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Author Topic: Real back in the day survivor  (Read 17935 times)

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #120 on: Dec 22, 2016, 13:48:16 »
Great looking bike mate, bet you're glad to be working on it again - can you let me know where you got the clear alternator cover - you posted a pic of it back on page one? 
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"


Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #122 on: Dec 22, 2016, 14:38:47 »
Nice one, thanks man
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

Offline Rider52

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #123 on: Dec 22, 2016, 15:38:15 »
This is a great project. You have a nice selection of "back in the day" quality products. I've built several Hondas on AMEN frames and never had a problem. In 1971 a wrecked 550 was dropped off at our shop. The owner wanted it built into a chopper while he was recovering from the wreck. We used an AMEN frame with the HD 1" neck and a 6" over Ness narrow springer. It was  nice and light, and handled very well. I think you will enjoy it when you are finished.
Projects
74 Yamaha TX650
75 Honda CL 360 "Scrambled"
72 Honda SL350 desert sled it would make Steve McQueen puke!
3 Assorted Honda CL 72 scramblers in a million pieces
3 Harleys in constant state of sorrow and a Buell
1978 Yamaha Chappy 80 burning up the highway
Cut my motor in half Sportster to Shortster


Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #125 on: Dec 22, 2016, 20:41:57 »
I know this is a cafe joint, and I love them too. Working on a period RD cafe myself. But fuck all. Nothing says awesome like a proper chop.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'


Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #127 on: Jun 27, 2017, 10:42:59 »
While the Chopper has been on the back burner for a while, it is not dead or forgotten.
During a spring cleaning of my storage unit I moved it to the front of the garage, and dug out some needed parts.

Last season my daily ride was my Norton Commando.


And the plan was to have my Moto Guzzi Ambassador be the daily mount this year, but that has not worked out yet.


Since I only have room to work on one motorcycle at a time, the Chopper has not gotten much love.
BUT, I can cross off some small projects.  I do this by bringing some small sub systems home to my apartment and working on them there after dinner.

What better thing to work on then some outdated and rare ignition?!?!
Not like the top end is off the motor, or that the bike needs a harness to run......NOPE....focus on the important parts....

Over the winter I did score some NOS CB750 pistons for my "Gentleman's Express" engine build.
Need to find a local shop that can modify the pistons and bore the cylinders.

Have a CB650 cam, and debating on a mild head job too.

Ended up with an ARD magneto set up for a CB550, NOT a CB750 one.
I really like these units, and have rebuilt a bunch of them.  Super simple, good spark, and look killer.

BUT, I just wound up with a Roto-Faze unit!
This is just next level strange!
Really have a thing for parts that make people go..."what the heck is that?" and this defiantly falls into that category.



Will need a major service, and some rebuild parts for sure.
Roto-Faze seems to be around still, so maybe they can help.
I assume that the service parts like points, cap and rotor are used in other applications.
Just like service parts for an ARD are the same as an old tractor.

Offline irk miller

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #128 on: Jun 27, 2017, 10:48:49 »
Good stuff.  This is the year my 70s era CB750 chop sees the light, too.  Maybe it's that sort of year.  And that Guzzi is gold.

Offline crazypj

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #129 on: Jun 27, 2017, 14:23:54 »
Cool old stuff.
Maybe Roto-Faze used an old VW Beetle cap as it was about the cheapest on the market at that time?
 I have a few sets of CB750 pistons but all are 0.50mm or 9.75mm oversize. Going to modify a set for my 77 CB550 as it's done over 74,000miles on the 'original' CB750 'stock' pistons (if I ever get back to Britain while I can still function properly?) Going to need new liners to use anything other than 0.50mm though, spigot gets way too thin
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 Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry
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