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Old 05-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #31
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Worked on the bodywork some more today. Started laying down the bondo on the tank, nothing really picture worthy. Boy do I love bodywork
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #32
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New update:

Still working on the bodywork, slowly. Got some nice shiny stainless steel screws in from Mcmaster to permanently replace the very well worn and grungy screws in the engine cases. Finally installed basically everyhting that goes on the right of the engine including the carb cover, kickstarter and a new rubber carb cap. It is back on its own wheels now. Still needs the seat recovered and the bodywork painted.



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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #33
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Worked on the bodywork some more today. Started laying down the bondo on the tank, nothing really picture worthy. Boy do I love bodywork
That reminds me I have to go lay down some bondo myself. Very nice looking little kawi, had a MC1M 90 back in the day. Looking forward to seeing it done.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #34
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Ok bear with me. This will be slightly arts and crafty now.

Every custom bike has a name amiright? The KD80 had a little tag stuck on to the muffler heat shield that said "80". I wanted to put something in a little different, a little detail you might not notice at first unless you looked at it for a while. So i made a new nametag.

I started out by making a piece of aluminum the same size as the original. Next, I took some masking tape sticky side up and layed out these vinyl letter how I wanted.



Then I transfered them to the tag:





Then I painted it and removed the letters:



Put in some decorative red rivets to match the frame:



And attached it with some VHB

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #35
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Well it's been a while. Most of the seat foam has been carved out. All the bodywork has been done and it's going in for paint today
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #36
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Looking great :-) Do you have any more pictures? It is really interesting to watch :-)
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #37
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The paint came out really good. A lot better than I was expecting. Going to let it cure for a few days and then back on the bike it goes! I don't want to brag but this might end up being the nicest KD80 there ever was





We did the fenders to but I didn't take any pictures of them.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #38
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I couldn't wait. I just had to put it back together. All it needs now is a seat! And I promise, that's not a flat white, it's actually very glossy.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #39
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The seat is almost done. In the meantime I have been riding it around the yard a little bit. It runs really well, but I think the idle mixture needs to be leaned out a bit. It kinda gets bogged down until you give it a lot of throttle and clear it out. Also It rides pretty well considering how massively oversprung the rear end is.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #40
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All right we put the new seat on and rode it around a bit. We weren't happy with how it was running as I mentioned in the previous post. Took out the stock 80 main jet and put in a 75. We also set the needle leaner. Boy now it rips! I'll have pics tomorrow.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #41
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I'll have pics tomorrow.
Take a video of it running!
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #42
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no video yet... I had a problem with the carb puking out gas like crazy. Turned out that the brass floats had fatigue cracks in them that allowed gas inside the floats and thus making them... ugh not float. I thought I had it fixed the first time after soldering up all the cracks, but then it started puking gas a few days later. Tried the same trick but I ended up heating up the float too much pressure into it so one of the floats blew up Well now I'm waiting for a new pair, $34 later...
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:28 AM   #43
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This is cool. Give us a video so we can hear the beast
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:16 AM   #44
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What a fun build, the bike looks great and I bet it's a hoot to ride.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #45
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That looks awesome! Hard to believe those are the same wheels - same anything for that matter. Great job.

BTW, I work with your dad, tell him thanks again for welding my son's CRF 70 frame

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