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Yep, I like dis bike! Nicely done man.
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Either bike would likely do well. Looking at production numbers and prices of CB's and how affordable they are. They would likely take the cake. My business isn't really about making custom parts for one type of bike though. Granted while I will be making my own custom parts to sell to the general public, the Business model really caters to people who want custom parts without the fuss of spending hours in the garage making something out of cardboard or foam. Using the knowledge and skills I've acquired through my post-secondary degree and own personal experience I would be offering CAD modelling, FEA analysis, and affordable physical prototyping through the use of additive manufacturing methods with the hopes of eventually getting my own CNC.So, which one do you think custom parts would sell well for?
If I do any future work on the bike I'll likely go all out. Get new carbs and the works. But we'll see what happens.I'm only kidding man, I'd love to get my hands on an old beemer but they're rare as hen's teeth here too. Plus I love these DOHC's so my vote was always going to be rigged.
If Auxiliadora was mine, I'd start by finding out where the oil leak's coming from. If it's base gasket you may get away with simply torquing down the head bolts a bit (no need to remove the engine for that). Or maybe the cam chain tensioner bolt on the front of the engine has stripped the threads from the head, or the bolt itself is missing its o-ring. If the threads are stripped you can fix that with a TimeSert or HeliCoil - also a job you can do without removing the engine from the frame. Check all your crankcase bolts of course to make sure they're tight, and also side covers etc. A jobber gasket on one of those side covers can create a leak really easily too.
Are you strapping your bike down a lot? Onto a work table, trailer, something like that? Over-tightening the straps on the front end of your bike can blow out those seals pretty well. Are you over-filling the forks with too much oil? That'll blow them too. Also, what state are your upper fork tubes? If they're pitted that'll cause a leak. It's always worth trying the quick fix of running some thin plastic (like a cut coke bottle or something - you can find the template online) and running that around the inside of the fork seal to dislodge any crap that's built up there.
Ditch the pods and run a stock airbox with those carbs. I'm sure you've heard that 100 times already. Your bike will run so much better with that set up. Or buy some Murray's Carbs for your bike (they come with pods) or CR 29's if you're feeling flush.
Stick some better shocks out back. Progressive, Hagons...lots of options that'll make the ride so much better.
Me, I'd definitely put some tracker bars on it too, but I'm a lot older than you. Clip-ons tick the style box for sure but you might enjoy the ride more in a more comfortable position. Judging by the above photos you don't much like the left clip-on anyway
You've got a nice bike there mate.
That picture is just an arbitrary one I found online! I don't believe I got an OEM gasket kit, I got it from 4into1.com. Any recommendations for where to get an OEM gasket kit?There should be a flared nut on that bolt. You can see it here on my engine rebuild -
That may help with the leak. Did you rebuild the engine? If so what base gasket did you use - jobber or OEM? I used a jobber the first time (along with jobber cylinder stud o-rings). Although the gasket seemed ok, the problem I had was with the o-rings, they were slightly too large which meant the cylinder didn't seat properly = oil leak. Had to tear the whole thing down again and switched out for OEM. Won't make that mistake again.