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post #41 of 60 Old 02-19-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I do want to run the electrics under the seat. I want to keep the triangles in the frame as open as possible. Not sure about the swing arm yet. They are close in measurement. Tough to get a good read on the sv since its still attached. Within about a 1/2". I'll be looking at doing that. More likely I'll keep the original and go up to a 20mm axle. I was just playing with the 17mm one for spacing, etc. It is about 3/4" too long anyways. One CB spacer will work as it is, the brake caliper mount hole will need to be enlarged and two custom spacers on that side. 20mm is a common axle size, hopefully I can just find them.

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Here's what I have now. New tapered roller stem bearings, new wheel bearings, spacers machined to fit the original 20mm axle. Front and rear wheels are done for now. Next will be getting out of the basement and get an engine into it.

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All finished up with cleaning the head and jugs. I also lapped all the valves today using this method. Both course and fine compound.

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Here's two valves for comparison sake.
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Next up is some paint and reassembly.

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post #44 of 60 Old 03-04-2014, 08:37 PM
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After the engine is put back together, assembling the bike is the part I like the most. clean all the parts, repair, straighten, assemble and adjust. This thing should be a blast to ride around town...

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After the engine is put back together, assembling the bike is the part I like the most. clean all the parts, repair, straighten, assemble and adjust. This thing should be a blast to ride around town...
You'll know first hand when you try it.


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Valves are all back in. I ground out the middle of an old c-clamp to use for a spring compressor. Worked perfectly.
Valves before and after.


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Using a 64mm ball hone and a milk crate I got the cylinders all cross hatched. Very easy to do with the ball units. Only cost $32.

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All primed and ready for paint. I used etching primer so the paint will adhere to the aluminum.


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All painted and ready for assembly. Once the engine is together, I'm planning on sanding down the edges of the cooling fins so the show silver. I think it'll look good.
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Nice work man!

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post #47 of 60 Old 03-25-2014, 05:50 PM
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Can't beleive you found a ball hone for 32$. When I was looking for one last year, all the ball hones I found were well over a 100$. I ended up taking my two cylinders to a shop and they did them both for under a 100$...

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Can't beleive you found a ball hone for 32$. When I was looking for one last year, all the ball hones I found were well over a 100$. I ended up taking my two cylinders to a shop and they did them both for under a 100$...
Yup. Gregg's distributing. Not only $32, in stock and many sizes. I was shocked myself.

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No, thank you! I have to admit that you're partly responsible for my inspiration and motivation.

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Engines are back together, valve job, new rings, tappets all set and ready to reinstall into the frame. I left all the covers off so it's a little lighter and they don't get all banged up. Now that they're out of my basement, hopefully I can get both engines into their frames this weekend.


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Engines are back together, valve job, new rings, tappets all set and ready to reinstall into the frame. I left all the covers off so it's a little lighter and they don't get all banged up. Now that they're out of my basement, hopefully I can get both engines into their frames this weekend.


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First engine is installed, less the covers on the sides. Suppose to rain all weekend so I'll be hiding in the shop getting it together. I'll also get the engine installed in the cafe bike to free up some floor space.


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post #52 of 60 Old 05-13-2014, 07:40 PM
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Can't wait to see those bikes in action, especially the Café Racer...

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Worked on her for a couple more hours. All the covers are on, cleaned up the exhaust.

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Here's what the pipes looked like when I got them. About 10 minutes with 0000 steel wool per pipe and here's what I've got.

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What a difference! Pipes are all bolted on.


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Still have to connect the cables, fuel lines, install air box and fill with fluids. Here's how it looks with the tank and seat just sitting in place. Not bad for a free bike. Thanks Mr.t81.

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Looking great man. Bet you can't wait to fire it up!

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Glad to see you're fixing it up. Going from a modern CB to an older CB

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Bike is all together. I just finished all the wiring and cleaning out the front brakes. Some nasty looking shit in behind the piston and on the seal. I'm glad I had bought a new seal for it. All the lights, horn and gauge lights work. Seat is mounted. Next step is battery, oil and gas. Ready to run!


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Hey hey, looking sharp. Up to my elbows in grease and grime on my first build. '76 CB550k. Good fun but spares are impossible on my side of the world. Shipping costs are killing me.

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Not sure hiw i missed this post ... but it looks great man! I really need to get my hands on vintage CB project soon.

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Very nice job!

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Can't wait to see what you do with it! An old school CB is on my bike bucket list as well ..... I dream of hopefully building a CB some day similar to this one.

That looks fantastic! I want.

Quite similar to your 919 scheme HeliMach.

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