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Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Tim on Aug 21, 2017, 15:01:35
Vote then find 2 other people and get them to vote too!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 21, 2017, 19:05:31
That was easy!

Even it isn't a Yamaha.

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: bradj on Aug 21, 2017, 20:22:50
A thousand years ago i bought this bike to give to my father as a retirement gift. He owned it when i was a kid and sold it to pay bills. I tracked down the frame (t500 for the old man is the build thread). I restored it, but i left the i's to cross and t's to dot to him for somethng to do. Long story short this bike came back to me pretty much like i gave it to him, as a gift. I finished it and rode it for a few years. This titan won botm with it a few years back too! I own several titans now and decided to throw some fancy at this one.  Nothing  i couldnt un do in a weekend.
 It started as a gt550 fork swap them it wound up being new wheels and tires then seat and paint. I had alot of help from several members and friends along the way.  Ah haha i remember Me justinlonghorn vonyinzer and deadrock rewired this thing in the middle of the night drunk at mid ohio several years ago. Anyway thanks for the nomination, im honored to be in the runnings again aginst two top notch bikes. Cyclefreak that kz is rad you are a artist, and that honda is as clean and well build as they come
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 21, 2017, 21:00:33
This is what it is.
81 KZ550 with GPz550 head and oil cooler
Front fork rebuild with progressive springs. Custom built Hagons in the rear.
Tarozzi fork brace
Raask rearsets
TK 30mm carburetors, K&N pods
Electronic ignition
MAC 4 into1 exhaust
Stainless steel brake lines

So, here is what happened.
Picked up a 81 KZ550 from Mr. E that was in ummm, let's say less than perfect condition. Most notably a busted transmission.
So, the engine came out, bottom cases split and another transmission was put in. Engine was refinished in a satin black along with the frame after sand blasting. Front suspension was rebuilt using progressive springs, rear shocks replaced with custom built Hagons for my 195 pound butt. Found a cool Kawasaki retro orange color to spray on the tins with matching wheel stripes. New coils and electronic ignition went on. The exhaust headers were rusted and had a few holes so a new MAC 4 into 1 was sourced and installed. Oh, almost forgot about the Avon roadriders that I got in trade for the DR500 of Kiley's.
After reassembly was complete and a few bugs worked out , I found that this little bike absolutely RIPS!!! And handles pretty sweet also. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/9d13610c9dde8f29e56bdb123a0bda81.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/4063988e5a8eab4fbe6ac8d302be0c95.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/c0d72a3a3042080ce70d57fbc9ef5da3.jpg)

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Aug 21, 2017, 22:07:23
Damn gents, kudos - those are some nice looking rides.  I'm floored to be nominated - never saw this coming - and I'm thrilled that Rhonda has come as far as she has.  When I pushed her 5kms home back in November I barely knew a carburetor from a clutch plate, this is the first bike I've ever worked on.  Ridden the things for years but everything I did on my '81 CB750 I did for the first time.  With a lot of help from this forum.  Thank you one and all once again (big high fives to AdvCo and Maritime for the nominations, thanks guys)

For the brave there's an 81 page thread over in the Members Introductions to wade through, where you'll discover every single one of the questions I asked concerning every aspect of this build, and consequently every single one of the answers I received.  Otherwise, here's the brief...

The bike was completely dismantled down to the last bolt, a top-end adjustment of the engine made, new seals, rebuilt calipers, new wheel bearings, chain, rubber...all the usual suspects.  Tensioner bolt thread was stripped (and had been blowing oil over the front of the engine for god knows how many years) so in went a TimeSert.  Kept the stock airbox and battery because, well, because I wanted to ride the thing sometime this millennium.  Bike #2, that's a different story... 

Went all out on the tank - took over five weeks inside and out - de-rusting and de-varnishing, hand sanding until a nice brushed finish, and carried the brushed look throughout.  Gold accents, powder coated frame, gorgeous seat from Rod Alves here in Montreal, I made the sidebags (first - and probably last - thing I'll ever stitch, took weeks, not to mention cutting out the stainless steel panels with a Dremel - neighbours must've loved that), new Renthal bars, indicators, tail light, grips, master cylinder (I painted the levers gold, because, well, gold) and dials.

Haven't done the ton yet - ran out of balls at around 140kmph.  But this thing is faster than a fart in a fan factory.  Once I find a stretch of pothole-free road, I'll be a blur...

Tons of other stuff but balls to that here's some photos -

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/honda-pic_zpsn7b2mbqc.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/honda-pic_zpsn7b2mbqc.jpg.html)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/Mobile%20Uploads/AFB2CE2A-AE38-4978-BD18-4740A298D340_zpsvlhlb7o0.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/AFB2CE2A-AE38-4978-BD18-4740A298D340_zpsvlhlb7o0.jpg.html)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/Mobile%20Uploads/D7927912-6A3F-41F5-A8EC-2C59CD2F3C86_zpsofyauv9l.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D7927912-6A3F-41F5-A8EC-2C59CD2F3C86_zpsofyauv9l.jpg.html)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/Mobile%20Uploads/BD7522BE-07A8-4CE6-8E5E-A9AA64D377E8_zpssgn74oxk.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/BD7522BE-07A8-4CE6-8E5E-A9AA64D377E8_zpssgn74oxk.jpg.html)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/Mobile%20Uploads/759895DB-040A-4159-ACAD-0FC4F77AADB6_zpsgrwfhhrq.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/759895DB-040A-4159-ACAD-0FC4F77AADB6_zpsgrwfhhrq.jpg.html)

(http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag253/TheLostApostle/Mobile%20Uploads/6C4B246D-97BD-4787-876C-BF53253C0DE2_zpsj53zkqmk.jpg) (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/TheLostApostle/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6C4B246D-97BD-4787-876C-BF53253C0DE2_zpsj53zkqmk.jpg.html)

Thanks again good people, good luck to these other 2 beauties and let the good times roll

 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Sneikz on Aug 23, 2017, 06:23:41
Three nicely prepped bikes. Well done team.

