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Cafe Racers / Re: 75 CB360 - bad omen "yatagarasu" build
« Last post by yellowheader on Today at 16:01:52 »
Hi Ninja, I've read your whole build thread and it's great. You've got some really experienced people giving you pointers, so hats off to them too. You've done some pretty cool stuff with that 360. I'm doing my first build on a CJ and I'm learning a lot from your thread. I'm staying with stock pistons and air boxes so I don't expect any big leaps in performance, but it will be a lot lighter (even without all the drilling you've done LOL). Looking forward to seeing your finished project!
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A warning: Having a trailer will take away the "I wouldn't have a way to get it home" block from buying wretched wrecks.

BTW, if you have a strong rail or even a 2X10, put it over a piece of pipe, run the bike up on it until it teeters, mark the center point of each wheel and where the pipe is, and you have the balance point. calculating axle offset from that should be simple. I've seen several trailers that handle the balance by moving the front wheel stop fore-aft to place the bike at the correct spot instead of moving the axle. Seems easier to me, but might add some small amount of weight.

haha I already have a pickup that has been the reason for far to many bad decisions when buying bikes, but this one will be a way of possibly bringing them back with me from Chattanooga, so that could be dangerous...

I may give that a shot with the tube as a roller, and see if I can get pretty close to the sweet spot before welding, though a little adjustability could help, as the wheel base of my bikes all very a bit and I'm guessing the center of mass fore and aft does as well.
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Specials / Re: Brodie's W800
« Last post by pidjones on Today at 15:24:44 »
Booked in for the 1000km service tomorrow. I will enquire about modification boundaries with the warranty.

Just waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail like new indicators, bars, mirrors, grips and such.

The above post is an example of the style I plan to log the mods in. Very basic for most of us but I hope it will help others new to bikes.
Great idea! It may seem way too basic, but is just the kind of thing to get a newby started twisting wrenches the right way and not just hacking up the machine before he knows it.
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A warning: Having a trailer will take away the "I wouldn't have a way to get it home" block from buying wretched wrecks.

BTW, if you have a strong rail or even a 2X10, put it over a piece of pipe, run the bike up on it until it teeters, mark the center point of each wheel and where the pipe is, and you have the balance point. calculating axle offset from that should be simple. I've seen several trailers that handle the balance by moving the front wheel stop fore-aft to place the bike at the correct spot instead of moving the axle. Seems easier to me, but might add some small amount of weight.
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Bullit Custom Cycles / Re: 1985 honda magna 500cc
« Last post by Brodie on Today at 15:14:06 »
As the others have said, start riding it.

I have found it is better to ride it for a while and change one thing at a time.
See if you like the bars, do you want them higher or lower, forward or backward.
How is the seat? Do you want it higher or lower.
Do you like where the footpegs are. You may want them further forward or backward.

Find out those sort of things and the style of the bike will begin to fall in to place. That way you will end up building what you need, not what you think looks good.
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Other Projects / Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Last post by Hurco550 on Today at 15:06:33 »
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. The finger is healing up better than expected, though it looks a bit gory still on the side that the "guts" blew out of.

I got a bit done today. I fabbed up the frame assembly that will hold the half torsion axle stubs. Since I don't know exactly where the axle "needs" to be for optimum tongue weight ect, I am going to make it adjustable with several different mounting locations, probably in 6" increments. That way I can load up, take a bike for a test jaunt down the highway, come back, move the axle and try again till I find the sweet spot.

also, the small strips that are tacked on were just there to keep the tubes from twisting while welding and will be removed.


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Bob and Chop / Re: CB750 No Plunger Hellride Freedom Machine
« Last post by Hurco550 on Today at 13:28:59 »
I am officially paranoid.  LOL
My work here is done.... lol



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Bob and Chop / Re: CB750 No Plunger Hellride Freedom Machine
« Last post by irk miller on Today at 13:18:03 »
I am officially paranoid.  LOL
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Bob and Chop / Re: CB750 No Plunger Hellride Freedom Machine
« Last post by Brodie on Today at 12:02:52 »
Just for reference the XV1100 is something like 4-6 psi if I remember right.
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Specials / Re: Brodie's W800
« Last post by Brodie on Today at 11:59:45 »
Booked in for the 1000km service tomorrow. I will enquire about modification boundaries with the warranty.

Just waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail like new indicators, bars, mirrors, grips and such.

The above post is an example of the style I plan to log the mods in. Very basic for most of us but I hope it will help others new to bikes.
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