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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.
Nice CB. Shows how far motorcycles have come along.
Excellent use of a Sportster tank.
What seat is that ?
Got that seat on ebay - it is a 17" LaRosa Shedron Leather Bobber Style seat.
I think I paid like $119 shipped for it including the springs. They cost a bit more now. You would be surprised how comfortable it is.
The "sportster tank is an after market knock off. Cost $125. The reason I changed the seat and tank was the original tank was rotted out beyond repair and the seat was missing. Both genuine items in good condition were real expensive so I took the cheap bobber route.
I totally rebuilt that CB - rebuilt the brakes and master cylinders (even new brake pistons) and added SS lines, all new rubber and rigging cables, rebuilt the carbs and the engine got a valve job and a big bore kit. It runs great.
Almost done. Only need to fit the roller door, at 5m wide it's going to be quite a lift.
Then it's on to building benches etc. Can't wait to start using it.
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Yellow one is used a lot
Yellow one is used a lot
This is a pretty weak effort compared to most, but I am excited about having a dedicated garage for my bikes. I have a duplex and have decided to leave one side empty and have the garage available. Jackets, helmets, etc., go in the house. I just got access to it in March and plan to make some improvements this summer.
I like some of these small spaces too! Of course we all love big garages and I'm no exception, but one thing I must say is that you learn to make your space extremely efficient in a 1 car garage or less. I used to have one and moved up to an extended 2 car garage and it's a disaster now. I HAD to keep things tidy and organized otherwise I'd have to leave things out at night in the street....where they get stolen or vandalized. Now that I'm in the 2 car garage I'm lazy and haven't put up efficient shelving and have crap all over. Also, I didn't use to lose things all the time in the smaller garage....
I totally agree. I have a garage and shop. Only the garage is finished and both are cluttered.
Hey guys, I don't want to start a "which oil" discussion, but...
What are good cabinets, I've been looking and close to pulling the trigger on some gladiator gearbox type cabinets, but not sure if I'm missing something better? Not concerned about cost as much as sturdy design and usability.
Those are well respected at the Garage Journal.
Yep, I've seen that.
These look interesting:
showing off the Tenere JR to us boys in the states just aint fair
Remember when I finished this?
Well, its really finished now:
meters ... I get it ... I took a while...
My biggest recommendation to everyone is look over your Insurance Coverage. Know what you have and what you're covered for. Don't become complacent like we did. While we had decent coverage, it could have been better. A lot better.
Pics of the rebuild coming soon.....
did your own wiring? faulty component? maybe we could learn something?
I didn't do the electrical. The electrical was done by the previous owner and it turns out it was a faulty outlet. Turns out, outlets wear out over time. The one that went was one of my more commonly used ones. I was lucky enough to "assist" in the investigation with the Fire Chief. (I've done many of the Fire Investigation Courses). The seat of the fire appeared to be a short in the outlet. Fire travelled up the wall behind the insulation and may have been smouldering for days. (I'd had something plugged in there a day or two before the fire day)
Luckily, no one was injured and our home wasn't damaged. All pets were safe and accounted for.
Wish I could say the same for my F800GS. Live and learn.