What did you do to your bike today?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:55 am

Is this our first glimpse of that project bike? Did you pick it up like that, or do the VFR swingarm swap yourself?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby desertrefugee » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 pm

Steve, are you doing that in your living room??? :o

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 pm

Phil, i acquired that CBX about 8? years ago from a guy in Toronto. It had been sitting for years.
Priorities, my lack of mechanical skills and lack of funds have delayed me finishing it.
It is a VFR front and rear end and extensive frame mods.
The work was done by Leitner and Bush, the famous superbike shop from years ago.

Living room indeed.
The bikes came in the house the same day the ex-wife left the house. haha.
Besides, no heat in the garage.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby wyly » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:18 pm

desertrefugee wrote:Steve, are you doing that in your living room??? :o

You cannot be a married man (and I envy you!) Neat way to spend a Canadian winter!
that was my first thought the first time steve posted a picture of his living room...the best I've accomplished is carb cleaning in the dining room :lol:

I have a local "married" cbx buddy who had a bike displayed in his living room window...but his wife has a collection of vintage of about 10 rides as well :shock: so there wasn't any resistance
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Mouse » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:27 am

I'd have mine in the living room, (for the winter) as well, but wrestling 600+ pounds of bike up some stairs is not my idea of fun :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:54 am

I do prefer storage away from the house, with some room to hang out and tell lies to friends...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:31 pm

What a great looking set-up, Mike.
I am assuming the Japanese bikes have their own stable?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:13 pm

Mike, it's long been a personal goal of mine to roll up to your place on my 'X with some Burning River Ales. That photo serves as extra incentive. :)

As for what I did to my bike today... I took my wife's Monster out for probably the last little ride of the year - a commute to and from work. It was about -5C for the ride in, and to be honest, it was a bit hard on me and on the bike - it ran on one cylinder almost the whole way, with the second coming to life only intermittently. Hopefully it'll clear its throat on the warmer ride home today. If not, I'll limp it home and then into storage and put some fresh plugs in it when spring comes.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:13 pm

Phil:

Today would have been a good day! 7 of us convened after breakfast to smell some fumes...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:09 pm

I look forward to the day I can be in one of those photos. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby cbxtreeme » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:26 am

Dusted off the cobwebs..... :(
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The stainless valves I bought from TimsCBX were the wrong length when Xtreeme looked at them.
I emailed REV yesterday to see when they were going to get the correct size valves to Xtreeme.

Still thinking about some CR or FCR carbs.....just to torture myself more.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby daves79x » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:15 am

Mike - give me the low-down on the /2s. Do you have one of each there?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby wyly » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:36 pm

took some time off from my seat conversion but I got back to it today,

this came off a 79 that also had an old WindJammer as well, not for me I want something sleeker that suits a Honda CBX Supersport not a Lazyboy recliner...others maybe okay with that laid back style but it's just not for me

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my first thought was to toss the old foam but I thought I'd try slice off the offending bits and see what there would be left to work with

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filled in the pillion dip in the rear then the pilot's, slight rise behind the back gives a little back support that I never had before...pillion position isn't very comfortable but I rarely have a passenger so it doesn't matter it's good enough for a short ride, if I need to do a longer ride I can put the old seat back on in 10 minutes.

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one more layer of 1/2'" foam to smooth out the surgery and extra foam and it should be ready for recovering...
I initially intended to take it to a professional for the finished covering but my daughter has a sewing machine so I'll borrow her machine and some basic sewing lessons ... I'll practice on a simple fabric coverings first to see if I can produce an acceptable quality before I attempt to use leather or vinyl...if not I can still take it to a pro...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:10 am

Looks like a nice shape. Note that sewing vinyl or leather generally requires special tools - needles and machines - it's great if you wanna learn to sew, but you probably need help from a pro to make a cover for this seat.

BTW - I also dig that fancy no-sided swingarm! :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby wyly » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:17 pm

Syscrush wrote:Looks like a nice shape. Note that sewing vinyl or leather generally requires special tools - needles and machines - it's great if you wanna learn to sew, but you probably need help from a pro to make a cover for this seat.

BTW - I also dig that fancy no-sided swingarm! :lol:
my daughter advised I'd need a stronger needle and that I'd need to turn the machine by hand when I got to the tough parts...sewing wasn't high on my skills to acquire but I like learning new things, my paint turned out well...I'll give it a try and if I fail I have the name of a quality upholstery guy... being on forced medical retirement with much reduced income requires I do as much as I can on my own in order to spend the available cash on things I can't build myself, like Ohlins shocks...

no-sided swing a great concept but it has one or two drawbacks :doh: so I put on a '82 GS1100 arm instead...I still need to do some minor surgery on the fender to adjust for the longer arm length, cut off the brake line guides and try fit chain guard of some sort...and then there's my new chain that's now too short :shock: :lol:

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