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"Little Horse," and "Little Dragon" the war of the 500's
« on: January 17, 2010, 07:37:08 pm »
Hi,

This is my first post here, so I would just like to say hello and share with you all my current project. It is a cb500, I have had it since August. My goal with it was to build a truly budget build I expect by the time it is ridealble to have only spent $1100 this includes the price to buy the bike back in august. Actually I am almost done too. Final touches and all happening now. I was inspired to go for it by one of benji's bikes. Anyways here are a few pics. I will post up more pics a little later.

Here is what I started with, I picked up the bike in my VW bus, it was small enough to fit.


This is the last shot I have of the majority of the bike put together. It is all in parts now and next week I wil begin assembling it all back together.


For a more detailed build chronicle I have been keeping a history at http://superhawkforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19859

Thanks for looking
« Last Edit: June 21, 2010, 07:13:13 am by cornandp »
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 08:19:41 pm »
Huge skills cornandp. I just read your build thread. :o

Nice metal work on the "TANK" and rear cowel and rear sets and,.......... ; 8) 8)  http://superhawkforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19859&page=3

I need to try it some day... ::)

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 08:58:21 pm »
nice work! ride it by the shop when you're done... 19th and sandy (ish).
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 09:04:24 pm »
That is so the poop...


Still reading  ;D

Arrrgh! Awesome...


Still reading...

Dude, you're freaking killing me.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 09:06:04 pm »
thanks guys, I will stop by the shop off of sandy, sounds like fun. I almost can't sleep I am so excited to start putting it back together.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 09:39:28 pm »
Here are a few of the highlights if you don't care to sift through the link I posted.


This is the newly painted view of the boxed in part of the frame.

Braced swing arm with tire hugger mount

Hand made carbon fiber exhaust canister
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 09:42:47 pm »

Drilled rotor

hand made seat

Modified original tach speedo combo

cowl and tail light
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 12:50:50 am »
Very nice work  :)
Keep it up, looking forward to seeing the endresult!

Cheers
Dan
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 09:38:37 am »
I really enjoyed paging through your build thread. you've got some talent there

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 06:52:55 pm »
Reassembly is coming along well.


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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 06:57:11 pm »
Oh man thats going to be sweet! Amazing job.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 09:37:55 pm »
I cant wait to see it all together. Im inspired to rip my 76 550 apart now.

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 01:30:40 am »
Wow, it’s amazing to see you take your ideas and sculpt them into something as awesome as you have.  It’s going to be one killer bike when completed.

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 09:34:37 am »
Thanks, guys. More progress to come. I am planning on having it rideable by Feb 21st, fingers crossed.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 09:47:36 am »
Wow great build and clever idea on the speedo/tach combo. Ill need to read and see how you did that.

cant wait to see it finished
cheers
Andy
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 10:36:55 am »
OMG! nice work.

cool rear frame mod. clever speedo/tacho combo.

keep posting
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 02:42:17 pm »
I need my tires to show up  :(

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 03:02:08 pm »
Wow,

So impressive!  Keep posting this bike!

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 03:03:38 pm »
Wow great build and clever idea on the speedo/tach combo. Ill need to read and see how you did that.

cant wait to see it finished
cheers
Andy

I too would like to shamelessly gank this idea if you'd like to expand on it. Been looking at some bicycle speedo's with magnetic pickups but they're all battery driven and figuring out how to reset the trip odometer and get to the other features while keeping the thing watertight is an interesting (to me) condition.

Did you just extend the bottom of the speedo case out of the tach housing? I was looking at speedos with buttons on the top so was considering some kind of lever action. Any more to tell on your rig there would be, well, awesome  ;D

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 04:36:00 pm »
Well here is a little run down on the gauge. I bought a cheap 2 button bike speedo off of ebay. I got the idea since alot of guys run them on their superhawks (i have one too) because of the nasty error, its like a cheap speedo healer, so since I knew it would work I bought it. Then I tore it apart, the screen, the computer, the buttons, everything. I cut the bottom part off of the speedo to retain the buttons then grafted all the parts to the plexiglass face I made earlier. I printed off a new face I designed in solid works. Adhered it completing the face. Then it was a matter of making it fit in the old housing, this required removing the inner white reflector and glass. I cut a whole, rectangularish in both pieces. Then I made an aluminum relief to house the button assembly out side of the bezel. Epoxied that together, epoxied the buttons together and silicone sealed the top part so I can replace the battery later if needed. So, was it easy? No, was it worth it, I think so.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 01:47:01 am »
hey c&P, you should come out to the bike show this saturday. maybe you could get yours in next year?

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64433.new#new
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2010, 04:52:30 am »
AWESOME BIKE!!

Keep us posted......cant wait to see it finished.

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2010, 07:16:30 am »
hey c&P, you should come out to the bike show this saturday. maybe you could get yours in next year?

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64433.new#new

I will come... what was the deadline for entry?
« Last Edit: January 21, 2010, 11:26:31 am by cornandp »
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2010, 09:24:02 am »
hey c&P, you should come out to the bike show this saturday. maybe you could get yours in next year?

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64433.new#new

I will come... what was the dealine for entry?

as far as i know it was an invite kind of thing to builders. i didn't get asked until a couple weeks ago. why, gonna have yours ready by then?
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2010, 10:05:15 am »
hey c&P, you should come out to the bike show this saturday. maybe you could get yours in next year?

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=64433.new#new

I will come... what was the dealine for entry?

as far as i know it was an invite kind of thing to builders. i didn't get asked until a couple weeks ago. why, gonna have yours ready by then?

Indeed tempting, I probably would burn the midnight oil, but still no tires... so probably not. Next year I could easily enter it. Damn if I had known a month ago I could have stepped it up and made it. Looking forward to checkin your bike out.
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