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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #375 on: December 18, 2018, 03:40:58 pm »
Congrats on ID'ing the perp...now smack him/it around until it falls in line... ;)
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I'm sure you will be able to sort it out and get it purring...

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #376 on: January 03, 2019, 02:30:30 pm »
Still haven’t done anything with the leaky carburetor, or anything on the bike for a couple weeks really.

Ever since I put the OE clutch pushrod, I can’t get the clutch to release. I’ve tried a few orientations of the adjustment points, but I can’t seem to be able to figure out how to achieve full slack and then tighten things up from there.

The shop manual isn’t very helpful, and I can’t find anything on the forums that gets into this specific thing

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #377 on: January 03, 2019, 05:56:28 pm »
Clutxh spring bolts too tight? With older bikes I've ran into this a few times. Ive even been the culprit a few times as torque wrenches are not as accurate near the edges of their scale.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #378 on: January 04, 2019, 04:19:11 am »
That’s possible, I did put the stock springs back in - I had been using the springs from the 550 which are a good bit taller. With those installed, the oe pushrod wouldn’t even fit. The PO had added some washers to the original springs, but they were also running a pushrod that was way too short. So I thought the parts manual configuration would be appropriate for the stock pushrod

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #379 on: January 04, 2019, 06:57:11 am »
Ive found as the parts where in sometimes you need a 1 or 2 +/-  the torque the manual recomends. My 500 was not releasing at factory torque. I dropped 2lbs and it worked fine.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #380 on: January 04, 2019, 08:13:05 am »
Ive found as the parts where in sometimes you need a 1 or 2 +/-  the torque the manual recomends. My 500 was not releasing at factory torque. I dropped 2lbs and it worked fine.
Sounds very much like you need a better torque wrench. Or better springs.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #381 on: January 04, 2019, 11:34:30 am »
I definitely need a better torque wrench. Building a better tool set a few bucks here and a few bucks there.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #382 on: January 07, 2019, 11:01:27 am »
Finally got back into the garage today, clutch is working now. I have the adjusters at the ends of the clutch cable both backed out as far as they can go, and the slot on the left side cover for the actuator is counterclockwise from the level mark about 1/8”. It seems less than ideal, but if it works, etc.
Also, I’ve left my fuel valve open while I go run some errands, but I think I’ve gotten that part sorted as well. There was a tiny piece of purple plastic in the needle valve’s bronze inlet port keeping it from being able to close.

Still waiting for paint. Really looking forward to seeing what it looks like

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #383 on: January 15, 2019, 10:26:04 am »
What color are you goong Scramps?
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #384 on: January 15, 2019, 01:52:57 pm »


That’s the template I gave them. It’s Electric Gold and white

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #385 on: January 15, 2019, 05:20:03 pm »
Nice.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #386 on: February 15, 2019, 04:49:26 am »


Still no news on the paint, but I do have a shiny new replica gas cap to slap on there when the time comes



I was attempting to sand down my old one to get the pitting out and give it a nice brushed nickel look, but these old caps are tough!

The replica isn’t 100% identical. The sides are vertical rather than tapered, and the corners are sharper, but it seems solid enough.

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #387 on: February 25, 2019, 04:47:02 pm »
Get everything back from paint yet?
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #388 on: February 25, 2019, 04:50:21 pm »
Nah, I’ve been calling them once every week or so, keep getting the same answer. “We’re really busy, but we’ll get to it as soon as we can”

I can’t complain, the people that run that shop are practically family

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #389 on: February 25, 2019, 06:18:54 pm »
Can't wait to see them when they are done.
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #390 on: March 13, 2019, 01:52:28 pm »
News!







Still waiting on the side covers. The plastic they’re molded from wasn’t taking paint very well. Needed some glazing, or something along those lines. Also decided to scrap the stripes on the side covers. We laid it out and it just looked weird.

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #391 on: March 14, 2019, 02:37:31 pm »


Headlight bucket rat’s nest: eliminated

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #392 on: March 15, 2019, 10:44:16 am »
clean!
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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #393 on: March 17, 2019, 09:33:35 am »
Got everything back together and sorted. Clutch was slipping, got that straightened out.

Went for a quick 40 degree blast a few miles down the road and back a couple different ways.

This exhaust has a very different sound to it, it’s not obnoxiously loud, which is what I wanted.

Apparently I did not fix my overflowing carb bowl issue, so I’ll have to revisit that.

All in all, though, things are coming along very nicely

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #394 on: March 17, 2019, 09:55:56 am »
What's left on the TO DO list, Scramps?
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)

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #395 on: March 17, 2019, 10:07:31 am »
Side covers
Fuel leak
Good exhaust one day

That’s all I can think of at the moment. Of course there will be more things that I want to do later, but for now it’s nearly done.

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Re: 71 CB500 Restomod
« Reply #396 on: March 17, 2019, 11:34:47 am »
When i get my chopper done I'll bc parting out my non title 74 550. Has a pretty good set of 4 into 4 guns on it.
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