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    Winter Building Cafe

    Whats going on for the winter builds whos building what.
    Should get every one posted...so we can help or help motivate you builders SORRY NO FINANCIAL HELP IN ANYWAY SHAPE OR FORM ..un less your offering some then my office door is always open.

    We know Ungabunga..cowa...toomanybikzza!!! has a few things juggling in the garage.
    We may have to give up on Geeto ,He just has way too many bikes!
    Me Im almost done with two and will post then on ebay soon!
    Stattz is knee deep in a rack of carbs..keep all fingers crossed!
    Tex is in secret "M" mode making some top secret 007cafe extrodinaire,two wheel device...
    JohhnyB well he is always build parts to make parts to make bikes while he is building bikes.

    Ah who else is there OH yeah ,FR is building a cb 450 and last I knew he is still on it...!

    And monkey is putting his racer together, again another different way..

    Thats all I remember now im sure this isnt a complete list ...so ADD TO IT :



    Edited by - LiLBull on Nov 27 2005 9:06:08 PM

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    bull,

    ask joe c. what he is doing to his bike. he won't tell me and i'm dying to know.

    tex


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    i've got a '71 TR6, a '66 Kawasaki W1, a '56 TRW, plus some others laying in wait in the shop.....got an '81 Virago that i'm working on for a client....

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    Made a lot of progress over the weekend. I buttoned up the 1979 cb750F cafe project. This bike had been finished for several months now but recently an exhaust stud broke and it started leaking fuel out of the petcock, putting it back on the project list. However for now it is off again and running like a raped ape. I also managed to pull the engine out of my cb750F 1976 so I can go through it and make sure it is timed correctly, plus I really want to paint the frame. Fianlly, I managed to get the sprocket plate off the t500 so I can split the cases and repair the right crank seal. I really wanted to use this bike this season but it smoked too much to be safe on the street. oh well. Once the T500 is back together the 1978 F goes back on the list as a cafe bike. Somewhere in there I'll finish my h1 streetfighter. stay tuned.


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    as ussuall 45 viewers ....must be not working on anything .

    Chikor,you havent post for a while good to see you still around,looking at that 350cb you have ...It still amazing jap bikes get no respect value wise,I like the bike especially the wheels.Aluminum are a nice touch....I need to build a bike to keep this winter just dont know yet War Horse has turned out to be a very good bike ...now only a guy who builds things understand what I mean by it just feels like a good bike....you feel it as you take it apart and put it back together ....and that bike has felt like a good bike all along .

    Damn I hate this weather!

    geeto my head swirls with all your bike juggling did your girl friend even notice your latest charge in the garage ...I dont think she would be able to tell...well unlees you havent bought something for her she has wanted ...lol you know a women would be looking to where the money wnet sure as hell ...lol!


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    you always have to have a plan of attack or else you will waste money and time. I am usually so uptight about the bike schedule that I was actually pissed that I had to buy a second exhaust stud after I lost the first one (turned out it wasn't lost at all, my brother had it and shows up with it 10 minutes after I get the new one in).

    Surprisingly enough the GF has not noticed the new cb750 yet. Of course she was out of town when I bought it, and has only really been back since saturday. I actually have it parked outside right now, but since it looks so similar to the other cb750 I am wondering if she will even notice. The sooner I get it over to my father's garage, the better. I am so full to capacity I have started moving bikes into the basement workshop. The 76 F was disassembled and moved downstairs yesterday.


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    Yup, still working on the CB450 vintage racer, though actual "work" is being stymied by a "customer" bike on my stand. Probably as soon as I take it off the rack and get the 450 on, she'll call and I'll have to switch again. It's not that hard, except the front end is apart on her bike, so it's a ballbuster to move around.
    In the meantime I've got two dirtbikes waiting for their turn in the garage, maintenance and ice racing screws in the tires.
    And I gotta get my XL600 out of storage and get that raceworthy.
    Plus the pre-winter storage routine on the roadbikes that didn't get done when I put 'em away.
    And the unfinished CB125 project that just needs a few items before I can call it done. I know that's a pet peave of certain people, it doesn't bother me as much, except that I'd like to wrap it up.
    I think I won't be picking up any more projects for awhile, unless of course, they're free...

    FR




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    Well, I have some race bike projects to work on over the Christmas break. (only 2 more weeks til I'm outta here for a 2 week break, not that I am counting down the days, 16) I don't have too much to do on the CB350 except a small oil leack at the base of the rocker box, easy fix. So I have some new rims, spare hubs and stainless spokes so I will probably lace up some new wheels. Then for the Seca 550 racebike project I need to finish installing the cams and replace the fork seals and replace the front wheel and strip out the spare stuff like airbox and such and drill and safety wire and find a pipe and replace the rear shocks and mount some number plates and I will be ready to go. I probably won't get too much done on the Seca since I probably will need to spend some time with my wife and family since it is christmas and it will be cold in the garage.
    Then I can work on my 2 street cb350s so I have something to ride on the street this summer.
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    I'm building a tower to Heaven!!!!!

    Hey...by the way...oughaoeu outhahgei? hoghieahye! jaohghoiel.

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    no no johnnyb its a stairway to heaven ..let the smoke clear ...its not a tower ..you need stairs to get there.
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