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I was inspecting the frame for just that reason last night. I am really trying to decide if running the stock battery box and side covers is what I want. The blinker mounts and other stuff are going as well has the helmet hook and other weighty little nuggets.

Welding the spot welded parts is a great idea.

I got the engine released from its cage yesterday, the sawsall cut through it like butter.
 

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I love the sawzall too. It will remove brackets and lugs just for fun.
I just put a 4-1 pipe on my Seca 550 and it hit the centerstand pivot lug. One swipe with the sawzall and I had plenty of clearance without even removing the pipe.
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Here is a quick update;

Powdercoated frame, rebuilt forks / new fork tubes, cleaned and polished top tree, Progressive shocks.



The wheels are on the bench getting cleaned up right now, hoping to have them done and the front brake sys. rebuilt by the weekend... we'll see.

Once the roller is together, its motor time (at lest the top end).
 

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now that what im talking about N I C E twin 450 ...such a thrill I bet even the wife is excited about that lump now......!AWESOME!
What color are you thinking about the cx tank just curious.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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I am prolly going to do the tank black as well but with an accent color that as of now I am undecided on.
 

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nice work! you should be proud of yourself. keep us posted, please.

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I did my 360 black with silver stripe down center same on solo seat looks mad maxish.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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that looks really nice - wish I had the cash to powdercoat my own bike, but I'll have to content myself with rattle-can POR-15.

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Edited by - borzwazie on Jul 18 2007 10:33:23 AM
 

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I was going to go the POR15 route as I am trying to keep this build as low-buck as possible but what happened was;

I took the frame, swing arm and battery box to get blasted at a local powder coat shop. It was 50 bucks to get it blasted and when I picked it up the guy tells me "I'll powdercoat it for another $65..."

I told him no, I am really trying to keep cost down.

Get home and my buddy and my wife jump all over me telling me I should do it. (My WIFE!!?? WTF?)

Needless to say, I went back the next day.
 

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it is well over $100 for me to do just a frame here in NY - well worth the price. If I could find someone to do it for $65 I'd have 5 frames done.
 

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wow great work... i think about doing this every day .. but alas i need the wind in my hair.. im really excited about this build for some reason...

also.. as a dude who used to PC for a living.. i have to say 65 is CHEAP!

some powder costs more than that a lb...

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just for comparison I called the local MACCO ./earlshieb paint shop you know those in and out no prep paint your rubber and antena paint shop that will paint your whole car dirt cheap.
I asked if I brought you a bike frame in primer how much would you charge to shot it in Urethane...just black. Hesaid he would use baked enamel(I like urethane better) for 200bucks. So you got a bargain all cafe builders in your area should get there frames to that guy quick while he seems to be hungry for some work.

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Hey Lil Bull, what kind of price can you give me on a seat for the 450? I wanted to use the original seat hinges and latch so I was going to fab something out of an original seat pan but you appear to have actual experience doing this.
 

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i cut mine off so I have nothing accurate to go by.My seat is metal you maybe cheaper to get a glass on from glass from the past and just make a metal pan to attach the glass seat to your hinges.


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support your local glass guy......

tannermatic rules!

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threw the wheels and tank on last night to get an idea what I am dealing with.


Looks pretty Fonzie-esque.
 

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its the tank and its seventies colors thats all the bike look kick ass nothing like something old re done just has instant cool.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 
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