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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 08:52:41 AM »
Are you Sir insinuating that Rossi Yellow would decrease its value? Heresy! :spank:

Only to uncool, crusty old bike collectors, but unfortunately those are the guys with the kind of $$$ I'll be asking for this bike whenever I eventually sell it, lol.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2015, 12:17:46 AM »
The restoration continues, I just haven't been posting, too busy. The frame and swingarm go to the powder coater this saturday, the motor is completely apart, casting flash removed, cleaned, and awaiting sandblasting, refinishing, and replacement of all the seals. The piston needs new rings, since I unfortunately broke the very thick and stiff one-piece oil ring while removing it. Parts list is just about complete and will order most everything next week. Reproduction cables have been sourced, all bare steel parts have been restored, almost all parts to be re-painted have been sandblasted and bagged. Hardware still needs to be sourced, but I'm guessing about 60 dollars worth of nuts, bolts, screws, and clamps. I hand polished a few aluminum parts, and have been working on deciding on coatings for all the parts to be refinished. I really don't want to use paint on much of anything, so I'm planning on using Cerakote on a lot of things, namely the engine exterior surfaces. Wiring harness is slowly being worked on/updated with modern connectors and better wiring, but I still need to source bulbs for the 4 that go into the speedo unit. Turn signals and brake lights have been selected, but I have been hesitant to spend the 150 it will cost to get them from the shop in Japan...

Biggest issues right now are getting the CB350 stator to fit properly into the motor, which will require some fab work, and sourcing replacement spokes/nipples for the wheels. I'm going to have to take them to a wheel builder here in town, as I lack the skills/patience/tooling to properly re-lace them.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2015, 07:12:22 PM »
What's Cerakote? Is it like varsol? Safe on seals or areas with seals?
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2015, 10:56:23 PM »
What's Cerakote? Is it like varsol? Safe on seals or areas with seals?

Cerakote is a brand of high-performance and high-temp spray on ceramic coatings that are very popular in the firearms world, and quickly gaining traction in the motorsports world. They have a "heat extractor" compound that I can spray on the engine cases, cylinder head, and cylinder jug that will better facilitate cooling that any paint, and since it's an air cooled motor, I need that. They have a wide variety of purpose-formulated products for everything from exhaust coatings to stuff to coat your piston crowns with, it's awesome, but not cheap, and application is tricky. Coolest thing is the durability...the stuff is like impervious to everything, and the buildup is suuuper thin, so you can use it in tight clearance areas, unlike paint which gets thick really fast.

Can't coat seals with it, but I'll be using it on most of the metal surfaces after sand blasting...crank cases, case covers, cylinder head and jug, kick and center stands, brackets, and maybe even the outside of the fuel tank and the rims. Definitely check it out, they have both air cure (5 days room temp) or oven cure (like 500F) versions of most every product. Color choices are very limited though, that's maybe the biggest limitation with the stuff.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2016, 07:56:51 PM »
Sooo...Sorry I disappeared, my laptop HDD has been dead for almost a year now :(

The CB100 is essentially done. I "finished" in August and have been riding it around since then. Decided I'll likely never sell it, as I have over 400 hours into the thing, lol. I'll upload some pics to Photobucket tomorrow and get them on here. Forgot we can't just attach them at full res.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 10:22:01 PM »
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 12:09:28 PM »
Or use imgur and just paste the links to high res here? Thanks for ignoring us. We weren't wondering how it was going or anything. Full conversation then POOF, nothing. Thought you got run over or something.  :spank:
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2016, 01:40:15 AM »




I hate using photobucket so much on my phone, is infinitely frustrating, and so counterintuitive. Anyways, there are a million more photos, but I can't be bothered to post them, lest I go crazy trying and end up throwing my phone out my window...

The bike gets crazy attention like everywhere. I'm at over 400 hours into it now and am just about done...ish. I've put 800 miles on it since the restoration, and I love riding it, such a blast. Having some jetting/fueling issues that make it run rich and a little weak, but whatever.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2016, 01:41:53 AM »
Or use imgur and just paste the links to high res here? Thanks for ignoring us. We weren't wondering how it was going or anything. Full conversation then POOF, nothing. Thought you got run over or something.  :spank:

Just run over by bills, ha. Dental work is ludicrously expensive, and I have 2 hard drives that need professional recovery at like 500 USD each :(
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2016, 12:29:34 AM »
Just run over by bills, ha. Dental work is ludicrously expensive, and I have 2 hard drives that need professional recovery at like 500 USD each :(
You're lucky, most data recovery here is a grand or thereabouts. Glad you're ok and kicking. The bike looks great! And if I'm not mistaken it looks like warm weather and sunshine. Still sitting here wondering what that's actually like.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2016, 05:43:02 PM »
You're lucky, most data recovery here is a grand or thereabouts. Glad you're ok and kicking. The bike looks great! And if I'm not mistaken it looks like warm weather and sunshine. Still sitting here wondering what that's actually like.

Depends on how compromised the data is, and how badly damaged the drive was. A simple crashed head is cheaper to work around than a drive that was dropped while spun, or damaged in a fire. We'll see...

And thanks, I'm really stoked on how the bike turned out! Those photos are like 4 months old, but sadly it's still warm weather here...another dud winter as far as the cold is concerned, though thankfully we have actually been getting rain here and there. 2 Days ago though, it was 86F here...not ok
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 06:05:52 PM »
Depends on how compromised the data is, and how badly damaged the drive was. A simple crashed head is cheaper to work around than a drive that was dropped while spun, or damaged in a fire. We'll see...

And thanks, I'm really stoked on how the bike turned out! Those photos are like 4 months old, but sadly it's still warm weather here...another dud winter as far as the cold is concerned, though thankfully we have actually been getting rain here and there. 2 Days ago though, it was 86F here...not ok
It's hovering around 30-40 here, has for months now. Warmest winter I've ever seen here. Guys are already out on the bikes. I got blitzed by a stonkin nice 2005 Repsol CBR100RR this morning. Gave the guy the thumbs up at the next light. Gave me goose bumps and makes me want to get mine out right now. Oh and I'm calling it right now, speeding ticket this year. I already feel it. Going to start saving up now.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2016, 10:54:34 AM »
Hahaha, yeah, tickets suck...another point for the little bike, makes speeding basically impossible, lol
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2016, 11:38:41 PM »
Hahaha, yeah, tickets suck...another point for the little bike, makes speeding basically impossible, lol
Tickets do suck but I don't even feel bad about it. I guess we'll have to see how bad it is. I'm just fired up at being back in the saddle I just don't even care.
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Re: Project: 1972 CB100 Rebuild
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2016, 12:03:25 PM »
Do speeding tickets have any effect on your insurance rates in Canada though?
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