It's good stuff ;)
Miob- I'm curious what you used on the tank. Some sort of paint stripper and then it looks like you clear coated it after buffing it out? I really like the raw metal look! The bike is coming right along? What about rearsets?
Hey Marc,Yes, I used paintstripper to strip the tank. I didn't need to buff it out (I had expexted a few dents, but there weren't any). I then cleaned the tank and applied a few layers of Owatrol. I love the look of the raw metal too!I'm now waiting for the seat to be upholstered, then I'll be able to ride. Rearsets is maybe something for a later stage, as a bike you build yourself is never really finished.
Cool! So the Owatrol seals the bare metal? Looks good! I'm working on a 77 CG750 currently, and next a 73 CB350 for the girl. I saw on your BMW cafe bike that you modified your exhaust (with a SS thermos? awesome!)... did the shortening of the muffler/pipe effect the performance/jetting at all? Ive got an older Kerker exhaust on the GS750 and don't like the megaphone look. I was thinking of chopping it and building my own endpipe. Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
I mean GS750, not CG... ooops
Yep, the Owatrol seals the metal. The can says it can be used as a base coat, so I guess you could also apply a layer of 2k clear coat over it, but so far the Owatrol seems pretty fuel resistant.Yep, I made the exhaust out of a ss thermos. I'm also using velocity stacks, so I had to retune the carbs, but that's an easy job on a BMW. I adjusted the CO screws and raised the needles by 1 click and the bike is running great now.I think you can see from the photo's how I made the exhaust for the BMW, I made the exhaust for the CB exactly the same way, only with a different outer shell (an old Virago exhaust instead of the thermos). I just took a shell, welded in a perforated pipe, put some damper wool around it and that's pretty much it.Do you have any photos of your bikes?
Miob-Thanks for the info. You can see some pics of my build on Do the Ton forum - look up GS750cafe.Cheers, Marc
No worries, if you gave any more questions, feel free to ask.I tried looking up your GS, but there are several on DTT caled GS750cafe in the projects subforum. Which one is yours?