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PostSubject: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:39 am

Project starts here!

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Ends up where?
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:58 pm

Doesn't it get you all fired up when you see the potential in a pile of parts? How about a stretched swing arm cafe racer?

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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:21 pm

What is it man?
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 pm

A blank canvas that needs less canvas and more frame?
Its a Honda CB250RS. I was going to do the cafe racer thing but every second one of these has been cafed, it needs to be different.
I don't quite know how to describe the look I'm after but longer, lower and less (except fork length) is the general idea.
I swapped the wheels out of my old TT 250 so its already gone from 18-18 to 21-17 but I think a 16 or 15 rear might be needed to get the look right. As for the rear I'm thinking bobber I'd be up for the challenge of getting that to work and look right but I'm open to suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:51 pm

Jon's onto something re;stretching swingarm, that or hardtail it. Personally Im not a fan of swingarms, big heavy shitty unnecesary farkin things!! I recomend drinking beer and angle grinding....not always in that order cherry
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Fri May 11, 2012 10:58 pm

So after having a scrounge around for some tyres and a tank I've decided the direction and it seems Jon had half the idea. I didn't really want to cafe it, many of these bikes have been already and I wanted something long n low, stretched bobber.

The thing is now I know how I want it to look now I have to make a whole lot of parts to make it work, damn!
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PostSubject: Progress   Sun May 13, 2012 1:46 pm

Now I have some direction momentum is building and building is good!


Stock forks this time. Ride height not far off and travel is correct. Still liked the look with the straight bars up high like they were on the dirtbike forks so some 12 or more inch risers may be the go.

Swingarm stretch...


Tank mount relocated...


Seat mount relocated


Sorry for all the small images/thumbnail links my big boy computer is broken so can only share little kiddy sized pics at the mo.
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PostSubject: Just for shits and giggles...   Tue May 15, 2012 9:26 pm

Got a good puter now, just need photoshop loaded, powerful tool for sussing stuff out without cutting metal and wasting paint.
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PostSubject: Tank mounts   Sun May 20, 2012 9:22 am

I decided to move the fuel tank mounts on both the frame and the saddles on the tank it self.
To get the tank sitting right and fit around the electrics.
So stage 2 of making this work is the front mounts, I had to move the spigot back about 30mm and down about 20 so I came up with this...




Lining up and marking position.



Plug welds done.



Ground back.



Stage 3 will be the tank, have decided to do a partial re tunnel so now the tank looks like this...
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:28 pm

Decided to get serious with the hand shift...





One more stay to pick up the engine bolt and I can make the pivot stay look a bit more swish.



And piss around with some ideas for tank colour scheme and seat...



Want to make a (redundant) copper oil bag to go in the triangle where all that other shit used to live and trying to get a idea of what size headlight to use.

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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:05 am

Looking good i like the colour scheme you got goin as for the headlight dont go with a 7" as i think itll be to big id look at a 5,3/4" myself
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:30 am

Good advice Dutchie, thanks. Yeah the 7 would probably look wrong, tis only a little bike.
Be a bit like Kate Moss with one of Pammy Anderson's tits Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:11 am

That's shaping up nicely... good work.
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:14 am

Not a bad lookin pile of poo.Be fun hooning round to the shops on.
Got some sheet metal here for the bottom of tank it you need it.
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:25 pm

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Not a bad lookin pile of poo.Be fun hooning round to the shops on.
Got some sheet metal here for the bottom of tank it you need it.

Tank is done, used this as my Polytech project so used lot's of their gas. Just finished leak testing and all good.

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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:14 pm

Ricer this is the best pile of shit I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work mate.
Too many fuckers think adding a set of bars and struts makes them some sort of BIKE builder. (TWATS Rolling Eyes )
This is what its all about making the stuff yourself and knowing what its going to look like at the end.
GOOD FUCKEN ON YA BUD. Twisted Evil I look forward to the next instalment. Wink
Hey I like skinny chicks with big tits. hehe
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:42 pm

Cheers Woody!
I hear ya about the skinny girls but gotta have the rear end to go with it. BTRA all the way!
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:17 pm

Woody wrote:
Ricer this is the best pile of shit I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work mate.
Too many fuckers think adding a set of bars and struts makes them some sort of BIKE builder. (TWATS Rolling Eyes )
This is what its all about making the stuff yourself and knowing what its going to look like at the end.
GOOD FUCKEN ON YA BUD. Twisted Evil I look forward to the next instalment. Wink
Hey I like skinny chicks with big tits. hehe

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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:25 pm

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PostSubject: Seat pan   Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:55 am

Started on the seat pan. Damn these jappa things have some ugly shit hidden by acres of foam, plastic seat bases and coverings, not the easiest to get looking neat hence the roll up on the front.

Anyway enough in place to make some useful progress tonight at Cams leather class Very Happy

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PostSubject: Seat progress   Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:20 pm

Slow going but getting there...


Underside 'tounge' mount...


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PostSubject: Some progress shots   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:20 am

Its been a while but changes in my home life mean this project now has a higher priority...
Seat back from powder coaters in colour that all the frame will be. Fabricated some stainless screws to bolt it in place.


Stance shot...


Bobber now has a face, and a friend Very Happy CB650 Cafe Racer


Seat from underneath, showing screws...


Adjustable Headlight mount started, need to have a female threaded piece mounted to the bottom of the triple clamp for the adjuster rod (hanging down) to screw in to.



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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:18 pm

Looks good, I like how you've made the front of the seat run up onto the tank
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PostSubject: Re: What should we do with this pile of poo?   Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:45 pm

The headlight mount and adjuster mechanism coming along, a few mods and some finishing to go...


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