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Author Topic: Living Room Build - Notes on taps/dies  (Read 18155 times)

Offline G3Sam

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #10 on: Jan 31, 2012, 17:37:15 »
Cool bike! I can't wait to see how she turns out. 

Offline 1chrisb

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #11 on: Jan 31, 2012, 22:52:03 »
So how pretty is this penny of yours that you were offering? ;)

Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #12 on: Jan 31, 2012, 23:01:09 »
So how pretty is this penny of yours that you were offering? ;)

He he. I was wondering when you were gonna ask. What are you thinking?
"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

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Offline 1chrisb

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #13 on: Jan 31, 2012, 23:45:08 »
PM sent.

Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #14 on: Jan 31, 2012, 23:49:16 »
PM sent.

Haven't gotten it yet.
"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

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Offline 1chrisb

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #15 on: Feb 01, 2012, 00:06:12 »
Sorry, I started replying here, then realized it would be better PMed, so I just posted that and started the PM. Had to think for a while!

Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2012, 00:00:07 »
I've been going and going all week, so I haven't had a chance to post up my work from last weekend, but here it is now!

1. Cleaned the front forks, put in new seals and dust boots, and changed the fluids. Was in dire need of a fluid change. The stuff I poured out was GREEN! It was a total pain and very messy, but I'm glad it got done.

2. De-rusted and painted my exhaust. I'm gonna be wrapping it so the paint wasn't exactly neccesary, but I figured it would freeze all the rust and keep it nice and clean!

Pics are below

This weekend was going to be dedicated to breaking down and cleaning my engine, but I can't seem to get past step one. The alternator retaining bolt turns the whole engine, and I can't hold the alternator tight enough to prevent that. Anyone got any ideas?

Also, I'm going for a brushed aluminum look on all the bare metal, so I've been hitting everything I can with sand paper. 80, 120, 220, 400, 600. It's coming out O.K, but I can't get the real "brushed" look. Ideas on this as well?

I'm going tomorrow to get some of the tabs grinded off, then next week it's going to powder coating! I know it's been done a million and a half times, but I'm gonna go with a black frame. I debated on a blue frame, but it's just not my style. I prefer sort of low-profile/subdued...beauty(for lack of a better term). So, I'll be posting pics of that.

Of course, any feedback is welcome. Let's get those 2 Cents jingling!





"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

1975 Honda CL360-Build Thread

Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #17 on: Feb 11, 2012, 00:01:30 »
I figured this deserved it's own post.

PARTS!!!!
...minus the oranges.

"Don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss ALL that heavenly glory."

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Offline vain

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #18 on: Feb 16, 2012, 05:12:30 »
Yo Fox!  8)

How's it goin with the build? Engine blasted yet?  :)
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Offline Fox

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Re: First bike, First project!
« Reply #19 on: Feb 16, 2012, 14:40:05 »
Yo Fox!  8)

How's it goin with the build? Engine blasted yet?  :)

Vain!

No actually I haven't. I was in Lowes the other week picking up some paint and ended up getting a bunch of sandpaper with it. I got the idea to go over my crankcase with it (80,180,220,400,600) and it came out exactly like I wanted it. I think instead of blasting I'll just sand it myself. Here's a shot of how it came out.



In other news, The frame is getting it's final metalwork done tonight(Shortening the frame) and then it's off to powder-coating tomorrow. Yee haw.
« Last Edit: Feb 17, 2012, 11:47:27 by Fox »
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