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PostSubject: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:15 am

Hey guys got directed here from Rattlers. Figured its always good to get a wider audience opinions and help with things so here's what i got.

heres what i started with over a year ago. i meant for the project to move quicker than it has but i bought a house which has taken a lot of time.

Heres what i started with


At a later stage with a different exhaust and bars. mocking up fixed height


Then as of yesterday
Been spending FAR too long doing the wiring on this.  Sheathed the looms in this weave thats used on computer cabling. all nice and tidy and easily removed and hidden.


LED warning lights in the headlight bucket and switch for the headlight on.  CBR250 Brake master and new brake hose


Vapor mounted and running


Ignition moved into the cover plate of the starter motor. Starter has been removed


Military style plug that allows removal of the electrics tube. has ignition and altenator wiring


Wiring placement


overview of wiring going into electrics tube


Main look plug, i'll replace this with military style one if i can find another


Made a new axle mounted plate mount, needs rounding but was a piece of scrap i had.


Electrics tube. kill toggle switch on the side


Tailight has 3 leds underneath for plate lighting











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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:19 am

So its mostly how i want it BUT
it runs rough. After the new exhaust and ditching the stock air filter it was super lean. I rejetted with larger main jets. have done my best to sync the carbs again after cleaning them out. Did the valve clearances and timed and gapped points.
Seems to run sweet on cyl 1-4 but 2-3 have cooler pipes. It backfires through the carbs a bit to. The spark from the points on 2-3 seem weaker.
Ive ordered a new points, condensor, baseplate setup from the states that im hoping will help out.
If theres anyone in wellington thats familiar with old hondas or just rejetting, tuning in general im happy to pay with beer to get this thing running good
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:02 pm

hey mate wish i could help ya but i hate stupid problems like that i can however tell ya it probly gona be the last thing you look at Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
bike is looking sweet
were abouts in in kapiti are ya ?
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:26 pm

Hey ya Fevah, And welcome aboard bud. Looks like you've been busy the bikes looking awesome.
Unforchantly I'm like Mike not much help so far aye ?????
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Im in Pram, Makarini St.
Woody have missed your posts on rattlers. Your bike blows my mind.
Id like to say ive been busy but ive been useless. Wiring took way to long but its tidy and i like it now. Well once the bike runs on more than 3.25 cylinders.
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:36 pm

o ok your walking distance from me ha would neva have thought to ask if i didnt see kapiti in there some ware
will have to catch up some time for a yarn
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:04 am

long time no update haha
Got sick of it running like a dog so i put the old exhaust back on and heat wrapped it. Looks ok and the smaller ID header/mufflers seem to make it run a lot better if not a little slower.
Mate of mine made up some velocity stacks for me to.



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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:36 pm

sweet
hey your famous
nz rodder mag has pic ov you me and mark from the coverage at juniors Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool afro afro afro
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:15 pm

Fuck... that bike looks awesome
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:14 pm

your bike is giving me ideas...
if you have time sometime, could you let me know what length the stock shocks are?
did the sporty tank tunnel fit over the frame?
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:19 pm

pretty sure stock was around 320-340, the scooter ones in there are 270
the tank is raised there, it fits the backbone fine apart from the end where it flares out and spreads
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:36 pm

Small update
Mike made me up some Z bars and i got a vintage 6" headlamp for next to nothing off trademe. Currently have no front indicators, will sort that at some stage.


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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:56 pm

yup heap more betterer Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:05 pm

sick bro sick
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:33 am

Looks better than my store bought ones

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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:39 am

yeh nice bars, those orange grips are a nice touch too
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:07 pm

looking serious cool, man, but wheres the dog????
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:18 pm

haha he was there
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PostSubject: Re: CB500 Grinder project   Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:27 pm

excellent. Glad to see hes keeping a good eyjavascript:emoticonp('cyclops')e on you
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