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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2011, 01:10:55 pm »
You're not doing a fork on your bike?
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2011, 02:19:48 pm »
You're not doing a fork on your bike?
No, girder.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2011, 03:21:44 pm »
You're not doing a fork on your bike?
No, girder.

Damn, i was looking forward to the monocycle...... ;D ;D
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2011, 09:49:37 pm »
Nice!  I will be looking forward to that.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2011, 05:56:42 am »
Nice!  I will be looking forward to that.
That's at least 2 of us. :)  The plan is for a girder and custom swinger that are similarly styled.  I'm hoping to connect with a good frame/suspension guy soon.
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FWIW, I'm not a shill for Race Tech - I've just got a thing for good suspension and the RTCE's are the most cost-effective mod for these old damping rod front ends.

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2011, 11:29:50 pm »
I lowered the headlight and switched in the clubmans to measure for the brake lines direct from the master to the calipers.  I think the bike looks much better like this.  What do you guys think?

I purchased some rearsets from Jaguar, that I need to make adapter plates for, and got some some Clip-ons that I think may just work, from lostsoul86.  I installed the new tank I picked up from Jneuf.


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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2011, 06:40:14 pm »
Got some more work in on the bike today.  I finished up the dash panel, pre-paint finished anyway, and mounted up the ignition.

Smokin' Jack looks Happy!


(added pic of fuse holder on reply#28)
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2011, 08:14:15 am »
I installed the clip-ons from LostSoul86, Smokin jack may have lost his smile but he definitely looks better.





Now, what to do about the bar cradles on the top clamp?
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2011, 08:37:08 am »
Nice looking bike... in the search type in how to hide the clamps after clip ons. There are a few pictures of what people have done to hide that might give you some ideas.

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2011, 12:00:41 pm »
I will probably cut, grind and paint them.  They are GL1000 triples and have much more pronounced bar clamps, the rise is like 3".  I am gathering ideas to formulate a plan of attack.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2011, 10:14:25 am »
Getting more work done than I have been able to lately, keep it up man!
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2011, 10:19:48 am »
Thanks man.  Its at a halt right now, waiting for brake lines.  I going to find all the parts this weekend and get that tank out to you. 
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2011, 05:46:13 pm »
coming together nicely!  You are going to love the GL front end and I like the clip ons...

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2011, 05:51:05 pm »
Thanks man, you're build is one of my inspirations, along with Branden's.  I do like the look of the beefier front end.  I want to install some valve emulators eventually.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2011, 11:35:24 am »
Thanks man, you're build is one of my inspirations.  I do like the look of the beefier front end.  I want to install some valve emulators eventually.
Do it.  It's barely more work than putting in new seals, which you should be doing anyhow.
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FWIW, I'm not a shill for Race Tech - I've just got a thing for good suspension and the RTCE's are the most cost-effective mod for these old damping rod front ends.

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #65 on: September 10, 2011, 12:58:49 pm »
I already put in the new seals, but didnt have the money to buy the emulators at the time.  Still dont actually.  I will get them eventually.  I cant wait to see what this front end does for the bike as is.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2011, 01:03:23 pm »
Some shots for fun.





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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2011, 01:39:33 pm »
Your pictures always have a horror movie feel to them. How do you do that?

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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2011, 01:47:37 pm »
bwahahahaha, BWAHAHAHAHA, The world will never know......

Its just a program on my phone.  Mimics old "toy" cameras (lomo, holga, diana-vintage plastic cameras).  I love the vintage look, reminds me of B&W Photo classes I took in college.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2011, 01:09:40 pm »
Quick update, I got some front brake lines made today at Mesa-Hose (I highly recommend them).  I will be installing them tonight and bleeding the front brakes.  I got a new AGM sealed battery and installed it lastnight, had it on the trickle charger all night.  I have a few odds and ends to finish up before I can fire it, but it's almost there.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2011, 12:30:19 am »
Another update - Smokin' Jack is back in action.  I ran into a problem getting the front brakes bled, but I finally got the lever to firm up (after a week of beating my head against the wall).  I got it fired up and rode it around my neighborhood today, first time since I swapped in the spoked wheels/GL1000 front end. I would have ridden it more or made a video or something cool, but the rear wheel was out of true and wobbling like a bowl of jello. 

Turns out the shop that installed my tires didn't bother checking if the wheels were true, even though I asked them to.  Lame!  Anyway, I will be trying my hand at truing wheels soon.  I have a couple dial indicators, so I guess its time to put them to use (well at least one).  Pics to follow.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2011, 12:35:49 am »
Your bike is coming along nicely. I will be keeping an eye out for it around town! Will you dial in the carbs/tuning etc yourself?
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2011, 06:43:24 am »
I'm sure gonna try :)
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2011, 12:38:04 pm »
Good luck with that, 4 carbs is too much for me. I was looking for someone local who can dial everything in for me and give it a perfect tune.

I do not know of anyone local but then I came across this place in Orange in CL, the guys names is Tony and he seems like a decent guy. They work on a lot of older bikes and they have a website classiccyclesinc.com

In another week or so I think I'm going to drag my bike up there and have them do the final tuning etc.
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Re: Smokin' Jack (formerly CB750F Cafe'ish Build)
« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2011, 01:12:34 pm »
Another update - Smokin' Jack is back in action.  I ran into a problem getting the front brakes bled, but I finally got the lever to firm up (after a week of beating my head against the wall).  I got it fired up and rode it around my neighborhood today, first time since I swapped in the spoked wheels/GL1000 front end. I would have ridden it more or made a video or something cool, but the rear wheel was out of true and wobbling like a bowl of jello. 

Turns out the shop that installed my tires didn't bother checking if the wheels were true, even though I asked them to.  Lame!  Anyway, I will be trying my hand at truing wheels soon.  I have a couple dial indicators, so I guess its time to put them to use (well at least one).  Pics to follow.
...make sure the bead of your new tire is evenly seated, I've read several threads where guys had a shop install their tires and not get the bead seated evenly all the way around the rim which resulted in a wobble...just another suggestion...
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