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  1. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    The rectangular mirrors went on because they were free, but all I could see was my elbows. Installed a vintage style bar end mirror today. Only $19 shipped and now I can see behind me while keeping a bit of the vintage vibe. It's really cloudy today, so pics kinda suck.
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    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    Well, apparently Avon is incapable of making a Speedmaster front tire that is actually ROUND. That's the second one they sent me. I do have to give a shout out to Summit. They honored the warranty even though I bought the original tire over a year ago, and are going to refund me for this...
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    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    Stock '00 Kat 750 coils/wires/caps and NGK CR9EK plugs.
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    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    I was about to hook up my IV fuel bottle and see if she'd start but decided to pull a plug real quick. They're basically impossible to pull with the tank in place. Last time, I checked for spark by taking a spare plug and laying it on the head. Pulling the #4 plug revealed the cause of my...
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    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    I got the choke cable back in place. That's a fiddly little sucker, and I don't know what is gonna keep it from popping out again. It could stand to be about two inches longer, so it isn't so tight when it exits at the front of the tank and goes up to the handlebars. I looked at a Bandit 1200...
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    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    Dug into the GS/Kat today. The petcock seems fine, fuel flowed like crazy when I sucked on the vacuum line. Plus, the petcock is actually a pretty good size, with a 6.5mm I.D. My guess is that it will flow just fine for the 750 engine. When I cross reference the Suzuki part number, the same cock...
  7. scott s

    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    Dyno tuning was on the to-do list when the bike decided to take a nap. The petcock bolts on with two screws, about 44mm apart. The DynoJet kit only came with needles and mains. I feel like a needle adjustment is in order. I also think the pilot jets could be changed, but I can't find crap...
  8. scott s

    1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750

    Still have this one, still not on the road. I definitely have some carb tuning/fuel delivery work ahead of me. When riding at normal speeds, part throttle, I could feel a sort of surging. I figured the pilot jets and/or mixture screws needed tuning. It pulls like a banshee up top, but will...
  9. scott s

    What should I do with this Z50R?

    Piranha 140.
  10. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    Yes Sir! By ONE vote, over a really nice 750F.
  11. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    HUGE thanks to everyone that helped me out!
  12. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    Got us a nail biter! All tied up, for the third time. It's been a real back and forth.
  13. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    It's a close one! I'm one vote away from tying, two from taking the lead! And that's against a really nice 750F. The 500/550's always have a tough time winning against the 750's.
  14. scott s

    Misc. CB360 Parts - Mainly engine components and some others

    Length,eye to eye? And a price shipped to 29730?
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    Misc. CB360 Parts - Mainly engine components and some others

    What shocks are those?
  16. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    This bike is up for Bike of the Month over at the SOHC4 forums. If you are so inclined, I sure would appreciate a vote! http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,182578.0.html
  17. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    My GF took some cool pics. She's better at that than I am.
  18. scott s

    Polishing engine covers on the bike.

    So I know HOW to polish engine cases and such. I have an OK buffing wheel set up, I know all about elbow grease and using different grades of sand paper, etc. I also know it's kind of a sucky job! I'm wondering about removing the clear coat while the covers are still on the bike. The engine...
  19. scott s

    Honda CB "sweep the floor" project, AKA: The Hippy Bike

    Well, I thought I fixed a leaky valve cover this morning, so I went ahead and set the timing and sync'ed the carbs. Turns out the leak just moved, but I did get to put the body work on and ride it around the neighborhood.
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