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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.
Greg and Mtl-Marc, thanks to both of you for the leg up! I have not figured how to get my photobucket images onto the thread yet, other than just sending a link. Do I HAVE TO load them to a pay site to make them show here?
Mtl-Mark, that is one sweet cafe conversion you have there! I will keep you in mind, because I have been dealing with some minor issues that may require some parts. The seat I have is in very good shape at the moment, but who knows what I am going to find underneath it. I have already been wiring, tightening, oiling, greasing, etc., all sorts of things on the bike. Every now and then I run into a problem and have to dig more pennies out of the couch... Then my wife shows me the bills, and I give them to her...
By the way, where did you find that fuel tank? I would like to locate one that will bolt up to my bike that is larger than 3 gallons and change. A closer to 5 gallon tank would be nice...??
for uploading the pics, when in photobucket, click on the link that has the
Royal Enfield Trails 500 (It's a 2001 model converted)
1951 Gillet Estafette 500, Belgian made bike! (Gillet Herstal)
1978 Honda CB 550 K3
Honda CB 550 1977
That's all, hope I'll be posting some more soon !
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Nice, but I think the tires are on incorrectly.
I love this one
Any idea how to get the faceplate inside this speedo to stop wiggling? I am assuming it is somehow loose, maybe the two center screws, but don't see a way to open the gauge up...??
Oh, btw it is my CB650C (1981)...I suppose I wanted to show my moderate odometer, which is why I asked here, please forgive me!
The glass (plastic?) lens is held on with a crimped on bezel. Unfortunately, that's the only way inside. You're probably right, the two screws have backed out a little and now the face wiggles. Good idea handling that now before it gets worse.
Bogieboy, thanks for the info! How simple that is! Appreciate it!
Wirespokes, well, so how do I get the bezel open without trashing it?
Do I have to destroy the bezel in removing it, then buy another one someplace (like anyone will HAVE one???). Is this going to be the start of my ratting of this bike? Is it going to be cheaper to just get another entire gauge??
My mate Paul is buying an old Gilera...
Lots more here... http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p512787931/slideshow
That is the first tricky step in working on these things - how to remove the bezel without trashing it so it'll go back on looking nice. If you pry up on the crimp, the bezel wants to splay outward - not a good thing. So having some way to support the outside edge while prying on the lip is necessary to a clean job.
hmmm... So... What you are saying is... Carefully lift the edge while keeping the edge in current circumference and not allow it to oval out or to curl from the prying point?? So if that is right, how the heck does THAT work?:huh:eek1 Gear puller??? I don't follow (I think...).
It's simple - support the outer edge so it doesn't splay outwards.
So... Putty knife, screwdriver, pocket knife...? Any particular tool you have had better luck prying with than another?
Not technically a "Ride" yet but, it's coming.
Holy crap! Where did you find the thought of using the cylinders of an aircraft engine for a bike? That is going to be one unique, but insanely powerful, motorcycle, and you will probably have the only one on the next rally! Great job! Now, how to put into a frame and hold on! It does come standard with a drag chute, doesn't it?
Uh, Allen Millward built this mighty V-twin. And the V-8 Kawasaki 900 based bike in the Barber Museum. And a 100 cc V-twin based on honda ohc 50's. And a 4 cylinder two stroke b ased on a Kaw triple, and a 5 , and a 7.
Oh yeah, can't forget his V-12 based on 2 KZ 1300 six bangers.
He's the savant.
I can take credit for wanting a v-twin based on a couple of cylinders from a radial motor years back. But th at's as far as it got for me.
Holy crap! The "Flying Millyard" is GIANT! I bet that dudes neighbors hate him and his fire breathing monsters! HA! That will need to be some big ass bike! Maybe that's how you get a Harley to go fast with a pushrod v-twin