CAFE MAXIMUS

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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #556 by sunnbobb » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:18 pm

5000 of those views are from me. LOL very cool work.
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #557 by duke182 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:44 am

Looking forward to the pictures of the finished product.
And the ride report of the maiden voyage.
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #558 by Norbert R » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:09 pm

SHE RUNS ! SHE RUNS ! party2 dancr :jump
I could hardly believe it, but she fired right up !!! Wog was right on the money ! I primed the fuel pump, as well as the float bowls with 180ml of fuel as per Randakk video, and the bike almost started on the very first crank :-D
Didn't even smoke, I was expecting clouds of smoke, spluttering and farting, at the very least - it was almost too easy action1

THANK YOU NGWC, from the bottom of my heart I thank you guys - you've enable a guy who has never worked on a motorcycle, to strip a 38 year old vintage bike down to the very last nut and bolt and rebuild it to this.
Without your advice, guidance, encouragement, and parts, there simply is no way I could ever have achieved this - you are my brothers for life, and I will always be in your debt and forever grateful anim-cheers1

Here's a vid of the start-up:
http://youtu.be/_JptvV5BRqg


And here's a boring walk-around with no sound:
http://youtu.be/rjZCpYH_VWk


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Post #559 by CYBORG » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:21 pm

It has been a long journey my friend, and you have come thru with flying colors. A family affair, and a gorgeous bike. Congratulations action1 action1 action1 action1 lolol lolol lolol lolol dancr dancr dancr
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Post #560 by jimmyz3286 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:22 pm

Sure is a good looking family. Very nice done Norbert. You seemed shocked at it starting, I don't know why with your skills. The bike looks and sounds excellent.
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Post #561 by Casper » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:46 pm

Wonderful, we all knew you could, and would do it. You are a very talented and skilled mechanic!

The picture with your family and the bike is priceless.

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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #562 by Werner » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:41 pm

Magic Norbert, magic. After all that countless hours and problems the satisfaction is worth it. Hope you and the kids can sleep tonight.

Now every one needs a helmet and a spin around the block.

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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #563 by Martin » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:54 pm

I have really enjoyed following your progress on this project and sharing it with my students.

Congratulations!

Now for the really fun bit of tying it all up with some paint and detailing.

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Post #564 by gltriker » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:59 pm

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Post #565 by wog » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:28 pm

BRAVO!! action1 action1 action1
Your video with them is priceless!
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #566 by Hook#3287 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:27 pm

Norbert;

I am totally blown away at how great your bike came out. If mine gets to looking 1/2 as good, I'll be happy.

The vid of the start up was excellent.

It amazes me that the bike motor parts poster I have in my living room looks, runs and sounds so well. (apparently it smells good too)

Good job! anim-cheers1
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #567 by gregforesi » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:23 am

Nice job kid.

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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #568 by wingless1 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:58 am

excellent job!!!
Love the work you've done!!
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #569 by AussieGold » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:10 am

excellent job Norbert. i am surprised that you were surprised.... :lol: now , ride :crosso :crosso
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Re: CAFE MAXIMUS

Post #570 by Norbert R » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:24 am

Gents thank you so much for the kind words - I really do appreciate your comments, and the time you guys take to assist and encourage those of us that need it :2thumbs
(My daughter really is a petrol head isn't she ?, enjoying those exhaust fumes :lol: )

Got a few minor teething problems, mainly the fan isn't coming on, will post in the Tech Discussions on those...
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