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looks much better.

What paint did you use to paint your wheels? are they reverse comstars or the regular comstars.
 

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Thanks , glad to know it looks fine. I know that, but it is nice to hear some comments.
I just cleaned the wheels good, then again with some gasoline, masked the tires with masking tape/newpaper and then painted the wheels with can spray paint.
I wanted to do powder coating, which I will in the future, but since I do not have a place to keep it disassembled for a while ( powder coating would entail disassembly , tires, discs, everything off and away to the shop for a few days)I opted for the easy out.

It came out good.Does not peel off, and it is easily retouched if ever. Tire change is one of those times when retouching comes in handy. When I clean the wheels, I do so with WD40 and a rag, spray some over and wipe it off, it adds shine, and, protects it.

When I clean the bike, I seldom use water, only if there is mud, otherwise, road grim comes out easy with WD40 , just spray it all over, engine, wheels, frame...and let it soak a bit, then wipe it off with a rag, ends up looking like new, and well protected, WD40 gets rid of moisture.

I am changing my throttle cables this week, I only had the pull cable ( this bike has a pull and another push cable for throttle return) but now, with the lower bars, after warming up or highway rides the idle stays high, I suspect I need the pull cable now, I was lazy before, but now it is a must.
I bought both new, pull and push.
I will get more pixes.....

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

http://cardomain.com/id/jaimesix

Edited by - jaimesix on Nov 29 2006 2:33:31 PM
 

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That looks sharp! Make me want to buy yet another bike........damnit!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!
 

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quote: When I clean the bike, I seldom use water, only if there is mud, otherwise, road grim comes out easy with WD40 , just spray it all over, engine, wheels, frame...and let it soak a bit, then wipe it off with a rag, ends up looking like new, and well protected, WD40 gets rid of moisture.
Nothin' smells better'n good ole DUBBYA DEEE!
No, I'm not being sarcastic...I love the smell of that stuff, probly kill me one day...oh well.

 

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Yes, I think it looks good, looks very sporty, and it is excelent in city ridding, narrow, perfect for in between cars.
I still have to give it the last touches, I have to make brackets for my larger headlamp...it will look very nice and very original...a one of kind.

Plans for this week, adjust cam chain, new throttle cables. I was thinking about bar end mirrors, any comments about that??

I will get an expansion plug ( 2) to cover the stock bar housing. I have some intentions of lowering a bit, and moving a little forward the gauge cluster.....let's move along, I will post pixes of the progress.

Dubbya DEE!!! yea.....it works.....the bad time is right after the cleaning.......it smokes off while the excess Dubbya goes up in smoke..( Dubbya DEE , not Dubbya Bush...<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> )



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Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

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quote:..( Dubbya DEE , not Dubbya Bush... )
Yeh, one works good in sticky situations, the other one don't!

 

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I have Napoleons on my Thunderbird & love, love, love them. Pretty vibe free. They were on the bike when I bought it, tho, so I don't know how they compare to stockers.
 

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all i can tell you about the bar end mirrors is dont buy cheap ones like the emgos i have on my sohc cb750. they WILL NOT stay in place inside the bar no matter what you do it seems. if i could use regular 10mm mount mirrors on my bike again i would, noplace to mount them now though

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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I think I have seen the Napoleaons in the net, look good. I will check them out. Cheap mirrors are not good at all, you got that right, I can see the pivots going loose and the mirrors going out of focus....

My stock mirrors have lost range with the clip on bar arrangement.Something has to be done.

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My local Triumph dealer had them (in black) for $32ea, when I was in there in Aug. They shouldn't be hard for you to find locally - and save the shipping.
 

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I scored a cluster like the one on top of this pix. Mine will be reversed though, KPH characters will be the main numbers( in white), the smaller red ones will be the miles.

No problemos , better than the dorky 80mph papa goverment one my bike has.<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>



This is the actual speedo in my bike as of today...

<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

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Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 20 2006 2:02:40 PM<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 20 2006 2:04:14 PM
 
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