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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 42969 times)

Offline hooligan998

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #230 on: Sep 16, 2018, 01:32:24 »
Amazing attention to detail.  Love the front brake setup.

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #231 on: Sep 19, 2018, 09:27:29 »
Looking fantastic - love the indicators and their lenses.  Did you make the lenses too?
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #232 on: Sep 19, 2018, 22:58:04 »
Nope, I'm not much of a glass blower! They're actually little map loupes.
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

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #233 on: Oct 28, 2018, 18:09:31 »
So I've been making slow progress for the last little while, just a few little bits here and there to get everything together. Getting all the control cables made up at the moment and getting Dad onto sorting out the electrics.

Also made a start on the fuel tank yesterday - a neighbour dropped off a few old tanks he'd butchered to use as battery covers for an electric bike he was making, and thought I could use them. Which threw a bit of a spanner in the works because I quite liked the shape of one of them. So I decided to try and re-butcher it into something I can use. The tank had the bottom cut out of it, and was too small anyway, so I've made a new base and am in the process of attempting to make it larger but keep the same general shape... we'll see how it goes!









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

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #234 on: Oct 28, 2018, 18:45:12 »
Fantastic, just fantastic!
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #235 on: Oct 29, 2018, 09:57:54 »
Nice man, looking killer.

Wondering about the muffler to ground clearance, how you gonna take right turns?  :o
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #236 on: Oct 29, 2018, 18:42:47 »
Wondering about the muffler to ground clearance, how you gonna take right turns?  :o

Heh, it's not as bad as it looks. The pegs hit quite a bit before the muffler does, it's actually relatively tucked-under and pivots pretty well over the centre-line (not quite obviously, but enough... well, should be anyway)...
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

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #237 on: Oct 29, 2018, 19:06:14 »
It's a hardtail anyway.  Not meant to be a carver.  You're better off than me, if you're making it to the pegs.  I'm at 4" on my hardtail, which is about the minimum to get halfway decent lean.  Though I have hit humps over sidewalks and such coming in and out of parking lots and gas stations.  Nothing major. 

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #238 on: Oct 29, 2018, 21:21:48 »
It's a hardtail anyway.  Not meant to be a carver.

Yeah, that was pretty much my thinking. Bumps are probably a bigger issue!
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 sebwiers

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #239 on: Nov 04, 2018, 00:57:12 »
Nice work on the whole thing.  Love the hard line front brake.



Is something I considered for my own build, since the bike comes stock with a cable actuated front mc which is now located on the bridge of my Hossack fork.  In the end I decided I didn't want to blow money on the hardware (or really know what was needed, though another builder filled me in on that eventually - I think their solution matches what you did).  I also decided I liked the look of my 1980's era spring wrapped hoses. 

Do you have any easy way of dealing with pulling the brakes off when needed, or is it just gonna be a matter of careful handling?  That seemed another possible sticking point, and given I've done field repairs (read bodge) like pulling off a caliper and strapping it to the bridge of the fork with a wrench holding the pads apart (done because the caliper was locking up), I probably went the right way for my ratty / abusive tendencies, but it is still an intriguing idea, and now I need to fax that sticky caliper anyhow...