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Offline JustDennis

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #825 on: December 06, 2016, 08:22:36 am »
Pretty neat


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1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #826 on: December 06, 2016, 02:16:01 pm »
Nothing like the adage, Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

American sentiment of no replacement for displacement.  If it is good with 150hp then it ought to be great with 200-300-400 or more...

How does it go? If some is good, more is better, and too much is just enough.

Nice work Andrew, keep it coming.


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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #827 on: December 06, 2016, 02:20:58 pm »
you are thorough!

Well, the can says 6-10 coats, and I really don't want to have to re-coat it anytime soon, plus it's not that hard to whack a few extra coats on to be sure... so, you know, why not!

American sentiment of no replacement for displacement.

I'm assuming by the RAF part, you're of British background? 122 Squadron?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #828 on: April 19, 2017, 05:07:00 pm »
Any updates?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #829 on: April 19, 2017, 07:10:49 pm »
I sent him a PM about 3 weeks ago, he had been working a lot on his house.. Wanted to get back on the bike soon. Cant wait..
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #830 on: April 19, 2017, 08:22:12 pm »
I get nothing but black x's on this thread.  Sounds interesting from what I could read.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #831 on: April 19, 2017, 09:14:58 pm »
I get nothing but black x's on this thread. 


Try another browser or computer, it's not the thread.  The level of craftsmanship is very impressive. 
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #832 on: April 19, 2017, 09:55:07 pm »
Dang - I was in Tassie for a couple of weeks recently and I did not think to drop a line and call by for a personal admiration of the work.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #833 on: April 20, 2017, 10:15:33 am »
I get nothing but black x's on this thread.  Sounds interesting from what I could read.


If you are checking in via an office intranet a lot of comany security filters block photos from sites like Photobucket. I often have to switch over to my phone to view pictures when at work.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #834 on: April 20, 2017, 02:17:48 pm »
Noddy,
Any updates?
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #835 on: April 20, 2017, 07:22:31 pm »
 He said April 2nd... a month or two, and full steam ahead on the bike..
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #836 on: April 20, 2017, 09:29:36 pm »
Hi Folks,

Yep, house is almost sorted, builders only have another few weeks to go. Then there'll be a few bits and pieces I'll have to make, and THEN... back onto the bike! The new workshop as of a few months ago (about as bike-relevant pics update as I've got!):



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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #837 on: April 20, 2017, 11:51:30 pm »
Nice..can you put a hoist trolley on that I beam ?
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #838 on: April 21, 2017, 12:02:01 am »
Can't see why not!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #839 on: July 09, 2017, 05:07:15 pm »
Okey Doke... House is built, garage is mostly put together and I can start fiddling with Douglas again (the actress said to the bishop). Just in time for Photobucket to go crazy on me.. so looks like I'll be spending some time rebuilding this thread too... in the meantime, finally got my welding trolley made and got to do some little touch-ups on the frame:

First I needed to make something to touch it up with...



Hmm... wrong kind of touching up... maybe they'd work better here...










Still got some tidying up to do, but the general idea is there.

Now, off to rebuild this entire bloody thread...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #840 on: July 09, 2017, 06:53:20 pm »
That looks pretty damn good, Noddy.  Have you thought of plating the frame?
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #841 on: July 09, 2017, 06:58:36 pm »
The plan at the moment is to go a textured matte black powdercoat, to match the rims.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #842 on: July 09, 2017, 09:14:10 pm »
The plan at the moment is to go a textured matte black powdercoat, to match the rims.

Nice.  I was just thinking (wildy) about all of your finished embellishments and thought, "Damn! A nickel plated frame would be killer!"
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #843 on: July 09, 2017, 09:17:37 pm »
Yeah, I've ummed and ahhed a lot about the frame finish, and I love the nickel idea, but I think the textured matte black will work a bit better with all the other black, and feel a bit more like iron. Plus hopefully it'll cover up some of my less-than-pretty welding skills...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #844 on: July 10, 2017, 12:15:57 am »
Yeah, I've ummed and ahhed a lot about the frame finish, and I love the nickel idea, but I think the textured matte black will work a bit better with all the other black, and feel a bit more like iron. Plus hopefully it'll cover up some of my less-than-pretty welding skills...

There are some clever finishes you can do with chemicals and heat to raw steel that will give it a dark iron look, like metal blueing and such. Or galvanising.

And I hear you on Photoshop - what's with the "pay us money now so others can see your photos you have shared for the past six years".
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #845 on: July 10, 2017, 03:08:40 am »
Yeah, way back in the bowels of this thread I messed about with some of that stuff... pages 23 & 24.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #846 on: July 29, 2017, 03:32:26 pm »
Awesome build Noddy!! Can't wait the see the finished project!!
Keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #847 on: September 24, 2017, 02:45:08 am »
This is one good looking project. Love how you are making it very unique.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #848 on: September 24, 2017, 03:03:08 pm »
There are some apps you can load on Chrome or on FireFox that have been written to work around Photo_ucket's block.  They work for now , and will continue until Photo_ucket will modify things to block that workaround.  It changes the image request to look like it is a different type of image request, allowing them to be processed and displayed.  I would recommend you add them and then go about uploading the images directly to replace them so they do not go away in the future.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #849 on: September 27, 2017, 12:28:30 am »
That is looking so nice!  I also have been considering nickel, I just dont think ill have the patience to get the frame 'perfect' enough for it  :-X

I like how you capped off the lower subframe. I did mine a different way, but kinda like how yours has more 'weight' to the bottom bar.


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