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Re: '73 CB500 *** First bits back from Powder Coat***
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2014, 01:44:41 pm »
Have to get it anodized but need to install the micro switch first. I'm waiting on the switch from Revival Cycles. Pretty sure they've been busy getting ready for the Hand Built show in Austin this weekend.

Here's a rough pic though.

Damn, that's sexy. Robust mount, too.
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Re: '73 CB500 *** First bits back from Powder Coat***
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2014, 02:12:08 pm »
1/4" aluminum. Friction fit. For the price of those gauges I don't want it going anywhere!
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Re: '73 CB500 *** First bits back from Powder Coat***
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2014, 02:15:03 pm »
No joke. They're beautiful gauges but they cost a bloody small fortune.
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Re: '73 CB500 ***Bolts for Hardware Nuts***
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2014, 02:28:21 pm »
Especially when you add in the m-Unit, m-Button, m-Key, wire harness and switches. Oh, and multiply times 3 bikes at the same time. Uh, yeah, I'm broke!

Thank God for the kind folks at Revival-
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Re: '73 CB500 ***Bolts for Hardware Nuts***
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2014, 02:33:52 pm »
Especially when you add in the m-Unit, m-Button, m-Key, wire harness and switches. Oh, and multiply times 3 bikes at the same time. Uh, yeah, I'm broke!

Thank God for the kind folks at Revival-

Times two for the m-unit and m-button. Times one on the m-lock and Chronoclassic. I can definitely relate.
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Re: '73 500 - Bolts for Hardware Nuts
« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2014, 06:42:50 pm »
Things are starting to happen huh Cal? The hardware looks great. It's amazing what fasteners can do in the sex appeal department.
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Re: '73 500 - Bolts for Hardware Nuts
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2014, 06:48:13 pm »
The only thing really happening is the pile of accumulated parts is growing. The list of to-do's yet is growing. The bank account is dwindling. And I'm awaiting delivery of parts and pieces to conclude the engine build.

Fortunately, I have 3 other bikes that are consuming my idle time. All of which are, you guessed it, accumulating parts and awaiting delivery...

My wife and 2nd boy come home today from the Motorcycle Safety class (he's eligible for Learners Permit) with a bright idea of buying another bike! What the Ef? I need a vacation from these nut jobs.... :-\
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« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2014, 04:02:16 pm »
So another day of Xmas here in the mid-altantic. I came home today to a very large box, was expecting a tank from a member... Then, the darn thing was so heavy and had arrived so quickly, I was confused. A sharp knife and a wee bit of unpacking revealed-



That's the front 17x3.5 with Cognito hub on Sun rims. Geez, those guys at Buchanans do great work.

Side/side front and rear



Also, got my MotoGP back from ceramic coating. Did only the interior, leaving outside raw Stainless. Coated the collars as they will "attach" to the motor, be held permanently with 12pt nuts. Should look good-


Gee, I wonder what he'll bring me tomorrow!!

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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2014, 04:23:59 pm »
Those wheels look damn fine, Cal.
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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2014, 04:30:56 pm »
Holy crap. That exhaust looks so nice. The wheels look hot too but that exhaust is worthy of a rub.
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« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2014, 04:32:22 pm »
I sure hope the rest of the bike lives up to those hubs and rims.

I just got an email from Renowned Mr Rieck: "Head is all ported, nice chamber mods, guides modified and in the head. It looks great ;) "

Gotta figure, if he's happy with how it turned out, then it must be extra special nice for a mortal like me. The anticipation is being to kill me slowly-
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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2014, 04:35:17 pm »
Yep, Chris really does turn out a very nice product. They turned a tad "yellow" during the ceramic coating process (600 degree baking cycle) which is just fine. I brought them home, wiped them down really well with Denatured Alcohol to clean all tape residue of and any hand oils. Wrapped them up in bubble wrap, and tucked them back in the box they came in to store until its time to whip them out.

