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Author Topic: CB500T Cafe Build  (Read 17070 times)

Offline Luugo86

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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.
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Offline WoodsCustoms

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

Offline WoodsCustoms

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

Offline doc_rot

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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.

Offline WoodsCustoms

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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

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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

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

Offline SF

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


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Offline WoodsCustoms

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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

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Re: CB500T Cafe Build
« Reply #69 on: Apr 27, 2017, 20:10:04 »
Damn!
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