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This is a discussion on Chopper within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Thought that I had a "build" thread on this thing, but I guess not. Bought this bike from Geeto a few years ago. Spent YEARS ...

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    Chopper

    Thought that I had a "build" thread on this thing, but I guess not.

    Bought this bike from Geeto a few years ago. Spent YEARS bugging him to sell it to me.
    Has a cool story behind it, and to me and epic look.

    After I got it, I serviced the crap out of it and started bar hopping.


    Then parts of the motor started eating each other.


    Kinda moved on to other things after that happened.
    Bike got stored and semi forgot about.

    Had been casually collecting parts to get it back on the road.
    Right not I can not say it is my main focus, but I am starting to actively work on parts of it again.

    Bought a "lot" of CB500/550 parts. Have a spare engine I might just toss in the frame so I can ride the bike again.
    Currently has insurance and tags, so why let it sit?

    The original engine will get rebuilt in a similar way to the Gentleman's Express.
    Scored a cheap set of NOS CB750 pistons.
    Will send the head out for a mild port job.
    Have a CB650 Cam to install too.

    Another KILLER part that will be used is an ARD magneto.
    Never seen one that fit a 500/550, and the 750 units do NOT fit.

    I am Derby\'s Bitch


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    would love to hear the cool story behind it

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    Nice mag. I wish they still made their mini mags...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanbarney41 View Post
    would love to hear the cool story behind it
    Geeto tells it better then I do.
    Would post a link to the story on DriveTribe.....



    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
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    Magnetos are the way to go!
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    DriveTribe Link
    https://drivetribe.com/p/HwxlfFuMQBe...T7KqXX7-Bq6xDA

    Please join and follow along.
    Finding myself liking that place a lot more every day...
    I am Derby\'s Bitch


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    I need to get on there and post Part II. It's 3/4 written but life is a shit show right now.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeto67 View Post
    i need to get on there and post part ii. It's 3/4 written but life is a shit show right now.
    just write it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    just write it!
    I started to work on it again last night but then fell into doing the title paperwork for the wife's vespa, paying bills, and editing dad's book about flying. and then I passed out. Also I had to make dinner for me and the kid and all the honey-do stuff like take the garbage out, etc....

    I wish my work firewall didn't block my DT log in. I could work on it while sitting on boring ass conference calls where I speak for 5 minutes and listen for 60.
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    What the hell are you doing with that freaking vespa?
    I am Derby\'s Bitch


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    What the hell are you doing with that freaking vespa?
    not sure. Might sell it. Might get it running and then sell it. Might cut it and make it into a desk and a chair:
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    Wife is starting to make vespa sounds again, but I think she want's a new twist and go. She was even looking at a Honda metropolitan scooter but I think those are too slow.
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