Cafe seems to morph into fighter

ctluba

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Custom Ctluba cooler bracket. Just "roughed out" right now. Edges will be striaghtened up and smoothed and painted after welding. The small "v" on the end on the straight piece will be welded to the steering head just above the steering stop.



On the cooler



Sorta where it will be on the bike, little tighter up under the lamp



Fittings to come off the top of the cooler to the lines



Can someone look at thier 1100 or 900 and tell me if these fittings are supposed to be pointing outboard, like this, or switched around and pointing inboard :?: :? :?:

 

teazer

Active Member
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Don't stock hoses come up between the center pipes as a pair ie close together, so that would mean swapping the fittings around.
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Yup! As long as you use a brass wheel and nothing more abrasive(don't ask how i know this...) you can rip right thru old dead gaskets like a charm.
 

Nein_Collins

Never mess with a wookie
ctluba said:
Can someone look at thier 1100 or 900 and tell me if these fittings are supposed to be pointing outboard, like this, or switched around and pointing inboard :?: :? :?:
I'll check for you when I get home tonight
 

ctluba

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Thanx smity, but I already got the info on the CB forum. They go as pictured, to be able to clear the oil filter. ;D
 

ctluba

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I was a little concerned that the small length of steel I was going to use to mount the cooler to the steering head may not have enough strength during riding, vibration and hitting bumps etc. I knew I would use that stock brake stay someday!!! Much more meat to it. Plus being a pipe it supports itself much better than a flat piece of steel stock.



I looked up "bad ass" in the webster dictionary and I saw the following photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D :mad: ;D :mad: ;D











I rocked the front end back and forth to full steering lock, since the set up is welded to the frame there were no problems with the cooler or the lines. I was originally planning to have the lines run to the top of the cooler, but the headlight would hit them, so I ran the lines to the bottom of the cooler. I held my breath, hit the strat button, and she fired right up. After a few tense moments the oil light went off!!!!!!!!!!!!! Runs great, I am so stoked that I pulled this off. Well, I should wait until I can take a shake out spin, but so far so good!!! :D 8) ;D

Ya, Ya, I need a front tire!!! ::)
 

ctluba

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thebronze said:
Looks good.....

But what about "drain back" into the sump??
What do you mean??? This is a CB1100F oil pump set up. I used all the stock parts except for the cooler. As far as how the pump functions and handles oil flow, output and input etc, I let the Honda engineers worry about that.
 

ctluba

New Member
Garage Rat said:
Can you show me exactly what you did for your lines please?
Hey Rat, what exactly are you lookin for?? The lines are attached to the stock fittings on the oil pan. They run along the frame tubes, up over the triple and down to the cooler fittings. I put a few zip ties along the frame rails to keep the lines centered and away from the header. I also used the stock 1100F line guards which are like big springs that the hoses run through.
 

ctluba

New Member
The oil lines do not attach to the pump. The dual chamber pump is located on the side of the motor near the front sprocket.

Pump on bike (actually a pic of the stock 750 single chamber pump before removal)



line fittings on front of pan



The 1100 pump has two chambers. One pumps oil through the motor, the other pumps oil through the cooler.
 

ctluba

New Member
If the bike has an oil cooler, it has a dual pump. I think all the 900s had coolers stock. Well, I know the 900F had a cooler, not sure about the C.
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Looks pretty spiff mate but you're gonna want a 2nd mount or at least a brace at the bottom of your cooler. You're only stopping movement along one axis at this point and the bottom of that WILL oscillate back and forth until it fractures the strip mount on top.
 

ctluba

New Member
This is the first mock up of the mount. I can tell you one thing, the mount itself is SOLID!! After my buddy welded it I held it like a handle and picked up the front of the bike just to test its strenght, didnt budge.

If you are talking about the cooler itself flexing, I did not consider that. The thing is very rigid and compact. I dont think it will move at all. The "casing box" or "frame" of the cooler is strong. I will take a look at it again though and maybe tac in a small brace from the bottom edge just prevent any flexing, definately wouldnt hurt anything. ;D
 
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