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Re: CB500K1. Cafe Racer to Original!
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2017, 11:02:44 AM »
Haha, haven't heard the word 'crook' for ages. The other farmers around here that grow all the veggies and salad crops are loving this rain, saves them watering the crops. What's good for one is bad for another I suppose.

Very true.  Meanwhile, I better get my arse into gear and take some photos.........tomorrow!  :P
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2017, 03:09:38 AM »
The 1st two pics show the original sub-harness and electrics panel before refurbishing.

The 3rd pic shows some of the harness wiring, including the crap connection for the electronic ignition.

The last pic shows the bike in its current state, with new wiring harness provisionally fitted, along with several other bits n pieces.
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Re: CB500K1. Cafe Racer to Original...sort of!
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 06:01:27 PM »
I just love the whole philosophy of this build  ;D

Thanks for posting.
Peter
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1975 CB400F0 USA
1976 DT175C
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Re: CB500K1. Cafe Racer to Original...sort of!
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2017, 08:00:51 AM »
I just love the whole philosophy of this build  ;D

Thanks for posting.
Peter

Hey Peter, I must admit my philosophy of the build has been sorely tested at times as I approach every next bit!  I'm torn between leaving things as they are, saying "Nope, need to really tidy this up" or deciding to replace with new....aargh!   At the end of the day tho', as I've said previously, the bike will be a practical "everyday rider" without me having to worry about the fact that a few bits maybe aren't 100% original or pristine.

Nonetheless, having not undertaken a project of this kind before, I'm kinda liking the challenges that it throws up as things progress!  8)
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2017, 08:21:33 AM »
Cabling and wiring in place.

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Re: CB500K1. Cafe Racer to Original...sort of!
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »
Looking factory fresh  8)

Nice job.
Peter
1944 42WLA
1973 CB500K2 USA
1975 CB400F0 USA
1976 DT175C
1982 RD200F