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Old 05-12-2015, 12:14 PM   #31
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:01 AM   #32
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:40 PM   #33
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Sano. Those brakes look like they could detach your retinas.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:20 AM   #34
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Sano. Those brakes look like they could detach your retinas.
- thats for sure! when i talked to people about this bike build, i often was asked if running a dual-rotor radial brake system was overkill for such a small bike. (i estimate this bike to be in the very low 300lbs) i said i really didn't know. but i would find out.

now after riding the bike around for several months, its surprisingly compliant. there's very little effort needed on the lever to stop the bike, but its not abrupt or excessive. the progression is pretty linear and predictable.

its quite the upgrade over the stock front drum, without a question...
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:07 PM   #35
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Just updated the bike with an 18" back rim imported from Denmark.
18x2.15" Reverse Comstars never made it to the U.S. market.
Personally, I think that 18" rears look better on the older bikes, but I also prefer the Black powder coat aluminum Reverse Comstars to their earlier model steel counterparts.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:55 PM   #36
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This is the first time I have looked in this section and I have to say man I have missed out. you guys build some amazing bikes!
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #37
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:24 PM   #38
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:27 PM   #39
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:50 PM   #40
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I can't find the first pic I have of this one. It was a bone stock 76 CB750f survivor with a super fat ass cruiser seat on it. The first pic with my homey's son Benito shows my 1st stab at a kind of brat style mild mod and cleanup. 2nd pic is where it is now, almost done (need paint, lights, minor details...) after 2 years of work. I've literally refurbished or modified every single part of the bike at this point. Only work I farmed out was the machining for the crank, cylinders and head. Everything else I did myself including all fabrication work. Lightened and balanced crank, 836 wiseco's, webcam, kibblewhites, cyclex beehive springs (read- moneypit ). I've done a bunch of repair, restoration and mods on vintage stuff over the past few years but this one is like my senior thesis.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:03 PM   #41
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Don't know how I missed this thread. I have a bunch, but this is my favorite before and after.
God damn that's gorgeous. Nothin quite like an RD.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:22 AM   #42
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:45 PM   #43
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Okay, I'm gonna just go out and say this bluntly.
That exhaust pipe set up looks like shit.
Everything else looks clean, but that abomination of a muffler system completely jacks up the lines of the bike.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:48 PM   #44
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How did you clean up the engine case like that? or is that a new motor?
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:03 PM   #45
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