Vote lodged
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Drewski on Aug 23, 2017, 15:02:39
Three nicely prepped bikes. Well done team.

Vote lodged


+1!! Couldn't agree more!!  8)

This one's gonna kill me. I'm connected to all 3 of these nominations in some way!  :-\

Gonna hafta think on this...

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: advCo on Aug 23, 2017, 15:43:45
Great month for BOTM.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: HURCO550 on Aug 23, 2017, 16:59:22
It is a very tough month to vote for sure. 3 very different but all great bikes.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: bradj on Aug 24, 2017, 02:50:03
Ill have these pipes done in time for the money shot drew if that greases the wheels
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Drewski on Aug 24, 2017, 21:03:18
Ill have these pipes done in time for the money shot drew if that greases the wheels


Ooooohhhhh...


You're killin' me Brad...


 :-X
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: bradj on Aug 26, 2017, 18:21:51
Ignore the bars
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Kolby198 on Aug 27, 2017, 10:33:11
+1 for jimbos cb750


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: stroker crazy on Aug 27, 2017, 19:29:08
Ignore the bars

Pipes look good!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Drewski on Aug 27, 2017, 19:46:49
Pipes look good!

Crazy

Indeed.  :)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 28, 2017, 19:33:51
I still can't pick one above the other two, very nice work, gentlemen!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 30, 2017, 14:54:44
I finally decided and voted.  You builders did not make this easy, congrats to all 3 for the excellent work!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: grandpaul on Aug 30, 2017, 16:34:49
Pretty tough choice!

This one is going to go down to the wire...
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: bradj on Aug 31, 2017, 17:12:54
Congratulations man! Thats as close as ive ever seen a botm,  enjoy the banner you deserve it. Thanks for the nomination
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: cyclefreak on Aug 31, 2017, 18:53:37
Congrats Jimbonaut! Well deserved win. That was a ton of work you did and it turned out great. Brad, as always top notch work. That is one beautiful Titan. It is an honor to have one of my bikes mentioned with these two. Chris, thanks for the nom, see ya in about 5 weeks!

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Aug 31, 2017, 19:46:43
I am absolutely stunned, floored and bowled over to win this, even getting nominated made my week but this is something else.  Gents that it came down to the wire is testament to the frankly gorgeous bikes you both built - to be even on the same page as them is an honour.  Congratulations, and my list of good people to buy a beer for has just grown bigger.

Again, thank you sincerely for the nomination, and all the votes, I'm truly overwhelmed.  And thank you again for all the help I've received in getting Rhonda's rubber on the road - it absolutely would not have happened without all the help I've received from this forum.  I asked, you answered.  You all rock.

A very, very large thank you once again.  I'm going to pour myself a large Bulleit and remember this feeling for a long time to come.  Cheers!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Drewski on Sep 04, 2017, 21:17:34
Congrats Jimbo!  ;D  8)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Sep 05, 2017, 18:49:36
Thanks man, what a buzz!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Drewski on Sep 05, 2017, 21:30:58
Thanks man, what a buzz!

Yup, very cool feeling.  :D
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Maritime on Sep 11, 2017, 09:47:59
So I rode to Montreal last week and met the Man behind the Machine. Jim's a pretty cool guy and Rhonda looks as good in person as in Pictures. He he is the man behind the machine and another DTT friend I have now met in person.  Next time I hope we get a chance to ride the hills around MTL and see Rhonda in motion.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-110917074613.jpeg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Sep 11, 2017, 11:24:15
The pleasure was mine Mike, great to meet you and your friends and yeah, next time I'll give you the tour

Hope u all had a great ride home through Vermont and Maine, some great roads down that way for sure. Weather's cheered up no end here, and I'm off to the UK where I'm guaranteed nothing but rain. The irony...

Now that Rhonda's all proper and BOTM and everything I really gotta do something about that leaky shifter seal. Look at her - all shiny and everything with a little puddle underneath. Thoroughly unbecoming


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: Maritime on Sep 11, 2017, 11:35:49
Ha, I took a quick look and the seal should be easy to change, at least according to the BB fiche. It looks like you just need to pull the sprocket cover and swap it out. The ride home was great, the rt 26 through NH/Maine was half freshly repaved and was a steady left right left right left right through the mountains. we had an excellent day and missed the rain through 95% of the way, one small shower was it.  It was a 12 hour day with the few stops we made, glad to know I can still do 12 hrs in a day on 2 wheels.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2017 VOTING
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 13, 2017, 14:13:45
Wow! 1 VOTE MARGIN!

Congrats, Jim.