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Old 10-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #166
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Ordered four tires and three tubes yesterday. More Shinko 244s, and some bikemaster tubes.

That rear tire has been pretty troublesome to keep aired up. I don't know if it's a problem with the valve stem or just what happens when I abuse the junk. If a new tube with the next tire doesn't make it behave better, I may get another wheel off of Fleabay and start hauling a spare with me. It'd make for good ballast too, I expect!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #167
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Ordered four tires and three tubes yesterday. More Shinko 244s, and some bikemaster tubes.

That rear tire has been pretty troublesome to keep aired up. I don't know if it's a problem with the valve stem or just what happens when I abuse the junk. If a new tube with the next tire doesn't make it behave better, I may get another wheel off of Fleabay and start hauling a spare with me. It'd make for good ballast too, I expect!
Tube pinched in the rim? It happened to me once and took months before it finally completely deflated. I kept putting air in it and checked it for nails and listened at the stem a zillion times first!
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:02 AM   #168
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It's still alive, but different!

Now using the gauge cluster from a 1974 CL360, mirrors from an '81 CB900, and all the electrical and the rear fender from an '81 CM400E.

It got a good bit of rust over winter from all the salt. :( I am afraid I might have to tear it down and repaint everything again!


Leaf screwed with this post 05-06-2013 at 06:29 AM Reason: Had to put a new audio track on the video!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:00 AM   #169
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Most awesome! Good to see Ratbike rides again. What's up with the CB900 project?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #170
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Most awesome! Good to see Ratbike rides again. What's up with the CB900 project?
It's back on the chopping block next, once the 400 will pass inspection.

I got consumed by work for most of the winter, and didn't have much time for bike stuff other than riding back and forth from work. :/

But now I am laid off, so I have plenty of time again, haha.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #171
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Very interesting and enjoyable thread from start to finish, thanks! Somehow I missed it before.
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Thanks!

In other news, I had to put a new audio track to the video. I think it turned out a lot better than the first one...
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #173
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That upper rear sidecar mount I was worried about finally broke. I jumped a water brake on a logging road with my sister's boyfriend monkeying, and it tore out a little. Or so I am guessing. I didn't notice it until I was filming this video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8tgodrwJHc

Also, finally rebuilt some carbs that aren't pieces of junk (quite). Made a bunch of howto videos about it on my crappy youtube channel. I hope they're not too inaccurate!
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