Angle grinder time! Since the Thursday ride was rained out I made some good progress in the basement. Cleaned off all the side cover tabs, fender holders, seat mounts, the weird mount thing under the head tube and shortened the back end of the frame. Pretty sure the neighbors weren’t psyched on the grinder hell noise at 11pm but gotta get the job done.
Lots of unnecessary bits.
While I was in the groove of grinding, I cleaned up the headlight mount. This build is all about using what I have and simplifying the oem parts. I trimmed off the signal mounts and with some more grinding and a clean weld it should look nice.
One of the rough sketches.
Parts are starting to arrive! Coming home from work to a box of parts is awesome. Here I have the ignition, clutch perch, headlight visor, chain, gran turismo grips, and euro bars. I dig how they look flipped and it should work with the small front end of the 360. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll go with the clubmans.
Originally wanted to run the Firestone Dexluxe tires but at $120 each they’ll push me over budget. Right now I’m digging these in 4.00/18 which are $67 each. Dunlop site says it’s a rear only tire but I don’t see why I couldn’t run it in the front as well. It measures 4.17″ and the clearance between the forks is 4.25″. Thoughts/advise?
Next up: carb rebuild, front end mounting, stripping oem clear off all aluminum and brake rebuild!
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Published - Feb 10, 2011
So I’ve been working away on my cb500. I got it back in November and at that point it had been sitting for 22 years. After a bunch of work I got it running, what a great feeling to fire up a bike after it hasn’t seen action for that long! Here is everything I […]