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Old 06-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #61
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I am interested to see what you come up with for the folding back rest. That is the biggest complaint from my wife, no back rest. She keeps trying to talk me into a top case but I can't stand the look of those on a VFR.
I'll take pics along the way. I can't write well enough to explain it.
It will be a slip fit. No bolts, pins or anything like that. All the load will be transmitted to the sub frame. The back set it's self will adjust for height and I hoping to come with an adjustment for angle. The rear seat will still open just the way it does now. When it's folded down it wont be all smooth like a seat cowl. But at least it wont be sticking up in the air all the time.
You'll never guess what I'm using for the padded part of the backrest.
Hopefully when it's done. No one else be able to tell what it use to be either.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #62
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up date on the jettin and air box mod.
It runs so much better.
Pulls clean all the way up. Makes good power.
I haven't checked the plugs yet, but if it's running / feeling good and not leaning out, not going through too much fuel, I'm good with it.

It's finally riding and now running pretty nice.

I'll update later on the custom backrest.

P.S. I trade ALL the old CBR leftovers for a Miller Tig welder!!!!
SCORE!!!

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #63
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P.S. I trade ALL the old CBR leftovers for a Miller Tig welder!!!!
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thats a deal worth grabbing, how'd you pull that off?

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #64
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #65
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thats a deal worth grabbing, how'd you pull that off?
Well this guy calls me from Tacoma needed parts for his 96 CBR.
I was going to sell off what I could to recoup some cash.
Anyway, he needs all kinds of stuff. He buys the front master, a pair of turn sigs, seat cowl, right clip-on and clutch perch.
Then tells me he's got some issues with his carbs. I pull out my spare bank of carbs and give him a lesson in basic carb rebuild. After we talk for a while he talks me into working on his bike. He even posted on C.List for help, he was desperate. I agree to work on it. The plan is to check valves clean and sync carbs, install master and bleed brakes (was riding with no front brakes!)

Later on that wknd ,I pull the air box off to find #1 and 2 cylinders full of fuel (full to the butterfly, just in head, valves closed) lucky we didn't try to start it!!

After he drops off the bike he tells me he wants every thing I have from the white 93. Keep in mind it's all the parts not good enough to use.
Then tells me about his grandfather passing and leaving him a shop full of tools. That's where the Tig come into the conversation. He says maybe we can work something out on the welder? Told him I can't afford anything like that (Miller tig used is like $500-1500 used). He said he wanted ALL the parts. I'm like OK? I said if the welder is something I can use.....take it all, everything. It's mostly crap anyway. I already sold the white body work and made $200 bucks so far.
Turns out the dude is a nice guy, just needs some help. So after driving up and looking at what I had, then going back for his bike, then making the deal and bringing back the welder, he makes 3 trips up from Tacoma.

I'm heading down sometime this weekend to help him sort out what Gramps left him. Try to put some prices on his stuff so he can sell it. He needs to clear out the house and get it up for sale.
So I ended up with a Miller Econotig, not the best Tig but not too bad for a pile of junk parts. Tig is the one thing I was missing in my little home shop. Now I can build some cool stuff. After I lean to Tig weld of course and get the garage wired for 220. I have all the stuff to get it wired because I bought a Plasma cutter a while back.

I did do some research on the Miller. It's considered to be a good home shop/farm/hobbyist type unit. Not a big time production machine. It's got high and low frequency so it will handle Alum. Valued around $700-$850.
I do have a Hobart 110 wire feed so this will be a very nice addition to my little itty bitty Fab shop. Just need to get a bottle and consumables. Have Roy give me the basics ( have most of it down already) and get work gluing shit together. You only do so much with a wire feed.

