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Well I posted this bike I picked up for 175.00 last year around this time somewhere else in the forum. I kinda took the winter off and did some work around the house etc. and not I am back at it so I figured I should post a Project Build thread about it.

These are the pics I have so far and they are kinda sporadic. I just didn't stop a lot to take pics although I regret that now.

Here it is when I got it, custom seat sitting atop a customized frame, cow catcher, everything you need to ... uh... catch cows I guess...


Custom frame mods...


Now these custom frame mods not only look great and are functional for those that are under 5ft tall... but they also trapped the engine in the frame... I suppose this is why god created the sawsall



So, I ended up cutting the frame up to get the engine out, tearing the whole bike apart to nothing more than a pile of parts. I found a local guy that had a frame and swing arm that was in great shape so I bought it and I went and got it sand blasted.



got it powder coated for a song, rebuilt and polished up the forks and top clamp... I also scored some progressive shocks on the cheap.







popped the wheels on after ALOT of cleaning



I then tackled the engine, it was running before I got it, the compression and such was great (only had 13K on it). It did however have a leaky headgasket so I replaced that and after hassleing with the timing chain and alot of cleaning and polishing, I got it back together.

I have the engine in the bike now and this evening I will take some more pics of it and post them up.

Fire away.
 

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Thanks for the replys guys.

Here are a couple of pics with the engine in. I am cleaning up the mount plates today and painting.

As you may notice I am using the stock bars off of my CR250 to move it around etc. I was planning on some clip ons but I do like the feel of these bars, we'll see.



 

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quote:...I do like the feel of these bars, we'll see.
Practically the same as superbike bars, which I have on my cb360 and Thunderbird. I like them too. All day comfortable.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Judeyramone

quote:...I do like the feel of these bars, we'll see.
Practically the same as superbike bars, which I have on my cb360 and Thunderbird. I like them too. All day comfortable.
Thats good to hear, I was thinking it was just my familiarity with dirt bikes that influenced that thought.

These bar clamps work for the stockers but I originally wanted to put a pair of pro tapers I have on, maybe I will try to find a way to make that work.
 

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Project still is coming along, just bumped the thread so I can find it... it seems to have been kicked to the curb...
 

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I got some new clamps and installed a set of pro tapers that came off my CR250.

What do you guys think? they feel really nice and I think they look much better than the old MX'ers I had on there.

 
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