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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: knowsnothing on April 01, 2013, 12:33:18 AM



Title: Beautiful weekend
Post by: knowsnothing on April 01, 2013, 12:33:18 AM
...but i didnt get any riding in.   :'(.  Each bike is in various states of dissassembly. 

Andy, this one is for you, new renthal bars on the k8.  The semi new shorter clutch cable i bought last year is now too short......figures

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/cb3fe23feab500487aef5e34e26d4052_zps77c0c8f9.jpg)


Alex, these are for you, done and done.  That vht shit stinks, you have been warned.

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/11a4180600e709c18f87e3be3de26ddf_zpsacfac914.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/a7da21e20a7980b25776b8081a4bc801_zps3464dc43.jpg)



Not sure this one is for, but its the cockpit of the 350.  It too needs a new clutch cable, and a battery, and some exhaust gaskets and a new brake piston, then it should be close to road ready......i hope...
(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/4a8db50bfe8e46f2df7b00144269021b_zpsd73306bb.jpg)


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: cabrala on April 01, 2013, 07:27:14 AM
Paint looks fantastic! Details though...

Did you bake it?
If so, where?
How many coats of paint?
Did you primer?


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: andy750 on April 01, 2013, 08:06:31 AM
I like those bars Treeve and you are going to enjoy riding so much more without hurting your wrists. Great job on the engine paint. Did you cure it in the oven? The trick is to keep it that way once its installed ;)

Looking forward to seeing that CB350 on the road!

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: knowsnothing on April 01, 2013, 09:10:43 AM
Paint looks fantastic! Details though...

Did you bake it?
If so, where?
How many coats of paint?
Did you primer?

I didn't bake it per say (i would have to live in Andy's garage if i were to use the stove) but I did leave it in the sun for an hour or so and it was warm to the touch.  So, the finally cure will have to happen when the bike starts

The can says 2 light coats and then 1 medium all done within an hour and 10 minutes apart.  Being as impatient as I am, i think it turned out to more 2 medium coats and 1 heavy....

I did not use primer.  I did get some acetone and wiped everything the night before.   I haven't really tested the durability of the paint, but so far it looks like it stuck well to the metal.  Time will tell i guess, but i don't really care and it is good enough for me.  This will not be a show bike.


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: Connito on April 01, 2013, 09:11:22 AM


Not sure this one is for, but its the cockpit of the 350.  It too needs a new clutch cable, and a battery, and some exhaust gaskets and a new brake piston, then it should be close to road ready......i hope...
(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/4a8db50bfe8e46f2df7b00144269021b_zpsd73306bb.jpg)


Well, it looks like this one is for me! I love the cockpit of the 350! The 400 is different. It has that triangle looking piece between the tach and the sppedo. Mich like the 77 and 78 CB750. You wanna trade ;D


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: Connito on April 01, 2013, 09:14:05 AM

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/cb3fe23feab500487aef5e34e26d4052_zps77c0c8f9.jpg)


Can I have your short straight bars?


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: knowsnothing on April 01, 2013, 09:30:34 AM
Sure.  They aren't in perfect shape though.  Some of the paint has chipped where the controls were mounted, but they are all yours if you want them.  They also come with one sweet hand grip as a bonus. 

Not only is the 400 similar to the k8 with the light cluster, it is in fact the exact same.  I compared them, identical.  Below is the spare 400 one i have.  Yours if you want it, I have 2 others  ;D

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/Picture001.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/Picture003.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/Picture007-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: Connito on April 02, 2013, 10:11:23 PM
Thanks, Treeve. I would like to see how the bars feel on the CB175.

I am not sure I will be using this type of light cluster, but yours looks to be in better shape, so if you don't have any plans for it, I will take it. Thanks!


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: knowsnothing on April 08, 2013, 08:37:27 PM
Other project i have been working on, voltmeter.  Since i am going to be running grip heaters i wanted a way to see what was going on so i didnt wear out the battery.  So i went on ebay and bought a couple cheap voltmeters and tried to build one.  I felt it was rediculous to pay $50 for already made one.

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/c9b65e9444e777ba16e6e7423e712f28_zps6c9a044e.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/d51b28dbaa8857bea0396a2d829e6f73_zpscb7d59b1.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/74655ceaa40eaa27217315e8b5584aaa_zps52c44e76.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/9d762edb222132c5f75ca1d3511948a7_zps1ef4436b.jpg)

(http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/knowsnothing/2a31e0f05d2945b2450cd50926e7d064_zps0925fd18.jpg)


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: knowsnothing on April 08, 2013, 08:40:03 PM
Only issue i am having with it is that i didnt hook it up directly to the battery so what its reading is a bit lower than the reading at the battery.

Plus side, it was about $10 to make ( which is good becaus i already fried one  ;D)


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: andy750 on April 08, 2013, 11:01:48 PM
I want one once you work all the kinks out ;)

Next think you will be getting those $2 fish tank thermometers and using that to monitor air temp

good luck!
Andy


Title: Re: Beautiful weekend
Post by: frostypuck on April 09, 2013, 06:12:59 PM
Then he'll pack it all in and buy a klr650 with a milk-crate bungee'd to the back.