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Title: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 02, 2015, 09:55:59 AM
Hi guys,

Please let me introduce myself. My name is Mathieu (Mathew), I'm 21 and I'm French, so now let's apologize for the next english mistakes  :P.
I recently bought a CB-1 in order to get my ass back on a motorbike (I had an accident last year with my 600 Fazer and then decided to have a break) for about 350€ (Yup, really) in very good state. About 28K miles. That one was imported from Germany and I don't know wether it was an american or japanese one before.

Since I love cafe racers, I chose to make one. I know this is gonna grind your gears, and YES, I am aware this is absolutely not the best base for a cafe, so let me tell you I'm sorry for this sacrilege too, but I'm already on my way. I make this topic to show you something original, and have some kind of online record of the progress.

Here come the pictures :

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068027-20151127-173103.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068038-20151127-173311.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068037-20151127-174420.jpg

Feel free to ask me questions, or to blame me for ruining that bike with unnecessary transformations (But I prefer questions  ;) )


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 02, 2015, 10:02:06 AM
Congrats on getting back into motorcycling.
your bike, your decision.........so you better enjoy your build.
Interesting progress so far.
keep us posted.
and Welcome ;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 02, 2015, 10:44:34 AM
Thank you

Well, I'm pretty sure it will rock when finished, but I know the bike itself is "rare", especially in France, and I am dreading the reactions here. I understand people may struggle finding a CB-1 or CB-1 parts, and what I am doing to mine is litteraly the opposite so I'm expecting some cold reactions.

I ordered turn lights, plate holder, brake light and mirrors on Monday (From China - About 45€ shipping inc.). Waiting for those new parts now. I'll keep the topic up do date ASAP.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 02, 2015, 10:55:54 AM
don't base YOUR creation on what "others" will think or say.
Heck, if we all thought that way and lived our lives based on what "others" say or thought, nothing would get accomplished.
Do "build" the bike you want and so be it.
Thank you

Well, I'm pretty sure it will rock when finished, but I know the bike itself is "rare", especially in France, and I am dreading the reactions here. I understand people may struggle finding a CB-1 or CB-1 parts, and what I am doing to mine is litteraly the opposite so I'm expecting some cold reactions.

I ordered turn lights, plate holder, brake light and mirrors on Monday (From China - About 45€ shipping inc.). Waiting for those new parts now. I'll keep the topic up do date ASAP.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on December 02, 2015, 04:06:18 PM
Bienvenue mon ami!

I think you're going to be terribly disappointed. We all are enthusiastic about the CB-1 but I don't believe there's a man on the board who believes it to be a perfect bike or one so rare that it's sacrilege to chop any example up. If it were a pristine original model then perhaps it would be a shame... But you're going to take a typical used bike and make something special.

Build what you want, build it well, love it, and ride it. It's only a lump of metal and plastic and it's yours to do what you want!

Yours is an American import model. I believe that there was a lot of them which remained unsold in the states (why would they buy that instead of a cbr600?) and for some reason or other they shipped a few containers full over to Germany.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 02, 2015, 04:16:35 PM
because Americans and I include myself in there at times, are too stupid to realize that there are some bikes that have "soul" and some that are just..eh.
.......(why would they buy that instead of a cbr600?)......


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Andy T on December 03, 2015, 06:10:52 AM
Looks promising! As said above, it's your bike do what feels right! :) Keep us posted though!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: stussels on December 03, 2015, 12:06:23 PM
i agree with what everyone else has said.  do what you want!  i cut up my cb-1 too.  if it doesnt have super low miles and in perfect shape its nothing to feel too bad about.  im sure you have a image in your head of what youre going for and we would love to see it come together.  more pics!  just a little smaller though...


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 03, 2015, 12:44:28 PM
Thank you guys,

Talking about pics, here's what I ordered :

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449164116-mirrors.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449164596-redlight.png)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449164119-turnlight.png)

And here's what I planned for the paint job (I'm not a photoshop master  ;D) :

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449164124-68546c04-1a31-4681-b242-38805fd26a50.png)

Still don't know about the tank, but I want to keep it simple, otherwise it's going to be too much. Or maybe I'll change my plans (I have another idea)

I don't have the bike at home, so I'll post more pictures on the week end. My friend told me he worked hard on the new frame tubes this week, and now he's trying to find solutions to keep it clear at the back, so we ordered a super small battery to fit under the seat. It's going to be much wire management now  :D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: faffi on December 04, 2015, 02:12:28 AM
I just fitted the very same indicators to my Virago project :o

(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr354/Z400G/XV750/Ombygd/IMAG1211_zpspd2vg0qn.jpg) (http://s499.photobucket.com/user/Z400G/media/XV750/Ombygd/IMAG1211_zpspd2vg0qn.jpg.html)
(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr354/Z400G/XV750/Ombygd/IMAG1210_zpscnlpuqbw.jpg) (http://s499.photobucket.com/user/Z400G/media/XV750/Ombygd/IMAG1210_zpscnlpuqbw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 04, 2015, 02:53:19 AM
Oh nice, I had not seen them on a bike, they look great  ;D

Another paint job that could be made :

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449215575-sans-titre.png)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: faffi on December 04, 2015, 06:36:52 AM
I think it would look good with a white stripe over the top and fender like this
(http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/moto_gallery/DUCATIMonsterS2R1000-113_12.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 04, 2015, 10:20:08 AM
is that "white stripe" off center?........Uggh....no like.
if anything at the very minimum, center the stripe.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 04, 2015, 03:17:30 PM
I really like the Ducati-like stripe, but as said above, in the center. Good idea.

Here are the new pictures for tonight, there was a lot of work during the week. We finally decided to keep the original battery. The wires will go between the metal plate & the seat, so nothing appears between the frame tubes underneath.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449260166-battery1.png)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449260167-battery2.png)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449260190-frame.png)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449260165-back-wseat.png)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 04, 2015, 03:19:23 PM
great progress.
now if I can only get "my" engine to run right :(


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 04, 2015, 04:30:37 PM
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449264600-back-wseat.png)

What's happening to your engine ?


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 04, 2015, 04:33:09 PM
Long story but in a nutshell, think it needs to get rod crank bearings replaced :(


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 18, 2015, 12:31:20 PM
anymore progress photos?
always love a good project.
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449264600-back-wseat.png)

What's happening to your engine ?


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on December 18, 2015, 12:59:50 PM
Not that much. We're actually waiting for the differents parts I ordered, especially for the red light as we have to make a hole in the seat for it. Already recieved the turn lights so the rest should come quickly.

We lowered the clipons just under the triple clamp, so these are the only news I have for you guys at the moment.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/51/1450461447-1450203264-4676ede1-affa-4674-9b57-0ac65521b723.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/51/1450461447-1450203276-63585328-7a8f-42d8-8eb8-53fdb5fb706e.jpg)

Oh, and for the paint job, I think I will stick with the last picture I. I will paint it blue and do the stripe with White Carbon Covering (http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/51/1450461553-41ir-ddifrl.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on December 18, 2015, 01:05:27 PM
good progress.
keep us posted.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on January 09, 2016, 06:22:47 AM
Hi there guys ! Wish you all a happy new year. I'm coming with some news for you today, and I am very happy to present you this little boy which is not far from being finished !

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338240-20160109-110950.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338233-20160109-111005.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338238-20160109-111012.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338242-20160109-111029.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338240-20160109-111036.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338244-20160109-111053.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338243-20160109-111307.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/01/1452338247-20160109-111603.jpg)

As you can guess I just can't wait to ride it. ;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on January 09, 2016, 09:25:23 AM
Very nice work. Nice nice craftsmanship. Good job.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on January 11, 2016, 04:54:06 AM
Should look like that...

 ;D

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/02/1452506004-cafe-final.png)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on January 11, 2016, 09:20:29 AM
Must admit at first was skeptical on your cafe idea but your craftsmanship has won me over.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Andy T on January 11, 2016, 03:26:13 PM
Looks very nice, I like the chrome clocks too, mine are in a bit of a state so would like to replace them at some point.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on January 12, 2016, 03:56:16 AM
Yes the chrome clocks look quite nice, they were given to me with the bike (Kph not Mph).
I'm now looking for my personnal stuff, and I think I will buy a Shark Raw, I can see it coming  :D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on February 13, 2016, 07:03:33 AM
Hey there ! This little boy wants to say hello !

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364661-20160213-121321-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364651-20160213-120624-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364654-20160213-121001-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364650-20160213-120927-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364648-20160213-120937-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364635-20160213-121010-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364656-20160213-121145-copier.jpg)

Bonus, I cleaned the 25-years-old-collector keyholder  ;D

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/06/1455364957-2016-02-13-12-28-32-1-copier.jpg)

For sure there are still little things to get done, but I'm already proud of it !


