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Offline Noddy78

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1025 on: June 26, 2019, 04:33:01 pm »
Faarrk.


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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1026 on: June 26, 2019, 07:15:57 pm »
that'll be rooted then
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1027 on: June 28, 2019, 07:38:05 am »
Noddy, I ran across this Guzzi today at a Waffle House outside Knoxville Tennessee. I showed the owner some pictures from this thread, he dug them
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1028 on: July 25, 2019, 05:17:35 am »
OK, final wiring almost done and we have lights (again)! Hopefully this week it's getting it all into the battery box and hooked up to the m-unit and we (should) be away! Also been playing with tarnishing all the brass and copper bits as it was kind of looking like a Christmas tree with them all shiny...









What a thing of beauty! After you finish, you had better start building shelves for all the trophies you'll be collecting.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1029 on: September 07, 2019, 09:00:05 am »
Just curious..did you finish your bike, Noddy?  I would love to see some "stand back and admire" shots if you have.  Such a glorious project.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1030 on: September 07, 2019, 09:25:03 am »
Just found this thread, started reading the very first page and jumped to the last to see what has transpired in several years...very interesting! Probably the only bike that I'd say has "warmth" with the brass, metal and frame details. Love the velocity stacks!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1031 on: September 08, 2019, 05:57:11 pm »
Yeah, sorry for the radio silence, I've been meaning to post up some progress but have just been a tad busy. Yup, Douglas is complete, now currently going through the registration process (which is turning into a bit of a marathon - only one engineer in the state who can certify it and they live 4 hours away, so he only comes down every couple of months) before I can get it on the road. I've got a dodgy first start up vid, but I want to do a proper "stand back and admire" final shoot once everything is fully squared away, then I'll post up the pics!

But upshot is he started 2nd kick and runs pretty well. Had some hiccups with 2 cracked carbs, and I had to pull the motor out again after a few heat cycles to re-torque the head bolts, so there's been lots of tweaking and tinkering but nothing very pretty to look at.  I've still got some carb tuning to do once it's on the road, but in general, so far, so good...

Pics to come... ;)

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1032 on: September 09, 2019, 12:46:40 am »
and 5 kilograms of autosol polish?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1033 on: September 09, 2019, 09:02:12 am »
Thanks for the update.  I'll look forward to seeing the finished bike.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1034 on: September 12, 2019, 03:43:41 pm »
Can't wait to see the pictures!

 

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