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Author Topic: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget  (Read 32954 times)

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #190 on: Sep 19, 2016, 20:00:56 »
Got it going... :D



What happened to the 'misfire' you say?  turns out someone had put the leads on the wrong way around....... :-[
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2016, 20:02:39 by NoRiders »

Offline Alex jb

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #191 on: Sep 20, 2016, 07:29:47 »
She's alive!
Good to see


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Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #192 on: Sep 26, 2016, 11:29:07 »
She's alive!
Good to see

I agree, thankee  :D

In other news, you know when something ain't right, but you proceed to fail anyway? Well, that's me that is. I bloody knew the LED idiot light wire connections were weak, feeble to be exact as they break just by looking at them. Despite this I cracked on, convincing myself that binding the mini LED loom to the speedo light loom would hold them in place...pah, what an utter waste of time. No sooner had I installed the speedo/LED unit, all lights working great, that the oil/indicator LED wires broke....bloody fuck!!

I have now done what I should've done and ordered anther set with a moulded gland on the end which will be stronger I know. Just got to strip the speedo down, de-solder the wiring, resolder and it should be good to go.

This image highlights the error of my ways....



The offending LEDs...



What with my son getting an MOT on his 400/4 brat, I'm even more keen to get it on the road, despite some cosmetic parts still needing work. To that end, the chain is now on, all other lights work, headlight mounts are sorted as is the headlamp loom and front indicators.

Just the fuel tank to complete and it should be a runner/rider  ;)

PS I've decided on the tank finish as well. More later.
« Last Edit: Sep 26, 2016, 11:59:14 by NoRiders »

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #193 on: Sep 28, 2016, 07:16:53 »
To sort the petcock issue, looks like I'll be removing the 4mm fuel spigot, drilling the housing to take a 8mm spigot so the flow is equal to the carbs. I'll know more tonight as I'll be digging out my tame machinist again  :)

Awaiting new LED idiot lights, although they'll not stop me from riding it.

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #194 on: Oct 02, 2016, 15:09:54 »
We have devised a petcock plan as it has come to be known. He's been set to work on it and I await the results next Wednesday at club night  :)

To resolve the fragile LED issue I have ordered these....



I've re-learnt an important issue, if you think a component is feeble and weak, it'll fail in place...we all know this but sometimes ignore the warning bells and plough ahead. I will now have to re-do the LED loom, sweat off the solder joints and remake them and build everything up again. Ho hum  :-[

On the plus side, I reckon once the fueling issue is resolved the bike should be ready for a pre-MOT test ride.

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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Offline NoRiders

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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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Offline NoRiders

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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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ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650