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on February 13, 2016, 03:55:56 PM
job well done.
that "tail" is growing on me.
I'm liking it more and more.
Guess good craftsmanship speaks wonders for a person's taste....and you sir have done a great job with that little CB1.

Now, I'm sure you are still lookn for that "cafe" look but....the seat pan?.....wouldn't you want to make a more comfy, fuller seat pan? like the original seat pan? perhaps not as big but...something that yer bottom won't, well, "bottom-out" on you?
Just a thought.

Overall....I'd give it a 9.8/10 for a job well done.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on February 13, 2016, 04:03:42 PM
Interesting....I just noticed that your exhaust has the same color discoloration that mine had. that strange, brown-ish rusty color. When I'd rub my hand across it...the surface rust just kinda came off, almost like a fine dust.
Wonder what that is?


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on February 13, 2016, 07:39:52 PM
I asked myself many questions about the seat. After my accident 2 years ago on my FZS 600 where my girlfriend (passenger) was injured, I decided that I would not allow passengers any longer, and I was such in the cafe racer thing that I chose to buy that cheap single-seater fiberglass seat pan and just barely put foam on it. In fact it's not that uncomfortable itself. Vibrations are. It is just annoying when you have to put your feet on the ground as the seat is flat and larger than my legs. I weigh about 55Kgs so I guess it could be worse  :D

Anyway I just got the bike back from the garage so I did not ride it much (about 5kms just to get back home because it's not insured and I still don't have the papers ::) ). So at the moment, it feels like a sportbike on soap tyres (I really need to get new ones before riding it), but the only thing that is sporty is my froggy position on it  ;D nothing else, but the feel of being different and riding a unique, home made bike, which is kinda cool.

About the exhaust, I think it's corrosion. This summer when I have more time it will get painted too.

Thank you for your replies  ;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on February 13, 2016, 10:03:03 PM
Fair enough for making it a mono seat.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Sugs on February 14, 2016, 06:49:44 PM
That's really cool, kinda a more modern take on a vintage cafe bike.  Very different and unique.  Thumbs up from someone who doesn't really like cafe bikes.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on February 15, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Well done!!!  Well done!!! ;D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on February 16, 2016, 05:09:10 AM
Thank you for your replies !

I ordered the white carbon covering to make the white stripe I wanted.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on March 08, 2016, 03:42:29 AM
Hi everyone !

This weekend I just finished my work on the bike. Now I ride it and it feels amazing. I'm wanted to upload some pictures of the white stripe which is, as I planned, made from White Carbon Covering. So here we go !

(http://)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425993-20160306-121813-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425993-20160306-121820-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425994-20160306-121826-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425992-20160306-121831-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425999-20160306-121837-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457426272-20160306-121845-copier.jpg)

Maybe I'm going a bit too far with the Helmet stripe  ::)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425985-20160306-121944-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457425994-20160306-121951-copier.jpg)

It's a family thing... my brother just bought a Z800.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/10/1457426277-20160306-124908-copier.jpg)

The BMW behind is my father's. I guess you know what we're all gonna do next sunny Week End.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Andy T on March 08, 2016, 04:41:23 AM
Really like that, you've done a great job! The minimalistic rear makes the tank and engine look huge!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Sixdog on March 08, 2016, 09:53:16 AM
OUTSTANDING look!!!!!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on March 08, 2016, 10:09:47 AM
for those of you who have already finished your restoration projects, where can you order your "CB-1" stickers? I'll be in need of that soon enough.
And the decals you put on your bikes, are they "clear-coatable"? Meaning...can you add a layer of clear over them? Last time I ordered a decal kit it was from overseas. When my painter tried to apply the clear coat, it almost "melted" the stickers off.....so where do you all get them from?

thanks,


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 21, 2016, 07:31:32 PM
http://bdesigns.ca/Main_Honda.htm#Wallpaper

If you click on the 1980s, you will see the grey tank stickers.  If you click on the 1990s, you will see the red tank stickers

 ;D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 21, 2016, 10:53:11 PM
http://www.cb1.cun.net/images/53.jpg

Boy that front end on this one looks heavy!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on March 21, 2016, 10:55:04 PM
my cousin says he has an F2 front end. 41mm which would fit the CB1 steering column stem....hummm...


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 21, 2016, 11:16:47 PM
The F2 front end was a popular swap back in the day.  The Honda 929 front end, i believe will also fit.  Same with, I think, an '07 600RR front end.  I believe the head bearings are all the same size.  I kept my front end stock on lil fella, and that single disc has never let me down!  With braided lines and stock pads for the majority of my racing career, i had total confidence in the front end. I wanted to keep the bike as light as possible.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Sugs on March 21, 2016, 11:43:36 PM
My bike is a '90 and has the original red stickers over blue paint, they aren't clear coated over.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on March 22, 2016, 02:58:02 PM
that's a heck of a swingarm too.....
saw another one like that a few years back. some dude customized and sold it in NY somewhere.
http://www.cb1.cun.net/images/53.jpg

Boy that front end on this one looks heavy!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 22, 2016, 05:06:19 PM
Brian Banna had a 1 that he was working on.  Custom from the frame up.  He lost his passion befor the project was done and sold it to a guy in NY.  Not sure if that guy still has it.  He had it for sale on here last year. 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on March 22, 2016, 05:18:00 PM
interesting....I saw a guy last year, on the Hawk Forum selling a really really tricked out CB1. it had a sweet swingarm, wave rotors in the front, and on and on...wonder if it's the same one?

the dude on here and on the hawk forums went by the alias of 'Regit' or something like that.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 22, 2016, 06:37:47 PM
89Redgt... Same guy.  He bought it off of Brian and didnt do anything with it.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on March 22, 2016, 06:39:12 PM
yup..that was the dude.
I remember that discussion going on last year.
the dude bought the bike and was trying to flip it.
It was a sweet CB1.....I must say.
tricked out, had all the bells-n-whisltes......beautiful custom job.
Wish I had saved some photos of it.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ptlcb1 on March 22, 2016, 06:46:23 PM
It was a sweet project.  Brian was hoping the dude was going to finish it.  Sad that he didnt.  I was going to buy it but shit kept popping up. (truck transmission, and some other repairs).  If he has sold it, I hope whoever bought it, completes what Brian started.  It was well sorted, at least what Brian had done up until he decided to let it go.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on April 11, 2016, 03:57:56 PM
Hi there. Something is bothering me.

Could someone tell me if the speedo is backlit ? Because I don't see anything when I'm riding by night.

I plugged back the old MPH speedo (My KPH one had some issue with temperature & RPM displays, they wouldn't work at all) and it's still not backlit.

It has been a couple of miles now and I'm discovering how that little CB-1 is cool to ride, reliable, thus the fact that I never go to the gas station. Impressive.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on April 11, 2016, 04:55:19 PM
Yes there are three (2? 4?) small wedge bulbs in the back. Remove the grey cover and you will see them.

Tips
- don't use bulbs brighter than 3w (stock is 1.7w I think) or you WILL melt the clocks.
- don't try to over tighten the screws. They are direct into plastic which is 20 years old and WILL crack.

Easy job. 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on May 28, 2016, 01:22:28 PM
Hi guys,

Yesterday I had an accident with my loved CB-1. A guy on the highway changed lane and bumped into me, throwing me and the bike to the back of a truck that was, hopefully, stopped. My hand got stuck under the bike. I've had hand surgery yesterday, and I should recover the ability of my index (not sure if 100% though, doctors are optimist, they have done a great job). The bike is not too much damaged, the tank shows damages but it's okay. I was going 10/15MPH. Doctors said I won't be able to ride for the next 3 months.

Oh, and the guy flew the crash scene. Maybe he did'nt have insurance or even driving licence, I don't know. A police investigation has started..

I'm disgusted.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on May 28, 2016, 01:24:29 PM
geez.....sorry to hear mate. heal quickly and Godspeed!


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Sugs on May 28, 2016, 01:32:59 PM
Total bummer, but glad you are OK.  Hope they find the guy and that you heal up 100%.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on May 28, 2016, 02:46:56 PM
I'll get back on the bike as soon as I fully recover ;) Thank you for your supports


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on July 31, 2016, 06:23:43 AM
Hi there ! Finally got back on the bike after 2 months. My right index is still unable to move more than 30% but it's ok, just re-learning to use it. Police didn't find the guy who bumped into me and flew the scene, but that's none of my business now.

