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Author Topic: Real back in the day survivor  (Read 26662 times)

Offline wozza

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #140 on: Nov 25, 2018, 00:01:11 »
I have about a $1K au in Motogadget stuff on my bike..(not the m-unit though..I actually like wiring :) )....its pricey but it is well built and works.. the support is pretty good and there is heaps of info on the net,so if you have any issues it can and will most likely get sorted....I did look into the m-unit for a project that I have coming up...but the cost was outside the budget and the owner....looks easy to setup and there are heaps of youtube vids... Id stay away from the BT ver and just go with the newer base model.....
« Last Edit: Nov 25, 2018, 00:03:29 by wozza »

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #141 on: Nov 25, 2018, 10:01:07 »
I definitely do not see the use in the BT feature.
Most times I am out on a bike I don't bother taking a phone with me for a reason.....

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #142 on: Dec 03, 2018, 22:41:48 »


So what if the bike is in a million pieces?
Sure it seems like I am taking more apart then I am putting back together/
Yes I have things on the "to buy" list that are actually NEEDS to get this project moving.

But who doesn't like to see some cool go fast speed parts?
ARD set up for a 550 (they are different then the 750 units)
Fairly standard coil cooler
CB650 cam
CB750 pistons with the "gentleman's express" mods"
New rings

Just a few neat parts for this project.
Been busy with some house projects and the holidays.
Mainly unpacking bike parts and organizing.  Trying to get a good idea of what I still have, and what I really need to still get.

Online pidjones

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #143 on: Dec 04, 2018, 11:02:43 »
One of my happiest days is the day I start taking parts OUT of storage bins and putting them ON the bike.
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Offline crazypj

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #144 on: Dec 04, 2018, 22:32:39 »
If those are the pistons I did they are not to 'Gentleman's Express' spec.
 I changed various angles and diameters to get higher compression  plus modified skirts and weights to change oiling characteristics. They should allow short bursts to 13.5k with stock rods. You'll need a different ignition to stock for that though, points only allow about 11.5k. I have no idea what rpm magneto will allow ?Oh, those springer forks are designed for heavily raked front ends, the lower rocker should be almost parallel with ground when fitted (maybe 10 degrees off?)
« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2018, 23:03:34 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #145 on: Dec 05, 2018, 20:19:27 »
True, they are not exactly the gentleman's express, but the spirit is similar.

Lots have commented on the springer.
Bike sits odd on the side stand, but when it is on the road the lower member is right were it should be and the travel is what it is supposed to be.
Brake stay, now that isn't right....

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #146 on: Dec 05, 2018, 20:24:50 »
Spent some time getting the tools up on the pegboard.
Feels really go to have my own shop for the first time.

Also nice to have my expensive tools NOT stored in bins, bags and scattered around.


I still have to hang better lights and run some electrical boxes to the benches.
Hope to get some time this weekend to really get cracking on the bike.

Offline crazypj

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #147 on: Dec 06, 2018, 06:32:41 »
Looks good. Now you need to 'shadow board' everything so you can see instantly if it's missing (real PITA to do but well worth it inn the long run)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline surffly

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #148 on: Dec 09, 2018, 22:28:03 »
Took a few pictures to better show the how the "patina" has kinda of crossed the line.









Fairly large pieces of paint are flaking off the frame now.
Unsure about painting or Powdercoating the frame.

There is a decent amount of filler molding the frame, don't think you can do that and then coat it.
So I guess it will need to be painted.

Need to figure out the rear fender as the wheel is not sitting centered.
When looking at it quick the other night I think the wheel is centered in the frame, so the issue must be a bent fender.

Started to lay out all the engine pieces.
Think I want to have the cases vapor blasted.
Never used that service, so the results I have seen are amazing.  Have a few sets of motor covers, will pick the best and blast those.

Since the bike is stone axe simple, my list of needed service items is relatively short.
Was thinking about tires a little bit.
Is this the only bike that a Firestone rep makes sense (rear)?






Offline irk miller

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Re: Real back in the day survivor
« Reply #149 on: Dec 09, 2018, 22:55:48 »
Avon MKII . Safety Mileage rear and Speedmaster front.