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Title: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 17, 2010, 02:01:53
Hey guys, Started with this 750F.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/04-21-10168.jpg)

Built this cafe / rat bike for fun.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/09-03-10077.jpg)

I was very happy with this lowered / bobbed cafe look and enjoyed cruising around. I then got very tired of that big stock tailight so added a nice little cat eye style tail light. This opened up a bunch of room in the rear end so I started messin with the stock tail cowl. I trimmed and shaped it into a small type of solo seat that is bolted right to the seat pan. I think it looks way cool and decided to keep it. I also extended and braced the swingarm and it looks killer. I just have to decide on the final hieght of the tail end when I get my shocks and extensions in next week. My dilema is that my cafe racer now seems to look more like a street fighter. I like both looks but I dont know. Give me your thoughts. Should I set up the rear end high, sort of like a super bike / fighter, or low, more cafe-ish. But I dont think the tail end will look good in a low set up with that cowl on there. Oh well, decisions, decisions.  

Current look. More fighter-ish no??? Opinions????

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/020.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-1.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-4.jpg)

Custom tail from the front

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/019.jpg)



Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Oct 18, 2010, 10:45:03
:golfclap: VERY much better! don't take this as negativity since I liked the way your bike looked before but the seat and taillight work is exactly what it needed. Bravo sir..

This is also the same style idea I had planned for my cb900. I was gonna do straight cafe but as I've thought on it more and more..its getting fighter'd

Gray
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: pawn on Oct 18, 2010, 22:19:55
stay wth this look it's much better than the cafe lump you had going. It was mad max before, now it's cool! Lift of the seat cover and putt some batting in there and pull tighter. You won't have any lumps.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: drummershoes on Oct 19, 2010, 02:04:27


  I second that def. Stay with this look it seems to flow a lot better with the modified seat cowl/ stock seatpan combo.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 19, 2010, 02:10:46
Thanx, I like it also. Will have more pics soon as my shocks came in today.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 19, 2010, 12:53:59
Got everything bolted up today. Just have to fit the chain.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-1.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-2.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/008.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: pawn on Oct 19, 2010, 14:32:11
what rear is that? I wasn't paying attention the first time around...it looks awesome with that new swingarm...nice and long and low but not too much of either...just rightt
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Oct 19, 2010, 14:59:57
Much better mate, that's got real potential now!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: hurley209 on Oct 19, 2010, 15:28:21
i agree looks waaay better.
any thoughts on painting it?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 20, 2010, 01:17:08
what rear is that? I wasn't paying attention the first time around...it looks awesome with that new swingarm...nice and long and low but not too much of either...just rightt

I had the stock arm extended 4 inches from the front side and braced, repostioned the rear signals, new cat eye tailight and trimmed the stock tail and bolted it to the seat to make a custom solo seat.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 20, 2010, 01:18:30
i agree looks waaay better.
any thoughts on painting it?

Paint would be a slap in the face for the punisher!!!!!!!! It will stay industrial flat black. Thanx for the compliment though. ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: pawn on Oct 20, 2010, 09:31:15
proper answer!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: hurley209 on Oct 20, 2010, 13:22:54
haha cool man.  ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 20, 2010, 14:36:51
man as i let you know on streetfighters... LOVE this new set up! night and day diff!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: teazer on Oct 25, 2010, 11:16:56
Starting to look much better and more complete/integrated.  Fighters usually have higher bars, so if you're looking for a label, this one is more of a Street Rod - long and low to drag from one spot to another.  Fighters are more of a guerilla - urban fighter, get through traffic type look.

I like it.  I'd use a thin LED strip under the HONDA decal for an even more minimal rear end look. I'd paint it back on black as a sort of classy stealth fighter look.  Flat black is a bit 1990s.

just MHO.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 27, 2010, 01:42:34
Better pic. Cleaned up the side cover and exhaust can.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: CrescentSon on Oct 27, 2010, 09:59:53
Might not be worth the headache, but I'm feeling the need for fatter USD forks. Although that sucker is looking f'n mean as is.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 27, 2010, 11:07:52
or some upper fork covers (maybe brass pipe would look trick) and some boots
i love how that sucker came out!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 27, 2010, 13:07:37
Might not be worth the headache, but I'm feeling the need for fatter USD forks. Although that sucker is looking f'n mean as is.

I am considering several winter projects. Modern front end, modern wheels, maybe an engine swap. I just have to see what parts I come across on ebay etc and what direction I go. One thing for sure, this baby is not done yet, just moving in the right direction.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Oct 27, 2010, 13:33:10
Wheelie bar and a nitrous tank!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 22, 2010, 15:55:49
Ok, update time. Landed a CBR 600F2 rear wheel, tire, caliper, caliper arm, axle and spacers. The whole thing bolted up with no special spacers or mods. I did lose a ton of ride hieght because the wheel is one inch shorter that the stock one and I could not use the shock extenders as there was NO clearance by the rear sprocket hub bolts and the lower shock mount. I will have to move the lower shock mounts farther up the swingarm to get my hieght back. Should be a pretty easy fix. Now have to turn attention toward front end.

New 170 vs old 130
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/wheel001.jpg)

On bike
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-7.jpg)

tight squeeze for hub bolts and shock lower mount. but tire is centered and chain is straight
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-2.jpg)

ride hieght is way too low
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-3.jpg)

Will shoot for this hieght by moving shock mount forward on swingarm
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-5.jpg)

Only have to move it forward a few inches
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-8.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Nov 22, 2010, 17:29:29
looks sharp! is it longer than stock?

