If you have to soak em for 24 hours, they are either totally shot or what you are soaking them in is useless
Geez, that is one of the "engineering innovations" of my tuber:YThe up swept exhaust, that's where you want it, out of the road. If it was an actual cafe racer you were trying to emulate then suspension behaviour and exhaust dragging would be two areas to be addressed. You want to degrade the handling and drop the exhaust, which is more likely to drag with your shitty suspension. The circle of strife.
No idea what this means.Geez, that is one of the "engineering innovations" of my tuber:
your bike was crashed, dent in the frame tube? better get out the string and make sure the wheels are still in alignment.There does seem to be a slight dent on the frame on that corner. Based on everything else i saw on the bike I would not be surprised if the engine had been taken out and dropped on that mount point, and snapped off. Alternatively it could have been some sort of other high speed impact like Cyorg said. The remaining mounts are in good condition. When I bought the bike it did run and I did ride it home for about 2.5 hours (which in retrospective was probably one of the more stupid things i've ever done, given the condition of the bike). So it would appear that the damage is only external. Disassembly will show the full condition. I mean for $400 CAD one can't really expect much.
what is that girly sounding accent/inflection in your verbage ? are you a goddam mexican in canada ?not th at that would be any kind of issueHello everybody,
I started building a cafe racer out of a 1983 Honda VF750S (v45 Sabre) a few weeks ago. I would love to hear opinions on the progress. It is my first bike build so bare with me as I still have lots to learn.
Here is one of the designs for the final result i came up with:
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Also since pictures kind of don't show the ... full picture ... i started taping my work as well. Check it out:
That made me LOL.Iz nose duh anserz to dat onez, is 4 aints it?
Would you like to explain how the forks are F'd up? Is it just the three inch drop or the complete lack of preload in revised format because he shortened the spring by 3" and failed to add three inches back to the spacer to maintain the stock preload. Or you alluding to the fact that 3" rebound springs are way too long and really mess up static sag?If you don't change your approach it's going to turn out to be piece of shit to ride. When are you going to deal with things that make a bike worth riding. The first thing on the budget should be repairing the front suspension you fucked up.