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    Junior Member The Mad Hatta's Avatar
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    scott, which spacer is this you speak of?

    Thanks for the info, phreak.
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    Some pics of the bike. The tires were so hard and inflexible, spoons weren't even thinking about working. There is an automotive shop on WSMR main post where I can use all the equipment, and I've mounted/dismounted motorcycle tires with automotive tire machines many times, but I didn't feel like going over there, so I just cut them off. Everything else has been nice and easy. It was fairly well maintained.

    THIS link is the google drive folder where I'll dump all the photos if you'd rather just peruse the pics. (Also in my sig line)








    AND a pic of the '79 that came with it.
    Last edited by The Mad Hatta; 03-14-2017 at 08:37 PM.
    .eat, sleep, build, repeat.
    A geophysicist with engineering tendencies.

    Building: '81 cx500D (with a '79 cx500 to cannibalize) <---link to build thread ~ Picture dump---> PICS!
    Already built: '10 Triumph bonneville T100 (The Chimera)
    '77 Yamaha xs750 trippple (The Luxe 77)
    '12 Suzuki tu250x (Little Rabbit)
    Daily driver: '07 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

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    wow that '79 looks worse than I feel some days lol. Your project bike looks clean though and thats the main thing. welcome to the board.
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    Named: TBD

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    Thanks, slacker. I've been to Wasaga Beach (a long time ago). I grew up across the border in NY. I spent a lot of time in various places around Ontario. That was back when you didn't even need your passport to cross the border. They just asked your nationality and where you were going. Due to the lower drinking age, as soon as we all turned 19, my friends all wanted to cross the border every weekend, and because I didn't drink, I was always the DD.
    .eat, sleep, build, repeat.
    A geophysicist with engineering tendencies.

    Building: '81 cx500D (with a '79 cx500 to cannibalize) <---link to build thread ~ Picture dump---> PICS!
    Already built: '10 Triumph bonneville T100 (The Chimera)
    '77 Yamaha xs750 trippple (The Luxe 77)
    '12 Suzuki tu250x (Little Rabbit)
    Daily driver: '07 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

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    Some new pics. It's been slow progress while I make key decisions. Now it's the waiting for parts game. I had a conversation with Murray and learned some stuff about the bike, the factory carbs, his carbs and other stuff. Any day that you learn is a good day.

    Cut off the subframe, got rid of the rust in various places, painted it all with semi-gloss black frame paint (the painted pic will come later).




    The rubber boot around the pulser wires has rotted away, so I'll need a fix for that.



    Swingarm is ready to weld on a single coil-over bracket, and I smoothed out the gnarly weld seams on top of the SA.


    The coil-over.


    And I've started powder coating a few bits and pieces, like these coolant tube brackets. I'll probably only be powder coating black or clear on this bike.


    The bike is going to be mostly aluminum (or aluminium), chrome and black, with a few small bits of blue. I did these with blue metal flake enamel (Testors model paint) after scraping off the black (which was already starting to come off anyway).
    OCR and cx500slacker like this.
    .eat, sleep, build, repeat.
    A geophysicist with engineering tendencies.

    Building: '81 cx500D (with a '79 cx500 to cannibalize) <---link to build thread ~ Picture dump---> PICS!
    Already built: '10 Triumph bonneville T100 (The Chimera)
    '77 Yamaha xs750 trippple (The Luxe 77)
    '12 Suzuki tu250x (Little Rabbit)
    Daily driver: '07 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

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