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Author Topic: CB500T Cafe Build  (Read 12995 times)

Offline Luugo86

  • Posts: 610
  • '73 CB350, '78 XS650 Cafe Killer
    • ToadStool Cycle Co.
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #60 on: Apr 17, 2017, 19:49:21 »
 Right on man, I dig it, an oxy/fuel rig is the one type of welder I dont currently have. I just know that a braze weld has a much lower tensile strength than other forms. I really like the tray.
Live to Die, Die to Live

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #61 on: Apr 20, 2017, 16:44:45 »
Going back together

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #62 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:37:11 »
One more. Seat is off getting covered.

Offline doc_rot

  • Posts: 773
  • Oh the usual... I bowl, I drive around...
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #63 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:06:25 »
Got some goodies and made a little more progress.

Finally ordered my caliper, but in order to get the right clearance I need to build a spacer between the disk and hub. About 6mm is required to make the disk center in the caliper. The caliper does not float. I am going to machine down an old disk carrier I have laying around. Also got the master cylinder (11mm Brembo with a brake light switch) and measured up the line length I need.

Nice brake setup!  I am running a similar setup, but dual disk, on my KZs. I'm using the Brembo and Grimeca Lockheed replicas because they're cheaper but the original AP ones look so good with those fins.
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'78 KZ1000  Project

'80 KZ750 Twin Project

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #64 on: Apr 21, 2017, 19:31:05 »
Thanks Doc, saw your twin setup, looks good. Your shop skills!

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #65 on: Apr 22, 2017, 00:16:31 »
Putting the wiring harness on now, will give it a final wrap after I get it running.

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #66 on: Apr 23, 2017, 10:27:31 »
Little more progress

Offline SF

  • Posts: 51
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #67 on: Apr 23, 2017, 10:40:50 »
Looks great! Now let's hear it!


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72 R5
75 CB550 PROJECT
72/73 S2 RACE BIKE
72 CB350 MOM'S BIKE

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #68 on: Apr 27, 2017, 19:37:58 »
A man has to know his limitations - upholstery work is def one of mine! Got the seat covered and I must say damn fine work!

Offline valvesprung

  • Posts: 1065
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #69 on: Apr 27, 2017, 20:10:04 »
Damn!
'79 KZ650SR (the show pony)
'97 Buell S3
1980 XS850

Offline alemonkey

  • Posts: 57
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #70 on: Apr 27, 2017, 20:38:06 »
A man has to know his limitations - upholstery work is def one of mine! Got the seat covered and I must say damn fine work!

That is fantastic.

Offline Supergyro

  • Posts: 55
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #71 on: Apr 29, 2017, 02:13:39 »
They do some straight beautiful work at Counterbalance!

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #72 on: Apr 30, 2017, 03:27:52 »
Late night

Offline SF

  • Posts: 51
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #73 on: Apr 30, 2017, 11:17:37 »
Looks great man! How much room do you have to that fork brace from the tyre? Bars look very comfortable


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72 R5
75 CB550 PROJECT
72/73 S2 RACE BIKE
72 CB350 MOM'S BIKE

Offline WoodsCustoms

  • Posts: 62
Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #74 on: Apr 30, 2017, 11:58:30 »
Thanks SF, it's been a long time coming and still got work left to do, but nice to see it looking like a motorcycle again. On the fork brace there is plenty of clearance for the width of the tire and a little more than 1/4" between the top of the tire and the bottom of the brace. Should be enough to account for "tire growth," but we will see🤔