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  Topic: Using the aluminum strap method to mount cafe seat
nickmo

Replies: 0
Views: 4113

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: December 26, 2009, 2:02 pm   Subject: Using the aluminum strap method to mount cafe seat
Can anyone who has done this give me a description of how to mount a seat this way? I can figure out a mounting method fairly easily, but I cant quite picture this one in my head and haven't been able ...
  Topic: Winter project officially ON!
nickmo

Replies: 4
Views: 5501

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: December 24, 2009, 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Winter project officially ON!
CB200t. It's straight and clean inside, about all I could ask for.
  Topic: Winter project officially ON!
nickmo

Replies: 4
Views: 5501

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: December 24, 2009, 1:58 am   Subject: Re: Winter project officially ON!
Tail section came in today. I got it from cafeseat.com, it's the medium size model ( http://www.cafeseat.com/MediumCafeSeat.html ). It was $125 which included a molded seat pan that allows you to cove ...
  Topic: New pic: Hid bat. under seat
nickmo

Replies: 6
Views: 6599

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: December 19, 2009, 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: New pic: Hid bat. under seat
More details pretty please! Exactly where? How did you position it? Pics would be excellent.
  Topic: Universal gas cap
nickmo

Replies: 0
Views: 3278

PostForum: Fuel   Posted: December 19, 2009, 3:23 pm   Subject: Universal gas cap
I was wondering if anyone knows of a replacement gas cap that is not threaded, just a plug. I have an old Honda tank that I'm using for a project that has a broken cap. I cant find a replacement for i ...
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 16, 2009, 1:24 am   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
Hey gordo,
I have made some progress through research. I know that I have wiring links there, that's the biggest problem. From what I understand LED's can be run at differend intensities- i.e. brake ...
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 15, 2009, 2:25 am   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
This one gives a slightly better description. I'd just put one together myself if I knew how it was all run together.

http://www.chromeglow.com/catalog.asp?prodid=520657
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 15, 2009, 2:03 am   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
Looks like I'm Getting closer. This little pigtail is what I'm looking for but it doesn't give any specs for the type of leds being used or specs on the sizes of resistors inside.

http://trickautoc ...
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 14, 2009, 3:48 am   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
I'm researching it now.

Video-PSSHHHHT! You'll be lucky to get pictures Pumps! LOL!

I kid, I kid!

I will take pics for sure. This group does too much not to return the favor!
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 13, 2009, 8:12 pm   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
Thanks.
It looks like radiantz sells a dual element circuit, I'll check it out and put something together.

Thanks a lot guys.
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 13, 2009, 5:00 pm   Subject: Re: LED lighting question
Thanks for the input guys.

Gordo, so you know what I'm up to, I want to just use a flexible led strip like oznium makes and drill holes in the tail section for each individual light. I had a few c ...
  Topic: LED lighting question
nickmo

Replies: 17
Views: 11818

PostForum: Electrical   Posted: December 13, 2009, 3:55 pm   Subject: LED lighting question
I want to integrate a flexible led strip into my cafe tail section for my tail/brake light, but I have no idea what to look for as far as the product is concerned.

Could this be more trouble than ...
  Topic: Winter project officially ON!
nickmo

Replies: 4
Views: 5501

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: December 12, 2009, 7:04 pm   Subject: Winter project officially ON!
Here we go everyone. My cousin came by last night and started ripping in to my cafe project. We worked for about an hour in the dark and got a fair amount of stuff stripped off.

I got the tank I'm ...
  Topic: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
nickmo

Replies: 9
Views: 9106

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: November 14, 2009, 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
Hey fellas, thanks for the info, I feel better about the whole project now.


dpmphoto, I don't plan to use the stock tank. I had a cb200 tank in mind to use. It's slim from the top and has nice f ...
  Topic: Best way to strip a frame
nickmo

Replies: 7
Views: 6128

PostForum: Frames   Posted: November 3, 2009, 10:56 pm   Subject: Re: Best way to strip a frame
Couldn't I just douse it with a good aircraft stripper and get into the tight spots with a wire brush. Sanding it all off sounds like a lot of work.
  Topic: Best way to strip a frame
nickmo

Replies: 7
Views: 6128

PostForum: Frames   Posted: November 3, 2009, 7:22 pm   Subject: Best way to strip a frame
I guess the real question is weather or not the frame is powder coated or painted-it's a 79 special. If it's painted, it'll strip easily. If it's powder coated I assume I'll have to have it blasted.
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  Topic: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
nickmo

Replies: 9
Views: 9106

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: October 23, 2009, 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
Thanks CS.

I think I would probably keep it low, maybe lower the front a little too. I am concerned with the angle of the backbone though. Maybe it's an optical illusion, but it appears as if the s ...
  Topic: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
nickmo

Replies: 9
Views: 9106

PostForum: Cafe Racer   Posted: October 23, 2009, 4:23 pm   Subject: Thinking of going cafe...need some advice
Hey everyone,
I got my hands on a 79 special a little while back and have had a custom build planned for it since I got it. Recently though, I have been considering going cafe with it. I got an 18" ...
  Topic: Hard tail angle?
nickmo

Replies: 11
Views: 5707

PostForum: Did you say Bob? No I said Bobber!   Posted: October 13, 2009, 12:25 am   Subject: Re: Hard tail angle?
I sketched mine up with a pad of grid paper, a protractor, a compass, and a scale (engineering) ruler. Had fun doing it & got exactly what I wanted. It was about $25 worth of stuff from office max. Yo ...
  Topic: Makeshift lift/stand-Any ideas?
nickmo

Replies: 10
Views: 4985

PostForum: Did you say Bob? No I said Bobber!   Posted: October 9, 2009, 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: Makeshift lift/stand-Any ideas?
Thanks guys. I think I'll give the milk crate a try, but that gives me some ideas for modifying a standard floor jack.
  Topic: Makeshift lift/stand-Any ideas?
nickmo

Replies: 10
Views: 4985

PostForum: Did you say Bob? No I said Bobber!   Posted: October 9, 2009, 5:18 am   Subject: Makeshift lift/stand-Any ideas?
I'm going to tear down my bike next weekend and need to get an idea of how to keep it up while I take it apart. Motorcycle jacks aren't too expensive, but I don't know if I'll get enough use out of it ...
  Topic: Jim's Hard Tail Project
nickmo

Replies: 34
Views: 18841

PostForum: Did you say Bob? No I said Bobber!   Posted: September 8, 2009, 11:26 pm   Subject: Re: Jim's Hard Tail Project
CLUBMANS DOWN!!

So say I.

I like the seat up a little higher BTW.
  Topic: Exhaust trade anyone?
nickmo

Replies: 0
Views: 1421

PostForum: A place to clean out your garage - Give Aways   Posted: September 4, 2009, 12:45 am   Subject: Exhaust trade anyone?
I have a set of what I believe to be stock exhaust pipes on my 79 special. I am not going to use them for my project so I thought I'd throw a trade up here. I'm interested in a set that goes above the ...
  Topic: Quick clutch question
nickmo

Replies: 12
Views: 2632

PostForum: Engine   Posted: August 31, 2009, 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Quick clutch question
I'll give it a shot!
 
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