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Author Topic: 1973 CB500 resto-mod  (Read 6771 times)

Offline yorkie350

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #40 on: Mar 14, 2017, 09:26:13 »
Great build mate eye for detail shows its worth  8) your exhausts are the dogs bollocks would love a set for my RC181 rep :P ime hooked in to the finish bud keep up the fantastic build quality and updates .
Life's too short to go slow at anything !  unless your re-building ya ride !!

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #41 on: Mar 22, 2017, 08:13:02 »
 Got the frame and other bits back from powder coating. I dropped off the swing arm to have new bushings pressed in.
 I also had the Avon's mounted on the Lester's. I need to finish up degreeing in the cam so I can get the engine in the frame.



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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #42 on: Mar 22, 2017, 20:32:57 »
 I got the backing plate all cleaned up, painted and new EBC shoes installed. And new Avon's mounted and balanced on the Lester's.



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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #43 on: Apr 13, 2017, 08:27:54 »
 Finally finished a seemingly never ending stretch of overtime and had a blitz day in the garage. Dad and I degree'd in the cam and got the top end assembled a couple of weeks ago. Adjusted the valves and a few other odds and ends.
 Tried the "frame over engine" method this time and that was SUPER easy. In no time at all I had a roller!





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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #44 on: Apr 13, 2017, 08:33:42 »
 I picked up a REALLY clean set of carbs at Barber last year. I started going through them yesterday. I pulled a couple of emulsion tubes just to check them, and generally just giving everything a good squirt of carb cleaner. I'm going to try to finish that up today and get the carbs and air box mounted.
 But I also need to cut grass. And work on the Interceptor project. And get a hair cut.

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #45 on: Apr 13, 2017, 14:25:19 »
What a transformation!!!

Offline scott s

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #46 on: Apr 13, 2017, 22:05:00 »
 Got the carbs cleaned, bench synced, new breather hoses, overflow hoses and fuel lines. Installed the air box with new rubbers and got the battery box in. Oh, and I added oil to the crank case.



 


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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #47 on: Apr 13, 2017, 22:06:52 »
 I just love this view with the 400F bars. And the Ikon shocks look great, too!



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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #48 on: Apr 14, 2017, 19:51:54 »
 Man, how cool is that?! The Goldwing brake splitter matches up PERFECTLY to the pre-drilled holes on the R6 lower triple!
 I found out that the R6 used a 14mm master cylinder, so I ordered one of the Honda style masters from 4into1.com (also 14mm) and picked up this splitter. Now I'll have no wires on the bars, a stock looking master, and the factory brake light wiring will plug right in! I talked to Shaun at Slingshot the other day and have a set of braided hoses on the way. I should have working front brakes soon!



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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #49 on: Apr 18, 2017, 19:58:17 »
 Got a lot more "invisible" work done. Got the new wiring harness laid, electrical panel cleaned up and installed, battery box, tool tray (and cleaned the tools and super cool fuse holder).
 Got the chain on and adjusted.