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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #16 by desertrefugee » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:38 pm

lol. Upside down photos or not, that truly is a good looking motorcycle. I would expect you'll be engaging in conversation with admirers where ever you go with it! Seriously nice work.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #17 by DUGG » Sun May 06, 2018 12:12 pm

I got everything pretty much back together to find I had three electrical issues.
The right rear turn signal didn't light up - poor connection on the bullet connector in the connector box. The starter would engage with the bike in gear and clutch out-turns out the switch in the new clutch perch is backwards and grounds the circuit with the clutch out. I swapped in the original switch and after some messing around with the adjustment got it working right.
The last one was the high beam. Traced that to the aux. fuse that I have powering the relay. The fuse appears to be slowly melting. The fuse is a 30amp which should be overkill for that circuit. Today I'm going to run 14 gauge wire with 30amp in line fuse from the battery to the relay.

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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #18 by DUGG » Mon May 07, 2018 4:31 pm

I had some cracks in the fairing I needed to address. I didn't have any luck finding a replacement fairing over the winter so I thought I would try to glue it. Seeing how the fairing is made of abs plastic I went with abs glue for abs plumbing. I drilled holes at the end of the cracks and I worked the glue into the cracked areas both from the mounting area and inside the fairing. After sitting over night the glue worked its way to the outside area. Time will tell if the works or not.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #19 by BikeMaine » Mon May 07, 2018 9:54 pm

Wow, it looks like the stuff really worked.
I'm as interested as you to see how the strength works out.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #20 by DUGG » Wed May 09, 2018 5:00 pm

BikeMaine wrote:Wow, it looks like the stuff really worked.
I'm as interested as you to see how the strength works out.


I'll report on how it worked in a couple of months.

I found these little plastic hole plugs at the hardware store that fit perfectly in the mirror holes on the lever perches
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Post #21 by DUGG » Wed May 09, 2018 5:08 pm

This is how the bike looks at the moment. Subtle changes from before. I'm getting use to the fairing mounted mirrors. I don't think they give quite as good of view as did the handle bar mounted ones did. But with the narrow and lower bars it might of been the same. The bars are a little lower than I was shooting for but the bike handles better with the. The new master cyl. Doesn't seem more powerful, until you grab it hard and then you better be ready. I think the seat looks okay. It's definitely firmer. A long ride will be the real test.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #22 by Jonesz » Wed May 09, 2018 5:59 pm

Very pretty bike, you have done a great job of making it your own without destroying its' integrity.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #23 by desertrefugee » Wed May 09, 2018 6:51 pm

DUGG wrote:I found these little plastic hole plugs at the hardware store that fit perfectly in the mirror holes on the lever perches


Really nice GL. You've made it pretty special.

Those plugs are a good solution, but I have an alternative that I've used on a couple of bikes. These posts are used as helmet locks, but can be purely decorative, as well. Spin right into the mirror holes. These are on my '78, but I've used them on other machines that had gone to bar ends, etc.

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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #24 by Track T 2411 » Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 pm

The bike looks great! Enjoy the ride!
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #25 by DUGG » Wed May 09, 2018 7:52 pm

Pics of the bike when I started
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #26 by BikeMaine » Wed May 09, 2018 10:26 pm

That came out great Man!

You should be proud.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #27 by Gowing » Thu May 10, 2018 6:17 am

Your red bike looks fantastic, Dugg. The dashboard is super clean looking? Like.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #28 by ericheath » Thu May 10, 2018 6:35 am

Nice work.
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #29 by Sugs » Thu May 10, 2018 9:39 am

Red bike looks really good. I'm wondering what the front fender is off of?
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Re: Spring time refresh

Post #30 by robin1731 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am

Sugs wrote:Red bike looks really good. I'm wondering what the front fender is off of?


Looks like a CBX/750F/900F/1100F front fender. Same as the bike in my avatar.

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