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Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:07:02
OK Guys and Gals,
For reference, lets make this the Official DTT thread for the member's rides only

Lets keep it to a "BEFORE" & "AFTER" pic only... with details of the bike.
You could put up as many posts as you want, (you mabe have 10 bikes like Yellowducky), but lets keep 1 bike/project per post
That way its easier for other members to track down bikes!!

This is a great idea Ease!!...(LOL.. I cant take credit for this one!!)..

;D ;D Well this is KIND OF what i meant, lol. But if it's a sticky than it's just as good, hey by!
NO HIJACKERS!!  
LOL

OK..ok.. I get it Ease... you want comments & questions about the bikes posted on another/new thread...Ok. I'll keep my mouth shut on pics!! ;D

OK gang.. pics only ;D

 ;D
Title: locO 's 75 cb550f
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:10:45
1975 cb550f

Before: (this is actually a pic of Tintin's bike but mine was EXACTLY identical when I bought it)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20cb550f/NAOcb550F4.jpg)

During:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20cb550f/timsJuly520073.jpg)

Now with cb750f Chrome Tank:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20cb550f/IMG_0161.jpg)

Title: locO's 75 cb750f
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:13:05
My Cb750f:

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/100-0028_IMG.jpg)

During:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/TimsSept1320075.jpg)

After:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/IMG_0011.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/IMG_0019.jpg)

Title: locO's 72 cb350
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:14:42
My 72 cb350

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2072%20cb350/NoelOcolPolicy74702549b.jpg)

After:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2072%20cb350/100-0028_IMG-1.jpg)
Title: locO's cb450
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:16:05
My Current cb450

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2074%20CB450/IMAGE_00076.jpg)

During: So Far as of May 27/08
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2074%20CB450/IMG_0031.jpg)

After: July 31 2008
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2074%20CB450/IMG_0303.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2074%20CB450/IMG_0306.jpg)
Title: locO's 72 Norton Commando
Post by: locO leoN on Dec 10, 2007, 11:17:22
72 Norton Commando:

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/Commando%20Project/IMAGE_00061.jpg)

After:
*COming Soon*
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kuyarico on Dec 10, 2007, 11:51:42
A Norton commando noel?? is that your secret project?


Scarcat, nice work on the beemer!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kuyarico on Dec 10, 2007, 16:58:31
Before:
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/kuyarico/moto/CRW_3248.jpg)
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/kuyarico/moto/CRW_3246.jpg)

After:
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/kuyarico/IMG_3616.jpg)
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/kuyarico/IMG_3617.jpg)

I don't have a more recent pic, but I have since ditched the front fender and gone with clipons. I'm planning on doing some rearsets this winter.


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TonUpSoldier on Dec 10, 2007, 17:09:13
Hey Kuyarico how did you like that fairing? Was it noisy? I just picked one up myself and havent installed it yet, but is it at all effective for keeping at least some windblast down?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Dec 10, 2007, 19:12:29
 ;D ;D Well this is KIND OF what i meant, lol. But if it's a sticky than it's just as good, hey by!

NO HIJACKERS!!  
LOL


1983 Yamaha XJ650RK (SECA)


Before:
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/IM000037a.jpg)

Current(er):
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/ConventionCenter2.jpg)

Slightly more current (but dirty):
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/100_1037.jpg)

To Come: Hoping to get frame, tripples, swingarm, case savers (lol), brake stay, and whatever else I can powder coated silver; Install Clip-On's, lower the front a bit more, get a new oil filter housing and mill it down to round (don't need the fins cause I have an oil cooler and it's cold here), wrap the pipes in black glass (pending on oil filter cover - need to mill it in order to get it to fit out with the wrap), install pods, re-jet (again) for pods, re-locate battery and electrics (no room under the hump... plan on mounting the battery in the middle of the frame in plain sight)... Hmm, what else... Sure looks like alot when you write it down :D

OH, and I would LIKE to shave off the top tree to get rid of the clamps before I powdercoat... So if anyone has info / pics of when they did this I'd really appreciate it (PM me or post in a how-to page ;D).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: woody1981 on Dec 10, 2007, 19:21:34
My CB450

Before:

(http://www.jonathanwoodart.com/jwidisk/cb4501.jpg)
(http://www.jonathanwoodart.com/jwidisk/cb4502.jpg)
(http://www.jonathanwoodart.com/jwidisk/cb4503.jpg)

After: Coming Soon... hey everyone else is doing it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TonUpSoldier on Dec 10, 2007, 20:57:18
Somewhat before...dont have a pic of the VERY start
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee182/TheTonUpSoldier/dayone2.jpg)
Lil bit into it
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee182/TheTonUpSoldier/750caff.jpg)
Near currently
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee182/TheTonUpSoldier/100_0217.jpg)
After...stay tuned..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Dec 10, 2007, 21:42:07
1978 Kawasaki KZ650 D1

Before:
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/beforeRight.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/beforeLeft.jpg)

After (so far anyway :) ):
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/WebImages/BlackHead.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/WebImages/StPhilips.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Dec 11, 2007, 10:22:35
Updated on page 6.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Dec 11, 2007, 10:32:25
HerrDeacon
Quote
I was wondering who else on the board had a KZ cafe so I could browse them and probably get some ideas or see how they did certain things.

Some Cafe kz650s:

Here's a link to Scumbag's Cafe: Scumbag's cafe (http://kzrider.com/component/option,com_joomlaboard/Itemid,33/func,view/id,180960/catid,11/limit,20/limitstart,0/)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/cafescumbag.jpg)

And another Dave's 650:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Cafe6501.jpg)

Oh and this was Blake's KZ650 with moked up seat. Bike now belongs to Jerome (Romey) on this site:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Blakes650-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Dec 11, 2007, 10:32:33
My 1975 BMW R75/6 Before and After ;)  Been this way for 32 years.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/BMW/Bikes2006-8.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/BMW/Bikes2006-8.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Dec 11, 2007, 11:25:52
My 1976 CB550F Before and After

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB550F/CB550F20040711001.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB550F/IMG_5886.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kuyarico on Dec 11, 2007, 12:36:00
Hey Kuyarico how did you like that fairing? Was it noisy? I just picked one up myself and havent installed it yet, but is it at all effective for keeping at least some windblast down?

It worked well for keeping the wind down. Mine eventually cracked from pro-longed contact with the brake fluid resevoir. It was tricky fitting the thing. I bought another one, but later decided that I liked the naked look better.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ruckus on Dec 11, 2007, 13:08:05
sweet rides man!... ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Right-shift Ronnie on Dec 11, 2007, 16:28:21
1972 Dunstall Norton 810 MkII Before and After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Dec 11, 2007, 17:42:07
My 1973 CB500K - never did much to it cosmetically.  Replaced bent forks etc.  Lost a ton of money on this one.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB500K/CB500K20040906003.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Dec 11, 2007, 17:49:36
And my 1977 CB750K before and after two friends owned it.  This was my first bike, bought in 1995 or so.  Never rode it.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB750K/TimsCB750inLimehouse000.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB750K/CB750K7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Druro on Dec 12, 2007, 00:21:25
First up... my 1983 GS1100ESD

Before:
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Druro/GS%201100ESD/IM000265.jpg)

After:
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Druro/GS%201100ESD/DSCF0249.jpg)
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Druro/GS%201100ESD/DSCF0247.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Druro on Dec 12, 2007, 00:22:38
My CB 350F

Before:
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Druro/CB/IM000088.jpg)

After:
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Druro/CB/DSCF03311.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dan650plus on Dec 12, 2007, 22:58:32
my 82 xs650 cafe(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u11/dan650plus/02.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoofhearted on Dec 13, 2007, 03:40:32
Being a computer neandertal I don't know how to do multiple photo posting.  So heres my before (40 years ago).  I'll post the after  later.  (http://)(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/weslake/img018.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoofhearted on Dec 13, 2007, 03:45:03
One of its re-incarnations  (1974)(http://)(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/weslake/img001.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoofhearted on Dec 13, 2007, 03:51:08
Its current incarnation (2007)(http://)(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/weslake/IMG_0079.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: motofiaccone on Dec 13, 2007, 08:02:02
That bike above is insane^

Before:

(http://www.fiaccone.com/CafeRacer/CafeDec06/large/cl350_leftside.jpg)

And after:

(http://www.fiaccone.com/CafeRacer/CafeDec2007/CafeRacerLeftSide.jpg)

Total cash outlay was around $1000-$1200s

--Chris
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thebronze on Dec 17, 2007, 21:45:49
My fighter before

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/mybike3.jpg)

during

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/DMC_0012.jpg)

during

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/Picture144.jpg)

during

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/dscn12930yo.jpg)

during

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/Picture032-1.jpg)

done

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/mrgixxer13/bikes/Picture324.jpg)

I have maybe $750 to $800 total into the bike....Blagged and traded to get everything for it.....bike was given to me
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProTeal55 on Dec 25, 2007, 19:45:06
1974 Honda CB450
Before--->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/STOCKCB450.jpg)
During----->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/450-8.jpg)
After---------->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/FALL3.jpg)

My old 1972 Honda CB750
Before --->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/STOCKCB750.jpg)
After -------->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/Spring4.jpg)

2007 Ducati Monster S2R1K
Before --->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/1-1.jpg)
After (or thus far) ----->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/10-31-07.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JKR4 on Dec 28, 2007, 13:01:23
All Awesome bikes ProTeal I look foward to seeing them once the weather gets nice and I can get down to one of the Monday night bike nights.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProTeal55 on Dec 28, 2007, 21:26:45
All Awesome bikes ProTeal I look foward to seeing them once the weather gets nice and I can get down to one of the Monday night bike nights.
For sure man.
Once spring hits I will be living in the city, so all of my scoots will be out and about allot
more than they were this past season..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Dec 31, 2007, 09:27:14
The Lucky Lil Devil (1993 CB250 Nighthawk).... Before


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/thruxton24.jpg)




And After


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/CafeRacer001.jpg)



And Flying


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/th_eca1fc00.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/?action=view&current=eca1fc00.pbr)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProTeal55 on Dec 31, 2007, 14:25:54
Damn thats a change for the better !
Good job........ ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Jan 01, 2008, 23:29:39
Very well done on the 250!  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Jan 02, 2008, 00:50:01
Thanks Guys!   ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Vince Lupo on Jan 02, 2008, 10:38:21
Stupid me never took a good photo when I first bought it.  The 'before' is a scan of a print of an e-mailed image that the previous owner in Chicago sent me, but I think you get the idea of what it looked like.  Rusted out mufflers, torn seat, big ugly turn signals, bad paint, high bars, missing the chain guard and a few other parts.  Ran fairly well though, for what it was at the time....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProTeal55 on Jan 17, 2008, 23:30:31
I gotsa get me one of those tanks for the next CB450 project...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dardoonk on Jan 21, 2008, 01:07:33
1977 Suzuki GS750B
(http://www.triumphrat.net/photogallery/d/38045-2/aad.jpg)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/dardoonk/PICT2267a.jpg)
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/dardoonk/PICT2260a.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TonUpSoldier on Jan 21, 2008, 01:12:11
Still gorgeous! you have a PM btw.. And what pipe is that you are running? A jardine?? whatever it is its sick lookin
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Scratch on Jan 25, 2008, 11:30:58
My 76 CB550 before

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/21-04-07_1734.jpg)

after

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/DSC00177.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DrJ on Jan 25, 2008, 18:47:57
My 76 CB550 before

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/21-04-07_1734.jpg)

after

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/DSC00177.jpg)

Hmm, I kinda like the before bike better.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Scratch on Jan 29, 2008, 15:21:36
I still have some work to do. It's not quite finished yet!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Darkbane on Feb 01, 2008, 19:44:22
'83 Suzuki GS650G

Before: Not my picture, but similar.
(http://www.thegsresources.com/_gallery/images/0044-1.jpg)

After: Sorry for the webmark
(http://www.cgshane.com/pictures/GS650G/GSCafeSeat_03.jpg)
With more modifications coming this summer.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TonUpSoldier on Feb 01, 2008, 20:05:23
You ever get your tank sorted out after the unfortunate incident? Thats still one mean lookin shafty :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Feb 01, 2008, 20:12:09
Beautiful bike Darkbane. The colour is not something I would have ever thought of, but it definitely works, good choice. Nice exhaust too, is it loud?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Nate on Feb 01, 2008, 21:20:27
78xs 650 before. $500 with 10k miles. 750 Tank, ducati knockoff seat and clubmans. Had Dellorto's but those went to my norton, now has 32mm mikuni rounds slavaged from some vintage husky parts I have.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Nate on Feb 01, 2008, 21:23:27
oops...after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rawfish on Feb 03, 2008, 12:14:44
1974 Honda CB450
Before--->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/STOCKCB450.jpg)
During----->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/450-8.jpg)
After---------->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/FALL3.jpg)


One of my favorites!!!!! I've got to figure out how to post pics. of my bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kzromey on Feb 05, 2008, 22:14:02
1978 KZ 650 SR

befah!
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/steadyburn/kz%20650/aspurchased2.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/steadyburn/kz%20650/aspurchased.jpg)

back when an old dude owned it and only put 5K miles, stored it for 15 years,  before sellin it to the guy I got it from...

aftah...stay tuned...(although 78kz has posted something close to what it looks like now)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Darkbane on Feb 05, 2008, 22:31:13
I haven't gotten my tank fixed yet.  The winter has not allowed me to get much done unfortunately.  I think that when I dig into the tank, I'm going to shave the emblems as well.

I do like the color, but I think I'm gonna lighten it up a little.  Maybe an antique white or something.  The color will flow back to the tail piece as well.

Yes...the exhuast is loud.  I'm going to baffle it a bit and wrap the exhuast to get little bit deeper sound out of it this spring.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Feb 09, 2008, 12:50:36
Is this the after pic your thinking of Jerome?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Blakes650-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Gordon on Feb 10, 2008, 07:06:33
Before (Don't have any other pic, around June 2005)
This was when the bike was hardly a few months old. Only thing we had changed was the rear fender.

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/3926/bullet6fqvp2.jpg)

During the process (Around June-2007)
Had installed the clubman bars, goldstar silencer, goldstar seat, cut short rear fender, BSA tail lamp, repainted engine and clutch casing. Bike was also lowered from the rear.

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7830/processux2.jpg)

After (9th Feb, 2008)
Upswept the Goldstar silencer, completed painting of clutch casing and rear fender, shorter front fender, wider front tyre, single rectangular mirror, rearsets, fork boots, open air filter.

The only thing left is the seat cowl. Which is still under process. Will update the pic when its done.

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2076/bgmo3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Feb 10, 2008, 08:28:17
Nice pics Gordon, especially the last one.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: coolatula on Feb 10, 2008, 09:36:59
Very nice bikes guys!

I think the 2008 riding season will be a good year for vintage/cafe style bikes.
 
I also think that we will see a lot more Rat Rod and/or old un-finished/ragged out cars and trucks running around this year.
Hmm... when I was younger we just called these cars "Junkers"!

When I go to a car show I find myself spending much more time looking at the older ratty cars and are pieced together from a bunch of different parts. Most time I speed right on past the 100 point paint/polished up, trailer queens that all someone did is throw money at some builder and say build me a $80,000 show car. Big deal,anyone with deep pockets could do that.

Just the other day while on the road I saw a glimpse of an old slope back(brand/model?),faded blue,40s era 4 door that I would love to buy and cruise around in this Summer.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drifter on Feb 10, 2008, 20:46:07
Okay...here's a pic of the midway point. Quite a bit done sice I got it, but more to do.
1982 XJ650RJ Seca

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kzromey on Feb 12, 2008, 00:47:47
Is this the after pic your thinking of Jerome?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Blakes650-1.jpg)

yyyup! tanks Rob!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: clt750 on Feb 12, 2008, 13:50:32
The Finished pic is a duplicate on other posts, but I figured the two must go together.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/gbma101/Motorcycles/IMG_4199.jpg)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/gbma101/Motorcycles/IMG_4376.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rudy on Feb 18, 2008, 01:43:23
First bike I guess would be the mini chopper I built back in 04.  Started with a Kawi enduro with no engine, chopped and hacked and added a 10HP snowblower engine and lotsa parts from P.A. and some I made myself.

First REAL bike, Kate the XS650.  Got her with clubman bars, wasn't the style I was going for so they got sold eventually.  Lotsa parts from Mike's and some custom FG fenders from Oldy's.  Fabbed just about everything else up myself.  Farmed the rims out to a pro to get polished.  Still starts first kick.

Pics of Odin to follow in a few weeks or so.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shooter on Mar 12, 2008, 21:19:47
Before:

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u262/shooterbucket/21April0751sm.jpg)

After:

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u262/shooterbucket/Cafeseatfit1sm.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: woody1981 on Mar 21, 2008, 11:42:59
As requested here is my official before and after for my CL350.

Here is the list of what I did to her.

• New Avon Road Riders – 100/90-19 front and 120/80-18 rear.
• Removal of the chainguard for new shock and tire clearance.
• Lowered the rear approx 1" with new 12.5" chrome redwing shocks.
• Lowered the front 1.5".
• New bates style 5.75" chrome headlight.
• New alloy headlight ears.
• New blinkers (on the way)
• Modified stock gauge mount to mount stock tach on center and lower.
• New 1.9" white faced speedo (on the way).
• New Motion Pro black clutch, tach and speedo cables... grey throttle and black brake cable were new when I got the bike.
• New Torazzi high-rise clip-ons.
• New grips.
• Removed front fork boots and stock headlight ears.
• Installed 33mm wiper seals on forks.
• Removed GIGANTIC stock taillight assembly and replaced with TINY lucas style unit.
• Removed grab bar.
• Removed mirror.
• Waxed side covers.
• Got 'er all tuned up by my local cool guy, good ol' boy shop... running like a top with new cam seal so no more oil leak.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Mar 23, 2008, 23:26:59
I know most have seen it, but I like showin off my girl.

FROM THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/thruxton24.jpg)

TO THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/CafeRacer001.jpg)

THEN, TO THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/Custom%20250%20Nighthawk/Picture025.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tripler on Mar 24, 2008, 00:08:17
Either way, nice transition. Looks like a lot of fun.  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NJWanker on Mar 24, 2008, 00:18:29
I know most have seen it, but I like showin off my girl.

FROM THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/thruxton24.jpg)

TO THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/CafeRacer001.jpg)

THEN, TO THIS

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/Custom%20250%20Nighthawk/Picture025.jpg)

   Out of curiousity , what's the top speed of that 250 with all your mods ? Pipes , pods , all the shit stripped off , etc .  I thought about getting a 250 Nighthawk to do something like you did.  I rode one for a motorcycle safety course years ago.  I know you can wheelie and stoppy one .  The instructors didn't like that much though ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Mar 24, 2008, 00:38:06
Don't really know top speed, put it'll peg out the speedo.

Speed Mods included:  Stripping all the extra crap off, 30 tooth sprocket (from 32), larger main jet, shimmed the needle in the carb, 104 link chain (from 106), opened up the exhaust with Emgo shorties, and a pod filter.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CanadaDan on Mar 25, 2008, 19:57:55
Stock
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/images/r75_7.gif)

As bought, as riden
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/images/p4252705.jpg)

In touring mode
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/images/pa043051.jpg)

RIP Purple Haze
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/images/pa305152.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/engine4.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/bolts.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/blasted.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/fiberglass_fitting2.jpg)

Mojo is born
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/p7186167.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/p7186166.jpg)
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/p9096624.jpg)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NJWanker on Mar 25, 2008, 20:45:36
    Hardcore pedestrian bagger .  I like it .
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HorrorHo on Mar 27, 2008, 00:32:05
(http://members.shaw.ca/canadadan/bike/p9096624.jpg)

wow!. that HOT, nevermind the bike!

But Ok seriously, a BMW bike? camon. really as a cafe racer?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Mar 27, 2008, 00:55:41
Hey now, don't be hatin' on the BMW's.  This is my before and after pic - bike hasn't been updated or restored in 33 years.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/BMW/Bikes2006-6.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NJWanker on Mar 27, 2008, 10:45:54
wow!. that HOT, nevermind the bike!

But Ok seriously, a BMW bike? camon. really as a cafe racer?
   

   Hell yeah they are . Not the fastest beasts on the road but they'll go.  Besides . Boxers twins are sexy bikes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb 550 guy on Mar 28, 2008, 18:07:06
ok
just now
maybe some changes later
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: oldog on Apr 06, 2008, 21:56:45
Don't have a before cause it came in a basket....
This is after though...
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa278/tobooty2000/Img_0135.jpg)
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa278/tobooty2000/Img_0133.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Apr 06, 2008, 23:20:22
Oldog... That is easily the cleanest CB750 I've seen! :o
(with an airbox)  ;D



Here's another pic of my bikes (taken today, finally sold Dad's goldwing and bought a jack... not an even swap, hah).

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/Katana/0904070011.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kuyarico on Apr 06, 2008, 23:35:39
Don't have a before cause it came in a basket....
This is after though...



that is a thing of beauty! nice job oldog
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: patricke9 on Apr 07, 2008, 01:06:28
Don't have a before cause it came in a basket....
This is after though...


 ;D Very cool!  Hope my CB750 basket case turns out as well, nice job
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dan650plus on Apr 07, 2008, 01:29:23
oldog that is one of the BEST!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scum on Apr 07, 2008, 06:43:53
Here's my '66 Honda 305 SuperHawk.  Well,  theres parts from several Superhawks. Dragged it out of a shed, locked up solid. It wouldn't even roll. I was going to strip it and part it out on ebay, but I took a shine to it and decided to keep it and build a cafe. I built it last winter, picked up a few more parts bikes, used what I needed and parted out the rest. It almost paid for itself. Well sort of.

As I first saw her, Love at first sight I tell ya... She's the beauty on the left.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scum on Apr 07, 2008, 06:46:54
Got it home, and got most of the pine needles out of it...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scum on Apr 07, 2008, 06:52:20
Painted frame (spray bombs rule )
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scum on Apr 07, 2008, 06:55:22
Finished, mostly finished, you never REALLY finish a bike like this.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thrasherbill on Apr 28, 2008, 19:30:57
The day I bought it:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/bike/bike5.jpg)


Taken a few days ago:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/bike/DSCN1608.jpg)

Still a few more changes to come - seat and paint are next.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: S17Racing on May 02, 2008, 07:48:40
I don't have a true before pic but this is what it looks like a week after I bought it . Added bars , altered the fender , added a steering damper , etc. More to come over the winter .


[img width= height= alt=Click to enlarge]http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/4/12019484393.jpg[/img] (http://www.putfile.com/pic/8074729)
[img width= height= alt=Click to enlarge]http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/4/12019484349.jpg[/img] (http://www.putfile.com/pic/8074728)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on May 05, 2008, 13:47:02
Update for the new season.



Some things done over time:
Front fork springs switced to Magnum Progressives.
ATK fork brace
Rear Koni dial a rides shocks
Braced swingarm
Rear fender eliminated
Front fender switched to a plastic GPz model
Brake rotors drilled
SS brake lines
2004 GSXR600 rearsets
Rickman fairing
Honda VF500 chin scoop
Engine rebored one size over
Head ported
K&N air filter in stock air box
Kerker 4>1
Electronic Ignition
Clubman Handle bars
etc.

Before:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/78withpodsbiggerpic.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Winter%2007%20projects/DSC02274.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Winter%2007%20projects/DSC02272.jpg)

Latest:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/rstnick/Goodwoodparkinglotb.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mysta2 on May 28, 2008, 01:04:42
Back in the day:
(http://img400.imageshack.us/img400/3070/bda0248qe.jpg)

(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/305/1123050392we.jpg)

The other day
(http://www.dropbars.com/duc360.jpg)
It's a good thing it's loud 'cause it sure is small!
(http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=450010&d=1211949089)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: anarki650 on May 28, 2008, 01:54:51
Here's the phases my kz650 has gone through in the few years I've had her.  Guess I just like orange!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DME on May 28, 2008, 11:36:08
Here´s mine:

Before:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/cafe19.jpg)



During:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/cafe4.jpg)



After:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/P8170171liten.jpg)




Before:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/before.jpg)



During:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/litenFramhger.jpg)



During:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/DSC01761liten.jpg)



During:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/DSC01733liten.jpg)



Done:

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t101/dm_750/DSC02088liten.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cbcafe on Jun 06, 2008, 18:27:49
DME and oldog, your bikes are just killing me.  What nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gt550guy on Jun 06, 2008, 22:54:34
Heres my GS750/850
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cbcafe on Jun 07, 2008, 20:19:26
Started with 2 bikes worth 200 bucks total.  Took the nighthawk motor (26000 kilos) and regasketed, lapped valves, new valve seals, dynajet kit, 4 into 1 Mac pipe, pods and swapped into 81 cb frame.  Frame was debarbed of all unnecessary brackets and sandblasted along with swingarm and wheels ( chrome shot) and painted polyurethane black.  Body mods were limited to 4 inch bob job on rear fender and a hacked up and reupholstered seat.  Lucas rear light and emgo marker lights along with senior clubman bars round out the major cosmetic changes.  The rest is just refurbished for safety and reliability.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: patricke9 on Jun 08, 2008, 00:45:43
Nice work, Cb650's seem to pop up here in Seattle once and a while, but none look that good.  I'm assuming the picture w/ the snowblower is from a few months ago? It's been below average cold here for a week or so, but no snow  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ROne on Jun 20, 2008, 06:57:25
Well, guess it's my turn  ;D

So, can't claim all the glory for this one, but as you can see I think I am making some improvements in the cosmetic department. Still a work in progress though.

The day I bought my '78 CX500
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/lostiki/MyCX500Cafe_LoRes_side.jpg)

As it looks currently.....work to do on the cockpit (ie: new guages, etc. and removing side covers, adding pod filters, rejet, etc.)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/lostiki/MyCX500Cafe_2_150608_web.jpg)

...and here is the beginning of my wife's 250 Rebel 'Bobber' project.....work to commence soon.
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/lostiki/100_1445.jpg)

BTW......there are some great bikes on h
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cbcafe on Jun 20, 2008, 19:50:41
Your cx looks fabulous!  If that tank is stock,  I'm gonna try to find one for another project!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mambeu on Jun 20, 2008, 22:24:03
Here's my 1979 CX500.  Total investment in this bike, including purchase price, is $410 so far.  Yes, the seat is covered in duct tape.  I have the leather to upholster it properly; I  just haven't yet had the time.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Jun 21, 2008, 00:24:35
Here's my 1979 CX500.  Total investment in this bike, including purchase price, is $410 so far.  Yes, the seat is covered in duct tape.  I have the leather to upholster it properly; I  just haven't yet had the time.

Nice.
Love the duct tape, hah.
Anything to get on the road!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ROne on Jun 21, 2008, 00:52:20
to CBCAFE...... Yes, the tank is stock. The CX tanks do look quite good, they have the perfect lines for a nice Cafe with the big, bulky-ness of them they look quite menacing plus they have the nice 'knee indents' to break it up a little aesthetically.

to Mambeu..... Man, you got a good bargain there, with a little cosmetic work the CX does come up a treat as a Cafe I think.

I honestly never thought that this model Honda could look so good, I was surprised.  :o   ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Jul 04, 2008, 21:07:53
When my buddy got it:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/P1010111.jpg)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/P1010113.jpg)

When I got it: (although this was after I did the rear fender delete)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/100_0703.jpg)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/100_0705.jpg)

Almost there:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/IMG_1837.jpg)

Done for now!!
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/Katie001.jpg)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/valvesprung/Katie015.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctavel on Jul 24, 2008, 11:36:45
So, its more a before and during set of pictures as I still have plenty of work left to do.  I think it is loads better than before--

Before
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2587418623_846fdfe685.jpg?v=0)

During (after for now)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2697945247_1954d8846c.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cbcafe on Jul 24, 2008, 19:32:51
If you can build a cafe seat to match that tank, it's gonna be wild!  How is the handling minus the fender brace?  What are the plans for the pipes?

 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jokuelkaffe on Jul 27, 2008, 22:01:48
here's mine...joe from Hamilton/Burlington

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff37/jokuel/Before001.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff37/jokuel/Done001.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roustabout on Jul 27, 2008, 22:27:18
Cool bike! How does the rear brake work? Do you activate it with your heel? :-\
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: patricke9 on Jul 30, 2008, 19:27:45
Before:
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z144/patricke9/KZ400/1.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z144/patricke9/KZ400/3.jpg)
After- I'm done w/ it (new owner is off to get new tires today)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z144/patricke9/KZ400/DSCF1472.jpg)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z144/patricke9/KZ400/DSCF1475.jpg)
Wasn't planning on selling it, but an offer was made a while ago & the guy hung in there for months while I finished it up & got it on the road.  If I were keeping it I would have started polishing & prep for teardown this winter to paint the frame.  Next up is a 1975 Honda cb200, I'll start a thread in the projects section soon.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jokuelkaffe on Jul 30, 2008, 20:25:22
I just push with the top of my foot....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Lola on Aug 05, 2008, 23:28:11
Very nice!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drifter on Aug 06, 2008, 21:14:14
Here is a pic of my '78 XS650 SE. I am putting clubman bars on it (thanks to a fellow member!) and plan to construct my own rearsets for it. Seat will be swapped to a '78 Standard (roadster) seat to give it a more British look.
This is how it looks now:

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Aug 06, 2008, 21:25:32
My 68 BSA A65LC

Arriving:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2068%20BSA%20Lightening/IMG_0252.jpg)

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2068%20BSA%20Lightening/IMG_0255.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2068%20BSA%20Lightening/IMG_0257.jpg)

After:

Coming soon
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: anarki650 on Aug 06, 2008, 23:55:20
That is such a sweet ass bike!!! 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SilentStrike on Aug 10, 2008, 19:52:41
Thias is my before pic...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roustabout on Aug 10, 2008, 20:22:13
Are you sure that is your bike??? It looks like it's your neighbour's bike that you photographed through the keyhole in his garage door ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SilentStrike on Aug 10, 2008, 20:37:53
Yeahh dude.. cellphone pics sorry about that.....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SilentStrike on Aug 10, 2008, 21:02:27
Final product
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SilentStrike on Aug 10, 2008, 21:06:55
Final product 2
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CaTacl1sm on Aug 10, 2008, 21:39:19
1982 honda cx500c

Before
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14314471_33768448_325.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14314471_33768449_614.jpg)

95% done
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/DSC00759.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/DSC00760.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/DSC00761.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sclay115 on Aug 17, 2008, 11:19:53
Before:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/sclay115/CL350/DSCF0952.jpg)

Pulled it from a shed.

After(as of now):

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/sclay115/CL350/DSCF1989.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/sclay115/CL350/DSCF1987.jpg)

Yea it is dirty, it rains in Florida.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ericngsta on Aug 17, 2008, 18:06:29
that looks great, very clean.   How are you mounting the taillight?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cahurst2001 on Aug 17, 2008, 20:09:47
Before:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2387/2327660581_a18f1cf8f8_b.jpg)

After:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2763766593_c245dab109_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: retaRD on Aug 17, 2008, 20:10:44
'74 RD350

Before:
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/DSCN5461.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/DSCN5459.jpg)

After:
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_5330.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_5332.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_5336.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_5339.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_5341.jpg)


Build Thread (http://usa2strokers.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=27373&PN=1)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 20, 2008, 18:06:08
well... not a cafe but here is the last ones i did... 06 HD st bob & 01 Sportster... i have a ton of these... working on a build right now... i try to build as many as i can, any kind i can!
Before:
(http://i34.tinypic.com/33ys5f5.jpg)
(http://i38.tinypic.com/2rnehlf.jpg)
 Durring:
(http://i34.tinypic.com/fw69zm.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/zl3uyq.jpg)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/rsymua.jpg)

After:
(http://i37.tinypic.com/4htph4.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/wlc9x1.jpg)

One more  05 GSXR750

Before:
Stock GSXR

Durring:
(http://i35.tinypic.com/24nka9z.jpg)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/ofspyb.jpg)

After:
(http://i37.tinypic.com/2gxjija.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bluayeddvl on Aug 24, 2008, 10:49:58
1975 Honda CB550F Super Sport

and 1970 Norton Commando R 750
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Aug 28, 2008, 02:19:04
Hmm. There are some nice bikes on here, but I really liked the before pictures of a lot of them. If I we a lot of you, I'd sell the bike in the before picture and buy a running ratty bike to cafe.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Aug 28, 2008, 07:17:32
Hmm. There are some nice bikes on here, but I really liked the before pictures of a lot of them. If I we a lot of you, I'd sell the bike in the before picture and buy a running ratty bike to cafe.

Well what are you doing on a cafe site then?
haha.

Just kidding, but most of the before pictures look better than the before bikes... If you know what I mean.
It's easy to take a nice picture.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Aug 28, 2008, 10:59:04
I really like the look of a well made Cafe bike, and I have a few really ratty bikes that would be good canidatates. My CB400 Four would never make a good restoration candidate, and will make a sweet Cafe bike when I'm done. But there are a few bikes that I really like the stock look of. I'd really like to restore my '69 CL350 with the stock square muffler back to stock (I don't care for the 70 and later ones so much), and I really like the looks of a couple of the CB750Fs. When I'm done with my CB400F cafe, I have a stock BSA 441 Victor Special to finish, and a 56 Triumph Trophy bobber project. If it's nice (or just rare but complete), I like to keep it nice. If it's more suited for a parts bin, make something cool out of it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Aug 29, 2008, 13:25:44
My DTT GSXR Fighter

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/dadc_20.jpg)

During:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0412.jpg)

Still During:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0516.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0526.jpg)

DOne:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%202000%20GSXR%20750/IMG_0640.jpg)
[youtube=425,350]Xnt78zn5RGw[/youtube]
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 29, 2008, 13:30:45
LOVE THOSE WHITE WHEELS! MY FAV ON THE GSXR!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Aug 29, 2008, 16:41:57
I really like the look of a well made Cafe bike, and I have a few really ratty bikes that would be good canidatates. My CB400 Four would never make a good restoration candidate, and will make a sweet Cafe bike when I'm done. But there are a few bikes that I really like the stock look of. I'd really like to restore my '69 CL350 with the stock square muffler back to stock (I don't care for the 70 and later ones so much), and I really like the looks of a couple of the CB750Fs. When I'm done with my CB400F cafe, I have a stock BSA 441 Victor Special to finish, and a 56 Triumph Trophy bobber project. If it's nice (or just rare but complete), I like to keep it nice. If it's more suited for a parts bin, make something cool out of it.

I couldn't agree with you more...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Aug 30, 2008, 01:25:50
Noel, what did I tell you about letting fat chicks sit on your gas tank??!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: subrock on Aug 31, 2008, 05:16:40
cute little kz200 mom bike turned cafe badass (still some work to go tho)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/tosubrock/27072008001.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/tosubrock/27072008016.jpg)
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/tosubrock/IMG_0027.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HPzie on Aug 31, 2008, 23:49:08
Before
  (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/haitpham/CB750%20build%20up/P1010549.jpg)

After 3mos
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/haitpham/CB750%20build%20up/P1010656.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c47/haitpham/CB750%20build%20up/P1010659.jpg)
Title: cafe shoot
Post by: Gordon on Sep 04, 2008, 06:09:29
A friend took these shots yesterday for me and another cafe friend.

(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/1710/n5020369188974367485cm6.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9127/n5020369188974476329gj6.jpg)
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6894/n5020369188974757613jo3.jpg)
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8643/n5020369188974608198zl0.jpg)
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/3245/n5020369188974505403qw9.jpg)
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/894/n5020369188974713099ps5.jpg)
(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/6489/n5020369188974811037wc9.jpg)
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2746/n5020369188974495178ob9.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 04, 2008, 13:53:09
very cool pics!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Sep 04, 2008, 14:27:10
I'd loose the crash bars though.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: saucer on Sep 05, 2008, 00:26:40
my hellcats
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: saucer on Sep 05, 2008, 02:20:09
one more with druro's 2to1 hooker exhaust
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Druro on Sep 05, 2008, 09:52:14
one more with druro's 2to1 hooker exhaust

Can we get a left side photo??? :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Sep 08, 2008, 14:26:02
saucer,
 awesome rides. I second Druro’s request for a left side photo. and where did you get those cafe seats? I would love to get a hold of one. Again, awesome rides.


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Sep 08, 2008, 14:48:43
Is anyone else having problems with that second picture? It looks corrupted on my home computer (Mac) and work computer (PC).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: saucer on Sep 08, 2008, 21:51:39
Can we get a left side photo??? :)

there you go the pipe was being held up by a stick,
it's properly been wrapped now, but it's raining out so i can't intall it
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: saucer on Sep 08, 2008, 21:55:46
saucer,
 awesome rides. I second Druro’s request for a left side photo. and where did you get those cafe seats? I would love to get a hold of one. Again, awesome rides.

hey thanks, the seat on the black one is a steel hump, custom built by someone locally,the battery is in there, the blue bike's seat is a carpy seat, i still have to make a vinyl cover for it,




Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Druro on Sep 08, 2008, 23:19:28
oh my...  that's nice...  i like. :o

now give back  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ethanol on Sep 09, 2008, 02:36:48
Before:

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2159/pic1jl5.jpg)


After:

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3628/xz78rightside2vj0pu3.jpg)

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8269/pic5uj7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: saucer on Sep 09, 2008, 09:16:44
saucer,
 awesome rides. I second Druro’s request for a left side photo. and where did you get those cafe seats? I would love to get a hold of one. Again, awesome rides.

hey thanks, the seat on the black one is a steel hump, custom built by someone locally,the battery is in there, the blue bike's seat is a carpy seat, i still have to make a vinyl cover for it,




Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mccarleyholmes on Sep 09, 2008, 16:53:16
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/mccarleyholmes/IMG_0087-1.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/mccarleyholmes/IMG_0487.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Sep 23, 2008, 01:15:02
Ethanol:   NICE!  What are you going to do for a tail light, signals and plate?  Nice work on the tank....the whole bike has a nice flow

mccarleyholmes:  Did you chop that front fender or is that fibreglass?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mccarleyholmes on Sep 24, 2008, 03:11:36
chopped fender! ;D
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/mccarleyholmes/good.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lovehertz on Sep 24, 2008, 13:14:10
that's slick
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Oct 01, 2008, 23:10:39
1979 CB750K before and after:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/79CB750Before.jpg)
Before

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/79CB750K042.jpg)
After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Oct 02, 2008, 01:52:26
That's what I like to see here. A rust bucket turned into a sick ass bike. Good work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ericngsta on Oct 05, 2008, 19:58:16
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/ericngsta/bike5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/ericngsta/n14310932_34565725_1477.jpg)

cataclism and i around providence ri.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CaTacl1sm on Oct 19, 2008, 16:05:57
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14310932_34565724_1150.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14310932_34565726_1772.jpg)

moar!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tippy on Oct 21, 2008, 12:11:02
Here it is before

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2671905797_1c9e508e52.jpg?v=0)

And here is after

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2959759503_489a17fd62.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Oct 21, 2008, 22:05:15
Ema Before....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/ema.jpg)

Many moons and ideas later....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/Ema/Ema013-1.jpg)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/crashbass/Ema/Ema015-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brown Bomber on Oct 26, 2008, 21:55:31
Three months ago, bone stock, and looked pretty good after a bath. Now after some mild up grades; Bars, mirrors, grips, quarter fairing, turn signals, and tail light.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: vwfye on Oct 27, 2008, 17:53:02
before
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/hubgarage/photos/187299/IMG_1209_detail.jpg)

during
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/hubgarage/photos/234411/radian_left_side_detail.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sammy Bono on Nov 12, 2008, 17:01:55
2007 Ducati Monster S2R1K
Before --->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/1-1.jpg)
After (or thus far) ----->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/10-31-07.jpg)

Wow I think that is beautiful and you have inspired me to get one just like it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Gordon on Nov 23, 2008, 06:48:46
YCR - Yamaha Cafe Racer (100cc)

Before (June 2008):
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8267/beforefs1.jpg)

Progress:
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1188/progressdd2.jpg)
(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/866/progress2pj0.jpg)

After (95% complete):
(http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/995/crp3vg4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 23, 2008, 14:21:06
just awesome! tell me more about those shocks and the motor...did you paint the motor? with what? that looks great man! nice work
Title: Yamaha details!
Post by: Gordon on Nov 24, 2008, 03:09:30
Quote
just awesome! tell me more about those shocks and the motor...did you paint the motor? with what? that looks great man! nice work

I hope you're talking about the puny Yamaha.

Its a 2 stroke 100cc producing 11bhp of POWERRR!!! ;D
The engine was painted black with errr .... paint. Had to strip it off the silver paint. The earlier moron had painted the engine with a brush and silver oil paint.
The shocks are brand new but stock.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 24, 2008, 10:55:22
thanks man... great looking ride!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 24, 2008, 17:49:06
I've been arond this site for quite awhile but I never got around to posting on this thread, so...


My H2 Before:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/BikePhotos1129.jpg)

After:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/KawiProject06114.jpg)

Back to the drawing board:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/H2Project008.jpg)


My KZ1000 before:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/BikePhotos1036.jpg)

After 22 years:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/KZZXRSummer08003.jpg)


The H2 will be an on-going project. The KZ is done for the forseeable future!  ::)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 24, 2008, 17:51:01
WOOOOOOOW! love the swing arms and those gas charged shocks! KILL IT! SICK
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mccarleyholmes on Nov 24, 2008, 19:22:13
that widow maker is so hot, ive been wanting to get my hands on one of those for so long,that thing is worth so much money. those 2 strokes roar.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 24, 2008, 19:37:29
Love the 1000, definitely one of my favorite bikes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 24, 2008, 20:01:04
Thank's gang! I love 'em too!  :o :o

Hey mccarleyholmes, I've got one that's 4 sale!!

It's somewhat surprising that they're still 'out there'! Some pretty reasonable too! Keep looking!  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: retaRD on Nov 26, 2008, 11:14:53
Do you have any pics of the H2 for sale?
Where do you live?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 26, 2008, 11:53:54
Do you have any pics of the H2 for sale?
Where do you live?


I live in Mississauga, Ontario.

It's basically the same bike as the one in the pic. It can be had in a variety of configurations regarding body work, suspension, wheels/tires, etc. All those things will affect the $$! It's a good running bike that could use some TLC to be REALLY good!

PM me if you're interested!  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bgfootball67 on Nov 26, 2008, 23:22:34
Before:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/73%20CB%20750%20Cafe/StartingPoint9-12-06.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/73%20CB%20750%20Cafe/9-12-06LeftSide.jpg)

After:
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/IMG_0001.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/IMG_0003.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BackAlleyMoto on Nov 26, 2008, 23:44:44
Love the pipes on your ride bgfootball67

Mine before
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BackAlleyMoto on Nov 26, 2008, 23:51:45
After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: patricke9 on Nov 27, 2008, 00:42:06
After

I really like this bike, nice job, I've been thinking about a CX for a while now, might just take a look at the next one that comes around!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BackAlleyMoto on Nov 27, 2008, 08:10:09
Thanks patricke9, these bikes are real easy to work on too.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: caseyjones on Dec 28, 2008, 23:34:31
before:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/cdorneman/P1010571.jpg)

after:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y212/cdorneman/Christmas2008054.jpg)

Just spent the week stripping and painting the sheetmetal.  Next on the list is badge restoration, lucas tail light, and slight fender trim.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 08, 2009, 16:12:27
Before:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/017.jpg)
After:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2402.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2398.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2400.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: autoguy on Jan 08, 2009, 16:51:23
Before:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/017.jpg)
After:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2402.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2398.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2400.jpg)


very nice, what kind of gas tank is that ? airtech ?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: anarki650 on Jan 11, 2009, 22:06:07
Holy shit! NICE WORK!!!!  How long did it take to convert from the chopper to the cafe?  Looks like it was plenty of work.  You should be proud!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 12, 2009, 09:34:15
Thanks, I am very proud of it, I think its my best work yet. It took me about a year and a half to finish the build, and I still need to cover the seat next season. But there was a lot done including frame mods and engine work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Gordon on Jan 16, 2009, 00:07:46
Wellllll, like them?!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 16, 2009, 09:59:16
Gordon, sweet Royal Enfield! In response to autoguy, I have no idea where this tank came from, it was my father in-law's tank from his racing days about 30 something years ago. He got it second hand from another racer who bought it some where in Europe originally. I have not see another one like it anywhere, its fiberglass and my guess is its the only one in existence. I wish I could find another one. Here is a pic of the original racer it came from a CB160.

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/b3_12.jpg)

The motor was blown, and it had sat for the better part of 30 years under a cover in his garage. If I had know better I would have rebuilt it then. But it was so small I could not even work the rearsets, I'm just too tall. So I parted it out, but kept a lot of stuff off it. I am hoping to come across another CB160 in the future.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 16, 2009, 11:19:39
what an awesome bike! both of them actually!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: phabbo11 on Jan 23, 2009, 02:42:51
1980 gsx 250
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/phabbo11/Picture023.jpg)
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/phabbo11/hjj.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Jan 23, 2009, 13:45:13
Wow that looks really great! That took a bit of vision to turn that pre-sport bike into a cafe and really pull it off. Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: retaRD on Jan 28, 2009, 21:07:22
I changed some shit up.  Painted the pipes, etc...

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/Garage.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/Gauges.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/Headlight.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/bmx_v_dubdub/RD350/IMG_6944.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Jan 29, 2009, 17:23:31
Love your headlight!! Got anymore information about it?

Greta bike aswell by the way ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: retaRD on Jan 29, 2009, 19:45:25
It's a 7" headlight for a VW.  Search VW crosshair headlight. 
I grafted it into an XS650 headlight bucket. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Jan 29, 2009, 20:19:31
Ok...OK.. My 71 Xs650...

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2071%20XS650/IMG_0404.jpg)

After:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/Joel%20Arguelles%20Photo%20Shoot%20Jan%2029%2009/Picture0016_1.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/Joel%20Arguelles%20Photo%20Shoot%20Jan%2029%2009/Picture022_1.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/Joel%20Arguelles%20Photo%20Shoot%20Jan%2029%2009/Picture025_1.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Feb 19, 2009, 17:21:36
and here's mine.... It's a 1988 BMW R80 (with a 1000cc engine)


before:

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3526/dsc00950xs9.jpg)

A real beauty, ain't it?  ;D

anyway, I turned it into this:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9605/img7829blr8.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7839/img7831bln3.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6254/img7834ix6.jpg)

Obnly thing I really wnat to change are the clip ons, I want sportier ones.

Here's a walk around on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ1REB1Cao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ1REB1Cao)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Feb 19, 2009, 17:25:26
what a great bike! i love that seat!!! sounds AWESOME!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Feb 19, 2009, 21:52:13
Miob, I love the gritty rawness to you bike.  The tank and seat are amazing.  I agree about the clipons tho, you could use some telefix or tomaselli's.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: manchestermichael on Feb 19, 2009, 22:22:07
wow that bmw is one of the best cafes i have seen super nice looking on my desktop  now  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Herm on Feb 20, 2009, 01:56:53
that's an Awesome BMW!  and very cool seat, did you make it?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hot Rod Troy on Feb 20, 2009, 04:23:29
Here is mine.  I don't have any before pics.  I plan on making changes though.  So,these could be before pics also.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Feb 20, 2009, 04:27:02
that's an Awesome BMW!  and very cool seat, did you make it?

Thanx, I had the leather part made by an upholstery company. I made the rest myself of an bikecarrier (to carry your bike on the back of your car) that I found in the garbage (I'm a student, everything need to be low budget ;)) and a piece of perforated aluminium:

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/934/kontje007zk7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Feb 23, 2009, 19:15:40
and here's mine.... It's a 1988 BMW R80 (with a 1000cc engine)
before:
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3526/dsc00950xs9.jpg)
A real beauty, ain't it?  ;D
anyway, I turned it into this:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9605/img7829blr8.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7839/img7831bln3.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6254/img7834ix6.jpg)
Obnly thing I really wnat to change are the clip ons, I want sportier ones.
Here's a walk around on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ1REB1Cao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ1REB1Cao)

HOLY FUCK!!.. What a transformation!!. It looks AMAZING!!..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Feb 27, 2009, 09:59:51
+1

That's a sick bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: shiznits75 on Mar 02, 2009, 19:09:43
this ia my before and after shots. Still have some odds and ends to do but, its running good and ready for spring...if it ever gets here!

I"M PUTTING THIS BIKE UP FOR SALE IS ANYONE IS INTERESTED. INSTALLED A 500T TANK, different than what is in the pics. email me for more details.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Mar 02, 2009, 20:28:05
Good job man!  Nice and clean.  What kind of fork brace is that?  It's a 550 right?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: shiznits75 on Mar 02, 2009, 21:24:15
Good job man!  Nice and clean.  What kind of fork brace is that?  It's a 550 right?

Thanks, yeah its a 550. The brace was on the bike when I got it, since it had forks that were 6+ over stock. the bike looked so dumb when I got it. I think that was the only piece I kept! I've seen the same one on ebay a couple times for cheap money. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Treasure Islander on Mar 11, 2009, 14:13:28
My '72 Combat just restored last year after a long sleep.

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/cmessenk/combat1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 11, 2009, 14:21:33
WOOOOOOOW! FANTASTIC WORK! that is amazing! completely amazing!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Herm on Mar 11, 2009, 14:35:29
Very nice in deed Islander! She's a beauty! Well done!

Give a shout next time you're up around Clearwater beach and we'll get a ride on!

 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Joksa on Mar 13, 2009, 16:20:08
BEFORE:
(http://personal.inet.fi/cool/air/duke/images/PA160006.jpg)
AFTER:
(http://personal.inet.fi/cool/air/duke/duke_valmis4.jpg)

My ex '02 Ducati 900SSie (bought as a wreck).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: XS on Mar 15, 2009, 15:05:02
Love the bike, and i miss my own SS... :-[
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Treasure Islander on Mar 16, 2009, 12:33:33
Very nice in deed Islander! She's a beauty! Well done!

Give a shout next time you're up around Clearwater beach and we'll get a ride on!

Hey, sounds like a great idea...I'll shoot you an email.  Don't know if you've ridden with the guys who meet on Sunday mornings at the Hess Station outside Brooksville.  I met a guy, Carl, up at Iron Horse a couple of weeks ago who says it's a blast!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Herm on Mar 16, 2009, 13:28:00
Hey, sounds like a great idea...I'll shoot you an email.  Don't know if you've ridden with the guys who meet on Sunday mornings at the Hess Station outside Brooksville.  I met a guy, Carl, up at Iron Horse a couple of weeks ago who says it's a blast!

Is it a vintage ride? Man just getting to Brooksville is a ride in itself, but I'd definitely be game to cruise with a group of vintage bikes!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Treasure Islander on Mar 17, 2009, 13:07:41
I'm not sure how many vintage bikes show up, but the guy I spoke to (Carl) rides a bitchin' Ducati and said there are vintage guys there.  He said there were a couple of Norton guys that would fall over if they saw me show up...so I'm definitely in.  My bike is currently in Orlando with the "Godfather" of Nortons in Florida.  I'm having some additonal modifications made to the swingarm, clutch upgrade and a couple of other things....should have it back in about 2 weeks.

I'll give you a shout when I get the Snorton back and we'll head on up to meet the gang.  BTW, what are you riding??
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnnyC on Mar 22, 2009, 07:52:13
While not a cafe bike, this is my CD175 K3 commuter.

The story goes that I swapped an old Datsun ute to my dad for a boxful of CD175 and some cash. I 'lent' the boxful of bike to my brother, on the proviso that he assemble it and give it to me free and clear when he was done.

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/64_320.jpg)

The bike was thrown together in a couple weeks and used by my bro for about a year in fairly rough stock form, including perished to buggery tyres. Except for the extreme custom spray bomb paint job.

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/DSC00864.jpg)

He was riding over to mine and the engine stopped. The wife was despatched with trailer and the bike was delivered, as he was now done with it.

I had a play around and got it going, but htought that some cleaning up was required. The motor has CB cam, 37mm carb (from 22mm) CB 5 speed gear set (from 4 speed) and 2 into 1 pipes. some nice Fiat Patero Verde (field green) paint and white pin stripes, drag bars and a good going over and it's a reliable, classic commuter

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/18-01-091.jpg)

A cafe bike is on the build, a CB175 just to keep it in the family, currently a rolling frame and tank, but not too far away, pics soon.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Mar 23, 2009, 01:04:47
I really like that paint.  Good job on that.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnnyC on Mar 23, 2009, 07:53:13
thanks mate, I get lots of good comments about the paint. It was meant to be more of a khaki, but my painter mate got the wrong code made up... although I do prefer it now. seems just about every guy over 40 in Brisbane reckons he's owned one of these at some stage, but the only other one I've actually seen on the road is my dad's. go figure..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 23, 2009, 13:42:56
great work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BigBSBusa on Mar 26, 2009, 10:04:00
Nice scoot, JohnnyC!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnnyC on Mar 26, 2009, 10:43:40
Thanks mate.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on Mar 26, 2009, 14:27:35
yeah johhny thats a great little bike.  i think color is starting to grow on me.  i was always thinking black on black on black, but you guys keep doing some great colors.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Mar 26, 2009, 17:10:40
Before:
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l67/usedall9/SDC10308.jpg)
After:
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l67/usedall9/SDC10674.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l67/usedall9/SDC10671.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnnyC on Mar 27, 2009, 04:20:44
that is shit hot... absolutely top shelf dontchaknow
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: manchestermichael on Mar 27, 2009, 10:49:54
looks nice i like the drilled points cover  do you have any thing under it to stop rain /dirt getting in there?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Mar 27, 2009, 11:07:24
looks nice i like the drilled points cover  do you have any thing under it to stop rain /dirt getting in there?

