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Old 01-15-2012, 07:11 AM   #31
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Might as well get around to finishing the thread off. Pretty much all that was left to do was the painting and detailing. Headed down to the local NAPA store with the paint supplies. Thumbed thru some of their books and settled on a red and a silver that looked pretty close to the original colors. Both happened to be from early-mid-90's Ford Trucks!!

tubing, mounts all painted black and fairing back on



btw, all the tubing for the fairing and for the frame stiffeners etc., were made using this old homemade tubing bender. No fancy equipment here.


The red and silver came out as a pretty good match to the original colors.


The numer plate back grounds are from plain large rectangular sheets of number plate vinyl. TO get the round shape and size.....just stuck a dinner plate on the sheet and traced around it.....a number *plate*!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #32
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So here it is in all its splendor.....one of the dream bike's of my youth...or at least my version of one.







Of course, I had to geta pudding bowl helmet and paint that to match the bike, too!


Entered it in 3 bike shows that summer, including one of the biggest in the midwest....and took home three 1st place trophies. It was also selected to be on display over the winter in a public museum that was doing its own kind of "The Art of the motorcycle" thing. Here's a couple of museum pieces!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #33
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I'm gonna take this empty seat in the back row and watch the progress.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #34
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Very nice! Thank you.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #35
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Nice job, Charlie! Looks great! Congratulations on the trophies!
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #36
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g step was getting out the old credit card and start shopping for more bits and pieces. Can't just go to one of the big online accessories sites and just start ordering away nor can you get on eBay or stop by the local Honda dealer. Some of the "suppliers I already new about from previous dealings.

FOr pipes, I went to Jemco out of Houston Tx. He had built a couple of custom pipes for us for our 4/ superkarts. We used an online pic of an RC to guesstimate the pipe diameter/length, using the 18in rim as the reference measurement. With that and the displacement & rpm range, they made me up four reverse cone megaphones.




No silencers or baffles, of course.

and of course, I had to stick them on as soon as I got them to see how they would eventually look
I lived in Houston for a few years and raced a Yamaha SRX600 in CMRA. I had one of those Jemco reverse-cone megaphones on that bike, and it was LOUD!

Very cool build, I am impressed.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #37
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I lived in Houston for a few years and raced a Yamaha SRX600 in CMRA. I had one of those Jemco reverse-cone megaphones on that bike, and it was LOUD!

Very cool build, I am impressed.

I have another one my my FT500 ascot single....and you are right, they are loud.


Now just imagine four of them
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #38
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just anf fyi for your listening pleasure.....this is pretty darn close to what my bike sounds like.


So turn up the volume

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9Z27ajXDM
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #39
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Awesome! Thanks for posting this.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #40
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Wonderful build! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #41
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Very nice build!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #42
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very nice build!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #43
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Cool stuff - your build quality is impressive.

LOVE that 'wing you posted up as well...
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #44
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Very nice build. Certainly a testament to your mechanical abilities.
Beautifully done.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #45
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Cool stuff - your build quality is impressive.

LOVE that 'wing you posted up as well...
Thanks...it was a labor of love. Every time I take a look at it, I am taken back to the days of my youth.

The 'wing, eh.......maybe a subject for another build thread on down the road.
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