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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Thank you! That's why my math was ll wrong, I...

Thank you! That's why my math was ll wrong, I forgot the shocks and headlight bracket. Found the headlight on a shelf in the garage. I think it was from a KZ650.


Total cost so far:
Bike $100
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
It would look better if I set it on fire... ...

It would look better if I set it on fire...

Which brings up the paint job. I am thinking about painting everything black and pile on stickers on the tank. What do you guys think?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
I looked into it and it would come too close to...

I looked into it and it would come too close to the exhaust at full compression. It would also not help with frame geometry....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Well, I'm not quite finished yet. But I have all...

Well, I'm not quite finished yet. But I have all the major components and I know they will kinda work together. So, good progress.

Found the peanut tank for $20. It works but the tunnel is very...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Now I'm usually not one to brag. But in this...

Now I'm usually not one to brag.

But in this case...


I have reached my goal.


I have achieved full fugliness! :clap :freaky :huh
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Rust bucket? Turd bucket? Here's a better...

Rust bucket? Turd bucket?

Here's a better look at the quality of the welds that can be found on that high-tech, high-quality build:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-14-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Yep, stick welding is all I have setup right now....

Yep, stick welding is all I have setup right now. And you're probably right. I usually "bake" the rods in the oven for about 15 minutes before welding but, with the wife being sick and at home, I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Wife and baby were sick this weekend so I played...

Wife and baby were sick this weekend so I played nurse and did not get much garage time. But I was able to (mostly) relocate the pegs, so some progress.

On the stock bike the pegs are way...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Sure did! It actually got there last Thursday but...

Sure did! It actually got there last Thursday but my wife forgot to tell me about it. Found it on Friday and had to check to see if it would work:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
I think the last time I ran a Kerker was on a '79...

I think the last time I ran a Kerker was on a '79 Suzuki GS850G. Old school indeed... Thanks again!



I will let you know but I think I found a HD peanut tank locally. Should fit the little...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-06-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
That is a stupid idea! I love it! :huh :clap

That is a stupid idea! I love it! :huh :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Awesome! Email sent, thanks! So, while...

Awesome! Email sent, thanks!

So, while cleaning up the garage yesterday so I could find my tools I found a set of tires I forgot about: Duro 903/904 in 3.0x21 front and 4.60x18 rear. They are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
If you're offering, I'd gladly take the smallest,...

If you're offering, I'd gladly take the smallest, or crappiest of the three. :evil

I do not know about the DR650 tank, I think I have access to one, I will check.

In the meanwhile I am...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-02-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
You have no idea, I just found a can of pink and...

You have no idea, I just found a can of pink and a can of orange paint in the garage... :freaky
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Yep, I started looking at it and I should be able...

Yep, I started looking at it and I should be able to move them about 6" back and 3" down without too much trouble. Hopefully I will find a little time to work on that this weekend.



So far the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
I did think about it but: - I am missing 50%...

I did think about it but:
- I am missing 50% of the CL, including the VIN plate.
- I do not have a bill of sale for the CL (though I checked the VIN and it's clear).
- The exhaust for the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Bump, if you have a cheap tank for sale please...

Bump, if you have a cheap tank for sale please send me a PM...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,656
Posted By dbarale
The bike has been sold and will be re-started and...

The bike has been sold and will be re-started and put back on the road! :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,123
Posted By dbarale
Saloperie de putain de becane de merde! Just...

Saloperie de putain de becane de merde!

Just say it loudly, don't worry about pronouncing it right.

I still envy your insane project....
Forum: Face plant 12-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,767
Posted By dbarale
Yep. Did you? ...

Yep. Did you?

http://lollitop.magicgate.eu/media/LollitopMagicgate_004/Lollitop31wasn_T_Planned_That_Way.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,123
Posted By dbarale
Good that you are realistic in your expectations....

Good that you are realistic in your expectations. It will save you aggravation and money. Besides, a nice rider would probably bet a lot more enjoyable than a full restoration.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By dbarale
Let's see... The bottom end is toast, the top end...

Let's see... The bottom end is toast, the top end is toast, the frame (from a different bike) is hacked... This will end up costing you more than a nice bike in the end.

But I will be glad to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
And most likely the last, the Eliminator is such...

And most likely the last, the Eliminator is such a poor choice for a custom project, it's laughable. But hey, it did meet my criteria: 125 and cheap.

And we need pics of you on that Eliminator......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Which reminds me... I knew I was forgetting...

Which reminds me... I knew I was forgetting something. So, the seat...

When I traded the CB I received this beauty of a CL100:

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
OK, I need some input if anyone is still...

OK, I need some input if anyone is still watching.

At first I wanted to remove the existing fender/tail piece and replace it with a "regular" fender. Like something you could find on a 60's or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Ok, let’s backtrack a little. When I first...

Ok, let’s backtrack a little. When I first started this project I came across a free CB350F while looking for parts for the build. Problem was that the “parts” bike was just a little too nice to be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Total cost so far $165.

Total cost so far $165.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Thanks for all the replies, I think I found...

Thanks for all the replies, I think I found something... I will update when it comes in.

Accomplished a bit this weekend even though I don't have much to show for.

I first bled the front...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 299,663
Posted By dbarale
Why would you have a chain roller on a rigid? I...

Why would you have a chain roller on a rigid? I am "bafeled"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Need help cleaning your driveway? :evil

Need help cleaning your driveway? :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 1,144,282
Posted By dbarale
BTW, I came across this on Ebay yesterday and...

BTW, I came across this on Ebay yesterday and thought about the sportster conversion guys:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,656
Posted By dbarale
One last bump for this, I am getting ready to...

One last bump for this, I am getting ready to steal parts of that bike for another project. i will not have the time or money to get to it for a while and seeing it rot in the driveway is just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Anyone has any ideas for a 17" rear wheel with...

Anyone has any ideas for a 17" rear wheel with drum brake?
I know of the KLR250 and early XR200, any others? Don't care if it's spokes of cast as long as it's fairly narrow (1.85" to 2.75")... :ear
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,993
Posted By dbarale
So Hunter had a four day weekend, how much did...

So Hunter had a four day weekend, how much did he do on the hack?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
I removed the shocks and swapped them out for...

I removed the shocks and swapped them out for some adjustable ones that have two settings: 12 and 13". But I'm afraid they might be a little over sprung for that bike. :evil

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Another small update. I wanted to check the...

Another small update.

I wanted to check the ride height, sag, etc. But with the wheel that was on the bike it was impossible...

So I looked around the garage and found that the front wheel from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Cute kid. And as for the purple grips, whatever...

Cute kid. And as for the purple grips, whatever he wants as long as he enjoys it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9,055
Views: 1,481,638
Posted By dbarale
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2013-ktm-390-duke/2013-ktm-390-duke-01.jpg


I still want the Duke 390... :cry
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,019
Posted By dbarale
Update: I received the needle jet on Friday...

Update:

I received the needle jet on Friday so I put the carb back together. Seemed OK... On Saturday I was able to find a couple of hours so I figured I would try to start it. I rigged an air...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By dbarale
No shit... :deal Love you...

No shit... :deal

Love you...
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