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CHUCK DV
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September 22nd, 2017, 9:09 pm #71

Looks like fun!
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September 26th, 2017, 3:27 am #72

That is an awesome shop! Congrats again on the new place and new baby soon!!!
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November 7th, 2017, 3:47 pm #73

It's been hard to find time to get out in the shop since having the new baby but I try to sneak out there when I can. I've started the body work on the frame and oil tank. That has to be my least favorite part of doing paint work. Probably most peoples. Last night I started sorting stuff out that needs to get gold plated and what needs to get chromed. I also started tearing down the carbs to clean and rebuild them. I picked up a motor stand for cheap and welded up a bracket so it will hold the CB motor. This is so much easier for me to move it around and work on now. I've thought about splitting the cases and getting the cases polished but I think that is way more work than I'm going to have time for right now. Hoping to just clean up the cases and paint them. Well see I guess. 
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November 11th, 2017, 4:27 pm #74

I tried out a sonic cleaner on some carbs I had laying around. They were in really rough shape. I tried it on the float bowls first before doing the bodies. You can see all the varnished gas in the bowls. The sonic cleaner did a good job of cleaning them out. I used a 50/50 mix of simple green and warm water like people had suggested on here.  IMG_6786.JPG IMG_6788.JPG IMG_6789.JPG
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November 14th, 2017, 1:09 am #75

Good job!  In my opinion nothing makes them look like new the way ultrasonic cleaning does!  Berryman Chem Dip is your next best option.  No matter the method all it takes is a little guts and a little more patience that goes a long way towards a nice rack!   Lol!
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November 14th, 2017, 9:28 pm #76

baz7504 wrote: Good job!  In my opinion nothing makes them look like new the way ultrasonic cleaning does!  Berryman Chem Dip is your next best option.  No matter the method all it takes is a little guts and a little more patience that goes a long way towards a nice rack!   Lol!
I love a nice rack! 😜
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November 14th, 2017, 10:25 pm #77

Hey, hey, hey. You newly married people will not be checking out any other racks.
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December 3rd, 2017, 3:29 pm #78

I've been making some progress on the bike. I got the motor apart and bead blasted the jugs and head. I also spent about three days cleaning the bottom end. Painted the heads and jugs black and the case silver. Also bead blasted the old flat black off the carbs. I thought about powder coating them but after some advice from people here I decided to just paint them. Just waiting on the float bowls to finish them up. Currently working on the body work and hoping to lay down primer this next week. 

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IMG_6843.jpg Waiting on a few answers on the valve shims before finishing putting the motor back together. I also discovered the motor has 65mm pistons making it a 836 and it has a mild performance cam installed. I'll have to order a larger gasket from cycle x before assembling the motor. 
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December 3rd, 2017, 4:11 pm #79

LOOKING GOOD...
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December 3rd, 2017, 8:56 pm #80

Got the jugs put back on the motor. 

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I used large hose clamps to compress the rings since I'm doing this by myself it makes it a little easier with only having one set of hands.


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