Nope... Just petronix ignition.

Thanks,
Louis
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: havesomeaiz on Mar 27, 2009, 14:30:28
(http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96794&d=1238005218)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3379174686_582d5d7419_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3378351843_692a95349b.jpg?v=0)
the before and after of my bike.. but im still working on it..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: havesomeaiz on Mar 27, 2009, 14:38:16
before

after
(http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96794&d=1238005218)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3379174686_582d5d7419_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3378351843_692a95349b.jpg?v=0)
the before and after of my bike.. but im still working on it..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 27, 2009, 14:42:52
very cool man! love the seat! some white badges would look awesome against the cream!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: havesomeaiz on Mar 27, 2009, 14:55:35
very cool man! love the seat! some white badges would look awesome against the cream!

what kindda white badges? im open to suggestions frm u guys..
tell me abt it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 27, 2009, 15:07:30
i would get stock badges and paint them white... if you want to spend some cash i have a buddy that does CNC work... he can make you anything!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thrasherbill on Mar 27, 2009, 15:20:01
Not a cafe and not an intentional change but...


Before:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/DSCN5022.jpg)


and after smoking a deer last weekend:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/03-21-09%20chilliwack/0322091818a.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/03-21-09%20chilliwack/0322091816a.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: havesomeaiz on Mar 30, 2009, 11:44:12
though its not what we'd expect, i'd say that hurt alot..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: matt365 on Mar 30, 2009, 11:57:42
Not a cafe and not an intentional change but...


Before:



and after smoking a deer last weekend:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/03-21-09%20chilliwack/0322091816a.jpg)


hmmm, from that pic, it looks like a bunch of rust on the lower stanchion tube of your right fork?  If it is, that ought to eat through fork seals pretty good.  Sorry to see your bike in that condition Thrasherbill, are you going to plastic weld the fairing back together, or look for a spare?  If you've still got the plastic pieces, welding it is a more cost effective option for sure.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thrasherbill on Mar 30, 2009, 21:54:58
That's a carbon fibre type sticker on the fork, not rust. The fork seals have started leaking a bit since the accident so they do need to be done. I don't have enough of the pieces to weld the corner back and the fairing is big $ even used so I'll just clean it up best I can and spray it flat black like I did the side panels.


(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/black2.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/black3.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/black.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: matt365 on Mar 30, 2009, 22:24:03
Go to Canadian tire, plastic boat repair kit.  Use screening to act as a backing.  You mix the plastic filler with the catalyzer and you'll be able to rebuild it, YOU HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY!!! ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rtmccormick on Mar 30, 2009, 23:54:16
1973 CB350
before...
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/685/beforet.th.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beforet.jpg)
after paint before bars...
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9692/newpaintbeforebars2.th.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newpaintbeforebars2.jpg)
after bars, can't see the color as well though.
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7007/img0145eaq.th.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0145eaq.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hotwired56chieftain on Apr 02, 2009, 21:56:22
well...I haven't posted in a while since my intro post, life and what not gettin' in the way. The cb750 is currently tore down for the second time thanks to some cheesy OEM head studs and a leaking gasket, I'll come back and add some AFTER shots asap.

two bikes posted as BEFORE, because it took parts from both to make one. :P

wasn't much to brag about, draggin' home the $25 hunk of rust...
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/56/l_71944a57ec0ae3e27fb453355b8db47c.jpg)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_ddae0c308d771a903f70956fe30a9ab9.jpg)
there used to be a big bore kit in there, this is what happens when the #4 cylinder fills with liquid suddenly...
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/109/l_660f4e4347aa247be93eec8df159b3a3.jpg)
(http://a705.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/34/l_8c45ee70b7d88632f8af50974f452120.jpg)

the second bike which donated its frame and internals, as was ridden this winter come rain or shine, snow or sun...
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/40/l_6763b11079da4b788de9d8ba04c17098.jpg)
yep, that's a rear floormat doubling as a seat...my arse has no feeling anyway, no pain no gain...

updates thus far include complete teardown of engine, checked everything, all that was needed was a set of rings and a quick honing of the cylinders, but the old studs may as well been rubber bands. teardown #2 brought new heavy duty studs, better prep work on gaskets, detroit diesel green color for the jugs and head, edges of fins filed evenly and polished, clubmans, a seat....made from stainless sheet, sleeping bag pad for cushion, hand tooled vintage leather with inlays of green ostrich that match the green on the engine, a western motif that will tie in with the hand-tooled leather/inlaid pieces that will take the place of the typical cafe racing stripes...

oh, and future images will probably include a certain Cajun princess whose grandfather is a former pastor and still dear friend of mine.

(update)
Well, I changed my mind on the green inlays on the seat...kinda clashed a little. I went with antiqued brown leather and the inlay is black, with a "demon hunter" steer skull on the centerpiece...riveting leather to the stainless pan in the next hour, photos to follow...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maxacceleration on Apr 10, 2009, 11:29:02
CR550F FACTORY

Before
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_0228.jpg)

After
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/DSC_0197.jpg)
Now
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/DSC_0026.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Apr 10, 2009, 12:24:39
I LOVE THAT FAIRING!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Apr 10, 2009, 15:28:58
What tank is that??
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maxacceleration on Apr 10, 2009, 21:08:35
What tank is that??

Glass From The Past. Not a bolt on, much work went into making this tank useable.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/DSC_0198.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Apr 10, 2009, 21:44:55
Lets hear more about those pipes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maxacceleration on Apr 11, 2009, 01:55:46
Thanks for the questions guys. I take that as an interest!

I call this bike a CR550F Factory because it is my concept bike.
Something that Honda would build, but didn't.
Exhaust are Swarbricks. These pipes sound excellent!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/DSC_0207.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Apr 14, 2009, 14:14:45
Sweet!!!!

I would lose that fairing though, it doens't need it and it seems a bit to big. Without that fairing it will have the real old racer look. :)

Especially love the exhaust!


I've already posted some pics of my BMW, so I won't bore you guys with more, but I've also made a very short vid. Hope you enjoy it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwXPQJLK50 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLwXPQJLK50)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thrasherbill on Apr 14, 2009, 14:37:17
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/0411091845.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a250/digitalbill2/ZX7R/0411091846.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maxacceleration on Apr 14, 2009, 18:21:14
Sweet!!!!

I would lose that fairing though, it doens't need it and it seems a bit to big. Without that fairing it will have the real old racer look. :)

Especially love the exhaust!

Not losing the fairing! But certainly thanks for the thoughts!  :)
I'm looking for the old RC or CR faired look...
(btw your Beemer is fab too!)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 14, 2009, 21:15:12
Max, hit that with some black paint and nobody will object to it....your bike is great looking!
Those pipes and the tank really set it off!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Apr 15, 2009, 16:25:37
Did a few more updates, new GSXR1000 rearsets, jet kit, rings, rear shocks, filters, rebuilt carbs, some minor detailing.  Still a few more items to go.  Hopefully this shows that the 79-82s are still worth building a cafe out of.

Before:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/79CB750Before.jpg)

After:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750003.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750001.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750004.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: AdrianVall on Apr 19, 2009, 23:48:47
Wow!! I am truly inspired.. some of you guys have the most amazing bikes. I absolutely loved every single last one. Simply amazing fella's. Jobs well done! Im going to put together a cafe in the near future. But you guys keep on being amazing.. gunna need you guys around in a few months! :) Awesome bikes.. in the meantime, here is mine. 2006 street bob. 22,800 miles and counting!  Hope you guys like! Not a cafe, but a bobber of some sort, perhaps?

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/Shawdow/0419091749a.jpg)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/Shawdow/0419091750.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hotwired56chieftain on Apr 20, 2009, 12:45:56
Wow!! I am truly inspired.. some of you guys have the most amazing bikes. I absolutely loved every single last one. Simply amazing fella's. Jobs well done! Im going to put together a cafe in the near future. But you guys keep on being amazing.. gunna need you guys around in a few months! :) Awesome bikes.. in the meantime, here is mine. 2006 street bob. 22,800 miles and counting!  Hope you guys like! Not a cafe, but a bobber of some sort, perhaps?

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/Shawdow/0419091749a.jpg)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/Shawdow/0419091750.jpg)


sweet...

I know Harley made an attempt at a cafe racer some years ago, but it didn't jive with consumers for whatever reason...I've seen some nice owner-built cafes made from harleys, and would love to make an attempt at one some day...but mine wouldn't jive with anyone probably...made from an old school rigid frame bike...REAL OLD school....something like....
(http://harley-davidson.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/1928_J_R.jpg)...

someone would shoot me, but I'd enjoy the ride until they did...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Apr 20, 2009, 12:59:23
I have a 56 Triumph Trophy that I'm planning on bobbing. No one would kill me though since all I have is an engine and a very beat and abused frame. Something like this (http://members.lycos.co.uk/driversmc/galerie/bikes/old-1953-Triumph-TR5_Trophy-500cc.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Apr 20, 2009, 13:25:07
Adrian! Glad you found your way over here bud! the bob looks SICK!!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: AdrianVall on Apr 20, 2009, 18:02:56
Quote
Adrian! Glad you found your way over here bud! the bob looks SICK!!!!!

Hells yeah man.. I'm glad you showed me this site. Seriously has to be one of my favorite sites now. Thanks brotha!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Apr 25, 2009, 14:04:52
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6254/img7834ix6.jpg)

What can you tell me about those frame braces?  I haven't seen those ones before - maybe I could find a set for my 1975 R75/6.

We're going to need to see a bigger write-up on that bike - single sided swingarm?  Nice!

Oh, and how well does that shifter work?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lovehertz on Apr 26, 2009, 10:51:53
yay! can finally have a before and after post!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3475645733_408da85c50.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/3476456476_95e494ccc8.jpg?v=0)

pretty eh? thanks everyone that made it super saucy!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fastlee84 on Apr 26, 2009, 12:27:23
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6254/img7834ix6.jpg)

What can you tell me about those frame braces?  I haven't seen those ones before - maybe I could find a set for my 1975 R75/6.

We're going to need to see a bigger write-up on that bike - single sided swingarm?  Nice!

Oh, and how well does that shifter work?

Love the signals on the handle grips.. sleek..

Lovehertz: whats that pink thingy on the right handlebar? Great rides!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lovehertz on Apr 26, 2009, 14:14:51
bike bell ha ha!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Apr 30, 2009, 05:19:18


What can you tell me about those frame braces?  I haven't seen those ones before - maybe I could find a set for my 1975 R75/6.

We're going to need to see a bigger write-up on that bike - single sided swingarm?  Nice!

Oh, and how well does that shifter work?

Thanx, that shifter set-up was just temporary to see if it would work. It did. I did replace it with a beefed up version but that's also temporary, I'm waiting on rearsets, they should be on the way...

I'm not suprised you haven't seen the braces before, I made them myself. I made them using exghaust clamps to mount them onto the frame because the local law dictates that you're not allowed to make structural changes to a bikeframe. I can really, really recommend getting some braces too, it made my bike a lot sharper. Now I can ride the lines I want instead of approximately ride the lines I want.

I made some minor changes since those pics, most noticably: I changed the clip ons.

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3563/img8239p.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6885/img8111j.jpg)

Also made a short videoclip with very cheesy music. I'm trying to get the hang of the new video software, after that I'll try and make a better video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCzwW5_Hgo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCzwW5_Hgo)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: shiznits75 on May 13, 2009, 22:42:26
new pics, different tank. she's done. Entertaining offers on her if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on May 14, 2009, 14:21:22
Yo Shiz......offers on what?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gt550guy on May 14, 2009, 17:26:13
1977 GS 750 with 850 cylinders head and carbs
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gt550guy on May 14, 2009, 17:28:52
1977 GS 750 with 850 cylinders head and carbs
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bradj on May 15, 2009, 03:41:09
this thing was junk a year ago I did not even bother with befor pic
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: excessive650 on May 17, 2009, 10:45:34
Finally have gotten far enough on the project to add to this thread.

 Still needs the seat foam and a few cosmetics completed but just about done.

Before :

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd226/excessive650/5786_1.jpg)

After :

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd226/excessive650/P1010006-2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: leftlaneguy on May 17, 2009, 19:24:30
Just thought I'd add to the madness  ;D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/leftlaneguy/cb350devilgirl.jpg)
'73 CB350G 'tracker conversion, Todd Henning motor, and lots of little fun bits...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/leftlaneguy/100_0336.jpg)
'78 CB750 'Devil-Bitch' Cafe-Fighter thing- 900cc conversion, tubeless wheels, Penske shox...

I have others in the garage too, '81 CM450A, '88 Xr200R supermoto'd, and a '73 CB750 bobber
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on May 18, 2009, 16:58:19
What's the low down on those tubeless wheels? I don't recognize them..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mad Rob on May 22, 2009, 14:08:16
79 GS850.  don't have a before, but she was a mess...  this is my dirty suzi.  a lot of work to do yet.  rearsets, hiding battery, new seat, blah, blah.... 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HOOLIGAN on May 22, 2009, 15:28:11
Really like the seats on both.  Have any details on them?

Just thought I'd add to the madness  ;D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/leftlaneguy/cb350devilgirl.jpg)
'73 CB350G 'tracker conversion, Todd Henning motor, and lots of little fun bits...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/leftlaneguy/100_0336.jpg)
'78 CB750 'Devil-Bitch' Cafe-Fighter thing- 900cc conversion, tubeless wheels, Penske shox...

I have others in the garage too, '81 CM450A, '88 Xr200R supermoto'd, and a '73 CB750 bobber
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CaTacl1sm on May 22, 2009, 16:32:40
original:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14314471_33768448_325.jpg)

phase 1

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/bike/n14314471_34251355_8263.jpg)

phase 2

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/IMG_0775.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/IMG_0776.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/CaTacL1sm/IMG_0778.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: leftlaneguy on May 23, 2009, 02:39:51
Really like the seats on both.  Have any details on them?


Thanks. The 350 has a Hot Wing Glass tail, with a custom seat made local to me. The 750 is a complete custom seat, fabbed by using a nighthawk 650 plastic tray, and a CBR tail cowl, then custom covered by a local shop.

In response to the wheel question; They are the only set. Custom-made prototypes. they use Talon-type hubs, with Yamaha carriers. Welded rim halves, and billet spoke junctions.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crab_Cakes on May 23, 2009, 08:47:20

In response to the wheel question; They are the only set. Custom-made prototypes. they use Talon-type hubs, with Yamaha carriers. Welded rim halves, and billet spoke junctions.

Liar

I had those same rims on My Huffy BMX bike

j/k ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on May 25, 2009, 21:57:41
In response to the wheel question; They are the only set. Custom-made prototypes. they use Talon-type hubs, with Yamaha carriers. Welded rim halves, and billet spoke junctions.

Some people get all the fun bits......nice wheels Mr.Wizard.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: theblenderhead on Jun 16, 2009, 23:07:33
heres my before, 81 cb650
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: theblenderhead on Jun 16, 2009, 23:37:48
and heres the after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ace 160 on Jun 17, 2009, 01:38:29
1965 Honda CB160 - Took about 1 year to finish the project. Still have a few loose items to take care of, but done for the most part.

Before

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee270/pttrac/CB160-1.jpg)

During

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee270/pttrac/CB16013.jpg)

After

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee270/pttrac/CafeCB160.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rextec on Jun 17, 2009, 02:56:24
beautiful bike!!!!!^^^ i have a cb160 project of my own :). Are you from Lossa Eng.???? i am going to make my way to Long Beach and give you guys a visit, would love to check out your work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ace 160 on Jun 17, 2009, 19:54:27
Thanks for compliment. I actually had Jay from Lossa do most of the work. He does great work and attention to detail is like none other. It took about a year to build and I wasn't in a rush. It gave me time to get the funds for it as well. Pay him a visit if you have time. He is currently working on my wife's Honda Cl125A. Should be done this summer.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: coolatula on Jun 18, 2009, 12:05:21
Did a few more updates, new GSXR1000 rearsets, jet kit, rings, rear shocks, filters, rebuilt carbs, some minor detailing.  Still a few more items to go.  Hopefully this shows that the 79-82s are still worth building a cafe out of.

Before:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/79CB750Before.jpg)

After:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750003.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750001.jpg)

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/1979HondaCB750004.jpg)

That's a truly awesome transformation from where it started. You did a fantastic job bringing it back to life.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mrkil on Jun 23, 2009, 22:59:52
before

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a46/mrkil2/notank.jpg)

after

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a46/mrkil2/SNB12539.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: chris73cb175 on Jul 03, 2009, 15:10:39
While not a cafe bike, this is my CD175 K3 commuter.

The story goes that I swapped an old Datsun ute to my dad for a boxful of CD175 and some cash. I 'lent' the boxful of bike to my brother, on the proviso that he assemble it and give it to me free and clear when he was done.

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/64_320.jpg)

The bike was thrown together in a couple weeks and used by my bro for about a year in fairly rough stock form, including perished to buggery tyres. Except for the extreme custom spray bomb paint job.

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/DSC00864.jpg)

He was riding over to mine and the engine stopped. The wife was despatched with trailer and the bike was delivered, as he was now done with it.

I had a play around and got it going, but htought that some cleaning up was required. The motor has CB cam, 37mm carb (from 22mm) CB 5 speed gear set (from 4 speed) and 2 into 1 pipes. some nice Fiat Patero Verde (field green) paint and white pin stripes, drag bars and a good going over and it's a reliable, classic commuter

(http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/JohnnyC79/18-01-091.jpg)

A cafe bike is on the build, a CB175 just to keep it in the family, currently a rolling frame and tank, but not too far away, pics soon.



+ 1 on this bike i like it alot i have always been down for khaki green or earth tone colors period i'm still deciding on what color for my bike. the tank is the candy orange and i love it because i know it will pop but we will see what happens
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Represto on Jul 03, 2009, 22:33:45
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee270/pttrac/CafeCB160.jpg)

Is this engine floating?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Jul 03, 2009, 23:34:20
1965 Honda CB160 - Took about 1 year to finish the project. Still have a few loose items to take care of, but done for the most part.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee270/pttrac/CafeCB160.jpg)

Love it - awesome looking bike.  Those aren't the stock carb intakes are they?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: suzki on Jul 05, 2009, 20:52:28
It's a good thing it's loud 'cause it sure is small!
(http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=450010&d=1211949089)

wow that is a sweet ride dude pm me if u ever want to sell it!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesmoDog on Jul 07, 2009, 23:24:59
Ok, it's not a cafe racer but here it is...

Before:
(http://www.teamyikes.com/ads/Before05.jpg)

After:
(http://www.teamyikes.com/ads/After3955.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 08, 2009, 10:02:54
wow! what a rebirth! nice work
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: borzwazie on Jul 28, 2009, 20:48:17
before:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/~borzwazie/cb450/start.jpg)

after:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/~borzwazie/cb450/mostlydoneleftsm.jpg)

(http://mysite.verizon.net/~borzwazie/cb450/mostlydonerightsm.jpg)

(http://mysite.verizon.net/~borzwazie/cb450/gratuitousassshotsm.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: chris73cb175 on Jul 28, 2009, 20:59:45
borzwazie- the bike is clean i was thinking about going with a polished tank but i am really diggin the original orange tha is on the tank now.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DrJ on Jul 29, 2009, 00:11:13
(http://mysite.verizon.net/~borzwazie/cb450/mostlydonerightsm.jpg)

Wow, that's fantastic. Hey, is that the stock fork with a couple of caliper mounting tabs welded on for the modern front brake? I was thinking of doing something like that. Maybe some closeups?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: borzwazie on Jul 29, 2009, 01:47:41
'78 CB750F forks and caliper, stock trees, '79 CB750K wheel hub and axle, CB900F rotor. bolt-on. lowered the forks approx 2" via the original CB450 fork springs and a pvc spacer on the piston.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 29, 2009, 10:47:58
wow! that sucker is dope as hell! i love the fatty tank!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: zimm on Aug 02, 2009, 16:36:07
b and a
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kornfed on Aug 04, 2009, 17:55:14
before:
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4356/xs7501sl5.jpg)
By kornfed (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/kornfed), shot with FinePix A310 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=FinePix+A310&make=FUJIFILM) at 2009-02-07[/img]

after (a lot of blood sweat and tears)
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6645/dscf4163.jpg)
By kornfed (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/kornfed), shot with FinePix A310 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=FinePix+A310&make=FUJIFILM) at 2009-07-31[/img]
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: chris73cb175 on Aug 04, 2009, 18:23:50
blood sweat and tears paid off for you
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trackfiend on Aug 04, 2009, 18:45:01
Kornfed I think you just convinced me to go ahead and buy a shaft drive suzuki I've been looking at for a project. Your bike looks really tough, thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trackfiend on Aug 04, 2009, 18:46:53
Kornfed I think you just convinced me to buy a shaft drive Suzuki I've been looking at for my project. Your bike looks really tough. What gas tank are you running? Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kornfed on Aug 05, 2009, 04:20:41
Kornfed I think you just convinced me to buy a shaft drive Suzuki I've been looking at for my project. Your bike looks really tough. What gas tank are you running? Thanks for the inspiration.

It´s the original gas tank from a XS750. Fit´s perfect whith the seat (ducati-replica).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: AmishCrackDealer on Aug 12, 2009, 22:48:42
Well, here is my collection...

The '81 CB900 Custom (before) - but just got it today so the after is going to have to wait...  ;D
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/AmishCrackDealer/81%20CB900/cb9008-12-09001.jpg)

The 2007 United Motors 650cc Sport bike:
(before)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/AmishCrackDealer/UM650sport.jpg)

(current)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/AmishCrackDealer/6-19-09012.jpg)


The 2005 Suzuki C50:
(before)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/AmishCrackDealer/c50%20chop%20job/c50-packed.jpg)

(current)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/AmishCrackDealer/c50%20chop%20job/c50002.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SammoT120 on Aug 13, 2009, 17:50:33
before

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/swwarnock/bikesNOengine.jpg)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/swwarnock/bottomend.jpg)

after

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/swwarnock/done.jpg)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/swwarnock/enginedone2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bmpaul02 on Aug 21, 2009, 11:19:01
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Brantley69/bike.jpg)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Brantley69/shoppicture.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Brantley69/streetsweeper.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hotfunk67 on Aug 27, 2009, 11:08:32
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn19/hotfunk67/cb175-2.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn19/hotfunk67/Finished-015.jpg)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn19/hotfunk67/Finished-010.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Treasure Islander on Aug 28, 2009, 13:52:28
In the process of breaking in my 72 Dunstall Combat with 2000 miles on a total rebuild

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/cmessenk/stpetewaterfront1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CCRider on Aug 28, 2009, 14:04:23

1974 CB450 K7  "Espresso Love"

Before:
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/ccrider_photo/CB450/7.jpg)

After:
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/ccrider_photo/espresso%20love/DSC01849.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cretin75xs on Sep 08, 2009, 08:28:18
BEFORE:

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/cretin75xs650/xs750-3.jpg)
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/cretin75xs650/xs750-2.jpg)

AFTER:

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/cretin75xs650/100_0328.jpg)
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/cretin75xs650/100_0327.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NINEGEAR on Sep 09, 2009, 20:52:59
1974 CB450 K7  "Espresso Love"

Before:
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/ccrider_photo/CB450/7.jpg)

After:
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/ccrider_photo/espresso%20love/DSC01849.jpg)


love that tank. where did you get it or did you make it?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CCRider on Sep 10, 2009, 09:35:53


love that tank. where did you get it or did you make it?

Thanks, I made it. Here's the tank build thread http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=6339.0

CC
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: residentdud on Oct 09, 2009, 20:58:36
What I have so far....

Before:
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/100.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/101.jpg)

During:
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/147.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/157.jpg)

What I have now:
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/bike043.jpg)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/bike042.jpg)

The part my WIFE hates the most:
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/bike048.jpg)
not a kid person...
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/residentdud/bike049.jpg)


Darryl.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: galaxian on Oct 16, 2009, 11:03:35
BEFORE
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v16/galaxian/kz1000/Picture037.jpg)





AFTER
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v16/galaxian/kz1000/IMG_2013.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 16, 2009, 11:13:11
WOW that came out great! whole new front and rear end! the tail piece is sick! the rear sets are great! the cut out case to show off the gold chain is wicked!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 16, 2009, 12:14:25
No shit! That's just plain smooth.....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: galaxian on Oct 16, 2009, 12:43:46
Thanks guys. It means more coming from people who work on bikes, build bikes and just enjoy every aspect of bikes. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pat75xs650 on Oct 31, 2009, 08:43:19
Before
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/pat75xs650/IMG_1823.jpg)
After
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/pat75xs650/IMG_1981.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/pat75xs650/IMG_1987.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss10/pat75xs650/IMG_1986.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Oct 31, 2009, 17:14:38
The before photo's and some after photo's are already in this threasd somewhere, but made some new ones today in the historic city center of Utrecht:

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/SuycG7P83AI/AAAAAAAABMk/046-BUqQMTg/s800/IMG_2943a.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/SuwPkisfOZI/AAAAAAAABKo/6OCr8vqcqfE/s912/IMG_2968a.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/SuwQg2WHSpI/AAAAAAAABLA/JZlr6AeaOm4/s912/IMG_3004a.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rickys750 on Nov 02, 2009, 15:44:49
1974 Honda CB450
Before--->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/STOCKCB450.jpg)
During----->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/450-8.jpg)
After---------->
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/ProTeal55/FALL3.jpg)


I see how old this post is but a good friend of mine just bought this bike! it still looks great but the seat flew off while being shipped to california   :-\
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 02, 2009, 15:57:45
that 450 was on of my fav! i tired to buy that off Joe but just did not have the $
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: troybilt on Nov 08, 2009, 22:47:38
BEFORE:
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo304/Applewoodfarm/DSC_0924.jpg)



AFTER/BEFORE
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo304/Applewoodfarm/DSC_1061.jpg)



ALMOST DONE:
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo304/Applewoodfarm/DSC_1753.jpg)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wonton on Nov 10, 2009, 12:14:46
BEFORE & AFTER
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: FunJimmy on Nov 12, 2009, 11:04:02
Here's my '77 CB550F Before & After pics.


Before

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FunJimmy/1002AsDelivered.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FunJimmy/1001AsDelivered.jpg)


After

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FunJimmy/CB550InterceptorCafe-b.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FunJimmy/CB550InterceptorCafe-f.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff229/FunJimmy/RightProfile.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roc City Cafe on Nov 12, 2009, 11:37:55
before:

(http://www.roccitycafe.com/projects/00360/360.jpg)

after:
(http://www.roccitycafe.com/projects/000353/041985169.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 12, 2009, 12:11:21
WOW that came out AWESOME!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 12, 2009, 12:34:16
about time i get her in here
(http://i36.tinypic.com/28ix0xu.jpg)



finished
(http://i34.tinypic.com/qxtndd.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: WreckinMachine on Nov 12, 2009, 23:33:53
Before...
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/klyaye/DSC00295.jpg)



Almost Done...
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/klyaye/DSC00407.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 13, 2009, 11:50:34
That's gonna be sharp! I dig the cowl....part of a tank yes?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 13, 2009, 14:08:15
as do i!!! what a wicked idea!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: WreckinMachine on Nov 13, 2009, 16:25:42
Thanks! Yeah its an old xs650 tank
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Deviant1 on Nov 15, 2009, 22:47:55
Aw what the hell...
Before:
(http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo230/alexlowell/02-07-08_1111.jpg)
Very near Done:
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee5/mk25diver/SDC10187.jpg)
and now on to the 350 project!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roc City Cafe on Nov 29, 2009, 21:08:28
finally found the pics of the first bike I had, the 78 cb750 deathtrap... looked awful when I got it, and I paid way too much $800... I guess the first bike is always a learning experience

BEFORE
(http://www.roccitycafe.com/before2.jpg)
AFTER
(http://www.roccitycafe.com/RP9032237.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mikeadamstattoo on Dec 01, 2009, 03:26:42
how could you ruin that SICK paint job? personally, i think the panther is nice, but for my custom airbrush tank im getting a some wolves on a cliff howling at the moon, but inside the moon theres an ice wizard grinning and shooting ice onto a crying indian. and on the back of my sissy bar im gonna have like 18 dreamcatchers.

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/cretin75xs650/xs750-3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roc City Cafe on Dec 01, 2009, 09:36:38
18? naw, you just need one really fuckin big one

it will look cool after 6 months of riding with all the trapped bird carcasses in it too

 ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Dec 24, 2009, 05:37:53
hello,
this is my bike during and finished
(http://)http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/12/78/09/10/alazzu17.jpg
(http://)http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/12/78/09/10/bruilo15.jpg
(http://)http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/12/78/09/10/bruilo13.jpg
(http://)http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/12/78/09/10/div_mo10.jpg
(http://)http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/12/78/09/10/div_mo11.jpg
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonescafe72 on Dec 24, 2009, 13:31:05
Beautiful! I love the bevel drive desmo twins of all kinds. I had a chance to buy an Alazzurra a few years ago for $600. Needed fork seals and a new battery, but unfortunately funds were WAY low at the time. Love your bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Dec 24, 2009, 17:02:45
(http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/12/78/09/10/div_mo11.jpg)
Yeah......wow......lovely.

gotta find me an old bevel twin now.....just waht I need...another bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roc City Cafe on Dec 24, 2009, 17:15:14
who did your alloy work? it's beautiful!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Dec 26, 2009, 08:25:12
who did your alloy work? it's beautiful!
hello,

the alloy work from the tank and seat is from wbo in germany,
rest is home made!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Lunatic on Jan 12, 2010, 00:07:54
I guess it's about time I posted in here :)

Before:

(http://rick.dilorenzo.com/motor1.jpg)


Teaser of after (I'll post full pics after the Toronto Bike show this weekend):

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4268129830_e58a18e13b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Jan 12, 2010, 20:05:29
Ooooooooooo likin' what I see...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Skuzzrat on Jan 14, 2010, 22:24:13
Here is my work in progress. Not a great picture but I wanted to post something as soon as I finished since I've gotten so much help, inspiration and ideas from everyone on this board. 

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4275628138_2e76256263_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Jan 16, 2010, 20:39:15
Finally 'after' enough to put some piucs in this thread  ;D  Inital cost of the bike was $425AUD total cost so far around $900AUD

At the moment of completed stage 2 of the  build, stage 3 is tank and seat paint, mod the front guard and make a proper battery hold down/aluminium battery box and then she is done.

Before (Duh!!!)
(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_1040.sized.jpg)

After
(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_2146.sized.jpg)

(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_2155.sized.jpg)

(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_2151.sized.jpg)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Jan 16, 2010, 20:59:55
Awesome job.  Gotta say that I'm jealous given that my CX is still sitting.  Is your battery strapped in yet?  I mounted mine where the crossover/H-box used to be.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Jan 16, 2010, 21:02:02
Awesome job.  Gotta say that I'm jealous given that my CX is still sitting.  Is your battery strapped in yet?  I mounted mine where the crossover/H-box used to be.

Kind of, I'm using a bungee cord but I think I'll make a plate with small tabs on either end to wrap around the battery and use a leather starp to hold it in.

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: white orbs on Jan 20, 2010, 23:31:44
Had to do it ! Plus one on the CX500 , who says you can't polish a turd!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: m357.5 on Jan 20, 2010, 23:36:26
Had to do it ! Plus one on the CX500 , who says you can't polish a turd!

Myth Busters " CONFIRMED " it is possible to polish a turd....not all turds, but certain turds  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Lunatic on Jan 27, 2010, 15:01:29
I guess it's about time I posted in here :)

Before:

(http://rick.dilorenzo.com/motor1.jpg)


Teaser of after (I'll post full pics after the Toronto Bike show this weekend):

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4268129830_e58a18e13b.jpg)

Here's the full pic :)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4269304958_c7c7303d7c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 27, 2010, 15:22:01
love the front end! not sure i am digging the miss matched wheels, or the seat though man... what was involved in getting that fornt end to wrok
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Lunatic on Jan 27, 2010, 16:18:00
The back wheel is painted black now, you don't even notice that it doesn't match the front. The seat isn't the prettiest, but the girls who have sat on it so far like it :)

The front is a '99 Kawi ZX7. It's not too bad to fit, just a little bit of work from a machine shop. The Kawi neck stem is really thick, almost big enough to fit the XS neck stem into. The shop cut it off at the lower triple and did a little machining on the inside of it and to the XS neck stem that was removed from the XS triple and then press fit them together. A couple of tack welds to the bottom for safety and it's ready to go.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Jan 27, 2010, 19:45:39
This is a '72 Honda XL250 that a friend just gave me.  Said, do something to it, have fun..so I did.

Here's the "before" shot

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/XL250-startingpoint-1.jpg)

And here's a couple "after" shots.  I made it into a retro motard with a Honda CB500 front end, CR250 rear shocks, an Airtech Matchless tail section that 's been heavily modified, bored out to a 300, cam, louder than sh-t  home-made exhaust.  The frame has been smoothed and molded  A total blast to ride around town.  I did all the work, including the paint.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/XL250-done.jpg)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/XL250-rightsidefull.jpg)





Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 27, 2010, 19:50:18
man that is so sick!!! awesome AWESOME work!!!! Love the powder on the cases! Please tell me there is a build thread around for this sucker! do you still have that stock front rim or the brake cable for it? i would be intrested in that! just awesome! only thing that i do not love (ya i knwo got to be that guy) is the seat pad, but on the same note it does flow very well with the bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Jan 27, 2010, 20:01:38
man that is so sick!!! awesome AWESOME work!!!! Love the powder on the cases! Please tell me there is a build thread around for this sucker! do you still have that stock front rim or the brake cable for it? i would be intrested in that! just awesome! only thing that i do not love (ya i knwo got to be that guy) is the seat pad, but on the same note it does flow very well with the bike!

Thanks for the compliment.  The seat is a love it or hate it kinda thing.  I get both reactions.  i wanted it to flow into the tail section.  It's really soft, so you sink right down into it.   I sold the front end to a guy who needed one for his XL, but thanks for asking.  I'll dig out a couple of "during" shots for you before the evening's over.  It was a hell of a lot of work, but worth the effort. The engine cases are actually painted.  A lot of prep to get em that smooth.  Here's a pic of the other side of the motor.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/XL250-motor-left.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Jan 27, 2010, 20:20:44
Wow, very nice transformation nvr2old. Reallly unique looking ride. You can certainly see the hours and effort put into it. Must draw some attention when you're out on it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Jan 27, 2010, 20:51:22
Wow, very nice transformation nvr2old. Reallly unique looking ride. You can certainly see the hours and effort put into it. Must draw some attention when you're out on it.

Small children cover their ears, elderly people shake their fist at you as you go by, but isn't that half the fun  ;D ?  Actually (humbly) it does draw quite a bit of attention.  Mostly asking.."what the heck is it...?"  More often than not they're blown away when they find out.  It really has been fun to ride.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: louis666 on Jan 30, 2010, 23:50:35
cb 750 1979 before and after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Jan 31, 2010, 22:09:41
Thought I'd throw this one in just for fun.  Always wanted an '82 Honda MB5.  Traded a paint job for this fine example.  Lost my ass on the deal, but I got an MB.  Here's a before shot..

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/MB5-before-B.jpg)

And here's the after picture, all restored and slightly modified.  Top speed 48..50 with a tail wind..

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/MB5-after.jpg)

I rode it for a couple of summers like that, then got a wild hair to put a CR80 engine with a 6 speed in it.  The engine swap required all new mounts, foot pegs, rear brake and shifter mods, original  CR pipe cut into 5 sections and re-welded to go under the engine instead of over top.  CR80 rear shocks.  Top speed..56 on a good day.  I was hoping to get to the magical 60mph mark.  Oh well..it gets to 50 a LOT quicker.   ;D 

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/MB8-right.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on Feb 01, 2010, 20:53:33
thats nice.  would be perfect for summer around where i live.  that front fender looks like it could work really well for my cl175
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mdbrat on Feb 14, 2010, 20:59:32
Louis,
Cool bobber!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mbpauley on Feb 18, 2010, 02:14:54

I rode it for a couple of summers like that, then got a wild hair to put a CR80 engine with a 6 speed in it.  The engine swap required all new mounts, foot pegs, rear brake and shifter mods, original  CR pipe cut into 5 sections and re-welded to go under the engine instead of over top.  CR80 rear shocks.  Top speed..56 on a good day.  I was hoping to get to the magical 60mph mark.  Oh well..it gets to 50 a LOT quicker.   ;D 


I know you already replaced the engine, but... did you know about this stuff?
http://www.treatland.tv/SearchResults.asp?Search=mb5 (http://www.treatland.tv/SearchResults.asp?Search=mb5)

One of those kits, a pipe, reeds, and maybe a little portwork would have gotten you to 60mph for sure... although I bet it's damn fun with that 6 speed in there anyway.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jochicos on Feb 20, 2010, 09:07:17
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/johnjetta/canon536.jpg)
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/johnjetta/canon519.jpg)
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/johnjetta/canon522.jpg)
 
And the BEFORE
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j118/johnjetta/yamaha-xs400-se.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Feb 25, 2010, 20:13:26
I know you already replaced the engine, but... did you know about this stuff?
http://www.treatland.tv/SearchResults.asp?Search=mb5 (http://www.treatland.tv/SearchResults.asp?Search=mb5)

One of those kits, a pipe, reeds, and maybe a little portwork would have gotten you to 60mph for sure... although I bet it's damn fun with that 6 speed in there anyway.

Thanks very much for the link.  I kinda wish I would have gone that route.  The CR engine is cool, but the downside is not having the oil injection that the 50cc engine had, and it's so pipey that you have to ride it like you stole it to keep it in the power band, also the CR engine has no charging circuit.  Plus, I spent way more on it in the long run, but as you said, the 6-speed is very cool, and it does make it a fun conversation piece.  I made sure that I could return the 50cc engine and all the stock components with no problem.  The mounts for the CR engine can be removed at any time.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: idlehands on Feb 28, 2010, 17:24:14
this is my 72 350f ......still in the works tho.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/bmoscos/IMG_4526.jpg)

the seat is basically foam that i fiber glassed like a surfboard. its different now but more pics soon
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tweakin on Mar 02, 2010, 16:37:07
1977 cb400 twin

Before:

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/Hawk.jpg)


After:

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/cb4001.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 02, 2010, 16:42:32
Shes not running yet... But the look wont change.

From this:

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/P7140157.jpg)

To this:

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/VonYinzer/P3010011.jpg)

Shitty pic, but you get the point. Once shes running, I have a cool setting and a real photographer whos agreed to get some nice shots for me.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wingspan on Mar 03, 2010, 17:39:20
I don't have any cafe pics yet.  I hope you guys don't mind seeing some of my previous sportbike rebuilds:

Before:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/tl1000r/firstday/large/4.jpg)

During:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/tl1000r/winter03mods/huge/black%20015.jpg)

After:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/tl1000r/misctlrpics/large/IMG_2124.jpg)

Before:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/vfr/vfrpics/large/VFR%20001.jpg)

WHOOPS!

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/vfr/crash/large/damage%20010.jpg)

During:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/vfr/crash/large/Damage%20030.jpg)

After:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/vfr/paint/large/Paint%20006.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: m357.5 on Mar 03, 2010, 17:45:16
That TLR turned out wicked, but I wanna see pics of that Aprillia thats hiding in the background  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wingspan on Mar 03, 2010, 17:52:31
That TLR turned out wicked, but I wanna see pics of that Aprillia thats hiding in the background  8)

Oh, ok. It's not really a "before and after" though.  The Mille replaced the TLR in my garage.  I then sold it a few years ago and bought a touring bike.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/apriliamiller/tigcraft/websize/tigcraft%20048.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/wingspan/apriliamiller/tigcraft/websize/tigcraft%20035.jpg)






Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: m357.5 on Mar 03, 2010, 18:01:20
Now that is SEX on wheels right there....but I wont forgive you for selling it to buy a touring bike  :P
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 04, 2010, 13:42:26
some awesome bikes man great work on them! i am building one of my first rockets right now... man what a pain! so many small parts!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: baby elephant guy on Mar 09, 2010, 15:02:53
HERE IS MY 1975 CB750... ITS MY EVERYDAY CAFE
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Gimpy Joe on Mar 14, 2010, 01:26:51
Build thread (still being updated) :   http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=14173.0
Before:

(http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac129/josephjek/0913091625a.jpg)

After (still adding finishing touches) :

(http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac129/josephjek/Motorcycle034.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gribbs on Mar 14, 2010, 03:07:13
(http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq173/gribbs/_DSF0533.jpg)

(http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq173/gribbs/_DSF1206.jpg)

more changes to come for this year   8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bradwsm on Mar 31, 2010, 15:30:51
1981 yamaha IT175 (before pic not of my actual bike)


(http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2008%5C09%5C15%5Cbikepics-1418677-200.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4178520287_2272bb27a1.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4476168658_07ef73dbe5.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Mar 31, 2010, 15:41:50
Ouch, that looks like it's going to need a bit more heat shield with the new riding position. And a pad for the jewels.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bradwsm on Mar 31, 2010, 16:04:42
Hopefully it wont be to bad, I will know soon enough, but the padding is actualy not uncomfortable.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hot Rod Troy on Mar 31, 2010, 16:17:33
1981 yamaha IT175 (before pic not of my actual bike)


(http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2008%5C09%5C15%5Cbikepics-1418677-200.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4178520287_2272bb27a1.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4476168658_07ef73dbe5.jpg)

Holy Crap! That's beautiful.  Very nice.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cafePete on Apr 01, 2010, 08:46:09
1981 yamaha IT175 (before pic not of my actual bike)


(http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2008%5C09%5C15%5Cbikepics-1418677-200.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4178520287_2272bb27a1.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4476168658_07ef73dbe5.jpg)

Very cool! not something you see every day.
Great job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hurley209 on Apr 01, 2010, 13:00:55
tada!
1984 honda v45 magna vf700c

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/hurley209/cbnight2.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/hurley209/finished.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tWistedWheelz on Apr 01, 2010, 18:01:05
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4476168658_07ef73dbe5.jpg)

HOLY MOTHER OF TWO WHEELED MACHINES! THAT IS SO FUCKING SICK!
Way to go way outside the box on that tank! Who made it and from what? Did you design and make?
I have a throbbing boner for that bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Apr 01, 2010, 18:24:11
that guys i on one of the otehr forums i am on, i knew that you guys would love that bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bradwsm on Apr 02, 2010, 10:22:17
Thanks all, I am like a proud first time dad, this was my first go at something like this and I am prety stoked! I am posting the build of the tank/bike in the smokers lounge.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gizmoe639 on Apr 03, 2010, 14:07:31
So theres hundreds of beautiful bikes on here... The IT is pretty radical man! im digin it big time.
So Bones isnt exactly done, more like done for now, as im loosing the shop to go back on the road for work. so this is kinda a before and after/ before and for now type deal. k ill shut up heres the pics.
Before:
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/gizmoe639/1ca38cec.jpg)
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/gizmoe639/16c4b45f.jpg)

Afterish:
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/gizmoe639/a12781c9.jpg)
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/gizmoe639/e3060f7a.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: modular on Apr 03, 2010, 21:13:58
Picked this '77 Suzuki GS750 up back in Dec. 09. Here are some before and afters. Not sure what you would classify it as....

As purchased:

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/dsc07106_ja0c.jpg)
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/dsc07098_aac5.jpg)

As of today:

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/P4032048.jpg)
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/P4032044.jpg)
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/P4032043.jpg)
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/scottozanne/GS750/P4032041.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 06, 2010, 12:32:59
Dig the bobbed off seat man!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: modular on Apr 06, 2010, 20:00:56
Thanks! I tired to re-use the stock parts as much as possible. I wanted it to still look kinda stock but a bit "tougher". Kind of a pseudo fighter if you will.....heck I don't know :-\
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Apr 06, 2010, 20:04:10
nice bike, some drag bars? would look sweet. have you redone the tank?

Jay

Thanks! I tired to re-use the stock parts as much as possible. I wanted it to still look kinda stock but a bit "tougher". Kind of a pseudo fighter if you will.....heck I don't know :-\
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: modular on Apr 06, 2010, 20:23:14
Unfortunately, an entrapped nerve in my elbow forbids bars any lower than the Daytona's I have on there now. Can't even use Superbike bars, I tried. Too much pressure on the right hand makes it go numb and tingly ::).

Tank is original...including the pre-existing dent.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Apr 06, 2010, 22:26:56
cool, thinking of leaving my tank all original, dent rust and all. again, nice bike.


Jay

Unfortunately, an entrapped nerve in my elbow forbids bars any lower than the Daytona's I have on there now. Can't even use Superbike bars, I tried. Too much pressure on the right hand makes it go numb and tingly ::).

Tank is original...including the pre-existing dent.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: modular on Apr 07, 2010, 11:58:37
cool, thinking of leaving my tank all original, dent rust and all.

I like to call it "patina".  ;)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wrestlestud7 on Apr 11, 2010, 21:12:56
Don't mind me asking or anything, building a 81 of this atm,

How did you come up with that rear fender? If I may? Was it your own design?

 ;D  If this is the potential my bike has, I'm all in. 

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: modular on Apr 12, 2010, 10:32:32
Actually, all I did was cut the rear section even with the end of the original size of the seat then trimmed the seat to accept the stock rear tail section to meet up with the end of the trimmed frame. I did slightly re-shape the rear of the seat foam to meet up with the tail piece better. So, all the parts used were original, just re-used. If your bike is an '81 GS your tail section is completely different than mine.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ricrein on Apr 15, 2010, 21:45:59
1974 Triumph T140
duel disc brake conversion, sun alloy rims w/ss spokes, hyde fork brace. electronic ign, batt deleted(running cap)
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy193/ric1269/051.jpg?t=1271378580)
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy193/ric1269/052.jpg?t=1271378624)
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy193/ric1269/055.jpg?t=1271378666)
(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy193/ric1269/056.jpg?t=1271378703)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Moto Motivo on Apr 15, 2010, 23:45:39
This is how my CB450 Manx looked before the "Resto Mod".

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_0243.jpg)

This is the same CB450 after many hours of blood and sweat. (Labor of love)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_9320aa.jpg)

This is my tribute to the iconic Norton Manx

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_9323aa.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_9316aa.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_9336aa.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/P1000434.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae249/Veloce-sa/CB450%20Manx/IMG_9321aa.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 16, 2010, 12:13:32
Johan, that is a gorgeous 450! Well done mate!
Quick question for you....how's the riding position with the rearsets on the passenger mount like that? I'm working on the same chassis at the moment and I'm bouncing back and forth between fabricatiing something or just taking the simpler (and very clean) route and mounting them back there. My worry is...I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam......

regardless.....fookin' A what a pretty bike you have!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Moto Motivo on Apr 16, 2010, 17:55:43
Swagger,

I am 5'9 and the rear sets are fine with the clipon bars.  With clubman bars you might be better off with the pegs a bit more forward.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: crguy on Apr 17, 2010, 21:35:38
almost there cafe... before (http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy230/guy152/bmw/Picture003.jpg) and after  (http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy230/guy152/bmw/Picture055.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scottychop on Apr 29, 2010, 23:44:03
GS850

Before:
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/climber11/Motorcycle%20Stuff/Day1.jpg)


After:
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/climber11/Motorcycle%20Stuff/100_1606.jpg)
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/climber11/Motorcycle%20Stuff/100_1607.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miketherider on May 10, 2010, 21:47:08
1976 Honda CB750K. Many months and two owners in the making. BCR bodywork. Stock otherwise.

Before (half of the work already completed, can't find the real original pics...):

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs248.snc1/9516_533392455261_18001904_31683242_2508155_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs248.snc1/9516_533392460251_18001904_31683243_1461890_n.jpg)

After: Tank completely redone by Benjie after a fiberglass fail on the right side. Polished a ton of parts and a few hours sorting out the carbs and timing issues.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs529.ash1/31041_545785404691_18001904_32098461_2350114_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs589.snc3/31041_545785284931_18001904_32098460_2292863_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on May 11, 2010, 18:17:26
the fighter

Before:
(http://i34.tinypic.com/23rmqli.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2uz5nut.jpg)


after:
(http://i42.tinypic.com/120p2d3.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2efqfkw.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/9sdj4n.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/25zsg2p.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on May 11, 2010, 18:22:46
GSXR 750 build for my best friend

Before:
(http://i39.tinypic.com/190djm.jpg)

(http://i33.tinypic.com/2d74mg.jpg)

after:
(http://i38.tinypic.com/xmv90w.jpg)

(http://i35.tinypic.com/4j23bk.jpg)

(http://i34.tinypic.com/15f3jiu.jpg)

(http://i37.tinypic.com/2gxjija.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on May 11, 2010, 18:26:02
250 bobber

Before: (I put apes on it the day i got it home for her)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/300h2x1.jpg)

after:
(http://i38.tinypic.com/102jkwl.jpg)

(http://i37.tinypic.com/o76hx0.jpg)

(http://i35.tinypic.com/9uassy.jpg)

(http://i34.tinypic.com/15q81h0.jpg)

(http://i34.tinypic.com/15q81h0.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: beater on May 15, 2010, 19:54:50
1977 kz400 -

Before:


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/4116841418_57d3d80cf8_b.jpg)


After:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1035/4609594467_765a2dc56b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ph!L on May 23, 2010, 14:16:33
Before...
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8776/dsc01188ir.jpg) (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/dsc01188ir.jpg/)

and after...
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1282/dsc01854p.jpg) (http://img522.imageshack.us/i/dsc01854p.jpg/)

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/8487/dsc01860.jpg) (http://img547.imageshack.us/i/dsc01860.jpg/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ericngsta on May 26, 2010, 17:13:18
before:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs015.snc1/2958_599933107224_14310932_35710347_3866249_n.jpg)

after: (bad photo....)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/ericngsta/11.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CB360ty on Jun 01, 2010, 03:24:21
My cb360:


BEFORE:
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1461/mypic4438.jpg) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/mypic4438.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

AFTER:
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5576/img1131k.jpg) (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/img1131k.jpg/)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9671/img1127x.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/img1127x.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)



My friends BIKE
BEFORE (generic cb550 photo):
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4007/hondacb550k.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/hondacb550k.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

AFTER:
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1579/img1133c.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/img1133c.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5391/img1130a.jpg) (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img1130a.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 06, 2010, 17:42:35
BEFORE...
(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/43298/2789014800026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2789014800026369651RFpsXj)

 OUCH!
(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/33640/2243611490026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2243611490026369651XJAiqj)

Then a little parts removal, spit and polsh and a couple of cheap parts
AFTER...

(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/45890/2324870830026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2324870830026369651elRPYs)

(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/47468/2452061750026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2452061750026369651kegZeR)

(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/46335/2474952700026369651S600x600Q85.jpg)[/URL
 (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2474952700026369651ITtEHM)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evil One on Jun 12, 2010, 19:55:44
my 77' CB550

before & after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evil One on Jun 12, 2010, 20:26:29
side cover  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 13, 2010, 06:50:53
Side cove art is cool but I was diggin the speed holes in the chain gaurd!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Jun 19, 2010, 04:21:39
Not quite done but oh so close for now

(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_1040.sized.jpg)

And as of about 1/2hr ago :)

(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_2934.sized.jpg)

(http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/album888/IMG_2942.sized.jpg)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: miob on Jun 19, 2010, 11:49:08
New lens = new photo's.

Took my BMW R80 cafe racer for a little ride and a photo shoot. I really like the result, so I decided to bore you guys with the result as well :)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwMdDZ29I/AAAAAAAACVo/2B7TpofBVYU/s800/IMG_8707.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwNKNlfqI/AAAAAAAACV4/j0F8JGaME4c/s800/IMG_8681.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBp9TYkSkSI/AAAAAAAACWI/z9A3lnuNz7c/s800/IMG_8672.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TADZ7h0bHtI/AAAAAAAACN0/HisMqkG16oc/s800/IMG_2722.JPG)



And now it's raining again :(
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: go mama! on Jun 19, 2010, 11:56:20
gorgeous bikes, and congrats on finishing them miob and steve f!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jun 22, 2010, 18:39:07
before:
(http://i34.tinypic.com/33ys5f5.jpg)


after:

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2sbn96p.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cafePete on Jun 22, 2010, 23:09:27
The before
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af56/petercab_2009/photo4.jpg)
And the after. ;D
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af56/petercab_2009/360-2.jpg)
Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GodJockey on Jul 04, 2010, 15:54:15
Before 1982 Yamaha XS400r Seca:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/GodJockey/xs400april4th.jpg)


After:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c258/GodJockey/xs400july4th.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bikerdude73 on Jul 26, 2010, 17:49:09
Ive been away from the forums a long time so i wanne post some pics of my SR 500 Cafe racer.
This is before i did anything to the bike except fiddling with the carbie.

