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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #151
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That's some smoooooth lookin' black!
Ahh, the joys of choosing the camera angle carefully!

At least the horrible looking runs will be hidden under the chrome panels!
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #152
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I demand more seat pictures.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:23 PM   #153
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:06 PM   #154
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Very nice work!
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:51 PM   #155
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Very nice work!
Thanks! Here's a few more pics after some assembly time this evening. Once I had the tank on, I couldn't help myself . . . had to go for a ride. Even without a seat. Or fenders. I have a problem re: instant gratification.

The bike runs sweet as a nut!






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Old 05-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #156
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By the way, I discovered a slick trick when I was reassembling my headlight/speedometer: if your foam-rubber gasket is sun rotted around the part that is exposed, but looks good down in the area that is protected inside the headlight shell, you can turn it inside-out, and reinstall it upside down. That way the nice-looking part that was protected is now exposed under the chrome rim on the speedo, and it looks like you installed a new gasket (which, of course, is no longer available.)
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:15 AM   #157
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Looking good, Cowboy! I've been spending all my free time polishing aluminum parts. Those wheel hubs will polish up almost like chrome with a little steel wool. Mine had a thick layer of white oxidation, but were like new underneath.

Now i need to figure out how to get at the inside of the hubs, between the spokes...
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:53 AM   #158
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Looking good, Cowboy! I've been spending all my free time polishing aluminum parts. Those wheel hubs will polish up almost like chrome with a little steel wool. Mine had a thick layer of white oxidation, but were like new underneath.

Now i need to figure out how to get at the inside of the hubs, between the spokes...
No sense polishing mine much. When it's done, this bike will get used almost exclusively in our pastures and on forest roads. It's going to get abused a bit. (note the trials tires and CL160 skid plate mounted, to keep rocks from breaking the engine case!)

I ordered the silver paint for the side covers and fenders. Hopefully the bike will be finished by next weekend. I still need to get busy sewing up a new seat cover.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:12 PM   #159
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Here are some pics of my everyday CB160 and my 175 Sloper that was built for the Bonneville Salt Flats. The 160 is pretty stock, new top end, bored +10, rebuilt carbs but all the paint and stuff is original. The sloper is built for top end, I am trying to break 100mph which has not been done by a 4 stroke in the 175cc class. Burnt up a cam at the 08 meet but will be back in 09 with a reground cam and other secret stuff! I also have several other motors and frames which I will build into a full on cafe later this year using the 175 Bonny motor. It always amazes me that you can touch up the top ends of these engines, build the carbs, start them and take off. I recently picked up a superhawk 305 that was made into a dirt tracker in the 70's, it has a custom frame and many other goodys. It has been sitting since 1981 but still turns over! As soon as I finish this years Bonny bike I will start on this one and will post some pics when I get it together. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #160
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Here is one of the 175 sloper in it's Bonneville racing form. There are some changes being made for 09, different exhaust, lighter and smaller wheels and tires, small fairing and a smoother back end.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:56 AM   #161
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Very cool! I wish I lived closer to a racetrack with a 160/175 racing series. That "Group W" stuff looks like a blast!
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Here is one of the 175 sloper in it's Bonneville racing form. There are some changes being made for 09, different exhaust, lighter and smaller wheels and tires, small fairing and a smoother back end.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:53 PM   #162
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Sweet bike and great resto thread. I was given a 65 CB160, but I have no idea how to work on them. I noticed the plugs are fouled pretty bad. Is this a common problem with these motors and do you know what I can do to remedy this.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:59 AM   #163
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Change the plugs, change the fluids, make the sure the carb slides are free, put some new gas in and make sure you have gas flowing to the carbs. If the battery is good it should start. These motors are pretty bombproof and if they haven't been abused badly in the past they normally start right up. I am assuming that the engine is free. Good luck.
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Here is one of the 175 sloper in it's Bonneville racing form. There are some changes being made for 09, different exhaust, lighter and smaller wheels and tires, small fairing and a smoother back end.


More pics please.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:09 PM   #165
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Sweet bike and great resto thread. I was given a 65 CB160, but I have no idea how to work on them. I noticed the plugs are fouled pretty bad. Is this a common problem with these motors and do you know what I can do to remedy this.
I checked my plugs after I ran it a few miles and they were black, too. The bike seemed to run fine. Carbs cleaned up like new with a new kit in each. The jets in 'em are 92's. I'd like to lean it up a little bit, get them plugs toasty brown. What size jets do you guys run? Any other suggestions?
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