So that's the long and short of it. Mostly long.
So here goes; I sold a couch, Honda CT70 and a 66 Bridgestone 90. Got the 93 900. Traded a air brushed pocket bike and some cash for a 95% complete black 94 900. Stripped, cleaned and swapped parts to put together one bike. Sold $200 worth of parts and traded everything else for the Miller.
I've spent about $150 out of pocket.
So for $150 bucks and lots of labor. I have a Tig welder and (save the poor ol girl from the scrap heap) nice 93 CBR900rr.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #66
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #67
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Sounds like you both got a good deal! Can i visit this guys shop? ive got a subframe and passenger seat for a 900rr

Ive got some extra foot pedals if you need one, and your welcome to grab some filler rod (bought way more than i need) to get you started, have enough tungstens i could spare one of each too.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #68
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Sounds like you both got a good deal! Can i visit this guys shop? ive got a subframe and passenger seat for a 900rr

Ive got some extra foot pedals if you need one, and your welcome to grab some filler rod (bought way more than i need) to get you started, have enough tungstens i could spare one of each too.
Like I said, we plan to get down there this weekend some time. I'll be taking pics and making lists. I'd like to see what else Gramps had for welding supplies.
He did say there is a cutting torch set up, big up-right roll-a-way (Snap-on maybe). Miller generator.. I think it's good sized shop? Lots and lots of stuff. He said he just didn't know where to start.
Guess they had a large landscaping business with heavy and light equipment. Gramps was the repair guy. Lots of hand tools and so on.
Not too sure this guy knows what he's looking at. He has no idea what most of it's worth. I made it very clear to him, I WOULDN'T screw him over. Just because he's not sure of the value of something doesn't mean it's OK to get it for nothing. Know what I'm sayin?

He seams like a stand up guy and I believe in Karma. Do right by others and you'll only get effed over 1/2 the time by 80% of the people you deal with

He was just happy to hear someone would give him a hand trying to sort out all that crap.

I may help post some of it for him, set prices and so-forth. I'm sure I'll find something to trade for my time and labor. It might be all crap, IDK just yet.

Like that American Picker show, can't wait to see what's there.

P.S, Thanks for the offer on supplies, may take you up on that.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #69
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I made it very clear to him, I would screw him over.
Guessing you meant "wouldn't"?

I used to do landscaping and ran into a lot of older people who had lost a significant other and were sitting on things because they didnt know what anything was worth. I sold a lot of things for people that i would have liked to take home, but wouldnt be able to buy it from them without feeling like i screwed them.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:56 PM   #70
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Guessing you meant "wouldn't"?

I used to do landscaping and ran into a lot of older people who had lost a significant other and were sitting on things because they didnt know what anything was worth. I sold a lot of things for people that i would have liked to take home, but wouldnt be able to buy it from them without feeling like i screwed them.
Oh crap, yes you're right. "wouldn't" is the right word!
Boy, that changes the whole meaning of what I said.

Fixed.

Yep, I feel the same way. I've already told him what some of it's worth (just guessing with out seeing). I get the feeling he doesn't care so much about the money. Is more concerned about getting rid of it. Wants to sell the house so he can buy his Grandmother a smaller place to live.
I figure he's into me for about $200+ parts...so maybe $230? Can't buy much with that.
I'm sure we will both come out fine. Plus I get to go dig through a bunch of crap. That's always fun. Never know what we might find.
Already have like 6 friends interesrted in seeing a list of things for sale.

It's one of those, tread lightly because he's clueless. Too easy for some ass hat to talk him out of something valuable. Smoking good deals are one thing, rippin someone off is another.

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:34 AM   #71
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Update on the tool story.
I'm updating this because I talked so much about trading tools for parts/labor.

I did get that guy's 96 900 running really good. Replaced the cover set on the petcock (rebuild kit, but with the Alum parts too) $40.
I drained out just under two gal of fuel/oil out of that thing.

I don't want to make this too long, it's an old thread.

I go down to check out this shop he's been telling me about. What a screwball this guy turns out to be. He was acting strange the whole time George and I are there. Don't want to get into the details but it's weird.
Gramps did pass. There is a shop full of stuff. Mostly very old crap. About 25% is usable. Turns out he doesn't have full authority to be giving away things, or at least that's what I think. I got the impression the whole family was trying to get their hands on the good stuff before someone else did.