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/SR500001.jpg)

And this is after ive done some work on it. New paint, redid the wheels. New frontbrake(R6), new exhaust, new carbie, K&N Airfilters(removed the airfilter-box),
Put a nice hot streetcam in it, reinforced valve rockers, R6 brakecylinder and many other thingies ;)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/1sesongstart2009.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bikerdude73 on Jul 26, 2010, 17:57:09
This is my Yamaha XT600E from 1993 that i did some supermoto work on.

Here it is the way i got it:

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/17.jpg)

Here are several photos after ive turned it into a supermotard(mind you still only 45hp on the engine...)
Got Warp9 wheels from a CRF450F on it. New Avon tires. Polisport headlight, LED-blinkers,
FMF Powercore exhaust from a DRZ400. Had to make a framesupport as the original exhaust was supporting the frame.
Got a nice digital speedo on it so i know just how much im breaking the speedlimit  ;)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/1-8.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/2-5.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/6-3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dirtbag on Jul 26, 2010, 18:15:35
75 honda cb360

Before:

(http://www.flyfishcalgary.com/honda1.jpg)

After:

(http://www.flyfishcalgary.com/honda118.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 26, 2010, 18:43:29
This is my Yamaha XT600E from 1993 that i did some supermoto work on.

Here it is the way i got it:

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/17.jpg)

Here are several photos after ive turned it into a supermotard(mind you still only 45hp on the engine...)
Got Warp9 wheels from a CRF450F on it. New Avon tires. Polisport headlight, LED-blinkers,
FMF Powercore exhaust from a DRZ400. Had to make a framesupport as the original exhaust was supporting the frame.
Got a nice digital speedo on it so i know just how much im breaking the speedlimit  ;)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/1-8.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/2-5.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/bikerdude73/Yamaha%20XT600E%20Supermoto/6-3.jpg)


very nice what kind of digital did you go with for the speedo?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bikerdude73 on Jul 26, 2010, 19:36:19
very nice what kind of digital did you go with for the speedo?

I use an Acewell Ace - 2853. Havnet connected the part wich shows how much fuel ive got left.
To much work for something i dont need. Works very well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brown Bomber on Aug 02, 2010, 19:31:09
Been a long time since I've been on here. Time to update the pics of my CB500T
It started out Bone stock, and has gradually evolved into a sweet little ride.
Before;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/CB500Tcomp1.jpg)
After sorting out some electrical issues, dumping the crappy disc for a TLS, and changing the bars, mirrors, signals, rear shocks, tail light, etc. I've got a number plate for the front fender in the works, and a few other changes in the future, but here is how it stands now;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/Gators3.jpg)

OK, I finally put the Pedestrian Slicer on;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/x5.jpg)
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/x3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 02, 2010, 19:36:05
man tha tis pretty!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BArTY on Aug 05, 2010, 19:03:12
New lens = new photo's.

Took my BMW R80 cafe racer for a little ride and a photo shoot. I really like the result, so I decided to bore you guys with the result as well :)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwMdDZ29I/AAAAAAAACVo/2B7TpofBVYU/s800/IMG_8707.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwNKNlfqI/AAAAAAAACV4/j0F8JGaME4c/s800/IMG_8681.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBp9TYkSkSI/AAAAAAAACWI/z9A3lnuNz7c/s800/IMG_8672.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TADZ7h0bHtI/AAAAAAAACN0/HisMqkG16oc/s800/IMG_2722.JPG)



And now it's raining again :(

hey man looks awesome!! what kind of side view mirror is that and how did you mount it? ive been looking for a bar end look without using an actual bar end mirror. i dont want to cut through my grips.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: REDDEAD on Sep 01, 2010, 18:37:31
New lens = new photo's.

Took my BMW R80 cafe racer for a little ride and a photo shoot. I really like the result, so I decided to bore you guys with the result as well :)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwMdDZ29I/AAAAAAAACVo/2B7TpofBVYU/s800/IMG_8707.JPG)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBpwNKNlfqI/AAAAAAAACV4/j0F8JGaME4c/s800/IMG_8681.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TBp9TYkSkSI/AAAAAAAACWI/z9A3lnuNz7c/s800/IMG_8672.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YQuhcoHLoPc/TADZ7h0bHtI/AAAAAAAACN0/HisMqkG16oc/s800/IMG_2722.JPG)



And now it's raining again :(
Where did you find those rims? I love those!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Sep 01, 2010, 19:03:43
ok... SR500 Before and After:

Before: Barf in your mouth
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2079%20SR500%20Brat/locOSR500Start.jpg)

After:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2079%20SR500%20Brat/IMG_0625.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2079%20SR500%20Brat/IMG_0624.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: blackkat on Sep 04, 2010, 12:35:41
Some amazing work from all you guys. I am humble about my build. I love a good cafe build because there just aren't any rules or boundaries....

The day I got her...
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll153/vwbluxu2/P1020877.jpg)

And a couple weeks ago...75% done...
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll153/vwbluxu2/ducati1109.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: callmenames on Sep 04, 2010, 18:03:20
Been a long time since I've been on here. Time to update the pics of my CB500T
It started out Bone stock, and has gradually evolved into a sweet little ride.
Before;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/CB500Tcomp1.jpg)
After sorting out some electrical issues, dumping the crappy disc for a TLS, and changing the bars, mirrors, signals, rear shocks, tail light, etc. I've got a number plate for the front fender in the works, and a few other changes in the future, but here is how it stands now;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/Gators3.jpg)

OK, I finally put the Pedestrian Slicer on;
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/x5.jpg)
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/x3.jpg)

Wow, super clean beautiful bike, I need to break out the elbow grease :-[
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brown Bomber on Sep 04, 2010, 22:31:51
Thanks Callmenames,
 The bike has taken on yet a new look since that last photo. With the addition of the Slicer, something didn't look quite right to me and someone suggested removing the fairing since it had a more modern look than the rest of the bike now. So by simply taking off the fairing everything works. I like the new more vintage look, plus I can put the original undrilled fender and fairing back on for a more modern look in the cooler months.
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/025.jpg)
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/Concours87/CB500T/P8150037.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tweakin on Sep 05, 2010, 12:45:36
February 2010
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/IMAG0022.jpg)


July 2010
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/cb750/IMG_7451.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bikerdude73 on Sep 05, 2010, 14:12:08
February 2010
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/IMAG0022.jpg)


July 2010
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/tweakin_photo/cb750/IMG_7451.jpg)

Beautiful bike!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shortround on Sep 12, 2010, 09:24:47
before
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/1973%20CB750%20Cafe%20Racer/CIMG1122.jpg)

after
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/1973%20CB750%20Cafe%20Racer/DSC_0017.jpg)
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/1973%20CB750%20Cafe%20Racer/DSC_0020.jpg)
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/1973%20CB750%20Cafe%20Racer/DSC_0019.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 12, 2010, 09:45:00
Awesome thransformation there shortround!
You know what REALLY grabbed me? Those white letter tires!!!
I know they aren't usually favored but I have always loved the way they look, good on you for using them.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Detroit Diesel Man on Sep 17, 2010, 04:44:37
1977 GS750



Before.
(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/DetroitDieselMan/3nd3pa3lb5Oe5Q65Pf99k755a39621b6610.jpg)



After.
(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/DetroitDieselMan/IMG00110.jpg)



Bought the bike in the fall of 09..spent the winter doing the restore..basic solid engine work..Jardine period correct(mid 80"s) Pipe.
Misc cosmetics..home made footpegs brake torque arm,sidecovers,engine side covers rear tailight assembly.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 24, 2010, 17:07:52
Before (October 09):
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/68%20Honda%20CL175%20project/0826091732b.jpg)
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/68%20Honda%20CL175%20project/0826091732.jpg)

After:
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/68%20Honda%20CL175%20project/IMG00070-20100602-1626.jpg)

Currently:
(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/68%20Honda%20CL175%20project/IMG00125-20100705-1650.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 24, 2010, 17:09:34
so purrrdy
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tWistedWheelz on Sep 24, 2010, 17:26:01
Excelent job rich.....she sure went from rags to riches!.....hahahahahaha!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 24, 2010, 17:42:25
I rode that dinky little bike around the block at Rich's place. Damn near small enough to put in my pocket!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 24, 2010, 18:44:18
True story - and for those that dont know, Swagger is a big dude.

Everybody asked me if i got a pic of him on it, and i tell them all the same thing: "When a guy that big tells you not to take a picture, you dont take a picture"
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 24, 2010, 19:02:46
HAHAHA! Ya know.....if there were two I coulda roller-skated!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Sep 25, 2010, 02:13:50
Damn do I love that bike Rich. Ill tell ya folks, I rode that bastard from Beaver to Pittsburgh and around the city in between recently (around 80 miles that day) and Im a believer. It is one well built s.o.b. Rich did it right. Theres nothing like screamin through traffic at 60mph in the pouring rain on a 250lb bike with bicycle tires. ha ha ha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 25, 2010, 02:51:29
You said you would baby it and not take it above 45!  :D

Ok, so who else has before & afters?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctluba on Sep 26, 2010, 21:32:20
BEFORE:

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

DURING:

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/04-22-10005-1.jpg)

AFTER:

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/09-03-10077.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silverstonepgt on Sep 30, 2010, 12:57:46
The KZ before:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/Silverstonepgt/IMAG0270.jpg)

Current (still lots to go):

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs702.snc4/62271_10100356053482784_2332510_67346218_6100520_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Sep 30, 2010, 14:09:23
Ehhh...still got a few more things to finish up (brakes, seat, electrical, etc), but I thought I'd share nonetheless:
BEFORE
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_QyRp90QRE_w/S3StEZHPI3I/AAAAAAAABH8/Fy6hJUA5G34/s720/DSC_0048.jpg)

AFTER (pretty much the final look, minus the seat upholstery and front calipers)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_QyRp90QRE_w/TJlFTOOIJ6I/AAAAAAAACEw/IaKHxR4Sk6U/s640/IMG_0006.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: noexit on Sep 30, 2010, 14:30:58
That thing was a monstrosity when you got it!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 30, 2010, 15:14:39
That CX is coming out insame! got rid of the sporty mufflers for some emgos huh... how does it sound? did you have to rejet for them?
ooh ya! do you by chance still have the bags? i am looking to try and make some hard bags work on my bandit 600s
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 30, 2010, 15:37:30
Second on the wanting to hear the CX! Did you keep the stock crossover? I can't open the pic now for some reason to see for myself.....
Also, is the tank just bare or is it painted/powdered? Very cool looking bike mate!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Sep 30, 2010, 15:54:38
That CX is coming out insame! got rid of the sporty mufflers for some emgos huh... how does it sound? did you have to rejet for them?
ooh ya! do you by chance still have the bags? i am looking to try and make some hard bags work on my bandit 600s

Thanks!!  haven't had a chance to fire it up with that exhaust setup yet.  but i did rejet to 120/90.

Don't have the bags anymore. Put em on craigslist and they sold right away...wasn't expecting them to be that popular! haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Sep 30, 2010, 15:59:57
Second on the wanting to hear the CX! Did you keep the stock crossover? I can't open the pic now for some reason to see for myself.....
Also, is the tank just bare or is it painted/powdered? Very cool looking bike mate!

Ditched the crossover (the battery box is actually taking that location now).  The exhaust is a 2-1 setup with an emgo shorty muffler welded on...i can't wait to fire it up (I'll be sure to take video).
The tank is just bare metal right now.  I want to take it to 3000 grit and clear it (POR15 makes this stuff that is supposed to help the clear stick to the metal...crossing fingers). 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 30, 2010, 16:21:43
Coooool
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Sep 30, 2010, 19:30:58
Very nice transformation on the CX GoBears, I wonder what the weight difference is in the before and after, I say a few pounds were shed.   ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silverstonepgt on Oct 04, 2010, 15:29:16
Oh man, that CX is dead on perfect, I can't wait to see the seat all done!

I love it when they look a bit meaner and modern than a straight cafe build, and that one has got that look.

Also got the KZ a bit more finished off - From:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs702.snc4/62271_10100356053482784_2332510_67346218_6100520_n.jpg)

To this:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs601.snc4/58175_10100360718479094_2332510_67458734_7547472_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs125.ash2/39597_10100359776756314_2332510_67424834_3965684_n.jpg)

Still deciding between the two seats above.  The first is just a flat pan and will need some shaping and a fender or back to it and then slim foam.

The second is the stock seat trimmed down to a solo.  Also not done yet, needs to be cut down in height and attached to the pan again, lower than it is sitting there.
Title: 1978 BMW R100RT CAFE RACER
Post by: BMW-VIKING on Oct 11, 2010, 21:11:03
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/857160133_bucyx-L.jpg)
AFTER
German engineering, Italian flair and British Cafe' tradition together in one package
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040333026_uYApP-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040333475_amdhy-XL.jpg[img][img]http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040335090_d5e4P-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040335482_oakEt-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336113_Y8emn-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336683_ssTqx-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336876_DS3ph-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040338076_Y9cWL-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040337870_XP9pK-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: 1978 BMW R100RT CAFE RACER
Post by: jayellay on Oct 11, 2010, 22:03:09
this before and after is awesome. props to you on a great build.

Jay



(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/857160133_bucyx-L.jpg)
AFTER
German engineering, Italian flair and British Cafe' tradition together in one package
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040333026_uYApP-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040333475_amdhy-XL.jpg[img][img]http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040335090_d5e4P-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040335482_oakEt-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336113_Y8emn-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336683_ssTqx-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040336876_DS3ph-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040338076_Y9cWL-XL.jpg)
(http://1965r50.smugmug.com/photos/1040337870_XP9pK-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: 1978 BMW R100RT CAFE RACER
Post by: BMW-VIKING on Oct 11, 2010, 23:04:50
this before and after is awesome. props to you on a great build.

Jay



Thanks Jay,
  Took about a year to complete. Had a lot of help from a friend of mine who is a master BMW Mechanic.
He's taught me alot and I've learned a great deal from the Master.
I'm going to start another BMW Cafe Bike for my son very soon, Its going to based on an R60 model (600cc), it will be his first bike so there's no need for it to be as quick as this one. He can always slap on some bigger jugs later on when he gets more confident.
Dean
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 12, 2010, 11:22:54
the BMW is insane! love every part of it, love the moddern brakes, very very nicely done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BMW-VIKING on Oct 13, 2010, 10:58:08
the BMW is insane! love every part of it, love the moddern brakes, very very nicely done

Thank you Sir...Its not finished though, going to have to experiment with the jetting and other stuff, seems like I'm never totally satisfied and want to change something, I believe I'm going to swap out the rear for a black rim and hub with stainless spokes. I see your from the Chicago area, I live in Kentucky now, but grew up in Aurora Il.
Dean
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 13, 2010, 11:01:49
thats awesome! we build all our HD motors in aurora at my buddies place, just finished a 107 that is PUMPING out some torque!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Oct 13, 2010, 19:08:25
Well, I'm finally comfortable calling her finished, so it's probably safe to do a before and after...

Before...
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/DSC01786.jpg)

After...
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/f.jpg)

(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/g.jpg)

(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 13, 2010, 19:33:39
man that really really looks great!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 13, 2010, 20:03:30
Fantastic build!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Oct 13, 2010, 21:14:34
Well, I'm finally comfortably calling her finished, so it's probably safe to do a before and after...

Before...
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/DSC01786.jpg)

After...
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/f.jpg)

(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/g.jpg)

(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/green%20bastard/b.jpg)



Very nice!  Now for your next project....... ;D ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Oct 13, 2010, 22:04:18
Thanks guys.  Seems strange that I have nothing to work on.  Guess I'll just have to spend all that time riding it.  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BMW-VIKING on Oct 13, 2010, 22:22:45
Well, I'm finally comfortably calling her finished, so it's probably safe to do a before and after...

It Looks Awesome!!  I think it's safe to say that the XS650 is more popular now than it was in it's hayday.
The Green Looks Great... :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 14, 2010, 12:52:48
I think this is a 500....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BMW-VIKING on Oct 14, 2010, 13:35:35
I think this is a 500....

Yep, the more I look at it I see now that its not a 650...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 14, 2010, 14:15:01
HAHA...except now that I look...is it a 400? Sheesh ::)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 14, 2010, 15:02:12
swag i think it is a 4hundo
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 14, 2010, 16:13:00
Yep...being dumber than a tree it took me a second or three to figure it out. hehe
Sweet little scoot...whatever size it is!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Oct 14, 2010, 16:22:51
She is indeed a 400.  Thanks y'all!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb750dude on Oct 16, 2010, 15:27:13
#1 Before
#2 During
#3 & 4 After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Oct 17, 2010, 21:36:18
Before, 1976 CB550
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/0307091203a.jpg)
After
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/My%20bike%20pics/DSC04059.jpg)
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/My%20bike%20pics/DSC04056.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Oct 17, 2010, 21:39:11
1972 CB450 before.
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/My%20bike%20pics/0125002241.jpg)
After.
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hammer%20Head/Shot_oldskool-10.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Oct 17, 2010, 21:56:30
1977 CB550 During, lost the before pics.
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/lester%20bike/0607002043.jpg)
After.
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/lester%20bike/DSC04489.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 17, 2010, 22:30:22
I've been thinking about how a set of otherwise marginal mags would look refinished like that, they look GREAT!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: n0regret5 on Oct 18, 2010, 21:08:55
ah shucks i may as well post something up, may get me in the working mood!

before (well after removing 10 years of muck from the frame and sanding back and painting it and painting and installing the engine..)

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/n0regret5/P280610_14360002.jpg)

and after 'stage one', the warm gooey liquid phase...clipons, cut down seat, tank sanded back and clearcoated, forks dropped through trees..

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/n0regret5/CIMG1567.jpg)

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/n0regret5/CIMG1568.jpg)

next is longer rear shocks (pegs scrape on everything), new seat and cowl (hiding the battery upstairs) and new exhaust (last thing on the list, really)

cheers guys for the inspiration!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: brett7777 on Oct 20, 2010, 22:25:56
Here's the Enfield Mini Bullet that i converted to a retro racer
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctluba on Oct 21, 2010, 20:17:05
81 750F

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

during
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/08-25-10003.jpg)

after
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: billetproofcustoms on Oct 22, 2010, 15:16:39
before:   (http://www.billetproofcustoms.com/project_gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_kz1.jpg)

after:   (http://www.billetproofcustoms.com/images/billetproofcafe.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctluba on Oct 22, 2010, 20:50:21
Wow, billet, I would not believe that such a lame ass basket case POS could be made to look so cool!!! NICE WORK. :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: billetproofcustoms on Oct 22, 2010, 21:24:42
Wow, billet, I would not believe that such a lame ass basket case POS could be made to look so cool!!! NICE WORK. :o

LOL, lame ass POS? you mean you didnt like the dog collar battery strap the previous owner used???, the sissy bar with 5,000 bungee cords wrapped around it??? and the college parking sticker on the front fender is always a classic look too....lol

seriously, love it when the bike gets compliments like yours...I sincerely appreciate it. ;D

just wait till you see my next cafe creation...heh heh heh  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 23, 2010, 10:17:08
i love the 2-1 carb set up... that would make tuning a dream!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb750dude on Oct 23, 2010, 17:21:29
i love the 2-1 carb set up... that would make tuning a dream!!!!

JEEZ! the stack on that carb can take in a lot of air or maybe small children.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silvergrau on Oct 25, 2010, 16:37:21
Hello my name is Mario and writte from Spain, this is my Honda cm400t 82´ after 9 month of work. Is a project make for my with help of some best friends. Is a preparation  simple and cheap  but for my the result is the very good. Is a great bike what i used daily. Thank you and regards.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/253/hondacm.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/i/hondacm.jpg/)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7127/cimg0060p1.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/cimg0060p1.jpg/)

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4043/cimg0059p1.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/cimg0059p1.jpg/)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8315/07092010114.jpg) (http://img137.imageshack.us/i/07092010114.jpg/)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8718/07092010117.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/07092010117.jpg/)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5178/07092010118.jpg) (http://img137.imageshack.us/i/07092010118.jpg/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ethanol on Oct 25, 2010, 16:56:03
Very nice Mario!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 25, 2010, 18:11:23
That right there would be my favorite CM400 to date...very nice work Mario
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: supercafe on Oct 25, 2010, 18:55:23
nice 400 mario.
love that seat..
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pawn on Oct 25, 2010, 22:27:16
this isn't really much of a before since I didn't take pics when the bike was bought (which it was in horrible condition)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/5115809655_ed1be6e07d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46324023@N07/5115809655/)
Bike down memory lane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46324023@N07/5115809655/#) by jeffe suarez (http://www.flickr.com/people/46324023@N07/), on Flickr

and here she is today:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5108634315_384c4300f3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46324023@N07/5108634315/)
bike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46324023@N07/5108634315/#) by jeffe suarez (http://www.flickr.com/people/46324023@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 26, 2010, 12:56:43
/\ that does NOT suck mate!
 |
Pretty close to what I have in mind for one of my 'donor' 500t hondas. I like the profile a alot, good to see that I'm not out of my mind. It looks low and aggressive without looking like a contortionist is the only one who could ride it.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thompsonmx100 on Oct 26, 2010, 13:41:39
Swag you sir are gonna need to be a contortionist to ride a 500t no matter what the stance. ;D ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Oct 26, 2010, 14:12:24
Swag you sir are gonna need to be a contortionist to ride a 500t no matter what the stance. ;D ;)

HAHAHA....yeah that are pretty small. Still, I dig'm. I have big bikes if i really need to haul around.
Hell, I've even got a couple S90ss hondas if I really want to look gargantuan!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dwyatt on Oct 27, 2010, 03:55:34
Vintage track bike:

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Oct 27, 2010, 11:00:04
Vintage track bike:



Love the track bike.  Now that makes me want to go out and buy another Yamaha.  Still working on my Sportster Cafe Racer.

Rod
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pawn on Oct 27, 2010, 12:26:54
yeah that tracker looks awesome! I really want to get my hands on an old Yammy, RD 250 like my buddy has. I love that bike, love two stroke motors, and the smell.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Oct 27, 2010, 12:41:39
Ya know, I don't think I've ever posted up in the Before and After thread for my XS650.  Now that it's more or less in its final state, and it's been ridden all season including a bunch of miles down in Alabama and at Deals Gap, I think it's worthy of a post here.

Before - non running, zero compression, black spray painted engine roller:

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/XS650/DSCF0007.jpg)

After (1089 days later)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/DO%20THE%20TON%20Alabama%202010/us129Photo2.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/XS650/IMG_1746.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/XS650/IMG_1763.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/XS650/IMG_1768.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pawn on Oct 27, 2010, 13:23:41
beautiful man! What's that hoop on the front wheel, a brace? Can you put a pic of that up?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Oct 27, 2010, 13:33:13
Tim, now thats what I'm talking about.....looks like fun!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Oct 27, 2010, 14:08:21
Love,love,love the front brake! Looks like you may have some pipe polishing to do. Nice pictures!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: eurodave on Oct 27, 2010, 20:11:24
heres the before & afters of my CB450,still not quite finished,but close...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 31, 2010, 18:26:03
Yes, it's the same bike.. I SWEAR!
MY BUILD THREAD (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=13356.0)

Before

(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/42360/2529513160026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2529513160026369651QdQDqj)


After!!!

(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/44220/2802313730026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2802313730026369651KOuXbg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bikerdude73 on Oct 31, 2010, 20:44:39
That is an awesome build!! I know of a cheap and very good project like this with lots of parts. To bad its so heavy it will probarbly fall through the floor in my shed ;)

How does it handle??
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Oct 31, 2010, 21:37:03
beautiful man! What's that hoop on the front wheel, a brace? Can you put a pic of that up?

Yep - that's a fork brace - old school style.  MikesXS sells them new specifically for the XS650.  I'm running a Suzuki GT750 4LS front hub laced into a rear XS650 shouldered alloy rim with stainless Buchanan spokes/nipples.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/XS650/IMG_0780.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Oct 31, 2010, 21:40:16
Love,love,love the front brake! Looks like you may have some pipe polishing to do. Nice pictures!

I don't think this is gonna buff out ;)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/DO%20THE%20TON%20Alabama%202010/KillBoyDealsGap1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: teddpage on Oct 31, 2010, 21:46:25
LOL!  That happens to me almost every ride...only i usually scrape the footpegs or kickstand!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 01, 2010, 07:08:18
That is an awesome build!! I know of a cheap and very good project like this with lots of parts. To bad its so heavy it will probarbly fall through the floor in my shed ;)

How does it handle??

A lot different than my CB350F, you can definately tell the weight is there, smooth and solid in the curves.  You better be ready when you twist your wrist.... she  accelerates like mad! ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nellos on Nov 01, 2010, 09:26:44
hello im nellos and this is my bike



(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/629/img0358k.jpg) (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/img0358k.jpg/)

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(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7483/img0357h.jpg) (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/img0357h.jpg/)

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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: supercafe on Nov 01, 2010, 17:04:28
thats an awsome pic tim, where was that taken?
looks like a nice road to ride.
bike looks great.
later.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hondagurlee on Nov 02, 2010, 11:41:55
Hondagurlee's  1st bike rebuild.
 1975 Honda CB200T.First thing I did was mod the tank.You know how the cb200t had that fake leather center strip.GONE....being a newbie I used a ton of BONDO to fill that center strip.
(have since taken 2nd cb200t tank and welded that center strip.)I am lucky to have an awesome friend who had a machine shop.Lucky for me.I remade the engine side side covers you know the ones that said HONDA.I took an image of Ladybiker and engraved .I also engraved my forks with my nickname "Loopy" and my rear brake thingy.
I striped the paint off and grinded all the crapy jap welds from the factory.Nice and smooth now.The head light ears were damaged/bent to hell.What I did was take scrap metal tube that was once used as a handgrab rail for a firetruck .
Then cut new fork ears and welded them to rail.Ok that was a trip in its self.Cutting anything with a bandsaw is scary.
I had to get rid of that HUGE tail light and replaced it with a tear drop one.Also re wired the bike.OMG that was super stressfull.
The most impressive thing is what Ive done to the engine.Ive hand polished it to a chrome like SHINE!!! Way cool.
Had another friend who owns a autobody shop shoot the parts in a very GURLY  purple/pink.Its a girly thang.
Then I wanted to do something with that seat,OMG.Took the leather off cut down the foam kinda cafe looking but not like I want it.I recovered it in .....Crushed velvet! HAHAHA Like I sad its a GURLEE bike.I call it Gurlee cause my name is Lisa been called Lee at times and soooo that how gurlee came to be.Anyways,next mod will be to make a cafe looking tail/seat.Think that will be this winters project.Now if 66 Sprint would just help me out with that ...Ill be a happy camper.I think the funnest thing about my 1st rebuild was in less then 8 hr after the last nut and bolt was turned,MY BELOVED Honda CB200T took First Place at the local BIKE show.Hell this bike has even been to the Washington DC International Bike show.Did I mention it was the centerfold artical  in the VJMC mag.I just wanted ya to know there are women out here who also LOVE old bikes and Im one of em.Once I figure out how to post pics I have a ton of them . ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 02, 2010, 14:31:44
Nellos and Hondagurlee, nice bikes both of you!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: desmoBIBU on Nov 05, 2010, 20:44:40
Before :
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_R_WwBubDNQI/TBFe5lUk1QI/AAAAAAAAATY/C3cEaif2dcs/s640/gtv350.JPG)


After :
(http://[url=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R_WwBubDNQI/TBGOJVmwIcI/AAAAAAAAAY4/ZDlaoPHkWd4/s1600/1.JPG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R_WwBubDNQI/TBGOJVmwIcI/AAAAAAAAAY4/ZDlaoPHkWd4/s1600/1.JPG[/url])
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ethanol on Nov 05, 2010, 21:55:54
Fixed:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R_WwBubDNQI/TBGOJVmwIcI/AAAAAAAAAY4/ZDlaoPHkWd4/s1600/1.JPG)

What did you do with the original parts? (Tank/seat)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: desmoBIBU on Nov 06, 2010, 05:07:24
Hi ... the tank is on the bike and the seat hangs on the wall in my garage :)  ,why ?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_R_WwBubDNQI/TBsjDe9gLDI/AAAAAAAAAbM/M_O8gPYO15g/s1600/9a.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 06, 2010, 10:02:18
man some awesome posts guys... bikes are looking great!!!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: diesel450 on Nov 17, 2010, 00:46:03
Before and after, here we go.

Before;
(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/dslink18/fence008.jpg)
(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/dslink18/fence009.jpg)

after, after, after.

(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/dslink18/Img6306.jpg)
(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/dslink18/Img6462.jpg)
(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww82/dslink18/Img64222.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb750dude on Nov 17, 2010, 09:04:02
Fucking sweet diesel450!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pawn on Nov 17, 2010, 10:11:58
that's a nice lookin bike diesel!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wingspan on Nov 17, 2010, 10:25:59
Beautiful bike, Diesel!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: diesel450 on Nov 17, 2010, 11:44:10
Thanks Guys!! I'm pleased with the results and looking forward to whats next!! ??
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Nov 17, 2010, 15:13:02
I don't see much of a difference diesel  ;D ;D ;D Just kidding, stunning transformation.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 650Mark on Nov 25, 2010, 16:28:42
Here's mine. Way before

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/KZatFIX.jpg)

Just before

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/poorbike2.bmp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/poorbike5.jpg)

And after with a few different paint jobs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/IMGP1860.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/IMGP2156.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/LPIC0006.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Z1Paint021.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/PictureA066.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HOOLIGAN on Nov 25, 2010, 17:18:34

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Bikepix/IMGP2156.jpg)

What kind of headlight is that?  Think it might look good my my kz400. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 650Mark on Nov 26, 2010, 00:40:57
Found it on eBay but I haven't seen one in a while.

Mark
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HOOLIGAN on Nov 26, 2010, 11:59:11
Thanks for the heads up Mark. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dardoonk on Dec 18, 2010, 18:50:41
My 77 GS750 after sitting 20 years.
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/dardoonk/GS%20Build/77GSbarnfind.jpg)


And after countless days in the garage, she started to take shape...
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/dardoonk/GS%20Build/gettingdone4.jpg)

Finally, I finished everything .... Better than new  ::)
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/dardoonk/GS750-12-08001.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 19, 2010, 09:26:32
Nice dardoonk... What front fender did you use?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Dec 19, 2010, 10:55:43
before
(http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/12/78/09/10/gn400_10.jpg)
after
(http://i28.servimg.com/u/f28/12/78/09/10/gn_ger13.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dardoonk on Dec 19, 2010, 13:50:39
Nice dardoonk... What front fender did you use?
Entire front end was lifted off an 82 or 83 (I forget) GS1100 EZ, so it's just a stock GS fender.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 20, 2010, 19:35:55
great pics!!!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sovereign on Dec 20, 2010, 19:46:17
Here is my before & after of my 75 CL360. Let me know what you think?(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/HondaCL3601976001.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360021.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360013.jpg?t=1292888705)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hillsy on Dec 20, 2010, 19:51:43

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/650Mark/Z1Paint021.jpg)


LOVE the jaffa paint scheme  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 20, 2010, 19:55:39
Here is my before & after of my 75 CL360. Let me know what you think?(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/HondaCL3601976001.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360021.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360013.jpg?t=1292888705)



that sucker is ratted out! i dig it!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hillsy on Dec 20, 2010, 19:58:53
That front fender looks like it's going to lock your wheel up any second  :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sovereign on Dec 20, 2010, 22:48:23
The front fender is of a Honda urban express. It's a tight fit but it do's not rub. I did all the work myself except extending the swingarm 4".(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360017.jpg?t=1292899545)

Made my own bare end mirrors.(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360016.jpg?t=1292899545)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb750dude on Dec 20, 2010, 23:37:43
I like the copper tubing brake stabilizer bar ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 21, 2010, 07:30:51
Quite the change there alazzurra !!!
Posted your build thread.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rat_ cxn on Dec 21, 2010, 08:17:10
ok i havnt done one yet

before
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/cx500/11139_190147438705_655198705_2874490_2528190_n.jpg)

after
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/cx500/IMG_0449.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/cx500/IMG_0447-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ohiocaferacer on Dec 21, 2010, 08:57:28
New race bike I built a year or so ago......

Before
(http://ohiocaferacers.com/cb3-150.jpg)

After
(http://ohiocaferacers.com/DSC01700x.jpg)

....gotta find another build project.....ideas welcomed!! ;D
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Post by: tWistedWheelz on Dec 21, 2010, 09:42:18
^ That is beautiful!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Dec 21, 2010, 11:20:19
hi guys, here some before and after pics of my cagiva alazzurra racer.
before:
(http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/12/78/09/10/cagiva10.jpg)
after:
(http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/09/10/div_mo10.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sovereign on Dec 21, 2010, 13:31:13
I like the copper tubing brake stabilizer bar ;D

I tried to us what I had In my garage. I have a True Value a block from my house I bought a lot of the hardware there. My handle bar is a 2ft galvanized pipe It cost me 6 bucks.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Dec 21, 2010, 13:38:20
hi guys, here some before and after pics of my cagiva alazzurra racer.
before:
(http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/12/78/09/10/cagiva10.jpg)
after:
(http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/09/10/div_mo10.jpg)


Two words.....

SHA-ZAMM!!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Dec 22, 2010, 22:30:48
dude, love this bike. best rat on here. props to you brother. that thing looks like FUN!!!



The front fender is of a Honda urban express. It's a tight fit but it do's not rub. I did all the work myself except extending the swingarm 4".(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360017.jpg?t=1292899545)

Made my own bare end mirrors.(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360016.jpg?t=1292899545)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sovereign on Dec 23, 2010, 13:20:49
dude, love this bike. best rat on here. props to you brother. that thing looks like FUN!!!



I got lucky on this bike! It had been sitting in a barn for 20 years. It only has 6 thousand miles on it. I was thinking of puting it up for bike of the month. ::)           (http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360010.jpg?t=1293125141)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h411/jcornwellpainting/Honda360014.jpg?t=1293125309)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: J.P. on Jan 02, 2011, 21:49:57

Before
(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/balleton/Harley_Davidson_XL_883_Sportster_2008_3.jpg)
After
(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/balleton/IMG_0671.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Toad on Jan 02, 2011, 22:24:52
1975 CB750 before
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Toad on Jan 02, 2011, 22:27:15
after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Toad on Jan 02, 2011, 22:28:50
after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bigpadg on Jan 08, 2011, 11:14:29
Before
(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/balleton/Harley_Davidson_XL_883_Sportster_2008_3.jpg)
After
(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/balleton/IMG_0671.jpg)
Su-weet. Looks way rad, JP!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bigpadg on Jan 08, 2011, 11:18:01
Rat_CXN, man that's a nice dang job you did with that CX, bro. Take a bow! :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rat_ cxn on Jan 08, 2011, 22:04:25
thanx man.. that was just a quick job.. I will be tearing it down completely and giving it a proper job when i have finished my little sr. It will look basicye the same just more detailed   
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: beachcomber on Jan 27, 2011, 07:54:44
Hi Guys,

just had a spare hour and been through the whole gallery - some awesome bikes here.

OK here's the deal - I'm creating a Cafe Racer [ "Cafe-Moto" ] based online site as a one stop for relevant parts [ based in the UK ]. It's not due to go live for a few months yet.

I'd like to use some of the pix here as an inspiration for those looking for a build.

Rather than contact each of you individually [ about 12 bikes ] - if you DO NOT want your bike shown on my site, please let me know. Credit will be given for any images used.

Thanx in advance
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: belch_brother on Jan 29, 2011, 07:39:15
Before:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/4093339511_81117cc4bb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44513580@N02/4093339511/)
30082009(002) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44513580@N02/4093339511/#) by belch_brother (http://www.flickr.com/people/44513580@N02/), on Flickr
After:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5397234131_8abcaf7916.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44513580@N02/5397234131/)
First registered ride 020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44513580@N02/5397234131/#) by belch_brother (http://www.flickr.com/people/44513580@N02/), on Flickr

Registered too!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jan 29, 2011, 15:22:18
Wow that's quite a transformation, well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Jan 29, 2011, 17:17:33
+1
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Post by: sasquach on Jan 29, 2011, 18:59:57
+ 2
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 29, 2011, 23:10:51
Nice work! Any more pics of it? side shot?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: belch_brother on Jan 30, 2011, 01:22:36
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22178.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22178.0)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 71cb450 on Feb 17, 2011, 00:26:53
Before
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g361/71cb450/DSCN0863.jpg)
after
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g361/71cb450/DSCN1060.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lassenc on Feb 26, 2011, 14:04:14
Here is my before & after of my 75 CL360. Let me know what you think?

Wouldn't go near it, not my style at all :(
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mtrace535 on Feb 27, 2011, 01:22:47
Wouldn't go near it, not my style at all :(
Bahumbug:)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Feb 27, 2011, 11:36:22
Looks nice! Definitely and improvement. I would change the seat to something more cafe in style, but otherwise looks pretty clean.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 71cb450 on Feb 27, 2011, 18:35:25
That is going to be my next endeavor I was thinking about one of those off ebay from Vietnam.  Seems to be the simplest   
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Feb 27, 2011, 19:41:52
Haven't posted much since my CB750 build.  Here is the latest project.  Started out as a plain jane Sportster 883.  Now its a 1200 screaming eagle cafe racer.  My own tail and rearsets.  Here's one for the Harley crowd.
 
Before:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/Cafe%20Racers/1996Sportster883with1200kit001.jpg)
 
After:
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/Cafe%20Racers/1996HarleyCafeRacer024.jpg)
 
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/Cafe%20Racers/1996HarleyCafeRacer022.jpg)
 
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/irace2win41/Cafe%20Racers/1996HarleyCafeRacer023.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mtrace535 on Feb 28, 2011, 02:13:18
Man what a change. Im starting to really like cafed Harleys. Nice job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: imseamless on Feb 28, 2011, 02:19:00
That Harley is badass.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: J.P. on Feb 28, 2011, 03:02:33
ha ha... as soon as I saw the first pic I knew I recognized that bike. Hey race, any other forums we're both on?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kopcicle on Feb 28, 2011, 05:08:48
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/45742_423647787186_702187186_5409595_6431389_n.jpg)During ...
Frame is 2F0
Engine cases are also
750 test mule . I honestly forget what all is in it .

~kop
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Feb 28, 2011, 11:24:39
ha ha... as soon as I saw the first pic I knew I recognized that bike. Hey race, any other forums we're both on?

Hey JP.  Saw you on here earlier.  This is the second cafe bike I've built. after my two original XLCRs.  I'm even thinking about doing an SV650 retro next.  It's a sickness.......
 
Rod
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Awall on Feb 28, 2011, 21:11:25
Project "NimRod"  (1983 Suzuki GS1100L Shaft Drive)
 
Before
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z446/welleram/securedownload12.jpg)
 
After
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z446/welleram/IMGP5682.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Mar 01, 2011, 11:06:52
Good job Awall - I saw it was done earlier but my phone refused to let me hit the "post" button. Stupid technology!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 01, 2011, 13:29:21
Quite a transformation!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 01, 2011, 13:30:21
that looks fantastic!! i bet she is a blast to ride!!! (883 hd)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 8barreldart on Mar 12, 2011, 23:26:33
 78 gs750e been sitting in a garage for 10+ years, 300$ got it, before: (http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg167/8barreldart/gs7502.jpg)
 
 
 
after, clip ons and rear sets next, just outa money for now  (http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg167/8barreldart/cafe11.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Mar 13, 2011, 00:16:51
Very clean, 8barreldart!  Looks worlds better.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Mar 13, 2011, 00:39:33
+1. That bike must weigh 200 pounds less. Good job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 13, 2011, 05:28:56
Great job 8barreldart! Hard to believe someone hung all that tupperware on an E model... Would have expected that more on my L!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Mar 24, 2011, 19:31:32
1979 GS750L built on a 'college student budget'...
before:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2806675619_2b5aa044f9_b.jpg)
today:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5556558947_b4aae28dfd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Mar 24, 2011, 19:33:30
Well done for a college budget build.  Beer is important so you did well.  I really like that bike
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 24, 2011, 20:47:45
Yep yep... takes a good eye to cafe a cruiser.
Very well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bw612 on Mar 30, 2011, 13:54:39
Started with a standard cb360.  Different colored parts, some parts where in milk crated.  Did not run.  This is what I came up with over the winter.  I have twelve cold cold miles on it, waiting for warm weather.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Mar 30, 2011, 14:01:20
Man what a change. Im starting to really like cafed Harleys. Nice job.

Sportsters were intended to be race bike to begin with.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Mar 30, 2011, 14:10:33
Hello my name is Mario and writte from Spain, this is my Honda cm400t 82´ after 9 month of work. Is a project make for my with help of some best friends. Is a preparation  simple and cheap  but for my the result is the very good. Is a great bike what i used daily. Thank you and regards.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/253/hondacm.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/i/hondacm.jpg/)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7127/cimg0060p1.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/cimg0060p1.jpg/)

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/4043/cimg0059p1.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/cimg0059p1.jpg/)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8315/07092010114.jpg) (http://img137.imageshack.us/i/07092010114.jpg/)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8718/07092010117.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/07092010117.jpg/)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5178/07092010118.jpg) (http://img137.imageshack.us/i/07092010118.jpg/)


What filters are on this Bike? They look paper. I want some!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Apr 03, 2011, 19:25:52
Well,  She is finished enough for this season so A before and after is due.  The before is not exactly like I got her, I had pained and changed the bars but I can't find the original picture with the mini apes etc.

Before

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/maritimebiker/IMG_1900.jpg)

AS of this afternoon:

(http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/maritimebiker/bike012.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 03, 2011, 20:38:04
WHOO-HOO!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Apr 04, 2011, 04:01:43
Looks great Mike- I like the 2 up seat you posted elsewhere too.

However, I would request the pictures taken in a different location. Looks like the bike hasn't moved!  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Apr 04, 2011, 08:54:51
Ha Rich I just got back from a 30 KM run.  Wiped it off a bit and snapped the pic.  ;D  I was going to ride to work this morning but it was too cold, going to be warm by noon though so I am going home for lunch to swap truck for bike  ;D   If I think of it I will take the camera and get a pic someplace downtown.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ninja750 on Apr 04, 2011, 12:32:51
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/niofemtiofyrarr/SRsandcat.jpg) 
Before
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/niofemtiofyrarr/bild11.jpg)
After

Unfortunatly Shes sold.....
For other projects...

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/niofemtiofyrarr/20090405097.jpg)
Like this...
(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/niofemtiofyrarr/IMG_0928.jpg)
Looked like this before...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoobZooki on Apr 04, 2011, 14:09:54
Here's my bike, 1980 Suzuki GS450L. Not done yet but getting there.

How it started.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx343/Flaming_Chainsaws/1984%20Suzuki%20GS450L/6-4-10/DSCN4306.jpg)

During.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx343/Flaming_Chainsaws/1984%20Suzuki%20GS450L/9-24-10/DSCN6355.jpg)

After. Still a work in progress.
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7212/dscn2574q.jpg)

Let me know what you guys think...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rocketeer85 on Apr 14, 2011, 16:02:24
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b224/zeroammo/1.jpg)(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b224/zeroammo/86fa1e16.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MORK on Apr 15, 2011, 16:14:50
Before:
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7633/bikebeginning.jpg)

After: (I guess it's fairly obvious...)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8103/mountainss.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ewd on Apr 16, 2011, 14:22:37
1972 CB350F - Before
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb413/ewd001/DSC_0029-1.jpg)


After!
(http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb413/ewd001/IMG_0085.jpg)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ewd on Apr 16, 2011, 14:32:34
Before:
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7633/bikebeginning.jpg)

After: (I guess it's fairly obvious...)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8103/mountainss.jpg)

Very nice! 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tjeeke on Apr 22, 2011, 05:05:22
I just found out that I still didn't reply in this tread, so here we go..... 8)


I bought my CB400F 1976 in boxes.
After powdercoated the frame and assembled it, it looked like this:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/tjeeke/IMG_1264.jpg?t=1303457769)


But didnt liked the stock idea of the bike, so I came up with this:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/tjeeke/IMG_2869.jpg?t=1303457954)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/tjeeke/IMG_2870.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/tjeeke/IMG_2867.jpg)


Interested in the hole story? :o
Check:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=6551.msg55629#msg55629 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=6551.msg55629#msg55629)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 71cb450 on Apr 22, 2011, 10:46:44
I Love this bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Jojah17 on Apr 22, 2011, 10:56:05
What tank is that? Thats slick!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: R90S on Apr 23, 2011, 12:01:26
I have a couple:

My 1981 R80G/S, before:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/redbikebefore.jpg)



..and after:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/aaaupldredbikeside.jpg)



My 1976 R90S, before:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/aar90s.jpg)


...and after:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/aaagoldrear.jpg)





Cheers,

 Jon-Lars
Beverly, WA
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: reelinfeele on Apr 23, 2011, 12:16:53
1977 KZ400
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: caseyjones on Apr 23, 2011, 14:46:03
That R90S is awesome.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrazyApe33 on May 01, 2011, 12:22:52
I'm Only going to toss up the before for now, down the road I'll put up the after.
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i442/crazyape33/100_1389.jpg)
I haven't seen a lot of these turned into cafe' beasts, but the low horizontal engine, and the racing past of aermacchi's 250cc's in the '60s may lend itself well for this idea.  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Detroit Diesel Man on May 04, 2011, 06:26:15
Before...
(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/DetroitDieselMan/GS750%20Build/3nd3pa3lb5Oe5Q65Pf99k755a39621b6610.jpg)
 
 
After..
(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/DetroitDieselMan/GS750%202011/Bike2011.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on May 06, 2011, 17:56:40
November 2010
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/cb550/DSC_7137.jpg)

May 2011
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/cb550/done.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Redbird on May 06, 2011, 18:55:24
That bike is just Slick!

I just realized I hadn't posted my DS7...
Before:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/DSCF0001.jpg)

After:
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/DS7/audubonpark022.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ChefOtto on May 07, 2011, 01:19:49
1981 KZ650 Before:
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/ottoblum/81kz650/CIMG0003.jpg)
As of today:
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/ottoblum/81kz650/CIMG0295.jpg)
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/ottoblum/81kz650/CIMG0291.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wingspan on May 07, 2011, 18:43:44
I've got a few details to iron out, but she's close enough for a before/after post  :)

March 2010:

(http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/T500003/959930198_U7c3b-O.jpg)


May 2011:

(http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-J7mKSkM/0/L/t500%20734-L.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on May 07, 2011, 20:25:37
Stunning Wingspan! In fact, I was just catching up with your build thread this morning, amazing transformation, nice work. Gotta love the front drum on those bikes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wingspan on May 07, 2011, 23:58:23
Stunning Wingspan! In fact, I was just catching up with your build thread this morning, amazing transformation, nice work. Gotta love the front drum on those bikes.

Thanks.   :)   
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on May 09, 2011, 12:04:10
November 2010
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/cb550/DSC_7137.jpg)

May 2011
(http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a471/bznchris/cb550/done.jpg)


Has to be mu favorite bike of all time.

And Wingspans bike is done at the same time!

Man, BOTM is gonna suck this month. ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on May 09, 2011, 15:44:17
That bike's so sweet it makes my teeth hurt......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kneedragger74 on May 24, 2011, 13:24:14
Just got done painting this week. I tried to keep the bare metal look, but it didn't last too long. So here are the before, mid and so-far pics.
(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/kneedragger74/007.jpg)
(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/kneedragger74/002.jpg)
(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/kneedragger74/003-1.jpg)
(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/kneedragger74/002-2.jpg)
(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/kneedragger74/001-3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: my94f2 on May 28, 2011, 23:38:12
ill play
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z201/mazdawg78/59444_1522716460596_1015133819_1537866_4131936_n.jpg)
to this
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z201/mazdawg78/bike.jpg)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Grahamworks on May 29, 2011, 00:11:57
ill play
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z201/mazdawg78/59444_1522716460596_1015133819_1537866_4131936_n.jpg)
to this
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z201/mazdawg78/bike.jpg)
Wow, that's one hell of a transformation. Kudos!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: my94f2 on May 29, 2011, 01:45:24
thank you
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: analogue vanity on Jun 04, 2011, 11:58:03
winter project. really happy with how it turned out
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tim on Jun 04, 2011, 12:20:27
winter project. really happy with how it turned out

Let's see more!  Put up a thread detailing the project.  Looks like a great transformation.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoshenCafe on Jun 04, 2011, 15:52:19
agreed, thats a killer bike vanity.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Jun 04, 2011, 15:57:43
not bad for a winter project  ;)  puts my bike to shame, and it took me three summers to build!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cb350greg on Jun 04, 2011, 18:18:52
how i bought it, May 2010 (not my garage, i would never buy a jaguar haha)
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/g34343greg/1973%20CB350/0523001908.jpg)

tore it down and cleaned everything, put it back together, late June 2010
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/g34343greg/1973%20CB350/P6241134.jpg)

blew up the engine, rebuilt it, and started changing up the look.
this is how it sits now as of May 2011
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/g34343greg/1973%20CB350/P5291268.jpg)
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/g34343greg/1973%20CB350/P5291261.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Jun 04, 2011, 18:49:59
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/g34343greg/1973%20CB350/P5291261.jpg)

very clean! I like the few subtle changes you made while retaining the classic CB look.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Redrum Racer on Jun 04, 2011, 21:38:58
Before
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/Rated240R/T500.jpg)

After
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/Rated240R/IMAG0168.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: B L A K E on Jun 05, 2011, 13:22:18
Before
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/Rated240R/T500.jpg)

After
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/Rated240R/IMAG0168.jpg)
Wow you really cleaned that zooki right up. :) good job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: B L A K E on Jun 05, 2011, 13:33:15
BEFORE:
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x138/Ares570/100_2030.jpg)
MUCH LATER DURING:
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x138/Ares570/100_2794.jpg)
Almost DONE:
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x138/Ares570/100_2847.jpg)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x138/Ares570/100_2848.jpg)
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x138/Ares570/100_2849.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fv1ede on Jun 05, 2011, 17:33:59
hello to everybody


this is the first time on this forum
i,am from holland
in the past i have a lots of xs650 bikes and all rebuild to what ever
but i bumpt to a tripple thats a ugly bike you can imagine,but his sound is verry nice
after a few cuts and some welding
and i want to show my bike its a Yamaha xs850se tripple 1981
and its needs a paintjob
its not ready yet, but i give it a shot


before:
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-RT7AXOAM-D.jpg)


after:


(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-FKP77ZFN-D.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Redrum Racer on Jun 06, 2011, 13:41:36
Wow you really cleaned that zooki right up. :) good job.

Thanks! It was a 2 yr journey but Im finally close to finishing. I have a build thread on all the work done posted here
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25837.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25837.0)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jun 06, 2011, 13:42:37
fv1ede, that is a great looking triple!
I have several myself....good choice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: analogue vanity on Jun 06, 2011, 14:19:19
tim,
i posted a pictorial last night in the cafe section of the big project section.
first time builder with very limited budget and resources. i learned a lot through the process.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26404.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26404.0)


Let's see more!  Put up a thread detailing the project.  Looks like a great transformation.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Acemon on Jun 13, 2011, 21:04:50
Here's my '75 CB360 transformation. Hard to believe it's the same bike.
 
(http://www.projectvf.com/images/cb360after.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: willy D on Jun 21, 2011, 00:16:30
Here is the before and after of my 76 cb550. It was in pretty good shape before I started. about 20,000 miles on the odometer. It even came with a wixom fairing and a rear rack with a back rest. Finished for now.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: smithk4 on Jun 21, 2011, 01:19:45
(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy345/smithk4_2010/DSC_0120.jpg)
(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy345/smithk4_2010/1971%20CL350/IMAG0114.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pasappatad on Jun 26, 2011, 00:33:19
Newish member, I've been lerking while I built my 79 CX500D.  Here she is,
 
Before, (November 2010)
 
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/pasappatad/DSCN0826.jpg)
 
After, (June 2011)
 
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/pasappatad/DSCN1112.jpg)
 
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/pasappatad/DSCN1113.jpg)
 
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z475/pasappatad/DSCN1121.jpg)
 
This week I added a new speedometer, tach and a tool bag where the air box use to be.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 26, 2011, 00:49:34
Why would you put a speedo and tach where the airbox used to be? Tough to see down there........

