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Re: Build 201
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2018, 09:44:51 pm »
Getting stuck into the wiring. Rear blinkers and stop light done. Working on front of the bike now. Installed the power arc map switch. Gives the option of 4 different ignition maps. You can rest easy Cal. Your 5 hour record is safe on this build. Burnt that up just on the rear lights :-)

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« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2018, 03:01:45 am »
You can rest easy Cal. Your 5 hour record is safe on this build. Burnt that up just on the rear lights :-)
I have noticed that time takes longer in the SoHem.  ;)
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« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2018, 11:26:55 pm »
Just about there with the wiring. Everything turns on and off, speedo lights up and starter engages when pressed. Will tidy everything up now so it looks organised. Ran out of wiring plugs so hopefully will arrive this week and can then finish off the headlight. Next on the list are the cr carbies. 

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #103 on: June 09, 2018, 11:35:18 pm »
Finished the welding of the gas cap. Turned out nice. Need to clean and reline the inside next. A friend recommended Kleen instead of por15. Does anyone have a preference?

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« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2018, 02:55:54 am »
A friend recommended Kleen instead of por15. Does anyone have a preference?
Perhaps it was "Kreem"? Kreem is widely regarded as the worst product here by many. POR-15 or Caswell seem to be the most recommended, and my preference of the 2 is Caswell. Its a 2-part epoxy, dries very hard and you can purchase it in a "clear" versus tinted formula.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2018, 03:35:50 am »
Electrolysis on the tank would be a good idea I think, then a Caswell liner...
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2018, 03:20:27 am »
Finished wiring tonight. Only had to change the hi/Lo beam headlight wires around but everything else seems to be working as it should. Pretty happy that's out of the way. Por15 turns up tomorrow so will attack the tank on the weekend. Just need the carbies to arrive and we can hit the go button. Still have to read the speedo manual to get that set up. The new motogadget is very nice. will have to re read that manual as well. Sooo much reading!!! 

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« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2018, 03:30:41 am »
The master cylinder looks like it’s full of engine oil  ??? What brake fluid did you use?
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« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2018, 04:37:18 am »
The master cylinder looks like it’s full of engine oil  ??? What brake fluid did you use?

I don't think its filled yet.  The tube below the res isn't full.  Looks like the res might me part black plastic.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #109 on: June 14, 2018, 07:06:56 am »
The master cylinder looks like it’s full of engine oil  ??? What brake fluid did you use?

I don't think its filled yet.  The tube below the res isn't full.  Looks like the res might me part black plastic.

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2018, 12:11:02 pm »
Nice work on completing the wiring and congrats. 
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2018, 11:55:51 pm »
Nice work on completing the wiring and congrats.

Cheers DurangoCB. starting to tick off the small milestones. She's starting to look like a bike again.

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #112 on: June 19, 2018, 11:58:43 pm »
The master cylinder looks like it’s full of engine oil  ??? What brake fluid did you use?

I don't think its filled yet.  The tube below the res isn't full.  Looks like the res might me part black plastic.

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Correct. It's the look of the Rizoma wave. Mind you I did have to look at the picture twice. Mmmm engine oil for brake fluid. Bet I wouldn't have been the first to try that one. :-)

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2018, 12:13:08 am »
The por15 didn't turn up until today so will attack the tank this week. Going to have to find somewhere warm to do it. It's only hitting about 10 degrees Celsius during the days. Have been fitting throttle cables, brake lines, clutch cable and doing the wheel alignment. Exhaust is being ceramic coated and will be back this week. Should be able to fit the tyres next week and get her standing up by herself :-). Working on the seat upholstery so as soon as carbies arrive should be all ready to hit the start button. Getting close.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2018, 01:48:31 am »
Exhaust came back from coaters today. Had it done in black ceramic. Added gold retainer springs to break the color up a bit.  Made up a hanger to keep everything in place. Added bracket to keep the external lines in place. Oil line bracket took 15 minutes to knock up but just loving how it turned out. Getting ready to attack the tank lining tomorrow.

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« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2018, 03:19:21 am »
Por-15 arrived last week so spend Saturday lining the tank. Was a freezing cold day so went to work and used a large industrial diesel heater to dry the tank between stages. Worked fantastic and kept me warm at the same time. Lining turned out really good. No pooling and a nice even coat throughout. A bit hard to get a good photo. Finished lining up the rear drive train and wheel and ordered a set of Pirelli Rosso 3's. Being fitted on Saturday. all going to plan should be able to have the bike standing up on her own by end of weekend. A bit of painting to complete the tank and seat to be fitted and once carbies arrive should be good to go.

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« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2018, 08:03:40 pm »
Front back on the ground. Working on rear now.

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« Reply #117 on: June 30, 2018, 05:13:11 pm »
Nice shoes! Looking good.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #118 on: June 30, 2018, 05:30:39 pm »
Looking so good! 
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #119 on: June 30, 2018, 07:33:03 pm »
I am glad I am not footing the bill on your build but I do admire it very much!
David stuck in the curvy back roads of "Upper East" TN

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #120 on: July 02, 2018, 12:55:39 pm »
The clutch mount and lever are also Brembo - what are they from?

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« Reply #121 on: July 03, 2018, 12:46:32 am »
The clutch mount and lever are also Brembo - what are they from?
The brake and clutch both came off a wrecked gsxr1000. PO had spent some serious cash on upgrades and then threw it off the side of a mountain. Right time & right price. He was ok. Bike wasn't.

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« Reply #122 on: July 03, 2018, 01:23:25 am »
I wasn't happy with the rear wheel. Spokes weren't lining up properly so took it to a local expert and he said he would have to redo it. He had to cut the spokes down and rethread them so they lined up with the correct holes. I was 1 hole out. So while waiting for the rear wheel to return I grabbed the tank and carbies off my other bike and took the plunge to get it started. Pretty pleased with the start up. Sounds quite deep and angry :-) so now we push on to finish.




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« Reply #123 on: July 03, 2018, 01:29:58 am »
Looking so good!
Cheers DurangoCB. liking the looks of your build too.

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« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2018, 01:39:49 am »
I am glad I am not footing the bill on your build but I do admire it very much!
I think I spend about 50% of my build time googling and chasing parts on eBay. i still can't believe what you can find if you spend the time chasing a bargain. I've never had a product not turn up. Some bits can take 3+ months to get here. I find the forum a big source of info on what bits to replace. But this will be the last CB I will do. Donor prices are just getting silly. we have to pay over 4K for a unregistered non runner.

 

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