Lovingly restoring the worst bike I've ever ridden.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Mullet5, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Ok crazy builder dude, i'm a little late to the party and will admit I have not read it all (YET) but if you haven't finalized your steering head, what about one of the fairly inexpensive steering head tapered bearing kits from "All Balls"? IIRC you can pick your inner and outer diameters from a chart and theoretically with small bit of work get the races to slip into the head (maybe some epoxy or even brazing if you feel like gettin' fancy) and then re-assemble with tapered bearing on the stem? :D
  2. Mullet5

    Mullet5 Adventurer

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    It is likely that this is the first thread where someone suggested epoxy as the "fancy" alternative to anything. Love it.

    I can't remember where we left off with the bearings, I think we might already have a set picked out, but this All Balls company looks like a good resource. http://www.allballsracing.com/media/productshowcase/AllBallsSteeringBearingSizes.pdf
    Thanks for the tip!
  3. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Woohoo! Break out the brewskis! We're going Minsking! :lol3
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    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Excellent. We can call this the Fear & Latheing phase. :lurk
  6. Scott1911

    Scott1911 Been here awhile

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    Be warned, a lathe is one of the more exciting ways to embed things in the walls of your shop.:deal
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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahaha

    Fear and latheing

    I can see it all now…

    Soon enough it could be the fear of latheing phase…

    JJ :lol3
  8. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Just got caught up on this thread, and I loved every minute of it. Hats off to you, Mr. Mullet5. This is the kind of build I love to see! Not that I have ever seen a build quite like this. :D Easily one of the most entertaining and interesting things I have ever read on the internet.

    Keep up the good work!
  9. Mullet5

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    Damn it. Derek did have time, but I decided to "quickly" move my new 2,000 pound lathe into position in my garage. Which required moving about 500 pounds of miscellaneous tools, metal, the drill press, and general garage filler. Somehow, it ended up taking a little longer than I had anticipated. So... Tonight! Hopefully.
  10. unheatedgarage

    unheatedgarage n00b

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    "General Garage Filler" is the name of my "Garbage" tribute band. We're still looking for a front-woman. :(
  11. greystoke

    greystoke 2 wheel whore

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    Imagining that winter wonderland (Minsk HQ) with a fine layer of shiny metallic sparkles.

    But if your nose starts bleeding this time i'd be more concerned than the last time
  12. istandalone

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    Now you most post every day lest we think you've been impaled, (Dress like a Kanigit to prevent impalement) Oh, and don't wear a tie while lathing. Only thing I remember from Jr. High shop class.
  13. Kevan Garrett

    Kevan Garrett Been here awhile

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    I have met Mullet once or twice and I can report you don't have to worry about him wearing a tie while working. Or even clothes.

    Cheers

    Kevan

    :freaky
  14. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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    Been there done that except there was an open garage door at my back and it just launched like a rocket across the parking lot:rofl
  15. istandalone

    istandalone Adventurer

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    Then he might worry about things hanging loose!!!
  16. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    shop class; I remember my buddy setting his leg on fire and having to plunge it in a bucket of water!:lol3
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    husqzilla Been here awhile

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    Well I hope Mullet5 has his camera handy when he fires up his soda blaster to extinguish the fire.
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    If you want a good forum for car shit, motorcycle shit, 4x4 discussions, the occasional hot rod thread and all kinds of generally kick-ass no bullshit tech check out http://forums.corner-carvers.com/

    I'm not affiliated, just a happy member. ADVRIDER and Corner-Carvers are two of the best forums on the internet, in my opinion (and I've been on A LOT of forums). I've even noticed at least one other member from CC.com over here at ADVRIDER.

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  19. Rango

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    I have a weak spot for the minsk
    and for your attitude...:pynd

    Having absolute confidence that you will succeed in the lovingly restore project where ever it might take you taken a subscription to this thread.

    Hope our sympathy and vibes may be of help when the going get's tough!:clap
  20. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    I am now going to try and work on my CB550 project.

    Epic thread. I'm half-Serbian as far as Eastern-Yugopean content goes.