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My on the cheap bobber build thread.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Johnt3, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Thanks 2poler.Man those are cool.I've already welded some tabs on for my back signals.
    I'll get her outside to get a better view sometime this weekend. Maybe I'll change up and try those.
    How's your bike coming?
     
  2. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Probably won't be working on my bike this weekend got some family health problems to work out. Hopefully everything will be OK soon.
     
  3. I hope all is well! Take care!
     
  4. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Thanks Paul will do.
     
  5. 2poler

    2poler Does this look infected?

    mine is going very slow. With the holidays (my busiest time of the year at work) and my bike in a garage 20 miles away just slowing everything up. Parts are rolling in though and I think next week I should be able to post some progress.
     
  6. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Yeah mine 30 miles away,at least I work there though.Hope you get to work on your bike soon 2poler. I might take my wife to see my build today.
     
  7. Well I hope she thinks it's great and I'm sure she will!
     
  8. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Well we stopped by to see my bike and she thought it looked "pretty"!!:doh:
    Oh well I guess that means she liked it. She also thought it looked bigger in person.:D
     
  9. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Johnt3, You've built Yourself a fine lookin bike :thumbsup:
    I saw in pic 5 that You have one of my favorite tools.:D
     
  10. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Ha Ha! Yes sir I do! I've got them bigger too.
    Thanks I appreciate that Carbon.
     
  11. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Well I got my front braided line in and it's the perfect length,but one end needs to be rotated 90 degrees. Anybody have success in twisting a crimped end?
    Never mind I found what I was asking about. Yes,You can rotate an end.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  12. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Hope to re-bolt and finish my carbs this weekend.I'll finish the signal mounts and post some pics.
     
  13. Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing them!
    Im going to make up the front brake line, and if my bits and bobs arrive - sort out rear sprocket and chain (gone for 31 tooth rear :) ) do the pedal kick start conversion and maybe start putting some switch gear into the electrics box.
     
  14. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  15. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Ever consider upgrading to a hydraulic clutch?
     
  16. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Yeah I did look into a Hydraulic clutch setup, but I've got other things to spend money on right now. Are you using the mikesxs front master on your bike? Whats up with the funky lever on those?
     
  17. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Yup I'm using the mikexs master! Yeah I think I'm going to swap them out. I accidentally broke the brake switch on it and they don't carry replacement switches. I'm looking for other options now! Let me know what you decide to use
     
  18. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Btw i have the hhb hydraulic clutch as well but I'm not really digging the levers on those as well
     
  19. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Well I got the new floats in the carbs yesterday and went ahead and installed stainless cap screws top and bottom while I was there.They don't look like new or anything but I can live with them.The PO apparently thought beating on the float bowls a lot would fix the leaking float problem.:doh: I hope to get into the shop tomorrow to build the mounts for the front signals.I'll try and take some pics of the carbs and turn signals while I'm there.
     
  20. That's some good progress! I'd like to see the pics. I got a set of stainless carb bolts from France off eBay. It's the second lot I've had and they re excellent. They do the Engine bolts too. Yep the PO of mine must have been the product of Mungo off blazing saddles and Stevie Wonder !!! ;)
     

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