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Offline irk miller

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #130 on: Jun 27, 2017, 15:08:09 »
That's a Ford B Model distributor.  The advance on them looks almost identical to the mechanical advance on the CB750.  Does it have the single points contact?

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #131 on: Jun 27, 2017, 17:26:44 »
Cool old stuff.
Maybe Roto-Faze used an old VW Beetle cap as it was about the cheapest on the market at that time?
 I have a few sets of CB750 pistons but all are 0.50mm or 9.75mm oversize. Going to modify a set for my 77 CB550 as it's done over 74,000miles on the 'original' CB750 'stock' pistons (if I ever get back to Britain while I can still function properly?) Going to need new liners to use anything other than 0.50mm though, spigot gets way too thin

NICE.
Wanta do another set?

The RC Engineering unit used a reverse rotation VW unit.  I think this is a Ford unit.
That's a Ford B Model distributor.  The advance on them looks almost identical to the mechanical advance on the CB750.  Does it have the single points contact?

I have heard that it might be Ford.
Dual points.

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #132 on: Nov 18, 2018, 09:58:19 »
....Opens door slowly.....looks around......

WELL HELLO!

Long time no talk!

Been away for a while.

Figure it was time to get back in the saddle and screw some more things up!
Spent most of last year selling off almost everything motorcycle related that I had.  Part of it was that the "stuff" just became a burden and very unfun. 
I was not doing much with everything and generally didn't enjoy it any more. 
Sure having some super rare and interesting bikes was cool, but I seemed to never get traction to do anything productive with them.

Also life was changing, as it tends to do.
Started a new job in a new field doing new and exciting things.
Bought a big dumb house in a neighborhood that is way too nice for me.
Got married about a year ago too.

With all the changes two things stayed constant with my motorcycles.

The CL125, because it is SO good to run around town one.

AND,
The Chopper!

I still would like a modern-ish bike to just "ride", but have not decided what that will be yet.
For right now I have a bike on the road and one project.
ONLY ONE PROJECT!

New house has a single car garage, but a huge full basement.
In that basement is a nice little shop space that will work perfect for me to tinker, and stay focused on the task at hand.


Can not have a work shop without a bench, so I got to work.






Nothing fancy, but will do the job.
Also will be nice to have a place to store bins and keep things organized.
We are trying to turn a new leaf here....


So here is the bike in it's current state.

Engine is still blown up, out and apart.

The big question at this point is what to actually do with the bike.
Personally I am starting to think that the "patina" has crossed the line into "ugly".
Exploring options of re-doing the chrome and having the tins painted. 

Would love some input.


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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #133 on: Nov 18, 2018, 10:32:34 »
Congrats on you wedding, the new job and the house.  Good your back at it. 

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #134 on: Nov 18, 2018, 20:43:57 »
Sometimes clearing things out makes room for new expansion. On the frame, I dunno. Seems maybe ugly is the new popular color.
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #135 on: Nov 24, 2018, 22:29:33 »
Have you thought about a lovely wolf motif?
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #136 on: Nov 24, 2018, 22:30:05 »
Congrats on all the new jazz.

Looking forward to seeing this chop get wrapped up.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #137 on: Nov 24, 2018, 23:03:06 »
are those rockers on the front end original or assembled correctly they look like they would not pivot correctly

as the bike moved forward and hit a bump it would not cause the springs to compress much

i am asking about the first picture of your cb500 i just saw this its on page 1
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Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #138 on: Nov 24, 2018, 23:49:00 »
are those rockers on the front end original or assembled correctly they look like they would not pivot correctly

as the bike moved forward and hit a bump it would not cause the springs to compress much

i am asking about the first picture of your cb500 i just saw this its on page 1

The front end has caused a few people to question.
I admit I am no expert.

Seems that the front end lower rockers are correct.

I have an issue with the way the brake stay mount is connected.
It should be parallel to the rockers, and it is not.

In many of the pictures the front end is completely unloaded, so that makes it look funny too.


 

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #139 on: Nov 24, 2018, 23:50:41 »
So I REALLY hate electrical work, wiring or anything of the sorts.
In the past I had dismissed the MotoGadget M-Unit thing as over priced and marketed to dumb Hipsters.

Well maybe I am actually a dumb Hipster as the more I read about it, the cooler it sounds.

I get that this chopper is going to be fairly simple as far has harness building goes, but maybe this M-Unit thing is the way to go for me and this bike.
Right now there are no wires on the bike.
What didn't burn (carb fire, or short from years of hacking) got ripped out a while ago.
Either way the whole bike needs to be redone.

Any of you guys use this fancy harness wiring thingy?
Worth it?
Opinions?
Thoughts?
Comments?
Foul words?