I'll say, the best part of his exhaust is the quick disconnect springs. I hate fussing with M6 nuts in tight spaces  :'(
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« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2014, 04:40:36 pm »
Yeah I have more pressing things to do with my bike but I'd sure love to have that exhaust and hate to cop out and do something like a Mac instead. I've considered trying to sell my stock 4-4 to offset things but, like we've talked about, I want to do this right. Hoping to get to ride it some this summer and then I'll start stockpiling parts and plan version 2.0 over the winter.
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« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2014, 04:42:43 pm »
Yep, Chris really does turn out a very nice product. They turned a tad "yellow" during the ceramic coating process (600 degree baking cycle) which is just fine. I brought them home, wiped them down really well with Denatured Alcohol to clean all tape residue of and any hand oils. Wrapped them up in bubble wrap, and tucked them back in the box they came in to store until its time to whip them out.

I'll say, the best part of his exhaust is the quick disconnect springs. I hate fussing with M6 nuts in tight spaces  :'(

Yes, the design is the most refined 4-1 Yosh style out there. The only thing lacking out of the box is a hanger.
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« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2014, 04:45:59 pm »
He installs a rear bung now, with a threaded screw. I used it to attach a spring to for my 550. I then connected it to my rearset bracket.
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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2014, 04:47:21 pm »
I sure hope the rest of the bike lives up to those hubs and rims.

I just got an email from Renowned Mr Rieck: "Head is all ported, nice chamber mods, guides modified and in the head. It looks great ;) "

Gotta figure, if he's happy with how it turned out, then it must be extra special nice for a mortal like me. The anticipation is being to kill me slowly-

When Mike is stoked about his craftsmanship you know you captured some lightning in a bottle. That motor is going to cook rubber.
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« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2014, 04:58:58 pm »
Subscribed, not sure how I missed this. Love the rims and exhaust.
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« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2014, 05:02:15 pm »
You took the words right out of my mind, Stev-o  :o
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Re: '73 500 - God bless my Powder Coater!
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2014, 08:53:19 am »
So today, I got to pick up the remaining major engine cases from powder coat. Almost ready to drop everything off to machine shop for boring the jugs for new pistons, and reassembly. But first, a few pics because I was too excited when I came home. Had to know how it was going to work out and look-




And with some 12pts set in place...







And with contrast of what frame color will be after powder coat...



Long live the Powder Coater!
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« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2014, 10:55:41 am »
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« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2014, 12:08:14 pm »
That's mighty fine looking PC.  The 12pt bolts provide a nice contrast, too.  Is the entire motor black, or are you contrasting covers, cylinders or the head with a different color?
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« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2014, 12:26:03 pm »
Entire motor and all covers black. Tappets, hardware and starter cover will be silver ceramic coat like hubs. Still waiting on my CR-26 kit from Godferrey. Pistons arrive tomorrow!
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« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2014, 12:31:11 pm »
Entire motor and all covers black. Tappets, hardware and starter cover will be silver ceramic coat like hubs. Still waiting on my CR-26 kit from Godferrey. Pistons arrive tomorrow!

Cal,

Is there any difference between Goddfrey's and Cycle Exchange's CR26 kit?
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« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2014, 12:37:34 pm »
When I contacted Jeff directly, he indicated that his kit was fully
complete. His has all the linkages, intakes, filters, etc. Whether they differ, only he can say.
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Re: '73 500 - God bless my Powder Coater!
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2014, 01:49:09 pm »
Those pics of your freshly-coated engine look amazing.  Not sure I can say the same about that rug/carpet though  ;)

Earlier in your thread you mentioned going with a simplified left-side handlebar switch to connect with the Motogadget m-button.  Do you have any pics of that, or mind elaborating on where you got it?  I'm also very curious as to how you'll wire everything up, particularly with the m-unit stuff.  I'm guessing you haven't gotten to that point yet.  I think a lot of people here would be curious to see how things turn out, I know I am!

 

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