Kidding man. The bike looks great!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KYL3 on Jun 27, 2011, 02:45:41
before

 (http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/9936/082010143201.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/863/082010143201.jpg/)

After reading on here forever, finally enjoying fixing / riding my bike

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2513/img0018zw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/img0018zw.jpg/)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: skulluxe on Jul 09, 2011, 23:36:51
My 77' RD400
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BoneDaddy on Jul 10, 2011, 00:17:51
That RD is pretty spectacular. Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: g-machine on Jul 11, 2011, 02:11:11
before
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/gecelica1/P1010263.jpg)
after
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/gecelica1/P1010086.jpg)
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c168/gecelica1/P1010069-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 71cb450 on Jul 11, 2011, 03:05:38
sweet 360!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cborders on Jul 27, 2011, 23:41:40
Here are a few of my kz400 project- built it for my wife.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zATPpGRoC7U/S8uYLgNB5II/AAAAAAAAAGg/DsjD6otmcP4/s640/KZ400-2%252520002.JPG)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sYi2xDp0BJA/S8uXhIUAlvI/AAAAAAAAAFI/IHDodVxD1L8/s640/HPIM0851.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Joksa on Jul 30, 2011, 04:57:17
Here's so called daily ride (whish I had time to ride daily). Kawasaki ER-6n '06

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HjYOcwuO1dA/SrSRW6BfjCI/AAAAAAAABK4/Hwxj9T_ggaM/s800/SANY0020.JPG)(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/5977574420_6524793c85_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: B L A K E on Jul 30, 2011, 15:14:27
Here's so called daily ride (whish I had time to ride daily). Kawasaki ER-6n '06

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HjYOcwuO1dA/SrSRW6BfjCI/AAAAAAAABK4/Hwxj9T_ggaM/s800/SANY0020.JPG)(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/5977574420_6524793c85_b.jpg)

WOW. Epic work. What all did you do to it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evil One on Aug 05, 2011, 04:59:57
my 77' cb550k ....from when I first got it, did slight changes ....and now !
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evil One on Aug 05, 2011, 05:01:05
and a few more....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Plastic on Aug 05, 2011, 08:43:13
I'll play
 
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9035/imag0048z.jpg)
 
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/6b1b676c-d842-c0c4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Aug 05, 2011, 11:54:26
Sweet GS cafe! Gotta do something about those stocker mirrors though.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: famousseajay on Aug 05, 2011, 16:33:21
WOW. Epic work. What all did you do to it.


Looks pretty stock to me.  Just not wrecked anymore...??
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MrMold on Aug 16, 2011, 14:45:39
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/MrMold666/1981%20Honda%20CB750%20Custom/DSC00656.jpg)

This is my 1981 CB750 Custom that I picked up last year around March. It was pretty rough, but it ran real well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MrMold on Aug 16, 2011, 14:47:08
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/MrMold666/1981%20Honda%20CB750%20Custom/DSC00681.jpg)
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/MrMold666/1981%20Honda%20CB750%20Custom/DSC00697.jpg)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MrMold on Aug 16, 2011, 14:48:31
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/MrMold666/1981%20Honda%20CB750%20Custom/Resized2.jpg)
This is it as of right now. I'm still working on it though.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MrMold on Aug 16, 2011, 14:51:42
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e293/MrMold666/1981%20Honda%20CB750%20Custom/Resized1.jpg)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: neeko1979 on Aug 16, 2011, 16:16:46
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6cd0bb4-c1fd-dba8.jpg) in progress.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: freerideordie on Aug 17, 2011, 12:56:56
Picked this winner up about 3 years back. 1978 Cb750
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/alcornett/2898_655181509012_17108380_37538366_4046657_n.jpg)

finished... Never. Has gone through many changes but I'll keep it short until I get motivated enough to post a build thread. 

Made the Tank (16ga steel not fiberglass), Rearsets, sliding (hidden) two up seat, clipons,  ported and polished heads to name a few.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/alcornett/295.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/alcornett/300.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/alcornett/296.jpg)
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/alcornett/photo4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 17, 2011, 13:12:48
awesome work!!! love the shifter lever!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Aug 17, 2011, 18:54:54
someone's got machine shop connections  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Laids on Aug 17, 2011, 18:56:07
Before
 
(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss298/Laids_photo/78Bike095.jpg)
 
 
 
After
 
(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss298/Laids_photo/78Bike001.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: famousseajay on Aug 18, 2011, 22:25:05
A combination of a 74' and 76' GT 250's.  Not totally done yet, but close enough.


(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee130/cjz69/gt250/Befor-after.jpg)


Here is my half ass build thread if anyone is interested...http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20309.msg209334#msg209334 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20309.msg209334#msg209334)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Aug 19, 2011, 00:15:32
A combination of a 74' and 76' GT 250's.  Not totally done yet, but close enough.


(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee130/cjz69/gt250/Befor-after.jpg)


Here is my half ass build thread if anyone is interested...http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20309.msg209334#msg209334 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20309.msg209334#msg209334)


very cool! we need details on that oil tank and exhast!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TFWG on Aug 19, 2011, 01:52:38
Man there are some amazing transformations here. Really top notch work. Picked up a running but shabby condition 1971 CL350 about six months ago. I would have started a build thread here but I didn't know about this site until about halfway through my build. I did an entire build blog here: 350racer.blogspot.com

Did the standard work. Totally rebuilt the engine, etc. The thing I'm most proud of is the custom stainless two into one exhaust that fits right under the engine. The exhaust gas goes right into a short fender so it doesn't hit the tire.

This will be an ongoing project. The next steps are to polish the hubs and spokes and get new aluminum rims and maybe reupholster the seat with some real leather.

Without further ado, here are the before and after photos!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1976cb356 on Aug 19, 2011, 02:20:47
I want that stator cover and exhaust flanges, that set up is about everything I want mine to look like.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Aug 20, 2011, 00:04:19
Here is my before shot:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/99156219_3thumb_550x410.jpg)


And here is the after shot:

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/P1050964.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 20, 2011, 05:36:33
TFWG: Nice Job! She sure is a looker, those finned covers really set it off
 
sbaugz: No fair, not the same bike.. can't be... OH MY....Holey SHIT it is!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 20, 2011, 09:47:26
Here is my before shot:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/99156219_3thumb_550x410.jpg)


And here is the after shot:

(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/P1050964.jpg)


I have seen that kit online, but had not seen it on someone's actual bike. Looks great man.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Aug 20, 2011, 10:14:01
Agreed. The Savage is pretty cool bike to start with- and it's much better with that kit.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 20, 2011, 10:42:51
A Kit?
The hell you say!
Well I'll be dipped in shit and rolled in peanuts!!!
http://www.rycamotors.com/ (http://www.rycamotors.com/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Aug 20, 2011, 17:17:27
A Kit?
The hell you say!
Well I'll be dipped in shit and rolled in peanuts!!!
http://www.rycamotors.com/ (http://www.rycamotors.com/)


Sure 'nuff. Its a kit allright. Now my secret is out.

The kit went together pretty well and was mostly just a bolt together affair. I did a lot of powder coating, threw some different tires on there, chopped the front fender, etc, etc to make it my own. The folks at RYCA chopped the tank and relaced the rear wheel to an 18".
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILLENNIUM FALCON on Aug 20, 2011, 17:30:26
Here is a before and after of my 78' kz400 cafe. This is the best before pic I have my laptop got fried so I lost the 1st pics I had before I tore it apart. It was a $100 bike sitting in the front yard of a frat house.(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/captain_neto/006-6.jpg)(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/captain_neto/aug2011058.jpg)(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/captain_neto/aug2011062.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NAB-H1 on Aug 23, 2011, 23:09:36
HI Guys,
 
Thought I'd share my recently completed '71 Kawasaki H1A project - don't see too many 2-strokes on here but here goes.
 
This is what mine originally looked like (but this isn't my bike):
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t227/ballvo/left_full1.jpg)
 
And here's what I'm screaming around on now:
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t227/ballvo/DSCF2805.jpg)
 
Cheers,
N.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drifter on Aug 23, 2011, 23:18:42
sbaugz, that is a good looking Suzuki! Nice job!
 
Dave
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drifter on Aug 23, 2011, 23:20:32
Nab-H1, as much as I love the 500 triples stock, you have done a great job on yours! Looks great.
 
Dave
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Aug 24, 2011, 08:22:06
nab-h1 : love your triple. love those bikes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tWistedWheelz on Aug 24, 2011, 13:00:23
HI Guys,
 
Thought I'd share my recently completed '71 Kawasaki H1A project - don't see too many 2-strokes on here but here goes.
 
This is what mine originally looked like (but this isn't my bike):
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t227/ballvo/left_full1.jpg)
 
And here's what I'm screaming around on now:
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t227/ballvo/DSCF2805.jpg)
 
Cheers,
N.

WOW WOW WOW!!!! AWESOME!
Great work man and what a looker to go along with a bike that is very fun to ride!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NAB-H1 on Aug 24, 2011, 15:32:37
Thanks, guys. It really is a gas to scoot around on and certainly gets its fair share of attention.
 
Finally got it up and running at a triples rally in Paris, ON in June. I think there were 19 triples there, many in showroom or nicer condition, along with a few very cool customs.
 
Cheers,
N.
 
 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rattlecan on Aug 24, 2011, 15:47:00
Damn Dude I love that bike, Saw it on the KTC board a while ago, super sweet.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: C-Los on Aug 26, 2011, 16:07:17
1977 XS650 Before:
 
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/Carlitos75/77%20XS650/DSCN1151.jpg)
 
After:
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/Carlitos75/77%20XS650/DSCN0540.jpg)
 
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/Carlitos75/sideview.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bryanjnkns on Aug 26, 2011, 16:14:06
ugh..

I can't escape this damn thing.  Over here, and on xs650.com.  Every time I see it I'm reminded of how shitty mine is.


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Reddy on Aug 26, 2011, 17:12:27
Wow.  That is a nice Yamy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1976cb356 on Aug 27, 2011, 01:09:12
ugh..

I can't escape this damn thing.  Over here, and on xs650.com.  Every time I see it I'm reminded of how shitty mine is.
that sounds kinda rude, but is that a morgan 3 wheeler with a matchless motor? I love those thing, have u seen the latet one? I would love to have one.
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bryanjnkns on Aug 28, 2011, 01:11:57
that sounds kinda rude, but is that a morgan 3 wheeler with a matchless motor? I love those thing, have u seen the latet one? I would love to have one.

Hehe, yeah I suppose it did. Sarcasm can get lost...

It's a fine example of a well executed xs650.  I look at it frequently.   Better? :)

To answer your question, yes it is a Morgan. I don't if it's a Matchless motor though. I have been following the new ones from Ace. The Blackjacks are pretty cool too.

http://www.blackjackzero.com/mainindex.htm

http://cycle-car.com/index.htm
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Aug 29, 2011, 16:48:56

Been a while since I've been on this site, but here's my '81 CX500.
Before:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IQbJtiCSXQg/S3StDGJ5UvI/AAAAAAAABH0/N-s4PBxkdiw/DSC_0047.jpg)
As of today:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5XuiLCq5oNk/TlvliU5XL9I/AAAAAAAACgo/uNRR8faZgZI/DSC_0034.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QeDH2_OH2U4/TlvlwkgKKlI/AAAAAAAACgI/ZDKTSfgFWwE/DSC_0058.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Aug 29, 2011, 17:59:43
Wow....did that ever clean up nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 29, 2011, 22:48:52
Oh my Friggin GAWD... That is HOT!!!
Wait till the vegan see's that!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rat_ cxn on Aug 30, 2011, 06:30:09
Oh my Friggin GAWD... That is HOT!!!
Wait till the vegan see's that!


lol i guess you are talking about staffy..
Thats an awesome job man
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hurley209 on Aug 31, 2011, 15:22:15
for the hell of it haha
 
 
before
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/hurley209/32e28207.jpg)
 
 
after
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/hurley209/checkers/P1010848.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: milehigh on Aug 31, 2011, 16:02:54
if you don't know, now you know...biatch!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 31, 2011, 16:09:19
hurley your bike is def on of my top 3 fav on here man! love it! new school flavor and staying true to the traditional cafe roots... very very tastefully done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hurley209 on Aug 31, 2011, 20:14:40
hurley your bike is def on of my top 3 fav on here man! love it! new school flavor and staying true to the traditional cafe roots... very very tastefully done!
joe, thank you man! i always appreciate your words, they mean alot coming from a guy with your outstanding talent, gracias. If we ever meet, your welcome to take it for a ride.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctluba on Aug 31, 2011, 22:08:17
81 750F

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

during
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/08-25-10003.jpg)

after
(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/003-1.jpg)

(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)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ROCKO on Aug 31, 2011, 23:51:30
i'll keep trying this file loading thing,,is it just me that struggles with this,,,,,anyhow here is my first build attempt ,,cb100 -her names "jezabel",can only find a not quite before photo(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff429/rocko73/BIKEPICSCB100BUILD014.jpg) ................. HOLY CRAP !!!! i think i just worked it out,,,,,no way,,,not sure whether to be happy or give myself an uppercut,here's the AFTER (for now anyway)     (http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff429/rocko73/rearleft640x4802.jpg)(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff429/rocko73/101_0927.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 01, 2011, 13:48:16
Hey that looks like a lot of fun!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ROCKO on Sep 01, 2011, 14:45:30
 ;)  FUN is the word swagger,,,unfortunately just as i finish her i lost my license for 4 and a half years  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( ,on the bright side i now only have 1621 days to go  :-\ :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 01, 2011, 15:23:18
Ouch....hang in there mate.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ROCKO on Sep 01, 2011, 17:14:20
it's all good mate,i kind of asked for it,just means i'll be starting the next project straight away instead of zipping around on jeza,,i have a z650b i've been carting around in boxes for years--still leaning towards buying a complete/semi complete bike--i think the Z might be way too many headaches--
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mushroom_toy on Sep 01, 2011, 17:27:21
Right after I first got her and tore the head off...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5299291886_6f0fdc4981_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50062407@N04/5299291886/)


After in Daytona.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5558551651_3a44e8d552_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50062407@N04/5558551651/)

Just tooling around in ATL:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2675/5716461666_9b28a277b6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50062407@N04/5716461666/)
r
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Sep 01, 2011, 18:11:25
Where did you get them bars????  They are exactly what I want.  I havnt been able to find any so ive been sourcing pipe to make my own!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 01, 2011, 18:24:28
Those look a lot like Norman Hyde 'M' bars.....

That's one seriously long seat mate, you can haul your girlfriend's girlfriend on that!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 01, 2011, 18:40:48
very slick man nice work on th shafty!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Sep 01, 2011, 18:46:13
fucking christ man, how much did those suspension mods cost? Looks amazing!




(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)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mushroom_toy on Sep 01, 2011, 19:43:25
Thanks guys, yeah the bars are the Norman Hyde M bars.  Yeah seat is plently long....dont wanna lose any precious cargo (female) haha. Seat pan is out of an old detour sign fitted to frame shape. :)

Another note on the bars...placement with the bars is absolutely perfect, no wrist strain at all.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: brandEn on Sep 02, 2011, 01:16:08
1978 Honda CB750 F3 SuperSport
 
Before- September 11, 2010

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp358/coolbrand73/CB750%201/BikesForSale005.jpg)

After- September 1, 2011

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp358/coolbrand73/CB750%20Norman%20bars/P9010006.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp358/coolbrand73/CB750%20Norman%20bars/P9010008.jpg)

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp358/coolbrand73/CB750%20Norman%20bars/P9010002.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1976cb356 on Sep 02, 2011, 02:18:43
Hooly shit, excuse my language but thats probably the best bike I have ever seen. I wouldn't change one thing if it was mine, and the seat upholstery is exactly what I had in mind for my cafe build. perfect bike
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Sep 02, 2011, 09:20:26
wow! beautiful bike BWJ

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: brandEn on Sep 02, 2011, 12:24:49
Thanks guys! I do plan on putting on a GL1000 front end and spoked wheels. Got most of the parts, I just need to powdercoat and install.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Sep 02, 2011, 13:43:19
That is stunning BWJ, absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kapps on Sep 07, 2011, 13:43:33
Almost done, chassis is pretty much done, new intake and exhaust, rebuilt and re-jetted carbs, new rubber-powdercoated rims hubs and sprocket, new stainless laces, clip ons, gauge faces, front and rear signals. LEFT TO DO...body work on tank and side covers/ powdercoat fenders, install pedestrian slicer which brings me to that subject, i need find the fasteners for the front plate, any suggestions? should hopefully be done this winter
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 07, 2011, 20:07:56
Nice looking scoots guys, well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: diesel450 on Sep 08, 2011, 00:12:00
Swagger, If you ever change that avatar I will fly to Oregon and punch you in the face.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 08, 2011, 03:38:46
I am bigger than the average bear.......
But you have my assurance that any replacements will be worthy of extended scrutiny....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Sep 09, 2011, 11:58:51
Before:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/017.jpg)

After:
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2400.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_2398.jpg)

After - after: (ouch!) :(
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/0506091718a_01.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/0506091720.jpg)

Currently:  8)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/P1010008.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/P1010010.jpg)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/P1010009.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CBdublin on Sep 15, 2011, 22:34:38
before, during, after  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CBdublin on Sep 15, 2011, 22:36:54
its been a good trip
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 16, 2011, 13:30:44
Nice job, simple and effective! Is there a muffler on that beastie?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CBdublin on Sep 16, 2011, 14:49:14
Thanks. No muffler on it though. I had to lose the kickstand for the rearsets. So then I put the center stand on but had to lose the 2-1 muffler for it to fit on. So I just went with baffles in the pipes. Worked out ok as far as tuning goes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 360noob on Sep 16, 2011, 16:11:04
my first project, i unbuilt it from a factory bike.."half evil" was her name the first picture is a stock photo from the web but she looked just like that.
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/buellsupertt/buell/WF0I8501-01.jpg)(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/buellsupertt/buell/n1654568563_275918_2143507.jpg)(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/buellsupertt/buell/n1654568563_275917_5416716.jpg)
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/buellsupertt/buell/n1654568563_275909_7460490.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: LowIH on Sep 19, 2011, 13:25:32
1980 KZ1000, before she was a mess...carbs in pieces, electrical a mess, cases encrusted w/ dirt dobber nests..
 
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z413/LowIH/80kzbefore1.jpg)
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z413/LowIH/80kzbefore2.jpg)
 
After...was going for a cafe/hot rod style
 
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z413/LowIH/80kzafter1.jpg)
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z413/LowIH/80kzafter2.jpg)
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z413/LowIH/photo.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 19, 2011, 13:34:26
I think you succeeded!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jaderd on Sep 26, 2011, 02:27:49
7 month build approx, late Feb 2011 to Mid Sept 2011.


Before


In Mildura waiting to be collected by courier


(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/623c1518.jpg)




Arrival in Melbourne


(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/0939b7b9.jpg)


Weekend just gone
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/bb23cce4.jpg)
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/59842d00.jpg)
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/db227022.jpg)
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/sberton/f43b68b2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cuff on Sep 26, 2011, 03:47:31
1981 KZ1000 Police Specil.
 
Rolling basket case before.
(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Cuffkey/police%20bike/DSCN2805.jpg)
Two variations of after.
One with floorboards:
(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Cuffkey/police%20bike/DSCN40533333333333333.jpg)
One Cafe':
(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Cuffkey/police%20bike/DSCN5159.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: riotten22 on Sep 28, 2011, 11:05:00
Before 1974 Honda CB350F:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1Lj4JP8qGdU/TkMYjO32i-I/AAAAAAAAAgY/mzjjMQzgIjY/s1280/2011-08-10_18-41-42_687.jpg)






After 1974 Honda CB350F:


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j8LE1GMgoEY/Tnzm6qv0Q-I/AAAAAAAAA5A/ctBDm-PiBGE/s912/100_1193.JPG)


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TvripKU5iTE/TnzmnGK_SNI/AAAAAAAAA4Y/yVrAbdv0-zs/s912/100_1182.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 28, 2011, 11:12:25
The before was good.... the after is better ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: skulluxe on Oct 05, 2011, 00:33:22
Update photo: my RD now with vinyl tank logo and switched out the toasted DG pipes with some Basanis I grabbed awhile ago.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284321_10150336475070786_692600785_10370646_1602952_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cborders on Oct 10, 2011, 15:28:11
Here is my '76 KZ400-
Before: Pretty much stock with right around 10k miles and one bad cylinder.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zATPpGRoC7U/S8uYLgNB5II/AAAAAAAAAGg/DsjD6otmcP4/s640/KZ400-2%252520002.JPG)

After:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sYi2xDp0BJA/S8uXhIUAlvI/AAAAAAAAAFI/IHDodVxD1L8/s640/HPIM0851.JPG)


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lJMNaifrr84/S8uXhwkTClI/AAAAAAAAAFM/M5T-5GeKKeM/s640/HPIM0852.JPG)





Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Oct 10, 2011, 15:59:38
71' CB350: A good 20yrs sitting in someones barn, pretty much stock.
Before:

(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/CB350%20Rebuild/90a4e097.jpg)
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/CB350%20Rebuild/2699c0c6.jpg)


After:
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/CB350%20Rebuild/IMG_0050_1.jpg)
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/CB350%20Rebuild/IMG_0053_1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stidds on Oct 20, 2011, 12:55:15
1978 Honda CB550K3.

Before...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/stidds/CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/DSCF4067.jpg)

After....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/stidds/CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/DSCF4471.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Seraphx7 on Nov 03, 2011, 22:23:20
1971 CB500 Four...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Staffy on Nov 10, 2011, 04:57:50
Oh my Friggin GAWD... That is HOT!!!
Wait till the vegan see's that!

Oi, I heard that ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 10, 2011, 06:36:15
Cheers Staffy!... was I right?
 
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5XuiLCq5oNk/TlvliU5XL9I/AAAAAAAACgo/uNRR8faZgZI/DSC_0034.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Staffy on Nov 10, 2011, 07:02:11
It ain't too bad.  I love that tank....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mothgils on Nov 10, 2011, 10:06:30
My 1974 CB550


Before:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4382006464_0909bb2120_z.jpg)


After ( I consider this Stage 1, as I plan to redo/finish some bits on the bike) It will be more refined next season)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/6239058021_3137790625_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 10, 2011, 14:42:49
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5XuiLCq5oNk/TlvliU5XL9I/AAAAAAAACgo/uNRR8faZgZI/DSC_0034.JPG)

Anymore info on this one? Looks fairly straightforward but well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GoBears0305 on Nov 10, 2011, 18:13:10
Anymore info on this one? Looks fairly straightforward but well done.

Oh hey that's mine!  Haha
Prolly the most info on here: http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/topic/1170-81-cx500-project-neverending/ (http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/topic/1170-81-cx500-project-neverending/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 10, 2011, 18:18:08
Neato thanks!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: m48shooter on Nov 16, 2011, 02:49:23
83 kz750 spectre, she was non running yard art for about 6 years:
(http://s6.postimage.org/ekmlho7ap/3mc3o93pc5_Y05_V55_P4ab7966884361063157a.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s6.postimage.org/e9554wqup/2010_11_13_15_20_28.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v9o1dl3vx/full/)


(http://s6.postimage.org/5s5mtzm5t/2011_11_11_10_42_21.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8z06dm6lp/full/)


she is not done, but my knees are in the breeze after much blood, sweat, work and parts:
(http://s6.postimage.org/8z06dm6lp/2011_11_11_10_42_21.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8z06dm6lp/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 16, 2011, 08:08:16
Nice turn around there m48shooter.
Resourceful using that black iron pipe 90 and a ball valve for a petcock. ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: m48shooter on Nov 17, 2011, 01:54:45
thx bro, after my pingle failed to pass fuel and leaked gas all over the bike i "fixed" it good enough that i do not believe i can send it back... ;D

so i worked around the problem... gotta love ace... i will be putting up a build thread in the brat/bob section shortly..

two more new pic for the pic whores:
(http://s6.postimage.org/8vu8wthwx/2011_11_17_13_06_53.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s6.postimage.org/3yl9pg5bl/2011_11_17_13_05_11.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Nov 20, 2011, 09:56:01
i agree, sorry bud such a nice original bike transforming to a bad looking kind a rat bike is in my opinion really fucked up, bud i hope the owner of the bike is really happy with his bike.


at least its a cleaned up runner now. Its not my style either, but I would rather see a nicely done rat bike than a bike that is baking in the sun and rusting.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Nov 20, 2011, 10:02:13

at least its a cleaned up runner now. Its not my style either, but I would rather see a nicely done rat bike than a bike that is baking in the sun and rusting.

my critics where not for the bike above here, i really like this bratstyle bob. it was ment for a bike in this section, a really nice original honda cb750 that turned into a really ugly bike. i made a mistake sorrrrrry..............
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alazzurra on Nov 20, 2011, 10:03:29
My 76 CB550 before

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/21-04-07_1734.jpg)

after

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/scratch_media/DSC00177.jpg)
this was the bike i'm talking about!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Nov 20, 2011, 11:44:46
this was the bike i'm talking about!!


wow, ok, I really actually have to agree with you there. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the before bike. What a shame.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 22, 2011, 13:30:23
Aw come on guys, we're not that niggly are we? Do you know how many boat anchor CBs are out there? They're old bikes and while the orange bike looked 'nice' it was by no means a museum piece. I agree that the seat needs some fettling, flat black is played out like BO and skinny jeans and it needs rearsets but let's allow the kat to learn and improve rather than join together and make him feel bad. Just my 2 cents...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Nov 24, 2011, 12:01:30
agreed
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bradj on Nov 24, 2011, 19:27:44
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a6b503a9-d2d1-3842.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/a6b503a0-d2e6-8b50.jpg)

Sent from my PB99400 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Nov 24, 2011, 21:12:30
Very nice...I like that yellow, it goes great with the rest of the bike
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cyclefreak on Nov 25, 2011, 01:34:53
Before

(http://img.tapatalk.com/aefc85b5-2898-b6b8.jpg)

After

(http://img.tapatalk.com/aefc85b5-28d1-813a.jpg)

CB200
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Crash on Nov 25, 2011, 20:12:41
Very cool Cyclefreak!  Got a build thread?
Title: Re: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cyclefreak on Nov 25, 2011, 23:31:43
Very cool Cyclefreak!  Got a build thread?

Thanks Crash, here is the build thread.
 
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26300.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mojo on Dec 16, 2011, 20:45:03
Before (literally a donor bike frame and an engine)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l150/jrcm_2006/Image0032.jpg)

After (a couple of years).

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l150/jrcm_2006/IMG_3787_70p.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on Dec 16, 2011, 21:22:50
/\  badass.  tank are exhaust are killer
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1976cb356 on Dec 16, 2011, 23:56:24
More pics please....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mojo on Dec 18, 2011, 01:38:03
More pics please....

More pics at the Show 'n Shine section here: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32253.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 18, 2011, 06:51:05
It took almost 1 year to the day from when I brought home my '80 Suzuki GS750L until I finished it. Hope it doesn't have to sit another 3 months waiting for spring to arrive so I can see how it rides.  ::)
 
Before...
 
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/44610/2791687500026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2791687500026369651MDdohK)(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/3623/2559859950026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2559859950026369651sQFfVX)
 
After...
 
(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/49959/2270917730026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2270917730026369651WfuoOt)(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/6915/2264573830026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2264573830026369651QWayPo)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rat_ cxn on Dec 18, 2011, 06:58:59
nice work. you wouldnt be a vanhalen fan by any chance :P
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 81650c on Jan 05, 2012, 15:43:07
Here is my 81 cb650c none running.
Before:
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n496/kerinjas9/401266_547098464997_186600817_31015407_243461278_n.jpg)
Gotta love $50 bikes!
After:
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n496/kerinjas9/SDC10180.jpg)
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n496/kerinjas9/394242_547097716497_186600817_31015404_732425412_n.jpg)
Throughot the winter; new headlight and mounts, mini gauges, 4into1 exhaust clip-ons and maybe rearsets, and paint.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: midnightcafe on Jan 05, 2012, 18:24:21
there's also a saying, "if you have a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet"

toss that brain bucket and get a real helmet!  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 05, 2012, 18:33:11
hoosier your 750 looks fantastic!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SeattleMark on Jan 05, 2012, 19:59:01
Before:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2572/5813451580_f589a14bd5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marymack/5813451580/)
The Bike - 1976 Honda XL250 dual sport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marymack/5813451580/) by Mary Mack & Mark (http://www.flickr.com/people/marymack/), on Flickr

After:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6070/6124650051_c9b2c9bf48.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marymack/6124650051/)
right side (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marymack/6124650051/) by Mary Mack & Mark (http://www.flickr.com/people/marymack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 07, 2012, 15:46:42
hoosier your 750 looks fantastic!!!!
Thanks Joe, means a lot coming from someone with your talent!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jimmyb on Jan 07, 2012, 16:46:29
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before - after sitting in a field in South GA since 1979!
After - One years worth of work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jan 07, 2012, 16:52:18
hoosier your 750 looks fantastic!!!!

+1... every time I see that thing I love it more Hoosier... that paint turned out awesome!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: riotten22 on Jan 07, 2012, 18:03:21
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before - after sitting in a field in South GA since 1979!
After - One years worth of work.
Sweet looking CL do you have any other pictures you can share? Is that a benjies combo seat tank set ?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jimmyb on Jan 07, 2012, 18:38:58
It is a Bengie tank and seat combo yes.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: locO leoN on Jan 07, 2012, 18:54:29
79 TT500 6v Dirt bike:

Before:
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5892/johnlightfoottt500.jpg)

After:
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8966/img2450r.jpg)
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4710/img2454lr.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jelloelstone on Jan 07, 2012, 20:06:02
Loco leon, that is one amazing bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jimmyb on Jan 07, 2012, 21:46:48
Sweet looking CL do you have any other pictures you can share? Is that a benjies combo seat tank set ?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: el_simo on Jan 07, 2012, 21:49:22
Hey Jimmy,

sweet looking ride, nice n simple ! Anyways I nominated your cl over on the BOTM thread hope thats ok !

Great work n would love to see more of the build thread if there is one !

Si
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jan 09, 2012, 17:09:40
JimmyB: Nice clean CL, well done.

Noel: Damnit! Don't make me want yet another effing project.........
I rode one for a season(off road), what a great bike. I imagine it's great fun in the twisties
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kendo57 on Jan 09, 2012, 17:31:59
Before , minus engine
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee87/kendo57/cafe%20project/caferacer008.jpg)

After

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee87/kendo57/cafe%20project/cafe_318.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jan 09, 2012, 18:42:21
WOOF! That's a looker!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Jan 09, 2012, 19:58:43
Before , minus engine
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee87/kendo57/cafe%20project/caferacer008.jpg)

After

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee87/kendo57/cafe%20project/cafe_318.jpg)


That is a beautiful bike!!!  Great job! 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1976cb356 on Jan 10, 2012, 00:51:44
^wow I like everything about that.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesmoDog on Jan 21, 2012, 14:12:47
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MonzaJr001.JPG)

(http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_l.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Jan 21, 2012, 14:25:21
WOw...well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 21, 2012, 14:45:45
 (http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w325/juancarlos722/applause.gif)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 21, 2012, 18:19:56
Extremely well done! Wouldn't know it was the same bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jan 21, 2012, 18:26:41
Wow!!! very nice job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Jan 22, 2012, 12:18:42
HOLY FUCK thats really really nice
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bad Dad on Jan 26, 2012, 17:49:25
My 1973 CB500K - never did much to it cosmetically.  Replaced bent forks etc.  Lost a ton of money on this one.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/CB550F/CB500K/CB500K20040906003.jpg)


"Don't we all brother... but we have so fun building them!"
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: worldcafe on Jan 27, 2012, 08:03:14
My '76 Suzuki GT500 before:
(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/23824/2100928230102894055S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2100928230102894055DfVEdT)

and After:
(http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/11155/2983389230102894055S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2983389230102894055XgjYma)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 27, 2012, 08:35:23
Very nice scoot, WorldCafe.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jan 27, 2012, 13:29:41
@worldcafe: Now THAT's pretty fantastic looking! You should start a thread and throw out some details on the bike. I see lots of nice work there....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jsoulier on Jan 28, 2012, 10:15:41
1978 CB550

Before:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_1973-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/2011-05-01082952.jpg)
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_3069.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Feb 15, 2012, 22:17:51
1978 CB550

Before:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_1973-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/2011-05-01082952.jpg)
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_3069.jpg)


Looks great! That sure was a nice bike you started out with!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jsoulier on Feb 16, 2012, 17:20:35
Thanks, it looked nicer than it actually was, it had a bunch of mismatched parts from different years and it was a hard decision but in the end decided that I wanted a cafe racer style bike rather than a bike that wasn't really original anyways.

Jordan
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Red Devil on Feb 16, 2012, 19:14:01
1978 CB550

Before:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_1973-1.jpg)
wow, nice and clean, love it!
After:
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/2011-05-01082952.jpg)
(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad229/soulierj/1978%20CB550%20Cafe%20Racer/IMG_3069.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Red Devil on Feb 16, 2012, 19:15:52
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MonzaJr001.JPG)

(http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_l.jpg)
gasp..nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesmoDog on Feb 17, 2012, 02:06:09
Quote from: Red Devil
gasp..nice work!

Thanks, it was a fun project. I didn't get it on the road until pretty late in the season though so I haven't ridden it much yet. Hopefully this summer I'll be able to put some miles on it. There's a build thread for it here:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33195.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: vuuduu21 on Feb 22, 2012, 19:38:38
i did these two in the last year.  The CB350G i bought in 1983 when i was 16, ran it for two years and developed a seroius oil leak & parked it.  Flash forward to 2011, did a total rebuild and cafe conversion.  got the bug and picked up a 75 CB750K.  The tins are still being painted but the bike is done.  Both bikes will be at the Modern Classics bike show at Martin Motorsports in Boyertown PA on March 3rd.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Red Devil on Feb 24, 2012, 00:40:08

That is a beautiful bike!!!  Great job! 
so rad!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Feb 28, 2012, 00:04:49
Found a riding pic online so had to post it with a before :)

Before (Duh!!)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/1st.jpg)

And after, looks like I have my race face on ;)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/CX500OldHwy1.jpg)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irace2win41 on Feb 28, 2012, 09:32:11
Very nice Steve.  Two thumbs up!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: turbodog on Feb 28, 2012, 10:28:58
My current daily ride before:
(https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p4nJSImfcAU7hGuh0u9DFKs3dEmuJgaj7jSoQa1aabOrXZWxLaKcfDZY_rz4tU1w6YYRtYDgTRNDwDjUyTFPzXA/VP1174276_1.jpg?psid=1)

After
(https://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pwhKZydePtn46N5A1sD75-9zznNXSmGTgv4YJVthlW1vCqS9_2GvUgybxhrzJFqOWZWNPPokUJ_uQXN5XKQGSJA/bluecc6.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Jachana on Mar 27, 2012, 19:56:22
Wanted to post my 1980 CM400 "Before and After", very happy with how it turned out.

Enjoy,

Jachana
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 27, 2012, 22:01:49
Makes for a nice clean little roadster...you SHOULD  be proud mate!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rider52 on Mar 28, 2012, 02:05:06
That's one of the nicest CM400s I've seen. Nice work.
Rider
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Jachana on Mar 28, 2012, 12:15:36
Thanks Guys, I appreciate your kind words about the dreaded CM400. Up next is a 76 GL1000 that will be completely stripped to bare essentials.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shortround on Mar 28, 2012, 12:23:33
BEFORE

(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/CIMG1122.jpg)

AFTER

(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/LBC_cafe_racers/1973%20CB750%20Cafe%20Racer/CIMG3023.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 28, 2012, 14:03:39
Dig the stripes on the fender, nice ride.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 28, 2012, 18:39:07
Thanks Guys, I appreciate your kind words about the dreaded CM400. Up next is a 76 GL1000 that will be completely stripped to bare essentials.

MUH... HA...HAAAAA!
Yes, my evil plan to take the GoldWings of the world from recliner lounger to the litre bike it was meant to be is falling in place yet again...(twists handlebar moustache).
 Now look deep into my eyes...
You must post a link.
You must post a link.
You must post a link.
 
(Click on the word "Bomber")
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Jachana on Mar 28, 2012, 19:26:22
Hhaha, glad you are so excited Hoosier! I know I am.

Here is the link,
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35492.msg383727#msg383727

I am trying to get a jump on it now, but it may take a bit of time to complete.

Jachana
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 28, 2012, 19:48:59
Thnx for that... heading there next ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JayDecator on Mar 29, 2012, 00:48:39
Before :(
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g337/dekator/Bikes/newbike1.jpg)

After :)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g337/dekator/Bikes/CB750/6e180dae.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g337/dekator/Bikes/CB750/946bbe96.jpg)
(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g337/dekator/Bikes/CB750/1d77d77a.jpg)

Will try to get a build post up soon.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MakeshiftPatriot on Apr 01, 2012, 01:17:36
1965 Suzuki K10 80cc

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/livoniairsoft/DSCN0922.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/livoniairsoft/DSCN4379.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/livoniairsoft/WEB-thunderdrome4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cristain Hildebrando on Apr 10, 2012, 18:14:12
I'm working on a street tracker, 350cc 1983 XLX. Sorry my English.
before
(http://img6.orkut.com/images/milieu/1268235812/1281133591634/30876440/of/Z1099r1a.jpg?ver=1281133605)

During

(http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/PQAAAIG1EIPzJo50w_5DUqw4XsuViRlrsjEN_AxAKVTQ_wIY1mCsCFHcJqfIJnm6D6Di6JVe46F98EBWi2ofZ_KkGKoAm1T1UDSFJeC96S0or3u-WTLg8VT_GrnU.jpg)
THANKS  More pictures in: http://www.orkut.com/Main#Album?uid=870469496617018649&aid=1268235812
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Really? on Apr 10, 2012, 18:33:56
It had a fairing and trunk on just before this pic was taken.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/gigawhiskey/Unpolished.jpg)

It is the one on the left.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/gigawhiskey/SOHC4%20Rally%202012/IMG_1165.jpg)

Took this last weekend and love it!

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/gigawhiskey/SOHC4%20Rally%202012/IMG_1177.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: riotten22 on Apr 13, 2012, 23:54:58
81 Yamaha xs400

Before:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qN7JWMHldko/Tu506edHzfI/AAAAAAAABSA/Zfe-sf4p9Mg/s800/2011-12-17_15-10-04_950.jpg)

After:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r-0y4uW2bxk/T4i3lF6bD3I/AAAAAAAABtY/hezIkZyFFpg/s640/DSCN1897.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QpxbzNZ67L0/T4i3_jXjpkI/AAAAAAAABu8/S5uq_db7POI/s640/DSCN1909.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ck2XyLkhSAU/T4i3sRPDyOI/AAAAAAAABts/Oh8cNOhAlAU/s640/DSCN1899.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Apr 14, 2012, 10:14:39
That bike makes me feel good...

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: elgordo on Apr 14, 2012, 12:50:32
Here are some before and after pics of my bikes.

XS360 Before

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/elgordocycles/1318460241595.jpg)

XS360 After

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/elgordocycles/IMG_20120408_175343.jpg)

And another one

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/elgordocycles/IMG_20120408_175409.jpg)

And here is my CX500. I have no before pictures of this bike. It has devolved into what it is now over many years.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/elgordocycles/IMG_20120212_133214.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 14, 2012, 17:59:09
Oregon! Where are you located? I'm near Portland, there's actually several of us right around here....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: elgordo on Apr 15, 2012, 00:13:22
I'm in SE Portland. Just got back from a ride. Still trying to get the carbs dialed in.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Apr 15, 2012, 03:28:51
Elgordo, Nice work on that 360. Are you running straight headers on the cx500? If so how is that running for you? Is it insanely loud?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: elgordo on Apr 15, 2012, 12:56:58
It is ridiculously loud. It runs pretty good with just headers. I am sure it would run better with a collector between the two sides and maybe some back pressure. I am planning on doing something else with the exhaust but haven't figured out what yet.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: loka on Apr 15, 2012, 23:35:49
As purchased
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/right20side.jpg)

Round one
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_2732.jpg)

Round two
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3158.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3164.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3168.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3169.jpg)

Thanks to member Red Devil for the paintwork.




Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Apr 15, 2012, 23:54:23
Wow!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thebeast on Apr 19, 2012, 03:21:21
before
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6835136272_1b0a3d581b_b.jpg)
after
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6514756871_75be608aab_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6527291055_8ba90fe169_b.jpg)
now
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6978603613_bc57a5e356_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6832475962_5aaeb4939f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILKY on Apr 19, 2012, 06:11:32
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MonzaJr001.JPG)

(http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_l.jpg)

just wow
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 19, 2012, 19:45:23
@Beast: Man, how lovely and subtle is that!? Hit me up if you're interested, I'd like to feature your bike on my blog.....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Apr 19, 2012, 21:33:28
@beast...awesome bike. subtle yet stands out. very cool.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: thebeast on Apr 19, 2012, 22:42:58
thanks guise, I'm completely happy with it!
@ swagger, of course i would be!.. email me, we can discuss there. simonlee31@gmail.com
@ jay, thanks again!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: vtwin650 on Apr 20, 2012, 12:25:52
Before
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h324/ashtonwhitley/a1Before.jpg)
After
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h324/ashtonwhitley/Final1.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CB.twin.Dave on Apr 26, 2012, 14:04:25
First post so here goes  :)

Six months of work and its finally finished, Im not a great forum poster but this site has been fantastic inspiration during my build so figured i should at least post some pictures.

Before
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/323589_2048126484899_759495894_o.jpg)

And After
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528824_2938222216736_1296561774_32128857_1522727838_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/476170_3013312813954_1296561774_32169638_630305613_o.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 26, 2012, 14:12:29
Very nice transformation, sir. Very nice. I can dig it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: riotten22 on Apr 26, 2012, 14:20:56
Sweet build CB Dave !  Love everything about it
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Apr 26, 2012, 14:22:31
A very nice job on one of my all time favorite platforms!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Apr 26, 2012, 16:04:19
CB Dave, that's very nicely done.  Very classy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dynamitedave on Apr 26, 2012, 16:50:05
(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/backbreaker1.jpg)


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/backbreaker0_5.JPG)


&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/honda_cb350_1.JPG)


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/cb350_bob2.jpg)


&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/cb_650_1.jpg)


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/bikes/cb_650_2.jpg)


&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/yds3bobber/big/img_7004a.jpg)


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/yds3bobber/big/img_22222.jpg)


&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&


Not actual bike but it looked like this.
(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/kawi_bobber/kaw_bob_stock.jpg)


(http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/kawi_bobber/IMG_5120.jpg)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Apr 26, 2012, 18:04:22
oh no, now the 12 page argument about the geometry of your hardtail struts and how you're gonna kill yourself....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Apr 27, 2012, 16:17:52
Dynamite,
Is that an actual Harley or just a Harley tank? I'm not familiar with Harley's at all.

Whatever it is it looks awesome. Great job. I love the old dirty classic bobber look
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 27, 2012, 16:26:21
oh no, now the 12 page argument about the geometry of your hardtail struts and how you're gonna kill yourself....

Very productive post... God forbid anyone wants to see someone ride/build safely. ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Apr 27, 2012, 19:25:34
Von, don't get me wrong, things should be done properly for the sake of safety and mistakes should be pointed out and corrected. 

I was being silly.  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 28, 2012, 08:19:35
OH MY GAWD!
 
Go back to CB.Twin.Dave's 500T and click on the bottom pic to enlarge it....
 
FUCKING AWESOME!!!
 (http://themtherekoyas.com/images/smilies/smiliesflem/drool.gif)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CB.twin.Dave on Apr 28, 2012, 14:05:18
OH MY GAWD!
 
Go back to CB.Twin.Dave's 500T and click on the bottom pic to enlarge it....
 
FUCKING AWESOME!!!
 (http://themtherekoyas.com/images/smilies/smiliesflem/drool.gif)

 :) :) ;) Thanks for yours and the other kind comments, Was a lot of work but well worth the effort!

Suppose really i should start a sort of how it was built thread now i have a bit more time  :o

Dave.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 28, 2012, 14:55:12
I know man. Just bustin balls. Haha.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evil One on May 03, 2012, 00:25:51
my 77' cb550 from start to finish
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: popssss on May 03, 2012, 01:14:48
1983 CB550SC, before and after....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILKY on May 04, 2012, 06:18:55
aaah good.. back to before and after pics ONLY... huzzah
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on May 04, 2012, 06:37:48
So here it mine: 1992 Ducati 900SS

Before:
(http://c2r-motorcycles.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Basis.png)

After:
(http://c2r-motorcycles.de/wp-content/gallery/900ss_done/dsc_2278_copy.png)

- Sven
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gmoore on May 05, 2012, 21:27:57
Before:

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff489/gmoore603/CM%20250%20build/IMAG0032.jpg)

After:

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff489/gmoore603/Bottom_side_view.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff489/gmoore603/Bottom_above_side_view.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on May 05, 2012, 21:45:04
Wow, that's quite a transformation gmoore. Love the tank. I must have missed your build, going off now to check it out.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: beachpunk on May 06, 2012, 11:14:02

Before
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6175/6165440306_86b97e39bf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18806076@N00/6165440306/)
lil' brat build (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18806076@N00/6165440306/) by beachpunk (http://www.flickr.com/people/18806076@N00/), on Flickr


After
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5328/7148405419_a207275b84_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18806076@N00/7148405419/)
lil' brat shoot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18806076@N00/7148405419/) by beachpunk (http://www.flickr.com/people/18806076@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TroyArboc on May 09, 2012, 13:04:03
Before
(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj496/TroyArboc/563039_10150660008029607_585434606_9454712_320950445_n.jpg)

After
(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj496/TroyArboc/154737_10150769835914607_585434606_9649573_1872986913_n.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj496/TroyArboc/562575_10150770021394607_585434606_9650539_1316578752_n.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj496/TroyArboc/535203_10150725196279607_585434606_9621031_1509052566_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bion76_750F on May 09, 2012, 15:14:04
Hi everyone!
I am new to the forum and am glad to be here! 
Here is my before...


(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/gadang66/my76cb750f.jpg)

I will let that simmer a little and when I get some photos together I will show the after..:)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on May 09, 2012, 16:37:08
Troy,
How did you go about mounting those mufflers? Weld? Nice looking bike by the way  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesmoDog on May 14, 2012, 01:48:42
just wow

Thanks, it was a fun project. Well, is a fun project. It's not done. Probably never will be "done"!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on May 14, 2012, 03:00:07
Here is my 76 CB360
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pop_vamp13 on May 14, 2012, 04:06:55
Before & After

Title: SR500 Billet Cafe Bullet
Post by: Speed Dealer on May 15, 2012, 09:32:46
You might recognize the before bike from another post... Well I bought about 7 SR500's for almost pennies. These just so happen to be a pair of twins that I decided to revive.

Specs to come.

Before:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/7112740327_6ebbeccd34_b.jpg)

After:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/6985874186_bbde1ca5c3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Flugtechnik on May 17, 2012, 12:15:28
I guess I will go ahead and post some pictures here since I won't be getting any good shots of the bike as she was when I was "done"

Before:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-tpnHj70SbA/SMhzjICsNfI/AAAAAAAAAKA/EmkYHDuEmk4/s576/1972_honda_cl450.JPG)


After:
(http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6890ebd-21eb-dc16.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.com/mu/a6890ebd-222b-ed15.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: famousseajay on May 18, 2012, 00:16:00
@beachpunk  I like em both!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ryanbfast on May 26, 2012, 13:22:42
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fsRA50qfz0U/TrThr92WoQI/AAAAAAAAAFo/aIEnAk3KdG0/s400/photo%2B4.JPG)
almost done
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FE79EFhrHI8/TriNw5fqXvI/AAAAAAAAAb8/H66wIk0jeT4/s400/photo%2B4.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 01, 2012, 01:44:06
593 days since I first started taking this thing apart.  Tonight, I'm calling it done.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/30245_423498605158_7114277_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577631_10151001038925159_734955158_12033054_1042362436_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/30245_423498620158_734955158_5393392_8266304_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601153_10151001039000159_734955158_12033055_200541374_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/30245_423498630158_4344201_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/521467_10151001039145159_1346676056_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/30245_423498640158_3886825_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579419_10151001039255159_734955158_12033059_416431377_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/30245_423498650158_5500277_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303304_10151001039075159_734955158_12033056_818592118_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hichhkrjo on Jun 01, 2012, 02:42:40
Wow, Son..wow. So many kinds of good. Congrats on your bike, she's awesome! Really great work
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Jun 01, 2012, 19:31:57
Sonreir,

That is just beautiful. Great work! Really good looking bike. Nice job
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILLENNIUM FALCON on Jun 02, 2012, 22:37:10
Here is it before................

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/captain_neto/DSC_0097.jpg)

And after...................

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/captain_neto/DSC_0383.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on Jun 03, 2012, 20:25:02
holy shit.  i thought the second pic was a photoshop and this was some sort of joke.  im reading the build now.  incredible.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILLENNIUM FALCON on Jun 03, 2012, 21:39:14
Haha thanks! I wish I was that good a photo shop. Here is the build thread if anyone else is interested.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32151.msg345163#msg345163


holy shit.  i thought the second pic was a photoshop and this was some sort of joke.  im reading the build now.  incredible.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MrBlueSide on Jun 03, 2012, 22:02:14
before

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g369/jakubanton/IMG_2931.jpg)

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g369/jakubanton/IMG_3142-1.jpg)

after

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g369/jakubanton/dccsadie2.jpg)

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g369/jakubanton/dccsadie1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cafenoir on Jun 03, 2012, 22:41:52
1972 honda CL350 my first bike im no pro it was all a learning experience and cant wait to do a real build one day haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: OpTiCz on Jun 04, 2012, 00:52:29
(http://img.tapatalk.com/47c1675a-30e1-2172.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/47c1675a-30f7-cedb.jpg)

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Jun 04, 2012, 01:13:05
VERY nice Opticz...

That looks real clean. Love the black spokes and red ring on the wheels. Great job shortening up the back end too
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KOCONUT on Jun 10, 2012, 16:21:26
Before/After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jun 10, 2012, 16:31:33
Great job on both bikes guys!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bion76_750F on Jun 11, 2012, 14:00:41
Hi everyone!
I am new to the forum and am glad to be here! 
Here is my before...


(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/gadang66/my76cb750f.jpg)

I will let that simmer a little and when I get some photos together I will show the after..:)

Here is my after shots:
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/gadang66/IMAG0208.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/gadang66/IMAG0207_edit.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/gadang66/IMAG02052.jpg)

Thanks!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on Jun 11, 2012, 16:25:54
@KOCONUT:

Man I really love your bike and that bright yellow is brilliant !
But my friend your seat pad looks like it has been done in just 5minutes ;)
Why didn't you use sandpaper to make the rubber soft and smooth at the edges ?
Everything on your bike screams perfection,....but not your seat pad :P
I know you can do better !

-sven
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KOCONUT on Jun 11, 2012, 16:44:36
Yeah, I rushed the seat.  Just needs a cover, which I'm working on right now.  It is pretty comfortable the way it is though.  Still, I agree, it doesnt look as good as it should.  Also need to touch up the paint a bit on the cylinder head and am adding some new yellow plug wires to help set it off a bit.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PjkF on Jun 12, 2012, 01:25:37
(http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Pjkf/Honda%20CL350/BeforeAfter.jpg)

Still have little bits here and there to tinker with...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Jun 12, 2012, 02:48:17
great thread
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: El Ogro on Jun 14, 2012, 22:48:48
Before:

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/DMI-Paintball/photobucket-66366-1331348939069.jpg)

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/DMI-Paintball/photobucket-71267-1331348923714.jpg)

Currently:

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/DMI-Paintball/photobucket-32870-1339113526382.jpg)

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/DMI-Paintball/photobucket-1699-1339113503206.jpg)

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae57/DMI-Paintball/photobucket-31904-1339113546918.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 16, 2012, 06:32:55
Nice DOHC transformation there El Ogro, hard canvas to start with and you cleaned it up well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wahoo650 on Jun 16, 2012, 09:12:46
Not quite completed, but close enough:

Before
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/Yammer_4-24-04_side_view.jpg)

After
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/RuffReddyltside.jpg)

Just another black, cafe'd Yamaha 650.
Matt
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: drydien on Jun 17, 2012, 02:09:49
my 1978 cb550k
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: riotten22 on Jun 17, 2012, 11:57:05
tough to tell whether the before or after is better,  They both look good.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kowalski on Jun 17, 2012, 17:30:03
Great looking cb550! I love the bare metal and copper.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: drydien on Jun 17, 2012, 18:10:57
thanks!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bion76_750F on Jun 18, 2012, 07:50:28
That's nice!  Looks like there are some "Kott" pieces on that bike for sure.   
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jun 24, 2012, 17:47:30
With The exception of fork brace, turn sigs and new rear shock done for now.

Before
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z321/BruceB5/IMG00067-20111023-1616.jpg)

After
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z321/BruceB5/IMAG0006.jpg)
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z321/BruceB5/IMAG0005.jpg)
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z321/BruceB5/IMG_0326.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 24, 2012, 18:38:11
Looks good man. How does she run? Might be tough to get a good speed without a brace though.

