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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 27088 times)

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2014, 23:34:36 »
Pretty amazing stuff eh? I believe they're actually humans behind the keyboards, but it's getting hard to tell... imagine if we actually acted like that in real life...

So, a very small update, got to start pulling a few bits apart to see what I've actually got:


Yep, that oil would be from the stripped oil drain bolt. Like just about every other bolt I've found so far...


Yeah, that frame seems legit.

Who needs indicators? Stick your arm/foot/appendageofyourchoice out like a real man!

At least I got the original fenders and covers and badges and stuff, those things are hard to come by... I might mail 'em off to Terry, he likes that kind of thing... ;)
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:11:29 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline rays650cafe

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2014, 23:48:35 »
Mail them to Terry with a bunch of fucking dents in them. ;D
High functioning sociopath.

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2014, 01:42:20 »
So it turns out Honda actually do odd-looking 9s on their frames instead of upside down 6s! Good to know, looked like someone had 'repurposed' a "1". SOHC4 scores a win!
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #23 on: Jun 02, 2014, 19:33:18 »
So not a whole bunch to report as yet (apart from being up to 21 pages of drivel on SOHC4.net!), just slowly whittling away at small things I can do without a proper workshop. Pulled the wheels apart on the weekend, I think my rims may be due for replacement:




Though the rusted out spokes gave me a cool idea. I was planning on powder-coating or painting the new spokes black, but now I'm thinking a light surface coating of rust, then hit it with some Penetrol, will look better and suit the "patina" theme of the bike.



I'm also trying to track down a suitable vintage style white wall, and it looks like Shinko make the e270 in 19", but only in 4.00 wide. Not entirely sure it'll fit on the CB750 front end, but I'm hopeful! Defintely getting a bit too wide for a 1.85 rim though. So I'm now looking to see if I can find a 19x2.15x40H rim. Not an easy task it seems! Have put some feelers out to see what I can come up with, failing that I'll probably end up going with the same tyres that are on Isabel which are actually much better tyres... but it's not like I'll be getting my knee down on this bike anytime soon!
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:12:42 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline Djfob

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #24 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:03:38 »
Subscribed to build, I've been waiting for all the haters to be finished.
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #25 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:17:40 »
but could you make it steam punk cool and a good rideable motorcycle as well
that vision you show would be a pos to ride
why does it need to be a copy cat,silly low seat, zero suspension bobber ?
they are so common, any idiot can build that ::)
or you don't care about creative function ? hmmm ?
« Last Edit: Jun 03, 2014, 02:19:11 by xb33bsa »

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #26 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:19:49 »
Subscribed to build, I've been waiting for all the haters to be finished.

You could have been waiting forever... glad to see you on board!

I've also been playing with gauge face designs, and tea/red wine/balsamic-staining. Or what my girlfriend refers to as "doing craft".


« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:13:16 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #27 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:22:46 »
but could you make it steam punk cool and a good rideable motorcycle as well

Sure.



I ride it most days.
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 22:13:29 by Noddy78 »
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #28 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:29:48 »
i like it :D
 the vision you have for the 750, sucks,function-wise
i mean really ??? a low seat bobber ?
« Last Edit: Jun 03, 2014, 02:32:22 by xb33bsa »

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk Bobber Thing
« Reply #29 on: Jun 03, 2014, 02:36:13 »
i like it :D
 the vision you have for the 750, sucks,function-wise
i mean really ??? a low seat bobber ?

a) Glad to hear it.
b) It'll have wheels and an engine, they'll be attached to one-another, it should get the job done.
c) Yes. What would be the point in doing the same thing all over again?
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0