I went to a motorbike meeting this week end. I'm surprised by the number of people taking pictures of my CB-1  ;D even if it's far from being the most beautiful of the meeting. A guy who's fan of cafe racers and writes articles about it even told me that it was awesome, cause "Your bike is the living proof that you can make a really nice machine with a little money". He took many pictures of it, maybe I'll see her in a magazine hehe.

Cheers,

Mathieu

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/30/1469960599-img-20160731-010044-538-copier.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on July 31, 2016, 01:16:20 PM
Come my friend. You can't post one dark, half-sideways picture of your CB1 and expect us to let you get easy with that...do you?
More more more pictures....please.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on July 31, 2016, 07:35:43 PM
You asked for it ! But let's put something new here  :) let me explain. During this week-end we first replaced the lights from the speedo, changed the cooler liquid, fixed some other minor lighting issues and, this afternoon, after a couple of beers, my friend and me told ourselves it would be good to clean that back. We first took off the chain protection which is in plastic, and a couple more beers later, there was no tank on the bike, and we would basically put all the remaining electronic/cables somewhere invisible, then cutting all the fixations so only the frame would appear to the eyes, so here we go boys !

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007514-img-20160731-203555-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007511-img-20160731-154659-copier.jpg)

With my friend's gixxer

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007506-img-20160731-203602-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007515-img-20160731-203659-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007514-img-20160731-203630-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007506-img-20160731-203620-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007515-img-20160731-204016-copier.jpg)

All the parts we took off... The fuel pump wasn't working anyway

Bonus : My other friend who worked a lot on my CB-1 just finished his new AWESOME 500CX, check it out.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007509-img-20160729-172622-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/31/1470007508-img-20160731-165153-copier.jpg)

Hope you guys enjoy this :)


/// Just figured out pictures size was crap and we can see the plates :/ I'll edit this tomorrow, it's 01:30 here and I need to sleep he he


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: Andy T on August 12, 2016, 05:53:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, both of them! Well done.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 26, 2016, 08:25:52 AM
Wish you all a good week-end !

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/34/1472214291-unnamed.png)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on September 22, 2016, 07:57:59 AM
Hello  :)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/38/1474545462-img-20160922-134925-804.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on September 22, 2016, 01:12:41 PM
Nice....more please.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 24, 2017, 11:20:21 AM
Hi CB owners ! It's been 9 months I didnt post here, just because I didn't have enough time to ride that much this year.

Nothing new, I just replaced the dead battery today. Last week was hella hot (+40°C) and when I left work the bike wouldnt start, no juice. I thought it was the alternator but with these temperatures and the battery being placed just under the seat as you know, the heat killed it.

I'm not coming without pictures of my two toys so VintageHunter, ya gonna be happy  ;D. None of em is a track killer but I'm smiling every time I take the keys, so that's a great point ;)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317484-img-20170624-164327-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317484-img-20170624-164347-copier-copier.jpg)

Yeah, my cat decided to photobomb me  ;D

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317484-img-20170624-164357-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317484-img-20170624-164404-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317484-img-20170624-164414-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317485-img-20170624-164423-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317485-img-20170624-164435-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317485-img-20170624-164446-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317485-img-20170624-164457-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317485-img-20170624-164505-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317486-img-20170624-164511-copier-copier.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317486-img-20170624-164519-copier-copier.jpg)

I was about to sell the CB1 a few weeks ago, since I don't use it much (2000 miles last year) but I told myself nah, you gonna get a couple of bucks for something you spent hours on making, and you'll regret every second when you're 30 and nostalgic about your past vehicles. So I'm keeping it, but I'm looking for a better place (I live in the city and only ride to get to work, no interesting curvy roads where I live) so I'm thinking about taking the CB to my parents place 30 miles away, so I could enjoy rides on sunny week ends and my father would be happy to ride it too I guess.


Anyway, does anybody have an idea of where I could find this piece of plastic (from my crash last year) ? Remember I live in the EU.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/6/1498317486-img-20170624-164538-copier-copier.jpg)

Thank you for reading !


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on June 24, 2017, 12:44:19 PM
That's a lovely looking thing .

When it arrives, it has the HONDA logo.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201178729527


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 24, 2017, 01:06:52 PM
TY for the link, I'm ordering one.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 24, 2017, 02:05:22 PM
Excellent!...nice large pictures!...enjoy the toys. Miles of Smiles.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 24, 2017, 02:35:34 PM
So large I had to resize em two times before posting since it would mess with the post display  :D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 24, 2017, 06:06:01 PM
I must admit...eventhough I'm a "somewhat" purist at heart when comes to these CB1s...I'm certainly diggin' that white stripe you got goin' down the center of the paint scheme...very choice!
very retro.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 25, 2017, 06:44:17 AM
I must admit...eventhough I'm a "somewhat" purist at heart when comes to these CB1s...I'm certainly diggin' that white stripe you got goin' down the center of the paint scheme...very choice!
very retro.


Imma renew the stripe this summer probably. Since it's just covering it starts getting dirty and adhesive wants to escape.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 25, 2017, 11:01:51 AM
You can't tell it needs "renewing" great job on that cafe custom CB1.
You got skilkz.
I must admit...eventhough I'm a "somewhat" purist at heart when comes to these CB1s...I'm certainly diggin' that white stripe you got goin' down the center of the paint scheme...very choice!
very retro.


Imma renew the stripe this summer probably. Since it's just covering it starts getting dirty and adhesive wants to escape.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 25, 2017, 11:39:33 AM
Thanks mate. I love how much sympathy this bike gets from people, this morning I was at a local event where people are taking a coffee and showing their cars / bikes (cool place, respectful people, nobody revving or doing stupid shit, they just park here and have a walk) and I noticed how many people stopped at the CB. They would come and talk about the bike too

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/7/1498405002-screenshot-20170625-173608.png)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/25/7/1498405008-screenshot-20170625-173625.png)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 25, 2017, 11:46:09 AM
What's that black n gold next to CB? That ones nicely done too.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on June 25, 2017, 11:50:14 AM
A Seven Fifty  :)

It was really clean and nicely done, but I'm not a fan of the anodized bolts, caps, and levers.

Bad I didnt see the owner


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 25, 2017, 12:26:54 PM
I hear what you are sayin' bout that "750"...but dang if it aint cleanly done....it looks amazing.
Not taking away from your skillz mind you.
None the less.....great great job on your part.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on June 25, 2017, 04:09:21 PM
What's that black n gold next to CB? That ones nicely done too.
CB750F2, I saw another one café racer'ed locally. Looked nicely done. Surprising considering the look of the original bike.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/a_morti/IMG_20170302_104259535.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on June 25, 2017, 05:49:09 PM
Curios....WTH was in that big triangular area in the middle there? the "bat-tree"?
What's that black n gold next to CB? That ones nicely done too.
CB750F2, I saw another one café racer'ed locally. Looked nicely done. Surprising considering the look of the original bike.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/a_morti/IMG_20170302_104259535.jpg)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 08, 2017, 04:53:03 AM
Hi

Here are the news

Fixed this (Many thanks for the ebay link)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/2/1502181885-img-20170705-130302.jpg)

And cleaned that

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/2/1502181885-img-20170805-202114.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/2/1502181885-img-20170805-202127.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/2/1502181886-img-20170805-202046.jpg)

Now the CB is at a friends' place to get serviced. It's been a year and even if I didn't ride much (~3k Miles) I did nothing except chain greasing, refueling and a cooling liquid change.

It's gonna get new brake pads (rear + front), a full brake fluid replacement, oil/filter replacement and (I'm not sure about the english translation for that) a valve lash adjustment.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/32/2/1502181885-screenshot-20170807-184039.jpg)

To be continued...


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 08, 2017, 07:03:39 AM
Your bike is well looked after 3NCORE, and I really like the style. I'm guessing you don't wear a hoodie like the posers in the other thread! ;)

Just 'valve adjustment' is fine, though adding 'lash' made me smile. Mine is an odd language with far too many words with similar meanings. I lived in Norway for a while, their vocabulary is very small and sounds simplistic by comparison. But being a lazy Brit, I still failed to learn it!

Nice work bro.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 08, 2017, 08:14:35 AM
A hoodie ? No thanks, I don't like my arms looking like a pizza after a potential crash. I'm wearing a proper bike jacket, proper bike shoes, helmet, gloves... And it's still not enough, my finger hurts like hell every morning since my accident last year.

Falling from a 400cc bike is basically the same as falling from an RSV4, so better be safe than injured.

