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Author Topic: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build  (Read 14777 times)

Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #60 on: Jul 06, 2017, 16:15:19 »
Sorry man, I was wrong about the weld. That was on my nighthawk. The 750 I just drilled and tapped in the steering stop.  I canít really get in there to get a good photo.  I canít remember if itís 6 or 8... Whatever the standard mount bolt was.  I locked it down with thread lock and lock nut.
Now thats a cool idea because the bottom triple clam on the front left side has a mounting point for the damper i reckon. Hopefully the damper i got is not too long, as that would be a nice discreet place to mount it.

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Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #61 on: Jul 07, 2017, 07:50:15 »
i was looking through my build photos and cam across a photo of the triple, im wondering if the damper will fit like you said from the stopper to the preexisting mount on the lower triple.

I just hope the 63mm stroke is correct sucks not being home so i can try it out.

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Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #62 on: Jul 16, 2017, 03:10:41 »
So the front guard arrived in the post and my wife was kind enough to show me what it looks like on the bike... although its not in the correct position give me a fair idea.. im thinking painting it all black so as not to draw much attention. The fun part will be fabricating the mountin brackets

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Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #63 on: Aug 04, 2017, 05:00:44 »
So I've been home a few days and finally got to get into my shed I decided to carry on fixing the many imperfections with the seat

I marked out the place I would be cutting out to flush mount the rear LED brake and indicator strip

I then thought I'd play around with the Daytona digital speedo and idiot lights I'm thinking I will mill out a hole in the top triple to flush mount the idiot lights


I then unwrapped the front guard I got from flea bay to see what it would look like I think I will paint it satin black so as not to draw attention to it

I'm getting a mig welder tomorrow so I'm going to see how I go fabing an electrical tray I'm anticipating it being a little ugly


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Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #64 on: Aug 07, 2017, 08:15:03 »
. So going to try and modify this triple clamp to house the idiot lights and also take out the section where the key would normally go to house the speedo so it also sits flush with the top of the triple.


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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #65 on: Aug 11, 2017, 03:33:28 »
Ok so it was one of those days where you have to clean the shed before you can start working in it.

So I removed the engine in preparation of spraying it and the frame.

So these are all the bolts I had to remove from the frame


be sure to completely remove this bracket as it gets in the way if you try to remove the engine with it still in place
 
then I removed these front engine mount brackets be sure to remove both of this completely also it's a pain in the ass trying to balance an engine that is half out whilst trying to fish out the right sized ratchet.

the two on the right side at the front and one just behind the clutch there once those two are out the sub frame comes out

The next bit involved a few F bombs and a lot of manoeuvres of which I could not recall exactly even if I wanted to




Now for the fun part degreasing then stripping it back to get ready for painting

Now I'm out of degreaser so I'm pulling up stumps I painted up some of the parts now waiting for everything to dry


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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #66 on: Aug 11, 2017, 16:13:23 »
How have I not seen this thread ?  Looking great !!

Offline LightsOut

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #67 on: Aug 11, 2017, 16:33:26 »
Good progress! Nice work getting the engine out. Good practice for getting it back in without scratching paint :P

Painted covers look great. Did you just degrease and clean or wirebrush/sand as well?


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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #68 on: Aug 11, 2017, 23:53:51 »
Yea degreased, paint stripper, wire brush, sandpaper then mineral turpentine and finally the wax and grease remover. Surprising how long it takes to get it back to where you want it not looking forward to all the fins on the engine.

I've doused the engine with degreaser so later this arvo I'll try to sand back the frame and paint it up


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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #69 on: Aug 12, 2017, 05:03:41 »
So I made a few more runs, late start today had to attend pre natal class gonna have to get this project near completion over the next week

The garage looks like a bomb just went off but I think that's still classified as progress


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