Anyway. I got his bike finished and this is what I traded for my time.
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I sent him on his way with a good running bike (not ready to ride by my standards, but running great). Fixed everything we agreed to get repaired.
I took about $500 (very low estimate) in tools in trade.

I will be in the market for a Corbin or similar seat to sooth my old sore ass parts for the next longish ride.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #72
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Just updating on the braking issue.
Ok, so the effed up front brakes are due to one (right side) rotor being cracked in several places. The cracks are so small but after 500 miles on it. They are showing up rather well.
I did post in the classifieds section for a WTB. Just thought I add it here too.
I'm in the market to replace it but I'm on a very tight budget. I'm already doing my Ebay searches and C,list. If you know someone or have a set or even just the one rotor kicking around, let me know.

Also any INFO on compatibility with other years or models would be helpful too. I'll be searching on my own, but if you know something? Spill it.....ah Please.

Oh yea. Thanks for watchin this build if I haven't said that before.
Be at North end Burger bike night tonight. see ya there.



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Old 07-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #73
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Talking Got a new thing for it.
I picked up a Corbin seat to replace the slightly painful stock seat.
I can do about an hr on the stocker before my ass parts start to get a little "ho sh#$ that hurts".
I put a bid on one last Sunday and I was beat out. It sold for $92 + $20 shipping.
I got this one for $60 + $ 14 shipping. I think that's a killer deal.
We all know what the stock one looks like>>> See gap?
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I you have a 900rr, you know it can be a bit of a pain getting the seat on and off. It's mostly due to the tabs catching on the tail section edge. If you put the screws/bolts in first. The tab catches and then pops down and the bolts fly out. I relieved the plastic just a little. The Corbin has steel tabs and they are just a little longer than stock. The longer tabs make the installation just that much more fiddly.>>>
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Because the bolts like to pop/fall out I took two Alum washers and ran a tap through them. Now they thread on to the bolts well enough to keep the bolts in place. Some nice nylon washers would work better, but I didn't have any.
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When I lowered the sub frame to level out the passenger seat. It left a bit of a gap between the seat and tank(see pic #1). I new seat closed up the gap and if I were to loosen it up and pull it forward some more it would be completely gone. I was working off the swing arm stand and in socks so I just left it for now.
No gap>>>
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Even the SO thinks it looks great, maybe she'll quit giving me crap about buying it? She just spent $60 to get her hair frosted (WTF is that anyway?) and you can't even set on her head!
The new (used from Ebay) seat has a few blemishes, they look much worse in the pics. $230 worth of marks, because a brand new seat is like $300+tax.
Finished product>>>
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I'll post more later if I get anything worth posting.
Still haven't received the Black tank stickers, that's a whole different story and yet to find a set of good rotors.

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #74
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That seat looks like shit. I'll get rid of it for you

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #75
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It is really nice. It looks new. Except for the little marks on top. It looks like it's never be put on a bike.
The marks on top could be from something setting on it? I know it's a seat and things like asses set on it, but I mean like something else besides an ass.

I haven't ridden it yet. I think I'll be out first thing in the morning.

Told the girly girl, I'll need at least 300 miles to find out if it works.........I might take off Monday for a "how's my ass parts feel?" ride.

Looks like I'll have a very nice low mileage stock seat to get rid of. I only farted on it a few 100 times.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #76
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One more update. Brakes, seat and whatever else I go on and on about.
OK, lets see ...what was it I did?
I had a VFR guy out of Silver Lake contacted me from my C.List post. He had a nice set of VFR800 rotors. $50 was a sweet deal. I did find a set or 2 for around $60-$85 on Ebay, but it's nice to touch, sniff and taste em before you buy.
I spent a little time and installed the rotors, changed the cheep'o run in oil/filter with some good stuff, bled the front brakes and stuck on some stuckers on the tank. It's funny how just a couple of decals can make such a big difference. Now the fuel tank looks like it belongs there. They don't have any clear coat over em so I'm sure they'll get eff'ed up in no time.
looks much better anyway. See>>>
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If you look close at this first pic? You can see the cracks in between the vent holes.>>>>
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Here is the newer rotors. They are VFR 800. One of the few Honda's that will interchange with the early CBR's.>>>