Thanks for the language adjustment  ;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 09, 2017, 07:41:37 PM
I like what you did but....(theres always that darn butt that gets in the way huh), the tail on that cafe-CB1 should have been angled a bit to make the lines of the tank/tail flow better but I'm not the one having to ride it. Nice work. i wish I could weld like that.
though.....that flat seat pan with 1/2 of foam has "gotta be" hell on balls to ride it like that....huh.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 09, 2017, 09:54:12 PM
Here's a nicely done and angled just bout right cafe CB1


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 10, 2017, 01:44:20 AM
Here's a nicely done and angled just bout right cafe CB1

VH you're offering opinion on your specific taste or preference regarding tails, which we happen to largely share. Though I'm struggling to see the difference in angle between your pic and 3NCORE's tail. To me they appear to be at virtually identical angles.

All you're suggesting 3NCORE has done here is not angle his tail enough - for your taste.

The difference between this and what I did on the other thread is that I pointed out actual errors, both of aesthetic design and more importantly, engineering design. They made actual errors. I pointed out that fact. The way I'm getting attacked for doing that is a bit ridiculous. I guarantee you won't get any flack for this comment, any more than you do for every time you point out all the tails that you consider to be too steeply angled - which again, opinions I share, but those are specific preference opinions similar to music of art preferences.

3NCORE's bike is not only very well looked after, he's clearly paid very close attention to all the engineering design and the aesthetics. Everything is very well balanced. My only issue would also be with the thin seat. But I'm not riding it. And he's not wearing a hoodie posing with it or claiming it's a style icon - even though it actually is, in a very genuine retro fashion.






Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 10, 2017, 05:57:36 AM
Relax guys, this bike is not competing in anything else than the "Cafe Racer on a budget" category  ;D. It could be way better than that, but to be honest, if I had enough money back then, I would have chosen something more "Cafeable" like a 500 CX.

The only reason it actually looks good is because - as I told before, I think - I am absolutely not the only one behind this project. It involved a bunch of good - and skilled - friends of mine and each one offered me help and great ideas, resulting in this blue, two wheeled brain and skill mashup which we all are proud of.

Now this being said, huge thumbs up to those who make these kind of bikes all by themselves, because it involves such different skills. I spent hours on drawing/thinking/photoshopping when my welding master friend spent hours on welding, and when my engineer friend spent some time on electronics relocation too. So the guys who are making Cafes all by themselves deserve such an ammount of respect.

I am not skilled enough to pretend I solely made this. But that's why I love this bike too.

Now I can answer to the thin seat question. It's actually not that bad, at least it doesn't feel as hard as it looks, but I guess my small weight is part of the answer ;D
I used to ride for a hundred miles without feeling I needed to stop because of the seat. The main issue is the wind... since my hands are lower than the original position, I have to compensate with my neck to keep my head straight, and this way I take all the wind in the face, when I exceed 100MPH it clearly becomes uncomfortable.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 10, 2017, 08:27:16 AM
Moderate:
I hear what you are saying. this too happened to me on that asshat Hawk forum. I stated "anything"......anything at all and as a friend of mine put it "you became the attack robot", they all went after you. "Attack, attack, Will Robinson...attack". It was so bad that they caused me to bascially leave the forum, which I hope doesnt' happen to you cause, well, you have good points to contribute.

with regards to the picture I posted of that cafe-ish CB1 with the tail similar to 3NCORES.....well, thats where the human brain takes over in a way that is hard to pin point. Meaning, in design, when you ever so slightly adjust an angle or a length or a color of what you are designing and makes it "look" better (looks only better to me that is) then you can see the subtle differences stand out and the human condition has no idea why one bike looks better than the other, if "better" can be classified. it's all subjective, yes. We went thru this in Design School in Architecture and I went thru it in 45 years of practice in the real world. But, bottom line is the person who owns what they have built is the one that has to live with it and the rest of the world can be envious or not.

And whats even more important is that the person who posts the photos of their design must understand that they wont please everyone. Some will like it, some will say "meh" and some will hate it. That's just life. as the saying goes "you cant please everyone all the time, you can please some of the people some of the time, but not everyone all the time".

So with that being said, we continue. Design what you want. Spend whatever moneys you want, paint the CB1 whatever color you want and just be happy we have the luxury we can indeed have a hobby like this. Not everyone can be so fortunate as us. Some folks wake up and try to figure out if they have enough money to give their kids some lunch that day...so count yer blessing and keep moving forward.

Oh, just one last thing.....just please, anyone reading this, don't use "wood" as a material for your motorcycle. theres something just unnatural about that. ;)



Here's a nicely done and angled just bout right cafe CB1

VH you're offering opinion on your specific taste or preference regarding tails, which we happen to largely share. Though I'm struggling to see the difference in angle between your pic and 3NCORE's tail. To me they appear to be at virtually identical angles.

All you're suggesting 3NCORE has done here is not angle his tail enough - for your taste.

The difference between this and what I did on the other thread is that I pointed out actual errors, both of aesthetic design and more importantly, engineering design. They made actual errors. I pointed out that fact. The way I'm getting attacked for doing that is a bit ridiculous. I guarantee you won't get any flack for this comment, any more than you do for every time you point out all the tails that you consider to be too steeply angled - which again, opinions I share, but those are specific preference opinions similar to music of art preferences.

3NCORE's bike is not only very well looked after, he's clearly paid very close attention to all the engineering design and the aesthetics. Everything is very well balanced. My only issue would also be with the thin seat. But I'm not riding it. And he's not wearing a hoodie posing with it or claiming it's a style icon - even though it actually is, in a very genuine retro fashion.







Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 10, 2017, 10:26:43 AM
It's all good VintageHunter. I love the wood comment. Guess what this furniture designer is planning to do...? Yep, I'm playing around with a plan to use French curves to borrow from the shape of the tank, then make 2D and 3D profiles in thin plywood!

But don't worry, that's for the side profile and ass admiring squinting stage. Some real pros might then use clay to make a buck, but that might be going too far.

It seems to me that the tail needs trimming whatever type of bike you're building: cafe racer or streetfughter. I'm just not keen on destroying good or even repairable original tails to achieve that, not least because of their rarity. And the one on my latest acquisition is NASTY! It's badly cracked in several places, one of the lugs is missing, someone bolted a small alloy rack onto the top, and there's crash damage!!!

Moulding new concept tails is going to be a challenge. It may end up being necessary to make a full 3D buck in beech, then make a silicone mould and stiffen it with plaster of Paris. And since I hate fibreglass, I may need to learn carbonfibre. Who am I kidding? I WANT to learn carbonfibre ;)

THEN I'll invite everyone to critique it. Already scouting post industrial and other iconic locations for the photo shoot..;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 10, 2017, 10:48:19 AM
Relax guys, this bike is not competing in anything else than the "Cafe Racer on a budget" category  ;D. It could be way better than that, but to be honest, if I had enough money back then, I would have chosen something more "Cafeable" like a 500 CX.

The only reason it actually looks good is because - as I told before, I think - I am absolutely not the only one behind this project. It involved a bunch of good - and skilled - friends of mine and each one offered me help and great ideas, resulting in this blue, two wheeled brain and skill mashup which we all are proud of.

Now this being said, huge thumbs up to those who make these kind of bikes all by themselves, because it involves such different skills. I spent hours on drawing/thinking/photoshopping when my welding master friend spent hours on welding, and when my engineer friend spent some time on electronics relocation too. So the guys who are making Cafes all by themselves deserve such an ammount of respect.

I am not skilled enough to pretend I solely made this. But that's why I love this bike too.

Now I can answer to the thin seat question. It's actually not that bad, at least it doesn't feel as hard as it looks, but I guess my small weight is part of the answer ;D
I used to ride for a hundred miles without feeling I needed to stop because of the seat. The main issue is the wind... since my hands are lower than the original position, I have to compensate with my neck to keep my head straight, and this way I take all the wind in the face, when I exceed 100MPH it clearly becomes uncomfortable.

3NCORE, to be rich in such gifted friends is a talent al by itself. It often takes a team to achieve greatness, and you truly have done here.

I understand what you're saying about the low bars position and the effect it has. It reshapes your whole body beyond that ergonomic sitting position. Only being a sniper is more uncomfortable. But on the track you're king.

This is why I'm going the streetfighter route for my mods. My high speed scratching days are in the breeze. I want to look out for the farm tractors over the hedges, and have a bit more handlebar control. I cleaned the car yesterday for three hours. Today I ache all over. I'm getting old! But I can look, and admire great work.. and dream :)




Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 10, 2017, 11:03:43 AM
I have nothing against using "wood" as form to eventually bend metal into submission. But, to use wood as "the" final product ON a motorcycle.......thats taboo and crosses my line of acceptable behavior in bike building.
it's almost as bad as burying a loved one in a sacred Indian burial ground and watching an abomination rise from the earth the morning after to come and slit your throat (movie reference, guess which one ;)

anyhoot, as my wise-old former boss/mentor used to say to me ".....with 75cents and my opinion you could buy a pack of gum"........

