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Project Shop / Re: CB550 Gulf road race build 592cc
« Last post by Dimitri13 on Today at 02:12:41 AM »
Indeed he did.

Gonna go talk to a few painters tomorrow. Hopefully they can help me out.
Other Bikes / Re: What type of grease? question.
« Last post by 750cafe on Today at 02:08:40 AM »
I appreciate that tip Eric and I'm thinking it's a smart way to get the most life out of your bearings.Do you do it on new ones only ?

All of them. As long as they are still smooth and not worn out.

Project Shop / Re: TSUNAMI-1978 CB750 K8 DONOR TO CAFE'
« Last post by CB750 Cafe Racer Fan on Today at 01:46:26 AM »
Glad to hear you like the Gasolina boots.  I've had my eye on a pair of Shortcut boots from them. 
SOHC/4 Bikes / Re: Stock CB350F exhaust/bracket pointers.
« Last post by superthegoose on Today at 01:42:41 AM »

I ended up doing a dry run and putting the exhaust on to get an idea of where everything goes - it took me a little longer than I thought and I definitely get what you're saying. It's a bit of a chore. Especially if you're doing it alone.
I did manage to finally see and get the old gaskets out, after developing a bit of a cadence with them. I'll keep what you said in mind about not over-tightening the flanges on them.

The rubber bumper for the center stand is on the mufflers I got. I actually wondered what that was for (as well as the indent on that muffler) before installing them and gaining the visual understanding.

We did end up doing an okay dry run experimental bracket that didn't quite fit. So yea, it will take a couple of more tries most likely. But at this point, I might as well keep trying. We'll see. It will hopefully be easier with the exhaust off the bike. The hardest part is going to be compensating for the indents in the OEMs. Was thinking of using washers to make up the difference in spacing, but I'm not sure.

Here's the thing about the muffler connector tubes/clamps. Is there any reason I can't just use standard rubber hose clamps for this? I took one off of my buddy's 750 and it looks like the same thing, with maybe a 1/4" difference in diameter. But it's just a rubber tube and a clamp. Doesn't seem too particular. And the OEM/reproduction ones don't seem worth the $30 or $40 (plus shipping time) they seem to go for.

Maybe someone on this forum has a couple of those brackets lying around after swapping out for a MAC 4-1, or something?
SOHC/4 Bikes / Re: Carb Overflow Tubes
« Last post by MiGhost on Today at 01:38:27 AM »
Current available part# for PD Carbs
16199-MN5-405 TUBE, FUEL

Not sure if it will work with the early 500/550/750 carbs
SOHC/4 Bikes / Re: Smaller Tail Light??
« Last post by mrbreeze on Today at 01:30:44 AM »
Try a 1969-1971 cb 750 taillight they aren't quite as big.
Yeah.....they got all safety gung-ho and put the ridiculous light tower up there somewhere around 73-74 I guess. Then came the big azz turn sigs in 75....I used to have those.
Thanks BJ
That is not the same frame as the old pic...I smell bull..

 I'm with you Frank, that older picture you can clearly see more room at the back of the engine area...
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