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I was really hoping the pulsation would go away. It didn't. Now instead of the low frequency pulsation, it's a high frequency. Now it's more of a vibration than a pulse. I haven't checked the floaters to see if any crap is in there. I did lightly wet sand the glaze off. I rode it to Lacey yesterday after noon to pick up a pair off leather pants. I thought that would be a good trip the bed-in the (old ) pads. I don't have access to a lathe to chuck em up and check for bends or warps. The guy I got em from said they where find.
I'm not sure if you can see it, but one rotor has some irregular marks from the pad on it. I just snapped the pic. I haven't inspected the other side yet.
The one in the pic has got a strange mark about 4" to 5" long in the one area.
I'm beginning to think the pads are bad. Not just old but bad for some reason. They are getting the same wear marks on the new rotors they had on the old. Looks like more contact on the outer section then the inner. Might be able to see the discoloration in the pic.
Yes I did spin em up on the bike and they look as straight as they get. I guess a fresh set of sintered pads are in order? I know I shouldn't be using old pads, but it's all I have right now. Someone on C.List has a full set of EBC's for $50. If I get some more of this old gear sold? I'll pick em up.

The seat works great. I spent more then an hour and a half (down to Lacey) and over two hours coming back. WTF is with the traffic in Lacey? Took me over 30 minutes to go 12 miles North!!! Anyway, my ass parts are fine and feel nice. My new seat gives me a nice ass! I did spend a lot of miles in that "ass just off the seat" position because of the shity I5 surface. So my legs are sore. I'm thinking with the new seat and a bit better roads? I should be able to do 400-500 miles a day with no issues. That would be only one day, not day after day. It's a good ol bike.

P.S. One of the original rotors is junk, but the other is good. I'll save it in case someone needs just one.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #77
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More stupid crap.
I didn't want to start a new thread on stupid little things I do to/with this thing. So here ya go>>

I got this Joe Rocket mag tank bag from a member a little while back. It's great bag just not as big as I thought it would be. It said XL but it's smaller than the one I was already using.

It works fine just doesn't hold very much.
So I thought I'd like to have a tail bag I could leave on most all the time.
This is what I came up with.
I punched small holes in the flaps. Lit em up to keep em from fraying. Using the hooks under the rear seat I hooked it on>>>
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Then I needed a way of holding the front in place. I wanted something not so easy to just grab and run off with ( a crack head stopper). I didn't have anything handy. I was looking for sort of a loop to go around the bag handle and the seat strap. I couldn't think of anything. I did find this strap with clips on either end. It's been setting there for a long time and it's for a big 'ol tote bag that holds a hedge trimmer (WTF do you need a bag for that thing for?).
Anyway, I punched some holes. Hit em with a lighter to weld the nylon together. One had an adjuster. I popped it over the little pokey thingies on the tail>>>
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Other side>>>
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I think it looks pretty cool. Has that arrow dynamic look and I can just pull if off and stick it up on the tank if I need to carry something larger on the tail.
Or I can now use the slightly bigger bags I have on the front.>>>
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It also opens just the same.>>>
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I did all this stupid crap because I don't like removing the bag very time I fuel up. I can't rest my elbow on the tank on longer rides and so on.
It wasn't big enough to lay on and it's on the bike everyday. Have to have some place for the camera I rarely use and me smokes.

More stupid crap later.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #78
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Cool ass basket!

I want to put some hard bags on my vf500 for the longer trips. Wearing a backpack all the time gets hot!

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #79
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I would be more than happy to make the sacrifice of purchasing your NSR to help finance more work on the 900. I'm just here to help ... Obviously kidding, kinda. Nice work on both of your bikes. Restoring a 2 stroke Daytona myself. May hit u up for info. Again, nice work!

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #80
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Thanks for the offer on taking over on the NSR, but alas, I'm bound to it.
Like crack and the crackhead, you can't have one without the other.
Ever see what happens when you take the head off the crackhead?


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