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Author Topic: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget  (Read 34872 times)

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #250 on: Mar 19, 2017, 18:39:04 »
Well, Spring has sprung as they say and a run out on the old bike was on the cards. A local This Is Your Garage workshop rental outfit have a monthly breakfast meet, this month's was sponsored by Twisted Iron custom motorcycles.

Perfect, despite the clody weather and 25% chance of rain, we hardy biker types braved the percentages and I hooked up with my son on his Honda 400/4 brat to make it there before all the bacon butties disappeared.

I'll let the images do the talking ;)



Spotted a clean bay on the lift.

This is his 400/4 Brat



Father & Son





Cheers, thanx for checking in :D

Offline Maritime

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #251 on: Mar 20, 2017, 11:10:55 »
Nice, bikes look great, wish it was riding weather here, another couple of weeks and it should be.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Alex jb

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #252 on: Mar 20, 2017, 17:07:14 »
Look great together!
I think I'd like the sound of your exhaust more than yr lads ;)


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Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #253 on: Mar 20, 2017, 19:23:50 »
Nice, bikes look great, wish it was riding weather here, another couple of weeks and it should be.

Thanx Maritime, we're both pleased with how they turned out, it of a joint effort despite living an hour away from each other :-) We braved a very overcast cloudy day with a strong gusty breeze....like you I'm waiting for the weather to properly warm up. Where be you?

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #254 on: Mar 20, 2017, 19:27:58 »
Look great together!
I think I'd like the sound of your exhaust more than yr lads ;)


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Ha....his is a bit on the raspy side of noisy. He had it as a straight through but once round the block and he wedged a baffle up it for good measure.

The Neta on mine has a sweet deep note with a little rasp if I give it beans...nothing too obtrusive though. It was on it when I got it.



Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #255 on: Mar 20, 2017, 21:10:57 »
Ya, nice  bikes!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
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

Offline Maritime

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #256 on: Mar 21, 2017, 10:24:06 »
I'm on the east coast of Canada in NB, we still have a few feet of snow on the ground but the temps are getting higher and its starting to melt quick. It is supposed to rain today so that will get rid of some of the salt and sand on the roads and maybe next week or a week after I can get one of the bikes out for a spin. I need to finish fixing up my GL and I need to do a few regular service items on the CX like timing chain check/tension oil etc. so I better get a move on.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #257 on: Mar 21, 2017, 10:39:33 »
Ha....his is a bit on the raspy side of noisy. He had it as a straight through but once round the block and he wedged a baffle up it for good measure.

The Neta on mine has a sweet deep note with a little rasp if I give it beans...nothing too obtrusive though. It was on it when I got it.




I like "Obtrusive " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Officially envious as I sit looking at a growing pile of parts in my shed !
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Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #258 on: Apr 01, 2017, 14:17:45 »
I've just ordered tank decals...... :)

Offline NoRiders

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Re: CBX550-Brat/urban scrambler on a budget
« Reply #259 on: May 21, 2017, 17:19:50 »
When you decide not to go drag racing but spend time tinkering, ready for a London bike event next Saturday  ;)

I fixed a few jobs:

Weeping petcock - new fibre washer
New fuel filter - old one had loose pipe connection...yikes!!
Oil topped up - not ready for a change just yet.
Clutch cable adjusted
Two plugs changed for new. Two are uber tight and don't feel right putting any force on the socket....hmmm? (Not chancing it before the event)

Fitted the side panel number roundel and decals. They're to be detailed...more anon ;)



Firmed up the numberplate fitting, nice n solid now.
Lowered the headlight circa 40-50mm, liking the lowered look, ready for a new feature...;)



Quick road test coming up. - Just done it...wow, adjusting the clutch has made it so much more responsive and the gear/clutch change is snappier :)

Thanks for checking in