It's all good VintageHunter. I love the wood comment. Guess what this furniture designer is planning to do...? Yep, I'm playing around with a plan to use French curves to borrow from the shape of the tank, then make 2D and 3D profiles in thin plywood!

But don't worry, that's for the side profile and ass admiring squinting stage. Some real pros might then use clay to make a buck, but that might be going too far.

It seems to me that the tail needs trimming whatever type of bike you're building: cafe racer or streetfughter. I'm just not keen on destroying good or even repairable original tails to achieve that, not least because of their rarity. And the one on my latest acquisition is NASTY! It's badly cracked in several places, one of the lugs is missing, someone bolted a small alloy rack onto the top, and there's crash damage!!!

Moulding new concept tails is going to be a challenge. It may end up being necessary to make a full 3D buck in beech, then make a silicone mould and stiffen it with plaster of Paris. And since I hate fibreglass, I may need to learn carbonfibre. Who am I kidding? I WANT to learn carbonfibre ;)

THEN I'll invite everyone to critique it. Already scouting post industrial and other iconic locations for the photo shoot..;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 10, 2017, 01:26:53 PM
You gotta love HollyWeird metaphors VH

"MOMMEEEE"

Did you know Trump was prophesied in multiple TV shows as far back as the '60s? Google: Trump + Simpsons for a more recent example that precisely predicted an actual scene.

That one will likely lead you to the black art that is gematria. Now THAT'S deep Jerry Spacetiger.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 10, 2017, 01:31:22 PM
in 1999 President Trump spoke about NOKO where he stated we need to stop this and now.........and "NOW" is upon us. Don't blame the man who wants to turn sand into glass, blame his predecessor for not having the stones to recognize what our current President saw coming almost 2 decades prior.
You gotta love HollyWeird metaphors VH

"MOMMEEEE"

Did you know Trump was prophesied in multiple TV shows as far back as the '60s? Google: Trump + Simpsons for a more recent example that precisely predicted an actual scene.

That one will likely lead you to the black art that is gematria. Now THAT'S deep Jerry Spacetiger.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on August 10, 2017, 03:09:21 PM
How do you get from a Frenchman's custom bike to DJ trump and north Korea?

Could you two start a political thread and keep this in it? Or just DM each other? It's really nothing to do with the thread or the forum.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 10, 2017, 03:12:40 PM
I did state lets not talk about that.....too bad there's no "Off topic" section in this forum.
but then again, that maybe a good thing.
How do you get from a Frenchman's custom bike to DJ trump and north Korea?

Could you two start a political thread and keep this in it? Or just DM each other? It's really nothing to do with the thread or the forum.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 10, 2017, 04:35:11 PM
How do you get from a Frenchman's custom bike to DJ trump and north Korea?

Could you two start a political thread and keep this in it? Or just DM each other? It's really nothing to do with the thread or the forum.

The answer to your question a_morti, is: via the most accurate and succinct answer to VintageHunter's movie reference question.

All our tomorrows are threatened not just by those on the world stage moving the chess pieces, or by their paymasters, but by those who cheer them on and those who pretend there are subjects that don't pertain to the current discourse.

The subject of this forum is the Honda CB-1 from Japan - the only country so far to be nuked in open war. This is the general discussion action. The purpose of my Simpsons reference was to point out that Trump was selected to play this role. If you've see 'Wag The Dog' you will recognise the scenarios very well. Bring on the Firefly girls and the Calico kitten...!;)



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 10, 2017, 04:42:09 PM
Great movie "Wag the Dog".
Hoffman does a good role there.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 14, 2017, 11:35:11 AM
Hi

So here it is, new brake pads, new brake fluid, new chain clip (one was missing), oil, filter change. Ready to go.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/33/1/1502724473-img-20170813-191407-copier.jpg)

Those pads are HUGE
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/33/1/1502724473-img-20170813-191347-copier.jpg)

Oops... My tyre is getting slowly flat  >:(
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2017/33/1/1502724473-img-20170813-191450-copier.jpg)

It's gonna get repaired Wednesday. I plan on buying some high temperature paint can and paint the whole exhaust black again. I'm also watching youtube tutorials to fix the bump on the tank like this https://youtu.be/Z2CTXt8r05Q?t=120 the tool only costs a few bucks, might be worth the try.

Then it will be almost perfect :D


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 11:40:06 AM
Allz I see are YUGE close ups? Show the WHOLE bike.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 01:11:48 PM
Great movie "Wag the Dog".
Hoffman does a good role there.



I like the way Anne Hesh's character (spelling?) is prepared to go from an integral part of the team to informant as soon as the Feds climb all over their op. Hoffman's character is positively delusional and suicidal. I love his range. That burglary movie he made with Connery showed that as well as his earlier work with Olivier. "Is it safe?"

The real issue is that WTD is how the USA is actually run. They deliberately lifted the veil. It's all about protecting the office of POTUS, and more proof that the left right political paradigms are totally fake and only there to create an illusion of democracy.

And THAT'S why believing in any POTUS is utterly pointless and only for those NOT aware of how the system works. They're ALL puppets with mouths, script writers and variable expiry dates. Both Obama and Trump were selected to deflect blame from the main political parties. It's as easy to blame the 'nigger' in their parlance, for virtually anything, as it is to blame the carnibarker for ramping up the rhetoric with a country long blamed for being odd - with which no one has any emotional ties.

The USA was designed to breed stupid people for war - nothing else. China is already far more powerful both financially, politically and of course militarily, but they achieved all that by never attacking any country directly other than tiny Tibet! That also makes them way smarter, and the USA dumber than dumb. Whoring for the banks for well over 100 years has only succeeded in destroying your economy.

That's how you ended up with HollyWeird (one economy that's thriving) showing you precisely how you're being raped, yet the majority begging for more. It's a circus.
 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 01:20:31 PM
Moderate:
just a word of caution.
you WILL get banned from this site.
there are certain "trigger" words that the sheeple of the moto forums are set off by....I'm just sayin' as "they" say.
Trust I know from past experience on other A$$hat moto sites.

So if we could divert back the subject of this thread to the "Cafe Racer Project" that would be helpful.

Great movie "Wag the Dog".
Hoffman does a good role there.



I like the way Anne Hesh's character (spelling?) is prepared to go from an integral part of the team to informant as soon as the Feds climb all over their op. Hoffman's character is positively delusional and suicidal. I love his range. That burglary movie he made with Connery showed that as well as his earlier work with Olivier. "Is it safe?"

The real issue is that WTD is how the USA is actually run. They deliberately lifted the veil. It's all about protecting the office of POTUS, and more proof that the left right political paradigms are totally fake and only there to create an illusion of democracy.

And THAT'S why believing in any POTUS is utterly pointless and only for those NOT aware of how the system works. They're ALL puppets with mouths, script writers and variable expiry dates. Both Obama and Trump were selected to deflect blame from the main political parties. It's as easy to blame the 'nigger' in their parlance, for virtually anything, as it is to blame the carnibarker for ramping up the rhetoric with a country long blamed for being odd - with which no one has any emotional ties.

The USA was designed to breed stupid people for war - nothing else. China is already far more powerful both financially, politically and of course militarily, but they achieved all that by never attacking any country directly other than tiny Tibet! That also makes them way smarter, and the USA dumber than dumb. Whoring for the banks for well over 100 years has only succeeded in destroying your economy.

That's how you ended up with HollyWeird (one economy that's thriving) showing you precisely how you're being raped, yet the majority begging for more. It's a circus.
 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 01:29:22 PM
These are great photos with fantastic detail 3NCORE. Please tell us how you're taking them and how you're making the file sizes small enough to post on this site.

That tool looks like something I may also need. Thanks for sharing that. Removing dents is often made to look very easy. But high speed brutal impacts with hard objects can cause steel to stretch as it deforms, meaning that what you actually have is not dints but indentations that are a lot more difficult to hammer out because the metal has changed shape. I hope yours is the simple kind. Please show us how you solve this one.

In the old days, before the advent of fibreglass and chemical based body filler, car body repairs on expensive cars was done with lead solder! I once watched a guy use those techniques on a classic Rolls Royce. I bet there's no one doing that today.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 01:34:41 PM
much better......you will eventually conform. it's inevitable.

