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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    Took a propane torch and burnt the schmeglies off the side cutters to sterilize them and took the staples out myself. Only hard part was keeping the side cutters steady. Only painful part was when the bride came home and found the tools and staples sitting on the dining room table.
    The bad part about the staples is that they are turned in at the ends to keep them from falling out. Kinda like a right angle fish hook.
    The stapler remover which is a rather crude thing bends the top portion in half to back the hook part out.
    Most impressive you were able to get them out without pain. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Register View Post
    Florida born but living in UK.
    Love the story, I’ve had the same lecture.

    Got some bling in the post.

    Clean enough for the heated ‘workshop’.
    Those look nice. Did you lace and true them?

    And do you have a good story to go along with the broken bones or are you like me.... walk away from a major get off, but manage to knacker myself sneezing or doing some mundane task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw View Post
    The bad part about the staples is that they are turned in at the ends to keep them from falling out. Kinda like a right angle fish hook.
    The stapler remover which is a rather crude thing bends the top portion in half to back the hook part out.
    Most impressive you were able to get them out without pain. lol
    I looked up pictures of the staple remover and it would have been relatively simple to make one. Basically 3 prongs that uncurl the prongs. My body did not appreciate the staples, so even if there was additional pain, it wasn't an obstacle. A photo of the staples ( miniature stainless hog ring) told me that with a good pair of really sharp cutters, you could just nip through the centre and unhook the two ends. It was actually fairly easy other than it required two hands to hold the cutters steady enough. Somewhere I have a picture of the kit. Cutters, torch, tweezers, and a bottle of single malt, along with remains of the staples.
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    Laced everything up last week but came to trueing today and these are definitely wrong.
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    I could use a bit of help please.

    To allow the twin calliper/disc set up I bought some 1975 CB550 SS forks (the blue ones).

    Having stripped both the original 1972 500 K1 and the 550 forks, there are the following differences.

    500 tubes are about 7mm longer than 550.

    500 internals have a continuous rod through the spring.

    I need to combine the 500 (longer) tubes (as the 550 are shot) with the 550 sleeves for dual callipers.

    Questions.

    Are the 550 internals an upgrade?

    If so will the extra 500 tube length be a problem?

    Or, do I use the 500 internals with the 550 sleeves?

    Any thoughts?
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    Spokes replaced and both wheels built up - need to finally true when I get the correct wrench.

    After comparing all the bits, I fitted the CB500 K1 tubes and internals into the CB550 SS outers.

    I can now build up the twin disc front end. Name:  image.jpeg
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    Got this far.

    Anyone spot any issues?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Register View Post
    Got this far.

    Anyone spot any issues?

    Thanks
    Looks pretty round from here, should roll pretty good just as long as you don't have your heart set on riding tubeless tires

    wait, cancel that! Did you add that fork brace where there was none before? You have introduced some misalignment by putting the fork brace bracket behind your brake stay arm. ... that's not so good, round brake pads barely work as it is without giving them a reason to spin.
    You put a spacer washer on one side and not the other.
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    Thanks, I need to check the shims when I have everything together including all for pads.

    A few photos of the twin disk speedo drive mods.

    Needed to remove the shoulder from the drive plate to allow disc to fit over.

    2 short dowels Ito the hub and all good.
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    Almost forgot I have $5 to play for.

    Just back from powder coat. Progress at last.
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