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Author Topic: 73 CB100 Tracker Build  (Read 6251 times)

Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #10 on: Jul 13, 2015, 15:15:32 »

I found the correct CB125 triples and i received my bearing kits from All ball racing. I bought a soda blaster from harbor and freight to test it out on my replacement triples since they were a bit dirty.

Going to seat in the bearings soon and make sure the front end all works out.

Offline WhyNot

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #11 on: Jul 13, 2015, 15:22:11 »
I found the correct CB125 triples and i received my bearing kits from All ball racing. I bought a soda blaster from harbor and freight to test it out on my replacement triples since they were a bit dirty.

Going to seat in the bearings soon and make sure the front end all works out.


So were you pleased by that soda blaster?

Can it shoot other abrasives besides soda?

What soda did you use?

Thanks bro.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted exhaust
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

Offline Luugo86

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #12 on: Jul 13, 2015, 16:30:56 »
Nice build so far man.. I'm definitely in.     I would also like to know about that soda blaster.. how did it work, what did you use for blasting media, and was it reasonably priced? It looks like a decent piece of equipment. Thanks man!
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Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #13 on: Jul 13, 2015, 17:19:52 »

So the biggest catch for the soda blaster is the actual source. I have had a little 2.5 gallon husky compressor for awhile that gets the job done for small stuff but it sucks for anything more. So I basically had to upgrade my compressor in order to use the blaster.  :(

The soda blaster basically needs a constant psi pressure of 90 psi or so. I was looking at a bunch of videos online and heard a few different opinions on it.

Harbor and freight was having a deal on a 20 gallon compressor, which i felt would get the job done.  It was $160 and I wasn't going to drop any more money on a larger compressor that I do not need. Ive been wanting to upgrade anyway. So I would recommend that you really don't want to use anything smaller than a 20 gallon, because mine was on almost the entire time.

The soda blaster worked pretty good, it took the paint away easily. For the rust it took a little more time compared to the paint that literally blew off. I bought the media at harbor and freight in a 50lb bag, it was $39. You can only use soda for this unit and it is pretty easy to clean up. To load the media is a little tedious, i've read that people suggest a funnel but it takes forever. Second time around I just poured it straight from the bag. I just used a oil catcher to grab any of the over flow which really wasn't much.

Make sure you have a air filter on your compressor to catch any additional moisture before it hits the blaster.

It was a good test to see how it worked, I still basically have my entire bike to do in the next run.   



Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #14 on: Jul 13, 2015, 17:22:47 »

Oh i paid basically $75 for the blaster. It was on sale at harbor and I used a 20% off coupon.  I bought the warranty too just in case though. I mean for $75, is not a bad price if you dont need a new air compressor like me lol, i was a bit upset about that. It even came with pipe tape, which was surprising.

Offline WhyNot

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #15 on: Jul 13, 2015, 19:57:09 »
Oh i paid basically $75 for the blaster. It was on sale at harbor and I used a 20% off coupon.  I bought the warranty too just in case though. I mean for $75, is not a bad price if you dont need a new air compressor like me lol, i was a bit upset about that. It even came with pipe tape, which was surprising.


Cool.......thanks....I have a 33 gal compressor, so that ain;t gonna be a problem.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted exhaust
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #16 on: Jul 13, 2015, 20:36:58 »
Played with photoshop quickly today to put my ideas and color schemes together. I am thinking about painting the frame a seafoam green like the Paul Smart. I chopped in a few of the mods as well, like the XR forks, new shocks, seat and etc.

Thoughts? Thanks!

Offline 45exmayor

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #17 on: Jul 13, 2015, 22:17:11 »
A seat like that will work fine.  My friend built a steel pan with a tab that fits in the rear tank rubber.  On the rear it attaches to a bracket he welded across the frame. I spaced up the rear with some alloy spacers from my old monsters exhaust and I'd grommets from radio shack  it locks on with pins under the bracket
Really like the look of the Smart green frame
« Last Edit: Jul 13, 2015, 22:21:25 by 45exmayor »
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66379.
'71 CB100/125
'02 monster 620 (sold)
'66 Triumph T100SC(sold)

Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #18 on: Jul 14, 2015, 14:52:10 »
awsm, thanks for the feedback! Love the way your seat turned out.

Offline travisvisual

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Re: 73 CB100 Tracker Build
« Reply #19 on: Jul 14, 2015, 15:07:57 »
Out with the old and in with the new. Swap out my old bearings with the new bearing kit. It was a pain to hammer the couplers out of the frame stem. I got the new ones in pretty easy, but i feel like they should sit lower in the frame. they are right at the lip, is that right? I will take better pics soon of what it looks like disassembled again.