Now..with regards to the "dents". I was told by my welder that you typically weld "stems" onto the actual tank, then anchor the tank to a table and "PULL" like hell those stems outward as much as possible, then bondo, and form as best possible.

that's what I've been told. I hope to take a welding class basic this year.
Let's see how that goes.
I think welding is trade every hobbiest in this field should learn at some point or another. it's most usefull an all-around skill.
Heck and if you are good at it...companies will pay out the nose for your welding "skillz".
These are great photos with fantastic detail 3NCORE. Please tell us how you're taking them and how you're making the file sizes small enough to post on this site.

That tool looks like something I may also need. Thanks for sharing that. Removing dents is often made to look very easy. But high speed brutal impacts with hard objects can cause steel to stretch as it deforms, meaning that what you actually have is not dints but indentations that are a lot more difficult to hammer out because the metal has changed shape. I hope yours is the simple kind. Please show us how you solve this one.

In the old days, before the advent of fibreglass and chemical based body filler, car body repairs on expensive cars was done with lead solder! I once watched a guy use those techniques on a classic Rolls Royce. I bet there's no one doing that today.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 02:01:17 PM
VintageHunter, which trigger word do you have in mind? And can you explain what is meant by:

"GENERAL DISCUSSION Feel free to talk about anything and everything on this board"

And if you can't, can a moderator please do so?

I addressed this issue to the guy that lost his cool a couple of weeks ago, yet he chose not to respond. I do hope he's okay, and not just suffering a case of cowardice.

I've been on the net from very early on. I agree, some of the types that gravitate towards positions of anonymous online 'authority' are indeed anally retentive failed real world tyrants that lack the courage or ability to go for real world lower managerial positions. We've all seen it.

But I HAVE NOT seen any of the aforementioned moderator behaviour here. I'm trusting we never will.

As I may have mentioned, I study the law - in some considerable detail, but just short of studying for a qualification. I'm particularly interested in changing nature of intellectual property, as well as civil rights, and where these two often meet.

I've also got fairly interested in the US Constitution, both as a legal tool and as a document of social control and deception. It's far more of the latter btw, but whilst some are still interested in upholding it, it seems reasonable to operate as if it really IS the basis and governing influence of ALL law and common use rules originating from the USA.

If I was a real a$$hole I could make the case that 3NCORE has possibly not posted his topic in the best section, but I would much rather argue in defence of his right to choose to post here - given the name of this board and the advice given adjacent to it.

I'm genuinely bemused by the mentality that seizes on every opportunity to be controlled by outside forces. It's a defective human trait that has lead to great harm in our collective histories. Check out Martin Neimöler's thinking on this subject. It's more than a little appropriate.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 02:16:25 PM
No VH, I will eventually leave.

Both our posts have crossed. You seem to have missed the fact that you're responding to my allegedly off topic comments. The ONLY difference is the volume and depth of content.

"Feel free to discuss anything and everything..."

Should I repost the legal dictionary definitions of those two words again?

Any rule operated that is clearly in contradictory to the expressly made claim of intent is null and void. Eg: posting an 'ALL WELCOME' sign on the door of a building, then excluding those with whom you disagree.

I'm already getting very bored with this. I've made the true case now very clearly a number of times. Why is it so difficult to understand?

And yes, that welding trick is amazing. I remember when I first saw it done on new cars that had been bumped by the factory delivery guys. They were earning tons of money on callouts to dealerships all over the country. Great business idea.


much better......you will eventually conform. it's inevitable.

Now..with regards to the "dents". I was told by my welder that you typically weld "stems" onto the actual tank, then anchor the tank to a table and "PULL" like hell those stems outward as much as possible, then bondo, and form as best possible.

that's what I've been told. I hope to take a welding class basic this year.
Let's see how that goes.
I think welding is trade every hobbiest in this field should learn at some point or another. it's most usefull an all-around skill.
Heck and if you are good at it...companies will pay out the nose for your welding "skillz".
These are great photos with fantastic detail 3NCORE. Please tell us how you're taking them and how you're making the file sizes small enough to post on this site.

That tool looks like something I may also need. Thanks for sharing that. Removing dents is often made to look very easy. But high speed brutal impacts with hard objects can cause steel to stretch as it deforms, meaning that what you actually have is not dints but indentations that are a lot more difficult to hammer out because the metal has changed shape. I hope yours is the simple kind. Please show us how you solve this one.

In the old days, before the advent of fibreglass and chemical based body filler, car body repairs on expensive cars was done with lead solder! I once watched a guy use those techniques on a classic Rolls Royce. I bet there's no one doing that today.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 04:19:47 PM

"Feel free to discuss anything and everything..."


yeah. good luck making that argument stick on a motorcycle forum.

Anyhow, back to the Cafe Racer Project.
it's always good to see folks doing what they love doing best..........modifying their beloved CB1s to their hearts content.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 04:22:16 PM
ENCORE:
diggin' on that helmet you showed too.
It reminds me of those "ROOF" helmets you bloks have over there.
I'd been wanting to get my hands on one of them for sometime.
I'd like to feel how they actually "fit" on my head type.
I read they aren't DOT but who cares, I like the styling of the ROOF shape.
That black helmet you posed with the white stripe looks very very similar to a ROOF helmet.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 06:06:04 PM

"Feel free to discuss anything and everything..."


yeah. good luck making that argument stick on a motorcycle forum.

Anyhow, back to the Cafe Racer Project.
it's always good to see folks doing what they love doing best..........modifying their beloved CB1s to their hearts content.


VH, You seem to be, for some reason, still missing the point. Is it because you disagree with my world view?

The argument doesnt need to be made. The terms have already been laid down in black and white by the site owners. They're defined by the legal dictionary definitions of 'Anything' and 'Everything'. The invitation is unarguably non ambiguous. There are legally zero limits on the subject matter that can be discussed. THAT is demonstrably NOT in ANY doubt. There's no special case for the type of forum. You'd have to be particularly dense or narrow minded to attempt to argue otherwise.





Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 06:10:13 PM


VH, You seem to be, for some reason, still missing the point. Is it because you disagree with my world view?

The argument doesnt need to be made. The terms have already been laid down in black and white by the site owners. They're defined by the legal dictionary definitions of 'Anything' and 'Everything'. The invitation is unarguably non ambiguous. There are legally zero limits on the subject matter that can be discussed. THAT is demonstrably NOT in ANY doubt. There's no special case for the type of forum. You'd have to be particularly dense or narrow minded to attempt to argue otherwise.




[/quote]

Moderate:
I know "exactly" the point your are trying to make, I'm just not sure 'others' will share your precision of the law.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 06:17:35 PM
3NCORE, do you speak French? I don't. I lost my French in 1981. And I'm too lazy to relearn.

My reason for asking is that the guy in the video you shared is using what looks like a glue based system that's really geared for cars and vans. That double padded puller brace gantry thing (don't know how else to describe it) seems to have the pads too widely spaced for most tank jobs. Does he mention that?

Does he say what the hue is, or how you remove it from the paint after doing the repair? And us this the system you're getting? My last thought is: Have you considered using compressed air to push your dint out? That's the other way it used to be done, possibly with the tank filled with water.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 06:25:30 PM
Moderater:
I've taken the CB1 tank to numerous welders and dent pullers here in my hood.
All have said the same thing...."this steel tank is too thick of a wall to push out with compressed air".

That was 4 tank dudes here locally who "supposedly" do this for a living.
Now, they could have all 4 just been lazy...who knows. It appears the CB1s tank is a bit denser skinned than other tanks. thats why they require to pull them with those welded stems, even then my welder told me it was 'hell' to pull out. Took 3 guys and my welder is a big big dude.
3NCORE, do you speak French? I don't. I lost my French in 1981. And I'm too lazy to relearn.

My reason for asking is that the guy in the video you shared is using what looks like a glue based system that's really geared for cars and vans. That double padded puller brace gantry thing (don't know how else to describe it) seems to have the pads too widely spaced for most tank jobs. Does he mention that?

Does he say what the hue is, or how you remove it from the paint after doing the repair? And us this the system you're getting? My last thought is: Have you considered using compressed air to push your dint out? That's the other way it used to be done, possibly with the tank filled with water.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 06:34:00 PM


VH, You seem to be, for some reason, still missing the point. Is it because you disagree with my world view?

The argument doesnt need to be made. The terms have already been laid down in black and white by the site owners. They're defined by the legal dictionary definitions of 'Anything' and 'Everything'. The invitation is unarguably non ambiguous. There are legally zero limits on the subject matter that can be discussed. THAT is demonstrably NOT in ANY doubt. There's no special case for the type of forum. You'd have to be particularly dense or narrow minded to attempt to argue otherwise.





Moderate:
I know "exactly" the point your are trying to make, I'm just not sure 'others' will share your precision of the law.

