Monday, March 21, 2011

Make it work!

I need a bike with a clean title to ride some medium distance adventures this summer but the 500 engine is toast and I have no money to resleeve or nickaseal it. So, I made the frame accept either the 400 or the 500 engine. Dubbed the CBslow, performance is considerably less. 27HP versus the 50HP from the 500. I'll nix as much weight as I can to bring it back around.

Slugged the inside at the connections. Pretty stout. (I hope).

Make yer own mounts.

A little tech tip. When spraying a gloss coat, set the can in warm water (not too hot or the damn thing might blow up). It helps the paint flow a little smoother, gives more pressure, and lets the paint relax a little easier on your piece. Make sure your piece to be painted is a decent temp too. Several light coats at about 12 to 16 inches away will mind the drips. But you already knew that.