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[solved]My first project bike!

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 5:45 pm

actually they do, but have always thought what's the point putting it on a mild steel coloured axle? ....same as the swinging arm... also if I did there's no way I'd use ally so works out expensive if you want it coloured as the only option left is Ti.

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 6:04 pm

Perhaps they'd make you a gold ti axle to match....
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Post by Ayrton F on Tue 27 Jan 2015, 9:31 pm

Just wondering what you used to prep the brake mounting plates before spraying ?
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 28 Jan 2015, 2:41 pm

Ayrton F wrote:Just wondering what you used to prep the brake mounting plates before spraying ?






soaked in jizer to get any grease off which isn't entirely necessary i guess and then a good wet and dry using 250 & 400 grades then a clean with hot soapy water - dried with heat gun and then a wipe down with isopropyl or white spirit then heat till its warm with a heat gun which will evaporate the alcohol and help the paint cure later. mask off the areas you dont want coated with bolts and insulation tape if absolutely necessary.

then a few light coats all around while hung then dried in the oven at 140deg for 10ish mins each time letting cool till you can touch it without burning yourself it each time till its taken on the colour and then when you're feeling brave do a heavier wet looking coat just but not till the paint runs which is easier if you do one side at a time again drying in the oven.

i removed the tape before going in the oven most times but oddly didn't fair at all badly when i forgot. then left it 24hrs and tidied up the edges I didn't want painted.

no idea if this is a good way of doing it but picked up various pieces of advice from around and muddled my way through - black is a pretty forgiving colour and I guess we'll see how long it lasts Smile

started the front one, just haven't time to tidy it up yet...





its not perfect but certainly passable, takes about 3hrs and £9 a can for the paint
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 3:56 pm

been awhile since any update as its been pretty slow going... got the rider pegs on which actually look pretty good (well as good as rider pegs can be!), got my steering lock problem resolved and in re-assembling the parts to do so pushed the stanchions 15mm through the yoke instead of the 10mm I had previously done. next will be getting the braking system sorted out.

The calipers are already dismantled and have quite a few bits on order to rebuild the master cylinders and get some braided lines on so hopefully should have something picture worthy in a few weeks.

till then here are some pictures from the phones camera roll....









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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by stormbringer on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:30 am

alexknight2000 wrote:
Select 2nd gear with clutch pulled in but as soon as you do it will cut out.

When not started it will selct each gear.

Won't turn over if we have it in gear and the clutch held in.

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'Won't turn over' - as in 'killswitch engaged'-completely-silent?

If the engine stops when a gear is selected, could it be something electric?

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:55 pm

Nice work JerryFudd.

Are people missing out on your progress, because the thread has been marked as 'solved'? Can you remove the 'solved' icon?... Clearly it's a long way from solved....!

I wouldn't want people to miss out on the rebuild of the 'most expensive CB500 on the planet'!
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by skyrider on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:03 pm

Does that include the cable ties
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:05 pm

I just figured people weren't interested lol Smile

I accidently hit the solved thingy awhile ago and couldn't see how to remove it
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by skyrider on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:14 pm

Keep it rolling jerry we are all well interested we all like to see the birth of a new project
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Gonzumzum on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:29 pm

Definetly interested!
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:51 pm

greeted by this sight when i got home today Very Happy

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Beresford on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:10 pm

Aawwww. Kittens in a box under a lot of packaging.........
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:14 pm

He's bought more OEM zip ties hasn't he?!?!?!?!?!
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:17 pm

not this time....... it's just bits replacing the rusted shite around the rear MC, discs, pads, and bits for the calipers
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by badseeds on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:33 pm

jerryfudd wrote:greeted by this sight when i got home today Very Happy


Wahey! This reminds me that I'm expecting some backorders from Mr Silver.

Your bike's coming along at an incredible rate. Most projects fall by the wayside (a few on here have), but you don't seem to have lost enthusiasm. What's your secret?
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:35 pm

a severe case of unhealthy obsession and ocd Rolling Eyes
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by badseeds on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 10:36 pm

jerryfudd wrote:a severe case of unhealthy obsession and ocd Rolling Eyes

No wonder you and John get on so well Very Happy
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Beresford on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 11:12 pm

badseeds wrote:Your bike's coming along at an incredible rate. Most projects fall by the wayside (a few on here have), but you don't seem to have lost enthusiasm. What's your secret?

's obvious. Some supplementary disposable income of which 'er indoors has not been made aware
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Gonzumzum on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 11:15 pm

badseeds wrote:

jerryfudd wrote:a severe case of unhealthy obsession and ocd Rolling Eyes



No wonder you and John get on so well Very Happy

Even without knowing the real name, i can place a million dollar bet for the guy who goes by the name of that "John"....Smile

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:22 am

Did someone call me LaughingVery Happy

OCD - Me?......
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 3:05 pm

one from under all those parts yesterday....



and for today....... 42T JT rear sprocket, S/S sprocket nuts and S/S disc bolts and a new rear MC



and to top it off..........



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New OE Honda Lockset Very Happy 



found on eBay by sullivj brand new and obtained for the bargain price of £73...... delivered Very Happy:D:D
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by skyrider on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 7:21 pm

OH yes a big box full of new toys Very Happy
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 12 Feb 2015, 2:08 pm

another day....... another box........



not all mine though 3 sets of brake lines from HEL
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 12 Feb 2015, 2:26 pm

Wow. That lockset was a good find.... what d'ya mean 'you don't want to have three different keys for one bike?' Smile

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