Published - May 14, 2011

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Electrolysis Tank Cleaning

The tank on my 550 looks clean from the outside but it had a lot of crusty rust inside. I’ve used muriatic acid to clean tanks before but I wanted to try another method. So, I talked to my buddy Ryan who is a material scientist of sorts for a living and he gave me […]

Published - Apr 22, 2011

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Racer Bum Stop and Seat Pan

Here is an alternative way to produce a tail section for your bike with a minimal amount of tools and about $50 worth of material. Materials needed: Epoxy Resin, Fiberglass resin, Fiberglass cloth, Sandpaper in varying grits, Paint and Primer, Painters tape, Aluminum tape or Tin foil (The tape is better and more expensive. Don’t […]

Published - Apr 17, 2011

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Cafe Seat Build

Hey, I’m excited about the positive feedback about my shop girl posts, thanks! This week I helped Rob as he experimented with building his first ever cafe seat.  After deciding the shape, we made a cardboard pattern and mocked it up on a frame to make sure the proportions were right.  Then we traced the […]

Published - Mar 3, 2011

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XS Front End Swap for CB350

Hey guys, thought I’d share some info on the front end swap I did over the winter on my ’72 CB350. I decided to go this route for a number of reasons, but it started out as just wanting to beef up my fork tube diameter from spaghetti noodle thin 33mm to a sturdy 35mm. […]

Published - Jan 15, 2011

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cbr250r – carbs

Did the carbs on my 1987 cbr250r today. Way more headache than anything Honda from the 70’s. 1) Get all the plastic shit off 2) Get the carbs out. Man that shit looks different, Never seen carbs under the tank before. 3) New OEM air filter. That old one was seriously black as shit. 4) […]

Published - Oct 20, 2010

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How To: cb550 Carb Cleaning

Mick’s cb550 was starting to lose a little power so it was time for a good carb cleaning. Took us about 3.5 hours which is a little long, mainly because 4cyl Hondas have the worst air-box set-up ever. Can’t wait to get pod filter on that thing. Fuck that air box. Get a good manual. […]

Published - Aug 5, 2010

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cb650 – pod filters

Below is the info you need to get pod filters dialed in on your 79-82 cb650. 79-80 (mechanical piston slide carbs) 120 main jet (stock is 92) *** try a 115-117 if you’re at high elevation 42 slow jet (stock is 35) *** try a 40 if you’re at high elevation. Drill out the 35 […]

Published - Jul 25, 2010

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cb650 engine rebuild Step 4 of 4

The 650 rebuild is finished. It’s running pretty damn good. Going easy on it for the first few hundred miles. Here’s what I did in the last step: – Re-did my wiring, I cut out about half my wires. Props to Adam! – Installed oil cooler – Spot-painted frame – Re-mounted gauges lower and tighter […]

Published - Jul 14, 2010

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Lockhart oil cooler

I’m adding a vintage Lockhart oil cooler to my 79 cb650 for several different reasons. Read the below article. It def outlines a couple of my reasons. Side note: To make the oil cooler set-up work on most old 70’s 4cyl hondas, you need a special adapter plate which sits between the engine and the […]

Published - Jul 14, 2010

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cb650 engine rebuild Step 2 and 3 of 4

Cleaned everything as best I could, then I took the head and cylinder jugs to Mar automotive in the near northeast. They cleaned and checked everything, installed my new valve seals, cleaned up the combustion chamber, intake and exhaust ports. They also said I had 1 leaky valve, so they fixed that too. Turned out […]

Published - Jul 5, 2010

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cb650 engine rebuild Step 1 of 4

I’m rebuilding my 79 cb650 engine. The engine leaked a shit ton of oil from the rubber o-rings around the head gasket. (Common 4cyl problem on old Hondas.) My engine fins have always been completely covered with caked on oil, grease and dirt. If you didn’t already know, the engine fins are what cool your […]

Published - Jul 2, 2010

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How-To: Black-Out Switch

Simplifying the redundant stock wiring harness on my CB500T was absolutely necessary in my mind when I started planning out my build. I ditched the stock handle bar switches and replaced them with 2 toggles to control power to the lights and coil seperately. Here’s a basic overview of the light switch… a lo/kill/hi switch. Besides being able to […]

Published - Jun 19, 2010

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cb650 fork seals – 10 step tutorial

Do your forks leak oil? Mine did. This is about the same on all old 70 honda cb cycles. * For a complete, exact step-by-step tutorial, consult a real manual. I’m just gonna give the basic steps. Step 1 – Find a 17mm bolt. You have to loose the bolt on the top of the […]

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Bald eagle dirt bikes again?

Who wants to go to bald eagle state park and ride dirt bike again? Nov 12th or 19th weekend? Which is better? Comment and let me know if you’re into it? Last year was pretty awesome. https://www.chinonthetank.com//11/dirt-bike-weekend-bald-eagle-state-forest/