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Author Topic: CB450 Tracker  (Read 29162 times)

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #220 on: Jul 07, 2019, 23:41:35 »
I got the exhaust bracket made up and installed and then painted the pipes in "pot belly black", which comes up pretty good. I also made and installed the end cap which holds the baffle in place. It just needs sanding and then polishing and it will be good to go.

Offline crazypj

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #221 on: Jul 08, 2019, 15:27:10 »
The footrest bracket / exhaust hanger came out really well  8)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #222 on: Jul 08, 2019, 18:19:50 »
Thanks pj, it hasn't got the correct bolt in it yet as the pipes aren't done up tight at the front and need to come back a couple of mms further.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #223 on: Jul 11, 2019, 19:08:19 »
Yesterday I made up the chain guard (yes, we have to have them in Australia) by milling some slots in some aluminium angle iron and a radius around the back end.
https://i.imgur.com/cL7ixTK.jpg[/img]]
I then bent the back piece into shape and welded it together on both sides.
https://i.imgur.com/UDNukMV.jpg[/img]]
https://i.imgur.com/K5m27BX.jpg[/img]]
It was then sanded back and now just needs some brackets made to fit it up.

Offline Brodie

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #224 on: Jul 11, 2019, 20:51:00 »
Rad.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #225 on: Jul 13, 2019, 07:30:18 »
Thanks Brodie, not too much more to do now, although I do remember saying that a year ago as well ;D ;D

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #226 on: Jul 14, 2019, 00:14:02 »
Got my new brake lines fitted up. They were made by helperformance and are really well done, $150 delivered for the two with additional grommets seemed like a good deal to me.
I made up a little bracket for the front one out of some stainless steel welding wire. The speedo sensor cable can be cable tied to the brake line so that worked out well.
The rear one fits perfectly, just need to mount a couple of YZ hose clamps that I had previously and it will be good too.

Offline crazypj

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #227 on: Jul 17, 2019, 12:43:12 »
$150 seems pretty expensive to me but I don't know how well Australian dollar compares to US? I have stuff to make stainless lines but will only use it on my own bikes, too much of a liability issue (guess I've been living in USA too long now?)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #228 on: Jul 17, 2019, 17:46:44 »
Expensive, really? These are braided S/S brake lines, S/S fittings and banjo bolts, ADR approved and guaranteed for life. I checked the Spieglar site in the US and they are $82 for the front and $73 for the rear. $150 Australian is around $110 American so it sounds even better now.  :D :D

Offline spotty

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Re: CB450 Tracker
« Reply #229 on: Jul 18, 2019, 02:36:16 »
$150 seems pretty expensive to me but I don't know how well Australian dollar compares to US? I have stuff to make stainless lines but will only use it on my own bikes, too much of a liability issue (guess I've been living in USA too long now?)

a mate of mine used to work in a place that sold car performance stuff and they sold all the bits for making your own s/s lines for brakes, oil etc

i got all the stuff to make a pair of front lines for the vmax, had a proper mechanic make them up for me and was well pleased with the result until...

sitting on the freeway one night, slowed a bit to take a turnoff leaving it late so i could grab a handful of front brakes to tip in for the bend and all of a sudden,

 nothing

the clamping nut had come undone, the line had fallen out and there was brake fluid dribbling out of the line ( somewhat similar to the brown fluid dribbling out of my pants)

this had taken 6 months to happen, still no idea why but those lines came off and nice new clamped up ones went on
short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

south of the border, down melbourne way