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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:20 am

Hello,
Im new to this forum and I've been looking through your build, absolutly love what you are doing with this bike. From what I've seen so far looks like its going to be brilliant!
Would you be able to tell me/us, how much this has all been costing you maybe with a running tally serperated by section?
Obsviously if you dont want to divulge the finances of this I can understand.
Keep up the great work!
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 am

magnus wrote:
Hello,
Im new to this forum and I've been looking through your build, absolutly love what you are doing with this bike. From what I've seen so far looks like its going to be brilliant!
Would you be able to tell me/us, how much this has all been costing you maybe with a running tally serperated by section?
Obsviously if you dont want to divulge the finances of this I can understand.
Keep up the great work!
Magnus

Magnus, I suspect if Mrs Dangreen ever reads this forum that's a question she'd be asking too. Never poke a sleeping lion! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:04 am

Sorry people's been a bit absent lately doing work stuff, very boring!

westers wrote:
Nice one Dan, that tank mod looks really good.

I think my outlet pipe must have been butchered by the sounds of it, but if you can do a pic of yours that would be great.

Cheers

Westers if you still need the pic here's my tank!



magnus wrote:
Hello,
Im new to this forum and I've been looking through your build, absolutly love what you are doing with this bike. From what I've seen so far looks like its going to be brilliant!
Would you be able to tell me/us, how much this has all been costing you maybe with a running tally serperated by section?
Obsviously if you dont want to divulge the finances of this I can understand.
Keep up the great work!
Magnus

Mate!! Not a clue, I was going to keep tabs on things but then.....well I just didn't! lol That's not to say I'm throwing money at it but there's things I've decided to do like aqua blasting the engine that I wasn't going to do originally, tear the engine down - so that's a £60 gasket set I wasn't planning to buy! These bit's add up, but on the whole I've been relatively controlled Rolling Eyes This one is my toy I've done it top to bottom and it's the first one I've ever done so I will keep it anyway, if (when) I do any in future I'll be much more strict on the spending and then sell them to fund the next project!

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Magnus, I suspect if Mrs Dangreen ever reads this forum that's a question she'd be asking too. Never poke a sleeping lion! affraid

God bless incognito browsing mode in Chrome!! Ctrl+n before visiting this site every time! lol Luckily she's girlfriend Dangreen and not Mrs Dangreen otherwise I'd have no chance! lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Mate!! Not a clue, I was going to keep tabs on things but then.....well I just didn't! lol That's not to say I'm throwing money at it but there's things I've decided to do like aqua blasting the engine that I wasn't going to do originally, tear the engine down - so that's a £60 gasket set I wasn't planning to buy! These bit's add up,

Yep, know that feeling. I didn't like the original CB750 master cylinder for the front brake, big, clumsy (and dirty looking) plastic pot sticking up in the air.

So I sourced a CBR600/900 unit off Flea-bay for £45.

When I got it the lever was corroded to fek and no amount of polishing was getting it sorted, so another £18 for a new ally lever, also when I took the lever off I found the piston seals were shot as was the cap seal (reservoir filled with water Crying or Very sad ) so another £28 for the main seals and £9 for a cap seal.

I also wanted to strip and polish it, Nitromors doesn't work on brake-fluid resistant paint and I don't have a compressor to blast it myself ,so off to the local bead blasters, another £12.50.

Total cost for a 'cosmetic' mod? £112.50. Luckily SWMBO doesn't know about this site either!
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:56 am

haha, I can see the same happening with me when I start putting things back together. I'm not really big on "that'll do" if I don't like the look of it when it's back on then it'll have to go. Might have to revise the completion date for this back a couple of years! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:54 pm

Hey,

Been cleaning the frame up over the past week, it's the last job left now that I don't want to do. Once that's out of the way it's onto the fun bits....painting, putting the engine back together....REBUILDING!! Laughing

Set up a tent and doing the blasting in there, I've got a tarpaulin in there so I can recover most of the media and re-use. Bought a bag of this stuff http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350492171026?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3120wt_1163 which seems to be doing the job nicely! Picked up some Torco Engine assembly lube as well for when I put the engine back together again. I went to rebuild the cylinder head cover the other night and couldn't find the rocker arms.....bollocks where have they gone?! Went through the box with all the bagged engine parts in can't see them....looked around the shed, went through the box again nothing. I'm now pretty pissed off because this is the first time I've ever taken anything apart and been organised about it. Surely they haven't fallen in the rubbish bag tipped that out nothing in there. Thought I'd check the box again and there they are right on top first bag!!! Shocked all bagged and labelled up nicely......how I didn't see them I don't know, still it did result in me tidying the shed up a bit while looking for them! lol





Took delivery of some painting goodies as well...can't wait to get started on the painting first time painting with a compressor and a proper gun, only ever done rattle can jobbies before so should be interesting!



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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:35 am

Hey,

Did some painting last night. Loving the fact that I'm starting to get nice clean parts now as I clean and paint bits, was getting fed up with looking at grubby old parts all the time!



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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:34 am

Nice to see the cb650 getting some attention although im a massive fan just like most people of the cb750 cafe racerd its nice to see the other siblings of the cb range getting the treatment and what your doing is looking amazing i must say i cant wait to see the end result!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:17 am

Cheers mate,

I would have loved to get my grubby mits on a CB750 but I wanted something a bit cheaper than the money they go for. Saw that on fleebay for £350 and too the plunge!

