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  1. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    So I finally played with the 350 engine again tonight. Long story, but a new project has been getting all my attention. Cleaning out the oil pump to continue engine assembly and cracked the holder for the screen taking it off. Any problems running it as is or should I go find a new one?
  2. CALfeRacer

    Bike Stolen in Oakland CA

    Well, its been over a month and no word from the cops or any leads from the reward ads I posted in the area. Looks like it's time to look for a new bike to replace the SV1k. Since I've been looking on all the for sale sites/apps daily hoping to catch the SV, I've also gotten idea of what I'd...
  3. CALfeRacer

    1970 CB350 Spring Thaw Hellride

    What size are the Mikunis on this 350? Getting ready to buy a set for my 350 build and had planned on getting 30s but sounds like those might be too big?
  4. CALfeRacer

    Bike Stolen in Oakland CA

    Thanks guys! I’m keeping an eye out on marketplace and OfferUp too. Posted a reward ad on Facebook marketplace too. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
  5. CALfeRacer

    Bike Stolen in Oakland CA

    Hi guys, a couple days late but hoping for some help... 2020 has been off to a great start with one of my bikes getting stolen from the driveway of my apartment in Oakland late at night/early in the morning on January 7th. If any Bay Area/California members could keep an eye out and let me know...
  6. CALfeRacer

    CB125S "Susie" Take Two

    Well, last night I tried starting it with my dad holding the gas bottle up in the air. After 15 minutes or so, I was actually able to get it running for ~30 seconds. Even almost revved out too. Funny thing is though, after that I couldn’t get it to start again. So, since the gas bottle was...
  7. CALfeRacer

    CB125S "Susie" Take Two

    Hm, interesting. Right now my gas tank is just a water bottle zip tied to the frame, since the tank got a bit rusty after sitting for 6 years. I’ve got the parts for a 12V conversion but also want to just get it running on 6V to start. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
  8. CALfeRacer

    CB125S "Susie" Take Two

    Mega thread revival here... Got Susie back to my parent’s house so I can try to get this project rolling again. Bought a new carb (VM22 copy) and threw it on. After a couple hours of trying to get her started and a bruised calf I’m stuck scratching my head. Spark is good, timing is set so...
  9. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Separated them again and really cleaned out both, still not sitting flush, so I figure this is as low as they’re gonna sit. I’ll take them to a machine shop to get it flattened and the cylinders cleaned up. Bottom end of the motor is together so really just need to get this sorted to finish the...
  10. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Update: after 1 hour I can still feel a bit of a lip above the block on the left cylinder. Right feels good though. Gonna leave it at temp over lunch and check around 1. Update 2: it feels a little better after cooling off, but there’s definitely still a bit if height difference. Any chance...
  11. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Here’s the new setup. Let the furnace get up to about 350 with the cylinder in there, then put the steel block on top. Gonna let it sit at temp for an hour or so, then turn it off and furnace cool. Hopefully it works!
  12. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Good to know. Don't have access to a hydraulic press so I'll just plan on using the same setup as before but put some blocks on top of the sleeves to seat them down. On another note, anyone input on the best way to clean up the bores? They were machined before I bought them, but have been...
  13. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    We’ve got a bunch of steel blocks/spacers etc. for test fixtures, think I could get away with just putting a couple blocks on top of the sleeves to hold them down while heating/cooling? Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
  14. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Back again... building the engine and realized the tops of the sleeves don’t sit flush with the cylinders. Assuming this isn’t right, do I need to drop them out again and do a better job of cleaning the space between them or is this something where I just need to take it to a machine shop and...
  15. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Thanks for the help everyone! Good cylinders are in the good (but very dirty) jugs. Second pic shows my setup, we don’t have any bricks so unistrut had to do. All of them dropped right out, except one of the good cylinders which took a few light taps to get out.
  16. CALfeRacer

    The Twinstar Project

    Thanks! The left side is definitely going to need a re-do, it cracked in a couple spots when I was heating/bending it. That line on the bottom is basically just where the battery ends and then straight up along the line of the frame, I do like the idea of rounding it off though.
  17. CALfeRacer

    The Twinstar Project

    Put the side covers on today. Not thrilled with the left one, but the right one came out good. I just sprayed them with some leftover blue paint I had laying around. Paint reacted weird in some spots, not sure why. I did also spend all of about 2 minutes prepping for paint though.
  18. CALfeRacer

    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/palo-alto-honda-cb/6946876350.html Looks super clean, someone in the bay wanna restore?
  19. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Maybe I’ll go back and dig around to see if I find something. As far as my current situation, I’m going to need to swap the sleeves or find a new set, the set in the good jugs are toast. The 0.50 pistons I have slide in easily, with the rings on them. I have no clue how the 0.25 pistons that...
  20. CALfeRacer

    Is this Toast?

    Also, the GS piston swap is only for the 360 right? For some reason I feel like back in the day when I was first “planning” this build I read that it didn’t work with the 350 for some reason. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
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