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Author Topic: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build  (Read 55570 times)

Offline teazer

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #320 on: Feb 20, 2018, 11:08:13 »
Don't forget that when cornering, the suspension is compressed a fair way -  so less lean angle available.

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #321 on: Feb 20, 2018, 23:39:03 »
Don't forget that when cornering, the suspension is compressed a fair way -  so less lean angle available.

Plus much of the time there is a rider on top.
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #322 on: Feb 21, 2018, 05:10:12 »
at this rate by the time I'm finished I may be too old to get a leg over it
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #323 on: Feb 21, 2018, 14:01:23 »
Looking good! Sure the real lean angle will be smaller but considering the lowered front that looks pretty good. A lot of nice work put into that bike too!


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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #324 on: Feb 21, 2018, 17:58:47 »
If you can imagine the top triple and switch block housings are anodised black, itís nearly there

Still want to finish the rear fairing the. Tackle the front fairing

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #325 on: Feb 23, 2018, 03:04:08 »
So Iíve been tackling the rear seat, sheís had a rough finish for quiet some time and needs to get prepped to spray



After sanding it with some 1200 grit I gave it a coat of filler just so it was more uniform to the eye and easier to spot the imperfections (there were a few



Then went back to sanding then got some bog to fill in some small air bubble holes that had become apparent after spraying it

Then I rubbed it back with some 800 then 1200 grit again before respraying the filler

Itís nearly ready I just need to cut the ends of the fairing near the tank so it all ties in

Then hopefully my brother will have finished the decals so we can get this bad boy sprayed



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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #326 on: Feb 23, 2018, 08:26:55 »
Nice, looks good. always good to mirror the tank and I like the way you tied it into the tank at the bolt point to clean that up.
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #327 on: Feb 23, 2018, 10:11:05 »
Looks Great... only thing I would change is to taper the seat panel to the same angle as the tank where they meet. Just my 2 cents  Edit: Oops...might help if I read it all huh..lmao Keep on keeping on !
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #328 on: Feb 23, 2018, 10:32:26 »
Dude that is one of the nicest, cleanest and most stylish seat cowls I've ever seen.  Kudos man, looks really great.
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #329 on: Feb 23, 2018, 22:12:24 »
Thanks for the feed back guys.
Iím finding it really difficult to tie into the angle of the tank as it keeps changing the whole way along there is no clear angle if you know what I mean.

In between sanding on the seat I thought Iíd have a look at this front fairing


Got myself some clear Perspex with the idea that when Iím painting it I can mask of where I want the small windscreen and it will all just be one continuous piece



So this is the rough shape



Then out with the heat gun

And the only thing I could find for a rough curve an old keg that I had tried to turn into a small spit.







Sheís a bit rough but it was just a test run I wasnít sure how easily it would shape but with the heat gun and the right mold I believe it would work a treat.

I have small round led lights about 47 mm diameter 3 of them Iím not sure how I will run them offset to one side, verdicts still out,

I may even abort the small LeD opting for a larger light, I kind of like the idea of the front fairing looking like a racing number for the original racing versions




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