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Old 04-10-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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Thanks! I spent hours last night reading through some of the awesome build threads on here that I never noticed before. So much good info and inspiration on here it all gets covered up.

My brake lines came in today but I totally forgot to get a double banjo bolt. I just ordered one so hopefully I can get that all hooked up and try out the brakes soon.

Last week I was looking for options on replacing the petcocks because the ones I have seemed to be in bad shape. While searching around I came across a thread on here where someone had asked "what are my options?" and it seemed like everyone was encouraging a rebuild because every other solution is tricky or expensive. So I went back gave the petcocks some TLC and turns out they work just fine. I'll spend that $ on beer instead.

I've decided to make a little to do list to keep myself focused.
Short Term
Install double banjo bolt and bleed brakes
Weld/finish exhaust
Finish prepping/painting tank and body work
Measure/order/install throttle cables
Make brace/bracket for seat/tail/muffler
Finish battery box
Tune/rejet carbs
Install hose and filter for breather vent
Redo wiring for new switches
Engineer a brake light switch
Install turn signals, tail light, and license plate bracket
Order/install new tires

Long Term
Grind off tabs/Clean up frame
Powder coat frame and rims blue
Replace hardware with stainless steel bolts
Clean/polish engine
Make/finish fairing
Remake seat to be comfortable this time
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #17
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I forgot to ask... I bought some rubber stoppers to plug up the hole where the speedometer cable inserted into the transmission as well as the one next to the oil fill cap. Is rubber okay to use or should I find something else?

Here are some pics of the petcocks and new brake lines.

DSC01913 by Davideokills, on Flickr


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Speaking of cool threads I started to read through your Cross Canada trip hardwaregrrl and all I can say is wow!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
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I forgot to ask... I bought some rubber stoppers to plug up the hole where the speedometer cable inserted into the transmission as well as the one next to the oil fill cap.
the transmission vents through that hole. You shouldn't just plug it. There are replacement covers that you can use to cover the hole and still vent.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #19
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Oh cool. I wondered what that was there for. Seems strange that it is open like that but it seems most people have it open in the pics I'm looking through. Maybe I can think of something clever to do there.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #20
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I got my tires in last week but I told myself I can't have them put on until I tack the exhaust together so I can get them both done at the same time. I've been making a lot of progress on the tank and body work. The brakes are all together and I plan on bleeding them after the new tires are on. I just need to pick up some hardware and my battery box will be complete. I measured up the throttle cables and ordered them off ebay. Not real sure what the quality is going to be like.

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #21
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Putting some paint down.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #22
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Some friends came over and I set the tank on the frame to show it off a bit. It still needs work but it is coming together. I set up the welder and will finally be tacking the exhaust together tonight. I should have the throttle hooked up today too. You can see the gas cap I've modded up to work in the pics. I think it is pretty sharp. I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere on my to do list.


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Old 05-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #23
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I tacked the exhaust together and will be taking it to a shop to get TIG welded today. I'm going to be pulling the wheels off tonight to have the new rubber put on as well. The excitement is building.

I haven't uploaded the pics to my flicker yet but here is an instagram of the bike just before i welded the exhaust.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #24
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Vanilla ice cream

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Old 05-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #25
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I'm going to get the exhaust today!

I have the new tires on and they look great. Yesterday I started laying down the M stripes on the Tank and front fender. The tail is still getting some finishing touches but it is almost ready for paint too.

I managed to get the throttle cables figured out yesterday. I had to adjust the length of the cables I bought but they seem to be working great. I can't wait to get some gas in this baby and see if I'm going to get lucky with the carb jetting.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #26
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The exhaust fits great! I'll try to get some pics of it tomorrow.

I've completed a lot of shit on my to do list. I really feel like I'm moving now. My new problem is I daydream about working on the bike all day at work so I'm not getting anything done there.

Short Term
Install gas cap
Tune/rejet carbs
Redo wiring for new switches
Engineer a brake light switch
Install turn signals, tail light, and license plate bracket
Make brace/bracket for seat/tail/muffler
Finish battery box
Finish prepping/painting tank and body work
Install hose and filter for breather vent
Install double banjo bolt and bleed brakes
Weld/finish exhaust

Measure/order/install throttle cables
Order/install new tires

Only real bummer moment I've had came when I put the front wheel on. one of the calipers is having clearance issues with the wheel. I'm not sure if the issues was there before and I didn't notice it or if I did something wrong when reinstalling the wheel. It sucks because I was looking forward to bleeding the brakes and seeing how the new master cylinder feels finally.
Here are some pics of the the stripes going down and the tail being prepped for paint.

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Old 05-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #27
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I can't let you just keep posting and not get some positive comments! Looking very good man, keep up the great work.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #28
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Thanks KhaoSanMan
I was feeling a bit lonely here.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #29
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This is a fun build to watch!
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #30
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Thanks KhaoSanMan
I was feeling a bit lonely here.
You're not!!! Congrats!!!
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