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Chief Goat Molester
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I'm back! Probably didn't miss me. Lol

Anyhoo,

They break ground for my new garage on the 18th. So I'm
getting ready to start my project.

I have a question maybe you guys/gals could answer.

My bike is a Honda '82 CB900F. It probably hasn't been run in
about 5-8 years.

When I get the bike here, should I focus on getting the engine
up and running while still in the frame, or should I just start
stripping the bike down?. My intentions are to send the engine
off for a rebuild eventually.

Thoughts?
 

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Perpetual Project
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I would say just pull the engine from the get-go and build yourself a bit of a rack to hold it in while you work on it, 2x4's can work if you don't have steel.
 

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more ideas than money
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Pull the motor and send that off. then start on the frame up goings through
 

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Design everything around the dead lump. Then tear it all down, send the motor out, and do all your paint/powder coat. Finally reassemble.
 

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GURU
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SNGPerformance said:
Design everything around the dead lump. Then tear it all down, send the motor out, and do all your paint/powder coat. Finally reassemble.
It always sounds so much easier than it is. Doesn't it?
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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+1 yah. sounds like a perfect plan. (cross ya fingers)
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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What SNG said.

I say we/you mock it all up before we/you yank the lump (NOT the Lumpy). Once you know where all the brackets and stuff for your mods are gonna be, tear the engine out, have it rebuilt and while it's away, do your paint and shiny bits. Get engine back, bolt it in and ride off into the sunset (with me following closely behind on your GSXR 1000).
 

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Chief Goat Molester
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endo said:
What SNG said.

I say we/you mock it all up before we/you yank the lump (NOT the Lumpy). Once you know where all the brackets and stuff for your mods are gonna be, tear the engine out, have it rebuilt and while it's away, do your paint and shiny bits. Get engine back, bolt it in and ride off into the sunset (with me following closely behind on your GSXR 1000).
No shiny bits for this one.

Thanx for the directions. So mock up and design then pull engine is what I'll do.
Just hope the engine is still good after all those years sitting.

Now to learn how to weld, I've got the sawzall mastered. :LolLolLolLol:
 
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