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Author Topic: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.  (Read 1677 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #10 on: Aug 31, 2017, 21:57:30 »
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650

Offline Antennaman346

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2017, 01:26:23 »
Hey well, if I get half that I'd still make out in the positive. I already found and bought a set of cb350 headers for $50 shipped on eBay. So thanks for the heads up!

Made some progress tonight. Laced my first wheel ever. Haven't trued it up as it got late.


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Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2017, 02:28:25 »
Those Hondamatics go for good money in decent shape.

Charles.

Offline Antennaman346

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #13 on: Sep 05, 2017, 22:33:46 »
Posted in the wheel/tire section as well. Having issues tonight lacing up the rear wheel. Anyone know if the CL350 rear hub requires non traditional spokes? The 90* outers are just not right.


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Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #14 on: Sep 06, 2017, 04:20:23 »
You have the wrong spokes. Order the right ones from Buchanan.

Charles.

Offline Antennaman346

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #15 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:46:47 »
Yes, who is apparently closed all week. Tried calling them.

Called dime city cycles and they said Buchanan makes their spokes so I'm just gonna order through then.


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Offline ChopperCharles

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #16 on: Sep 06, 2017, 11:29:32 »
Same for Cognitio-moto, buchanan makes all their spokes too.

Charles.

Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2017, 12:35:31 »
If you are in washington in the seattle area give the wheelmaster a call.  https://www.thewheelmaster.com/

I've got a set of rims with him now to get laced to non stock sized rims.
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Offline Antennaman346

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #18 on: Sep 06, 2017, 13:40:52 »
Yeah I called dime city and he couldn't tell me the angle of the outer spokes. But it's worth a shot. My eBay ones are most definitely wrong.


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Offline Antennaman346

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Re: Wanted a bike. So I bought 5.
« Reply #19 on: Sep 13, 2017, 20:55:30 »
Well. Have some time off before I start my new job. So. I'd like to say I've made a lot of progress, but I've encountered several speed bumps.

Finally got the wheels together. Dime city came through with some beautiful spokes and I got the rear wheel together. Attempted to do my best at truing both. Came out decent. I was happy despite a few blemishes here and there ( pretty sure both of the wheels have a ding).

Then tried putting on the tires...

My Shitty spray paint came off. I pinched both tubes. Went and bought new tubes. Reinstalled angrily. Front was pinched again. Ughff. Finally brought said wheel to my local honda motorcycle dealer and they installed a fresh one and even balanced it for me.

Then once it was all together. I decided, "Hey, I'll get this engine in there". Funny. My engine turned over before... But now it's stuck. So I pulled the plugs and let it sit with marvel mystery oil for the days... No dice.

Ended up taking the motor out and after a half hour YouTube-Ing and searching forums, I pulled the engine apart. Right side cylinder was STUCK. Bad enough where I'm going to order new pistons and rings. However, I believe for good measure I'm going to have the cylinders bored out a millimeter or so and order larger pistons from dime city.

Any suggestions on who could hone it? I've got a great Chevy LT1/LS1 guy I know. Think he could hone them? Or a Harley dealer? I doubt honda does that. They're more of a turn and burn dealer.

I know I'm gonna have to spend some money now. But without being a total penny pincher, I'd like to at least not go with the most expensive route.


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