[/quote]

What incentive would they have to do otherwise? And who would be narrow minded enough to invite them to do so? Are you saying the moderators on here are retards? I seriously doubt that.

I doubt you're a Woody Guthrie fan, but he explored a very interesting legal conundrum in one of the least known verses of his most famous song, when he wrote:

'Saw a sign there, said no trespassin'
But on the other side it didn't say nothin'
That side was meant you you and me'

Now that's not an easy defensible argument because it depends upon failure to adhere to a notice that he's clearly aware of. And that's precisely what the invitation on this section is. It's a notice that you, I, other forum users, the owner and the moderators are all aware of. So to argue differently is actually to posit a false argument that is contrary to the evidence. It's blatantly dishonest. I hope you're not suggesting the owner or the moderators are dishonest. I have not seen any evidence to support that claim, and I would definitely not make it.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 06:46:53 PM
Charming: “You can’t lie, so tell me puppet, where is Shrek?”

Pinnochio: “…well, uhh…I don’t know where he’s not.”

Charming: “Youre telling me you don’t know where Shrek is?”

https://youtu.be/qvcAfXv6R3s

I think for the rest of this discussion I'm going to take the same posture as the GingerBread Man..........."........on the good ship lollypop"...



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 06:52:17 PM
Thank you VH, you've got me thinking about this issue all over again. I wonder if they're correct.

I've really got to concentrate on one idea at a time. Someone put me onto a security issue with bikes, following the epidemic of bike thefts in London. I believe it's as bad in many parts of the USA too.

So as such I've been researching a new portable bike security solution that doesn't just delay the thieves, it actively discourages them from even trying to steal your bike. Well, I designed a serious floor clamp idea first. Distraction. And I've got meetings with an Austrian company over that this week. But then I came up with the portable one after lots of other ideas got binned. It's seriously different, but borrows and improves upon the deficiencies of all the usual solutions.

I'm at the intellectual property securing stage at the moment, so I can't even describe it. But I'm inviting all my biking friends to share their security experiences. When I launch, I'll put all the suggestions in a hat and pick out a few at tea dim and ship them a ****** for free. Not a prototype, a production version.

Then I'll look at the tank puller.



Moderater:
I've taken the CB1 tank to numerous welders and dent pullers here in my hood.
All have said the same thing...."this steel tank is too thick of a wall to push out with compressed air".

That was 4 tank dudes here locally who "supposedly" do this for a living.
Now, they could have all 4 just been lazy...who knows. It appears the CB1s tank is a bit denser skinned than other tanks. thats why they require to pull them with those welded stems, even then my welder told me it was 'hell' to pull out. Took 3 guys and my welder is a big big dude.
3NCORE, do you speak French? I don't. I lost my French in 1981. And I'm too lazy to relearn.

My reason for asking is that the guy in the video you shared is using what looks like a glue based system that's really geared for cars and vans. That double padded puller brace gantry thing (don't know how else to describe it) seems to have the pads too widely spaced for most tank jobs. Does he mention that?

Does he say what the hue is, or how you remove it from the paint after doing the repair? And us this the system you're getting? My last thought is: Have you considered using compressed air to push your dint out? That's the other way it used to be done, possibly with the tank filled with water.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 14, 2017, 07:03:09 PM
Moderate:
here's where I'd go with the "bike lock" invention.
just add an additional 120V, 50amp battery to some external cables to the frame and when a would-be robber tries to touch the bike........ZZZZAAAAPPP....dead as a door nail.
if kids inavertantly touch the bike....oops, guess they shouldn't gotten that close.

Or here in the states, we had some dudes hot wire an exploding air bag "seat" to their bicycles....rigged to blow upon contact when the robber got a few feet away. The dudes had the seat hot wired to a battery and when that dang thing exploded....it blew the robbers arse to smithereens.....it was awesome.

that's how I think theft deterrent devices should work. they should kill off the theif so's he doesn't have another chance to take someone elses stuff.
but that's just me.

I have relatives in Bama. An uncle who used to hunt with his "dawgs". This uncle had his best huntin' dogs in a pen. Theives stole his dogs twice. 3rd time the uncle wired up a line directly from the main city power pole to the fence on the dogs pen. Nobody ever stole those "dawgs" again.
 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 14, 2017, 09:26:55 PM
Moderate:
here's where I'd go with the "bike lock" invention.
just add an additional 120V, 50amp battery to some external cables to the frame and when a would-be robber tries to touch the bike........ZZZZAAAAPPP....dead as a door nail.
if kids inavertantly touch the bike....oops, guess they shouldn't gotten that close.

Or here in the states, we had some dudes hot wire an exploding air bag "seat" to their bicycles....rigged to blow upon contact when the robber got a few feet away. The dudes had the seat hot wired to a battery and when that dang thing exploded....it blew the robbers arse to smithereens.....it was awesome.

that's how I think theft deterrent devices should work. they should kill off the theif so's he doesn't have another chance to take someone elses stuff.
but that's just me.

I have relatives in Bama. An uncle who used to hunt with his "dawgs". This uncle had his best huntin' dogs in a pen. Theives stole his dogs twice. 3rd time the uncle wired up a line directly from the main city power pole to the fence on the dogs pen. Nobody ever stole those "dawgs" again.
 

I actually agree with you in principle, but I'd want to go a lot further. Sadly we can't, and commercially it wouldn't really work.

Just to get the conversation back onto bikes, here's a vid clip that really annoyed me. The guy's a freak. Plus he sullied (mentally) Joey from Dawson's Creek. Okay, he's a damned good actor, and was especially good in that one with Newman and the other one with Hoffman. I liked him back then. And he conned me into liking him and hating the far superior Val Kilmer in Top Gun. Then I saw Tombstone. "I'm your huckleberry..." Pure genius.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUxKdwAQ4w

Tomorrow I will be reviewing Richard Gere in a white dress uniform and riding a Triumph. ;)




Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: a_morti on August 15, 2017, 09:23:54 AM
Hi guys,

Please let me introduce myself. My name is Mathieu (Mathew), I'm 21 and I'm French, so now let's apologize for the next english mistakes  :P.
I recently bought a CB-1 in order to get my ass back on a motorbike (I had an accident last year with my 600 Fazer and then decided to have a break) for about 350€ (Yup, really) in very good state. About 28K miles. That one was imported from Germany and I don't know wether it was an american or japanese one before.

Since I love cafe racers, I chose to make one. I know this is gonna grind your gears, and YES, I am aware this is absolutely not the best base for a cafe, so let me tell you I'm sorry for this sacrilege too, but I'm already on my way. I make this topic to show you something original, and have some kind of online record of the progress.

Here come the pictures :

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068027-20151127-173103.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068038-20151127-173311.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068037-20151127-174420.jpg

Feel free to ask me questions, or to blame me for ruining that bike with unnecessary transformations (But I prefer questions  ;) )

It was a good thread about a good bike. I have no idea what happened in the meantime. Could you two get a room??


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 15, 2017, 09:27:06 AM
Good point Aaron.

Let's get back on track.

This CB1 mod was nicely executed. Even though not my style but who cares...it was well done.
Hi guys,

Please let me introduce myself. My name is Mathieu (Mathew), I'm 21 and I'm French, so now let's apologize for the next english mistakes  :P.
I recently bought a CB-1 in order to get my ass back on a motorbike (I had an accident last year with my 600 Fazer and then decided to have a break) for about 350€ (Yup, really) in very good state. About 28K miles. That one was imported from Germany and I don't know wether it was an american or japanese one before.

Since I love cafe racers, I chose to make one. I know this is gonna grind your gears, and YES, I am aware this is absolutely not the best base for a cafe, so let me tell you I'm sorry for this sacrilege too, but I'm already on my way. I make this topic to show you something original, and have some kind of online record of the progress.

Here come the pictures :

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068027-20151127-173103.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068038-20151127-173311.jpg

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/49/1449068037-20151127-174420.jpg

Feel free to ask me questions, or to blame me for ruining that bike with unnecessary transformations (But I prefer questions  ;) )

It was a good thread about a good bike. I have no idea what happened in the meantime. Could you two get a room??


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 15, 2017, 12:35:25 PM
Mathieu 3NCORE Please let me apologise to you on behalf of myself and my easily lead American friend VintageHunter, for hijacking your great thread on your lovely bike which I like a lot, and for completely forgetting that you introduced yourself at the beginning of this thread and told us you're French and that your name is Mathieu.

May I also say that it is I who should also apologise for my lack of French. I am what the Germans call an insel apfen (probably misspelled) which I'm sure you know means island ape. We are almost the laziest and most ignorant race on the planet. Your English is excellent.

