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Author Topic: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica  (Read 4064 times)

Offline DesmoDog

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2019, 11:45:06 »
I'm just now seeing this, looks like a cool project! Nicely done

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2019, 17:32:56 »
I made some more headway on the gas tank. I got the parts cut out for the bottom and tunnel.

Offline Luugo86

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2019, 19:04:05 »
  I would say you have more tools and machines than 90% of ppl on this site. Nice metal work.
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Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2019, 19:28:14 »
And, I wanted the indentation on the side of thank for the quick fill, even though I wasn't going to use it. I make up a set of dies from some particle board that I had lying around, and stuck it all in the press.
I had to flatten out (stretch) the material around the perimeter of the panel after dimpling, but all in all it went pretty well. Dies like this are not very strong (I had to anneal the area of the panel that got dimpled) but they only took an hour to make, and you could probably use them a few more times before they gave up the ghost.

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2019, 19:36:47 »
I've been going back and forth on where to locate the battery. The RCB's located the battery in the typical location under the seat, but I've always loved the look of them located in the tail section. This was typically done when running a total loss electrical system where the alternator is removed, and the battery is changed at every pit stop/rider change.
I am probably going to sell this bike after it's finished, so I'm worried that the battery in the tail section might be too out in left field for some potential buyers.

Thoughts?

Offline irk miller

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2019, 21:36:40 »
I love it so far.  IMO, any battery location should be a reasonably easy access.  If the tail section provides that, I don't see it being too far out.  I assume we're talking LiFePO4, so there's not a concern to have weight above COG.

Offline Pete12

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2019, 08:36:31 »
Hey Rick, what make of 3d printer did you buy, I'm looking at getting one myself.
Nice work on the bike too, very impressive.

Offline Rick4004

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2019, 10:11:41 »
Pete12 - I bought a Creality CR10. The build size is 12" x 12" x 16"H. Since I bought mine 2 years ago they have done some upgrades, the best one being a filament sensor that stops the print if you run out of filament, and then allows you to start again when you load a new roll. Mine doesn't have that and that's the only negative comment that I would make about the printer. You end up with rolls of filament with just a little bit left on them.

Offline Pete12

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2019, 08:09:03 »
Thanks very much Rick, I'll look for one of them with a filament sensor, much appreciated.

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Re: Honda RS1000 - CB400F Mini Replica
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2019, 09:55:28 »
How about putting the battery under the seat hump to keep the clean look.  Batteries don't need a lot of access for maintenance as long as they are kept charged.  Add a Battery Tender connection to keep it charged.  You could also add a door to the top of the seat for access if you were feeling trick.