride height and sag correct.

should be a lot of fun! I'll update with photos shortly.
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I'll take some pictures today. I did end up filing the edges of the colling fins for some contrast in the motor.

I have the tank and tail test mounted. I ended up cutting the hoop off and trimming it before replacing it on the frame. Also had to add a bracket to attach the tank. Pan was made for blocking off the tail. Ordered an anti gravity battery and will create a small battery box for it once I'm able to measure it up.

After talking with Mike I have decided to cut up the frame some more and create a mono shock setup. I'll be using a shock from an 09 R6 that I was able to get for a low price. To do this I have to wait for my wheels to make it in (which shipped last night). I'm going to attempt to lace them myself and then take them to have them trued and balanced with tires installed. But them on the bike and drop the motor back in to be able to get the ride height and sag correct.

should be a lot of fun! I'll update with photos shortly.
*Since writing this the backed out. So Im looking for a donor shock*
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Do you know what length or specs you want, or do you just plan to build around whatever you get?
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Do you know what length or specs you want, or do you just plan to build around whatever you get?
In terms of bike lenght? By specs I'm hoping to have removed about 40 pounds vs stock weight. At some point I'll bore the motor and put larger pistons.

Other than weight, my only focus is making sure it's safe and comfortable for me. As well as ascetics.
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