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Offline Kelly E

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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2019, 08:22:45 pm »
Do you know what style of bars you are going to make?
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2019, 06:29:59 am »
Yes.
Kelly I'm going to go similar to wants on it in style. But insteat of "Z" bars I'll make a window bar.
"Lowes Specials"
Im cutting up 2 old sets of 7/8 for the clamp and control areas and making the rest with black iron gas line + fittings amd a piece of wrought iron rail banister.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2019, 11:13:32 am »
Got to work for a bit today. Mounted the sissy bar. Still have to get some differebt length boths and roind tubing for spacers. Then trim down the bracket. But its on there. Threw the 9 buck trailer taillight i had laying on the shelf at it.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2019, 07:46:34 pm »
Got the bars mostly done... Have to grind a small weld and reset one of the gripping bars. I missed my mark on it. Other than that a successful run for a short eve.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2019, 05:09:16 pm »
I like the bit in the middle.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2019, 05:36:19 pm »
I got a rectangular vintage light, MarchaL I think. Clear lens  on all .
 Might have a pair of a bit smaller  rectangular lights ..
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2019, 09:36:37 am »
Thank you Kelly. Its rail banister held with some 3/4 to 3/8 reducers.
Frank i send you a PM about the lights.

Finished them up for my part just waiting toget them finish welded later this week.
Reshaped the sissy bar bracket. Now on to filling the holes in the rear fender.
Eventually trueing the rear wheel.
Still biding time waiting fornthe lift to come open at the GFs dads house to get it raked.
Somethings you wait till a real welderband someone with exp is avalible.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #82 on: April 28, 2019, 07:38:11 pm »
Made a shifter with a crusty doorknob I picked up at the flea market. Mounted up the drag pipes as well.
Picked up a piece of 2.77 all thread to center the knob. Still got about 10 inches left.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2019, 07:48:43 pm »
How are you going to set up the clutch?
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2019, 04:32:30 pm »
It will be what has been known as a live clutch. It's basically just a foot clutch on Ford controls operates just like a clutch in a car. when you press the clutch disengages when you let off the pedal the clutch is engaged.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2019, 09:33:35 am »
Cleaned the paint off the rear fender last night. Paint dust burnt up my angle grinder. Off to Harbor Freight today after work. Need some flap wheels anyways.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2019, 12:28:39 pm »
Gurp, you are going to need some kind of detent to hold that shifter steady, maybe a spring going each way or something. If it rests in the forward or back  position the shift forks will be toast in about 100 miles or less. Also if you leave it just flopping loose then every bump you hit could cause it to shift itself either up or down, probably not a good thing.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2019, 04:21:11 pm »
I've been thinking on how to attach a spring pulling each way.  Just haven't found my answer yet. Figureing what bolt holes i want to start at.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #88 on: May 07, 2019, 05:55:41 am »
Went to HF over the weekend picked up some bondo and sandpaper for when I finish the rear fender.
Sunday GFs dad's best friend stopped by about raking the front for me. So thats going to happen in the next few weeks.
Wanted to find someone I trust for that. As its beyond where i feel safe with my skillset. He races a Turbo KZ1000 built to 1426. If his bike holds i know his work is good enough for my just cruising.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #89 on: May 12, 2019, 03:11:55 pm »
I got most of the body work done on the rear fender before the old lady wanted me to come in the house yesterday.
Today I stop by Lowe's and found a nice shade of purple blue.
Hopefully it will go well for my idea of a night sky as the paint job.
It's a pretty simple concept where I Prime the tens in Black matte or flat and then I spray a purple blue over top of that put various small dots checks crosses in white across it and then spray with black again and sand through the top layer.
If it turns out right it will look like a clear night sky from about 5 feet away. Also if it turns out right I will clear it with a matte clear.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2019, 05:08:17 pm »
Finished the rear fender today and primed it. Called it a day. God i hate body work. Haha.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2019, 05:29:21 pm »
Tried the "night sky" paint on some test sections just cant get it the way I remember. Pics up some semi gloss "deep mint" today and loved the color. Thinking of going black and "deep mint"
Its like a shade or 2 darker than seafoam green in a semi gloss.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2019, 06:38:13 pm »
I always hated body work...
Still have a low section. Slap some more bondo and sand again...
In the plus side I like the "deep mint"
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2019, 12:26:52 pm »
Sick with the flu but lucked out on ebay the other night and scored a NOS amber lens fog like for under 20 bucks shipped.
Hopefully tomorrow or thebday after I'll feel good enough to go throw it on.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2019, 05:21:20 pm »
Cool light.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2019, 12:50:21 pm »
So not alot has happened been pretty bisy.
I did manage to score a cheap BEATER vlx600 shadow amd doing a few things to it. Which means the no title 74 550 motor will go on my 500 frame now.
Need to sand some bondo and pull the motor.

Have 2 fights coming up so training is in full motion.
Haven't fought in 13 months. Beem sparring with mostly pros so hoping to stop both my next OPs. We'll see with time.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #96 on: June 17, 2019, 09:10:03 am »
Ordered a throttle for the CB. Little else going on.
Thinking about ordering a eye to eye weld on bracket for the swingarm. Not sure yet.
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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #97 on: June 18, 2019, 11:30:59 am »
Ordered a throttle for the CB. Little else going on.
Thinking about ordering a eye to eye weld on bracket for the swingarm. Not sure yet.

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Re: 1973 Cb500 poor boy chop
« Reply #99 on: June 18, 2019, 02:34:47 pm »
They definitely would not be hard to make but for the price of $10 each it seems easier just to buy them and have them shipped to you. some things are worth the effort but $10 isn't going to break the bank on a bike build.
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