Thanks for all the comments and encouragement............
Fred Camper wrote:
Shocks are tricky to measure, but my best estimate is that the Showas off the CB750F were about 15 mm longer than the stock GL Shocks. But the end result is that the rear tire now will touch the ground while the bike is on the center stand. So maybe that was 5 mm too much. Yet when I sit on the bike, the geometry feels just right.
I did a bit of searching for data on the CB750 shocks and came up with a couple of sizes. People selling "sandcast model" ones quote a c to c length of 340mm which is only 5mm longer than the standard ones. Other quote a c to c measurement of 350 which I guess is what you have? That would probably make the rear touch the ground when on the stand. I also found these:http://www.ebay.com/itm/180672243528?it ... 23&vxp=mtr
The CB750 forums give them mixed reviews and I am not sure about the "one spring fits all" approach. Still they are cheap enough and look cool. Chinese I guess!
snip.........What is the spec of the rear tyre?
It's a Bridgestone Spitfire S11 150/80 16. The Lester rim is also wider than the stock one. I had to remove the weld on the inner right hand side of the swinging arm and the disc rotor goes on after the wheel is on the splines. It may be possible to slide the disc into the caliper before mounting the disc, I have not tried that. It was easy to drop the pads out and wiggle it on to the disc rotor. Plenty of room on that side with no exhaust in the way. The Lester wheel looks to be offset to the drive hub side to me so I will do some accurate measurements later. If it is it would be easy enough to move it across the spindle a bit.
snip......Hi. Nice very nice. are you going to run a tacho on the bike, if so where will it be driven from.
The tacho is included in the Acewell 3962 instrument It is electronic so no need for the carbuncle on the end of the right hand cam! . It also does the water temp, fuel gauge and a ton of other stuff. There is some more on it earlier in the thread I believe.
snip.........P.S. is any one out there tinkering with fuel injection ?.
Go to the unique carburetion section on this site. There are at least a couple guys working on it right now.
I am also looking at this....efi with a blower....could be my next project!
1975 GL1000 Sold!
1976 GL1000 "GL1's evil twin" Supercharged cafe racer. Build thread Here
Now in Florida working for a living Ugh!.....projects on hold mostly!