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Offline Mike on a bike

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2016, 03:17:38 PM »
28/2/16

Have got these shiny bad boys in my sticky paws now. Just need some 10mm plate to arrive to get mounting them.










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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2016, 09:07:44 PM »
11/3/16

Forward control brackets welded in place.













Forward controls mounted.













First sit on the bike with everything just about in place.







Damn, that engine is wide!






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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2016, 09:24:33 PM »
Thats looking good Mike
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2016, 09:29:02 PM »
Not my cup of tea I'm sorry.........will you be reading the newspaper and wearing your slippers as you ride it? LOL.
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Offline royhall

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2016, 11:02:18 AM »
Not my cup of tea I'm sorry.........will you be reading the newspaper and wearing your slippers as you ride it? LOL.
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Offline Mike on a bike

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2016, 06:12:29 PM »
19/3/16

Front brake rod connected





Rear brake rod connected. I ended up having to chop up a brand new rod to make it 2 inches longer.





Gear change rod nicely hidden out of sight





Needed to hide an ugly hole





Nicely done





Well, she has arrived back home now all the major fabrication work has been done















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Offline royhall

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2016, 06:41:02 PM »
Nice one, those rods are very neatly done.
Current bikes:
TriBsa CCM 350 Twin
CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC (Bastard tried to burn me to death last night)
CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

Offline MarkCR750

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2016, 07:20:40 PM »
Nice clean lines to that bike, I look forward to seeing the finished item!.
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2016, 08:48:07 PM »
I like it it's looking cool

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2016, 09:09:21 AM »
Been watching this a while as its different to the normal and therefore interesting. Can I make a suggestion though without it looking like criticism (it isn't), you need to do something about that clutch cable. Other than that nothing thing, the bikes coming on a treat. Well done.
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TriBsa CCM 350 Twin
CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC (Bastard tried to burn me to death last night)
CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

Offline Mike on a bike

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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2016, 09:55:08 AM »
HaHa, don't worry about the cabling, it will all be changed, just on for convenience at the moment. The clutch cable is so long due to me getting rid of the original silly wheelbarrow handlebars that were so wide and looked so wrong. See my profile pic.
Thanks for all the kind remarks.
And Roy, all criticism is good, good or bad, I can take it. lol
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2016, 06:01:40 PM »
Looking good mike , is it going to be red like the profile pic
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2016, 08:10:36 PM »
No red Pete, it will be royal blue candy over a silver flake base, finished of with variegated gold leaf flames.

It's amazing what one goes through when you buy a bike. Originally all I was going to do was rebuild the cam and put it back on the road, but my old school brain cells kept looking at everything that was just so wrong with it and just have to put it right as it should be. I want something that will not only turn heads but be something to be proud off!  8) :)
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2016, 10:24:54 PM »
Like it. Was watching 21 Days Under The Sky at the weekend. This would have fitted right in.  ;D
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Re: "Second Chance" Project
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2016, 08:30:42 PM »
1/5/16

I decided to sand down the edges of the fins as they looked a bit rough, polished up a treat with some good old elbow grease.


Started the final strip down.




Frame is now having all the welds that couldn't be reached welded up neatly and all dressed, and some frame gussets inserted as a last minute decision. Then going to get the frame and tins shot blasted, then it's off to the painters to make it all pretty. Getting stoked on this now!
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