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A few changes - Ongoing Saga
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curlyjoe Offline
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Massachusetts
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Post: #11
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
Looks great camoto!

2013 CB1100 ABS
2008 ST1300
11-08-2017 04:31 AM
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camoto Offline
1st Service Completed

USA
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RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
thanks, Curlyjoe!
11-09-2017 05:56 AM
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WK57ABF Offline
1st Service Completed

Britain
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Post: #13
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
    Hi camoto - very tasteful modification to your side covers - I've been pondering for 4 years how to modify them with holes or slots - this guy did it with paint.
John
11-11-2017 02:03 AM
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camoto Offline
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USA
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RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
(11-11-2017 02:03 AM)WK57ABF Wrote:  Hi camoto - very tasteful modification to your side covers - I've been pondering for 4 years how to modify them with holes or slots - this guy did it with paint.

That's very slick! I love the colors you chose! I considered paint too but couldn't decide on colors so I tried to go with the next best match-- the plastic on the airbox covers. I'm pondering a color change on the tank but I do kind of like the red. I was thinking about a two-tone metallic graphite on the tank but I want to get through the powdercoating of the wheels first and see how that looks.
11-11-2017 05:45 AM
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camoto Offline
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USA
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RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
A couple of updates: WM Short front Fender from Mr. T and the Gears Racing Shocks (other thread). Still waiting for snow or road salters to ruin the roads before calling it a season and pulling the wheels off for powdercoating.

İmage
11-12-2017 01:55 PM
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camoto Offline
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USA
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Post: #16
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
Did some additional things today. I haven't been thrilled about the way the back of the bike looks. I would love to do a complete fender chop but would lose too much functionality. I decided to go with the Chic Designs rear fender from Mr T and lose the rear luggage rack. I'm keeping the saddlebags but have always found the attachment system to be awkward at best. I ended up using the stock turn signal holes in the hand grabs for some custom brackets made of 304 stainless rod. Bend them up and threaded one end. These pics are just the mock-up as I'm tearing a lot of it back down to get the hand grabs powder coated this winter along with the wheels.

Starting:
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After Initial Bends:
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Threaded:
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Cut to size:
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Installed:

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These allow me to not use the plethora of ugly straps that this bag system requires. They are held in place by this and the sleeve on the back that the bar feeds into and the large velcro strap across the top only. It eliminates the clip and nylon webbing in the front and across the back.
12-03-2017 02:10 PM
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use2b Offline
Running Like a Top

Perdido Key Florida
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Post: #17
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
very impressive work

The best part about growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old.
2013 CB1100AD K10
12-03-2017 03:05 PM
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redbirds Offline
Been There

Patterson, GA, USA
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Post: #18
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
Well done.Thumbs Up

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
12-03-2017 03:08 PM
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SportsterDoc Offline
Running Like a Top

southern Nevada
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Post: #19
RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
(12-03-2017 03:08 PM)redbirds Wrote:  Well done.Thumbs Up

+1

I very much appreciate quality custom work, especially when a lot of thought goes into keeping it simple and clean.

Recent bikes:
2014 Honda CB110 standard (new 7 Nov 2017)
2018 Yamaha XT250
2016 Moto Guzzi V7II
2017 Yamaha TW200
2012 Triumph Bonneville
2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883
12-03-2017 03:26 PM
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camoto Offline
1st Service Completed

USA
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RE: A few changes - Ongoing Saga
Winter is officially here with temps dipping below freezing on a regular basis. So it's time to get started on some of the bigger projects I have been planning for the CB.

Removed the wheels for powdercoating:
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Stripped them down, pulled off everything and yanked the bearings. Off to the powdercoater this weekend for both wheels and the hand grabs. Gloss black to match the frame.
İmage

Next up is fork springs and fork oil service. Also planned: 19T front sprocket, new chain, winter service (oil, filter, brake/clutch fluid and plugs) and a few other smaller items.
12-05-2017 04:19 PM
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