Those colors pop!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jun 24, 2012, 19:03:42
Thanks Rich, finally got the carbs dailed in, pulls strong thru the gears. Not had it over 50 mph as of yet, just doing safety checks. 25 miles on the OD and things are looking good. I'm agreeing with Pete, the seat bump a little big. I'll live with it till after Barber.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: veloracermike on Jun 24, 2012, 19:21:34
Started out like this (it was a lot rougher than it looks here) the bike had some issues and I wanted a more traditional Cafe look rather than a track oriented look
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2878/imagezzz.jpg)
Now it's got the look that I was after. 
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2486/3quarterfront.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2395/sidebm.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/919/3quarter.jpg)
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5366/frontqo.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CafeCleveland47 on Jun 24, 2012, 19:29:57
What did you do with the red tank and seat for the 350f.
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: veloracermike on Jun 24, 2012, 19:44:52
Sold it back to the guy I bought the bike from.  The tank leaked and I didn't feel good about selling it to someone else.   That paid for the new seat, tank rear sets, headlight/bucket and gauges.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 24, 2012, 21:06:56
Snip....... I'm agreeing with Pete, the seat bump a little big. I'll live with it till after Barber.

Thats what I call a "rider's" tail section. Because it extends past the rear wheel, acting as a fender. First time you get caught in the rain you will appreciate it (but will be cursing your air filters).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jun 25, 2012, 10:22:04
Thats what I call a "rider's" tail section. Because it extends past the rear wheel, acting as a fender. First time you get caught in the rain you will appreciate it (but will be cursing your air filters).


Yeah I'm in two minds on it now... at first I thought it was too big, then a different angle said it was good... but I gotta agree with Rich on that point, will be very helpful in the rain!


I have no dramas with my pods in the rain though... hasn't missed a beat but that could also be due to the fact I have only two and they're further in behind my knees than on the four cylinder GS'...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Jun 25, 2012, 10:35:28
Ive ridden in some torrential downpours with pods on my XS and it behaved no worse then it did with the original airboxes.  gotta put bags over the pods when I park though :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jun 25, 2012, 18:11:19
Thats for the info guys. I've seen first hand water in the engine can do. I've seen someone on here do a plexiglass gaurd between the frame in front of the rear wheel. that should help some. plus it keeps whit the clean look. Running K&N pods also.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 25, 2012, 20:11:13
I think it was Revheadgl that did something like that.......and T71ford did something creative with Isadora too........
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Jun 25, 2012, 20:49:02
Started out like this (it was a lot rougher than it looks here) the bike had some issues and I wanted a more traditional Cafe look rather than a track oriented look
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2878/imagezzz.jpg)
Now it's got the look that I was after. 
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2486/3quarterfront.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2395/sidebm.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/919/3quarter.jpg)
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5366/frontqo.jpg)

this turned out awesome i am ultra impressed is there a build thread???
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe-Zuki on Jun 27, 2012, 10:10:49
My 1984 GSX 400E "Cafe-Zuki"
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe-Zuki on Jun 27, 2012, 10:14:48
liked these shots too...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafe Redneck on Jun 27, 2012, 18:00:41
Like the Zuki. good job!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: kowalski on Jun 28, 2012, 04:04:59
Just "finished" my build last week-ish. It's a '72 CB750. Anyways here's some b&a shots :D

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/keithisawesome/5911db96.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/keithisawesome/cd1ad45e.jpg)

Only good pic from the early stages

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/keithisawesome/nadinesvist1014-1.jpg)

And here it is now. The bike took a tumble while I was lowering the forks, so the tank has some "character" now  :P

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/keithisawesome/33c3007f.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wahoo650 on Jun 30, 2012, 11:55:07
Not quite completed, but close enough:

Before
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/Yammer_4-24-04_side_view.jpg)

After
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/RuffReddyltside.jpg)

Just another black, cafe'd Yamaha 650.
Matt

Finished! (for now!)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/RuffReddyfinishedltside.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: alkswheetinjur on Jul 05, 2012, 20:11:14
Mine
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Yamatech on Jul 11, 2012, 13:46:02
that seat is ridiculous but in a good way, i bet its comfy
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Moa on Jul 17, 2012, 03:48:07
My first build, a '73 CB125

Before:
(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh587/wil_nz/imagejpeg_0.jpg)

After: (Still a few details to sort out)
(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh587/wil_nz/DSCN1074.jpg)
(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh587/wil_nz/DSCN1075.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 26, 2012, 08:50:16
Finally got some half decent "after" shots today so I can contribute...


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/GS450/LeftSide-Original.jpg)


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/Ride%20Photos/20120726%20-%20Dayboro%20and%20Mt%20Mee/2012072602.jpg)


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/Ride%20Photos/20120726%20-%20Dayboro%20and%20Mt%20Mee/2012072603.jpg)


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/GS450/CloseRightSide-Original.jpg)


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/Ride%20Photos/20120726%20-%20Dayboro%20and%20Mt%20Mee/2012072605.jpg)


(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt26/starpoint73/Ride%20Photos/20120726%20-%20Dayboro%20and%20Mt%20Mee/2012072604.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Yamatech on Jul 26, 2012, 12:46:08
Nice bike, I bet it makes a great daily driver. Still looks somewhat stock but trimmed down some.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 26, 2012, 16:46:54
Nice bike, I bet it makes a great daily driver. Still looks somewhat stock but trimmed down some.

Thanks mate! Yep, great daily driver, every day to work and back... she's also heaps of fun on the weekend in the twisties :D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jul 26, 2012, 22:13:13
It's finally finished! Geez Pete, only took what? 10 years? :D

Seriously though man, I love your bike. Every time I see it I think "That's what Suzuki should have made." Congrats!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 27, 2012, 08:25:36
It's finally finished! Geez Pete, only took what? 10 years? :D

Seriously though man, I love your bike. Every time I see it I think "That's what Suzuki should have made." Congrats!!


Hahaha thanks Rich! Actually... it was Feb 2002 when it went off the road... December 2011 it went back on the road... but June 2012 before I considered her "finished"... so that breaks the 10 year barrier...  :o  My thread on the GSR now has 2343 replies and over 40000 views... that's a tad embarrassing... hahaha


So between us we have the GS scrambler Suzuki should've made and the GR cafe Suzuki should've made... and if you finish off the dirty girl you'll also have the GR dual sport Suzuki should've made! A right pair we make 'ey? :D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jul 27, 2012, 09:14:53
Ha! I'm not too sure when I'll get back to the dirty GR. I've been scavenging parts from it throughout the season.........and honestly I think it would be terrifying at a good clip off road!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 27, 2012, 19:43:26
Ha! I'm not too sure when I'll get back to the dirty GR. I've been scavenging parts from it throughout the season.........and honestly I think it would be terrifying at a good clip off road!

Well c'mon then Rich, you need a winter project right? Fix 'er up and go for it! There's nothing quite like a good pucker moment to make you feel alive right?  ;D   :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HOOLIGAN on Jul 30, 2012, 16:41:51
Done for now.  Still working out some kinks, lots more to do when winter rolls around...

Before

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/1470/img0376gm.jpg)

After

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/936/img0904ob.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2598/img0905tx.jpg)

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6599/img0906sp.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 30, 2012, 16:44:54
Very clean Hooligan! Is the fly screen off a Trumpy? Suits it well!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HOOLIGAN on Jul 30, 2012, 16:48:42
Thanks Pete.  The screen is from eBay, straight bolt on for most CB's.  openspc is the store.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Jul 30, 2012, 16:50:40
Thanks Pete.  The screen is from eBay, straight bolt on for most CB's.  openspc is the store.

Cool, looked like the Thruxton one but straight bolt on is much easier, it's a nice little screen that!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: konix on Jul 31, 2012, 14:47:46
beginning
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4689294999_1ae99a0c8f.jpg)

middle
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5603251835_b089158625.jpg)

current
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/6948979006_b52e0fd24a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mnkymits on Aug 03, 2012, 17:15:04
Almost finished:

(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr133/mnkymits/photo-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 03, 2012, 17:36:57
Almost finished:

(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr133/mnkymits/photo-1.jpg)

For a "1st" post, that's pretty sweet.  Did you happen to do a build thread?  Looks like some interesting frame mods...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mnkymits on Aug 03, 2012, 17:54:13
No build thread. Its a build on a budget and took me less than three weeks of work (working on it after my job and some weekends) which was my goal. Simple frame mods, raised the tank, made a seat, put in a digital gauge, lost a bunch of parts, new tires, new rear suspension, new lights all around, grips... etc. The only part I'm really proud are the pipes which I made myself:

(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr133/mnkymits/pipesphoto.jpg)

Everything else is generic.

Still doing a new headlight and bar set up.

Thoughts on painting the wheels black?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Aug 03, 2012, 18:35:56
I love this build! I say GOLD on the wheels. Duplicolor Engine paint in "universal gold" lays down nicely.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Aug 03, 2012, 19:11:39
No build thread. Its a build on a budget and took me less than three weeks of work (working on it after my job and some weekends) which was my goal. Simple frame mods, raised the tank, made a seat, put in a digital gauge, lost a bunch of parts, new tires, new rear suspension, new lights all around, grips... etc. The only part I'm really proud are the pipes which I made myself:

(http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr133/mnkymits/pipesphoto.jpg)

Everything else is generic.

Still doing a new headlight and bar set up.

Thoughts on painting the wheels black?

Mate that's awesome! I'm a sucker for a nice set of high pipes as you can see by my GS450... love your work!
 
I got an exhaust mob near me (Tranzac) to do mine as my welding skills are pretty much non-existent though...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: overdraft on Aug 04, 2012, 17:29:46
been waiting a long time to put this post up! 2 and a half years! 1970 Honda CB350. the 350 was my first bike so when I decided to do a cafe project that's what I chose... there's literally nothing that hasn't been at a minimum been removed and cleaned or polished, and a whole lot is new and modified to get the cafe look I was going for...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/overdraftracing/9776479b.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/overdraftracing/56d42e5d.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Aug 04, 2012, 17:44:38
dope...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DoTheJon on Aug 04, 2012, 18:20:21
before
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm287/jwmini/13ed58b3.jpg)
after
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm287/jwmini/e3a7b755.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: veloracermike on Aug 06, 2012, 08:35:04
Wow two beautiful bikes guys. Well done!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CJHusband on Aug 06, 2012, 09:43:05
This thread makes me so jealous. Fatherjon, I love seeing your machine, it's fantastic.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DoTheJon on Aug 06, 2012, 11:28:21
This thread makes me so jealous. Fatherjon, I love seeing your machine, it's fantastic.
Thanks CJ, i am really glad its earned its place on the before and after thread. i like to look at it too :) except when its being stubborn.. then i kinda want to push it down and empty elevator shaft. :) but she is up and running, ill have a video up soon
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 07, 2012, 10:48:06
Like to red frame on this on fatherjon...
That and the white combo is awesome.
 
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm287/jwmini/e3a7b755.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DoTheJon on Aug 07, 2012, 12:59:24
Like to red frame on this on fatherjon...
That and the white combo is awesome.
 
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm287/jwmini/e3a7b755.jpg)

thanks man, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tron97 on Aug 07, 2012, 13:20:18
Heres my before and after on my 79 650...

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hondacb550man on Aug 08, 2012, 00:11:56
dope bike, i normally dont like those star rims on bikes but it goes well here
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Krazy900 on Aug 11, 2012, 12:01:37
A before and after of my 75 kz400s
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Yamatech on Aug 11, 2012, 14:37:48
Want a 76 kz400d krazy900? haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Aug 12, 2012, 20:39:15
More '79 CB650 action! :D

Before:

(http://i.imgur.com/IwxkI.jpg)

After:

(http://i.imgur.com/VZTAT.jpg)

The build thread is at http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35881.0

There is still a little more to do, but the paint really transformed the bike.  I just finished getting the carbs pretty well dialed in, and turn signals are about the last of it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shanedalion on Aug 15, 2012, 19:55:40
Just finishing up the project, figured it was time for a before and after.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 15, 2012, 20:14:07
Nice save Shanedalion, I'm sure that bike would give you a big hug if it could, for saving it from the previous 'modifications'. Well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DoTheJon on Aug 15, 2012, 21:13:10
Nice save Shanedalion, I'm sure that bike would give you a big hug if it could, for saving it from the previous 'modifications'. Well done.
no doubt. awesome transformation. looks rad man good job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shanedalion on Aug 16, 2012, 01:14:03
Thanks guys. I really happy with how it turned out!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 17, 2012, 11:20:36
Well it's been a long road but here goes....
before:
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7079/imag0224x.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-05-13
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1452/imag0226y.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-05-13
AFTER:
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5097/img1502g.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-08-17
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3497/img1500is.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-08-17
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1239/img1499w.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-08-17
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3339/img1498ta.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-08-17
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4836/img1493uw.jpg[/img]
By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/axeugene27">axeugene27[/url] at 2012-08-17
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jdub on Aug 17, 2012, 13:52:48
1978 CB550
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 2.3efi on Aug 17, 2012, 14:24:47
Build Thread http://bit.ly/ScramblerBuild

The before
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/305/bikeinbed.jpg)

The after
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1162/edit1of15.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: AndrewJoey on Aug 18, 2012, 11:52:14
All done, 1967 Bultaco Sherpa T.  Needs a tune-up, but I think she turned out pretty good.  Now I gotta make it street legal.

(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k640/AndrewJoey/temporary-1.jpg)
(http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k640/AndrewJoey/temporary-4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Aug 18, 2012, 12:31:30
So many nice bikes here. Nice job on the Bultaco and Hondas guys!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 2.3efi on Aug 19, 2012, 15:56:08
Love the Bultaco
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnnyC on Aug 19, 2012, 17:34:17
That Bultaco is sweet. Here's a pic of a little racer I snapped at the Mt Cootha hill climbs here in Brisbane last year (http://img.tapatalk.com/d31bb8e1-4c51-3da6.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: peteGS on Aug 20, 2012, 06:35:36
That Bultaco is sweet. Here's a pic of a little racer I snapped at the Mt Cootha hill climbs here in Brisbane last year (http://img.tapatalk.com/d31bb8e1-4c51-3da6.jpg)


Johnny... Mt Coottha hill climbs??? Tell me more!! I know of no such thing but would love to go see them...


And yes that is a sweet Bultaco :)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Jjm4life on Aug 23, 2012, 02:12:11
November '11
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bb97-9962.jpg)

August '12
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bbc2-d915.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 23, 2012, 11:34:11
Badass Triumph, very badass....   8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Yamatech on Aug 24, 2012, 16:08:34
Badass Triumph, very badass....   8)

That pretty much sums the bike up. Amazing job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: seviston on Aug 24, 2012, 16:33:34
Sweet Triumph!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 25, 2012, 06:56:04
Most excellent indeed!
 
 (http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bb97-9962.jpg)
 
 That sure looks like that is the BSA tank I been searching for!
Is it the same one that's white in your "after" pic? If not, do you still have it?
Did you luck out and find an original or did you source it new?
If you found it new, where?
So jealous
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: neevo on Aug 25, 2012, 08:16:28
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bbc2-d915.jpg)

That's a serious effort there. Gorgeous!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: wab on Aug 25, 2012, 15:02:23
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t350/wabster1/SDC10764.jpg)


(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t350/wabster1/SDC11092.jpg)
 :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Aug 25, 2012, 15:54:13
That Honda is awesome! Great job.
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mtmooradian on Aug 25, 2012, 16:10:47
From the scrap dumpster(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-230d-bd36.jpg)
To the honducati
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-232e-f002.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-233d-8ebb.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-234b-bc21.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: xxxotiknightz on Aug 28, 2012, 01:48:00
November '11
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bb97-9962.jpg)

August '12
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c137799-bbc2-d915.jpg)

Whered you get those wheels?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Aug 28, 2012, 13:09:30
From the scrap dumpster(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-230d-bd36.jpg)
To the honducati

Nice! Do you have a build thread?
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mtmooradian on Aug 28, 2012, 13:23:37
Check out the bike of the month voting

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38807.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: piranhasattack on Aug 28, 2012, 23:06:25
(http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/3c530c66e67511e1a15422000a1e9f9e_7.jpg) 1971 Honda SL350K1 Brat tracker build, first bike and first build. Almost done just need to fine tune a few things. Hope you guys like it! (http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/61e88974ba6011e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg) (http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/9f426b24d8dc11e18b3e1231380f90e0_7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Aug 29, 2012, 02:44:57
1979 Honda CM400T
Before:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2011-12-19_19-13-06_111-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-08-28_15-05-23_450.jpg)
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-08-28_15-05-49_236.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dordtracer on Sep 01, 2012, 20:38:45
before & after


grts Berend
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: wab on Sep 02, 2012, 06:13:14
Mmmm...my favourite colour. Nice job dordtracer. ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tristan on Sep 04, 2012, 00:14:01
1974 Honda CB350 Four

Before:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/fiddycentson/63794_428452431684_1659298_n.jpg)

After:

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/fiddycentson/243566_10150988024221685_394772030_o.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/fiddycentson/338035_10150988021141685_144645420_o.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/fiddycentson/240932_10150988026996685_1328219214_o.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on Sep 04, 2012, 04:58:32
after
(http://www.fotosuploaden.nl/afbeeldingen/1346454273.jpg)

grts Berend

Best Idea !

Why changing the look of this beauty, you brought her back to life and that is why i do like you now ;)

Cheers Sven
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Yamatech on Sep 04, 2012, 13:05:42
1979 Honda CM400T
Before:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2011-12-19_19-13-06_111-1.jpg)

After:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-08-28_15-05-23_450.jpg)
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-08-28_15-05-49_236.jpg)

Looks like you are running the emgo mufflers off of the head pipes, am I right? if so did you do anything special to get them to fit without the collector underneath? I had the emgos on mine that came off the collector now im trying to fit them to the head pipes and not be rubbing motor or frame.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Sep 04, 2012, 15:56:59
Looks like you are running the emgo mufflers off of the head pipes, am I right? if so did you do anything special to get them to fit without the collector underneath? I had the emgos on mine that came off the collector now im trying to fit them to the head pipes and not be rubbing motor or frame.

They're not directly attached to the header, I took a piece of exhaust pipe I got from Advanced Auto and cut it into to equal lengths, 7.5 inches each and welded them to the header, after that I took "Chrome Upswept Muffler Adapters" from Dime City Cycles and welded them on to the new exhaust piece. The metal walls on the Emgo shorty mufflers are really thick and didn't look like they were going to compress on very easily so I cross cut them. The cuts were only as thick as the cutting disk for my angle grinder and only about half an inch deep, if that, just enough for a clamp to cover. I used 1.5 inch exhaust clamps and had to pry them apart some to get them around the muffler, I probably should have ordered a size bigger but they worked, they're just extra tight now.

Besides the header these were the pieces I used:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/upswept.png)

I bought an extra piece just in case, didn't return it yet so I made marks where I cut it. I also cut off where the sticker is because the pipe is wider.
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-09-04_14-19-50_979.jpg)


Here's the finished product heat wrapped:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/2012-09-04_14-18-20_180.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanten on Sep 06, 2012, 14:07:23
Here's my Moto Guzzi V50 that I've been spending the summer on

Before:
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u467/KimKant/76da1f3d.jpg)


After:
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u467/KimKant/fcde787d.jpg)

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u467/KimKant/0eb0c6ef.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: axeugene27 on Sep 06, 2012, 18:22:53
That tank is so gnarly on that guzzi looks killer.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tron97 on Sep 07, 2012, 02:21:20
That guzzi is so awesome.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tetter on Sep 07, 2012, 05:34:25
This is my Honda CB500F 1975.

Got it from a farmer, it was in between the tractors  :o Rusty,  but running ! ( not braking btw   :-X )

Before:
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HKM36QL8-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6LAERMIS-D.jpg)

After:
Clipons, Suzuki GS850 Gastank, Handbuild seat, Yamaha XT headlight, handbuild 4 into 2 with short megatons, Ducati brembo front brake, home designed Tacho ( thanks to Sonreir )

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3XQPZIBR-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-QLRDKI7K-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3ROBJJQ8-D.jpg)

Tacho at night  8)
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-SWL7ID3L-D.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on Sep 07, 2012, 14:19:20
Very nicely done Mr. Tetter !

Looks pretty cool.  8)

-Sven
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 08, 2012, 07:59:50
That's the 3rd Guzzi I've seen here and I'm loving every one!
Uh-ohhh  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CJHusband on Sep 13, 2012, 12:55:03
This is my Honda CB500F 1975.

Got it from a farmer, it was in between the tractors  :o Rusty,  but running ! ( not braking btw   :-X )

Before:
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HKM36QL8-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6LAERMIS-D.jpg)

After:
Clipons, Suzuki GS850 Gastank, Handbuild seat, Yamaha XT headlight, handbuild 4 into 2 with short megatons, Ducati brembo front brake, home designed Tacho ( thanks to Sonreir )

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3XQPZIBR-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-QLRDKI7K-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3ROBJJQ8-D.jpg)

Tacho at night  8)
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-SWL7ID3L-D.jpg)

Do you still have the honda tank? I'm digging the 'paint'!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Sep 16, 2012, 21:13:02
I no longer own this bike but totally forgot to add it to this thread  ::)

Before:

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/CB400/Build/firstDay.jpg)

After:

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/CB400/Build/side2.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/CB400/Build/side4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MoToBoX-VintageSpeed on Sep 17, 2012, 06:38:46
before.......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on Sep 17, 2012, 11:33:55
before.......

Totally awesome !

Sehr geil mein Freund !
Das schaut nach einer menge Spaß aus  ;)

-Sven
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MoToBoX-VintageSpeed on Sep 17, 2012, 19:51:37
Danke !

Ne originale V50 Monza ? Glückwunsch . Hat ich auch mal.... ;)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: raoulduke on Sep 18, 2012, 10:41:52
Danke !

Ne originale V50 Monza ? Glückwunsch . Hat ich auch mal.... ;)

Original bis auf die hässliche Lampenverkleidung, die ging garnicht ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dawino6260 on Sep 20, 2012, 22:25:43
This is more of a "During" - I just got her back up and running today.. I figure what better way to make a bike meet the "racer" criteria than to bring a real race bike to street legal.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ywy8-gqIs
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tanker on Sep 22, 2012, 14:28:19
before

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x75/chopperstyle_nl/Tanker/aanwinst.jpg)

almost finished

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260547_10151017272932286_1502899941_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hondacb550man on Sep 24, 2012, 23:08:44
damn that looks like a sick road, where is that?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 25, 2012, 01:06:39
We just finished restoring this Bridgestone M2/SS, here is a link to the build thread that we have here on dotheton in the restoration section http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.230

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0003-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_00012_zps02c3e7ac.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/IMG-20111125-00018-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_00043-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_00032-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0004-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_00054-1.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Sep 25, 2012, 02:19:21
Wow, that looks incredible. Great job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lstuckey1 on Sep 25, 2012, 21:13:38
In 2007 when I paid $350 for it (I know I spent way too much).

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p285/lstuckey1/CB450%20parts/P1010003.jpg)

As of last week when I finished tuning it.  Only thing left to do is some fab work on the front fender mounts.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p285/lstuckey1/CB450%20parts/CB450-1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p285/lstuckey1/CB450%20parts/CB450-2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Sep 25, 2012, 23:00:57
she came out looking great,  :)  classic looking with the rear and that seat
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tanker on Sep 26, 2012, 19:09:25
damn that looks like a sick road, where is that?

in holland, somewhere around Assen --> Eext, the next day there was a classic gp in that town
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Sep 26, 2012, 23:22:32
76 KZ400D,,,,,Before, rescued from a salvage yard with slightly less than 5000 original miles.(http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/Bradymilo/461EE3EF-EDD2-4B5C-941B-002A581FA2C0-22996-00002110AEA20710.jpg)
After a mild restoration...(http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/Bradymilo/CB452A08-698F-4215-8526-DDDCE00FC606-4550-000004B7A79D72A6.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fordop87 on Sep 30, 2012, 02:29:26
I dig your 450 lstuckey1. I'm working on one as my fist build.
Questions...
Did you drill your own brake rotor?
And what is that exhaust muffler and how do you like it?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MCR on Sep 30, 2012, 20:01:47
Before...........
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u479/ducatiman856/HONDACAFEPICS001.jpg)
After, ish...headlamp is now a Bonnie chrome type with ameter.
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u479/ducatiman856/100_2188.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wmatt on Oct 01, 2012, 01:01:01
Sweet MCR, sweet! 8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stogz on Oct 01, 2012, 22:10:27
MCR, do you have any other pics to share? I'd like to see how it looks from the front. Very impressive build though. I like it.  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MCR on Oct 02, 2012, 07:00:16
Fill your boots Stogz.........
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u479/ducatiman856/100_2190.jpg)
(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u479/ducatiman856/100_2185.jpg)
I've put a video in the Show & Shine section, showing the screen removed...turn up the volume.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: S Majure on Oct 02, 2012, 22:07:21
B4
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5204/5341857048_a36e9e11d9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmajure/5341857048/)

AFTER A LOT OF HEARTACHE
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8048957875_c2c48464b4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmajure/5341857048/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmajure/8048957875/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lstuckey1 on Oct 06, 2012, 12:12:53
I dig your 450 lstuckey1. I'm working on one as my fist build.
Questions...
Did you drill your own brake rotor?
And what is that exhaust muffler and how do you like it?

Private Message Sent.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 07, 2012, 18:46:05
1982 Honda MB5

Day I bought it:

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/preTeardown_2.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/firstDay.jpg)

As of today:

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/Project/completed_1.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/Project/completed_2.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/Project/completed_3.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/Project/completed_6.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 07, 2012, 19:19:16
I've only ever seen one of the MB5's Deacon, fantastic transformation!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Oct 07, 2012, 21:14:54
+1!

That is a sharp lookin little scoot Deacon!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 08, 2012, 07:14:06
Thank you very much guys. Was a very fun little bike to work on.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on Oct 08, 2012, 21:07:36
props Deacon.  that little thing is awesome. looks like it was made that way.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 08, 2012, 21:33:31
props Deacon.  that little thing is awesome. looks like it was made that way.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NcMike on Oct 16, 2012, 13:21:28
Before and now, still working on it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 16, 2012, 16:42:11
Nice save NcMike, bike looks great.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Oct 16, 2012, 23:06:41
Great looking bike NcMike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stogz on Oct 17, 2012, 09:54:23
Looks good NcMike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NcMike on Oct 17, 2012, 12:08:56
Thanks guys, still need to work out the jetting and need to find some cheap tire.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: warthogcrewchief on Oct 18, 2012, 23:27:45
Here's a few pics of "Sandie".  (My 4 y/o daughter helped me name her.) 

I picked her up in June 2011 as a gift from my in-laws.  They purchased it off a craigslist ad I saw.  It did not have a title, there were lots of major dents, broken parts, and rust!  Lots of work.  Yes, and I was able to obtain a title.

Beginning:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/CB350001.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/CB350005.jpg)

During the tear down:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00629.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00621.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00595.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00593.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00666.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00667.jpg)

  The right cylinder was stuck due to rust, despite soaking in PB Blaster for well over a week.  I used a 3-lbs sledge hammer and a 1" diameter steel pipe to pound it out.  I had the cylinders bored over .50.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00674.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00675.jpg)

The reason I used a steel pipe was that the steel punch didn't work...as you can see!
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00676.jpg)

Some of the scoring in the right cylinder prior to it being bored.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00680.jpg)

Primed frame
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00725.jpg)

Freshly painted engine:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0275.jpg)

New pistons
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0282.jpg)

New cam chain tensioner sprocket and roller
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0284.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0286.jpg)

Starting to come back together:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC00872.jpg)

One of my little helpers wearing his PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0749.jpg)

Getting closer to done
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0751.jpg)

New mufflers
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0753.jpg)

Freshly repainted/rebuilt controls
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0766.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC01201.jpg)

New Battery....Old Battery
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0814.jpg)

Mounting system for the new battery
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0817.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0821.jpg)
And from the bottom of the battery mounting "bracket"
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0818.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMAG0819.jpg)

Tank damage repaired
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC01410.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/DSC01409.jpg)

More tank damaged repaired
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_0880.jpg)

Almost done
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_0885.jpg)

Paint and bodywork done
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1124.jpg)

New seat cover
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1408.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1411.jpg)

And finally, the photos from today.  I have the K&N filter pods off while I continue to tune in the carbs.  I also plan to eventually add some turn lights and maybe change the mirror setup.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1557_zpsf4e59eec.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1558_zps892deeb2.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1559_zpsd8ef5592.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1560_zps50946b87.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1561_zps6f4d0cc8.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1562_zps1fc6491e.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1563_zpsf4fbcce1.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1565_zpsc4c70343.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1566_zps60e78a41.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1567_zps2bd80607.jpg)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/warthogcrewchief/CB350/IMG_1568_zpsee3bb2f8.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stogz on Oct 19, 2012, 05:26:26
Amazing build wrath. Where did you buy those front turn signals? I'm assuming those are turn signals anyway.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 19, 2012, 10:09:41
Holey build thread post!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sarabando on Oct 19, 2012, 17:23:09
Before and now

Build on pause.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stogz on Oct 20, 2012, 04:33:21
A few simple modifications turned that bike right around for you. Very cool.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: warthogcrewchief on Oct 20, 2012, 21:39:13
Amazing build wrath. Where did you buy those front turn signals? I'm assuming those are turn signals anyway.

They're license plate reflective buttons...but I might turn them into turn lights.  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: stogz on Oct 21, 2012, 13:52:32
They're license plate reflective buttons...but I might turn them into turn lights.  ;D
They are nice and discrete, which is what I like. I'm thinking about doing bar end signals. I just don't like signals poking out for some reason.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 27, 2012, 00:56:05
Here is my last project..... welded frame, bodywork painted, new cylinder studs, wheels painted, suspension tailored to my weight, lots of carbon and billet bits, new clutch, new voltage regulator, carbs cleaned, new nuts and bolts, lots of cleaning, and other stuff which I can't even remember.........
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 27, 2012, 01:00:36
And....... the after.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Oct 27, 2012, 06:32:14
Looks awesome, That head light kits is trick (not factory right?) Nice color choice as well. I repaired a wrecked 96/900 last year and used superlight body work, still had the square head light, wish I knew that was available.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 27, 2012, 07:22:55
(http://www.joomlatune.com/forum/Smileys/default/shocked.gif)  I need a modern bike someday.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 27, 2012, 08:20:21
The two headlight fairing isn't stock, but it came with the bike. I believe these are still available from a Ducati site in Germany. I can try to look up the site again and post it if you want.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 27, 2012, 08:22:33
Hoosier...... I need to start on my BSA Cafe someday.....soon.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 27, 2012, 08:23:53
Hoosier...... I need to start on my BSA Cafe someday.....soon.
Didja see the tank I bought from across the pond?
Should be here this week. ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 28, 2012, 14:20:54
Post me a pic of that tank.... ....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 28, 2012, 21:37:21
Post me a pic of that tank.... ....

It's in my last post on my BSA thread...

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39960.msg464483#msg464483 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39960.msg464483#msg464483)

... this should be a direct link to that post with the pic. I had a card in the mailbox yesterday. It's at the local post office and I can pick it up Monday, Mailman didn't leave it because I need to sign for it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Oct 29, 2012, 01:12:11
I didnt know you had this going on. Cool bike, side shift, I dig it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 29, 2012, 13:19:25
Nice tank....... the one on mine is in pretty good shape so I will use it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sanchopenx on Oct 29, 2012, 17:49:26
My 1994 Yamaha Virago CAfe Racer
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lstuckey1 on Oct 29, 2012, 23:24:01
My 1994 Yamaha Virago CAfe Racer

Wow! I would never guess that you could cafe that bike and have it look halfway decent.  Blacking out the chrome gives it an edgy quality it needs. Nice work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Oct 30, 2012, 00:26:19
So it can be done! Looks a hundred times better. :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brentscafe on Oct 30, 2012, 02:30:12
Damn, Nice job on building the Virago!! I like it a lot
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 02, 2012, 20:31:45
73 CL350

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Nov 03, 2012, 19:33:28
great classy look i love it mate well done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 06, 2012, 21:07:03
My Zed BEFORE

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/LondonDutch/Zed1First.jpg)

and AFTER

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Zeds-Not-Dead1.jpg)

Apologies to all your Zed Purists...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 06, 2012, 21:09:48
My Ducati Sport Classic BEFORE

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/LondonDutch/NewDucinred-1-1.jpg)

and AFTER

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/RH-Side-700.jpg)

More work than it looks.... and more to come...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 07, 2012, 03:22:33
@Dutch Von Shed: Really cleaned up that bike! Nicely done...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILKY on Nov 07, 2012, 04:28:26
Damn, Nice job on building the Virago!! I like it a lot

wow.. a virago.. i want to nominate this for bike of the month.. just to show.. it can be done and done well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 07, 2012, 09:59:59
Hey Dutch.... how about some detail shots. I know you have lots of little goodies on there which can't be seen. Very nice rendition indeed.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 07, 2012, 13:22:09
Hey Dutch.... how about some detail shots. I know you have lots of little goodies on there which can't be seen. Very nice rendition indeed.

If you mean on the Duc, then I have loads more pics and info, esp on the rearsets & hangers HERE (http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/05/04/little-things/) and more on the lights, clocks, indies and underseat lithium ion battery HERE (http://thebikeshed.cc/2011/10/30/sitting-pretty/) and HERE (http://thebikeshed.cc/2011/12/09/high-voltage/)

e.g...

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Duc-RS-%C2%BE-rear.jpg)

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/LH-rearset-CU-2-700.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 07, 2012, 15:56:32
My Zed BEFORE

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/LondonDutch/Zed1First.jpg)

and AFTER

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Zeds-Not-Dead1.jpg)

Apologies to all your Zed Purists...

Zero apologies necessary, that Kawi is pure sex!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 07, 2012, 20:34:41
Zero apologies necessary, that Kawi is pure sex!

Thanks dude. I got a lotta shit from the Zed heads out there. I think they assumed I'd destroyed a mint z900, not a KZ1000 import with fake z900 paint.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Nov 07, 2012, 20:40:27
My Ducati Sport Classic BEFORE
and AFTER
More work than it looks.... and more to come...

Sweet mother of desmo, that is a lovely bike.  Every time I see one for sale, they are going for the GDP of Luxembourg!  Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 07, 2012, 22:05:31
Dutch...... on the Duc....... I think you forgot to mention the drilled billet levers, drilled sprocket cover, drilled front sprocket, black billet slave cylinder, black billet alternator cover,polished billet fork caps, frame and fork sliders, and probably lots of other stuff too. I bet you know that "beauty" really is in the details........ fantastic bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 08, 2012, 07:32:49
Dutch...... on the Duc....... I think you forgot to mention the drilled billet levers, drilled sprocket cover, drilled front sprocket, black billet slave cylinder, black billet alternator cover,polished billet fork caps, frame and fork sliders, and probably lots of other stuff too. I bet you know that "beauty" really is in the details........ fantastic bike.
Someone once told me that "The Devil is in the Detail" will be on my headstone... (not sure if it was a compliment, or them saying I have OCD)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 08, 2012, 09:14:03
Well........ the devil is a rather alluring character .
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 09, 2012, 10:01:34
My Zed BEFORE

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/LondonDutch/Zed1First.jpg)

and AFTER

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Zeds-Not-Dead1.jpg)

Apologies to all your Zed Purists...

 :o   ..............drooool...............

So nice.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wahoo650 on Nov 09, 2012, 10:03:16
My Zed BEFORE

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab275/LondonDutch/Zed1First.jpg)

and AFTER

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Zeds-Not-Dead1.jpg)

Apologies to all your Zed Purists...

Love this kaw!  So purposeful, a real no BS get out and ride it sicle.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 09, 2012, 10:20:49
I know, I know, it's just another silly CB350 but, it's mine and I did do a bunch of stuff to it despite appearances. First moto build and the project isn't done yet. It is for now though.

I'm riding the hell out of it.  It's a riot 8)

Before.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/a1.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/cb.jpg)

After.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/0a.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/bridge2.jpg)

I know it's not NEARLY as nice or nearly the bike that some of you folks post up here but, for now, it's all I've got  ;)

Again, it's my first run at this so.......... please bear with me.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Nov 09, 2012, 10:28:29
Don't sell yourself short New2, there's a ton of work that went into that 350. I'd ride it!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Nov 09, 2012, 10:37:57
Don't sell yourself short New2, there's a ton of work that went into that 350. I'd ride it!

+1, nice job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 09, 2012, 10:46:21
Agreed! That 350 looks damn nice!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ProSimex on Nov 09, 2012, 10:47:30
looks good dude, and that k1000 is pretty sweet too.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Nov 09, 2012, 12:17:28
Don't sell yourself short New2, there's a ton of work that went into that 350. I'd ride it!
+2

That's really a nice clean rider mate, don't put it down. It looks sharp and mostly complete. I'd personally put a small front fender on it, but good on ya for keeping the brace portion of the factory bracket...save you some wobbles there. I know how loud those little Emgo "mufflers" are, maybe some Sporty takeoffs? They offer a really nice sound, great flow for these bikes and will keep John Law off your tail.

Any plans for rearsets? You'll want'm if you plan to ride much more than a few miles at a time. Something else to consider.....
If you find your brakes lacking, take your shoes in to any industrial friction shop and have them relined with Ferodo or for a cheaper and slightly more aggressive setup....forklift brake liner. I learned that from a couple vintage racers, works a treat. They will need your inner drum diameters and probably the back plates too so they can turn them to the proper diameter. That and a fresh, well lubed cable up front and you'll be astounded.

Sorry for the caffeine induced brain vomit but I really dig your little scoot!
 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 12, 2012, 07:08:36
I know, I know, it's just another silly CB350 but, it's mine and I did do a bunch of stuff to it despite appearances. First moto build and the project isn't done yet. It is for now though.

I'm riding the hell out of it.  It's a riot 8)

Before.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/a1.jpg)

After.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/0a.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/bridge2.jpg)

I know it's not NEARLY as nice or nearly the bike that some of you folks post up here but, for now, it's all I've got  ;)

Again, it's my first run at this so.......... please bear with me.

Nice bike dude... Let us know when you consider it "finished" and we'll put her up on The Bike Shed  (http://www.thebikeshed.cc). (if you want)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 18, 2012, 19:23:08
New2meCB's bike is now featured on The Bike Shed... Hope you all enjoy.

http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/11/16/modest-cb350/

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Steve-As-71-CB-750-Bridge.jpg) (http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/11/16/modest-cb350/)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mr-SR400 on Nov 20, 2012, 08:13:56
Before

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/12090038.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/12090040.jpg)



work in progress

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/Seatchop.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/Frontend.jpg)


After

..........................................
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 21, 2012, 19:29:01
New2meCB's bike is now featured on The Bike Shed... Hope you all enjoy.

http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/11/16/modest-cb350/

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Steve-As-71-CB-750-Bridge.jpg) (http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/11/16/modest-cb350/)

Dutch, I'm still totally blown away.......and incredibly flattered. Thanks a ton, man. You guys are so rad.

Did a little video with the bike over the last few days. Just finished the editing. You can see it in action here  ;) It really is almost time to shut it down for winter but the weather just isn't turning for the worse. I'm not complaining but, the bike is in need of a bit of work! Just can't stop riding.  ;D Hahaha
The CB Project Continues. (http://vimeo.com/54048621) from Steve Arseneault (http://vimeo.com/user1858986) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Dutch Von Shed on Nov 24, 2012, 14:32:56
very cool vid - and a supercool build. Exactly what the Bike Shed - and DTT - is all about.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: AndrewDoesHair on Dec 08, 2012, 02:07:09
This is my first bike. I've owned it less than 2 months, and got to do a few little things. New turn signals, brake light, and bars (1950 BSA bend), and I cut the rear fender shorter, dropped the forks, and had the seat reshaped and reupholstered.

Here's the before
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/andrewlovesgrunge/IMG_5737-1.jpg)

And here's the after
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/andrewlovesgrunge/IMG_6667.jpg)
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/andrewlovesgrunge/IMG_6684.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tom050162 on Dec 10, 2012, 14:04:45
Before:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/73%20CB%20750%20Cafe/StartingPoint9-12-06.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/73%20CB%20750%20Cafe/9-12-06LeftSide.jpg)

After:
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/IMG_0001.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa296/bgfootball6778/IMG_0003.jpg)

Have you got any info on how you went about building the end section of your pipes i really dig em!

Cheers!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Dec 13, 2012, 04:52:46
Beautiful cb750 mate we'll done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Chayanin on Dec 23, 2012, 15:03:09
My 1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing

Before:
(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557021_10151225268976063_1520054190_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539528_10151225269016063_47429573_n.jpg)

After:
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/57400_10151353798171063_1682331747_o.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/3cdf661c45a611e2862522000a1f9c96_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/3c796cb6455811e2b3af22000a1fb856_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/8ad34f66454f11e280a722000a9e28dc_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f2f33288454e11e2957d22000a1fa40f_7.jpg)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Dec 23, 2012, 16:01:04
Well, not completely done, but its not going to change too much for the time being.

BEFORE

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img43/2638/20120613120852.jpg[/img]


AFTER

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img38/5446/54120838491925547216030.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img822/8236/42134438491931547361451.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img809/1316/23122012519.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Dec 23, 2012, 16:39:09

After:
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/57400_10151353798171063_1682331747_o.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/3cdf661c45a611e2862522000a1f9c96_7.jpg)

Enjoy :)

That thing is sick! Love it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 23, 2012, 20:34:51
Very nice CX / GL there Chayanin!
Thanks for sharing...  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 360 junkie on Dec 24, 2012, 01:09:03
My 1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing

Before:
(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557021_10151225268976063_1520054190_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539528_10151225269016063_47429573_n.jpg)

After:
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/57400_10151353798171063_1682331747_o.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/3cdf661c45a611e2862522000a1f9c96_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/3c796cb6455811e2b3af22000a1fb856_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/8ad34f66454f11e280a722000a9e28dc_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f2f33288454e11e2957d22000a1fa40f_7.jpg)

Enjoy :)

Soooooo badass!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Dec 24, 2012, 09:12:12
My 1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing

Before:
(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557021_10151225268976063_1520054190_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539528_10151225269016063_47429573_n.jpg)

After:
(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/57400_10151353798171063_1682331747_o.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/3cdf661c45a611e2862522000a1f9c96_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/3c796cb6455811e2b3af22000a1fb856_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/8ad34f66454f11e280a722000a9e28dc_7.jpg)

(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f2f33288454e11e2957d22000a1fa40f_7.jpg)

Enjoy :)

Fantastic!!
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Post by: juan@crqcycles on Jan 06, 2013, 17:52:06
The before and after of my (already sold) Honda CGL125:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Jan 13, 2013, 21:08:03
That seat works really well with the tank. Nice job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ctluba on Jan 15, 2013, 12:30:58

 ;D ;D ;D

Before (1990 softail custom w/fat boy tins)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/054-1.jpg)

After (Super Bobber!!!!!)

(http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r11/ctluba/004-76.jpg) ;D
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Post by: dewjantim on Jan 15, 2013, 21:35:38
Damn, that HD is KOOL!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Jan 20, 2013, 03:29:50
A new before and after, still a work in progress but it'll never be finished ;)

Before

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/1st.jpg)

After

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4491_zps258157ed.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4486_zps9540ea7b.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/IMG_4476_zpsc1a9c4e8.jpg)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: edukaycheon on Jan 20, 2013, 05:42:00
I have a soft spot for those old race style fairings...nice bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: juan@crqcycles on Jan 21, 2013, 00:40:03
A new before and after, still a work in progress but it'll never be finished ;)
Steve

Wow. Definitely dig that bike!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sanchopenx on Jan 30, 2013, 19:03:40
Hello Guys, this is a Honda 1981 CX500, there is also a cool video a made playing around with the computer, hope you guys like it!

https://vimeo.com/58509455

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 30, 2013, 20:45:42
Nice work, sir.
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Post by: Thump on Jan 31, 2013, 19:19:04
78' SR500 first time build...
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jan 31, 2013, 20:33:23
Very nice, sir!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 2.3efi on Jan 31, 2013, 20:43:56
Wow that sr is clean, nice work!
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Post by: Thump on Feb 01, 2013, 17:05:05
Love it.  I had a couple friends go]rwoing up who had CX500 Turbos.  I have also thought turning one of those into a cafe' would be a kick in the ass project...

Hello Guys, this is a Honda 1981 CX500, there is also a cool video a made playing around with the computer, hope you guys like it!

https://vimeo.com/58509455
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: parts413 on Feb 05, 2013, 18:46:11
My dt100      (http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk346/nikesb1111/156554_474044573674_753628674_5546534_7764881_n.jpg)(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk346/nikesb1111/4274B690-BD84-4950-A108-2954EBBC8858-5959-000007DE96A92B5B.jpg)(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk346/nikesb1111/81716056-46BB-49D8-B093-F044B27DAD4F-5959-000007DE4CC85A38.jpg)(http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk346/nikesb1111/IMG_6684.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mr-SR400 on Feb 08, 2013, 07:43:48
Done a before and after previously but as we all know these are never finished so here a "new" before and after !!!

Before

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/MySrBefore.jpg)

After

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i208/v8tfcorty/Jerome%20-%20Sr400/Finished_01_RightSideRear_zps84acee91.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Feb 08, 2013, 14:32:02
Looks good Mr-SR400! I'd ride that for sure!  8)

I'm in the same boat as you. I did a few more changes to mine as well.

BEFORE (at the very beginning)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/a1.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/cb.jpg)

This time, a new dash and tank update.
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/dash_work_zps113f6052.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/dash_work2_zps86af3ed6.jpg)

AFTER
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/run1_zps8cbf54f9.jpg)
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/skabikes/today2_zpsadaf1c78.jpg)

Too bad it's snowing like faulk out right now  ::)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: htrodder on Feb 14, 2013, 13:24:41
This is my '81 CB 750 C when I first got her.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: htrodder on Feb 14, 2013, 13:30:44
This is how she looks today
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Post by: htrodder on Feb 14, 2013, 14:03:23
This is my 2nd build when I brought her home.
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Post by: htrodder on Feb 14, 2013, 14:05:10
This is where she is now....
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Post by: Rich Ard on Feb 14, 2013, 14:14:22
Like that last one, hotrodder - but your right foot is going to get awful toasty
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Post by: htrodder on Feb 14, 2013, 15:53:49
Lol!!!  You should have seen my shoe after the test ride!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCvt6UbdhEU
I thought of that! I have already mocked up a connector that will give me plenty of clearance for my size 13s! I have a friend who specializes in custom muffler/pipe welding, so he's going to help me finish them up. The header has since been cut back a bit, the 2 into 1 will curve back under the bike and then back out to the mufflers, same on the other side.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 15, 2013, 05:31:51
I saved the first one in my "Motivaional" folder HTRODDER aweful close to what I have in mind for my current build "Rock-It"
NICE!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: appiebroomer on Feb 15, 2013, 20:15:36
A new before and after, still a work in progress but it'll never be finished ;)

Before

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/1st.jpg)

After

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4491_zps258157ed.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4486_zps9540ea7b.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/IMG_4476_zpsc1a9c4e8.jpg)

Cheers
Steve

Where did you get the fairing and what bike is it from ?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: VonYinzer on Feb 15, 2013, 22:37:51
Look at Airtech Streamlining. They have a few similar fairings.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mooneyes on Feb 26, 2013, 19:24:59
My low miles 1978 KZ 650 B project. It's not quite complete yet, but the paint will come with warmer weather. To date the triangle has been opened, the tabs removed and smoothed, the electrics hidden under seat, the Mikuni's rebuilt, built a new chain guard, replaced the handlebars, painted frame, forks, headlight bucket, polished tons of aluminum and bought a new AGM battery that will reside under the hump.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/106061218_1thumb_550x410.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PA181780.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PA311910_zps807928a3.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PC132010_zpse018577a.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PC132021_zps9781b549.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brodie on Mar 01, 2013, 01:20:44
Before:
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=45576.0;attach=73698;image)

After:
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=45576.0;attach=77144;image)

A cafe incarnation soon enough. When funds permit...
Title: Re: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Mar 01, 2013, 02:43:00
Where did you get the fairing and what bike is it from ?

It's a custom fairing made from a mold taken off of a laverda race bike.   Smaller (shorter) than a ducati fairing but wider, which suits the cx.

Cheers
Steve

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Mar 03, 2013, 16:38:14
1993 Ducati 750SS before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/8-12-2011/IMG_0368_.jpg)


After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/22-9-2012/P1060130.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/22-9-2012/P1060171.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Mar 03, 2013, 16:45:46
1981 Honda MB5, 50cc, 2 stroke, 10,500 redline, 6 gears, the fastest 50cc I ever had (can do 75mph with the current 70cc and gears ;))

Before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/honda_mb5_1981/DSC02550.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/honda_mb5_1981/11-5-2011/DSC02554.JPG)

After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/honda_mb5_1981/3-3-2013/P1000146_1-2.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/honda_mb5_1981/3-3-2013/P1000113-2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Mar 03, 2013, 16:49:29
1982 Ducati 900SSD

Before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_ss_1982/13-2-2011/DSC03196.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_ss_1982/13-2-2011/DSC03186.JPG)


After.... in my living room :)
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_ss_1982/4-1-2013/P1080021.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_ss_1982/18-9-2012/P1060012.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Mar 03, 2013, 16:59:42
1970 Honda CB350

Before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020791.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020800.JPG)

After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4779.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4827.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 03, 2013, 18:43:41
Good God Lior!
Awesome stable you have there.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: edukaycheon on Mar 03, 2013, 19:52:20
Agreed, that Ducati 900 is particularly amazing
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Autotek on Mar 06, 2013, 09:00:27
Some great looking bikes here... Good job all of you!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: akira on Mar 10, 2013, 09:44:09
cb 360 before and after, not done yet.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: LaynDoor on Mar 10, 2013, 11:29:14
very nice transformation akira  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: T400 on Mar 22, 2013, 19:35:20
My 1979 CM 400T Before and So far
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roland757 on Mar 24, 2013, 12:48:24
1977 CB750F Supersport
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mrtwo on Mar 27, 2013, 03:57:09
Before:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/831/imag0134r.jpg)


After:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/708/img1793w.png)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scud on Mar 27, 2013, 18:03:36
before:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/scudmisl/SDC11863.jpg)

after:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/scudmisl/020213122947_zps2c9cc905.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 27, 2013, 18:28:49
Pretty clean Scud, I'd add seat padding, and inner rear fender liner to protect the carbs and some longer pipes and it'd be done in my eyes. I dig the color!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scud on Mar 27, 2013, 19:38:15
Pretty clean Scud, I'd add seat padding, and inner rear fender liner to protect the carbs and some longer pipes and it'd be done in my eyes. I dig the color!

yeah, still trying to find a good upholsterer around my parts. would hate to throw a crappy piece of vinyl on myself, just wouldn't match the other work. for the rear fender, if I was riding in unclean/wet conditions, I'd say it was a must....but the roads here rarely see rain, so the most I'm throwing at the carbs are tiny/sand-like pebbles...still not good, but I'll keep it fenderless. longer pipes would run right into my rearsets, so don't know how to get around that. my sets are angled down and that's the only comfortable position for riding. I still don't know how anyone (taller than maybe 5'10") rides with their sets horizontal to accomodate mufflers. now, if we are talking headers that sit lower with upswept mufflers or something custom, that's a different story!  :) I just started welding, so a custom setup is in the future I'm sure  8) would love to have cans on her...but I got to admit, straight pipes with baffles sound pissed off...and I kinda like it haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 27, 2013, 21:38:28
Sounds kinda pissed.....like the neighbors. 

I'd invest in some pipes, a 2-1 with a decent size reversed megaphone.....you'll also make power. Like this I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you lost power...have any to spare? ;)
Not dingin' you or your bike, just letting you know. You don't see any race bikes with stubby pipes except perhaps drag bikes and they're tuned to make power at the highest and narrowest rpm range.

Just sayin......
 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jeffw on Mar 27, 2013, 22:17:53
Final Shots of the motorcycle just have to put on custom length cables and adjust one of the floats.  Runs great and I think the powdercoated tank turn out pretty good.
Before
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/5Z45P45X33n13m83ofbcfdb3c7139b18718b2_zpsf3bf2864.jpg)
After
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01174_zpsf4bb6542.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01167_zps2bc46662.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01166_zpsd15332fa.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01165_zpse87b6f40.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/adb87d8b-7acc-435d-b7a8-03c2e7038fbd_zps504e7a8a.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: WhyNot on Mar 28, 2013, 11:20:09


(http://)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rich Ard on Mar 28, 2013, 11:24:11
I am a sucker for a well-covered stock seat. Looks good, hombre.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scud on Mar 28, 2013, 11:57:01
Sounds kinda pissed.....like the neighbors. 

I'd invest in some pipes, a 2-1 with a decent size reversed megaphone.....you'll also make power. Like this I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you lost power...have any to spare? ;)
Not dingin' you or your bike, just letting you know. You don't see any race bikes with stubby pipes except perhaps drag bikes and they're tuned to make power at the highest and narrowest rpm range.