Louie
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 22, 2010, 17:38:08
The swingarm was extended 4" on the front end side and braced. I also trimmed the rear of the frame off. The cut frame and extended swingarm toether make it look longer than it really is.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Nov 23, 2010, 00:59:56
oh nice...i'll be keeping notes on that swap for the 900f...i'm looking for a relatively easy wheel swap for 17's
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 23, 2010, 19:23:43
Moved my shock mounts forward on the swinger. Got my shocks back into the proper geometry and got my ride hieght back.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-6.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-3.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-3.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: silverstonepgt on Nov 23, 2010, 21:36:09
Man, that flow really makes me wanna put my sidecovers back on!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs988.snc4/76192_10100413043279774_2332510_68664416_3823167_n.jpg)

How comfy is the seat you ended up with?  I'm just running with a couple layers of closed cell foam, kinda want some more!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 23, 2010, 23:31:08
Man, that flow really makes me wanna put my sidecovers back on!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs988.snc4/76192_10100413043279774_2332510_68664416_3823167_n.jpg)

How comfy is the seat you ended up with?  I'm just running with a couple layers of closed cell foam, kinda want some more!

Thanx, I like the side covers myself. I understand the urge to rip them off because I did a few times, just couldnt make all the shit underneath look good so I left them. Then when I made my little custom tail it did sem all to flow together.

The seat is pretty thin but it gets the job done. I couldnt stand the big, thick, ugly stock configuration so I ripped it apart. 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Nov 27, 2010, 01:49:18
Man, that flow really makes me wanna put my sidecovers back on!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs988.snc4/76192_10100413043279774_2332510_68664416_3823167_n.jpg)

How comfy is the seat you ended up with?  I'm just running with a couple layers of closed cell foam, kinda want some more!

Looks great so far... You should try and match the front whell with the rear one
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dirty Dan on Nov 27, 2010, 17:39:01
I think you quoted the wrong picture there, slick :P

But yeah, what do you think it would take to get the matching CBR wheel on the front?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 28, 2010, 00:51:09
I have a CBR front wheel on the way from flea bay. When I get it all mounted up I will update with pics. The CBR front wheel will mount up to the stock forks and calipers with only some spacer adjustments so it should be pretty straight forward, I hope. 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dirty Dan on Nov 28, 2010, 18:12:07
Awesome, looking forward to those pics.

Thought about going with a CBR wheel+Fork+swingarm on my CB350... like the big tough tire look, then I realized it's absolutely overkill for my little 350...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 02, 2010, 17:33:58
Got bored waiting for my front wheel so I put the honda emblems back on the tank. Will probably rip them back off when I get bored next week. I also landed a 94 CBR front fender for $10.00 from a salvage place, cant beat that price. Should have front wheel by the 6th, will post up pics when it is on.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 02, 2010, 18:49:17
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-3.jpg)

I cant believe how GREAT that looks!!..

just a thought... how about putting twin headlights like on an old gsxr, (or a triumph tripple), and mounting low where your horns are? so that it sits level with the top of the tank... It will make the bike look lower than it really is..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuki-GSXR-750-1100-Head-light-86-87-88-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4aa6b34ce6QQitemZ320624348390QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuki-GSXR-750-1100-Head-light-86-87-88-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4aa6b34ce6QQitemZ320624348390QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories)

Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 02, 2010, 19:07:39
I actually considered dual head lights from an old GSXR and was looking around for some on ebay. Never got around to buying them. Now I am waiting for this front wheel and planning motor work for this winter. I will probably get around to the duals before spring.

Thanx for the compliment also.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 09, 2010, 23:49:47
Front wheel came in. I have to have the center sleeve and right side spacer made before it is mount for good but I couldnt resist hanging it on there just to get a look see. I also landed a 94 F2 front fender for $10.00 on flea bay.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-7.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-5.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-6.jpg)

Will post some nice full bike photos when it is on permanently, maybe this weekend if the machine shop can bang out those spacers tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 10, 2010, 15:44:06
Very nice!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 11, 2010, 00:20:38
Loco, you spurred my interest in the dual lights again and I found one on fleabay with the mounting cage. Bolted it up tonight, may stay with it, Feedback / opions please.

PS. wife dropped the camera and fucked it all up. Bottom of the assembly and horn assembly is not brown, camera is screwed.

And, yea, yea, will probably get the smaller turn sigs

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/010-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Dec 11, 2010, 02:27:59
I really like the wheels...I'm planning the same for mine...not sure on the lights, but they aren't too bad. One question..is there any other front fender you could run? I've seen many use that specific one on these bike and it just doesn't look right to me....but that's just my opinion. Anyway this one is looking really slick...i'd rock the hell out of it everyday..
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: rod185651 on Dec 11, 2010, 21:36:22
I really like the rat fighter look mate, I'm not a fan of the Gixxer headlights though, they seem to me to big for your bike. What about using some smaller dominator style headlights? You could even mount them vertically for a different look?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 15, 2010, 21:42:08
All mounted up. :o

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-5.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-7.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: hurley209 on Dec 16, 2010, 19:25:47
i dig it
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 16, 2010, 21:15:39
Loco, you spurred my interest in the dual lights again and I found one on fleabay with the mounting cage. Bolted it up tonight, may stay with it, Feedback / opions please.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/010-3.jpg)

MAN!!. I LOVE IT!!.. It looks wicked!!!..  Is it possible to lower the headlights down the tube by about 2 inches more?...

