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Author Topic: Real back in the day survivor  (Read 19697 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #60 on: Aug 20, 2013, 15:57:03 »
Dude, I love this bike.  Did that sweet points cover come from an SOHC/4 guy?  I know I've seen is somewhere. 


You can pull the front sprocket cover, that leak is probably the output shaft seal.  No chain oiler in there, at least not on mine...ymmv.


I like the clearcoat frame idea.  If it was me, I'd pull it apart and clean it really well.  Eastwood makes a nice single stage rattle can clear that is pretty gunk resistant. 

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Offline rays650cafe

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #61 on: Aug 20, 2013, 16:01:58 »
That would be cool. What are you going to do with the seat? IMO I think it would look awesome with a sprung solo seat. Although, it is pretty badass as it is. I'd be afraid of cleaning it up too much, y'know? Going from looking like a old school survivor to a half finished kind of thing. Which is what I would probably end up with. ::)
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Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #62 on: Aug 20, 2013, 18:23:29 »
Yes the cover came from a very active member on the sohc4 board.
He makes great stuff.
http://www.fb-stuff.com/fb-stuff-store.html


The clear coat was just the beginnings of an idea.
I don't want to loose the patina, but don't want it to rust bad.
Would also like to be able to clean the bike in some way.
Anyhow it's just kicking around my head. 


Oil leak first.
I know the 750s have an oiler.  This is my first 550.

Offline DeanJ

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #63 on: Aug 20, 2013, 18:43:54 »
yeah.... the cool thing about the chopper is it's  a '70s time capsule... do too much and it will no longer be a   "survivor" .   

 ( ewe,  clubmans  :o

 

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #64 on: Aug 20, 2013, 19:09:31 »
Yep, fb-stuff...thanks for the refresh link.  I'd seen it awhile back looking for sidecovers. 



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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #66 on: Aug 20, 2013, 20:19:24 »
You guys gotta quit with the clubman hate... Haha... He digs it AND lots of choppers in the way back ran them. No bullshit.

As far as the clearcoat idea, I think its rad. Won't stop shit from continuing to rust, but will keep it from happening quickly. All in all, this bike is 110% bitchin'.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline DeanJ

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #67 on: Aug 20, 2013, 20:28:13 »
aw, come on... I was going to compliment his work and conclude each "great job William" ... with an:  ewe, clubmans ? , really ?


seriously tho, if they are soft and comfy, it's your bike  :D

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #68 on: Aug 20, 2013, 23:28:45 »
I'm a big boy, I can't handle someone not liking something.
The bars started as a joke, as so many people use clubmans wrong, we thought it would be funny if they worked on this bike.  And they do.
It's a chopper so there are a million ways to do the same thing.
At first I thought that it was funny having risers just to use drop bars, but it has a good look in profile and gives a nice spot to mount the Nav and what not.  Planing some trips for the fall, if the bike is done.....


How do you know my name is william?
Have I heckled you in person or do we know the same people?
 

Offline DeanJ

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #69 on: Aug 21, 2013, 08:45:15 »

How do you know my name is william?
Have I heckled you in person or do we know the same people?
 

We had exchanged messages a few times ( CBX stuff, swan necks etc )  but mostly by knowing the same folks from racing and vintage performance  forums (and a select individual banned from DTT that would love to comment on the chopper, yet is prohibited from doing so  ;D  )

the clubmans do look good in profile, carry on sir !