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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 55910 times)

Offline goldy

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #270 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:10:35 »
I wouldn't worry too much about patina on the white paint...if you use the bike, it will get that patina in no time all by itself.  :)
 
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Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #271 on: Jan 28, 2019, 20:51:59 »
Fabulous build. I like the white, maybe in pearl, I think it would age well with the rest. Looks great with out paint too. I'm not sure if you inspire me or make me want to hide in shame. Really enjoying the pics, thanks for documenting

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #272 on: Feb 14, 2019, 18:04:59 »
There's light at the end of the tunnel!

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 Maritime

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #273 on: Feb 14, 2019, 20:45:13 »
Nice
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Offline hooligan998

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #274 on: Feb 15, 2019, 00:21:54 »
Nice.  But is it just the exposure, or are those gauge lights really that bright?

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #275 on: Feb 15, 2019, 02:14:41 »
Nah, just long exposure. Brake and indicators might blind folks though... might need to dial those down a smidge...
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 Sonreir

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #276 on: Feb 15, 2019, 11:17:06 »
If they're LED, I generally start with a 1000Ω inline resistor.
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Offline DuckStew

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #277 on: Mar 22, 2019, 13:38:08 »
I can't decide if this build makes me want to run to the shop, or never pick up a wrench again.

Incredible work.

+1  :P

Incredible.

Offline Noddy78

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #278 on: Mar 31, 2019, 05:07:20 »
Thanks folks, awfully decent of you, but if you want to hang up your tools, check these guys out:

https://www.instagram.com/zillers_custom_garage/?hl=en ...or these... https://www.instagram.com/sosametalworks/?hl=en

That's my inspiration for the next one... but anyway, probably should get this one done first. Lots been happening that doesn't actually look like much... but all the fabrication is complete. All the timber is finished (and buffed and waxed to fucking SHINY!). And I've been playing with bluing and browning the frame, and I'm now on to painting everything. Hopefully this week will be finishing off all the painting and I'll be time to go back together!

Frame butchery (blued, browned and first coat of paint):







All the other metal bits also blued, browned and undercoated:



Handlebars with the same treatment and then final satin coat, so this will be the final effect on the frame (and other bits and bobs - hopefully... all going well):





Shiny, shiny battery box...



And of course everyone's battery box should be leather lined:



So, that's the state of play.. nearly there! Nearly...
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 cb250nproject

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #279 on: Mar 31, 2019, 06:27:13 »
There is next level, then there is this build two floors up from it


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