Now you just need a vintage motocross mask in the front of those lights to finish it off!!.. :)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0366.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_1205-1.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0415.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_1385.jpg)

And I just happen to have one for ya!!
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/3%20Quarter%20helmets/IMG_2355.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 16, 2010, 23:32:01
It took quite a bit of work to mount it up. I sorta like the hieght where it is. Thanx for the compliments.

Your bike looks sick!! :o
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: two-smoker on Dec 19, 2010, 19:27:38
I gotta be honest, I liked the look of the original comstars better with the extended swingarm.... The smaller rear wheel makes the swingarm look too long. Or maybe it's up too high in back. Regardless, just my opinion.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 20, 2010, 00:51:47
I gotta be honest, I liked the look of the original comstars better with the extended swingarm.... The smaller rear wheel makes the swingarm look too long. Or maybe it's up too high in back. Regardless, just my opinion.

Your killin me bro!! It took a shit pile of work to get those wheels on there. I like the CBR wheel look WAY better than the comstars. Also, you wouldnt believe the weight difference. The comstars weigh a friggin ton!!! ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: two-smoker on Dec 20, 2010, 12:23:15
Hey, not tryin to knock it, just giving an opinion. It's your bike, and you gotta do what YOU want, not listen to someone else. Especially me- I'm notoriously difficult. LOL
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 20, 2010, 12:30:04
i love the new wheels not diggin the duel headlight... i think Loco is on to something with the mask there... with as clean and tight as the rest of the bike is that just looks like i is un finished. man i have to say i really love how this bike is shaping up! what a great take on a bike that people other wise shy away from to trick out... love it!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 20, 2010, 14:24:39
I'm on the other side of that fence. I actually dig the comstars for once. And I dig the bigger wheel (why I bought a 18" x 4.5 spoked rim and 150-70-18 tire).

I am also thinking about doing the dual head light thing more along the lines of a road racer.

I do appreciate your ideas tho.

Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 03, 2011, 19:31:47
new camera, better pic
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-03-11004.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-03-11003.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-03-11005.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Jan 03, 2011, 19:57:49
...damn.....
I tried man, I love what you're doing over all, I just wish that swing arm wasn't so long.
I really try not to criticize other people's builds.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 03, 2011, 22:32:26
Gee Swag, it is only 4 inches over!!! Any less and I felt it would not be noticable and therefore not worth the cost. Any longer and it would really affect the handling. Tried to find a happy middle ground of looking a little longer but not a total stretched drag bike.
 
I understand everybody has there own taste and this look works for me. I dont take your comments as "critizism", just your taste, no worries!!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Jan 03, 2011, 23:31:14
its definitely come a long way...I'm digging it all...now i'm gonna have to change mine around so it doesn't look just like yours..lol


Gray
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 03, 2011, 23:41:52
Post a pic or two. Have I seen yours? I love all pics, dont worry about hijacking my thread, all pics welcome. :)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 03, 2011, 23:46:17
Now I remember, you have the blue 900F correct. I saw it over at customfighters.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Jan 04, 2011, 00:22:40
Now I remember, you have the blue 900F correct. I saw it over at customfighters.

that would def. be me...I'm kinda waiting to post a thread over here till I've got something more than just taking stuff apart

Gray
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Jan 04, 2011, 13:00:14
Ctluba: I'm glad you're not taking my input poorly. Like I said, I don't like to criticize people's builds generally because it's almost always NOT taken well.
As for the rear end, if you're reasoning for doing it was to 'be noticed' well...mission accomplished.

In my mind (and as you pointed out, my tastes) I want to build first for performance eg; if it doesn't help handling/power.stopping.....don't do it. Some bikes desperately need a couple inches out back for weight bias, dunno about the later CBs like yours.
But also, if I want the changes noticed by the upper echelon, not spoon fed to the unwashed...if that makes sense. I state this in this manner to illustrate my point, not to toss barbs but you're reasonable so I feel like you'll know that (more for other's).

As I said, I like what you've done but it does look reeeaaally long.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 04, 2011, 14:11:46
i think that the smaller wheels just make it look a bit longer... i am still not feeling the headlight. maybe make a cover for it to tie it in a bit more...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 04, 2011, 14:24:37
Ctluba: I'm glad you're not taking my input poorly. Like I said, I don't like to criticize people's builds generally because it's almost always NOT taken well.
As for the rear end, if you're reasoning for doing it was to 'be noticed' well...mission accomplished.

In my mind (and as you pointed out, my tastes) I want to build first for performance eg; if it doesn't help handling/power.stopping.....don't do it. Some bikes desperately need a couple inches out back for weight bias, dunno about the later CBs like yours.
But also, if I want the changes noticed by the upper echelon, not spoon fed to the unwashed...if that makes sense. I state this in this manner to illustrate my point, not to toss barbs but you're reasonable so I feel like you'll know that (more for other's).

As I said, I like what you've done but it does look reeeaaally long.

I here ya about not doing if it doesnt help performance. But if I were soley looking for the best performance I would not have bought a 30 year old bike that weighs a ton and has 30 year old performance. I would have bought a gixxer or some other modern ride that will blow the doors off my CB, no matter how much money I dump into this monster.

I bought this bike to build a cruiser / muscle bike that will look unlike any of the hundreds of gixxers or other plastic lumps out there. Just to cruise around and look mean!!!!!!!! Anyway, cant wait til spring!!!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Jan 04, 2011, 14:59:04
I bought this bike to build a cruiser / muscle bike that will look unlike any of the hundreds of gixxers or other plastic lumps out there. Just to cruise around and look mean!!!!!!!! Anyway, cant wait til spring!!!

