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    that looks good.
    honk if youre horny.

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    painting really sucks. esp without proper equipment--spray can in my garage with the door closed.

    why spray paint? no compressor/paint gun
    why in garage? best place i have
    why with door closed and no ventilation? to keep dust/bugs out of my air (yes, i do end up sneezing/coughing/spitting yellow paint afterwards)

    and on top of all that, it seems there is always a run, or a bug in the paint, or paint wrinkles because i forgot what day i painted what, or i suddenly realize my bondo job is shittier than i thought. so progress is slow. i will never do this again.

    so anyway, some photos of the fuel tank-a little pinstripe goes a long way. not bad. not great either.










    up close you see my lack of skill. now im just waiting on a couple of decals from a fellow board member, and we are go for clear coat!

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    finally. the work is (mostly) done.

    and here is the little yellow jerk...












    still to come: rearsets, exhaust changes, new passenger pegs, maybe new shocks...

    ...seems to be smoking a lot on startup. so maybe more engine work, too. anyway, im riding it, and having a blast.

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    nice job on the headlight and tank! your taillight idea is a good one, too!

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    well. ive been gone since retrotony burned out my eyeballs with his first offensive pic post. im not opening any threads started by that man anymore. the CM now has upgraded shocks (and a raised rear end), better electrical stuff (replaced fuse panel and some connexions), new emgo exhaust, rearsets. and here it is:









    now if i could just get my carbs jetted properly...why oh why didnt i listen to geeto (et al)?

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    bike looks great well done.

    running bikes: N/A
    project bikes: CB250, CL125a, BSA bantam d1

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    sorry to dig this up..

    i might of missed it, but what did you end up rejetting to? i keep hearing either 88/135 or better yet 90/140

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    Heh. I never got a straight answer about jetting and gave up. I just kept the choke on unless at idle. That worked real well, revved up to redline no problem, but obviously not ideal. It still wasn't much fun to ride, even at its go-fastiest, so I didn't keep it very long. Of course, unless your intake and exhaust mirrored mine, my numbers would be pretty much worthless.

    The trick, as I understand it, is that these carbs are more precise than most and correspondingly more complicated. Simple jet swaps may improve conditions, but will likely not produce ideal results. For that, emulsion needs to change and probably the needle needs to be adjusted as well, except it isn't adjustable. It would be easier to use simpler carbs, like mikunis, but more expensive and probably more gas hungry.

    Good luck. Sorry I can't be more help.

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    Great job on the bike. I wish I could make my own tank too. The way I have it set up right now, I run out every 60 miles or so. How did you manage to raise the rear-end?

    Do you happen to have the original side covers/panels?

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    Great job on the bike. I wish I could make my own tank too. The way I have it set up right now, I run out every 60 miles or so. How did you manage to raise the rear-end?

    Do you happen to have the original side covers/panels?

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