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    9838398384 Have wired up the light switch ( in...

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    Have wired up the light switch ( in pic )
    Have got all the switches figured out and working now .
    Except the indicator switches which should be easy . They will bet set in the electrics...
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    Has anyone used or know how good / effective the...

    Has anyone used or know how good / effective the “durafix” type low temp aluminium welding rods are ?
    I am thinking of maybe using them for making the petrol tank for under the seat , prob from 2mm...
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    9812898129 Sorry here’s the pics again ! And...

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    Sorry here’s the pics again !
    And making it the “ fuel tank ” is a non starter .
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    Now I’m wondering if my welding skills , with the...

    Now I’m wondering if my welding skills , with the welder I’ve got are good enough to make it the fuel tank ! !
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    98109 I know it’s a lot more work , but I...

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    I know it’s a lot more work , but I wasn’t quite happy with the damaged black “tank” .
    So I took the angle grinder to the original tank , as I had already modified it .
    I took about 2”...
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    Thanks TriNortchopz always handy to have another...

    Thanks TriNortchopz always handy to have another take on the idea. The single top tube looks cool .
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    Oops there’ll be a pair of mirrors as well

    Oops there’ll be a pair of mirrors as well
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    9806398064 Ok managed to get the switchgear...

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    Ok managed to get the switchgear fitted today , plus run the wires down thru the bars . Levers + throttle assembly are fitted . That’s it for the bars just gotta drop the wires down thru...
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    Ok have tried it with the pillion seat on , and...

    Ok have tried it with the pillion seat on , and it looks good “to me “
    In brief , I need to remake the rider seat and colour match it to the pillion seat + a sissy bar backrest pad !
    Hardtail it ,...
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    9782697828 Apologies for the rubbish pics . But...

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    Apologies for the rubbish pics . But I’m reasonably sure I have a “ revised, lol “ plan ! The damaged tank in the pic will be the “electrics box” cover , I will of course repair the...
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    Thinking on my feet a bit here , as the seat is...

    Thinking on my feet a bit here , as the seat is gonna be bigger than expected it kinda puts the sporty tank out of proportion .
    So ( at the mo ) Gonna keep the seat top surface appx the same as it...
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    Thanks Skjoll , guess it’ll take a bit of...

    Thanks Skjoll , guess it’ll take a bit of experimenting to get it to look “ right “ for me.
    And no it’s not great but it’s not serious and relatively manageable .
    Plus I can still enjoy riding , I...
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    Yes Skjoll , I agree with your opinion completely...

    Yes Skjoll , I agree with your opinion completely . But ! (A) I find it uncomfortable to sit on a minimalist seat , Wether the bike has good suspension or none .( b) I’ve set my heart on having the...
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    97567 The pillion seat . With a slight tweak to...

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    The pillion seat . With a slight tweak to the front of the sides , it will sit on the four springs. With the bottom off the sides the same height as the top of the m/guard and
    Just out side...
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    Gonna have to make a change to my plans here ,...

    Gonna have to make a change to my plans here , just found I’ve got arthritis of the spine and a compressed lower vertebrae , ho hum !
    Not gonna stop me tho , Lol . just gonna have to add a sprung...
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    Have a strange blend of anxiousness and...

    Have a strange blend of anxiousness and confidence myself .
    Hopefully starting the new job on Monday , so shouldn’t need to use it for work , for the time being .
    So hopefully I’ll be able to get...
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    97493 And the view from the other side of the...

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    And the view from the other side of the bike . With the pipes and cables still hanging down !
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    97326 Had a trial fit today and decided on the...

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    Had a trial fit today and decided on the side draft option , before having to put it all back together again as it was !
    Think it looks good even with the block of wood for the tank , and...
  19. Thread: 1976 cb500t

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    Yep gotta agree a nice looking bike . Had one...

    Yep gotta agree a nice looking bike . Had one myself many years ago, cool bike .
    But if I remember rightly they never caught on because of their “ torsion bar “ valve springs , but still a good...
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    97290 Hopefully in the near future this lot...

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    Hopefully in the near future this lot should all cobble together , to make the new manifold / carb / filter set up .
    The long inlet pipe will not stay that long , I need to see if I can...
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    Hmmm , you mean, joe Lucas who used to be known...

    Hmmm , you mean, joe Lucas who used to be known as the “ prince of darkness “ in the 60’s due to his products unreliability , lol
    Yeah the light switch kinda just looks just right , and I’m gonna...
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    Ok not my usual build method and it may come as a...

    Ok not my usual build method and it may come as a bit of a shock to anyone following this thread .
    But I now have a plan ! !
    Have got the tube ( as already shown ) to do the hardtail , plus have...
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    Why not try something new / different , if you...

    Why not try something new / different , if you want to do that. It’s fun learning and a good sense of achievement when you sort it / get there and a good experience even if you don’t get there. ...
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    Thanks TriNortchopz had thought about a remote...

    Thanks TriNortchopz had thought about a remote reservoir but not a remote m/ cylinder and was only searching for the item I wanted and not the solution , DOH !
    There’s some great ideas there
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    Could do with a front master cylinder with an...

    Could do with a front master cylinder with an angled reservoir ( or remote ) to fit 1” ape hangers . The current master cyl is marked up as having a 1/2 inch piston .
    Not having any luck at the mo...
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