Just sayin......

oh, I agree, don't get me wrong, I understand about the power loss. I knew I'd be building my own set up down the road, so throwing $300+- at something off the shelf for the time being seemed like a waste
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Mar 28, 2013, 12:12:27
before:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/scudmisl/SDC11863.jpg)

after:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/scudmisl/020213122947_zps2c9cc905.jpg)

Hey! Scud's here! I know you from somewhere......  ;D

Still loving that bike, dude.  Welcome to DTT.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 28, 2013, 12:24:58
That's cool, enjoy it's a clean little bike. any plans for those handlebar risers? maybe an adjustable mount for your phone?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scud on Mar 28, 2013, 16:13:29
Hey! Scud's here! I know you from somewhere......  ;D

Still loving that bike, dude.  Welcome to DTT.

yeah buddy, good to see you New2meCB!   :D


That's cool, enjoy it's a clean little bike. any plans for those handlebar risers? maybe an adjustable mount for your phone?

haha, I can't tell if that's sarcasm or not  :) if it isn't, then no, I've since pulled the risers. I was leaving them there so I could switch between clip ons and superbike bars depending upon the ride I was going on. I've decided to build a different bike based on comfort that the superbike bars will go on.

now if it was sarcastic, you would have loved to see me use the risers as a mount for my point-n-shoot camera (that also has video). I put the camera on a mini tri-pod, then duct taped the tri-pod to a wooden dowel, then clamped the dowel in the risers. classy video session  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZy4kbR5szY
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: edukaycheon on Mar 29, 2013, 02:57:47
Oh hey I live close enough to that area to recognize where that is! How do you like riding the 350 on the freeway?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 29, 2013, 03:09:06
No sarcasm here....tough to get 'tone' across in text like this haha.
I just noted that they were still present and really...not a bad place to mount just such a rig as an onboard camera....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: scud on Mar 29, 2013, 04:42:06
Oh hey I live close enough to that area to recognize where that is! How do you like riding the 350 on the freeway?

yeah, I was thinking you would recognize some of that! not bad at all on the freeway, it cruises fairly well at around 75-80...but I must admit, vibration does get to me after awhile.

No sarcasm here....tough to get 'tone' across in text like this haha.
I just noted that they were still present and really...not a bad place to mount just such a rig as an onboard camera....

I hear about that tone through text. I have a mini hd cam on order and probably will set something up so I can mount it there. bummer though, when I was parked out front at a friend's place, someone took just one of the bar clamps. weird, but a good reminder that people can just unbolt stuff at a whim...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 29, 2013, 14:43:39
,,,,that's unbelievable.....people suck sometimes.
<snark>Don't park in crackhead land?</snark> ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 29, 2013, 15:25:07
My 81 CM400 I bought out of the back of a salvage, The engine was seized,so I picked up a 82 450. All steel and I built all the parts i needed to put it together. All that was purchased was,tires,gaskets, and material for building.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Mar 29, 2013, 16:48:29
That CM400 is damn cool! Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TricDick on Mar 29, 2013, 19:13:26
1972 GT550
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Joon-yah on Mar 29, 2013, 19:41:53
Thats one sweet ass GT550
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Mar 29, 2013, 20:04:57
Thats one sweet ass GT550

No shit! Very cool!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: osteoderm on Mar 30, 2013, 20:13:57
(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/2011-10-27_14-16-03_233.jpg)

(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/awesome/2dpop.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Mar 30, 2013, 21:11:06
(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/2011-10-27_14-16-03_233.jpg)

(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/awesome/2dpop.jpg)

SWEET!  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Mar 31, 2013, 01:26:16
Very cool!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: vandernf on Apr 02, 2013, 14:56:49
My 1983 CM250
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Toast on Apr 02, 2013, 15:07:02
(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/2011-10-27_14-16-03_233.jpg)

(http://www.osteoderm.com/xspics/awesome/2dpop.jpg)

I love fairings  ;D. The only thing I'd change on that bike is some kind of a rear fender (a swingarm mounted hugger maybe). The empty space in the rear makes it look a little front heavy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: osteoderm on Apr 02, 2013, 19:14:09
I love fairings  ;D. The only thing I'd change on that bike is some kind of a rear fender (a swingarm mounted hugger maybe). The empty space in the rear makes it look a little front heavy.

I don't mind the "open" look of the rear, but I completely agree about fitting a hugger rear fender. Fenders (front too!) are on my list.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: plaiddenizen on Apr 03, 2013, 23:49:19
Before:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/831/imag0134r.jpg)


After:

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/708/img1793w.png)

Fucking classssyyy nom nom nom
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: legitmw on Apr 04, 2013, 00:39:04
1993 Ducati 750SS before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/8-12-2011/IMG_0368_.jpg)


After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/22-9-2012/P1060130.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Ducati_SS_1993/22-9-2012/P1060171.jpg)

OHHH MYYY. I can die a happy man now after seeing this. BEAUTIFUL
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ob1xl on Apr 07, 2013, 23:17:31
before
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wahoo650 on Apr 08, 2013, 11:49:00
Man, I love that little Honda!  Great job- simplicity at it's best, and the factory paint works.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Apr 10, 2013, 23:01:28
BEFORE
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/2011-09-12171653.jpg)

AFTER
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Toast on Apr 10, 2013, 23:25:12
AFTER
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)

Dear god.
(http://thumbs.newschoolers.com/index.php?src=http://i.imgur.com/ncpda.gif&size=400x1000)

That's pretty much a better version of what I want my bike to look like.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: edukaycheon on Apr 11, 2013, 01:24:13
Reliability of a Honda with the looks of a Ducati...so dreamy
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sonreir on Apr 11, 2013, 01:53:18
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)

Monoshock under the belly pan?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: biggiesmalls on Apr 11, 2013, 02:38:18
Loving the color of that GT up here! Even the before picture looks great I think.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Apr 11, 2013, 09:04:04
Awesome transformation!!!!! Like a Phoenix!:)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Subaruski on Apr 11, 2013, 12:29:00
Can someone explain the rear suspension on this?

(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KDI Cycles (cb550fcafe) on Apr 11, 2013, 12:40:25
VFR swing arm, GSXR linkage and shock. Some pictures may show it in the build thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=31281.0

Cheers, Kevin
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Apr 11, 2013, 15:48:11
boner, boner boing, boing. oh lord  this is awesome.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rockers CT on Apr 18, 2013, 17:11:26
Yeah but Kevin... Is it fast????
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Steve F on Apr 20, 2013, 08:33:57
Not finshed, never is, but I think it's changed enough again to warrant a new before and after pic, this is with my son sitting on it as it just looks odd when on the center stand and you cant see the stance so well.

Anyway, before (around 4 years ago)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/1st.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/steveff/media/CX500/1st.jpg.html)

And today, still need to spray the rear wheel to match the front and fit a new tyre.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/IMG_4782_zps98ee884e.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/steveff/media/IMG_4782_zps98ee884e.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4764_zps6dd165da.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/steveff/media/CX500/IMG_4764_zps6dd165da.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/CX500/IMG_4767_zps907f35b6.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/steveff/media/CX500/IMG_4767_zps907f35b6.jpg.html)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: seviston on Apr 25, 2013, 21:15:06
Monoshock under the belly pan?


Mono shock and links are pictured just left of the pipe exit, bottom of spring is showing. Nice and subtle!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 26, 2013, 21:57:32
shock goes through a hole in the swingarm...correct?   That's the way my GSXR is ...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bbancsov on Apr 28, 2013, 19:42:44
Before:
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g242/bbancsov300/2012-03-27215603.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/bbancsov300/media/2012-03-27215603.jpg.html)

After:
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g242/bbancsov300/489a83a2-dfc2-444f-aa2d-3a567417848b_zpsda101b93.jpg) (http://s58.photobucket.com/user/bbancsov300/media/489a83a2-dfc2-444f-aa2d-3a567417848b_zpsda101b93.jpg.html)

Still a lot on the to-do list but shes a daily rider finally.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: The Wheel on Apr 28, 2013, 19:48:12
BEFORE
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/2011-09-12171653.jpg)

AFTER
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)

Wow very nice! 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Apr 30, 2013, 09:00:32
1974 BMW R90/6
My latest ride compliments of Motorcycle Classics Magazine and Dairyland Cycle Insurance. This bike is way cool.

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1303_zps48241af3.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1303_zps48241af3.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1290_zps9193151b.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1290_zps9193151b.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1312_zps15d9915f.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1312_zps15d9915f.jpg.html)

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-german-motorcycles/race-to-rebuild-zmmz13mjzbea.aspx
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on Apr 30, 2013, 09:12:09
71/72 Cb750 Cafe

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1337_zps4aaa7fa6.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1337_zps4aaa7fa6.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1341_zps67e21da1.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1341_zps67e21da1.jpg.html)


78 Cb125 Cafe - recently went to a new home

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1201_zpsd8d2a670.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1201_zpsd8d2a670.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1203_zps60fe5f44.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1203_zps60fe5f44.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1225_zpsca0efb9a.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1225_zpsca0efb9a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 30, 2013, 13:17:17
1974 BMW R90/6
My latest ride compliments of Motorcycle Classics Magazine and Dairyland Cycle Insurance. This bike is way cool.

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1303_zps48241af3.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1303_zps48241af3.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1290_zps9193151b.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1290_zps9193151b.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1312_zps15d9915f.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1312_zps15d9915f.jpg.html)

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-german-motorcycles/race-to-rebuild-zmmz13mjzbea.aspx (http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-german-motorcycles/race-to-rebuild-zmmz13mjzbea.aspx)


You're the winner......damn lucky bastard - Congratulations!  Beautiful ride.



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rich Ard on Apr 30, 2013, 13:29:56
Congrats man, that is a sweet bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brodie on Apr 30, 2013, 19:09:59
71/72 Cb750 Cafe

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1337_zps4aaa7fa6.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1337_zps4aaa7fa6.jpg.html)
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t345/wmelliottjr/IMG_1341_zps67e21da1.jpg) (http://s514.photobucket.com/user/wmelliottjr/media/IMG_1341_zps67e21da1.jpg.html)

Nice bike, but she is flying backward! Unless that was the intention with the tank badges?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on May 01, 2013, 08:33:47
Nice bike, but she is flying backward! Unless that was the intention with the tank badges?

Yeah, I know. But that's the best way they fit so I decided I could live with it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on May 01, 2013, 08:36:16
Still on the fence about it. Cool badges, just had to try them.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on May 01, 2013, 08:37:43
Thanks for the congrats, I never won anything before so it was pretty exciting.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rockers CT on May 01, 2013, 09:38:51
Nice bikes Matt.. Well done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 04, 2013, 07:42:12
Quote
Official Before & After Thread

 
?????
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TricDick on May 07, 2013, 19:07:44
Cb125
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TricDick on May 07, 2013, 19:10:06
RD350
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: TricDick on May 07, 2013, 19:12:56
Virago 750
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dordtracer on May 07, 2013, 20:36:04
before & after:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: notlob on May 07, 2013, 20:37:22
Before

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/8718128901_4a952e9874.jpg)

After

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8284783516_b1cd7d934d.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on May 10, 2013, 14:01:25
Nice bike, but she is flying backward! Unless that was the intention with the tank badges?

It was bothering me, I figured out a way to flip those badges and it looks much better. Now she's flying straight.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MBS-HondaGuy4Life on May 10, 2013, 14:02:43
Virago 750

Nice virago- those are a challenge to cafe. Well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dcmspikes on May 10, 2013, 20:36:55
those virago customs just look so bad ass.   just a bit different than the norm.    well done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sanchopenx on May 22, 2013, 21:26:47
This is my Honda CM450c from 1982! Her name is Agustina!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: juan@crqcycles on May 29, 2013, 02:29:38
From pizza delivery vehicle to awesome head turner. What do you think?

Honda CGL 125
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Junkcafe on May 29, 2013, 17:23:00
My 79' CB750K. Still a work in progress.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Jun 09, 2013, 13:27:11
Before and not quite after.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Jun 10, 2013, 01:18:59
My '77 CB750k
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/CB750K/2013-02-23_17-29-18_153.jpg)
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/d2530da9-491a-48bc-8de6-4abb6b38fb60.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CoolerKing on Jun 10, 2013, 10:40:11
^^ wow, that garage looks familiar ^^

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/mmm88ta/KZ400/IMG_20110605_153221.jpg)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/mmm88ta/KZ400/IMG_2689.jpg)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/mmm88ta/KZ400/DSCN1258.jpg)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj257/mmm88ta/KZ400/IMG_2695.jpg)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Jun 11, 2013, 10:17:31
All but the badges and fine tuning.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 11, 2013, 12:02:15
All but the badges and fine tuning.


Nice bike.   Do you have more pics and info on the intake setup you did?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Jun 11, 2013, 12:10:01
Some progress.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: milehigh on Jun 11, 2013, 12:47:19
she's changed forms a few times now... 1970 Honda CL450
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MickyC on Jun 11, 2013, 20:32:33

Nice bike.   Do you have more pics and info on the intake setup you did?

As soon as she is badged up ill take a heap if pics and post them up.

Intake is pretty stock. Stock carbs with new jets. I used a uni filter on the intake as the old box filters had perished. I still have a bit of tuning to do as she could run a little richer.
Check out the build thread bellow if you want a few more pics too I think there's one of the intake on there.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jP!ll on Jun 22, 2013, 18:11:34
Before

(http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag24/jhpill/DTT/IMG_0902_zpsaf5e54a4.jpg)

After

(http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag24/jhpill/DTT/DSC_0734_zps70a62296.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 23, 2013, 15:07:49
Beautiful.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 23, 2013, 18:09:27
Nice... Very, VERY, NICE!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tron97 on Jun 25, 2013, 16:47:29
Heres me new build..

Before

(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/1617/c530.jpg)

After
(http://imageshack.us/a/img6/1105/zesx.jpg)

Specs:
Rebuild motor, 1st overbore, new rings, gaskets, seals, valve seals, etc etc
PMA Swap with RD Rotor, and GSXR reg/rec
Pamco High output ignition with green monster coil
Triumph Capacitor
Minimal wiring all wrapped in braided sleeving, to a new mini fuse block under the seat
RD400 front end with air valves
Super wide #10 bend bars
4.5" Light
Mini throttle housing
KTM dirtbike brake master
Bronze bushings
12.5" gas charged rear shocks
Drilled and Rebuilt drum
Skate wheel tail light
SHorty fender
Handmade seat

Every nut and bolt was replaced with new, all the aluminum polished, etc etc.

Bangin!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 25, 2013, 18:29:35
very, very cool XS Tron....well done.  More pics would be great. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: juan@crqcycles on Jun 26, 2013, 19:25:36
Heres me new build..

Before

(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/1617/c530.jpg)

After
(http://imageshack.us/a/img6/1105/zesx.jpg)

Specs:
Rebuild motor, 1st overbore, new rings, gaskets, seals, valve seals, etc etc
PMA Swap with RD Rotor, and GSXR reg/rec
Pamco High output ignition with green monster coil
Triumph Capacitor
Minimal wiring all wrapped in braided sleeving, to a new mini fuse block under the seat
RD400 front end with air valves
Super wide #10 bend bars
4.5" Light
Mini throttle housing
KTM dirtbike brake master
Bronze bushings
12.5" gas charged rear shocks
Drilled and Rebuilt drum
Skate wheel tail light
SHorty fender
Handmade seat

Every nut and bolt was replaced with new, all the aluminum polished, etc etc.

Bangin!

Hey tron! Do you have a picture of that "Skate wheel tail light"
It sounds sweeeeeet!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roland757 on Jun 27, 2013, 01:07:08
she's changed forms a few times now... 1970 Honda CL450

I saw this on Craig's List last week. Is it still for sale?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cazzo on Jun 27, 2013, 06:26:59
1982 CX500 Custom. January 2013:
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/rxjet7/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030573.jpg) (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/rxjet7/media/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030573.jpg.html)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/rxjet7/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030576.jpg) (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/rxjet7/media/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030576.jpg.html)

June 2013!

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/rxjet7/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030707.jpg) (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/rxjet7/media/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030707.jpg.html)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/rxjet7/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030712.jpg) (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/rxjet7/media/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030712.jpg.html)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/rxjet7/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030725.jpg) (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/rxjet7/media/CX%20500%20custom%20build/P1030725.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mr.B on Jul 04, 2013, 12:33:39

Before
(http://www.pierrejavel.com/temp/xj/leftside.jpg)


After
(http://www.pierrejavel.com/temp/xj/pd1.jpg)
(http://www.pierrejavel.com/temp/xj/pd2.jpg)
(http://www.pierrejavel.com/temp/xj/pd3.jpg)
(http://www.pierrejavel.com/temp/xj/pd4.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesertKZ on Jul 07, 2013, 19:10:50
79 KZ1000ST Before and After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SeanGSUK on Jul 08, 2013, 18:59:40
my '78 GS550E
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SteveG on Jul 08, 2013, 19:03:57
My Yamaha SR250 - just finished
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: notlob on Jul 08, 2013, 20:50:40
Thats a pretty little thumper SteveG
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Jul 08, 2013, 23:26:48
Lots of nice looking bikes....... good work guys  8) 8) 8).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SteveG on Jul 09, 2013, 10:16:58
Cheers notlob!
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Evorussell on Jul 09, 2013, 12:21:38
Before
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/09/u8udu4yq.jpg)

And after

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/09/u9emuvy7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Jul 10, 2013, 22:19:51
My Yamaha SR250 - just finished

Nice! Finally! someone painted a tank orange. Thinking with going a "Cleveland Brown" orange on my TX500.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Anthiron on Jul 14, 2013, 06:59:49
My CB250n

Before pic is not my actual bike but mine was the same colour and model.

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5177/xog1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/xog1.jpg/)

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(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9233/ow5m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/ow5m.jpg/)

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Nicko
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 14, 2013, 07:09:39
Nice lil bike there Anthiron! I'd never seen one of those here in the 'states. Had to do some research...
http://www.classicmechanics.com/articles/2012-11/honda-cb250 (http://www.classicmechanics.com/articles/2012-11/honda-cb250)
 
 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Anthiron on Jul 14, 2013, 07:56:14
Thanks Hoosier Daddy. I believe they were marketed as "Super Dream" in most other countries.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Le_Lapin_Noir on Jul 16, 2013, 01:54:33
Before

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7164695249_72a5658edc_o.jpg)

After

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8657247150_61ddd574e7_o.png)

Tank from a 66'.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8456729797_e1ba50b88e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ringo on Jul 16, 2013, 05:28:41
she's changed forms a few times now... 1970 Honda CL450

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2495.0;attach=88518;image)

I love this version Henry!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: notlob on Jul 16, 2013, 17:02:15
Before

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7164695249_72a5658edc_o.jpg)

After

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8657247150_61ddd574e7_o.png)

Tank from a 66'.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8456729797_e1ba50b88e_z.jpg)

Thats a mighty fine transformation Lapin.
What bike show was that 2nd photo at?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Le_Lapin_Noir on Jul 16, 2013, 19:50:04
It's from The One Motorcycle Show here in Portland. She went down to the premiere show in Austin as well.

http://the1moto.com/
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: clem on Jul 16, 2013, 22:53:29
That a nice set of bikes there Black Rabbit. I'd like to see pics of the ones next to it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Junkcafe on Jul 16, 2013, 23:33:16
79' CB750K
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: crazy_eights on Jul 17, 2013, 09:44:15
1982 CB450T Hawk
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PeteyWash on Jul 23, 2013, 16:18:15
1980 KZ550A before and After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Jul 23, 2013, 20:35:40
1980 KZ550A before and After

PeteyWash, your bike is dope.

jay
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rat_ cxn on Jul 24, 2013, 09:40:33
My sr250.
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/Snapbucket/0DB3C271-orig.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/null_zpsc2c0a2ef.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/null_zps21f5cc94.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd310/240zzzzed/null_zps68810da6.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PeteyWash on Jul 24, 2013, 15:27:37
PeteyWash, your bike is dope.

jay

Thanks dude
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: pawn on Jul 26, 2013, 17:29:46
Thanks dude
yeah bud did you sell it?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PeteyWash on Jul 29, 2013, 12:55:24
yeah bud did you sell it?

Hey man!  This tattoo artist put down a deposit on it.. in 2 weeks it should be gone
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Lowered13 on Aug 02, 2013, 20:28:35
Le_lapin_noir I love your bike. Great job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Aug 12, 2013, 09:18:16
1981 xs650 special
Before:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/IMG_1444.jpg) (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/sbaugz/media/IMG_1444.jpg.html)


After:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/IMG_3433_zps8035a6b0.jpg) (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/sbaugz/media/IMG_3433_zps8035a6b0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Aug 12, 2013, 11:05:57
1981 xs650 special
Before:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/IMG_1444.jpg) (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/sbaugz/media/IMG_1444.jpg.html)


After:
(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/IMG_3433_zps8035a6b0.jpg) (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/sbaugz/media/IMG_3433_zps8035a6b0.jpg.html)

Freakin' REALLY dig that. Nice job. That era XS has been on my radar for a while. I figure within 6 months I'll be working on one. Thanks for even more inspiration.  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PeteyWash on Aug 12, 2013, 15:11:55
last one
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: firebane on Aug 12, 2013, 15:13:37
@PeteyWash do you have mufflers or anything on that bike? My KZ400 was ear muffed needed louded when I ran it without mufflers.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: PeteyWash on Aug 12, 2013, 16:53:57
@PeteyWash do you have mufflers or anything on that bike? My KZ400 was ear muffed needed louded when I ran it without mufflers.

Hey dude,

No mufflers here, except for the headers on this bike have internal baffles.  Some strange idea that Kawasaki came up with. It's loud, but not too loud. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sanchopenx on Aug 14, 2013, 16:13:20
Honda CX500 from 1981

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Aug 14, 2013, 19:07:57
Nice. I love the rock. Do you carry it with you. I have always wanted to do a CX
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tetter on Aug 18, 2013, 06:55:34
How we found it .... hidden in a shed for 7 years
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-T47GJGWD-D.jpg)

Last week at her first 10 mile testdrive of this bike since 1,5 years of building / restoring and before that 7 years being abondoned in a shed !

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-34GMDJA3-D.jpg)

Yesterday on an Oldtimer meeting in a village nearby.

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-MN7PYDJR-D.jpg)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Aug 20, 2013, 14:39:06
sweet. she deserves a good owner.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jayellay on Aug 20, 2013, 14:40:55
last one

Peteywash, your bike is the tits! awesome.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Azbiker on Aug 25, 2013, 14:39:52
My 74 Yamaha TX500

Wish I would have taken more pics of it before I tore it down.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Aug 25, 2013, 18:00:25
After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4779.jpg)

Jesus tap dancing christ that is pure bike porn. My stiffy poked a hole in my desk!

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Aug 25, 2013, 20:03:50
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/MB5/Project/completed_1.jpg)

WANT!

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 25, 2013, 20:58:04
Thanks man!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: WNTITAL on Sep 03, 2013, 23:09:21
Here is the before:
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/72Honda350CL015.jpg)[
[URL=http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/72Honda350CL017.jpg.html](http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/72Honda350CL017.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/72Honda350CL015.jpg.html)

Here is the after:
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/E6D9C15A-3D2E-4042-8B02-98C3BC704F65-45754-00002CDB6C7F9F74_zps79161983.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/E6D9C15A-3D2E-4042-8B02-98C3BC704F65-45754-00002CDB6C7F9F74_zps79161983.jpg.html)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/6E30FD20-A10F-49AE-BFF6-9F5B3CD4B279-45754-00002CDBA04F1B72_zps1b903b28.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/6E30FD20-A10F-49AE-BFF6-9F5B3CD4B279-45754-00002CDBA04F1B72_zps1b903b28.jpg.html)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mAd mOrdigan on Sep 13, 2013, 06:12:27
Here is the before:
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/72Honda350CL015.jpg)[
[URL=http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/72Honda350CL017.jpg.html](http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/72Honda350CL017.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/72Honda350CL015.jpg.html)

Here is the after:
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/E6D9C15A-3D2E-4042-8B02-98C3BC704F65-45754-00002CDB6C7F9F74_zps79161983.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/E6D9C15A-3D2E-4042-8B02-98C3BC704F65-45754-00002CDB6C7F9F74_zps79161983.jpg.html)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/6E30FD20-A10F-49AE-BFF6-9F5B3CD4B279-45754-00002CDBA04F1B72_zps1b903b28.jpg) (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/WNTITAL/media/6E30FD20-A10F-49AE-BFF6-9F5B3CD4B279-45754-00002CDBA04F1B72_zps1b903b28.jpg.html)

very nice
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SteveG on Sep 14, 2013, 15:00:15
Finished and on the road, before blue, after orange:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mAd mOrdigan on Sep 15, 2013, 03:39:58
Finished and on the road, before blue, after orange:

great job. Did you make the seat?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SteveG on Sep 15, 2013, 05:22:07
No, the seat is from Tailand, made for the SR500. Glad you like the bike. Cheers.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Sep 18, 2013, 18:03:43
Here is before and after pics of my latest build, a remake of a remake so to speak. From the beginning a standard Harley Nightster 2009...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Sep 18, 2013, 19:34:01
Here is before and after pics of my latest build, a remake of a remake so to speak. From the beginning a standard Harley Nightster 2009...

I like it. Nice job man.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 18, 2013, 21:24:05
+1. That's a sharp bike - definitely don't see that every day.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 19, 2013, 09:00:25
I like the Harley remake. Very well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Sep 19, 2013, 10:37:43
That Harley looks sweet but I gotta say; I liked the old pipes better!

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Sep 19, 2013, 12:31:09
Thanks. The old pipes looked alright but they didnt work with the rearsets. Also they were 2-2 without any crossoverpipe with very cheap mufflers so these improve sound and perfomance a lot compared to the old ones.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 19, 2013, 15:41:34
Damn nice sporty.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Sep 19, 2013, 15:42:54
Nice sporty....... 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cklamer on Sep 19, 2013, 18:19:53
Okay here she is when I bought her 2 1/2 years ago.

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i139/cklamer/CB750-1-2_zps8e69e659.jpg) (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/cklamer/media/CB750-1-2_zps8e69e659.jpg.html)





This is where she is as of 09/14/13. Which is about 97% finished and ready for Barber's Vintage Festival.
So there have been just a few minor changes and upgrades.

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i139/cklamer/CopyALMOSTFINISHED-091713_zps25e3d1d8.jpg) (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/cklamer/media/CopyALMOSTFINISHED-091713_zps25e3d1d8.jpg.html)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SlowRoad on Sep 19, 2013, 20:48:42
The Honda looks good.  I still have that windshield that came off it.  I have been using it for winter riding, but once I get done with the KZ1100 I don't think it'll be going back on it.  I could be wrong though!!   ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ease on Sep 24, 2013, 11:45:15
I guess I can finally post a Before and After of my '77 Suzuki TS250!

How I bought it:
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/Day1-Parts3.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/Day1-Parts2.jpg)


How it looks 2 years later:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/2C8B6929-D515-41E9-9F48-1EEFE295F2F4-387-0000005931DAF420_zps6bf8e3d2.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/E48325D2-B6C4-4424-BB1A-98B98AF93BF8-387-000000596EBB91E2_zps07d8b2e5.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/3481aa8b-3d3b-42bb-a636-eba8962d3bc5.jpg)

...and it's Road Legal!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: glenhunn on Sep 24, 2013, 14:49:36
My 1981 cb750c.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 24, 2013, 21:23:05
glenhunn, I am a firm believer in "whatever puts a smile on your face" and can appreciate all the work you put into that build.... but damn that sure was a nice "Before".
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Sep 24, 2013, 21:26:59
That's quite a change Evan! Lot of hard work put into that bike and it shows, beautiful.


I guess I can finally post a Before and After of my '77 Suzuki TS250!

How I bought it:
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/Day1-Parts3.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/Day1-Parts2.jpg)


How it looks 2 years later:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/2C8B6929-D515-41E9-9F48-1EEFE295F2F4-387-0000005931DAF420_zps6bf8e3d2.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/E48325D2-B6C4-4424-BB1A-98B98AF93BF8-387-000000596EBB91E2_zps07d8b2e5.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/ease_photo/TS-250/3481aa8b-3d3b-42bb-a636-eba8962d3bc5.jpg)

...and it's Road Legal!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 26, 2013, 09:38:05
OK I wish I had better before pics but here she is, still have a few small things to finish like front rim and re-apint exhaust but she is ridable and after a proper tuning will see the road some.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 26, 2013, 16:19:26
That's quite a change Evan! Lot of hard work put into that bike and it shows, beautiful.



+1 that turned out really nice, looks better than it likely did coming off the showroom floor back in the 70's
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Sep 26, 2013, 17:31:40
Its not done yet....maybe 90%...but looks wise, the only change is going to be some pancake filters, hidden wiring and a nice clear coat on it!

BEFORE:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5894/gtyx.jpg[/img]


PHASE ONE:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img38/5446/54120838491925547216030.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img822/8236/42134438491931547361451.jpg[/img]


PHASE TWO - AFTER:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img7/6107/zb4t.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img853/4617/qyqs.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img822/2051/ry2c.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 27, 2013, 08:40:50
Phase one was ok but phase 2 is much better and once you get the fairing on phase 3 will kick ass.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Sep 27, 2013, 09:54:07
Cheers Maritime, although Phase 3 will be another year in the making! haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Wahoo650 on Sep 27, 2013, 10:05:02
Don't have a true "before" pic- when I rescued it from a shed, but the before is how I rode it after the initial rebuild 13 years ago- rode like that for 7-8 years, then started the cafe treatment about 4 years ago.  The after is how she looked for Cleveland MvR in Aug.  I've since replaced the turn signals with smaller LED units.  It never stops...

Before ( not a great pic)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/ad4a41e7.jpg)

on 8/10/13
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/Wahoo650/xs6508-10-13.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JohnGoFast on Sep 27, 2013, 13:20:40
Cheers Maritime, although Phase 3 will be another year in the making! haha

Looks great with new paint man. 100 times better!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Sep 27, 2013, 13:26:41
Looks great with new paint man. 100 times better!

Thanks John. Should have done it right the first time and saved some money correcting all my errors! haha
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: glenhunn on Sep 27, 2013, 15:00:56
glenhunn, I am a firm believer in "whatever puts a smile on your face" and can appreciate all the work you put into that build.... but damn that sure was a nice "Before".
That's actually a picture of a bike like mine started out as... I didn't think to take a before picture... but I assure you it was almost identical and as nice. I can still here my dad saying "It just looks to me like you are cutting up a perfectly good bike.".
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Sep 27, 2013, 18:23:47
That's when you know you're doing it right!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ton Up on Oct 03, 2013, 23:45:48
Before...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Ton Up on Oct 03, 2013, 23:47:26
And after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fordop87 on Oct 04, 2013, 08:56:51
Green199, I dig those gold pinstripes. (Gold right? Hard to see in the picture for sure)
Clean and simple. I'm considering doing gold and black stripes on an antiqued off white tank
and fenders.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Oct 04, 2013, 09:13:52
Ton Up, Nice work on that Viagra holy hell, ugly duckling to swan for sure.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Oct 04, 2013, 09:19:38
Ton Up, Nice work on that Viagra holy hell, ugly duckling to swan for sure.

All I'm saying is: Ha!

Good job fellas, there are some nice bikes around here.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Oct 04, 2013, 09:19:58
Ton Up that virago is sex. Well done.

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Oct 04, 2013, 09:26:41
Very nice Virago, sir.

Does your starter sound like a skeleton jerking off in a tin can too?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Oct 04, 2013, 10:01:04
Does your starter sound like a skeleton jerking off in a tin can too?

LMFAO
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ncologerojr on Oct 08, 2013, 11:42:11
I forgot to snap a pic before beginning tear down.

Before:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/8d9b0f76.jpg)

Current:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/A3B5FA08-3C45-49DD-8430-F0A3E2B002F0-574-000000357A514CBF_zpsba26a144.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/5B731372-B5A8-4DCC-B2E4-5249268515FF-846-00000085892F3E48_zpsfc6a48f7.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/D71D52FA-D388-430F-9009-34B7C529B4AC-846-00000087E45F5F5D_zps5e622e62.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/BACEA186-1456-4B0C-8EFE-A4AF8D194961-574-000000358D9D53C2_zpsed2a79f7.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silentsvn on Oct 08, 2013, 18:15:48
'73 CB350F

Before
(http://i.imgur.com/uZKkCPz.jpg)

After
(http://i.imgur.com/ffbULQN.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 08, 2013, 19:37:35
I MISS MY 350Four!!!!
Title: Re: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silentsvn on Oct 08, 2013, 20:02:08
I MISS MY 350Four!!!!

Haha - she is a dream when she runs right.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 09, 2013, 12:20:55
Nice job SILENTSVN!!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Oct 10, 2013, 10:03:58
Painted exhaust, now just need mirror(s), and polish lip of front rim and it will be done.
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maineiac on Oct 11, 2013, 08:58:39
I'll play.

Before:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/uqu9ysyj.jpg)
After:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/agaqege6.jpg)

CB750, an 836 kit, RS flat slides, a Dyna 2K and a lot more.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: speedfourjoe on Oct 11, 2013, 22:12:52
1975 XS650 as I got it.
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4114/4736403002_0d8ca9a68e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/4736403002/)
After.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/8848382438_907a81e613_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/8848382438/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/8848403562_90bbaedd73_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/8848403562/)

1979 XS650 as I got it.
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6183/6121588245_0aeace63d9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/6121588245/)

And now.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/9763865961_95989128d5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/9763865961/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/9877622886_6aaac17784_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/9877622886/)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ABCanuck on Oct 12, 2013, 00:29:30
That second 650 is absolutely wonderful. Would love to have it to rip around the farm on. Well done sir.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rich Ard on Oct 12, 2013, 01:02:47
That second 650 is absolutely wonderful. Would love to have it to rip around the farm on. Well done sir.
Seconded, nice work man.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: boulevard on Oct 12, 2013, 09:58:41
Before(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/a2yny7y6.jpg)

After
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/12/ejudyber.jpg)

Boulevard

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 12, 2013, 10:27:20
Hmmmm... tough call on that one, like em both.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 16, 2013, 14:52:46
My 78 SR500

As discovered at PO's shop
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii44/bcthomas122279/image-1_zps17310f5e.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/bcthomas122279/media/image-1_zps17310f5e.jpg.html)

Currently
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii44/bcthomas122279/image-1_zpsfcd91d41.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/bcthomas122279/media/image-1_zpsfcd91d41.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silentsvn on Oct 16, 2013, 15:01:51
I kinda like the PO's better
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 16, 2013, 15:16:51
I kinda like the PO's better

You can buy all of that bodywork off of me then.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: silentsvn on Oct 16, 2013, 15:28:19
You can buy all of that bodywork off of me then.

Or you could just put it all back on.

Don't get mad - its just not my style.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 16, 2013, 15:30:35
Or you could just put it all back on.

Don't get mad - its just not my style.

Not mad....PO's just wasn't my style.....and heavy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 16, 2013, 19:28:33
Bcthomas: what did you do with the original exhaust?
Looks like a Kerker / Supertrapp setup to me
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Oct 16, 2013, 23:39:25
I kinda like the PO's better

I kind of agree
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 17, 2013, 08:09:44
Light, nimble, and faster than the PO's version. I like the new version best. Its..... a ...... CafeRacer...... man  8) 8) 8).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Oct 17, 2013, 10:16:10
Light, nimble, and faster than the PO's version. I like the new version best. Its..... a ...... CafeRacer...... man  8) 8) 8).

Yeah you can really lighten up a bike taking off the fenders and brakes.  ::)

I'm hoping the lack of a throttle is a sign that this isn't actually complete yet. But then again...

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 17, 2013, 11:55:11
Bcthomas: what did you do with the original exhaust?
Looks like a Kerker / Supertrapp setup to me

It's a white brothers/supertrapp and is up for sale on this forum.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 17, 2013, 11:58:13
Yeah you can really lighten up a bike taking off the fenders and brakes.  ::)

I'm hoping the lack of a throttle is a sign that this isn't actually complete yet. But then again...

-Deek

Wow...some people get a little snarky on this forum. The 500 is far from finished, yet it does have a throttle installed in this picture. The R1 brake set up I'm using is much lighter than stock.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ILoveThumpers on Oct 17, 2013, 12:50:14
Wow...some people get a little snarky on this forum. The 500 is far from finished, yet it does have a throttle installed in this picture. The R1 brake set up I'm using is much lighter than stock.

Didn't mean to be snarky, but when you post a picture of a half finished bike in a thread called "Before and After" you've got to expect some push back.

Unless by "after" you mean "during" and in that case you need a build thread.  ;)

-Deek
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Oct 17, 2013, 15:09:03
My buddy found this one in the weeds. He wanted a bobber and just said make it all flat black.  I compromised since I don't have the frame welding skills to make it an actual bobber (safely..)  XJ1100's are pretty quick though, it was fun to test ride!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 17, 2013, 16:19:44
When is any project really done? Speaking for myself, any project that I have ever taken on, really never ends. There is always something else to tinker with on it. Just an old man's opinion
Title: Re: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: boulevard on Oct 17, 2013, 17:18:13
When is any project really done? Speaking for myself, any project that I have ever taken on, really never ends. There is always something else to tinker with on it. Just an old man's opinion
no kidding I usually work on it till the day I sell it. Always a sad day.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mooneyes on Oct 18, 2013, 18:08:27
This 1978 Kawasaki Kz 650 took a little longer to complete than I had planned.

The garage didn't warm back up until March, then the humidity, or temp was to high to

paint. Then end result turned out pretty well and the project kept me out of the bars.

BEFORE

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/106061218_1thumb_550x410.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Bemerider/media/Duey2/Restorations/106061218_1thumb_550x410.jpg.html)

DURING

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PA311910_zps807928a3.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Bemerider/media/Duey2/Restorations/PA311910_zps807928a3.jpg.html)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PC132033_zpsf0356ed2.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Bemerider/media/Duey2/Restorations/PC132033_zpsf0356ed2.jpg.html)

AFTER

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/P9240207_zps25fd8668.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Bemerider/media/Duey2/Restorations/P9240207_zps25fd8668.jpg.html)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Bemerider/Duey2/Restorations/PA010214_zps4f185035.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Bemerider/media/Duey2/Restorations/PA010214_zps4f185035.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 18, 2013, 18:28:43
Fantastic! I really like that cap you added to the V&H.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 18, 2013, 18:43:14
My 1979 KZ650SR

(https://sphotos-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1233485_696616270352428_1572859736_n.jpg)

Build thread: (sorry, a bunch of the early photos are dead, but the good stuff is there)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25173.0

-43mm cartridge forks ('89 ZX-7)
-17x3.5 and 17x5.5 spoked wheels and 320mm Brembos from a Ducati Sport Classic GT1000
-handmade stainless pie-cut header with Megs Quiet-Core reverse cone
-handmade twin tube stainless steel swing arm with handmade aluminum eccentric chain adjusters
-clip on mounts blended into upper triple for flush look
-GPz750 tail cowl
-handmade seat pan
-reshaped ZX-7 front fender and handmade stainless fender stays
-Moore Sensible remote oil filter upgraded to A/N lines/fittings
-twin gas shocks
-SV650 headlight
-plenty more :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mooneyes on Oct 18, 2013, 20:43:42
Valvesprung, That Kz of yours is a fine build indeed !
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Oct 19, 2013, 11:43:55
Dude, the KZ is REALLY nice.   8)

I dig that a lot. Nice work indeed.

I'd love to hear it running..............got any small Youtube clips?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: bcthomas on Oct 19, 2013, 11:48:11
Yes! That KZ! I'm suddenly motivated to get my project 78 out. It's a really unique build, radical yet instantly recognizable.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Oct 19, 2013, 14:10:16
Nice work on BOTH KZ's gents!! Bravo!  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: valvesprung on Oct 20, 2013, 02:31:00
Thanks for the love guys. If you didn't all ready, check out the build thread for lots of good detail shots of the stellar fab my boys did.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Oct 20, 2013, 09:52:42
Yeah you can really lighten up a bike taking off the fenders and brakes.  ::)



-Deek
Deek.....  how about the lighter seat, alloy tank, chain guard, steel side covers, and exhaust system along with the fenders and rear brakes (which you don't really need anyway). Just wondering Deek....... how many bikes have you built....... ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 20, 2013, 16:15:38
Quote
rear brakes (which you don't really need anyway).

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 20, 2013, 18:34:28
I agree....I rarely touch the rear brakes....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mooneyes on Oct 20, 2013, 21:08:37
Fellow Builders, I certainly appreciate all the good vibes ! I don't currently have a U Tube of the Kz 650 running, but that Vance & Hines 4 into 1 is period and the bike pulls very well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Oct 26, 2013, 16:55:13
Bike was built around a donated engine, stuff from my spare parts collection and several other 'donations'.
Before:
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd492/goldsmith2/01inthebeginning_zps2c27ff07.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/goldsmith2/media/01inthebeginning_zps2c27ff07.jpg.html)

and after:
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd492/goldsmith2/005a_zps5a708d9e.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/goldsmith2/media/005a_zps5a708d9e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: FangShui on Oct 27, 2013, 21:51:01
2007 Virago 250 (minus 40 lbs.+ of crap)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JMar on Oct 27, 2013, 21:52:54
My supermoto/scrambler 72 honda sl350 repsol.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: durp on Nov 07, 2013, 18:35:28
Heres one of mine. 1976 Goldwing GL1000. Some of the more interesting highlights:
- Chopped back of frame off and built monoshock suspension
- Reshaped top end of frame to suit a real gas tank (the tanks normally under the seat on wings)
- All parts and fabrication was done using scrap metal layin around in the shop. (the dash, had to chop up the underside of the split tanks and reshape/weld to fit, rewired all electronics, at one point i was running a single solex vw carb and made an intake manifold for it, made new airbox, god the list is long)

I have a full build thread if anyone wants to see every step of the way.

Before:
(http://f.cl.ly/items/3i2U3Z0H3Z1h3l2Z3n0I/Before.jpg)

After:
(http://f.cl.ly/items/0s2T3i43002f2t1Y0Z3e/After.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Nov 08, 2013, 16:44:26
Greetings. The before and after of my SRX
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: boulevard on Nov 08, 2013, 19:47:41
Nice work. Love the frame paint choice!

-boulevard

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Nov 08, 2013, 20:07:54
Thank  Bud. The thing is sure fun!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: SlowRoad on Nov 08, 2013, 23:22:15
Heres one of mine. 1976 Goldwing GL1000. Some of the more interesting highlights:
- Chopped back of frame off and built monoshock suspension
- Reshaped top end of frame to suit a real gas tank (the tanks normally under the seat on wings)
- All parts and fabrication was done using scrap metal layin around in the shop. (the dash, had to chop up the underside of the split tanks and reshape/weld to fit, rewired all electronics, at one point i was running a single solex vw carb and made an intake manifold for it, made new airbox, god the list is long)

I have a full build thread if anyone wants to see every step of the way.

Before:
(http://f.cl.ly/items/3i2U3Z0H3Z1h3l2Z3n0I/Before.jpg)

After:
(http://f.cl.ly/items/0s2T3i43002f2t1Y0Z3e/After.jpg)

Nice!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: durp on Nov 11, 2013, 10:44:33
Thank you. Doing a new phase this winter with it. ive got 1200 motor to go in now, and will finish the bike with all the little details and fine tuning. I've started a build thread for that one.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: coyote13 on Nov 11, 2013, 13:18:36
Here's my before and current.  Never finished until it's gone, of course (and it IS for sale!)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gas_fiend on Nov 11, 2013, 18:13:54
Bravo! Phase 2 is beautiful!

Its not done yet....maybe 90%...but looks wise, the only change is going to be some pancake filters, hidden wiring and a nice clear coat on it!

BEFORE:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5894/gtyx.jpg[/img]


PHASE ONE:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img38/5446/54120838491925547216030.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img822/8236/42134438491931547361451.jpg[/img]


PHASE TWO - AFTER:

[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img7/6107/zb4t.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img853/4617/qyqs.jpg[/img]


[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://imageshack.us/a/img822/2051/ry2c.jpg[/img]

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Nov 11, 2013, 20:27:22
Thanks very much man!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: At Barn's End on Nov 12, 2013, 18:13:50
Phil's Yamaha triple
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: New2meCB on Nov 12, 2013, 18:43:28
^^^ That XS really is a beauty. I've always loved those triples.  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: At Barn's End on Nov 12, 2013, 18:56:02
I don't know if you've heard one in person but the exhaust note is incredible. I'm new to the site and am not sure if I am replying correctly as the image is Reposted with my reply. You wouldn't believe the torque it produces. I have a cb750 and they don't even compare on torque. Even though I realize I'm dropping a cylinder for the same displacement, it still amazed me.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: redi on Nov 14, 2013, 16:23:26
My 86 R80 Monolever, everything removed can be replaced easily. New subframe just bolts on with new electrics. Acewell unit replaces stock instruments .


(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq94/pablo_obscura/beforeAfter.jpg) (http://s437.photobucket.com/user/pablo_obscura/media/beforeAfter.jpg.html)
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq94/pablo_obscura/bmw5.jpg) (http://s437.photobucket.com/user/pablo_obscura/media/bmw5.jpg.html)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 14, 2013, 17:01:21
I am a huge fan of the R80, sir.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: redi on Nov 14, 2013, 20:41:48
Thanks I'm very happy with her,  Very different from my Guzzi a different sort of ride and a lot quieter, handles really well on dirt roads, I will put some dual sport tyres on when these are done, something like mt90's
here's the Guzzi , no before picture I'm afraid, 79 SP1000 originally, 
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq94/pablo_obscura/leathers.jpg) (http://s437.photobucket.com/user/pablo_obscura/media/leathers.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Nov 15, 2013, 08:41:12
Nice work on the R80, really clean.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 15, 2013, 19:50:20
Nice Guzzi also...... and those leathers are really nice.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: vibration on Nov 18, 2013, 16:20:52
Before and After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 20, 2013, 00:25:21
My 97 Ducati....... more of a "during" and "after".
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 20, 2013, 08:43:42
Love those 900ss!
Nice job Dew.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesertKZ on Nov 20, 2013, 10:43:30
Before and After

Wow that's awesome!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lmyamen on Nov 20, 2013, 11:20:13
Before:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7009551923_83ca71cc16_b.jpg)

After:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8192732750_c5b4e0ed7a_c.jpg)

and now going through a few more updates as we speak. Will post more pictures as it gets updated.

as it sits right now
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/10945113743_07e0beb790_c.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Nov 22, 2013, 02:06:31
Sharp BMW man.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Nov 22, 2013, 03:43:20
before and after cb750 sevenfifty 2003. New Old Stock engine from 1999...

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Floegstad on Nov 22, 2013, 04:01:11
Great bike mr! :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trek97 on Nov 22, 2013, 05:45:50
before and after cb750 sevenfifty 2003. New Old Stock engine from 1999...

WOW,,she is nice.
But why in the world would you want to shift backwards?  or am i missing something w this particular bike?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Nov 22, 2013, 06:36:31
As in GP shifting? (So press down to shift up)

Sometimes it helps while cornering, so instead of getting your foot under the lever to shift up, you just need to twitch down a lil bit. Some people say it makes upshifts quicker because the movement is more natural, but I suppose that is only beneficial for drag racing or something. That being said I do have GP shifting on my race bike....just seems more comfortable.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Nov 22, 2013, 08:40:20
As in GP shifting? (So press down to shift up)

Sometimes it helps while cornering, so instead of getting your foot under the lever to shift up, you just need to twitch down a lil bit. Some people say it makes upshifts quicker because the movement is more natural, but I suppose that is only beneficial for drag racing or something. That being said I do have GP shifting on my race bike....just seems more comfortable.

Actually it is standard shiftpattern, not reversed,  on this bike. That is 1 down, rest up.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Nov 22, 2013, 08:45:28
Actually it is standard shiftpattern, not reversed,  on this bike. That is 1 down, rest up.

Yep, saw that from the pictures :)

Was just replying to trek about reverse/GP shifting.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Nov 22, 2013, 09:47:34
WOW,,she is nice.
But why in the world would you want to shift backwards?  or am i missing something w this particular bike?
Yep, it is standard shiftpattern on this bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trek97 on Nov 22, 2013, 20:14:13
sorry bud, Im just confused.  With the rear set linkage set up like that if you click the lever down w your toe...the transmissions shaft is being pushed up.  So, does the transmission shift work backwards, and by setting up rear set linkage like it is...you made it shift standard?

It is one amazing bike.  you did a beautiful job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rewheeled on Nov 23, 2013, 14:53:55
sorry bud, Im just confused.  With the rear set linkage set up like that if you click the lever down w your toe...the transmissions shaft is being pushed up.  So, does the transmission shift work backwards, and by setting up rear set linkage like it is...you made it shift standard?

It is one amazing bike.  you did a beautiful job!

Thanks, glad you like it! If i push it down with my toe the rod is being pushed forward and the lever on the transmissionsshaft turns it clockwise, the linkage is set up the same way on the standard bike. If I turn the lever on the transmissions shaft 180 degrees (pointing upwards instead of downwards) it will be raceshift. If the the lever on the shiftpedal would be pointing down instead of up it would have the same effect. Trust me, I built it... ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trek97 on Nov 23, 2013, 22:13:52
I really like it, and the silver one.  you need to make a build thread and post pics.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: realsugeknight on Jan 02, 2014, 15:27:12
This bike is about the best inspiration I've found for my new r80 - do you have a build thread anywhere? If not, would you mind sharing info on the seat,tires, rear blinkers/brake light unit? I assume the rear mudguard is just one you bought and figured a way to mount?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mpower228 on Jan 08, 2014, 05:37:32
Before:

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/rylenrevell/IMG_0227.jpg) (http://s248.photobucket.com/user/rylenrevell/media/IMG_0227.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/rylenrevell/IMG_1031.jpg) (http://s248.photobucket.com/user/rylenrevell/media/IMG_1031.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Jan 08, 2014, 13:22:43
Very nice  :) :) :).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bru-tom on Jan 18, 2014, 10:55:39
cool thread, il join in...\

before:

(http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/brutom8/KGrHqNhMFCwfIm0RtBQwgi56jd48_20_zps62c5ddd3.jpg) (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/brutom8/media/KGrHqNhMFCwfIm0RtBQwgi56jd48_20_zps62c5ddd3.jpg.html)

after:

(http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/brutom8/IMG_7075_zps09218de3.jpg) (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/brutom8/media/IMG_7075_zps09218de3.jpg.html)

(http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/brutom8/IMG_7036_zps802f3d06.jpg) (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/brutom8/media/IMG_7036_zps802f3d06.jpg.html)

(http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/brutom8/IMG_7057_zps4bc62f1a.jpg) (http://s315.photobucket.com/user/brutom8/media/IMG_7057_zps4bc62f1a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: honda53rider on Jan 23, 2014, 19:35:27
How did I not know this was here!!! I love seeing yalls bikes before and after shots!

Here is one of mine
1977 xs400
Before
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/honda53rider/IMG_3158.jpg) (http://s664.photobucket.com/user/honda53rider/media/IMG_3158.jpg.html)

And here is the most curent but not done!
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/honda53rider/IMG_0909_zps28ea1e47.jpg)

Don't have the after pic from my SL350 build yet!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KingConen on Jan 28, 2014, 15:46:17
My CB400four....

Before.... dec.2012
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/483192_553103841386349_1726733582_n.jpg)

After.... dec.2013 (almost ready... only needs a new paintjob )
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1496637_751185678244830_99823643_n.jpg)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: whitetrash on Jan 29, 2014, 19:42:37
Here's my 82 CB450. These stamped steel framed bikes are hard to make look cool. Forks and wheels are from a CB400F as well as the factory rear sets. Tank is a 71 CB750. Seat is the stock seat with 10" removed from the center. Tail section is the original gas tank. Exhaust is half a ZX6 header and some scrap HD pipe with a cocktail shaker muffler. I sold this bike last fall to start a new one. I kind of miss it though.

before
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/whitetrash2006/cb450%20cafe%20racer/cafebuild.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/whitetrash2006/media/cb450%20cafe%20racer/cafebuild.jpg.html)

after
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/whitetrash2006/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0529.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/whitetrash2006/media/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0529.jpg.html)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/whitetrash2006/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0528.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/whitetrash2006/media/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0528.jpg.html)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/whitetrash2006/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0534.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/whitetrash2006/media/cb450%20cafe%20racer/IMG_0534.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: RevDecay on Jan 30, 2014, 20:29:05
78 gs 750
After stripping the front wind screen
(http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/DecayCafeRacer/2012-09-03_16-16-23_203_zpszrqierly.jpg) (http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/DecayCafeRacer/media/2012-09-03_16-16-23_203_zpszrqierly.jpg.html)
After the build. Before exhaust wrap,seat cables and clean up.
(http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/DecayCafeRacer/20130728_140942_zpssmcljf8e.jpg) (http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/DecayCafeRacer/media/20130728_140942_zpssmcljf8e.jpg.html)
End result untill 2 weeks ago
(http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/DecayCafeRacer/IMG_20130912_201832_zps357d32c_edit_1391115314304_zps8tzlxjxb.jpg) (http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/DecayCafeRacer/media/IMG_20130912_201832_zps357d32c_edit_1391115314304_zps8tzlxjxb.jpg.html)
Currently buffing side cases and detailing motor for buyer
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 31, 2014, 20:02:26
That thing HAS to be obnoxiously loud  :-\
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Feb 01, 2014, 14:13:23
Foolishly even............nice looking though.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: RevDecay on Feb 04, 2014, 15:23:14
It is honestly not as loud as you would think. My old xs400 was 100x louder and that had the shorty type slip on's on it. Thanks Swagger. Its new owner came and took a ride on it a few days ago and is absolutely in love with it. I am going to miss it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mannydantyla on Feb 07, 2014, 17:49:27
not a dramatic transformation, but a tasteful one I hope.