Well said!...of course that's why I also bought a Buell...NO ONE has them around where I live

This thread gets me pumped about building my CB, I think tonight after I put the new intake on my Buell I'll stip more stuff off the CB..lol

Gray
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 08, 2011, 21:54:24
that was hard pullin that motor >:(
 
Parts arrive next week.
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-08-11025.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-08-11024.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 09, 2011, 07:50:54
i think that the smaller wheels just make it look a bit longer...

I'm thinking the shortened seat has a lot to do with it too. The front 3/4 of the bike is very compact and 'full', then the rear is very open. The rear tire is kind of hanging out in the middle of nowhere by itself. I like the bike, for sure, but you either need to do something to draw the eye from the gap between the tire and the seat, or make it more of a focal point to make it seem that the imbalance was intentional. Keep up the great work, still excited to see where this goes.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 14, 2011, 01:54:47
Use caution, bike porn ahead!!!
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-14-11010.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-14-11013.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-14-11012.jpg)
 
And yes, Tanker is on guard duty in case any of you fookers tries to snaggle me parts!!! (My first attempt at a british accent, not bad eh)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-11-11003.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 14, 2011, 10:15:59
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-11-11003.jpg)

IDK, he looks like a lover not a fighter...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Spalding on Jan 20, 2011, 22:40:14
F yeah..  bull mastiff.  Best dogs ever.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Jan 21, 2011, 00:59:02
Ive got a nice female boxer that could distract him for a while.
 
 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on May 10, 2011, 00:08:39
Almost done, odds and ends. Changing from clip ons to superbike bars.
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/008-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: philbrewer on May 26, 2011, 14:14:48
Very nice transformation. Good work sir!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Jun 07, 2011, 17:55:29
Looks good... but you need to shorten the exhaust a little... not the can just the pipe.. It would look better if the can ended at the shock...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: eric2281 on Jun 13, 2011, 13:29:30
Looks great! Can you please post the details of the front end swap and rear wheel fitment?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jun 23, 2011, 02:18:25
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-8.jpg)
 
Eric, wheel and front end info on next page.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jun 23, 2011, 02:24:39
Looks great! Can you please post the details of the front end swap and rear wheel fitment?

Hey eric,

The front end is from a kawasaki 636. I had the CB stem modified and pressed into the 636 lower triple ($85.00) and then just bolted the front end on with new all balls bearings. The rear wheel is CBR F2 wheel. It bolts directly on to the stock CB swingarm. You have to use the F2 brake caliper and brake arm and fab up a stay for the brake arm on the swingarm but it is not a huge deal. I played around with the CB and CBR spacers until I found the combination that fit properly and just bolted it up. The single best upgrade on these bikes is the F2 wheels. Good Luck.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: eric2281 on Jun 23, 2011, 11:02:28
Thanks for the info. Keep up the kick-@$$ work!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ndromb on Jul 01, 2011, 02:39:04
That front end really set it off.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Aug 19, 2011, 12:58:15
Hey man, little bored today.
 
I know, I can post some pics!!!! ;D
 
Love this bike
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/SPENCERCB.jpg)
 
A couple of the punisher
 
 (http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-20.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-19.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-24.jpg)
 
Screw it, how about vid too!!!!!!!
 
1981 CB750F SUPER SPORT, THE PUNISHER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSsFGbSMo4#)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Aug 19, 2011, 17:29:03
GSXR carbs... More info please.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Aug 20, 2011, 00:54:44
The carbs are Mikuni BST36SS 36mm carbs from an 89 GSXR 750 sling shot. This is a common upgrade for these bikes over at the CB1100F.net forum as the prevailing opinion there is that the stock carbs are not very good. They were a breeze to hook up. The spacing is a little off from the stockers so you cannot use the stock boots. I made mine from radiator hose and they work great. The carbs already had a dyno jet kit installed when I bought them. I mounted them up and had a guy tune and synch them for me. Took about 10 minutes to get tuned and the bike screams with them.
 
Besides the F2 wheels, I would say this is the next best upgrade for these bikes.  8)
 
 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Aug 20, 2011, 10:21:17
What about the push pull throttle cables? Can you get me a better picture?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 20, 2011, 10:30:48
I love this bike... been following its evolution on the fighter forum. love it man, the swing arm just makes it for me... love the sound!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Aug 20, 2011, 14:11:34
What about the push pull throttle cables? Can you get me a better picture?

I just ran a single throttle cable. No push pull set up. The only problem I ran into is that the stock throttle cable is about 3/4" too long, even adjusted all the way out. I ordered a custom throttle cable from motion pro for like 35 or 40 bucks. I also shortened the stock cable on my own. I planned to use it until the custom cable was delivered. The custom cable came in and I never hooked it up. My shortened cable is working fine, so I have an extra if I ever need it.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Aug 20, 2011, 14:11:59
I love this bike... been following its evolution on the fighter forum. love it man, the swing arm just makes it for me... love the sound!

Thanx bro
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Sep 07, 2011, 01:08:51
I didnt really document the build in this thread. Mainly did that over at the CB forum. Here are some pics from the build I thought you would find interesting.
 
