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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    I looked at the speedo cable today , I have a 78 CB125 that I was able to rob the cable off of, the cable fit the drive as I suspected it would so I cut the ferrule off of the old cable and the ferrule off of the CB cable. I was able to unwind the housing and get the rest of the cable out , I...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Removed the engine and ground the frame. I was able to move the engine about 1/4" to the left, the new chain came in today and it looks like we are in business ! I snapped a pic of the magneto cover as it had to be trimmed up as well, by looking at the first pic and then the second you can see...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Test ride was successful as in everything worked and it didn't break down however when I went to put it up yesterday the chain popped off, this is the second time it has done so both times at no speed. I decided I needed to have another look at the sprocket alignment. On a normal bike this...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    when I pull off the front wheel again to do some polishing on the hub I will see what I can find as far as stamps or part numbers, luckily the brake shoes are good so I shouldn't need any parts for this setup for a while.
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    I guess where the confusion is here is that the brake levers are original Suzuki T10, I got them off of Ebay and put them on this brake backing plate, this backing plate didn't have any, it looks just like the one you posted with Suzuki brake arms attached. I already have it all mounted on the...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Here is a pic of a GT380 backing plate, while it does have a brake arm stay it also has a notch and the speedo drive does not have a screw, I will post a pic up of the brake backing plate on mine later today, the wheel may be a GT380 IDK it came with the bike as did the backing plate, I did...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    So looking at this front wheel, I can't find anything Suzuki that matches up to it, I have been searching and looking at different front hubs and I believe this is a Honda 350-360 brake backing plate, two things I noticed , most of the Suzuki backing plates have a slot to locate the plate, this...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    I was able to sort the carb out using some parts off of an power equipment old carb and a conical shaped spring that I cut in two, while I had the choke plate out I was also able to glance inside at the intake to carb mismatch,it was pretty bad so I addressed that with a die grinder and a...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Updating the thread with a few pics, I extended the left footpeg out with a spacer, cut up and rewelded a brand new heel toe shifter and welded some 1/4" stock to the bottom of the centerstand, I do have to weld a nut to the exhaust pipe for the heat shield and then all the welding is done. The...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Made a bit of progress yesterday , I got the engine mounted solidly, I also sorted out the carb mounting, the rear tire is back on , sprocket is mounted up and the sprocket carrier and rear brake backing plate have been polished up, the rear shocks are mounted, I had to go with CB360 rear...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Yep the sprocket arrived yesterday, I filled out their online form , about 30 minutes later i got a phone call, she said it would probably be on the UPS truck that day, that was Wednesday, Friday afternoon I had it in my hand and it fit perfectly.Another round of parts has been ordered, while...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Rear tire is mounted up, rear rim is cleaned and the spoke covers have been installed, I would have painted the spokes like on the front but this rim was very true and I didn't want to start over, custom rear sprocket was ordered Wednesday and they said they might get it on the UPS truck that...
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Rear tire is in as is the tube and today the 15mm wider front sprocket showed up, it was a good call going with the 15 instead of the 7 as it lines up pretty much dead on the money, I also noticed it was a 428 sprocket instead of a 420, I really wanted 520 but nobody makes one for this...
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    Venduro DT360 build

    I am going to get back on this as soon as I complete the Colleda project, just brought it back up so you will know it's not a dead project .
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    1963 Suzuki Colleda Black Betty cafe-ish build

    Front wheel spacers came in as did the tap for the front fork leg, everything went smoothly, the fork leg tapped out (pun intended) and the spacers were the perfect length so know the front wheel is centered and secured. I may have to grind down the boss for the brake stay arm a bit but it's...
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