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Old 04-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #91
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Nice lines, looks great.
Thank you.
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Today, I took the radiator off, to fix the issue #2 mentioned above.
Yeah, it looks like this when the bike haven't painted yet. Really bad isn't it?



Brought to the mech shop where they are professional of repairing Cars' radiator and cooler system.
They could replace the whole internal stuff of the radiator, just keep the external frame to fit with the bike/car as it should.
They have all the brand new fins and tubes etc... just cut them in shape, and weld them into the frame. They can even make the radiator for the modern bikes, i.e. Ducati with curvy shape.
The mechanic looked at my radiator and say "Damn, it still looks pretty good. You don't need to change the internal stuff, let me take care of the fins for you. Come back this time tomorrow."
We talked about price. He said that if I replace with the new internal, it cost me almost $100. If not, just get them repair the fins, disassemble the frame and flush all the debris inside, then it's around $15.
Well, see what I got today:



Close up:


And here, I can see the sky thru the fins:


That worth it for a try, rather than replace with the new radiator or even with new internal parts.

Just a little repaint the frame after they disassemble for flushing:


Reinstated, fulfill the coolant, started the bike. I can feel the wind from the fan thru radiator, unlike before.
Let the bike running idle about 20minsAll fine. No chance for a test ride out. Should be fine, I believe.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #92
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Great

Rode to work today. 15km without any issue. Way coooool.....
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #93
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Thats some really fine work,you have done!
I like it a lot.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #94
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Thats some really fine work,you have done!
I like it a lot.
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Some updated pix:



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Old 08-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #95
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very well done, sir!....
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #96
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Great work VietHorse! That looks like a fun ride
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:36 PM   #97
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very well done, sir!....
Thank you Sir. It's my pleasure to make it and show up here.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:39 PM   #98
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Great work VietHorse! That looks like a fun ride
Howdy Sparky?!
Long time not seeing you up here. Though you have disappeared for a very big Project.
Thank you very much for giving me ideas from your awesome BMW cafe build and especially knowledge of monoshock.
Yeah, it's really fun ride of mine. Love it.
So what is your next Project?
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:48 PM   #99
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Howdy Sparky?!
Long time not seeing you up here. Though you have disappeared for a very big Project.
Thank you very much for giving me ideas from your awesome BMW cafe build and especially knowledge of monoshock.
Yeah, it's really fun ride of mine. Love it.
So what is your next Project?
Yeah, sorry it's been a while. Working on a 360 honda at the moment and still tinkering with the T500. Finding pockets of time to wrench and create has been tough. I'm keeping an eye out for your next creation ;)
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #100
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Yeah, sorry it's been a while. Working on a 360 honda at the moment and still tinkering with the T500. Finding pockets of time to wrench and create has been tough. I'm keeping an eye out for your next creation ;)
wow, that's too much work. Saw quite numbers of CB360 and SuzT500 cafe racer. But I dig the T500 as the CB360 machine looks small, imo. T500 would be great looking one with the long gas tank.
Show us!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:10 AM   #101
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Any ideas, comments if I make the front fairing like this:



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Old 08-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #102
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I wouldn't change it.

You've done it just right as is!
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #103
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The orange bike looks good, but yours is a different style - more the naked type.
If you put the long, low racer style fairing I don't think it would go with what you have now.
Maybe a small "flyscreen" would work, but I agree with Tracks1, what you've done is fine, as is.
You haven't put your "Honda wings" on yet, though?
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #104
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The 'Ducati' style fairing would make it seem top heavy. Maybe a small flyscreen ala Guzzi M1
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:42 AM   #105
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Thank you Sirs, for your comments.
Yeah, agreed that what I tried to do to my bike is getting it as naked as It could. With that, the robust-looking engine could show up it's great muscles. Dang, and it makes so many people thought it was a Guzzi at the first sight.

@HapHazard, which Honda wings you mentioned about? The ones on the sides of gas tanks? No, I won't put it, just don't want to add any spot on the tank. I may put two black stripes along the bike, from the tank to the end of the seat hump.
@Box'a'bit, is this the one you recommended to try?

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