Believe me I can't wait to see the end result now as well, been a bit of a slog the last month. Seeing some paint go on the frame though has given me a second wind. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:08 am

HELP!!

So the cylinder head cover went back together ok. Next step I thought I'd buy the replacement brown crank bearing shells and start getting that engine completed....... No

A call to David Silver Spares resulted in a no, we don't have any stock...and they didn't sound like they were going to be getting any. I can't find naff all on the internet either. I numbered the old ones when I took them out but I really don't want to put them back and then 500 miles down the road need to strip the engine down again. If you can't get hold of them any more that's a bit of a bugger!!

Any suggestions anyone?!?!

Cheers!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:37 pm

Dan try cmsl in the Netherlands. They speak English and are very happy to help. Google them and there website will come up.
Sure they will be able to sort you out.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:11 am

Nice one mate, cheers! I'll get in touch with them today!
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:15 pm

Hello!

I'm back, and gladly not to let everyone know the item number of my basket case cb650 on ebay! Very Happy

Life got in the way of the project the last few months but mainly I have had an absolute nightmare trying to find the crank bearing shells. David Silvers and cmsl were unable to help and I was having no joy trying to find anywhere that had any. As often the case with these things I was looking around on the internet for other bike parts and found Honda Restoration...... www.hondarestoration.com . Based in the US but they had the brown crankshaft bearings that I needed plus they were in stock. While I was there I thought bollocks I might as well do the con rod bearing shells as well as they also had those. Got them ordered up, they were cheaper than they would have been from the other places mentioned but £40 of import charges took care of that! lol

I've been cleaning the crank cases as I'm getting a bit paranoid about glass beading still being in there. So far it's a rinse with the hose, compressed air blast, pressure wash, compressed air, steam clean, pressure wash, compressed air. There's going to be one more blast with the pressure washer then compressed air. I've also tapped all the threaded holes in the crank shell with washing up liquid to make sure there's nothing in the hole that might get dragged up while doing the bolts up.

Tonight I've just finished replacing the connecting rod bearing shells and torquing everything back up so that is ready to go. I love that I've spent a couple of hours doing that and it looks no bloody different! Razz Still I know it's done and that's the main thing!





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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:32 pm

More assembly pics from tonight....slowly slowly catchy monkey!





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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:26 pm

Dan, you're not by any chance a surgeon when you're not building bikes? That looks so clean and clinical, my workshop area looks like it's been bombed with unemptied tool boxes and scrap parts bins!
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:04 am

ha, far from it there's clues in some of those pictures which gives away the true working environment. Close framing in the picture hides most of it......it's all in the camera work! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:17 am

More engine...getting there now, really please how it went together last night no problems at all......well not that I know of yet, guess I'll find out for sure when I try to start it! Laughing










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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:40 am

lifes still in my way mate ,i think its only the insperation you guys are giving me thats keeping me going ATM
that motor needs see through casings mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:43 pm

Got some done today.....piccy's below. Getting the cam timing set up with the cam sprocket was an absolute nightmate. Clymers keeps banging on about two punch marks on the left side of the cam sprocket but I'll be buggered if I can see anything, then there's the job of getting the chain over the cam sprocket Evil or Very Mad I think it's pretty much there but decided to walk away and go back to it fresh tomorrow and double check everything. All going well I hope to have the engine all buttoned up tomorrow and back in the frame....well that's the plan anyway! lol

Really starting to get nervous about starting it for the first time as well now. I always watch these programmes on the discovery channel and see some bloke jumping around after fireing an engine for the first time. I used to think "what's that numpty getting so excited about"......now I know!! It feels smooth when I rotate the crank manually so hopefully nothing will go bang when I start it Rolling Eyes













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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:10 pm

Looking sweet. Only one word of advice when you come to start your engine.
Plugs out, kill switch on and turn the engine over till the oil light goes out. Replace plugs kill switch off and fire up.
Just rebuilt mine again due to a faulty primary tensioner so another new primary chain was fitted awell while I had the opportunity.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:44 am

Ahhh ok yeah that makes sense. Cheers, for that I probably would have just tried to start it up normally.

Is that the CB750KZ, you had to take it off ebay with a faulty clutch didn't you?

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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:34 pm

Turn'd out to be the the hydraulic primary tensioner was sticking and not taking up the slack. Which causes the clutch to rattle on idle. It's just done a 100 mile shake down and is perfect.
It's back on eBay. New project needed.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:09 pm

Ah OK, looking forward to seeing the new project when you get going on it then!!!

I got some more work done tonight



Trying to find the right bolts for the right holes which is always fun but I'm getting there now.

Got a fitting for the battery sorted out as well. Just need to work out where the fuse board will sit and any of the other electrics that end up under the hump. It's starting to come together now slowly, but I still have a LOOOONNNNGG way to go! Laughing



Carbs are rebuilt as well, I've cleaned them but I want to blast them with baking soda as well as they are a bit grubby. I need to fire up the engine and make sure it works and that I don't have a major issue with that. Once I know the engine is OK I'll blast them and go from there.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:06 pm

Suspension looks a tad harsh mate......only joking bike looks ultra clean, good job
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PostSubject: Re: 1st bike, 1st build CB650   Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:49 am

Oncas wrote:
Suspension looks a tad harsh mate......only joking bike looks ultra clean, good job

trike setup aint it

very nice
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