BEFORE:
(http://dannix.net/public/pics/cl200-build-pics/IMG_2246.JPG)

(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/attachments/32758d1391630753-show-off-your-hard-work-before-after-pictures-img_2407.jpg)



AFTER:
(http://dannix.net/public/pics/cl200-build-pics/IMG_3131-cropped.jpg)

(http://dannix.net/public/pics/cl200-build-pics/photo-snow-headlight.jpg)

(http://dannix.net/public/pics/cl200-build-pics/IMG_3189.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Feb 07, 2014, 18:09:57
Very nice Manny!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mannydantyla on Feb 07, 2014, 19:09:31
Very nice Manny!

Thanks! Build thread here: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=57355.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: shift_love on Feb 13, 2014, 20:49:23
SHIFT_LOVE's cecilia

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii210/SHIFT_LOVE/project%20cb350f/E33F98F7-7461-4F1D-A18C-8FB3D991ACC7-7921-00000CB9F4D40D1D_zpse0e09060.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/SHIFT_LOVE/media/project%20cb350f/E33F98F7-7461-4F1D-A18C-8FB3D991ACC7-7921-00000CB9F4D40D1D_zpse0e09060.jpg.html)

before

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii210/SHIFT_LOVE/project%20cb350f/682BAF4F-1411-4DC1-B8D4-B490069588DD_zpsklkofojy.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/SHIFT_LOVE/media/project%20cb350f/682BAF4F-1411-4DC1-B8D4-B490069588DD_zpsklkofojy.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii210/SHIFT_LOVE/project%20cb350f/802B0CFC-BEF5-443B-A777-11C8D80E982C_zpsrfzdxrre.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/SHIFT_LOVE/media/project%20cb350f/802B0CFC-BEF5-443B-A777-11C8D80E982C_zpsrfzdxrre.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii210/SHIFT_LOVE/project%20cb350f/A7AE8CDC-F9A4-47C8-96F7-1541E3E7A30F_zpsxeujiyua.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/SHIFT_LOVE/media/project%20cb350f/A7AE8CDC-F9A4-47C8-96F7-1541E3E7A30F_zpsxeujiyua.jpg.html)

after...and still going
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: volli on Feb 20, 2014, 03:22:43
yesterday, first ride this year.....great feeling  :D

before:

(http://s14.directupload.net/images/140220/xwkuhucs.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

after:

(http://s1.directupload.net/images/140220/6uvyzyzn.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

cheers volli
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ekb20b on Feb 20, 2014, 03:37:27
before and after cb750 sevenfifty 2003. New Old Stock engine from 1999...

thumbs up!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Feb 20, 2014, 09:10:36
yesterday, first ride this year.....great feeling  :D

before:

(http://s14.directupload.net/images/140220/xwkuhucs.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


after:

(http://s1.directupload.net/images/140220/6uvyzyzn.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

cheers volli

Rad.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Feb 20, 2014, 14:10:01
I'd beat up a politician for one of those Dr Big engines!
Title: YAMAHA XS650 BEFORE AND AFTER
Post by: marcelobelos on Mar 03, 2014, 09:23:56
Pics speak. Take a look.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Mar 03, 2014, 21:47:16
1970 Honda CB350

Before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020791.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020800.JPG)

After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4779.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4827.jpg)

Very nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 78kz on Mar 03, 2014, 21:49:50
Final Shots of the motorcycle just have to put on custom length cables and adjust one of the floats.  Runs great and I think the powdercoated tank turn out pretty good.
Before
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/5Z45P45X33n13m83ofbcfdb3c7139b18718b2_zpsf3bf2864.jpg)
After
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01174_zpsf4bb6542.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01167_zps2bc46662.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01166_zpsd15332fa.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC01165_zpse87b6f40.jpg)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/adb87d8b-7acc-435d-b7a8-03c2e7038fbd_zps504e7a8a.jpg)

Nice work Jeff!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: draconislivida on Mar 08, 2014, 01:27:30
1974 CB360T = $300.00 (CL)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HONKER on Mar 12, 2014, 17:14:30
Before

(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae298/melanee10/boss1_zps3520affb.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/melanee10/media/boss1_zps3520affb.jpg.html)

After

(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae298/melanee10/boss543.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/melanee10/media/boss543.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: inkstom on Mar 12, 2014, 17:43:28
Holy hell. That's what Ford did with the 289's.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Mar 12, 2014, 18:52:48
Well, that has to be about the most enjoyable two hours of my life. Looking through dozens of pictures of before and after's is right up there with another activity that never takes me two hours to do!!

Thanks to everyone who posted... awesome. Cannot wait until I can contribute this thread.

Holy Roller
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: draconislivida on Mar 12, 2014, 21:42:36
keep the sunny side up!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Element on Mar 14, 2014, 00:35:39
Just got done looking through the whole thread. There are some fantastic builds in here. Good work, gentleman.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lmyamen on Mar 19, 2014, 17:34:41
Here is a better before and afters of my R90

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7009551923_83ca71cc16_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/13190363565_43c4f0e139_c.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Mar 19, 2014, 17:54:40
Before..... please ignore escaped zoo animals in background.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Mar 19, 2014, 17:56:02
And after.......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KingConen on Apr 04, 2014, 15:24:14
My CB400four....

Before.... dec.2012
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/483192_553103841386349_1726733582_n.jpg)

After.... dec.2013 (almost ready... only needs a new paintjob )
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1496637_751185678244830_99823643_n.jpg)


DONE!!

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/1480669_804932809536783_1236808305_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10006496_804932996203431_344061785_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/532265_804932932870104_1185872919_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: robbing on Apr 04, 2014, 15:50:53
2013

(http://oi41.tinypic.com/2jfd7c6.jpg)

2014

(http://oi60.tinypic.com/24g51y0.jpg)

(http://oi58.tinypic.com/msyo0z.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tjeeke on Apr 20, 2014, 16:45:07
Before....aprox 2 years ago:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LMdrbTZvojs/T6g5CRNGPRI/AAAAAAAAAOI/TZLcFHNKjWc/s1600/foto1.JPG)

After....

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BfBzPLA1ohU/U0w-TneavRI/AAAAAAAAEt8/eDkBH3_Yo8E/s1600/20140411_143738.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_ed1D6TW08E/U0w-UVEeykI/AAAAAAAAEuE/HrI2Fi0lEBU/s1600/jeroen.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tijmen on Apr 20, 2014, 16:55:45
Ha, Dutch invasion! Nice bikes guys!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: leftturnclyde on Apr 22, 2014, 23:37:15
Here is my 1980 CB400T. I know that it would have been easier if I started with a CB350 but vintage hondas are slim pickings here in Hawaii.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Apr 23, 2014, 08:28:28
nice job on the CM those are not easy to do the cafe treatment well, but you did.  The tires alone increased your handling by a lot, I went from shitty old dunlops to the Avons and the bike went from a cruiser to a carver.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Doctor Jones on May 06, 2014, 10:24:33
CB750K7 not worth restoring so we had to cut it up.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tjeeke on May 06, 2014, 16:42:53
What a beauty, Doctor Jones  :-*
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: frankxedge on May 12, 2014, 19:08:44
So many awesome builds!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on May 13, 2014, 08:08:26
This is my fall/winter build. Bought this bike from eBay for cheap, then redid it for my spring rider. Sorry, no before pics. Will do better on my spring project. Taking my monster to the Spring Thaw and hope to see many of you there  ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irishbones on May 22, 2014, 13:16:02
My 81 cm400e....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: leftturnclyde on May 22, 2014, 18:43:07
Great job irish. Cool and classy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irishbones on May 23, 2014, 06:56:56
The way I like em..as opposed to hot n trashy  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cuff on Jun 03, 2014, 00:29:06
This bike has gone through some changes over the past couple years but here's how she came home and how she looks today on a test ride.  Sorry about the crappy phone pics.
(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Cuffkey/police%20bike/DSCN2805.jpg) (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Cuffkey/media/police%20bike/DSCN2805.jpg.html)

(http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Cuffkey/IMG1093_zps0962913f.jpg) (http://s818.photobucket.com/user/Cuffkey/media/IMG1093_zps0962913f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Speedfreak on Jun 06, 2014, 09:54:52
Hi,

Here's my before, during and after pics of the now Moto Guzzi 850 SS (SS stands For Speedfreak Special)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Jun 06, 2014, 15:47:22
Hi,

Here's my before, during and after pics of the now Moto Guzzi 850 SS (SS stands For Speedfreak Special)

Sweet machine!!! :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Jun 06, 2014, 16:18:22
HA, I like both the before and after. not normally the case.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Speedfreak on Jun 07, 2014, 09:31:04
Thanks for the flowers guys.

Grtz Frank,
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tetter on Jun 10, 2014, 06:26:26
Made some new pictures yesterday on a very nice sunny day in the Netherlands  8)

Before:
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3663IEVY-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-Z4B4RAIO-D.jpg)

Yesterday  8) ;D
(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-VBELUVM3-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-M6F8XOUP-D.jpg)

(http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-WHPIWQIG-D.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Jun 15, 2014, 23:54:02
Tetter, that is a beautiful bike. Well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: krafty on Jun 19, 2014, 21:30:07
Nothing special by any stretch of the imagination, but my bike is finally done (for now).

Before:
(http://i.imgur.com/8UorDQe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mQ2D2UX.jpg)

After:
(http://i.imgur.com/WfFtzPH.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PAHBwYv.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/UM1d1yl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kqQmSrM.jpg)

Nothing much mechanically has changed. I do have some rearsets to put on, but they are waiting until I decide what the exhaust will change into (the stock mufflers are rusted out and kinda ugly anyway, not sure if it's going to get twin shorty mufflers or a 2 into 1 system of some sort.) I may eventually do a small headlight fairing, but for now I like it.  8 months from start to now.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Jun 20, 2014, 12:40:21
Beautiful!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jun 20, 2014, 18:38:29
1980 GS450 Sport. Before:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450%20S/photobucket-5180-1343785872407.jpg) (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/GS450%20S/photobucket-5180-1343785872407.jpg.html)

And after:

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450%20S/20140620_152147_zpsklsitfqw.jpg) (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/GS450%20S/20140620_152147_zpsklsitfqw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: darksidephoto on Jul 02, 2014, 14:01:00
before and after - 10 month transformation

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Speedfreak on Jul 05, 2014, 15:59:22
Wauw, that looks goooooood!!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 06, 2014, 01:41:33
Very nice darksidephoto !!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: darksidephoto on Jul 06, 2014, 13:50:23
thanks guys!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Roar on Jul 06, 2014, 20:08:17
Here's my Honda 550, 1977!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img407/345/251574828262xl.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317/hermanzini/cb550/CD41CB2E-ED63-4D72-8CA7-84597CBF32A2.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Jul 07, 2014, 21:38:20
The story was left back on page 11. I figure it's about time for an up-date.  :o


Back to the drawing board:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/H2Project008.jpg)



Now, summer of 2014:



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/IMG_2440.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/H2%20Project/IMG_2440.jpg.html)


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jul 07, 2014, 22:00:47
Wrong color Drewski......






Just kidding man, that bike makes me drool every time I see it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Jul 08, 2014, 14:36:26
Wonderfull. Great bike!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Jul 08, 2014, 22:24:47
Wonderfull. Great bike!!


Wrong color Drewski......






Just kidding man, that bike makes me drool every time I see it.


Haha! You had me there for a second Rich!!  ;D

Thanks boys! It really has been a fun project... that never seems to end. We're good for now though.  ;)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Worst cb650 ever on Jul 11, 2014, 13:53:44
In honor of the sale of my 1993 CBR900RR, here is the before and after pics:

Before:
(http://i.imgur.com/INJW9l.jpg)

After:
(http://i.imgur.com/0yEvnU8l.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Andyman on Jul 14, 2014, 02:14:00
79 Suzuki GS850
From cruiser to racer
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ewok_master on Jul 15, 2014, 00:46:01
1976 XS360

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CvxOKcG0ZaY/U8OArdW2oFI/AAAAAAAAAf8/x77dkZy9dLk/w772-h577-no/IMG_0313.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mFk0AR8Mk-E/U8SYlSUexnI/AAAAAAAAAlU/Ej7nq8BFf_Y/w866-h577-no/DPP_0013.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Jul 15, 2014, 02:04:05
Hi,

Here's my before, during and after pics of the now Moto Guzzi 850 SS (SS stands For Speedfreak Special)

Wow, you have just totally sold me on Moto Guzzi`s! That is one gorgeous bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Mcgoo on Jul 17, 2014, 10:30:21
1981 CM400c - Before...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ervk1fFHlJ8/U4dJuzPCjQI/AAAAAAAAAf8/5TowgAQnaSE/w1225-h811-no/0IM_8542-2.jpg)

and after...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-32Uu8q9Nha8/U8U1Q9HL2NI/AAAAAAAAAmo/ijXlDWB5OWU/w1225-h811-no/0IM_1621-14.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Jul 17, 2014, 17:41:51
'77 Suzuki GS750. Possibly the ugliest bike in the world when I found it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Jul 17, 2014, 17:48:17
Not a cafe, but another one I saved from the dumpster. 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 17, 2014, 17:57:54
Nice job on both bikes twerth.  Welcome to DTT.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Jul 17, 2014, 22:16:29
Now all you need is a GSXR750 and your collection will be complete. Ha!

Good job for sure man.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mdfergus on Jul 21, 2014, 14:32:04
CB750K7 not worth restoring so we had to cut it up.

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2495.0;attach=117751;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2495.0;attach=117753;image)

Wow! What a difference
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lenar on Jul 25, 2014, 13:57:37
our old project
from 99garage

before:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ot50Z_jAHWY/U9KMTbIxZ4I/AAAAAAAABCw/0fPcv6rK-6k/w702-h527-no/20120331079.jpg)


after:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JKlx4GJCF3E/U5xBQfjNp7I/AAAAAAAAAo0/7lDmD_lWYNA/s1600/PA154400.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Jul 25, 2014, 14:17:44
Outstanding Bud, More pics please. Thanks Greg
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lenar on Jul 25, 2014, 14:50:30
Outstanding Bud, More pics please. Thanks Greg

thanks

more photos
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=61646.0
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: divot02 on Jul 25, 2014, 16:15:46
What a great shape that tank has. I suppose with the bodywork and such I never saw it before. I have an SRX with a simular tank.Both very nice. Great job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lenar on Jul 25, 2014, 17:13:12
What a great shape that tank has. I suppose with the bodywork and such I never saw it before. I have an SRX with a simular tank.Both very nice. Great job!

thanks  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Jul 25, 2014, 18:32:30
Seat position looks a little......rough, but aside from that very clean indeed.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: K0Kid on Jul 25, 2014, 19:43:50
CB750K7 not worth restoring so we had to cut it up.

Doctor Jones
Absolutely a beautiful job on this 750!   Inspiring, I've been putting off doing mine for 2nd time but this is exactly where it was headed all along.  Mine is also black but was thinking of silver red factory race livery but I dont think it will be as STRIKING as your all black job. Red is great for awhile but it fades so fast it looks beat quickly as my red frame proved.
Who's tank? perfect choice for this bike.
Ross
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Jul 29, 2014, 09:34:08
1982 Yamaha XV920 tracker.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dg1 on Jul 29, 2014, 09:58:50
1982 Yamaha XV920 tracker.

NICE!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HerrDeacon on Jul 29, 2014, 09:59:24
Whoa, that is some great work to make a Virago look like that! Well done, love the paint as well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dg1 on Jul 29, 2014, 10:01:20
I'm really starting to think I need to get my hands on one these Yamahas.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Jul 29, 2014, 11:29:48
Wow twerth that one is so good I didn't even notice the crappy factory alloys.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fastlee84 on Jul 29, 2014, 11:36:43
1st Pix: BEFORE: The top picture was with the stock tank with the shaved stock seat with new upholstery.
2nd Pix: MIDDLE: Changed the seat pan, tank and testing the front fairing.
3rd Pix: AFTER: Change the seat to leather seat, added new paint and accessories.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 29, 2014, 14:19:54
That Virago looks awesome!  Great work.  What is the tank from?


Also, very nice CB, dig the fairing.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Jul 29, 2014, 14:35:57
That Virago looks awesome!  Great work.  What is the tank from?
'89 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
Thanks for the compliment.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nategs550 on Aug 03, 2014, 02:26:10
1980 GS550E

Before:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/a4upeja2.jpg)

During:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/u5yjyra6.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/qy3ubejy.jpg)

After:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/zy4esava.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: LandofRath on Aug 03, 2014, 12:35:46
Not for everyone but this was my $100 78 CX500 purchase

How it looked the day I picked it up:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/Rasper77/CX500%20Build/IMG_20140113_140806695.jpg)

And how it currently sits:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f320/Rasper77/CX500%20Build/IMG_20140801_125234782.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Aug 04, 2014, 09:45:25
I got the paint buffed out over the weekend, so I thought I'd post an official "Done" photo.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: RobbyD on Aug 07, 2014, 16:40:37
How about a before and almost after

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/XJrob98/74%20honda%20cb550/8388D44A-E144-4474-966A-2AE9ED4FFA70.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/XJrob98/media/74%20honda%20cb550/8388D44A-E144-4474-966A-2AE9ED4FFA70.jpg.html)
(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/XJrob98/74%20honda%20cb550/E3A35DCC-0982-46E7-8A86-43E5763BB8C8.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/XJrob98/media/74%20honda%20cb550/E3A35DCC-0982-46E7-8A86-43E5763BB8C8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: LandofRath on Aug 07, 2014, 17:13:40
Love the blue frame! Im in the thought process of what color to powder my cb350
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: RobbyD on Aug 07, 2014, 22:03:54
Love the blue frame! Im in the thought process of what color to powder my cb350

Thanks, it will be for sale as soon as it's done.  Next bike I will do a candy teal frame on
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Aug 16, 2014, 17:08:49
Greetings from Israel.... Enjoy your weekend ;)

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Swagger on Aug 16, 2014, 18:47:21
That's a fantastic looking Ducati!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 19, 2014, 16:16:56
Very nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 19, 2014, 19:49:14
Love the Duc.....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cafePete on Aug 19, 2014, 22:10:09
Hello,
Picked up this 74 cb750 end of May. Just wanted to do a quick clean check and light mods.
Just because I could wait to ride a cafe again.
So here's the before and after.
Thanks for looking.
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af56/petercab_2009/5B97A25D-98A3-4B08-97B3-390F7579636A.jpg) (http://s993.photobucket.com/user/petercab_2009/media/5B97A25D-98A3-4B08-97B3-390F7579636A.jpg.html)

(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af56/petercab_2009/3E5FC8B3-DE2F-4A71-BF29-5AEC4F4958D9.jpg) (http://s993.photobucket.com/user/petercab_2009/media/3E5FC8B3-DE2F-4A71-BF29-5AEC4F4958D9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: edhaeuser on Aug 22, 2014, 11:55:32
Ok, I know this is not a cafe, but I spent the last year and a half restoring my 71 CB750K1.

I have a build thread here http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=44833.msg490227#msg490227 in the restoration section. 

Before

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/IMAG0543.jpg)

Finished...sort of

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4929a_zps7dc549f7.jpg)

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4959_zpsf9318d00.jpg)

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4972_zps1a0690ce.jpg)

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4977bw_zps70ecbf8b.jpg)

(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4996_zpsf089330d.jpg)

Is it done?  Maybe for now except for a few niggles.  I don't know that I will ever consider it finished until I find a proper stock exhaust for it.  But Hey!  It's on the road, and I am going to ride the crap out of it!


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ABCanuck on Aug 22, 2014, 12:26:17
Holy smokes!!! Well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: KingConen on Aug 24, 2014, 06:33:10
(http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac107/edhaeuser/CB750/_DSC4996_zpsf089330d.jpg)

Is it done?  Maybe for now except for a few niggles.  I don't know that I will ever consider it finished until I find a proper stock exhaust for it.  But Hey!  It's on the road, and I am going to ride the crap out of it!

I'm in love! :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: knumbntz on Sep 02, 2014, 23:59:13
Ducati ST2

Bought at Auction as a crashed bike.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/10977141243_0260b96e43_z.jpg)

then made this over Christmas 2013

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/12114546734_30c9055cfc_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5515/14152657341_bf9118792a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Sep 03, 2014, 08:29:48
Nice bikes, both the Duc and Honda........
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Sep 03, 2014, 09:17:01
Very nice!! Is that a Monster swing arm? I used to have a trashed out ST2 that I restored to stock (below), but I like yours better.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: GodSilla650 on Sep 03, 2014, 11:15:12
Ducati ST2

Bought at Auction as a crashed bike.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/10977141243_0260b96e43_z.jpg)

then made this over Christmas 2013

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/12114546734_30c9055cfc_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5515/14152657341_bf9118792a_z.jpg)

Really nice work, the bike turned out beautiful!! 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: knumbntz on Sep 03, 2014, 20:45:01
Thanks, yes the swingarm and wheel is off a S4R.
I might post a build thread if people are interested since i have a lots of pics.
cheers for the comments
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: twerth on Sep 04, 2014, 09:21:14
I'd definitely like to see the build thread. There's a lot of stuff to hide on an ST to make a slick naked. Well done.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ncologerojr on Sep 05, 2014, 02:20:21
Before:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/8E93DD6A-6BC4-4A80-BAB8-BFED12138673_zpsvpsiscyd.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/ncologerojr/media/8E93DD6A-6BC4-4A80-BAB8-BFED12138673_zpsvpsiscyd.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/FB0B9EEB-491F-4B58-B395-20061B894409_zpsthps6yq2.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/ncologerojr/media/FB0B9EEB-491F-4B58-B395-20061B894409_zpsthps6yq2.jpg.html)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/745DBC5D-D9B9-4F57-B336-C84095580103_zpshvmn7v9y.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/ncologerojr/media/745DBC5D-D9B9-4F57-B336-C84095580103_zpshvmn7v9y.jpg.html)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x412/ncologerojr/B11EC0D7-BC00-470C-8570-E943B1130368_zps664ss76v.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/ncologerojr/media/B11EC0D7-BC00-470C-8570-E943B1130368_zps664ss76v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 05, 2014, 04:08:22
Yep. That Honda is awesome. Good work, sir.

Still digging that airbox too!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ncologerojr on Sep 05, 2014, 08:14:46

Yep. That Honda is awesome. Good work, sir.

Still digging that airbox too!

Thanks!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Sep 05, 2014, 08:53:50
Yep airbox is great and I think you could help a lot of folks buy selling them.  Great job, love the seat and tank colours and overall look you achieved.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ncologerojr on Sep 06, 2014, 16:43:00

Yep airbox is great and I think you could help a lot of folks buy selling them.  Great job, love the seat and tank colours and overall look you achieved.

Thanks!

I really considered selling the airboxes. But, it takes a lot of time to get measurements from different bikes and to make the airbox itself. In the end I think I would have to charge more than most people would like to spend.

Perhaps I'll post a feeler in the classifieds and see if people would really want them...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CSaddict on Sep 15, 2014, 20:41:42
77 KZ650B1 found on the side of a buddy's garage.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/CSaddict/KZ650B/561295_10201468572012645_1077985212_n_zps670e21fb.jpg?1410824387985)

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/CSaddict/1379744_10202098887610141_1321443933_n_zps3e7bee5a.jpg?1410824386819&1410824387984)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f380/CSaddict/1459766_10202102715465835_2004548582_n_zpsfe8c846a.jpg?1410824386819&1410824387984)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 08:38:38
As purchased
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/right20side.jpg)

Round one
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_2732.jpg)

Round two
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3158.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3164.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3168.jpg)
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae337/metreen/IMG_3169.jpg)

Thanks to member Red Devil for the paintwork.

Stunner! Love it  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 09:23:11
From the scrap dumpster(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-230d-bd36.jpg)
To the honducati
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-232e-f002.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-233d-8ebb.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d1698f96-234b-bc21.jpg)

Speechless, amazing work!  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 10:01:50
1970 Honda CB350

Before:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020791.JPG)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/26-11-2011/P1020800.JPG)

After:
(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4779.jpg)

(http://www.nsuprinz.com/liorbaruch/Honda_CB350_1970_CafeRacer/23-2-2013/IMG_4827.jpg)

Super nice!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 10:05:50
1972 GT550

So badass!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 10:07:13
BEFORE
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/2011-09-12171653.jpg)

AFTER
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz321/kldinsmoor/Hot%20Rod%20Bike/honda-cb550f_zps3588ec65.jpg)

Holy crap  :o Sick job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: fortysixand2 on Sep 16, 2014, 10:19:45
My 1979 KZ650SR

(https://sphotos-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1233485_696616270352428_1572859736_n.jpg)

Build thread: (sorry, a bunch of the early photos are dead, but the good stuff is there)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25173.0

-43mm cartridge forks ('89 ZX-7)
-17x3.5 and 17x5.5 spoked wheels and 320mm Brembos from a Ducati Sport Classic GT1000
-handmade stainless pie-cut header with Megs Quiet-Core reverse cone
-handmade twin tube stainless steel swing arm with handmade aluminum eccentric chain adjusters
-clip on mounts blended into upper triple for flush look
-GPz750 tail cowl
-handmade seat pan
-reshaped ZX-7 front fender and handmade stainless fender stays
-Moore Sensible remote oil filter upgraded to A/N lines/fittings
-twin gas shocks
-SV650 headlight
-plenty more :)

REALLY dig that  8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: eldo on Sep 24, 2014, 16:45:25
Before; $500 Barn find Norton Atlas, complete with HD backbone welded in and stretched fork tubes.
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/72_eldo/Facebook/Norton%20Cafe%20Racer%20Project/543348_10151569701165076_502681693_n.jpg) (http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/72_eldo/media/Facebook/Norton%20Cafe%20Racer%20Project/543348_10151569701165076_502681693_n.jpg.html)

After: Two and a half years, and countless hours of fab, polish and wiring later.
(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/72_eldo/Facebook/Norton%20Cafe%20Racer%20Project/75BFF410-29B7-4294-8219-9EC9C2D0AF9F_zpsjmjlcbbd.jpg) (http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/72_eldo/media/Facebook/Norton%20Cafe%20Racer%20Project/75BFF410-29B7-4294-8219-9EC9C2D0AF9F_zpsjmjlcbbd.jpg.html)

I will try to start a thread detailing all the work, as I documented the whole build, start to finish. UNtil then, you can check out the build thread here: http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34412 (hope it's ok to post other forums here... I'll remove it if it's not cool... didn't see anything about it on the "rules")
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Sep 24, 2014, 23:17:37
Before:
1986 Honda cb450sc nighthawk


(http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/sbaugz/IMG_0945_zps0b6febdf.jpg) (http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/sbaugz/media/IMG_0945_zps0b6febdf.jpg.html)


After:
My build thread is down below in my signature line. Not much left of original bike except frame and engine. Everything else came from about 4 different bikes.

(http://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SBaugrud-1.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 25, 2014, 09:34:10
Eldo, that Norton is a real piece of work (in a good way). Congrats man.

Good transformation on 450 Sbaugz.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Sep 25, 2014, 11:00:58
Awesome conversion sir!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 25, 2014, 13:19:16
Love the van in the background too !!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DesertKZ on Oct 18, 2014, 20:51:38
1975 Suzuki GT750
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: csgoh on Nov 02, 2014, 10:41:18
1984 Honda CBX 750 FE
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/02/b45afe7f3591e0b94214a546cb0c09bc.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/02/f3960534bf21e8c4187178838618c813.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/02/5ff2bea7cc45a1463491281786558f69.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/02/6004a9ff2fd45f0f8d2d525c7e033984.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/02/248894697a3b27013e9ff03391751662.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trzcina2 on Nov 12, 2014, 02:59:16
Before:

(https://googledrive.com/host/0B7AbofxL8rzdWUNhTnp2YU9TdHc/Przyjazd%2020130525_160804.jpg)

After:

(http://9f3088483b6a05fdaba40e60540d7a2ae210c9db.googledrive.com/host/0B7AbofxL8rzdVEdPSEo3YlhaN3M/20141111_130920.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BB808 on Nov 12, 2014, 13:19:05
Before...(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/12/c2f0b790b6d56c89a76a20d25e0ac621.jpg) after...(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/12/8cc562f7c6b7bcb26d9cae71355bee18.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cqyqte on Nov 12, 2014, 17:44:19
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s59/cqyqte/CB450%20Cafe/IMGP0518.jpg)

Before = Junk

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s59/cqyqte/NewTecumseth-20130411-00107.jpg)

After = Fun  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JAKEYUK on Dec 28, 2014, 16:41:42
1982 CX500

Before:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZOvWzdu.jpg)
After:
(http://i.imgur.com/oIGEOo5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PSd0cOH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BIgIbDf.jpg)

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rauns20 on Jan 02, 2015, 22:22:38
After JAKEYUK's sweet ride, I'm almost hesitant to post my barn build... But it's mine and I built it with the sweat of my grease stained hands while working my full time IT Manager job. I purchased my fixer-upper on Nov 8, 2013. This is what it looked like

Before
(http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii537/rauns20/motorcycle_zpsdeea391b.jpg) (http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/rauns20/media/motorcycle_zpsdeea391b.jpg.html)

After lots of working and a good chunk of money, this is what the bike looked like June, 2014 when I rode it in North GA.

After
(http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii537/rauns20/20140901_124717_zpsfc3eb9b5.jpg) (http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/rauns20/media/20140901_124717_zpsfc3eb9b5.jpg.html)
(http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii537/rauns20/20140901_124733_zps8cf30937.jpg) (http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/rauns20/media/20140901_124733_zps8cf30937.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Jan 03, 2015, 15:13:28
Looks nice..... what kind of paint on the motor ????
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: rauns20 on Jan 03, 2015, 18:23:58
dwejantim, if your post was in reference to my bike, the paint is high temp paint and the color was "cast iron". I loved the paint on the motor when I was building the motor up, but since I've put it in the bike, I'm not entirely sure it matches the color scheme of the bike as a whole. What are your thoughts on the motor color?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Jan 03, 2015, 23:01:50
I like the color of the motor. It is different and industrial looking, sets the bike apart.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jan 16, 2015, 21:38:54
Hated the CX... Until now, huge influence to source one. Totally left fork, but what a fat beach cruiser with surfboard paint and beach bars... maybe a an old 50's Guzzy tank and wood fenders 8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: imtyson on Jan 26, 2015, 04:10:49
This is my fav thread !
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafeman on Feb 15, 2015, 13:25:10
2001 Royal Enfield Bullet After The Before:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Feb 15, 2015, 13:32:07
I love RE's....... here is my 2000 RE500 Classic  8) 8) 8).
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cafeman on Feb 15, 2015, 13:34:35
I love RE's....... here is my 2000 RE500 Classic  8) 8) 8).

Don't ya just love Black and Gold?? Nice! ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Feb 15, 2015, 13:42:43
Yes I do. I guess we could call these bikes the John Player Royal Enfield Specials........
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Feb 15, 2015, 17:15:29
I never got the XL in the Before and After thread...

1973 Honda XL175 "Vitamin C Hell Ride"

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e248/irkfunctions/XL175/xl_01_zps3c39b95a.jpg)

(http://opp-m.com/3/0/0/8300/assets/0EpirWn7d8Psr87o.jpg)

(http://opp-m.com/3/0/0/8300/assets/5BXxFrKRisw010Po.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BackAlleyMoto on Feb 15, 2015, 17:24:16
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/31b44608a6f84633c55108e1b576d9f7.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/788be2950104d54114077f7d3bf8ecb4.jpg)

My before and after. I haven't really given this bike a name lol
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Feb 15, 2015, 17:30:27

My before and after. I haven't really given this bike a name lol
You don't need to.  Give it to me, and I'll name it.  That's a gorgeous beast right there.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: exploring/carolina on Feb 15, 2015, 23:50:06
1980 CX500D Before:

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_4222.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_4222.jpg.html)

During (added 2/16):

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_0942_zps7808093c.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_0942_zps7808093c.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3399_zps397a7804.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3399_zps397a7804.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Feb 16, 2015, 09:23:05
1980 CX500D Before:

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_4222.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_4222.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/vstromklr/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3399_zps397a7804.jpg) (http://s657.photobucket.com/user/vstromklr/media/2013/Honda%20CX500D%20Street%20Tracker%20Project/IMG_3399_zps397a7804.jpg.html)

I can dig it. I like what was done to hide the goofy rear frame that are on those bikes. The number plate and tracker seat fit the lines of the frame well.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: exploring/carolina on Feb 16, 2015, 10:44:44
I can dig it. I like what was done to hide the goofy rear frame that are on those bikes. The number plate and tracker seat fit the lines of the frame well.

Thanks! Gets positive comments when I have the CX out. It's comfortable to ride, too.



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: YogiBear on Feb 16, 2015, 13:41:03
Huge improvement on your CX, exploring/carolina  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: exploring/carolina on Feb 16, 2015, 14:34:08
Huge improvement on your CX, exploring/carolina  :)

Thanks!!!!!

Took me some time to get the lines I was looking for.

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Canadian on Apr 03, 2015, 09:16:06
Well it's almost done ... Just paint on the seat and thats it


Just needs some extra heatwrap & details. Fully done in approx 1 month.

Before:

(http://i59.tinypic.com/14xci9k.png)

After:
(http://i60.tinypic.com/309nihj.png)


Took me about 5 months (only having time once every 2 weeks)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jeffw on Apr 03, 2015, 10:42:41
1982 KZ1100 Before
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC02687_zps5e51b286.jpg) (http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/jeffwenke/media/DSC02687_zps5e51b286.jpg.html)

and After
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC029251_zpslp3ohk2u.jpg) (http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/jeffwenke/media/DSC029251_zpslp3ohk2u.jpg.html)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC029231_zpsggmj1zkq.jpg) (http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/jeffwenke/media/DSC029231_zpsggmj1zkq.jpg.html)
(http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s441/jeffwenke/DSC029241_zpsgc4viq2e.jpg) (http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/jeffwenke/media/DSC029241_zpsgc4viq2e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Apr 03, 2015, 11:13:20
Great looking KZ Jeff!  Those frames are not easy to make look good! Well done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jeffw on Apr 03, 2015, 12:34:16
Thanks, it would have required serious fabrication to make the lines decent if I didn't go with what I did.  Definitely one of the more comfortable customs I have ridden.  Should be nice for long road trips.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: gordinho80 on Apr 03, 2015, 17:59:34
Before:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tb9n3i20k2M/U8U3XoTfhQI/AAAAAAAAIA0/mnhuqd5m1rs/w900-h675-no/IMG_3573.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IqqQJmC174Y/U8clRADE1mI/AAAAAAAAIDM/-zXcTugb6tM/w1167-h875-no/IMG_3617.JPG)

After:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9wM-PGBg51Y/VRXaWghZIZI/AAAAAAAAM4c/CE-Y95XlNAc/w1167-h875-no/IMG_1878.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d5kBaM7KG7k/VRXaYx1n2fI/AAAAAAAAM40/trDF8nZTI-8/w1167-h875-no/IMG_1880.JPG)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanten on Apr 09, 2015, 08:05:54
My XJ 600 / Seca II

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u467/KimKant/WP_000584_zps1c3f4862.jpg)

(http://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2015/04/02/DSC_0502.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 09, 2015, 11:58:57
I like the before and the after on that Seca.  Nice !
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MMcx500 on Apr 12, 2015, 13:49:09
79 cx500
Before:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/c5622bf6e28d80feb7f1ab3d6362839f.jpg)
Current state:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/891266bc005bc155a906495be3e1264e.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/1e434f5e70ef6c4aaf1b847f3862bf28.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: volli on May 01, 2015, 05:12:00
Before:

(http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150501/yoh2zmu4.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

After:

(http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150501/7n8t4m5c.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

 ;)

volli
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tijmen on May 02, 2015, 04:19:58
Before:

[picture]

After:

[picture]

 ;)

volli
Sweet, although I was digging the before look as well. That gaudy 90's look is a guilty pleasure of mine, don't tell anyone I secretly want a Honda CN250.  :P


(http://i.imgur.com/jfaenfT.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Gsmoove on May 05, 2015, 23:53:55
before, during and after...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: FGKouki on May 19, 2015, 12:55:20
(http://i.imgur.com/u7MDuap.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/17278409052_cafa89afbf_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7686/17092676390_147097a884_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8740/17278396462_9a27afa86c_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7668/16659970553_03f0c940eb_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/17254228016_77e9e34ca0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: YogiBear on May 19, 2015, 14:24:43
Just a slight improvement, FGKouki ;). I like the wood grain tank and tail
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on May 20, 2015, 06:57:06
I have often wondered what a good woodgrain job would look like on a motorcycle, even considered doing it myself. Now I know and it does indeed look great...Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jetmechmarty on May 20, 2015, 08:14:34
I must like it too!  I only snapped a couple of pictures at this event.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/jetmechmarty/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/0425151628_zpsdyi0jn9m.jpg) (http://s1238.photobucket.com/user/jetmechmarty/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/0425151628_zpsdyi0jn9m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: FGKouki on May 21, 2015, 12:13:12
Thanks!  The kz650 chopper is owned by a friend of mine ISMarco on this site too.  His bike won an award at the show- best Japanese. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rimmy on Jun 04, 2015, 21:52:20

This is my 1984 CB125S.  It is a blast to buzz around town on.

Before: Plastic fantastic 80's madness


(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/DSCN0833.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/DSCN0833.jpg.html)


After: Stripped down, no nonsense around towner


(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0410_zpsx88nwuwx.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0410_zpsx88nwuwx.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0409_zpsgrxwtqga.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0409_zpsgrxwtqga.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0411_zpszmwkxvb4.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0411_zpszmwkxvb4.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0414_zpsgodawcle.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0414_zpsgodawcle.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0416_zpsz3bujmyr.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0416_zpsz3bujmyr.jpg.html)


I need to tuck the wires back in but will do that before the next ride.  I also need to extend the center stand and will redo the seat, but those things can wait until the winter.  I'm enjoying it too much to tear parts off again. Plus, the side stand works just fine, but the center makes for better poser shots ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Jun 05, 2015, 08:44:19
Nice and simple transformation!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Jun 09, 2015, 17:46:27
Not sure if I am allowed to post non-café bikes but here goes. My winter project all but done. Did all the work myself and went with a coarse paint job... sort of like rhino truck liner... just to be different.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 11, 2015, 11:21:26
I had one of those GS 750's when I was 16...fun little bike
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Jun 11, 2015, 11:23:58
Not sure if I am allowed to post non-café bikes but here goes. My winter project all but done. Did all the work myself and went with a course paint job... sort of like rhino truck liner... just to be different.

How dare you!                      LOL all bikes are welcome here, Nice job.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Luugo86 on Jun 11, 2015, 15:47:15
Not sure if I am allowed to post non-café bikes but here goes. My winter project all but done. Did all the work myself and went with a course paint job... sort of like rhino truck liner... just to be different.

  Kick ass job HolyRoller... love the paint.. and love that you did a great looking build on a bike not typically featured here.. Well done man ;D. How long was your build time all together?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Jun 11, 2015, 23:34:59
Thanks for the kind comments. I really appreciate it. Problem is I broke my arm like three hours after finishing the bike (while "impressing" my nephew with my so-called skateboard skills) and so can only look at it for a month or two. Sucks.

Luugo... my job keeps me very busy, so I could only work on the bike on weekends and even then usually only on Saturdays. I bought the bike a few days after Christmas and worked on it most Saturdays until beginning of May. I went over board though and really went to town sanding the plastic and prepping the paint. I am quite happy with the result... even if I can't use the bike!

I still need to rebuild the front forks (Progressive springs) and this winter I think I will tear into the engine for a top-end rebuild). I am back working on my 78 GS1000 café build now. Also have a 71 Karmann Ghia ready to rebuild. Lots of projects... not enough time.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: HolyRoller on Jun 11, 2015, 23:37:15
I had one of those GS 750's when I was 16...fun little bike

Thanks for the comment! The bike is surprisingly fun... and nimble. I guess that is the 16" front tire. I have very little invested in the bike (I think total investment of less than $1500) so have no need to sell it and therefore won't. Looking forward to some long distance rides once I get my cast of my arm!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hillsy on Jun 11, 2015, 23:51:22
Thanks for the comment! The bike is surprisingly fun... and nimble. I guess that is the 16" front tire. I have very little invested in the bike (I think total investment of less than $1500) so have no need to sell it and therefore won't. Looking forward to some long distance rides once I get my cast of my arm!


That model EF was my first big bike after stepping off a 250. Surprisingly it gave me little trouble over the years I owned it, although I found the angle of the handlebars to be quite uncomfortable so I ended up changing them for a set of CB900f handlebars.


I also experimented with slotting an 1150 front end on mine for a while (I was rebuilding an 1150 whilst I was riding the 750) and it improved the front end heaps (it's literally a bolt in swap - even the steering stops lined up). Not sure whether that was because the 1150 front end was a better design or that my 750 front end might have been a bit tired, but there you go  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Jun 25, 2015, 13:55:51
This is my 1984 CB125S.  It is a blast to buzz around town on.

Before: Plastic fantastic 80's madness


(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/DSCN0833.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/DSCN0833.jpg.html)


After: Stripped down, no nonsense around towner


(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0410_zpsx88nwuwx.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0410_zpsx88nwuwx.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0409_zpsgrxwtqga.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0409_zpsgrxwtqga.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0411_zpszmwkxvb4.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0411_zpszmwkxvb4.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0414_zpsgodawcle.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0414_zpsgodawcle.jpg.html)
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/jlerach/CB125/IMAG0416_zpsz3bujmyr.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/jlerach/media/CB125/IMAG0416_zpsz3bujmyr.jpg.html)


I need to tuck the wires back in but will do that before the next ride.  I also need to extend the center stand and will redo the seat, but those things can wait until the winter.  I'm enjoying it too much to tear parts off again. Plus, the side stand works just fine, but the center makes for better poser shots ;)

love it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cornholio on Jul 15, 2015, 20:05:02
Kwasaki GPZ 550 from 88

original
(http://1.1.1.3/bmi/data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/45/1354/27701160/kawa02-1214261867402025910.jpg)

before
(http://i.imgur.com/F9Gg5y8.jpg)

after
(http://i.imgur.com/ghZU9K4.jpg)

More here:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66836.msg767429#msg767429 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66836.msg767429#msg767429)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jul 15, 2015, 21:19:57
Sweet Yamasaki mang... Does that 500 make decent power?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cornholio on Jul 16, 2015, 05:48:50
original 65hp. Thats quite enough for the weight.
I have no real urge to get more hp at the moment.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jul 16, 2015, 08:39:08
Thats respectable HP... hell the J and pre-J KZ1000 only makes 85 at best stock and in an old chassis it feels wicked fast. Nice ride :o But the reason I ask is I have one of those motors and a 250 version on the shelf with all wires and boxes to build something with, just never looked into it to see if they have any perf or just dogs.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: cornholio on Jul 16, 2015, 09:33:50
Not all of the 550 engines make that much power. The GPZ is the top end of this engine. As far as I know at least the camshaft is different. May be the pistons as well? Also the carbs are different.

I´m quite glad I have a quite modern suspension ("Unitrack") with a completely adjustable GSX-r K6 shock and progressive springs in the front as well as dual brakes in the front. So I have a modern feeling, but retro looking bike.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jul 16, 2015, 11:22:12
I completely blew the motor on this, I was thinking it was a 500 twin not a GPZ 550, need the readers on I guess... yeah that thing will pull nicely, I would try lowering the fork legs by half of whats over the top clamp and if the handling is better go even lower just to see if you get good handling feedback, you can always mark the locations and move it for the lowered "stance" look  :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Aug 01, 2015, 12:41:10
1972 CB500 I finished last month:
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/IMG_20140426_101014_447.jpg)
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/100_3659.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jpmobius on Aug 01, 2015, 15:03:50
Nice job.  Love seeing a bike brought back to life!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Aug 03, 2015, 10:27:47
Awesome job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Aug 03, 2015, 13:56:21
Thanks you! I'll have to get around to putting up a build thread.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: diggerdanh on Aug 03, 2015, 15:21:01

Not sure if it is all the way done, but it is done for now. My 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 D. Not much I haven't done to this bike.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5185/5726329042_cb9a409c2c_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/18659920210_574c997e88_c.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Calibayne on Aug 05, 2015, 12:23:35
83 R65LS Before:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Calibayne on Aug 05, 2015, 12:24:32
After:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Calibayne on Aug 05, 2015, 12:25:56
After more chopping:
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Calibayne on Aug 05, 2015, 12:30:45
Now we are here:

I cut the original seat pan. I kept the original cowl. I'm sending the seat off to an upholsterer to clean it up and shave some height and add brown leather. I still have a long way to go. Looking forward to hearing from some pros' on the next steps. I went from a Ducati to a carborated project. I've only regretted the decision a few times.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dilbone on Aug 08, 2015, 14:15:52
Not a cafe...but still a fun ride more in the brat theme
sorry for the blurry before pics...they were pics the PO sent to me before I bought it. Tank and seat were off when I picked it up so those pics don't really show how it started.

Before:
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/dilbone/GS750%20brat%20build/5346.jpeg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/dilbone/media/GS750%20brat%20build/5346.jpeg.html)

After:
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/dilbone/GS750%20brat%20build/20150807_183810.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/dilbone/media/GS750%20brat%20build/20150807_183810.jpg.html)

Before:
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/dilbone/GS750%20brat%20build/5343.jpeg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/dilbone/media/GS750%20brat%20build/5343.jpeg.html)

After:
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/dilbone/GS750%20brat%20build/20150807_183840.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/dilbone/media/GS750%20brat%20build/20150807_183840.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 08, 2015, 20:41:06
Very nice brat style......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dilbone on Aug 10, 2015, 01:11:37
Very nice brat style......
Thanks dewjantim
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: diggerdanh on Aug 12, 2015, 12:40:08
Very nice dilbone. It looks very classy. You've done very well by that bike. A lot of people customize a bike and make it different and sadly sometimes worse. You've succeeded at making it subtly better. It would be hard to tell that it's not stock to many people. Hats off to you.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dilbone on Aug 21, 2015, 00:21:07
Very nice dilbone. It looks very classy. You've done very well by that bike. A lot of people customize a bike and make it different and sadly sometimes worse. You've succeeded at making it subtly better. It would be hard to tell that it's not stock to many people. Hats off to you.
Thanks diggerdanh.  I really appreciate your take on it. Thats kinda what I wanted...a simplified cleaned up slick bike that still has some of the stock character to it but is a little leaner and meaner than it was. I think running more than just a sliver a rear fender is what really helped accomplish that. I like this bike way more than I thought I would. It doesn't look like I had initially imagined it but that's fine with me
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DeanJ on Aug 21, 2015, 23:56:02
XS360 Ratty Bratstyle Replica "Sheeple II"

Before:

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20Project%20Photos/DSCN9180_zps4b73457a.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20Project%20Photos/DSCN9180_zps4b73457a.jpg.html)

AFTER:
 
(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0047_zpsutuj4q4l.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0047_zpsutuj4q4l.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0046_zpsfto0s23u.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0046_zpsfto0s23u.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0034_zps5yvsbzix.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0034_zps5yvsbzix.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0064_zpse7sih3ox.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0064_zpse7sih3ox.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0100_zpss1wfjd3t.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0100_zpss1wfjd3t.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0071_zpslhamtum6.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0071_zpslhamtum6.jpg.html)

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz121/deanjarrett1/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0073_zps4u35v8xf.jpg) (http://s820.photobucket.com/user/deanjarrett1/media/XS360%20small%20photos/DSC_0073_zps4u35v8xf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: trek97 on Aug 22, 2015, 06:24:00
Hey Deanj that came out to be a very neat lookin machine.   8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Aug 22, 2015, 08:37:49
Nicely done....I rarely say this, but OMO it actually looks better than the stock machine. Bravo Zulu!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 22, 2015, 08:47:28
Good job, I like the raw steel look.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DeanJ on Aug 24, 2015, 08:36:44
thanks guys ! the nice compliments make me feel like I just won bike of day or something  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Pilgrim9283 on Aug 24, 2015, 08:47:59

thanks guys ! the nice compliments make me feel like I just won bike of day or something  :)

Quick question.  How or what did you do to the forks?  Scotchbrite?


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Aug 24, 2015, 14:25:13
Super nice.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Thesullyfam on Aug 26, 2015, 23:17:24
1981 GS550T bought non-running as a project with the kids.

Before:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/26/eb55f3934718e2a2920aeb08ca1e7173.jpg)

After:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/26/ffb2a6b86e57cdd1eed859e7dfcfac76.jpg)

Not sure what we ended up with, but we had fun and they learned a lot!


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Pilgrim9283 on Aug 26, 2015, 23:26:58
Looks great!!


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dilbone on Sep 06, 2015, 22:16:55
Nice looking ride, love that look
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Pilgrim9283 on Sep 07, 2015, 10:18:32
My before and afters. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/07/ed5892af89230842df015c4f77afcfb4.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/07/40b80d0d32c4ca274800dd071a68d38e.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/07/e9e1624de6f1aff8d1c7c6decb257f93.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/07/8bb0eec4bb3c8841161c25a9d8274c1d.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/07/2614367d1a6988baf6e6125135183abd.jpg)[IMG]


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Sep 07, 2015, 12:58:48
(http://electriccarsreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BMW-Electric-Scooter.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mardr3hdEY1qlbtloo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 23, 2015, 11:20:54
Before:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20150403_153950_zpsgcgfi8lt.jpg)

After:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v38/wetherbe/20150826_133120_zpsuwbrtxly.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Sep 23, 2015, 12:31:14
 Yeah, boiiiiiiii


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Sep 23, 2015, 12:48:22
Dang yeah! thats a beast mang... looks good to go down the long road :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bigsam302 on Oct 20, 2015, 14:52:16
Before:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-USzKMT4ZmPY/VFTpUUBxPHI/AAAAAAAAFGE/PFbmSm6sE6U/w427-h571-no/IMG_0476.JPG)

After:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jePC8-HFCjU/VhXwXrcuoGI/AAAAAAAALY0/Yl9HfSNuQCo/w428-h571-no/IMG_20151007_170659.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 20, 2015, 15:04:24
Before:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-USzKMT4ZmPY/VFTpUUBxPHI/AAAAAAAAFGE/PFbmSm6sE6U/w427-h571-no/IMG_0476.JPG)

After:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jePC8-HFCjU/VhXwXrcuoGI/AAAAAAAALY0/Yl9HfSNuQCo/w428-h571-no/IMG_20151007_170659.jpg)

Both versions are great... Still have that stock tank?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Oct 20, 2015, 15:18:45
Both versions are great... Still have that stock tank?
  Haha.  I'm starting to eye the Supersport tanks too. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bigsam302 on Oct 21, 2015, 14:17:39
Both versions are great... Still have that stock tank?

Unfortunately, I do not have the tank anymore.  As soon as I pulled it off the bike, somebody took it off of my hands.

Sam
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 21, 2015, 21:30:29
Twas a long shot... Those dont hang around if someone gets word you have it
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: smokinpol on Oct 22, 2015, 22:55:13
March 2014
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg.html)
August 2015
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Oct 23, 2015, 12:33:19
Very nice metamorphosis!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Oct 23, 2015, 13:13:55
March 2014
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg.html)
August 2015
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg.html)

Yes, that is one of the nicest versions of this bike I've seen in a long while.  Fantastic work.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: mobcharge on Nov 01, 2015, 12:14:52
Not a cafe racer, but not a bobber either.
Before and after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DohcBikes on Nov 01, 2015, 13:06:23
 :P
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Nov 01, 2015, 13:16:07
March 2014
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2014-03-04%2009.35.00_zpszwtsxtzp.jpg.html)
August 2015
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/Srpowered240/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Srpowered240/media/2_zpshyazwve6.jpg.html)
SWEET !!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Nuckingfuts on Nov 14, 2015, 00:36:54
Before/After...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Nov 14, 2015, 14:48:07
Here's a before shot of a '77 Goldwing that I picked up for $150 after it sat outside for 15 years.  Seized engine with only 6,000 original miles on it.  Sad.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/wing-before_zpsd7fbabed.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/wing-before_zpsd7fbabed.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/wing-rear_zps3d2433ee.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/wing-rear_zps3d2433ee.jpg.html)

Love the Samsonite bags and trunk.  Pretty hot stuff back in the day.

