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    Senior Member Psyco Diver 69's Avatar
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    1 more week and my bike is ready for the road

    Just like the subject says, I've had this bike for almost a year and a half now, and it was a rusted basket case then. Now shes almost done. I should have everything done by the end of the week except maybe a mastercylinder. All I have left is to finish the valve adjustment tomorrow, new tires, speedo cable, and chain and shes ready to go. This is how she looked after I put her together and cleaned most of the surface rust and years of dirt off



    and this is what she looks like now



    I can wait, its been a LONG time coming and its seemed like I've been working on this bike forever. I'm going to ride the piss out of it

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    Looks good, looks like fun. I had a 81 CB750f in high school, buddy had a 900f. Lotsa memories involving those two bikes. Is that a "F" tail section on your bike? Did it bolt right on?

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    yes and not exactly. I used a subframe from a mid 70s F bikes, and I had to shorten that like 4 inches, the front tang out the seat had to be narrowed to fit where the original seat tang went but amazingly was in the right spot, I had to modify the slot the tang fit into also. Then I had to trim some of the endge of the fender bottom end up because it sat right on the sub frame

    When I say modify, that means me using a hacksaw, cut off wheel, or a small dremel cut off wheel for the "pricision" cutting. Then also me welding alot too

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    AHHH cutting welding ,modifing see a true cafe bike,(making sure GTO-Geeto sees that you put some time into your ride and didnt just bolt on some clubmans, so he can "recognise")That seat arangement is alot better then what was there and you can still carry two people.Im selfish I just fit a solo seat and a bigger tank.
    Looking good ! doesnt just getting rid of those monkey bars feel so much better ....ahhhh!

    Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

    Edited by - LiLBull on Apr 15 2007 09:51:56 AM

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    Well it has to stay a 2 seater cause my girl would be very pissed if she couldn't ride on it. I am itching to cut the rear pegs off though and shorten up the seat cause thats a lot of dead weight right there

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    I dont know how some posts get doubled.

    Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

    Edited by - LiLBull on Apr 15 2007 09:49:29 AM

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    agreed you can loose a lot more wieght buy fiting a solo seat,and dumping that massive air box.But jut use it and have some fun maybe after a few rides she wont want to go for a ride and Bam your in for more stripping it down to bare bones think cr750 style.

    Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

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    what kind of paint did you use? I really dig the matte-black-primer look


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    yea it is a cheap primer black

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    Psyco,

    You're lookin' good to go with that ride. Congrats dude. I think the only thing missing is a caferacer.net sticker tastefully applied.

    FR


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