Chop it, rake it, slam it, build it for show.
New parts, old parts, built from scrap. [Hammered out of bare stock & welded with sweat.]
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decided to share my project as well, bought the bike from a guy who let it sit for three years... so of course it was in pretty bad shape, thankfully it had been stored in a garage.
since i'm only 21 years old, and have to be at least 22 to drive a motorcycle with this amount of power, i still have some time to finish the build.
after siting for three years, the carburetor was filled with gum, so the first thing i did was remove it, clean it using ultrasonic cleaning. some of the chromed parts were unsalvageable, so i sandblasted those and painted them black. i also put a revision kit inside it.
i decided i wanted to do something different than the Mohave gas tank, and decided to use a tank of a Honda CB bol d'or.
the plan(great photoshoping skills):
of course all the aluminium parts where in the worst shape possible, but working as a metal worker, i have a lot of tools at hand to get them nice and shiny.
i had to move my bike to another location, at this new place i had more space and the possibility to lift the bike, using an old hospital bed!
i also fitted the tank to the bike, fits beautifully!
i hope you guys like my process, as this is my first project bike, all of this is new to me.
the future plans for the bike are to modify the frame to fit the R1 rear shock, buy and mount a USD-front fork, and make a custom sub frame with custom seat.
Looking good so far - nice job on shining the aluminium! Does the tank fit without any mods to frame or tank?
sadly no, i had to chop off the old mounting point, both tank and frame, so i have to think of a new mounting solution.
frame outer side was 85mm, tank inside was 90mm (i believe)
Very cool build. Honda tank looks awesome and the concept drawing with the tail section has great lines. I'm a big fan of the red ninja forks with honda tanks, be the first yamaha with a set!
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indeed! it looks awesome with the red ninja forks, but i'm in talks with a seller for a set of GSX-R forks, he is willing to sell for a good price.
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thank you Jake!
this weekend i bought a USD fork from a GSX-R , i'm going to post some pictures when i receive it!
i also have a question for you guys! does anyone have experience with "ACF-50 Anti Corrosion"??
the plan is to use this when the engine is soda-blasted, the specifications of the product says it is heat resistant, and also water and salt resistant ( it really does have good specifications )
last weekend i inserted the USD-fork , it went in pretty easy.
when comparing the two forks, the height difference made it look like it would be a nightmare..
but when i placed it in the bike and put it on the ground the stance of the bike was pretty good!
of course it will need different bearings, but except that i didn't have to modify anything!
the front fork came of a suzuki gsx-r, i still cant say it went in perfectly because i still have to fit the new bearings.. i hope this wont give me any problems..
i also put some new work into the bike, i started with the modification of the gas tank!
so it has been a while since i have posted anything, but i haven't been sitting still..
i finished the gas tank, the heat from the welding did turn the metal inside, but the painter said it wouldn't be any problem to fix it.
and split the spare engine in two, it went pretty good, and this weekend i will probably start with the second engine.
all of the parts looked pretty good, no weird scrape marks
i also found a cool looking paint scheme, i might paint it like this...
for the front fork conversion i had some trouble finding the right bearings, but eventually i found the right bearings in china.
i ordered them and now i have to wait until they get here.
I used to have a CB1100F with that paint scheme, albeit a Euro version with larger fairing and Comstar wheels.
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