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  • 25-11-2011, 21:42
    sqweaka
    i think it would look better if you streched it out abit as jaydub suggested... tank looks cool, from what i can see
  • 25-11-2011, 18:43
    StueyT
    Internet went day for a couple of days due to pikeys nicking all the cable, reportedly around 64K worth. But I have managed to get a couple more pictures of what I have done.

    Here is a picture of how small the bike is:-



    For the eagle eyed of you out there, you will notice that I have changed the tank, not for any reason but it was the first I put my hands on for the photo, and I have also fitted the 200cc engine as this will probably be the one that I use

    Headlight possible position, what do you think?



    Cheers,

    Stu.
  • 22-11-2011, 19:54
    StueyT
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydub View Post
    First off I'm not criticising, and my mate is just finishing a CB900 built in a similar style...but before you go any further, and taking into account your comments about being cramped, can I suggest you consider extending the wheelbase. If you move the rear wheel backwards by a couple/few inches you might be surprised at how much extra room you gain both for yourself, and for electrics etc under the seat. By the time you've got a rear 'guard on there (if you are fitting one) you may find you're running out of room for a seat! Personally, I would always extend a hardtail by a couple of inches for practical reasons and cos I prefer the look - me and my mate have had this argument many a time tho'...
    I never thought of that, I was just keeping everything the same as the original wheelbase wise. I think I may well do that, thanks very much for your input, bearing in mind this is my first attempt at a bike it's a steep learning curve, but we all have to start somewhere

    Cheers,

    Stu.
  • 22-11-2011, 19:27
    jaydub
    First off I'm not criticising, and my mate is just finishing a CB900 built in a similar style...but before you go any further, and taking into account your comments about being cramped, can I suggest you consider extending the wheelbase. If you move the rear wheel backwards by a couple/few inches you might be surprised at how much extra room you gain both for yourself, and for electrics etc under the seat. By the time you've got a rear 'guard on there (if you are fitting one) you may find you're running out of room for a seat! Personally, I would always extend a hardtail by a couple of inches for practical reasons and cos I prefer the look - me and my mate have had this argument many a time tho'...
  • 22-11-2011, 19:15
    plastic wiganer
    i think the tank is cd125/185/200 seems the right shape. anyway cool looking little bike you got there. i actually like the look of the first picture. i've thought about doing this sort of thing for a while to my daily ride to work bike - a cd250u honda! you may just have inspired me enough to do it now keep up the good work. steve.
  • 22-11-2011, 19:06
    StueyT
    Squeaka, Could be worth looking for something bigger as it really does sit low, and I think I may be a bit cramped on it.

    Janner. F**K you,

    Badger, came with the bike and is (what is left of it) the same colour as the side panels etc, so have no reason to believe it isn't the CD tank. It's the same as the spare I have aswell, so I could actually have 2 CB tanks, but hey they fit and look ok.

    Cheers,

    Stu.
  • 22-11-2011, 18:39
    badger
    looking cool stu...tank looks like a CB to me not a cd looking tough
  • 22-11-2011, 18:24
    janner ratrod
    Quote Originally Posted by StueyT View Post
    To give you an idea I am 5'7" (just).....

    Stu.
    That's a BIIIIG JUST!! lmao
  • 22-11-2011, 17:39
    sqweaka
    was'nt trying to be funny... well maybe a bit, but im toying with the same idea myself but id prob need something a bit bigger in size!!
  • 22-11-2011, 17:27
    StueyT
    Quote Originally Posted by sqweaka View Post
    plate looks fine can we have one of you on it to get an idea of size.... we wont laugh honest
    To give you an idea I am 5'7" (just) but I will get a picture tomorrow for you It is small though even I can reach the floor flat footed

    Cheers,

    Stu.
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