Motor comes out
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/01-27-11007.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-6.jpg)
 
New front end
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/029.jpg)
 
Gotta swap those steering stems
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-11.jpg)
 
swappy done
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-17.jpg)
 
test fit
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/032.jpg)
 
Motor back with 823 kit, 900 cams, gixxer carbs, valve job, gasket kit, cam chain adjuster, paint..........
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/011-1.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/009-3.jpg)
 
first edition with clip ons and gixxer head lamps
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/011-3.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/013-1.jpg)
 
My friggin wife came in the garage again!!
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/buy-thongs.jpg)
 
Maybe next time
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/100527_6.jpg)
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/100527_5.jpg)
 
 
Yes, tank is still on guard duty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/024-1.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Sep 07, 2011, 20:54:19
Its rainin, I'm bored, how about playin in the garage with some parts I got layin around!!!
 
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Sep 08, 2011, 08:30:19
In Japan, Thats HUGE!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Unkle Duke on Sep 21, 2011, 20:45:11
That looks awesome. This is pretty much exactly what I've been thinking about doing to my spare cb450S but with spoke wheels and something different for a rear pod. Just have to find spoke rims with provision for dual front disc and rear drum.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: AdrianVall on Sep 27, 2011, 16:55:29
SICK man! Very nice ride bro.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 28, 2011, 03:44:13
Adrian i knew you would love that scoot man, is that not insane! love the streched arm!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 17, 2011, 15:16:09
Lets get to work!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted:

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-50.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-43.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-44.jpg)

First loose mock up

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-36.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-33.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-22.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/008-19.jpg)


To finish this up I am going to get some bushings to bring the 16mm pivot bolt up the 25mm swinger hole. Then have some tabs welded on to the swinger to run the dual shocks. If I get lucky this may be on the road this weekend.!! 8)

I really liked that custom swinger, but man that bitch weighed a metric ton!!!!!!! I bet I dropped at least 5lbs!! ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Nov 17, 2011, 15:37:27
Ya know, for me this shores up the bike really nicely. The first swingarm you made(?) was cool but just looked too long. This one however while still longer than stock looks far better! Good choice..
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 17, 2011, 16:15:07
tire looks monster man!!!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 17, 2011, 16:24:44
+1 on the new swinger!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Nov 17, 2011, 16:55:03
Big improvement across the board. Great job!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 17, 2011, 21:25:49
Ok, I gotta share this story. So to make this swinger work I have to shim / bush the 16mm stock pivot bolt up to the 25mm hole in the swinger. There is actually a company in Ct that specailizes in bushings. I used them to do my GT swinger conversion, only cost like 50 bucks. So it turns out they have a bushing with the 16mm ID and 25mm OD. Problem is that they are only 16mm long so I would need like 10 of them just to do a couple or inches on each side of the pivot bolt and fashion some kind of cheap spacer in the center. Well, that was the plan anyway.....................$18.00 each, change the plan!!!!!!!!!! 

So I am at the hardware store looking at every pipe, bushing, washer.................any fuckin thing I can think of. The girls at the counter think I am some kinf of wierdo because I am in there for like an hour measuring shit with my micrometer. So I give up.

I go home and I am sittin there drinkin a brewski and I think, well I may as well look at the stock swing arm and see if I can scavenge anything off it. I pulled the bearing end caps off and I see a line, indicating that there is some sort of sleeve in there. I start to tap it with the hammer and a punch and the whole thing comes out. A full length bushing that the stock pivot bolt runs through. I am like well, I may as well see how far off it is from fitting in the gixxer swinger.............................................A PERFECT FIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DONT NEED A THING MADE TO FIT THIS SWINGER ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am still in shock. Cant believe my luck.  :o  :D  :o  :D  :o  :D  :o
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: stroker crazy on Nov 17, 2011, 22:18:54
Shock and awe!!

Stories like that don't come up too often.

Crazy
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 24, 2011, 11:35:35
Your not workin on that damm bike on thanksgiving morning.....................................SHUUUUUUT UP!!!! :lol:  :lol:

Had a few minutes to get the arm bolted up this morning. Still have some odds and ends to take care of but pretty much done. Need some spacers (washers :lol:  :lol: ) to move the top of the shocks out maybe an 1/8 or 1/4 inch, the nuts are not tightened down in the pics. Have to throw the chain on, but I knelt down behind the bike and eye balled the sprockets and I'll tell ya they look straight on!!!! Oh yes, everybody will be happy to know that this arm is a few inches (I forget the exact amount) shorter than the extended arm. :D

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D  :D

Shake out spin this weekend.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-51.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-44.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-45.jpg)

The welder did a great job for $40.00

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-37.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-26.jpg)

Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Nov 25, 2011, 15:28:39
Looking very good :o
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 29, 2011, 19:27:19
Parts on the way for next update.

Will look like this when mounted up.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/Daytona2010227.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: teazer on Nov 29, 2011, 23:59:38
We do need more Freddie Rep's. They are the 80's equivalent of cafe racers. 
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 04, 2011, 13:14:40
Project "Super Bike oil cooler" gets under way.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/Daytona2010227.jpg)

I have all the parts except the friggin cooler and I have to grab some longer lines. FedEx tracking says the cooler is in Windsor Locks loaded on the truck, but wont be delivered until Monday. I called them and said I would drive up and get the bastard and they gave some bull shit about the truck being out for service. Ok, you mean you dont want to hang around on Saturday afternoon waiting for some obssessive compulsive wierdo to drive up there :wink: 

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-47.jpg)

Drainin the punishers blood!!!!!!! May as well do my annual wire brush and high temp paint job on the old yoshi!!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-39.jpg)

This prick been there since 1981, wont budge!!!!!!!!!!! even after takin the bolts out, ahhh I'll get it.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-36.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 04, 2011, 18:42:24
Well that only took 2 hours!!!!  ;D

Its hard to break through 30 years of baked on!!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-55.jpg)

Now, any tips on 30 year baked on gasket removal??? I stopped in at NAPA figurin there has to be a product to loosen up old gasket crud.....nothin.

