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Author Topic: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread  (Read 576256 times)

Offline grandpaul

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1730 on: Sep 27, 2018, 10:17:13 »
I did it myself.  It needed new rods, so I took it apart, reassembled, trued, and had a coworker tig it for me.  The cam I rephased myself as well.  I did it for the sound and to see if I could.
I'd sure love to see photos and read a write-up on THAT project!
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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1731 on: Sep 27, 2018, 11:01:26 »
Lol, I cheated on the cam.  I was programming and running a mill/turn when I did it.  So I programmed it to drill two 3 hole patterns 41.54* apart and then part right in the center.  That let me use 3 1/4" dowels to align everything and the press fit of the sprocket holds it together.

The crank I tore apart and rebuilt according to the manual, just I cut a new notch for the sprocket and pressed the right side on advanced 3 splines.

I didn't get any pics of the crank in process since others have done write ups.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1732 on: Sep 28, 2018, 10:47:11 »
To me, that's VERY interesting.

I like to see the whirly bits chucked up in the lathe/mill, being sliced and diced. I came very late to the game when a new-found friend who is a custom knifemaker opened his shop to me. He also builds amazing custom belt grinders, and has a selection of 5 different models that each do a very specific job, 2 of which are extremely adjustable. Add to that a large lathe that can accommodate rifle barrel building, no less than 3 full-size mills including an antique Bridgeport, two band saws, and both mig & tig welders, and it's a like a slice of heaven. (oh, yes, excellent lighting AND air conditioning)...
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Offline DanielK

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1733 on: Sep 29, 2018, 14:56:35 »
My CB650 -80

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1734 on: Oct 03, 2018, 22:42:17 »
To me, that's VERY interesting.

I like to see the whirly bits chucked up in the lathe/mill, being sliced and diced. I came very late to the game when a new-found friend who is a custom knifemaker opened his shop to me. He also builds amazing custom belt grinders, and has a selection of 5 different models that each do a very specific job, 2 of which are extremely adjustable. Add to that a large lathe that can accommodate rifle barrel building, no less than 3 full-size mills including an antique Bridgeport, two band saws, and both mig & tig welders, and it's a like a slice of heaven. (oh, yes, excellent lighting AND air conditioning)...

 Ah the joys of a smaller shop.  The last place I worked at there was no heat in the winter and no fans in the summer.  But I got to learn how to program, set up and run a dual spindle live tool lathe.  Most of the parts for my bike were made on an old Induma mill and a 1940s Atlas lathe.  Only parts I cheated and used the CNC on were the cam and velocity stacks. Things worked out well for me as I had wanted a mill and lathe for years, and when it was time to leave the army I went straight into school for machining.  I'm lucky in that one thing I really wanted to learn pays the bills and is still fun.

Offline steveinwa

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1735 on: Oct 30, 2018, 23:47:31 »
After 2 years finally got it just about done but going to re-do the wire harness, the turn signals keep f'n up and just setting up on/off switch, start button and turn signal on tank console.
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Offline jordandogtown

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1736 on: Jan 24, 2019, 16:00:25 »
My first build. Learned a lot, broke a lot, and still made a (very) few dollars.

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Online Popeye SXM

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1737 on: Jan 24, 2019, 19:53:31 »
I think that is a BIG improvement, and didn't loose money? well done  :D

Offline goldy

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1738 on: Jan 24, 2019, 20:13:02 »
I hope you didn't toss out those original pipes!
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Offline jordandogtown

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1739 on: Jan 25, 2019, 10:03:54 »
Good news: I still have 'em

Bad news: they are completely trashed. The backside/bottom was rusted out of each muffler for a good ways

I keep telling myself I'll find something to do with them. For now they are just décor/taking up space (top left)


"A motorcycle is a bicycle with a pandemonium attachment and is designed for the especial use of mechanical geniuses, daredevils, and lunatics" George Fitch, 1916

1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

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1979 CB750F Part Out