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Author Topic: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget  (Read 30170 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #195 on: Oct 02, 2016, 15:17:12 »
Those LED's look very nice!

Who is the vendor?

Brian
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2016, 15:19:12 by CarbsAndCylinders »
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #196 on: Oct 02, 2016, 16:55:21 »
Those LED's look very nice!

Who is the vendor?

Brian

This fella: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251623870259?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=550526386008&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Available in 8 or 10mm, I like the bezel detail and the moulded gland look tough enough and water proof. Annoyingly, they don't do a 4xbundle deal, despite trying to ask.

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #197 on: Oct 03, 2016, 11:28:01 »
This fella: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251623870259?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=550526386008&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Available in 8 or 10mm, I like the bezel detail and the moulded gland look tough enough and water proof. Annoyingly, they don't do a 4xbundle deal, despite trying to ask.

Thanks
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #198 on: Oct 03, 2016, 11:59:35 »
Thanks

Yr welcome.

I've been thinking about side panels a lot lately and came up with this satchel option, cribbed from other bikes of course, all the same I quite like the feel of it.



Is it too large though?  :-\

Also, popped down to the local H cafe biker meet on Sunday and spotted this neat flexi brake pipe solution on a Triumph. I like the simplicity and the single braided passing over the guard could work on the CBX....anyone have experience of this set up?



Surely it would'nt affect braking would it?

I took a shot of the throttle/brake lever mounts as I scope out phase 2 options  ;)





Can't wait to see what Greg's done with the fuel tap....Wednesday evening can't come soon enough.




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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #199 on: Oct 03, 2016, 15:48:43 »
Yr welcome.

I've been thinking about side panels a lot lately and came up with this satchel option, cribbed from other bikes of course, all the same I quite like the feel of it.



Is it too large though?  :-\

I like the look of so many Cafe Racers that have no side covers but there are lots of beautiful bike that originally have gorgeous side covers that are part of making great looking bikes look great.  Not many people design or make their own side covers, unlike seats and even tanks.  I am looking forward to seeing if you make something or are you going to stay with the bags instead?  They do look cool.

Brian

« Last Edit: Oct 03, 2016, 15:52:09 by CarbsAndCylinders »
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Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #200 on: Oct 03, 2016, 17:23:22 »
I'm in two minds Carbs, I know what I want to make, but this will work well and be practical for the time being as I don't want to delay riding it while I make side panels.

I'm looking to form them out of 1mm alloy to include a highlighted scrambler style number roundel, but have more to it so I can cover the electrics and have something to hold it in place, maybe Zeus clips.

In the meantime, a leather saddle bag and something on the other side will work for now.

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #201 on: Oct 06, 2016, 11:23:39 »
The long awaited (a week) petcock has arrived back and I have to say it's very well put together. The newly turned stainless spigot is a tolerance fit over the original brass spigot and glued in with threadlock....no leaks expected.



I now have the same spigot size throughout the fuel supply line, so happy dayz :)

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #202 on: Oct 07, 2016, 11:59:26 »
nice work  :)
"tolerence fit"  does that mean with clearance ?
 

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #203 on: Oct 07, 2016, 16:37:37 »
nice work  :)
"tolerence fit"  does that mean with clearance ?
Thank you, no it was tapped/hammered on and sealed with threadlock as well.


I've got the tank, tap and filter connected tonight as well as the replacement LEDs and headlight fitted. All's good, electrics work throughout. Moved the leather side casecover to the battery side as it covered the ignition switch..DOH! Roundel will now sit on the left side.

Started it and ran it for a few minutes, garage filled with 'zorst fumes, so shut it down. Gonna give it a gentle shakedown run tomorrow.....:-)

In other news, I've just received a £450 ($600) tax rebate, so there's my boots and helmet money....thank you Mr Taxman.
« Last Edit: Oct 07, 2016, 17:08:09 by NoRiders »

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #204 on: Oct 08, 2016, 04:49:40 »
Free money at just the right time... Awesome!
Get yourself on the road


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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #205 on: Oct 08, 2016, 08:00:24 »
Free money at just the right time... Awesome!
Get yourself on the road


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Proper bonus I reckon :-)



Maiden shakedown run this morning, it went well, nothing fell off and the old girl can gather her skirts up and trot along nicely. Didn't get out of 4th as it was only the back lane and I don't have full papers yet, so easy does it. Very pleased I is.

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #206 on: Oct 08, 2016, 08:14:24 »
Side panels instead of saddle bags please - otherwise a fantastic job.
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #207 on: Oct 08, 2016, 09:07:41 »
Side panels instead of saddle bags please - otherwise a fantastic job.

Thank you beachy....saddle bag is uber practical...let's see how the roundel on't'other side works?

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CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #208 on: Oct 08, 2016, 13:19:18 »
Looking great buddy.
I think you could definitely pull off a scrambler type front race number facia thingy with a 2 1/2" projector light in it.

This a guy at work's Triumph, it could take the projector in the upper or lower bit of the '8'




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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #209 on: Oct 08, 2016, 14:04:02 »
Thank you I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

 I get what you're sayin' Alex, but that look/style is new skool/tracker and I was looking for the old Brit bike look, headlights included. Plus I don't like that style to be honest.

I might change the rectangular to round yet  ;)