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  1. jordandogtown

    DO THE TON BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019

    Oh wow, I forgot to check back since the title hadn't changed. I was satisfied with just being nominated, to win is really something. It may be rather small in the grand scheme of things, but really means a lot to be recognized by such like minded knuckleheads ;D Great race too, I have a...
  2. jordandogtown

    DO THE TON BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019

    Oh wow, what an honor. Not only to be nominated but alongside THE Frankenhonda (II). I graciously and nervously accept. On an unrelated note.... how many times can one lose BOTM and be re-nominated? ;D
  3. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Thanks Jim. Just as expected, the handling is pretty stiff and quick. I used every online calculator I could find, and the rake/trail came out pretty dang close to stock, just slightly improved. Kinda ironic considering all the work just made it "slightly better" than stock ;D But I'll take the...
  4. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. There have been so many killer builds on this site (all of yours included), and I appreciate the support/not pointing out how poor my decision making can be. I showed the bike at a very small inaugural motorcycle show in my little town this weekend. I got...
  5. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    I've realized two things over the last week; 1. this bike will never be "finished" and 2. this bike is definitely not a "tracker". Oh well, I'm counting it as a success. A lot of crazy stuff happened along the way, but at the end of the 11 months, I have something I'm pretty proud of. At best...
  6. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Yea it's definitely not the ideal setup. It's also not the last iteration either, as I'm sure we all know from experience. I've had so many different ideas with the exhaust that my mindset now is just "get it done, worry about that next year". My butt dyno is the only one I'll be using so I'm...
  7. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    The big show we go to is at the end of September, but there's a few little hometown, mostly car, shows I'd like to hit before then. The first is 9/6, which gave me a solid week and a half to finish this thing up. No big deal, just some loose ends left. I stuck a very small decal on the back of...
  8. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    I can't believe how quickly 2 months has passed. This summer has been filled with just about everything other than motorcycle building. I'm not sure if it's a lack of attention, or too much attention, that often finds me jumping from project to project. I rebuilt and wired an outdoor shop...
  9. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Over the past couple weeks I finalized the suspension, rear sets, shift linkage, and brakes. I did about everything I could with it on the table, then finally got the engine hoist out and set her back on the ground. All that's left (LOL) is electrical, some gaskets, a couple switches, exhaust...
  10. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    I needed to break up all the red somehow, but didn't want to commit to painting something else on top. After some youtubin' I decided to try out this new fangled vinyl wrap stuff all the kids are going on about. I picked up some generic auto vinyl from amazon and spent most of the day Sunday...
  11. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    I didn't document much of the painting process because it was one of the more stressful parts of my young life. I was in a (self induced) time crunch to get the engine painted, which led to taping and painting it under a carport during a light thunderstorm. The paint went on well enough, but the...
  12. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Long time no post. I've been slowly chipping away in the background, just less motivated to photograph and upload everything. The past month has been crazy busy as we've focused on some home renovations, travelling, farming, and a dozen other smaller distractions. No complaining though, it's...
  13. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    With warmer weather here to stay, I was finally able to start painting some smaller bits. I borrowed a blasting cabinet for an afternoon and bead blasted the rear wheel parts and whatever else I could fit in there. It was my first time using glass beads instead of sand and I really dug the...
  14. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Somehow the entire kickstand mount was sheered off the frame at the welds (I'm going to chalk it up to poor welds and coincidence rather than a PO being a sumo wrestler). Since I had to start from scratch anyway, I found someone on eBay parting out a CBR and had them throw in the kick stand with...
  15. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Same here. I tell her I'm just the supervisor - getting all the benefits with none of the work ::)
  16. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    Two solid options, thanks guys. I've got some good ol' shop rags and duct tape on the carb boots that seems to be pretty protective. I'll definitely look into the rubber plugs for the exhaust side as it seems a bit trickier to tape up. I'll be pretty gentle either way, just a regular garden...
  17. jordandogtown

    1979 CB750F Tracker (maybe?)

    I also managed to sell a bit more of the take off parts than expected and decided to splurge a little. I already have the carbs and battery upgraded, figured I might as well go with a digital ignition too. On top of the obvious performance upgrade, the Dyna has some pretty rad features built in...
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