The plate I bought with the 1100 cooler parts looks identical to the plate that was in the bike. Is there any difference??

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-49.jpg)

Oh what a mess!! I could have ridden the poor punisher today.  :(

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-48.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 05, 2011, 21:40:43
Holy crap!!!!! Did someone around here say this was an easy job??? Man oh man, maybe if I knew what the hell I was doin it would go quicker, but I must have 10 hours invested so far and I am about half way done!!!

To go from this.....
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-55.jpg)

To this, took about 2 hours of scraping with the friggin razor. Just no easy way to get your hands in there, and man was that thing baked on!!!  :(
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-50.jpg)

Removing the old oil pan gasket off the bottom of the motor was way easier, believe it or not. It was sorta easy to lay on my back and get both hands up under there. It only took like 15 minutes. Then rubbed all the surfaces down with scotch clothe.

Painted up my new oil pan. Wire wheeled and painted the yoshi. I am waitin for my AN8 90 degree fittings and hoses to come in, scheduled for tomorrow. Got the fittings and hoses from a place called "extreme psi", huge selection. I am running regular black hoses and I am going to use the stock wire / spring guards on them after I clean them up. Should be a different look compared to everybody and thier brother who runs stainless lines. Yes, the stainless are superior, just going for a different look. (and dont want to have custom fittings made for the oil pan to accept the stainless lines!!!  ;D)
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-56.jpg)

Just finished up my mounting braket. Just need my buddy to get over here with his welder. 8)

Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 07, 2011, 01:07:14
Custom Ctluba cooler bracket. Just "roughed out" right now. Edges will be striaghtened up and smoothed and painted after welding. The small "v" on the end on the straight piece will be welded to the steering head just above the steering stop.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-57.jpg)

On the cooler

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-51.jpg)

Sorta where it will be on the bike, little tighter up under the lamp

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-50.jpg)

Fittings to come off the top of the cooler to the lines

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-37.jpg)

Can someone look at thier 1100 or 900 and tell me if these fittings are supposed to be pointing outboard, like this, or switched around and pointing inboard :?:  :?  :?:

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-40.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: teazer on Dec 07, 2011, 01:26:54
Don't stock hoses come up between the center pipes as a pair ie close together, so that would mean swapping the fittings around.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 07, 2011, 02:22:27
That makes sense!! ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Dec 07, 2011, 03:03:01
I woulda used a brass wire brush on My dremel tool to clean that old gasket off.... works like a charm....
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 07, 2011, 14:10:58
Yup! As long as you use a brass wheel and nothing more abrasive(don't ask how i know this...) you can rip right thru old dead gaskets like a charm.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Dezmodromic on Dec 07, 2011, 14:25:10
Can someone look at thier 1100 or 900 and tell me if these fittings are supposed to be pointing outboard, like this, or switched around and pointing inboard :?:  :?  :?:
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-40.jpg)

I'll check for you when I get home tonight
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 07, 2011, 22:13:20
Thanx smity, but I already got the info on the CB forum. They go as pictured, to be able to clear the oil filter. ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 08, 2011, 01:38:28
I was a little concerned that the small length of steel I was going to use to mount the cooler to the steering head may not have enough strength during riding, vibration and hitting bumps etc. I knew I would use that stock brake stay someday!!! Much more meat to it. Plus being a pipe it supports itself much better than a flat piece of steel stock.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-59.jpg)

I looked up "bad ass" in the webster dictionary and I saw the following photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D >:( ;D >:( ;D

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-53.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-52.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-41.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-26.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-38.jpg)

I rocked the front end back and forth to full steering lock, since the set up is welded to the frame there were no problems with the cooler or the lines. I was originally planning to have the lines run to the top of the cooler, but the headlight would hit them, so I ran the lines to the bottom of the cooler. I held my breath, hit the strat button, and she fired right up. After a few tense moments the oil light went off!!!!!!!!!!!!! Runs great, I am so stoked that I pulled this off. Well, I should wait until I can take a shake out spin, but so far so good!!! :D  8)   ;D

Ya, Ya, I need a front tire!!!  ::)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Dec 08, 2011, 03:14:08
Looks good.....

  But what about "drain back" into the sump??
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 08, 2011, 12:19:48
Can you show me exactly what you did for your lines please?

Specifically where they enter and exit the engine?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 08, 2011, 12:23:28
Looks good.....

  But what about "drain back" into the sump??

What do you mean??? This is a CB1100F oil pump set up. I used all the stock parts except for the cooler. As far as how the pump functions and handles oil flow, output and input etc, I let the Honda engineers worry about that.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 08, 2011, 12:25:25
looks great man! just great!!!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 08, 2011, 12:26:29
Can you show me exactly what you did for your lines please?

Hey Rat, what exactly are you lookin for?? The lines are attached to the stock fittings on the oil pan. They run along the frame tubes, up over the triple and down to the cooler fittings. I put a few zip ties along the frame rails to keep the lines centered and away from the header. I also used the stock 1100F line guards which are like big springs that the hoses run through.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 08, 2011, 12:38:00
I mean where you put them on the pump
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 08, 2011, 12:40:02
The oil lines do not attach to the pump. The dual chamber pump is located on the side of the motor near the front sprocket.

