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    Past half way with the frame now.....
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    Though a bit undecided about the front part.... currently just a couple of pieces of scrap tube to hold everything in place.... it has to fit between pipes, leave enough space to get the motor out and be strong enough to do its job....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTacL1sm View Post
    I'd be so paranoid about an explosion
    If you use liquid water instead of air or vapor, there is little chance of danger, since water doesn't really compress.

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    I found a Eurospares article on hydroforming that was my first introduction to it years ago and (like everything on his site) is extremely coherent and detailed.

    http://www.eurospares.com/frame8.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
    I found a Eurospares article on hydroforming that was my first introduction to it years ago and (like everything on his site) is extremely coherent and detailed.

    Euro Spares - FRAME ARTICLE #8
    Thanks!
    I thought that a cafe racer was a custom that you could do whatever you wanted and there is no right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclerob View Post


    Though a bit undecided about the front part.... currently just a couple of pieces of scrap tube to hold everything in place.... it has to fit between pipes, leave enough space to get the motor out and be strong enough to do its job....
    What about a bolt on cradle?

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    yes, thats the way I went in the end....bit of a struggle though and about halfway through I noticed a couple of bosses above the ports that I'm fairly sure I could have drilled and tapped....and made life a lot easier!!
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    Still, thats all forgotten now because I just discovered this on ebay....!!!!
    KEIHIN FCR Carburetor HONDA CB-1 | eBay

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    Frame almost done now.....
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    Plan is for a rear swingarm and drum off something like a CB550 at the back and Mk.1 Bandit forks at the front with this brake if i can afford it....or a single disc if not...
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    Back to the single now.....finished a new design frame and just got tyres put on shiny new wheels....!
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    You're kinda making the rest of us feel bad.

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    You made a wise choice for a single cylinder engine to hang in there, but a 600 cc Comet engine would be a good choice for your next one. Maybe knock off a couple of banks and then you can buy that drum brake too. Terry Prince in Aus will fix you up with all the gear to get 600 cc and some HP to go with it.
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