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Author Topic: 1973 CB500 resto-mod  (Read 5127 times)

Offline scott s

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #30 on: Mar 05, 2017, 17:30:40 »
 Picked up the pipes from getting them ceramic coated. "Glacier Black" on the outside and a gold/green-ish coating on the inside that's a heat dispersant.



 I also got a closer look at the pipes. They are really well made and each muffler, pipe and baffle is individually numbered.





 Here's a look at the packing on the curved baffles.



 And my guy did the hardware and hangers, too.


Offline scott s

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #31 on: Mar 05, 2017, 17:33:47 »
The pistons were vapor blasted, then coated with "Piston Coat" on the tops and "Micro Slick" on the skirts. Heat reflective and thin film lubricant, respectively.




Offline The Limey

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #32 on: Mar 08, 2017, 03:59:37 »
Sexy. My Y fronts also became coated with something looking at that  :-*
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #33 on: Mar 11, 2017, 20:37:35 »
 I said I wasn't gonna do this, but I couldn't stand it. Everything else is getting powdercoated, painted, polished, chromed or detailed. The front was actually OK, but the rear was a little faded and chipped. They looked good from five feet away, but not so much up close.
 The lips got a hand polish to a shiny satin sheen, the body got a satin black paint job.
 Oh....and I also sanded down the fork lowers and painted them silver, followed with clear coat. They also got rebuilt with new seals, oil and a full service.


Offline scott s

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #34 on: Mar 11, 2017, 22:24:49 »
 Mo' better.


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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #35 on: Mar 13, 2017, 17:31:56 »
 Got the top end mostly done today. Now I can move on to timing the cam, as well as a few other odds and ends, like flipping the engine over to pull the sump, clean and inspect and replace the gasket. I can also start installing the new clutch discs, side covers, etc.




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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #36 on: Mar 13, 2017, 20:17:13 »
nice!!!

attention to details so far is inspiring.

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #37 on: Mar 13, 2017, 20:31:17 »
You plan on doing the spin-on oil filter conversion, scott?  I love the kit Randakk puts out for them. 

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Re: 1973 CB500 resto-mod
« Reply #38 on: Mar 13, 2017, 20:46:14 »
 I hadn't, but I might have to look into it now. I have a Nighthawk oil cooler that may go on it at a later date.


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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.