Pump on bike (actually a pic of the stock 750 single chamber pump before removal)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-36.jpg)

line fittings on front of pan

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-51.jpg)

The 1100 pump has two chambers. One pumps oil through the motor, the other pumps oil through the cooler.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 08, 2011, 12:47:09
OOOOoooooooo, I'll have to see if my 900C parts engine has a dual chamber.

Thanks!




Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 08, 2011, 12:56:06
If the bike has an oil cooler, it has a dual pump. I think all the 900s had coolers stock. Well, I know the 900F had a cooler, not sure about the C.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 08, 2011, 13:05:50
My other 750K has one, but it is bolted on behind the oil filter.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 08, 2011, 15:40:05
Looks pretty spiff mate but you're gonna want a 2nd mount or at least a brace at the bottom of your cooler. You're only stopping movement along one axis at this point and the bottom of that WILL oscillate back and forth until it fractures the strip mount on top.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 09, 2011, 01:21:41
This is the first mock up of the mount. I can tell you one thing, the mount itself is SOLID!! After my buddy welded it I held it like a handle and picked up the front of the bike just to test its strenght, didnt budge.

If you are talking about the cooler itself flexing, I did not consider that. The thing is very rigid and compact. I dont think it will move at all. The "casing box" or "frame" of the cooler is strong. I will take a look at it again though and maybe tac in a small brace from the bottom edge just prevent any flexing, definately wouldnt hurt anything.  ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 09, 2011, 04:31:24
Vibrations are insistent little bastards, better safe tan sorry. Your bike looks like an animal and that oil cooler up front is pretty tough looking..
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 09, 2011, 14:00:55
Well, I am sittin here doin nothin!!! I got no parts on the way, no plan for any upgrades, basically nothin to look forward to.

May as well post up some pics featuring the new swinger and wheel and the superbike cooler.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/007-28.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-60.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-54.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-53.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-42.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-27.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 09, 2011, 16:54:12
Booyah!
How's it ride?
Do you notice the wheelbase change when turning?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Dec 09, 2011, 17:49:42
That thing is awesome!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 10, 2011, 01:03:44
Thanx for the comp bruno. :)

I actually have only taken it for a couple of short rides with the new rear end. Feels like a different bike with the 180 tire and standard length swinger. Gonna have to take one last shake out spin if I get lucky with the weather before the real winter shit sets in.  :(
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 11, 2011, 01:54:47
Shameless update!!!

I dont know what is with me, have a couple a beers and suddenly I am stickin stickers all over everything!!!!  ;D

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-61.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/002-55.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-54.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: thebronze on Dec 12, 2011, 07:32:47
What do you mean??? This is a CB1100F oil pump set up. I used all the stock parts except for the cooler. As far as how the pump functions and handles oil flow, output and input etc, I let the Honda engineers worry about that.

What I mean is.... With the cooler the bike now takes more oil to fill right?? Well when You shut the bike off the extra oil that fills the cooler and lines will drain back into the sump..... Right?? Wrong??
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 12, 2011, 12:23:53
I filled the bike with oil per the clymer manual, 3.7 quarts. I then  started the bike and let the oil run through the system. Since some oil would now be in the cooler and the lines, I checked the oil and filled it until it came up to the full line on the stick. It just took a little more, it was less than 4 quarts.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Garage Rat on Dec 12, 2011, 12:52:21
Seems my 900C engine has the special oil pan! and oil pump (which looks the same as the 750)

I guess all I need to do is source some lines and a cooler...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Swagger on Dec 12, 2011, 14:30:18
What I mean is.... With the cooler the bike now takes more oil to fill right?? Well when You shut the bike off the extra oil that fills the cooler and lines will drain back into the sump..... Right?? Wrong??
Drain back....the pump may have the requisite check valve built in since it's tapped for lines. Honestly though, since it dumps right back into the sump I doubt any starvation would occur.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Kanticoy on Dec 14, 2011, 12:39:35
The 1100f does have the built in check valve.  No problems.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 31, 2011, 14:40:48
I had a couple of hours before work this morning and chopped the yoshi mid pipe. Cut out 5 inches between the mounting tab and the flange end. Havent fabbed up the mounting point on the rear set plate that luckysox sent to me for FREE yet, but it looks pretty tight so far. Got rid of that ugly mounting strap anyway!! 


Before

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After

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close up

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/015-4.jpg)

I have a new rear set plate for that side. I am going to carve it up just like the one on there but I will leave a mounting tab hanging off the back that will reach out to the tab on the pipe.:D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 01, 2012, 01:19:31
Dude I love this freaking crazy ass machine. That's all.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Jan 01, 2012, 02:51:00
thanx bro. ;D

Gonna try and get the new rear set / pipe mount made up tomorrow. Will post up some pics.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Mar 09, 2012, 16:45:03
The poor punisher goes under the knife again. :'(

I had to get rid of the temporary aluminum sleeve I used when installing the gixxer swinger. JSGauto is making some bushings to get the situation squared away. ;D

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-74.jpg)

Off with the friggin rear end...........................AGAIN!!! :?

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-54.jpg)

  >:( :'( >:(

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-50.jpg)

The parts in question

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/006-35.jpg)

Oh well, at least it will be done right this time, just in time for spring.  ;)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Mar 24, 2012, 17:16:29
Well I got the swinger re-mounted today with the new, proper sized, bushings. Took a pic with no shocks. If I did go mono it would look pretty cool.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-76.jpg)


Couldnt resist a photo op with little brother smoker!!

