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Author Topic: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area  (Read 4791 times)

Offline jordandogtown

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #50 on: Jan 23, 2019, 14:55:30 »
Paint turned out great man. I understand the struggle of having to paint in a basement in the winter.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #51 on: Jan 23, 2019, 16:14:16 »
Paint turned out great man. I understand the struggle of having to paint in a basement in the winter.
Thanks. I started the first epoxy primer coat in the basement because it was 3 then two days later it was 62 and blue skies so I finished up out in the garage. Denver has some crazy weather swings.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #52 on: Jan 23, 2019, 16:21:01 »
Thanks. I started the first epoxy primer coat in the basement because it was 3 then two days later it was 62 and blue skies so I finished up out in the garage. Denver has some crazy weather swings.


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I hear ya, same way in Kentucky. I'm trying to force myself to wait until Spring (although equally unpredictable) but it's going to be tough.

How easy did the epoxy go on? I haven't had any experience with it in aerosol form before
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #53 on: Jan 23, 2019, 20:12:53 »
At least the humidity should be lower in Denver.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #54 on: Jan 23, 2019, 21:33:44 »
Looking great. I have high humidity which makes a getting a smooth finish very difficult. Really enjoying, keep the pics coming

Offline enterlance

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #55 on: Jan 28, 2019, 14:08:31 »
I took the engine out while the bike was on the center stand and used a motorcycle jack and a few pieces of wood to support the motor then slid it out the right side.

To get the motor back in was much easier because the frame was by itself after  painted it so I had the motor sitting on the table and just lifted the frame onto the engine. Both times I was by myself.


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Thanks! Got the engine in (with a friend's help though). It wasn't that hard at all, just needed another person to help out lining up the bolts as I don't wanna scratch the frame paint. But you are so good and strong enough to do that yourself! Much respect.

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #56 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:42:50 »
Its been a while since I was here. The part number for the r6 is in the comments section of the video I shared.

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #57 on: Feb 01, 2019, 15:49:23 »
I hear ya, same way in Kentucky. I'm trying to force myself to wait until Spring (although equally unpredictable) but it's going to be tough.

How easy did the epoxy go on? I haven't had any experience with it in aerosol form before
The epoxy primer and paint laid down very well. It was about 55F and 20% humidity but the the guy I called at Eastwood said I should sit the cans in warm to hot water for about 15 minutes before spraying. Im very happy with the results. I cleaned the surfaces well but didnt smooth out factory imperfections in the metal so any small bumps or ridges are from that not the paint.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #58 on: Feb 01, 2019, 16:06:41 »
Man that turned out so good. I didn't think about the warm water trick. I'll definitely try that when I get there
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #59 on: Feb 01, 2019, 16:10:55 »
Looking good man, nice work
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