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 Post subject: Re: SMAS - or "Look what jumped into the back of my truck"
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Motorcycle: 5 Shadows, 3 Rebels
Rebel: 250
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City: Las VLX-as
I got some more work done on the Roadster today. When I stowed it the last time around it looked like this:

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My bud acquired a mini-chopper and wanted to make it a rigid frame so we made a swap...I got the 8½" shocks in exchange for a cut rear fender and bent handlebars (the cut fender fit nicely and he utilized the straight sections of the bent bar to extend his bar into an ape hanger). I swapped the shorter shocks onto the bike and cut down the fender rails to better match the sectioned & shorter rear fender (versus the prior sectioned & shorter rails).

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I need to cut out the lip on the rear fender where the plate/frame/junction box assembly goes as it barely clears the unsprung tire. The wind picked up and the sun was setting so I only got as far as another mod I wanted to explore, the Euro-Chop speedo relocation:

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I'll address the cable issue once I get a CB250 front fender, for now I simply looped it to keep it off the ground. The frame will need clean-up and a coat of paint around the vicinity of the weld. That and the aforementioned rear lip removal, fun stuff for the next time I get around to bending some wrenches on this one.


My friend's mini-chop by the end of the day (it needs an intake manifold & carb yet):

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 Post subject: Re: SMAS - or "Look what jumped into the back of my truck"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:33 am 
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The Roadster is all cleaned up but I ran into an obstacle with the shorter shocks: the tire is contacting the fender at full shock compression. I started several remedies today, the first being drilling holes lower in the fender to raise it up off the tire but it still made contact. I'm about 3/4 of the way into the solution but it won't be finished until the next opportunity I get to bend some wrenches...

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 Post subject: Re: SMAS - or "Look what jumped into the back of my truck"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Today I got the fender issue addressed. The fender is mock-mounted to the swingarm at the moment, I need to grind the frame horns down so it doesn't rub against the fender. I have it mounted at three points, one bracket to be welded to the forward flat portion of the swingarm that bolts to the fender and two struts coming off the rear of the swingarm. Bushings are on all three points. I also need to grind the struts to a rounded shape at the top and am debating about plating them or plasti-dipping in metallic. I made the chain guard mount "disappear" with some rattlecan too.

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A sprung solo seat is going to fill the gap between the tank & fender. I have a CB250 front fender on the way as well to shield the 100/90 tire along with helping the speedo & brake cable routing.

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 Post subject: Re: SMAS - or "Look what jumped into the back of my truck"
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:18 pm 
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More work on the Roadster today --- accomplishments to date:

> Mated a CB250 Nighthawk front end to the bike
> Swapped vintage 80's Rebel chrome battery box & air cleaner cover onto it (96+ models come with bulky plastic covers)
> Drag bar on Rox risers
> Swapped shorter rear shocks onto the bike
> Sectioned rear fender in lieu of bobbing it
> Relocated the speedo to the left side of frame like the Euro-Chops overseas
> Swapped larger CB250 carb onto the engine

Today's work:

> Mounted the rear fender onto the swingarm at three points with bushings
> Bobbed the CB250 front fender
> Solo seat added


Still to do:

> Fabricate a mounting bracket for the seat springs
> Clean the carb or swap in a set of dual carbs I have, I'm really up in the air here...
> Acquire a new air box as this one is gutted/invalid...it just holds the air cleaner cover on
> Acquire and mount a set of mufflers onto the hacked head pipes, currently debating two different routes I can go...
> Fill the holes on the rear fender/smooth out the rest, prep and paint both fenders & tank
> Rear lighting, plate mount, and (temporary) directionals so it can pass DMV inspection and acquire a plate


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 Post subject: Re: Rebel Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:11 am 
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Motorcycle: 1986 Honda rebel 250
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Hey Shadow, that's a nice looking seat you have on your Roadster. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rebel Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 am 
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Thank you, it probably looks oddly familiar...

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 Post subject: Re: Rebel Roadster
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:37 pm 
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So cool. Good job!


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 Post subject: Re: Rebel Roadster
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:31 pm 
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Motorcycle: 2014 CB500XA
Rebel: None
Country: USA
State/Province: AZ
City: Green Valley
Shack: Somebody stole your mufflers!

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