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Author Topic: CB450 Tracker  (Read 31304 times)

Offline Aussie Steve

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #180 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:39:17 »
Seeing that the paint is rough already.  What about staying with a gnarly finish and lay truck bed liner on it?

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Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #181 on: Jan 31, 2019, 07:38:48 »
Huh, never really thought about that Steve. I talked my brother but he's still keen on a nice gloss black.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #182 on: Feb 12, 2019, 00:08:09 »
Got my seat colour coated in Commodore sting red. I now need to rub it back and then stripe it in orange with white pinlines and then clear over the top. I still need to finish a couple of repairs to the tank and then I can do the same with it.
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I also painted the frame in black enamel, and it came out quite good, I think. Tomorrow I will paint the swing arm in silver and then assembly can start, who-hoo, can't wait.

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #183 on: Feb 12, 2019, 12:21:14 »
Looking great man!
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Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #184 on: Feb 12, 2019, 23:15:58 »
Looking great man!
Thank you very much.
Got some of the frame assembled today, forks in, swing arm and shocks in, handlebars on etc. I am still prepping the seat and tank for final spraying, then I have to rebuild the engine, but that's not a big deal. Hopefully I can get it close to finished before I have to go back to Vietnam.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #185 on: Feb 17, 2019, 00:32:59 »
I now have a rolling chassis. I need to finish the tank and seat and then I can rebuild the motor and install it, then do all the wiring. Not too much left now.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #186 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:42:20 »
Seat and tank in position, just need to finish the painting...


Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #188 on: Feb 20, 2019, 01:45:22 »
Hell yeah, looking awesome!   8)
Thank you.

The weather isn't too good here at the moment so instead of painting I decided to pull the motor apart. I removed the stator and then went to the other side and found I did not have a tool for removing the oil slinger, so I spent an hour making one up. I milled the slots out and then welded it onto an old socket and it worked fine.
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Once the cases were all apart I spent hours cleaning them up with degreaser and a power washer. They came up quite well, but I have a mate who has a water blaster so I might see if he can blast them for me. If I do that and they come up as well as I expect then I may just leave them bare, and paint the cylinder, head and sidecovers. I think that will look quite good.

Offline johnu

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #189 on: Feb 28, 2019, 11:55:38 »
My favorite build on here right now!  Awesome work I love all the handmade parts.  Did you do the triples on a cnc mill or conventional?