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Very cool was curious what was going on inside these mufflers. Looks stock but I am sure it doesn’t sound stock!
This is the first time I cut one of these open. Someone posted up a picture of one of these a while back, but the entire insides had been removed. There is that short section of small diameter pipe that appears to be the choke point for the system, and the end of the header is crimped down pretty good. With those sections gone and a straighter path, it should flow a lot better than stock.
 

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Looks awesome and I am right with on the sleeper side. I’d did something similar with my 84. I bought a “stock” looking monkey pipe that was designed for up to 125cc and after a bit of fab work, was able to run the stock muffler guards. I love it because the top guard wraps around the number plate. Like your, it just looks right!

How do you like those shocks? I have the same set on my dirt R. I was a little disappointed with the travel...or lack there of. I originally bought the 330mm version and I think all they did was hack off a bit of the travel and spring to make these. On the road, I’m sure they will be great. I was hoping to hit some doubles with mine!!


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Looks awesome and I am right with on the sleeper side. I’d did something similar with my 84. I bought a “stock” looking monkey pipe that was designed for up to 125cc and after a bit of fab work, was able to run the stock muffler guards. I love it because the top guard wraps around the number plate. Like your, it just looks right!

How do you like those shocks? I have the same set on my dirt R. I was a little disappointed with the travel...or lack there of. I originally bought the 330mm version and I think all they did was hack off a bit of the travel and spring to make these. On the road, I’m sure they will be great. I was hoping to hit some doubles with mine!!


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Yeah, the original guards make all the difference as far as appearance. I love the idea of a sleeper bike, where it looks stock to anyone not too familiar with these bikes, but still hauls ass. This is the third set of these shocks I have used, with the other two going on some friends bikes ridden primarily on the street. They seem to be pretty much a street stiffness and suited to adult sized riders, but other than the backyard, I didn't get off road.
 

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that s nice ! what spray are you using for the clutch cover ? and how did you the wheels so nice ?
Honda cloud silver available from a Honda Powersports dealer. Mostly lawnmower and marine stores that are authorized Honda dealers can get it. I use it for the side covers and wheels. It will run easily and has to be sprayed in thin coats. To get the absolute best finish, mount the wheels on a hub that can be spun quickly and spray it while spinning. Some of the wheels on these bikes like the blue soft tail are aluminum from Honda Trail Bikes.
 

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New build coming together. A 1972 Z50 with extended swingarm. The shocks are a vintage KONI set, with yoke type fittings on the lower end. One of the things that has always bothered me about these bikes is the swingarm mount is not too strong and can become wallered out. A set of bushings were made to give this frame a stronger mount. The lower swingarm shock mounts were converted to accept a Honda CB175 head steady mounting bush. The top of the shock also needed a custom press-fit sleeve to fit the same shock mount. The bike is mostly built at this point, with plenty of pictures along the way. It has been a little discouraging to see how few responses one of these build threads brings these days. If you guys want to see this one being built, let me know!
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Dave, I for one find them educational and inspiring. i figure my thread sound not get much in the way of responses, adding a new fender and light is not revolutionary but want to keep it alive.

i really enjoy seeing the work you do. Based on some of the work I see I presume you have access to machinery not found in the average garage like a metal lathe To make those bushing?
 

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New build coming together. A 1972 Z50 with extende...The bike is mostly built at this point, with plenty of pictures along the way. It has been a little discouraging to see how few responses one of these build threads brings these days. If you guys want to see this one being built, let me know!
Davmo,as usual amazing work. (y)We all LOVE seeing your builds and fabrication techniques. Don't stop :cool:we all love seeing your progress. Please post more I just don't like bothering a busy guy like yourself. I remember those vintage Koni shocks well
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Please....Make sure you vote in the poll to keep this amazing thread updated.🌟💥🔧
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Dave, I for one find them educational and inspiring. i figure my thread sound not get much in the way of responses, adding a new fender and light is not revolutionary but want to keep it alive.

i really enjoy seeing the work you do. Based on some of the work I see I presume you have access to machinery not found in the average garage like a metal lathe To make those bushing?
Thanks, man. I have a small combo lathe/mill/drill machine. It is a Smithy Brand, and works well, but my machine skills are still pretty rudimentary. The Lathe alone gets used constantly working on bikes. Thanks for watching!
 

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Davmo,as usual amazing work. (y)We all LOVE seeing your builds and fabrication techniques. Don't stop :cool:we all love seeing your progress. Please post more I just don't like bothering a busy guy like yourself. I remember those vintage Koni shocks well
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Thanks, Tmas! I have been super busy, a lot with big bikes, but still getting the minis in there as well. There is currently this bike, a 74 ST90, and two K0 CT70's getting work at the shop recently, with a 1974 Norton Commando custom build getting close to the finishing stages. I still take a lot of pictures, but don't post as much stuff online.
 

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Echoing what cspcrx wrote, your threads are inspiring and educational.

Love the metal working skills, creativity and humility you have shown over the years.

As an avid lurker, following many of the great builds on this forum has almost made me want to document my own to give back to the community. But it is too much extra work and I never do. Still, it makes me appreciate those that do more.

Thanks!


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I lurked around here for years before I ever became a member. I've always enjoyed and appreciated your threads also. They show me what is POSSIBLE...if, I was smart and talented :)
The work/craftsmanship is always top notch. But the OTHER part is your vision...some of the customs. I might be able to do a good job cleaning, refinishing, and assembling a stock bike...but I just don't have that vision...outside of the box, and all of that.
 

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Echoing what cspcrx wrote, your threads are inspiring and educational.

Love the metal working skills, creativity and humility you have shown over the years.

As an avid lurker, following many of the great builds on this forum has almost made me want to document my own to give back to the community. But it is too much extra work and I never do. Still, it makes me appreciate those that do more.

Thanks!


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I lurked around here for years before I ever became a member. I've always enjoyed and appreciated your threads also. They show me what is POSSIBLE...if, I was smart and talented :)
The work/craftsmanship is always top notch. But the OTHER part is your vision...some of the customs. I might be able to do a good job cleaning, refinishing, and assembling a stock bike...but I just don't have that vision...outside of the box, and all of that.
Thanks, guys. The threads are a way to pass on ideas and techniques, but also a way to get together with like-minded people. A lot of what I know was from other people passing on their knowledge and experience online , in person and over the phone. Some of the knowledge is pretty basic, but seeing how someone can take a project one bite at a time and work their way through problems makes us all see how we can do it too. I have been wondering how many lurkers are out there, some past members just checking in, or those who have joined but don't feel like getting in on the conversation...or maybe its just us seven or eight guys. LOL!
 
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