Here's the after shots with everything rebuilt over the course of a long winter.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/Goldwing-rt-b.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/Goldwing-rt-b.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/Goldwing-1jpg-1.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/Goldwing-1jpg-1.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/Goldwing.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/Goldwing.jpg.html)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 15, 2015, 12:25:51
That's a good looking scoot, sir.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Nov 16, 2015, 23:31:41
Beautiful Goldwing
 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Nov 17, 2015, 07:24:42
A huge improvement to the two wheeled Winnebago! Bravo Zulu!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 17, 2015, 08:22:51
I have really never had any love for the big GL but this one suits me... maybe no mint green but wow.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Nov 18, 2015, 12:59:56
Thanks for the kind words.  I appreciate it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 19, 2015, 18:54:12
1972 CB750 44 years Before After
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: doc_rot on Nov 20, 2015, 03:59:01
Nice work Tune. That exhaust is killer 8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 20, 2015, 11:02:31
That is a very nice exhaust. Did you hydro form it yourself?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 20, 2015, 11:52:09
That is a very nice exhaust. Did you hydro form it yourself?

Thanks guys, but I have only Kawasaki to thank for the exhaust. The header is Factory 05 ZX10 Ti. chop cut rebuild and the mega is Akrapovic modified to fit and flow.

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Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 20, 2015, 12:08:43
Damn Tuna that thing is a beauty.  Very nice work man. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Nov 20, 2015, 13:04:49
Thanks guys, but I have only Kawasaki to thank for the exhaust. The header is Factory 05 ZX10 Ti. chop cut rebuild and the mega id Akrapovic modified to fit and flow.


Cool.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Nuckingfuts on Nov 20, 2015, 16:27:01
'Fish, that CB is crazy sickass!! Dig it!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nvr2old on Nov 20, 2015, 18:33:59
Thought I would throw one more into the mix.  A '75 CB400F.  13K original miles.  Minor lay downs on both sides.  Scratched, road rashed, and dented, but in nice shape overall.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/400F-1_zpsf55477ed.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/400F-1_zpsf55477ed.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/400-tank_zps629e9e04.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/400-tank_zps629e9e04.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/400-engine_zps6128ba55.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/400-engine_zps6128ba55.jpg.html)

Complete tune and service, carbs rebuilt.  New brakes, tires, suspension, chain, mini turn signals, modified '75 Ducati 750SS tail section with leather seat, '82 Honda Hawk front fender.  Complete tear down and repaint of frame and body parts.  Runs and rides as good as new.

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/6_zpsd5794474.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/6_zpsd5794474.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/7_zpsf5e97fe6.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/7_zpsf5e97fe6.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/9_zpse9af3c8a.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/9_zpse9af3c8a.jpg.html)

(http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/nvr2old_photos/10_zpsc5224ab9.jpg) (http://s662.photobucket.com/user/nvr2old_photos/media/10_zpsc5224ab9.jpg.html)

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Post by: DohcBikes on Nov 20, 2015, 18:59:23
^^Beautiful
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Post by: Shorty1 on Nov 21, 2015, 19:25:07
2000 CB 250 Cafe ;D(http://)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DohcBikes on Nov 21, 2015, 20:07:19
Very nicely done!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 21, 2015, 21:44:44
I've been arond this site for quite awhile but I never got around to posting on this thread, so...


My H2 Before:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/BikePhotos1129.jpg)

After:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/KawiProject06114.jpg)

Back to the drawing board:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/H2Project008.jpg)



Some long over-due updates.

Got we the Mongrel done. Well, done for a little while anyway!  :D

Barber:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Barber%20Pics/2014_1010FU.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Barber%20Pics/2014_1010FU.jpg.html)

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Barber%20Pics/GOPR0120.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Barber%20Pics/GOPR0120.jpg.html)




At play:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KTC%20Events/IMG_2765.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/KTC%20Events/IMG_2765.jpg.html)




On the road:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/528132f7-6ae3-4dc1-8bf8-9a4d005d7a69.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/H2%20Project/528132f7-6ae3-4dc1-8bf8-9a4d005d7a69.jpg.html)




On the track:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/f1e83ef0-d91f-40b0-84a7-092ae1a5cf3b.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/H2%20Project/f1e83ef0-d91f-40b0-84a7-092ae1a5cf3b.jpg.html)



Now, we're dedicating the Mongrel to become a trackbike. Some ideas:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/IMG_4192.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/H2%20Project/IMG_4192.jpg.html)

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/H2%20Project/IMG_4317.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/H2%20Project/IMG_4317.jpg.html)



And now, you're up-to-date.  :D



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 21, 2015, 22:01:35
I've been around this site for quite awhile but I never got around to posting on this thread, so...

My KZ1000 before:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/BikePhotos1036.jpg)

After 22 years:

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/KZZXRSummer08003.jpg)


The KZ is done for the forseeable future!  ::)


Oh ya... done... anybody else said that before?   :D

Here's a couple more small updates:


Nothin' huge. Just the new pipe, paint, carbon fibre fender and BS34 carbs that still need some sorting out.  :D

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/304640_10152103601560247_626473276_n.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/KZZXR%20Project/304640_10152103601560247_626473276_n.jpg.html)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/null_zps16780aec.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/KZZXR%20Project/null_zps16780aec.jpg.html)



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/KZZXR%20Project/IMG_4089.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/KZZXR%20Project/IMG_4089.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: doc_rot on Nov 22, 2015, 04:23:17
the new pipe is the icing on the cake. everything about this bike is topshelf, nice work! do you have a photo of just your headlight/ instrument cluster? those headlight ears are crazy.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 22, 2015, 09:22:47
Drewski... You already know I love that KZ, I plan to start on mine and if you are willing to share the swing arm specs, I would be very grateful.
 :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Chuck78 on Nov 22, 2015, 10:33:54
(http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32891&d=1362339068)
Brought this '77 Suzuki GS750B  home 5 years ago... stock aside from a MAC GS1100 exhaust that hung way too low, and a 78 humped seat. Carbs not rejetted, battery shot, Kendall Challenger 110/90-18 looked to have had endless burnouts done to it... clunky 630 chain about wore out, bearings needing overhaul, carbs dirty with bad orings, rattle can paint job, weeping head gasket @ typical cam chain tunnel @ front... $725 & still ran like mad when opened up!

1st  season on it was late August through Dec 1st, by which time I was really out-riding the tires and front 295mm single piston brake...

Slowly over 5 years, only stock things left were the frame, wiring harness, handlebar controls, rear master cylinder, and battery box! It is still somewhat stock cosmeticallyappearing, as I've used numerous parts off of other Suzuki models as very thought out upgrades, but the bike is vastly improved...

920cc 10:1 pistons
Serdi radiused valve job
STOLEN: VM29 smoothbore carbs & 2 left side k&n rc2222 dual oval filters
79 gs850 cylinders and 79 gs750 head (extra 10mm pinch bolt at front of cam chain tunnel to stop problematic oil leaks)
Low mileage 79 750 bottom rebuilt
Dual disc forks, cartridge emulators, chopped springs, Tarozzi brace
Drag bars
GS400 gauges
CR900RR rotors
Ninja 600 calipers
Ninja EX 600 master cyl
GSX1100F Katana ft rt rotor on rear
Modded GS1150 rear caliper
GS1100E alloy swingarm
Fox Factory Shox
RK o-ring Chain Hayabusa spec
Vortex drilled front sprocket
Supersprox aluminum/steel rear sprocket
'77 seat swapped back on
Sun 3.50x18 & 2.75x18 alloy rims & Buchanans s.s. spokes
AllBalls needle bearing steering conversion
Polaris RZR 800 regulator rectifier (3 phase series type!)
Later ignition switch mounted to triple vs integrated 77 with gauge housing
LiFePO4 4-cell AntiGravity battery 12 ounces!!!
Starter motor delete, kickstart-only
Starter clutch flywheel & gears delete
APE starter hole block off plug
Dyna S ignition
DynaMite 3 ohm coils from Rice Paddy
NGK Iridium plugs
Was Shinko SR741 140/70-18 rear 230 Tour Master 110/90-18 front, now Avon AM26 150/70 & 110/90 (Shinko cornered better, wore faster on rear)
GS1000L headlight, h4 reflector, 3500w LED retrofit bulb
CB400 turn sigs
Tomaselli style headlight brackets
V&H 4:1

Im forgetting a lot...

Built for Apallachian hills & mountains twisties, corner burner,  50 lbs lighter than stock... I love the twisties of SE Ohio, Kentucky, & West Virginia! Bike out handles a lot of newer bikes. My ninja 600 buddy is the only one really able to hang, even surpasses ZRX1100's with $$$ tires...


October 2015, Reddish Knob, VA 4500' high, just a stone's throw from the WV border:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/chuck_lambert78/8642ef23-7b27-479c-942b-06679365966f.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/chuck_lambert78/media/8642ef23-7b27-479c-942b-06679365966f.jpg.html)

October 2015, Shenandoah Mtn on West Virginia/Virginia border, overlook off the INCREDIBLE Harman WV to Hinton VA stretch of US33, 3 awesome mountains getting better with each one eastbound, lots of hills & valleys & sights in between... AMAZING RIDE, new WV pavement (92% of duration Harman->Hinton)
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/chuck_lambert78/West%20Virginia%20and%20Hocking%20and%20Motorcycle%20Camping/20151009_121129.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/chuck_lambert78/media/West%20Virginia%20and%20Hocking%20and%20Motorcycle%20Camping/20151009_121129.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Chuck78 on Nov 22, 2015, 11:20:42
Unfortunately later that day I dumped the GS on a gravel road near our Smoke Hole Canyon campsite & damaged the headlight bezel, busted the turn signal & mirror ft left, and rashes the stator cover... Still have to check out the forks, but if they're tweaked at all, I'm going to pass the emulators & fork brace off to Drey6 and run some GS1100GK full bagger 41mm forks, tarozzi, & racetech gold valves...

Tweaked the first set of dual disc gs forks smashing into a deer Nov 12th 2012  in the hills outside of Athens, OH. 1 leg bent .39mm, triples were so mildly tweaked that I couldn't tell on the  bench, but handlebars were very noticeably off from the front wheel. Huge knee dent literally, on left of tank, headlight/speedo/left turn sig & #1 spark plug & cap busted, but kept the rubber on the road...  new cosmetics up front (lighting  and gauges ), 83 gs750 fork uppers, 78 to lower triple, Allballs needle rollers... tank is hugely dented but on the new 78 gs750 $350 project of my buddies, gs1000 forks, gs1100e swinger, more to come.

In my quest for lightweight & the best handling, I have acquired an ex-racer Rickman CR900 converted to GS1100E engine mounts, typical early Rickman front end cracks repaired & substantial additional gusseting and bracing added. Owner John Cordona of Fours N More fame passed away 15+ years ago midway into this project...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: generalyen on Nov 26, 2015, 13:01:36
1980 cb750c, 900f tank, 17in comstar rear, bs34 carbs and will so be getting a cbr f2 wheel swap.
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/generalyen/304931_10150378303494258_631054257_9984923_816795000_n.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/generalyen/media/304931_10150378303494258_631054257_9984923_816795000_n.jpg.html)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/generalyen/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_185424_zpsjfmna10f.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/generalyen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_185424_zpsjfmna10f.jpg.html)
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/generalyen/Mobile%20Uploads/12065989_10201005703501540_8579629723056848405_n_zpsivvuqku3.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/generalyen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/12065989_10201005703501540_8579629723056848405_n_zpsivvuqku3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CafeMack on Mar 11, 2016, 22:58:06

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/generalyen/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_185424_zpsjfmna10f.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/generalyen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150920_185424_zpsjfmna10f.jpg.html)
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/generalyen/Mobile%20Uploads/12065989_10201005703501540_8579629723056848405_n_zpsivvuqku3.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/generalyen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/12065989_10201005703501540_8579629723056848405_n_zpsivvuqku3.jpg.html)

Love this, the black and silver gives it an understated classy look. Is that a teardrop tail light?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CafeMack on Mar 11, 2016, 23:10:28
(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2495.0;attach=159893;image)

1972 CB750 44 years Before After

This is awesome!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DohcBikes on Mar 11, 2016, 23:27:54
^Pretty sure that's for sale so pm him and tell him how awesome with your wallet
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jag767 on Mar 11, 2016, 23:51:03
Before and after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lchris21 on Mar 20, 2016, 05:21:02
My before and after...........
Before: 1984 Yamaha TR1, basket case rescued from its last trip to the scrapyard.
After: Reborn as the "Spirit of 59".....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Pilgrim9283 on Mar 20, 2016, 11:24:50
Thats amazing!!! Love the TR1


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 20, 2016, 15:40:40
These are some beautiful bikes, boys, good work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DeanJ on Mar 22, 2016, 10:41:53
So here is a replica of my brat style replica from last year's replica  :)  so this one is "Sheeple IV"

Since it's basically the same as the last 360, here is the build thread to "Sheeple II"  if you are interested:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=62814.45

 a "before" and some "after pics"
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanticoy on Mar 22, 2016, 12:14:15
Nice Dean!


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Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanticoy on Mar 22, 2016, 12:33:30
Didn't document everything here, I wish I had. I've been gone from DTT too long but rest assured I haven't been idle! Long story short, I won this bike at barbers last year then tore it to the frame, then rebuilt it completely and ended up with this. 1976 BMW r90/6. Custom suspension, frame, seat, wheels, exhaust, motor, brakes, rear sets...well, everything is changed from the factory! Haha! She's a riot to ride. According to the local scales she's 372lbs wet with a 900cc engine. Rocks hard.

Before (closest thing I have):

(From the original owner)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/9b887552bc5a9c97f822a7b26c2a2024.jpg)

During

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/0d02de08002a5f2e4d1f7506ae244dbe.jpg)

After:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/4cf6efd98f00d117a53140d6f1b6c158.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/62bb197893b61ef2f444f3b23f6cd3cd.jpg)


(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/747a646a42fd9d0481317fd7318caea0.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160322/fd6af53e8a7b52ef623d14906efff27f.jpg)


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: wahvtec on Mar 22, 2016, 12:49:04
Beautiful bmw! Love those engines.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanticoy on Mar 22, 2016, 12:50:12

Beautiful bmw! Love those engines.

Thanks wahvtec!


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Mar 22, 2016, 14:11:05
I still have plans to stripe and logo, but here it is anyhoo.  The ultimate in Frankenstein technology.  All of Japan. 

Before:

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/7aca323cd0e5a7b8bb481b39b671d19b/tumblr_o3ddkvEI4h1rpqcqko1_540.jpg)

After:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160221/7d7e85ccf0b69a28b2b39c05c3d9626a.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: DeanJ on Mar 22, 2016, 15:16:35
Nice Dean!

Thanks ! I should be in the running for sheeple bike of the month !

nice airhead btw  :D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Kanticoy on Mar 22, 2016, 18:38:35

I still have plans to stripe and logo, but here it is anyhoo.  The ultimate in Frankenstein technology.  All of Japan. 



One of my favorite bikes ever just because of the story.

And I'm not just saying that for a #sadhandie


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Mar 22, 2016, 18:41:08
Thanks, friend. You are part of it.


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: WhyNot on Mar 23, 2016, 07:51:16
I still have plans to stripe and logo, but here it is anyhoo.  The ultimate in Frankenstein technology.  All of Japan. 

Before:

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/7aca323cd0e5a7b8bb481b39b671d19b/tumblr_o3ddkvEI4h1rpqcqko1_540.jpg)

After:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160221/7d7e85ccf0b69a28b2b39c05c3d9626a.jpg)



Looks great Eric........................................

Are you gonna ride it, or truck it to Hendersonville?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Mar 23, 2016, 08:02:51


Looks great Eric........................................

Are you gonna ride it, or truck it to Hendersonville?
Thanks, Bud.  Hopefully, I'll also be carrying a bike to sell. So, the truck will roll. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILKY on Mar 28, 2016, 09:28:12
Kanticoy

How did this not win BOTM?!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 28, 2016, 13:20:54
Thanks, Bud.  Hopefully, I'll also be carrying a bike to sell. So, the truck will roll.
=)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Mar 28, 2016, 13:37:59
=)
  I should'a said trade.  ;)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: overfelt378 on Mar 29, 2016, 13:30:14
1981 CB 750c Cafe/Brat build started January 2015. Still a little work to be done
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tyvanwie on Jun 02, 2016, 14:13:15
Bought this 78 KZ650 last summer. Missing a tank, wiring harness, and other necessary bits. Didn't run.
(http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u512/tyvanwie/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgsk4f0hx.jpg) (http://s1071.photobucket.com/user/tyvanwie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgsk4f0hx.jpg.html)

Still working on it, but mostly just needs engine/carb work and odd little bits. My father and I are building it together in our garage on a budget. Between the original bike, parts bike, and the parts we've bought, we're still under $2,000.
(http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u512/tyvanwie/Mobile%20Uploads/CB1FBB2A-C843-4B88-ADF8-02393E20EC5F_zpswrtmigja.jpg) (http://s1071.photobucket.com/user/tyvanwie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CB1FBB2A-C843-4B88-ADF8-02393E20EC5F_zpswrtmigja.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MILKY on Jun 07, 2016, 15:04:21
1989 DR600 ... DirtBrat THE PETRONASTY
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: ddipley on Jun 10, 2016, 18:28:20
My Cb750f:

Before:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/100-0028_IMG.jpg)

During:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/TimsSept1320075.jpg)

After:
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/IMG_0011.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q11/noelocol/My%2075%20Cb750/IMG_0019.jpg)
Love those long tanks

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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: BigBoss on Aug 17, 2016, 14:03:10
Bought this:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--APafSPfCcM/V7RBwD61m_I/AAAAAAAAAJk/PWrIub02ACc5XM6frGa5Z5APXdookoAAACL0B/w759-h569-no/1.jpg)

Now have this and still changing:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TXqtAp6Rabo/V7RBwhK7KcI/AAAAAAAAAJk/JlqJ-lJfWBEvMhIOfHO4Elf3RpJa3qO1gCL0B/w854-h569-no/17.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Garc on Aug 17, 2016, 14:08:20
Have a set of Ohlins on the way.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Aug 17, 2016, 14:26:57
Ohlins on the way :P Whats the front getting?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Garc on Aug 17, 2016, 14:45:43
Fronts are great, thanks for asking.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: yorkie350 on Aug 19, 2016, 19:21:32
2yrs and she's done before & after , louder n faster yeah
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 21, 2016, 01:58:58
Very nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Aug 21, 2016, 08:12:56
Yes, very, very nice indeed! How about a short video...Love to hear it running!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 21, 2016, 09:36:27
Nicest Honda 550 that I have ever laid eyes on  :P :P :P.......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 22, 2016, 12:23:23
Nicest Honda 550 that I have ever laid eyes on  :P :P :P .......


Fixed it.  Me too.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Aug 22, 2016, 14:24:01
Thanks....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: deadman77 on Sep 09, 2016, 18:45:42
1971 Norton Commando 
Found in a real barn after about 20 years.


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tccook on Oct 13, 2016, 18:08:47
here is my 80 Suzuki gn400x before and after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Oct 13, 2016, 19:08:53
Very nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 13, 2016, 20:17:27
That GN400 motor is a great tracker rig, find a nice dirt track and give it a few laps.
 :o
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoRiders on Oct 21, 2016, 18:51:05
My recent, near completion CBX550F. Owned by me for 20 years and almost stock apart from a N-ETA exhaust system.

Before:

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20141012_153730_zpsd3c9c516.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20141012_153730_zpsd3c9c516.jpg.html)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20141012_153739_zps547b0234.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20141012_153739_zps547b0234.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20161011_163952_zps3wsq4zdd.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20161011_163952_zps3wsq4zdd.jpg.html)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/61c94732-333f-4a41-a929-b5d6065cdb62_zpst7afz8ud.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/61c94732-333f-4a41-a929-b5d6065cdb62_zpst7afz8ud.jpg.html)

Now on the UK roads with MOT. Looking to complete the cosmetics with some tank stripes and side panel, but essentially it's now how it's going to be.....for the time being ;-)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Oct 21, 2016, 19:46:25
NoRiders:  That is one hell of refresh after all those years.  I love it.  Dig the bug too. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Oct 23, 2016, 16:28:17
The satchels look nice do they irritate your legs?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoRiders on Oct 23, 2016, 17:26:47
NoRiders:  That is one hell of refresh after all those years.  I love it.  Dig the bug too.

Thank you CC, the project was only a refresh, update and bloody good clean up......I now have a complimentary set of toys :D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoRiders on Oct 23, 2016, 17:31:41
The satchels look nice do they irritate your legs?

Haha...no, my inner thighs are fine thank you... ;)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MORK on Nov 10, 2016, 11:12:53
Day one:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/0b74a8090c6f6a6376edffc28f330966.jpg)

Exactly two months later: (yesterday)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/9d66999443752e8c17f7a7d3f9dbe2be.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoRiders on Nov 10, 2016, 19:53:53
Day one:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/0b74a8090c6f6a6376edffc28f330966.jpg)

Exactly two months later: (yesterday)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/9d66999443752e8c17f7a7d3f9dbe2be.jpg)

That's what you'd call a quickie Mork. Like how you've kept it mostly stock but made enough mods to alter/improve the look by a country mile, nice one.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 10, 2016, 20:17:17
Day one:


Exactly two months later: (yesterday)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/9d66999443752e8c17f7a7d3f9dbe2be.jpg)




I dig the 4/4 pipe. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: yozzer74 on Nov 11, 2016, 00:37:20
Before cb750f2 78 & after
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 11, 2016, 08:36:46
Badass! Ever tempted to paint the ally?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: yozzer74 on Nov 11, 2016, 09:14:01
Yes I think about it every time I polish it  ;D
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: RD425gehr on Nov 14, 2016, 21:18:12
No before pics but when my buddy got it 25yrs ago it wasn't much to look at! I've had it 4 months and just put some icing on a slightly neglected and forgotten gem!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 14, 2016, 23:30:06
Just picked this up off a friend.  :)

This one pic covers before AND after...



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg.html)




A true 'survivor' from '75. A Kawasaki s1 250 Triple. Missing the mirrors and original bars, but that's about it.  8)

Comes with a few scratches, faded paint and little dents, but I love that it's original.  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 15, 2016, 00:01:02
Just picked this up off a friend.  :)

This one pic covers before AND after...



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg.html)




A true 'survivor' from '75. A Kawasaki s1 250 Triple. Missing the mirrors and original bars, but that's about it.  8)

Comes with a few scratches, faded paint and little dents, but I love that it's original.  :)




Very cool Drewski.    Congrats!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Nov 15, 2016, 07:07:40
Nice little screamer! Not a lot of them around. Congratulations on finding such an unusual machine in such good condition!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 16, 2016, 21:16:00
Thanks guys! It is a cool little bike, but I'm not going to be able to keep it. I'm going to sell it by the Spring. Someone needs to fall in love (lust?), buy it and ride it!  ;D  I just truly don't have the room.  :P

It would be a cool bike to ride around in the city, but it could be a fun backroad bike too.   8)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 16, 2016, 21:28:47
Thanks guys! It is a cool little bike, but I'm not going to be able to keep it. I'm going to sell it by the Spring. Someone needs to fall in love (lust?), buy it and ride it!  ;D  I just truly don't have the room.  :P

It would be a cool bike to ride around in the city, but it could be a fun backroad bike too.   8)

It's a youngsters bike lol
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 16, 2016, 21:35:21
It's a youngsters bike lol

You know what, youngsters don't WANT it. That's what the last 4 guys bought it for... their sons.  :o  The kids decided they didn't want a bike at all or opted to buy a new bike.   :-[

Definitely not for the 6'3" 250lb 'crowd' but it's a full sized bike.  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 16, 2016, 21:37:27
You know what, youngsters don't WANT it. That's what the last 4 guys bought it for... their sons.  :o  The kids decided they didn't want a bike at all or opted to buy a new bike.   :-[

Definitely not for the 6'3" 250lb 'crowd' but it's a full sized bike.  :)

 I would love to have it for a resto mod long build... leave it alone and after I move I'll make a deal.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sderbyshire on Nov 17, 2016, 04:55:13
Here's my cb360 as it arrived last winter, and as it is right now.

Mostly a cosmetic job, plus a new front end and electrics as the the PO has crossed over the two four pin loom connectors and fried the electrics!

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Sderbyshire on Nov 17, 2016, 04:55:58
And taken at the weekend...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: NoRiders on Nov 28, 2016, 19:40:21
Here's before and after shots of my CBX550F which I have owned for over 20 years.

Before.

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/20141012_153730_zpsd3c9c516.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/20141012_153730_zpsd3c9c516.jpg.html)

After.

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j60/LemonBUG/5f34bc6d-4c41-4300-8512-145017e136f1_zpswryzkqxq.jpg) (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/LemonBUG/media/5f34bc6d-4c41-4300-8512-145017e136f1_zpswryzkqxq.jpg.html)

Still a little bit of cosmetic work to do to finish, but it's where I wanted it to be, so very pleased.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tattoo on Nov 28, 2016, 22:11:05
Time to add mine in here:

Bought in October 2015 after sitting in a barn for something like 20 years.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce24b3127cceed1e7005758c00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161005171155306.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

And then a week or so after putting plates and insurance on it (back in mid September 2016).

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6d711b3127cceed69a1ec1d1600000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160930204043294.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)



Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: tattoo on Nov 28, 2016, 22:12:18
Just picked this up off a friend.  :)

This one pic covers before AND after...



(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/s1-250/IMG_5907.jpg.html)

That must be one hoot to ride!!



A true 'survivor' from '75. A Kawasaki s1 250 Triple. Missing the mirrors and original bars, but that's about it.  8)

Comes with a few scratches, faded paint and little dents, but I love that it's original.  :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: teazer on Nov 29, 2016, 01:04:12
Drewski, that needs an S1R replica chassis - same as Dave uses.......
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Drewski on Nov 29, 2016, 10:17:11
Drewski, that needs an S1R replica chassis - same as Dave uses.......

Ha!  ;D  I think I'd start with a ratty one to try to replicate this. Pretty darn cool though!    8)


(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Aug2007-8.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/Aug2007-8.jpg.html)

(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii265/drewski_55/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/88bike.jpg) (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/drewski_55/media/Misc%20Bike%20Photos/88bike.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Nov 29, 2016, 22:00:43
(http://img.pandawhale.com/141820-space-jam-bugs-bunny-in-love-g-LQlk.gif)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Dec 03, 2016, 11:40:32
Found some pics while cleaning out my iMac. This was my second build - CB200T. Picked it up for $60 cash. It was a total POS. I built this about 7-8 years ago. Sold the bike shortly after completion to fund the next project. I actually wished that I had hung on to this one a little longer. It was a fun little bike.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5609/31392474965_90dcd1f895.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PQ3D7n)3n63p83of5V55T35X5b6sde696501dcc212e6 (https://flic.kr/p/PQ3D7n) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5578/30585054663_2492678058_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NAGpbF)IMG_0963 (https://flic.kr/p/NAGpbF) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Dec 03, 2016, 11:45:28
another build from about 4-5 years ago. started life as a $200 CM nighthawk. It ended up being a hode-podge of various CM, CB bike parts in the end. This was a tracker style before tracker style was "cool".

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5690/31277811851_a3087c821d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PDUXL8)IMG_1889 (https://flic.kr/p/PDUXL8) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5617/30585053163_406aa4ee6c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NAGoJP)IMG_5346 (https://flic.kr/p/NAGoJP) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Dec 03, 2016, 11:48:03
this was about 5 years ago. Started life as a crappy, $100 XS650 yamaha. In the end, turned out to be a cafe/ tracker/ scrambler style mix. This was another bike that I regret selling. I really liked the stance, look and sound of it. I sold this a guy in New Zealand.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5680/30585047153_6b0af164b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NAGmXc)IMG_1438 (https://flic.kr/p/NAGmXc) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5603/30585048143_0e52fce326_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NAGnfg)IMG_2733 (https://flic.kr/p/NAGnfg) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Dec 03, 2016, 11:50:18
one more post for today.
This is my most recent build. Started life as a $600 Suzuki T500.
I literally replaced, restored or rebuild every single part on this bike. I set out to build this bike from the beginning to keep. This will be part of my personal collection for years to come. It sounds awesome, is very reliable and is a total hoot to drive. Look for my next project in the spring of 2017- a recently acquired CX500

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5503/30571125374_5c57cbe28a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nzt1uw)IMG_1682 (https://flic.kr/p/Nzt1uw) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5342/30310274645_b8242c1b11_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nbq5Ea)Motorcycle 14 (https://flic.kr/p/Nbq5Ea) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MotorbikeBruno on Dec 03, 2016, 16:00:52
Wow man. Those are some wonderful bikes. Great work and thanks for sharing! :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Rusnak_322 on Dec 03, 2016, 17:34:24
Yep, that last one is Bike of the Month material!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Dec 31, 2016, 12:38:02
5 years and many iterations....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Dec 31, 2016, 15:23:03
That is one gorgeous 350!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Dec 31, 2016, 17:28:26
Sorry, 250, still gorgeous!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: esmoojee on Dec 31, 2016, 18:54:16
79 Honda cb750f engine in a 80 cb750f frame with a cbr954 front end and ducati 748 rear.  Mikuni VM29's replaced the stock carbs and higher lift cams.  4-2-1 exhaust and many other upgrades. 

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Green199 on Jan 01, 2017, 10:51:26
Sorry, 250, still gorgeous!

Thanks! Bloody wish I had that extra 100cc! Maybe an upgrade in future to swap the top end over.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: lior_baruch on Jan 10, 2017, 02:23:26
Yamaha XS750 1979 before and after :)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jan 20, 2017, 11:27:08
Esta "Mosquito" 1971 KAWASAKI MT1/KV75

Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Bud64 on Feb 19, 2017, 13:17:57
1968 Norton Mercury with a 750 Atlas motor.
BEFORE

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt275/larsbud/Atlas/IMAG0658_zpsndxrzsh7.jpg) (http://s619.photobucket.com/user/larsbud/media/Atlas/IMAG0658_zpsndxrzsh7.jpg.html)
(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt275/larsbud/Atlas/IMAG0660_zpspcbxng0q.jpg) (http://s619.photobucket.com/user/larsbud/media/Atlas/IMAG0660_zpspcbxng0q.jpg.html)

AFTER
(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt275/larsbud/Atlas/DSC02295_zpslatxmyf6.jpg) (http://s619.photobucket.com/user/larsbud/media/Atlas/DSC02295_zpslatxmyf6.jpg.html)
(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt275/larsbud/Atlas/DSC02296_zpskydhhah1.jpg) (http://s619.photobucket.com/user/larsbud/media/Atlas/DSC02296_zpskydhhah1.jpg.html)
(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt275/larsbud/Atlas/DSC02297_zpsqyqb7jxq.jpg) (http://s619.photobucket.com/user/larsbud/media/Atlas/DSC02297_zpsqyqb7jxq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cookie on Feb 19, 2017, 21:53:21
another build from about 4-5 years ago. started life as a $200 CM nighthawk. It ended up being a hode-podge of various CM, CB bike parts in the end. This was a tracker style before tracker style was "cool".

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5690/31277811851_a3087c821d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PDUXL8)IMG_1889 (https://flic.kr/p/PDUXL8) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5617/30585053163_406aa4ee6c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NAGoJP)IMG_5346 (https://flic.kr/p/NAGoJP) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

I really dig what you did with the rear fender on that Nighthawk. Do you have closer pics, or a link to a build thread?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Feb 20, 2017, 23:42:38
I really dig what you did with the rear fender on that Nighthawk. Do you have closer pics, or a link to a build thread?

I just hacked down a leftover rear fender from a different bike and welded it under the hoop in back. Here is a link to a feature on bike shed that shows more pics

http://thebikeshed.cc/2014/09/17/steve-baugrud-cb400-nighthawk/
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cookie on Feb 21, 2017, 07:51:25
Awesome, thanks Steve. Man, do you have an builds not featured on an enthusiast blog? Lol
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: busa1300 on Feb 25, 2017, 11:58:54
Here's the short version of the resurrection of my most recently finished project.
They say a picture tells a thousand words....so heres about 10,000 words  ;)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_2253.thumb.JPG.52f7d3bda8ca56ba986e1f0865c01ccc.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_4546.thumb.JPG.12db8447541222366e05d5a240bf64b7.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_5365.thumb.JPG.53ef025f79a8dcb30a650dfe3756c736.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_5486.thumb.JPG.ca4dd263dbc52d88acc9bed4bef30acb.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_9305.thumb.JPG.4b0966e4a6dd5464e019c068b608e554.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_1045.thumb.JPG.1ad7f321c3a43a3dba52f4dbe42811b9.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_1913.thumb.JPG.9972185d93bddd04ea8a8bad962f51c4.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_2341.thumb.JPG.64556e76a9f2104aa1c07fbccbc8268e.JPG)

(http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_3173.thumb.JPG.a45834271314dc9f0c36321dd0c1d675.JPG)

(http://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/1256158af7b65e78fc.jpg)

more here....
http://oldskoolsuzuki.info/archives/1409
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 25, 2017, 16:06:32
Great transformation!  Do those oil iines to the cooler get in the way at all?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Feb 25, 2017, 18:53:13
Now that is what I call a classic looking bit of workmanship! Bravo Zulu!!!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: busa1300 on Feb 25, 2017, 20:26:21
Thanks guys.
As usual it took way more time and $$$ than ever originally intended.....
....but once started, I had to finish it.
Oil lines do not interfere with anything, including me when riding  ;D

Now that it is finally 99% done I can get back to one of my stroker projects....
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: busa1300 on Feb 25, 2017, 20:41:48
Heres a project I originally built for my wife.
I didn't want to chop it up, and destroy it forever....it just needed some improving.
Not as extreme of a change, but a significant difference in the way the bike rode and handled...
Sadly the kick start was something my wife refused to accept....bike was sold, replaced by a KTM 390 Duke.

(http://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/12561573bcd728d0fa.jpg)

(http://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/12561573bcd729c1e3.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Feb 26, 2017, 10:51:06
Too bad she never got the hang of it...they are a nice machine.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: palepainter on Feb 26, 2017, 13:08:03
Just about finished with this one.  Some wiring and fluids left. 
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: badgerkz440 on Mar 12, 2017, 01:01:04
You've done an awesome job there palepainter!!

Just finished my build, 10 painful months in the making

(http://i.imgur.com/srJnUHuh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V7uEEd7h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A3XfUuxh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4YEwCA1h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tcu0OG5h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zp8b7PZh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8yZ5p1Hh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IuTayymh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/olVuHmHh.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Habanero52 on Mar 13, 2017, 10:30:26
Nice paint job!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 13, 2017, 20:19:41
Nice paint job!

Yes, very nice but change those tires.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: badgerkz440 on Mar 15, 2017, 05:50:16
Yes, very nice but change those tires.

Thanks!! Why change the tyres?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Brodie on Mar 15, 2017, 07:29:03
They have a reputation for being dangerous to ride upon. They also tend to live up to it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: dewjantim on Mar 15, 2017, 09:37:36
Dangerous only if you go fast or have to stop quickly.....
 :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cookie on Mar 15, 2017, 11:24:47
Dangerous only if you go fast or have to stop quickly.....
 :-[ :-[ :-[
...or turn at speed...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: badgerkz440 on Mar 16, 2017, 04:46:14
They have a reputation for being dangerous to ride upon. They also tend to live up to it.

Yeah I figured that before I even bought them but though meh...

I haven't had an issue with them, but there again, this is my first bike though so I have nothing to compare them with.

I've put too much time and effort into this bike to do anything too extreme on it. Next build will be something I'm happy to abuse a little.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cookie on Mar 16, 2017, 07:21:13
...I haven't had an issue with them, but there again, this is my first bike though so I have nothing to compare them with...


So the thing to do next is, buy a set of wheels with good tires. Keep the Firestonesame for shows and displaying in the living room, then jam your good tires on for riding LOL.
Cheaper than a second bike, by a long shot, and then you have a point of comparison!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 16, 2017, 12:30:21
Yeah I figured that before I even bought them but though meh...

I haven't had an issue with them, but there again, this is my first bike though so I have nothing to compare them with.

I've put too much time and effort into this bike to do anything too extreme on it. Next build will be something I'm happy to abuse a little.

This is your first bike?  Well, that's even more impressive then!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: badgerkz440 on Mar 21, 2017, 03:52:25
So the thing to do next is, buy a set of wheels with good tires. Keep the Firestonesame for shows and displaying in the living room, then jam your good tires on for riding LOL.
Cheaper than a second bike, by a long shot, and then you have a point of comparison!

That's actually not a bad idea, would be reluctant to swap tyres all the time, purely for damaging the paint.

This is your first bike?  Well, that's even more impressive then!

Thank you :) hopefully not my last.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: hermithunter on Apr 06, 2017, 14:46:13
Here is my before and after.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Cookie on Apr 07, 2017, 14:36:18
What a brute! I'd like to see the build thread on that.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: marcmiller001 on Jun 13, 2017, 19:09:14
Hi all... first post. Just completed my first build of my first bike. I'm a race driver by trade and had always wanted to rebuild a bike... this is a ebay find from across the country, delivered by truck...ridden for 2 months before 80% disassemble and build up. It needed a bunch of work mechanically... forks, brakes, carbs, airbox, wiring... but finally completed and am pretty happy with result.

1982 BMW R65LS.... as delivered
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170613/9bc3f88a61a7ca0f9720ab919ab35d6b.jpg)

How it sits no after 8 months of tinkering.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170613/c18460f4dd0a8b75bbe05c8a845097a2.jpg)

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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: sbaugz on Jun 13, 2017, 20:38:17
here is my latest. a 1980 Honda CX500 done up in a bobber/ cafe style.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4237/35127165112_7dde9a9579_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vw4UnN)00303_aUtDJgzV9zn_1200x900 (https://flic.kr/p/Vw4UnN) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4260/35127161662_a5a02ff245_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vw4Tmj)IMG_3312 (https://flic.kr/p/Vw4Tmj) by sbaugz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93240585@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: jaddy10 on Jul 06, 2017, 19:35:59
Been out of the forums for awhile but I thought to post up my latest 1979 Sohc Cb650 Build.

My laptop crashed and lost all beginning photos. Here is the earliest photo I have during the build.


(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/bboyer10/IMG_5040_zpswhxkiztg.jpg)

During the June 2017 Backfire Moto meetup here in Seattle

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/bboyer10/IMG_2245_zpsjecqjz7h.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 08, 2017, 12:10:36
Two notes on this thread:

1. KickthePhotoBucket has always been on my "crap" list.

2. Just realized I've never posted in this thread...

Here's a starter- this is a totally original, low mileage 1975 Norton 850 Commando High Rider MkIII factory built "custom" that I picked up on the afternoon that Katrina hit Houston, as part of a commissioned cafe racer build with "carte blanche" from my first paying client. He had certain specifications, and left the rest to me. He wanted an alloy gas tank (that came a month after delivery of the bike as pictured with my black Interstate tank), bum-stop seat, CNW front brake, fork brace, adjustable clip-ons, rearset pegs, tiny turn signals (with alloy bodies), and everything alloy on the bike polished to mirror finish. First thing I did when I completed it was take it out Highway 59 and topped the ton, then held it there for several minutes. At some point, I hammered the throttle and it gave me the assurance that it is capable of at least 125.

BEFORE
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/22765137/412797166.jpg)

AFTER
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12475316/379197827.jpg)

Interesting tidbit: I sold the seat, sissy bar and ape hangar bars for $1,000 to a dude from Sweden. Sold the tiny tank for $500.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 08, 2017, 13:16:54
Nice transformation.  The High Rider was probably the dumbest thing Norton ever did.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Maritime on Jul 10, 2017, 14:13:19
Before:
(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-231115112848.jpeg)

After minus the seat which is now mounted:

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-090717082743.jpeg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 10, 2017, 16:54:24
1968 BSA A65 Lightning salvage build, sold to a CA buyer on a limited budget. Sparx electronic ignition, Clubman Racing seat. Nothing fancy, but it does the ton! Got this in a lot buy of 7 classic Britbike projects and a pickup truck load of parts.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/14039299/410880116.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 11, 2017, 12:10:33
Scratch-built 1974 Norton 850 Commando monoshock cafe racer

This is the pile of leftover parts that I started from, although I only ended up using the chassis parts, and a few other bits...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21957655/368509100.jpg)

I designed and built my own monoshock swingarm working with 2 standard swingarms, used a ZX9 inverted front end, Kenny Dreer VR880 front hub, VR seat/tail, MkIII rear hub & disc brake, .040 over pistons & rings, Megacycle 560-00 cam with radiused lifters, Sparx ignition, alternator, and regluator/rectifier, hand-wired the bike with each circuit individually fused, alloy tank cost an arm and a leg, Buchanan's did the excel shouldered wheels & stainless spokes, Thomaselli clip-ons, and lots more that I've fogotten off the top of my head. Anyway, it's the only Commando I could loft the front wheel with, throttle only.

"Made in England, Born Again in Texas"
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/17983051/385891171.jpg)

Do the ton? Oh yeah!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Jul 11, 2017, 12:30:05
Scratch-built 1974 Norton 850 Commando monoshock cafe racer

This is the pile of leftover parts that I started from, although I only ended up using the chassis parts, and a few other bits...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21957655/368509100.jpg)

I designed and built my own monoshock swingarm working with 2 standard swingarms, used a ZX9 inverted front end, Kenny Dreer VR880 front hub, VR seat/tail, MkIII rear hub & disc brake, .040 over pistons & rings, Megacycle 560-00 cam with radiused lifters, Sparx ignition, alternator, and regluator/rectifier, hand-wired the bike with each circuit individually fused, alloy tank cost an arm and a leg, Buchanan's did the excel shouldered wheels & stainless spokes, Thomaselli clip-ons, and lots more that I've fogotten off the top of my head. Anyway, it's the only Commando I could loft the front wheel with, throttle only.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/17983051/385891171.jpg)

Do the ton? Oh yeah!

Classy ride.


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 12, 2017, 11:17:41
1970 Norton 750 Commando chopper rescue.

No words needed.

BEFORE
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/18917777/351410796.jpg)
AFTER
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 13, 2017, 10:57:24
This was a better-than-typical starting point, I bought this unfinished rolling project from a friend in Macon, GA. Leo Goff of Memphis Motor Werks had done the engine build, my friend Ed had assembled it to a roller with a nice Norvil fully floating front brake.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/19249772/410880036.jpg)

I sourced some bodywork from ebay and Clubman Racing, installed an ARD mini magneto, new Amal concentric carbs, and had my painter spray the black Imron. The bike is a serious beast, doing the ton goes without saying; just a twist of the wrist.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/19249772/312321129.jpg)

Yes, the Dunstall long-range gas tank & dual seat are an acquired taste; classic.

It's for sale, although there is a "possible" buyer that keeps saying he's going to send me a significant deposit (going on 2 months)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 14, 2017, 12:07:10
This is my AHRMA Novice Historic Production Heavyweight roadracer made from 66/67/68/69/70 Triumph Bonneville parts. I scratch built it from stuff I've had around my garage/shop, some for almost 20 years. I obtained my racing license on it, on my 50th birthday, then treated myself to the adventure of a lifetime racing 2 events (4 races) in 2007, 13 races in 2008 (half the available races) including finishing 5th in the championship against 21 other riders on much faster bikes, and a record-setting run on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and 4 races in 2010 (including a podium finish). It is BONE STOCK, apart from the electronic ignition.

BEFORE
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/17867307/279276534.jpg)

AFTER
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/17867307/404842658.jpg)

Do the Ton? YES.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: coyote13 on Jul 14, 2017, 12:15:15
Keep em coming Paul!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 14, 2017, 16:39:36
Keep em coming Paul!
One a day, and only on weekdays when I'm in town.

...but there are still plenty to come.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: goldy on Jul 15, 2017, 07:32:02
You do great work Paul...I really like the 'save' on that chopper abomination.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 15, 2017, 15:41:22
Yeah, great save on that chopper abomination!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 20, 2017, 11:12:07
Before & After of a client's '72 Norton Combat 750 Commando with Dunstall bodywork - had got hit by a car 15 years earlier and the bike sat and rusted in the Florida salt air. It got nice alloy wheels laced with stainless spokes by Buchanan's, drilled and Blanchard ground the front brake disc, K&N dual neck air filter, Sparx electronic ignition (which to this day, after over 40 units installed, is the ONLY one that has ever failed me, TWICE!).

Client claimed he couldn't tell the restored bike from the original except for the wheels & pipes.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/18640069/329067400.jpg)

No question it'll do the ton, with ease.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 21, 2017, 13:37:37
These were the leftovers from 4 lot purchases to salvage (2) ZRXs, and an engine purchase to make it worthwhile to build the 3rd ZRX.

"BEFORE"
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21232161/348536712.jpg)

"AFTER"
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21232161/359613558.jpg)

Do the ton? Oh yeah, in 3rd gear (and its a 5-speed), and it's not even breathing hard.

(sharp eyes will note that I didn't end up using the inverted forks)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: irk miller on Jul 21, 2017, 20:06:52
Another CB360 (now 378).  I have a weird love for these little guys.

Before:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/24fe3e7f7552cbe668d9b7da9c1f31b0.jpg)

After:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/81692d92aa0c944ea641a686ea15fd0b.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/2b76f7a652381bf43b36bb8d8b3ccb7d.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 21, 2017, 20:09:58
These were the leftovers from 4 lot purchases to salvage (2) ZRXs, and an engine purchase to make it worthwhile to build the 3rd ZRX.

"BEFORE"
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21232161/348536712.jpg)

"AFTER"
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/21232161/359613558.jpg)

Do the ton? Oh yeah, in 3rd gear (and its a 5-speed), and it's not even breathing hard.

(sharp eyes will note that I didn't end up using the inverted forks)

Nice job.  These are fairly easy bikes to work on imho.  I love that you brought one back to life instead of parting it out.  I have my original and another parts bike same color same year, just in case.  The Ton comes up pretty quick if you aren't watching for it.  Best all around motorcycle I've ever known.


Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 21, 2017, 20:10:53
Another CB360 (now 378).  I have a weird love for these little guys.

Before:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/24fe3e7f7552cbe668d9b7da9c1f31b0.jpg)

After:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/81692d92aa0c944ea641a686ea15fd0b.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/2b76f7a652381bf43b36bb8d8b3ccb7d.jpg)


From fugly yard art to moto-glory!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 21, 2017, 20:11:38
Best all around motorcycle I've ever known.
I agree!


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 24, 2017, 13:19:28
1956 Triumph Thunderbird

"Before" was a pretty sorry excuse for a bike...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/20904369/413227332.jpg)
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 25, 2017, 18:41:33
1967 Norton N15CS "Hybrid" (AMC chassis, Norton engine, were also badged Matchless and AJS). This one got modified Norton P11 pipes, shouldered alloy wheels, and custom made alloy engine mounting plates.

BEFORE
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23460839/392122479.jpg)

AFTER
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23460839/406849866.jpg)

Although I never personally did the ton on it, the owner sure did!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 26, 2017, 11:23:41
1972 Norton Combat 750 Commando, starting with a bunch of leftover Norton parts and a reasonably complete engine...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23201268/386886568.jpg)

I thought about making it a dual-sport-

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23201268/389790012.jpg)

Then I found a great deal on a very nice set of Production Racer bodywork-

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23591207/394541500.jpg)

And only 145 hours and many thousands of dollars later-

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23201268/398386664.jpg)

"Yellow Peril" at over the ton!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 27, 2017, 11:06:42
1966 Triton scratch build

I always wanted to build my own Triton, and finally lucked into a good Norton 650SS Slimline Featherbed frame when my friend ended up with an extra. I had all kinds of weird parts on the shelves, so I mocked up a starting point...

BEFORE
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/23208434/387058403.jpg)

Over time, I gathered some nicer stuff for it, then started the engine overhaul with the lump I got in a 4-engine lot purchase several years earlier.

Then sadly, upon the passing of my late friend and roadracing mentor, Malcolm "BritBodger" Dixon, I acquired some very nice M.A.P. racing bits including an alloy cylinder big bore kit, full belt drive & clutch package, a pair of MkII carbs, and a bunch of other nice bits. I bought a Suzuki GT550 just to get the front end off it, and sold it with a cheap rusty front end replaced on it, for more than I paid for it; bonus!

Results are not too shabby at all...

AFTER
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24155301/403525757.jpg)

Recently, i acquired an alloy gas tank for it, but only have this lousy photo-

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24706945/413152139.jpg)

Will it do the ton? What do you think...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 27, 2017, 13:39:44
1966 Triton scratch build

I(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24706945/413152139.jpg)

Will it do the ton? What do you think...

Very very nice!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 27, 2017, 14:57:04
Very very nice!
I want to have the muffler shop fix me up a couple of upswept adapters to go between the pipes and mufflers...
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 28, 2017, 12:00:09
From a pile of leftover parts and a few rare Dreer Norton VR 880 bits...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24629927/410929523.jpg)

...to a very nice BAB Norton VR880 tribute bike (which ended up getting an electric start retrofit kit)...

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24675376/411775374.jpg)

Doing The Ton is assured.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 28, 2017, 14:26:26
You certainly have built some beautiful Nortons, Paul!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 28, 2017, 14:53:10
You certainly have built some beautiful Nortons, Paul!

Thanx. I was building and restoring mainly Triumphs for many years 'till I opened my shop, then it seems like I got overcome with Norton fever and Norton clients!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 28, 2017, 15:09:38
I have a Norton that I hope to get soon.  The plan is to do a mild Cafe, 70's style.  I just have a lot on my plate right now.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 28, 2017, 17:11:48
I have a Norton that I hope to get soon.  The plan is to do a mild Cafe, 70's style.  I just have a lot on my plate right now.

Ditto.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 28, 2017, 18:38:22
I enjoy building from crusty rollers and boxes of parts.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 29, 2017, 10:55:34
Before & After - 1974 John Player Norton 850 Commando factory custom cafe racer restoration from "barn find" original but abused JPN:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24698805/412483716.jpg)

I've researched the topic of rare (only 200 built) original John Player Nortons for many years, and this is the most extensively documented restoration ever done (unless someone did one that is not on the internet anywhere). The bike is 99.9% original spec, with only a short list of parts that were not original to it from the factory (bodywork, airbox, black mufflers, rubber parts, pistons & rings, main & rod bearings). All of the non-original parts are either NOS factory replacements, or exact pattern copies (mufflers, bodywork & upholstery). I sold it to a guy in Switzerland.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Jul 31, 2017, 11:02:52
1972 Norton 750 Combat Commando, original Roman Fireflake Purple paint, too!

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24732390/412713789.jpg)

If your Commando can't do the ton, it's time to fix it.
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: MORK on Jul 31, 2017, 14:42:42
For the most part, this can go here now.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/0c859f698e2e03b698efb3bc198531c4.jpg)
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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Aug 03, 2017, 10:48:20
How about "Before", "After I", "After II", and "After III"?

1970 Norton started out as a rolling basket case (not pictured), became a "Beach Bum" bobber, then a cafe bobber, then a full-on cafe racer. I was involved with all three stages; overhaul and parts supply on I, rework on II, and total resto/mod on III.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24703300/412457738.jpg)
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nateb on Aug 05, 2017, 22:34:18
1980 Cb750k first build. I copied Steel Bent Customs "neck tat" bike. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/7f81ac1e1aadf0fc5c88c516000d0384.png)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/d646453000bfee7514ff1d53cd9d7ce1.jpg)


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Aug 06, 2017, 10:59:57
Copied steel bent customs neck tat
No matter how hard I try, I can't figure out the meaning of this sentence...
Title: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nateb on Aug 06, 2017, 11:02:09
No matter how hard I try, I can't figure out the meaning of this sentence...
Sorry Paul, I copied another bike builders build. The builder is Steel Bent Customs, the bike was called "neck tat" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5ycnw_-FCTg


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: grandpaul on Aug 06, 2017, 20:54:52
Not an exact copy, but close!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: nateb on Aug 07, 2017, 12:36:51
I quit drinking in December and this was my first of hopefully many! I'm restoring a 75 cb550f for my girl right now. It has a build thread here. I've learned quite a bit along the way so far and can't wait to learn more about these.


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Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 07, 2017, 14:24:20
Nice work!
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shortround on Feb 11, 2018, 11:18:56
1975 CB550F “Jocelyne”

605cc
Web B cam
Port and polished head
Carbon Fiber bodywork
Less than 300 lbs
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 11, 2018, 15:39:17
Very nice, other than the carbon fibre and alloy rims what else did you do to get the weight so low?
Title: Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
Post by: Shortround on Feb 11, 2018, 17:34:52
Most if the lbs were lost due to carbon fiber. The 4 seat bolts weigh more than the seat. Here’s a pic of the battery/electronic mount under the seat.