So please, ignore our rude intcursions into your thread and forgive us our trespasses, and post some more updates on your bike. Finally, I hope you've recovered well from your accident, which a_morti's quote also reminded us of. Look after your body my friend. The damage you do in your youth affects you greatly in later years. I was invited to try out a Yammy MT9 last night and had great difficulty getting my leg over the panniers - as a consequence of the damage I did when I was 17!

Thank you a_morti for the timely quotes.

Regards

Sidney Carton ;)

 


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 17, 2017, 11:31:25 AM
So many answers ! Sorry guys I just missed all the notification since I'm focused on selling my car ATM. I'll try to answer everyone.

First you don't have to apologize for your lack of french since we're on an english forum. I have to do my best to speak english here.

So the guy in the video I showed you actually speaks french, he doesn't mention that his tool is intended for cars but I saw it was the case when I clicked his link to order the tool. Does'nt matter, for a couple of bucks I'll give it a try (I ordered the tool + glue, I have a glue gun available at my parent's house). I considered using air to pop out the dent but I don't know the tools I may need, maybe giving this to a professional is the best thing to do, I'm affraid I may crack the paint and make it worse.

I'm quite happy with my helmet for these reasons :
- Looks good
- My glasses fit the mask perfectly
- I can remove the mask and the rubber band on the side and use it with sunglasses and/or for tracking my car

It's flaws are wind and sound, but hey no mystery there  ;D

The pictures are taken with my phone (OnePlus 3T) and upload to noelshack.com after being resized with a tool called Small Image Resizer (free - ads inside). Too bad this forum does not adjust images size, I often see they are wider than the webpage itself  :(

I got the tyre repaired yesterday. Unfortunately I couldnt paint the exhaust, Honda shop and the paint shop were closed (holidays) and I couldnt get the paint can nor the joints for the manifold so this is delayed.

Thank you for the recovery wishes. My finger feels actually pretty good today even though I can hear some little cracks when moving it. I keep exercising this particular one in order to prevent arhrosis when I get older... But I won't escape that. Still no news from the police after one year, I guess the guy who did this to me is pretty safe now. I got ZERO from the insurances (I had two insurances in this case, one that had me and the bike covered + the insurance from my job since I was heading towards school and this was considered as a work journey), they just gave me €400 for the helmet, gloves, shoes, jacked and my watch.

Now that I'm considering buying a Nissan 350Z I'll change my insurance policy and probably company.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 17, 2017, 01:25:57 PM
Thank you for your excellent reply 3NCORE.

I believe we can all empathise over your insurance, police and photo experiences.

Insurance companies are designed to take money for a service required by laws they lobbied for, and limit their liability to pay. I have a friend who used to be a Lloyds underwriter in London. He's shared many tales of corruption.

Cops are universally useless as guardians of humans. Their role is to protect corporate property. Indeed, if you study their founding principles and current operating criteria, the evidence is there for all to see. Indeed they're the most prolific breakers of laws. I've caught them lying in evidence on so many occasions I've lost count.

This photo thing needs sorting. In 2017 we shouldn't need to still be performing technical gymnastics to post a simple photo. Not sure if it's a bandwidth issue or an algorithm issue, but I'm sure the ad revenue is sufficient to cover both.

I wish you luck with the dent puller. My biggest concern is that the bridge tool is fairly wide, but those pads contact at irregular angles to different shaped surfaces of the tank. A narrower three or even four point contact with adjustable ball joint articulating pads would be preferable. I'm wondering if there is such a tool already.

I know guys who remove the front glass from iMac screens with the biggest of those car panel pullers, because the proper tool is over $1000! There's a gap in every market.

I'm sitting on a pile of timber by a canal where the swallows (hirondelle?) are swooping very low on the water. They think it's going to rain.



Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 17, 2017, 01:36:42 PM
Moderate:
Funny thing about insurance. By (ahem) law, you must have it. Then when you are done paying for, oh...let's say 20 or 30 years or so without a single claim, and you get into ONE fender bender, they drop you like a red hot potatoe (or potato). I know, it happened to me. That's why when my dad was prescribed an incorrect BP medicine and the quacks (they call themselves doctors these days) killed him...............well, we SUED the FK out of them and made sure the quack who killed my old man never ever was able to practice in the US again.

With regards to cops...yes, they protect property so next time some prowler comes a knockin into your home, DONT call them and resolve the matter yourself.

the photo sorting thing....agreed.
it's BS that we can't simply drag-n-drop a picture into a post. that we need to resort to coding gymnastics to get any semblence of a photo to show up.
Band width? probably, I think its more that the pictures themselves just take up a FK load of space on anyones private little server setup and, well, are you gonna pay for data storage to someone else? probably not. I, for one, would be willing to give up $50 or $100 as a membership per year to a CB1 forum (hint) to have the functionality of being able to post a picture on a subject matter easily............but that's just me. I don't speak for anyone else but me.

with regards to the tank puller...........they all suck. I tried that too. they only pull dents that you created when a q-tip dinged the tank. If you have a good "DING" then the those suction-cup tank puller suck big time. they peal the paint off the tank too.....they don't work.......and no amount of "see this video on YouTurd" will convince me otherwise.


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 17, 2017, 04:37:41 PM
Moderate:
Funny thing about insurance. By (ahem) law, you must have it. Then when you are done paying for, oh...let's say 20 or 30 years or so without a single claim, and you get into ONE fender bender, they drop you like a red hot potatoe (or potato). I know, it happened to me. That's why when my dad was prescribed an incorrect BP medicine and the quacks (they call themselves doctors these days) killed him...............well, we SUED the FK out of them and made sure the quack who killed my old man never ever was able to practice in the US again.

With regards to cops...yes, they protect property so next time some prowler comes a knockin into your home, DONT call them and resolve the matter yourself.

the photo sorting thing....agreed.
it's BS that we can't simply drag-n-drop a picture into a post. that we need to resort to coding gymnastics to get any semblence of a photo to show up.
Band width? probably, I think its more that the pictures themselves just take up a FK load of space on anyones private little server setup and, well, are you gonna pay for data storage to someone else? probably not. I, for one, would be willing to give up $50 or $100 as a membership per year to a CB1 forum (hint) to have the functionality of being able to post a picture on a subject matter easily............but that's just me. I don't speak for anyone else but me.

with regards to the tank puller...........they all suck. I tried that too. they only pull dents that you created when a q-tip dinged the tank. If you have a good "DING" then the those suction-cup tank puller suck big time. they peal the paint off the tank too.....they don't work.......and no amount of "see this video on YouTurd" will convince me otherwise.


That's a very sad story about your dad VH. I'm do sorry. There's no excuse for such negligence is there? Lost for words mate.

We need a better system. But when we say it's broken, we are missing the point. We are just cattle to THEM. If we are productive we have a value. If not, we are disposable. It's all about rve amount of debt we are prepared to consume. Did you know it's illegal in some states to take your home off grid? I'm working towards doing it here soon.

In the meantime, I'm working on ways to make a D-lock that can't be attacked. I've solved the shimming attack. That was easy, yet no one has ever done so before. The last battle will be with weight. A 16mm shackle is the obvious answer, but it defines the scale of everything else, and therefore the weight.

I may need to crowd fund the prototype testing stage. But I can't do that without giving away the revolutionary design...! This is why I've had a hundred multimillion dollar ideas that haven't launched. I don't want a bank as a partner.




Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: VintageHunter on August 17, 2017, 04:43:48 PM
Appreciate the sympathy. That which happened to me dad was over 22 years ago, May 20th, 1995 at 3:00pm to be more precise, EST.

Anyhow...back to the cafe-racer Project.

uhhh....what shall we discuss next? ???


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: ModerateFkr on August 17, 2017, 09:15:05 PM
Appreciate the sympathy. That which happened to me dad was over 22 years ago, May 20th, 1995 at 3:00pm to be more precise, EST.

Anyhow...back to the cafe-racer Project.

uhhh....what shall we discuss next? ???


I'm watching 'Game Change' for the umpteenth time, whilst soaked in the best juniper berry infused booze. I no longer have a valid opinion ;) You should watch it VH. After 'Wag The Dog' it's the best movie of its type.

But here's a thought, there aren't any really good bike movies are there? The car racing movies are only average, but the bike movies are all dire! HollyWeird isn't cool.

But seriously, I'm aiming to offer the best anti theft device on the planet, and I'm offering a free one to the author of the best bike security story. Here's a hint: The Pewag chain is currently top dog, but it has several flaws. It can be defeated. I've solved those issues.

Now, back to John McCain's wet dream...;)


Title: Re: Cafe Racer Project
Post by: 3NCORE on August 18, 2017, 07:09:46 AM
Manifold paint or exhaust wrap ?