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    03-25-2017, 04:02 PM
    jcw replied to a thread 1978 CB750F hotrod in Project Builds
    Still holds air? Looks like the bead retaining surface was spared. Maybe OK? It could be welded than machined if you wanted. ...
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    03-25-2017, 03:37 PM
    jcw replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    Personally I wouldn't have an issue butt welding the seat hoop. I guess the fear is welding weakens the metal NOT at the weld (it's gonna be hella...
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    03-25-2017, 10:01 AM
    Nice looking bike! Interesting project but is it really worth it? It's like tearing down and rebuilding a house because you don't like the...
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    03-25-2017, 09:44 AM
    jcw replied to a thread H100 build! in Project Builds
    Get it running...
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    03-25-2017, 09:37 AM
    Seems to me that they prpbably designed and built the system originally with a fully welded/fabbed tubing x-pipe then someone told them it needs to...
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    03-25-2017, 09:32 AM
    I'd leave it. But stuff like that is so personal.
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    03-24-2017, 12:58 PM
    You have to make sure you have the correct year and model diagram. Specials and standards were different even in the same year. Too late but...
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    03-24-2017, 10:16 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Spring start up? in Technical
    I worry about condensation in the crankcase sitting in a damp garage and will change the oil and filter just on principle. Of course, that said, I...
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    03-24-2017, 07:15 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    The correct chop saw and figuring out how to make cuts directly opposite to each other were the biggest challenge. One tip I picked up from the...
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    03-23-2017, 10:10 PM
    jcw replied to a thread 4 gang fuse block in Technical
    Then there is the group pre sale buy they are doing over at DTT for Spark Moto... I posted a question that was never answered...
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    03-23-2017, 10:03 PM
    jcw replied to a thread 4 gang fuse block in Technical
    A +1 for eastern beaver. Eastern beaver, Fuzeblock, centech and blue sea all make comparable quality products. On the super insane end of...
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    03-23-2017, 05:57 PM
    lol. Modern superbikes are so crazy powerful. Complete overkill in a big city with crappy roads and traffic like chicago. But a ton of fun on...
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    03-23-2017, 05:43 PM
    jcw replied to a thread 4 gang fuse block in Technical
    Blue sea makes some mid level good quality fuse blocks. https://www.bluesea.com/products/5023/ST_Blade_Battery_Terminal_Mount_Fuse_Block ...
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    03-23-2017, 02:03 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Ceramic headers coating in Technical
    Drove almost 50 miles to the place and they told me they should be done in 10 days. I masked off the areas of slip fit but how much you want to...
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    03-23-2017, 09:39 AM
    Too boxy. lol Looks like just forward the garb rail you could cut and fab a new subframe. Not sure how that would look exposed under the seat. ...
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    03-23-2017, 09:32 AM
    Seems a little high for a 550 given you'll be going through the bike thoroughly if you plan to use it on the track. Not high if it's your first...
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    03-23-2017, 08:40 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    I tried googling a pic of his bike via his username. WHOA! what a mistake. Amateur pornstar? Looks like he's a welder. But can't find any...
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    03-22-2017, 08:13 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Ceramic headers coating in Technical
    Sprayed, I think. Then baked. 450F for several hours. They said they can coat the inside of the pipes as far as their spray nozzle can go. I think...
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    03-22-2017, 06:31 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Ya see. We care. We're the caring forum....
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    03-22-2017, 06:11 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Ceramic headers coating in Technical
    I found a local shop with a good rep that quoted me $25 per foot. 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. Going to drop them off tomorrow. ...
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    03-22-2017, 06:08 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Trolls are scumbags that say shit they may or may not believe to get a rise or response from people just for shit and giggles. We ACTUALLY think...
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    03-22-2017, 05:21 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Ceramic headers coating in Technical
    Yeah. Internal and external coating. The pie cuts don't mean much to me. The whole purpose was for cornering clearance. If I achieve that, I'm...
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    03-22-2017, 02:07 PM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    No potholes in FL? But yeah, it'll probably be fine. An RD cruiser...
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    03-22-2017, 01:00 PM
    jcw started a thread Ceramic headers coating in Technical
    Getting ready to send my headers to jet hot for coating unless someone has a better suggestion. Mainly for corrosion protection for the mild steel...
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    03-22-2017, 12:48 PM
    Does it matter? Do we care?
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    03-22-2017, 11:33 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Definitely aluminum. I had one machined to accept larger bearings. I was wondering the same thing. But could you imagine if the wheels were steel...
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    03-22-2017, 10:12 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Actually, I don't think very many people care if you die due to those wheels. We just like to point out we told you so, azzhat. See, being a...
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    03-22-2017, 08:41 AM
    jcw replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    I think the webbing is like the central structure of an I beam. It provides significant bending resistance to the beam. Yes, holes are allowed in...
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