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-72.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/005-53.jpg)

Also, I have to admit Ive been riding the GT mostly, the punisher has been parked. I took the punisher for a rip today and I'll tell ya, it would blow the the GT out of the water!!! Not even close. The GT is fun as hell to ride and make a bunch of noise, but the CB is WAY faster. :D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: zero on Apr 02, 2012, 20:51:41
That GT looks great!
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: AJWatUC on Sep 03, 2012, 11:02:17
the change to the tail light and seat made a huge difference bike looks great
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Dec 13, 2012, 14:22:45
Punisher got little cleaning today. One side cover came off on the highway....long gone. May buy one in the future, just runnin without them for now. :D

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/001-110.jpg)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Apr 06, 2013, 19:47:40
Little spring time wrenchin today. Battery in, plugs, oil. ;D

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Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: scott s on Apr 07, 2013, 00:14:23
 Where'd you get the bars? Are they just generic Superbike bars or Renthals or ?? Are the 7/8"?
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Apr 07, 2013, 00:26:37
Pro taper fatty bars. Love em!!! ;D

Found a set on ebay for 40 bucks off a YZ125. They are like 70 new. ;)

If I remember correctly they are 1" going through the riser and taper down to standard 7/8 so all the stock controls bolt right on. Therefore the name, Pro....."taper".
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: teazer on Apr 07, 2013, 00:31:52
I used similar Fat Bars of the Phat Trakka and love the look.  They come in different bends and colors too. IIRC mine came from fleabay.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: scott s on Apr 07, 2013, 08:55:14
 Ah, cool...but too bad for me. All of my bikes have 7/8" mounts. :(

 I see a lot of the fat bars for sale cheap on ebay. Are yours just a Super Bike bend or a factory bend? They look perfect.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: teazer on Apr 07, 2013, 11:06:17
You can get Fat Bar adapters that raise the bars an inch or so and slip into the stock lower bar mount. Or if you have rubber mounted bars, get the replacement clamps. All available on flebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Taper-ProTaper-Universal-Mount-Kit-Fat-Bar-Clamps-1-1-8-NEW-/380602572750?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589dae5fce&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Taper-ProTaper-Rubber-Mount-Kit-Fat-Bar-Clamps-1-1-8-NEW-/360625724862?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f6f7ddbe&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Apr 07, 2013, 12:56:28
That second pair of risers, the ones that bolt through the triple clamp, is what I used. Brought the top triple to a machine shop to drill the holes because I dont have a drill press. I think they are a "superbike' bend.

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/009-6.jpg)



Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Apr 22, 2013, 18:55:24
I took the punisher for a rip today. Man I love this bike!!!!!

Pure old school HOT ROD!!!! All the kids on thier plastic bubbles givin me the thumbs up, gotta love it!! 8)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/6225/006ipx.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/006ipx.jpg/)

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Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Drewski on Apr 22, 2013, 21:55:46
That's a great feeling!! Enjoy it... you earned it!!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Apr 22, 2013, 23:23:05
Hey Drew, I had seen your triple, but I never saw that KZ build before. That thing is Billy Bad Ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)

If we lived near each other we could form a gang and terrorize the modern bikes!! LOL ;D
Title: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Drewski on Apr 24, 2013, 22:28:25
Haha! You betcha!! :)
Title: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Walms on Apr 25, 2013, 00:13:44
She looks tuff as nails, love it! Count me in on the terrorizin!!! :)
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: bombsightcycles on May 10, 2013, 11:04:24
ctluba,
saw the Youtube video of the Punisher...inspirational...I have two CB750 SS and neither runs like that...mind sharing some details on that monster?
especially engine mods?
carbs?
ignition mods?
if you've posted that stuff already just tell me to go to hell...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: bombsightcycles on May 10, 2013, 11:05:03
sorry about the double post...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: bombsightcycles on May 10, 2013, 11:24:06
never mind bro...read through the build thread...fuckin awesome...you the man...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on May 11, 2013, 00:19:02
Thanx for the comps. ;D
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: bombsightcycles on May 11, 2013, 00:52:07
thanks for CB1100.net...like that site...not as good as this one though...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: bombsightcycles on May 11, 2013, 00:58:21
tryin to rebuild the stock carbs to get me through the season...lord help me...
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Oct 15, 2013, 22:39:29
I dont know if you guys have seen this. It sooooo bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most bad ass bikes ever, 500cc GP 2 strokers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiYIS7fL3Wc&feature=player_detailpage
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Nov 15, 2013, 17:50:22
Got a little saddle time on the punisher today. Great ride, pullin strong!! 8)

Did I ever mention that I put panty hose covers over the screens on my v stacks??? A little more protection for the mill. You can see how they are brown colored, work perfect!!!! 8)


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Tryin to take pics at different angles to keep from gettin boring!! :lol:

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Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: iGreek on Jan 27, 2014, 20:36:35
That looks perfect man. Everything looks so good together.
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: ctluba on Feb 04, 2014, 19:31:04
Thanx Greek,

I just realized I never posted this vid over here.

This is when I was runnin the F2 wheel and the old extended swinger. Needed a new tire, gotta get rid of the old one!! ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlpagPvaihE&feature=player_detailpage
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: Jay Ace on Feb 04, 2014, 20:04:08
the dog don't give shit
Title: Re: Cafe seems to morph into fighter
Post by: jungalist on Feb 05, 2014, 07:51:27
laughed at feeling the tire after doing the burnout *hot hot hot*