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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Wed 21 Sep - 18:15


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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Sun 25 Sep - 19:53

Mighty fine job on this one, i prefer sunglasses when lookin' at your bike Cool

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 25 Sep - 22:56

Toecutter wrote:Mighty fine job on this one, i prefer sunglasses when lookin' at your bike Cool
Lol it does sparkle well when its sunny :)

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  BTNXSBOY on Mon 26 Sep - 0:02

VERY VERY NICE EXHAUST PIPE
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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Mon 26 Sep - 13:20

BTNXSBOY wrote:VERY VERY NICE EXHAUST PIPE
Very very LOUD exhaust pipe :) I have an extra baffle in the the end so the police dont stop me

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Joe_BEA on Tue 25 Oct - 23:30

Hi,

Just joined, currently have a regular hack Sv650 and a semi rebuilt XBR. out of interest as the diaphragm carb is a complete nightmare, can you remember the jetting specs, needle type n position fitted to yours???

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Wed 26 Oct - 11:16

Hi My jetting for the 40 mm Amal is 25 pilot, needle in position 3, needle jet 107, number 3 1/2 slide and a 340 main jet. It should be a good starting point for you as I have had the head flowed and and a few other mods the jetting wont be quite the same for your engine

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Thu 10 Nov - 17:41

I have bought a brand new xl 600 r barrel for the xbr but now cant find a performance piston anywhere,can anyone help?

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  pasta-moto on Thu 10 Nov - 19:48

piston from XL600 didn't fit?
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Post  joolzned on Thu 10 Nov - 19:54

Wiseco have stopped making 100mm pistons, lots advertised on ebay but nobody has any when I try to buy it, I have thought about an xr600 piston with a 3mm oversize but I think the pin height is different I know the stroke is. so I need some ideas on who still makes preformance pistons for the xl600

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Post  pasta-moto on Thu 10 Nov - 23:45

if you don't find new you can try to find used piston with god condition, and pout only new piston ring.
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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Fri 2 Dec - 19:03

I decided to get a rebore and a 101mm piston

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 8 Jan - 23:09

I am giving the engine a full rebuild new conrod

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 8 Jan - 23:14

ported and flowed head

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 8 Jan - 23:16

cases finished

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 8 Jan - 23:18

Engine should look good

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  alazzurra 550 alu style on Mon 9 Jan - 17:45

nice work man,
engine looks really good to me.
i guess that are the most shinny engine cases i've ever seen!

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Thu 12 Jan - 22:18

Outer cases almost finished, I can finally see my face in them, maybe another day or 2 and they should be a mirror finish

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Fri 13 Jan - 20:58

Whats your technique in polishing the covers ? I wanna learn from everyone Cool

Which polish machinery do you use ?

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Fri 13 Jan - 23:02

I did it the hard way, the cases were badly scratched and pitted to a depth of 0.5mm. I started on 180 grit emery cloth and removed all the deep scratches, then I went onto the 500 grit cloth and went over the whole case until it was flat, then on to 1000 over the case then finally 1200, then I used autosol and buffed the cases with my 15cm hard buffing wheel in my variable speed drill and repeated several times, then a final polish with some more autosol and a small soft polishing mop

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Sat 14 Jan - 11:04

joolzned wrote:I did it the hard way, the cases were badly scratched and pitted to a depth of 0.5mm. I started on 180 grit emery cloth and removed all the deep scratches, then I went onto the 500 grit cloth and went over the whole case until it was flat, then on to 1000 over the case then finally 1200, then I used autosol and buffed the cases with my 15cm hard buffing wheel in my variable speed drill and repeated several times, then a final polish with some more autosol and a small soft polishing mop

okay thanks, it truly is hard work , i did it practically the same with my parts only i bought a polishingwheel , it relieves you from a little work but still...

cheers and thanks

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 18 Feb - 0:12

Im a lot further on with my lightweight XBR 500, all the load bearing bolts have been replaced with titanium and all non load bearing bolts have been replaced with aluminum. The engine is finished except for re attaching the cylinder head, I have replaced the heavy xbr flywheel with a light one from an xlr600. The frame is almost finished (in Citroen wicked red) and is just waiting for its clear coat. Im still hunting down aluminum wheel spacers to fit. Pic is of the oil tank that I have rebuilt


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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 18 Feb - 19:35

Frame sprayed

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Tue 21 Feb - 0:04

I have a rolling chassis now

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Wed 22 Feb - 10:29

Great man, looks awesome, shiney new chrome !

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