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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2019, 11:55:53 am »
It’s looking great.  That seam at the bottom of the gas tank bugs me, though.  It reminds me that there used to be bodywork on the bike.  I wonder if it were painted black, if that would hide it better?  You could test fit with electrical tape to get a visual before painting.  Just a thought.  Keep up the good work!

I've seen some old tanks like this which they have heated up the metal and worked it under.  I do like that look.  When I decide to get finish work done, I'll consider that too.  :)

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2019, 12:25:16 pm »
On my other C10 I used a rubberized door trim to define the lines around the tank and the cowlings.  Have a look. It might smooth out the transition line around the tank.
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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2020, 01:41:42 pm »
that might be a cheap way to hide it.  maybe I'll try it out with some of the fairing edge cover that runs down along the side.  I have some laying around from the disassembly.  thx!

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2020, 07:04:39 am »
Be wary of using that edge strip stuff as it holds water and will quick-rot your tank for you.
I like the idea of "hiding" the edge by painting it black though.  ;D
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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2020, 08:33:39 am »
got a few more parts and made some progress over the weekend.  Tail light, brake light and turn signals all working as expected.

now if that slacker Steve Sefsick would get my carbs back to me, I can make an actual test run.   :rotflmao:

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2020, 03:54:13 pm »
got a few more parts and made some progress over the weekend.  Tail light, brake light and turn signals all working as expected.

now if that slacker Steve Sefsick would get my carbs back to me, I can make an actual test run.   :rotflmao:

cut Steve some slack, seriously... he just got out of the hospital after having some serious heart problems...

now, if that was said in a humorous form, after recently talking to him, and him saying check your mail tomorrow.. it's ok...

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2020, 11:26:58 am »
cut Steve some slack, seriously... he just got out of the hospital after having some serious heart problems...

now, if that was said in a humorous form, after recently talking to him, and him saying check your mail tomorrow.. it's ok...

yeah.  I talked with him.  knew he was seriously sick and told him this is NOT a priority before getting himself better.  Just giving him a hard time should he happen upon my post.

He did tell me he'd probably get to it in a couple weeks.

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2020, 12:56:02 pm »
Still waiting for my carbs to get back from Steve, but in the mean time, I made some more progress.....

Two of these things ard not like the others.  :)

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2020, 12:58:06 pm »
closer up....

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2020, 12:59:09 pm »
...and another closeup.


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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2020, 09:28:40 am »
I really hate to say this,,, but, ya dun good..
  {Please don't tell anyone I sed that}

I think the rear of the bike {above the tail light} needs either a sticker {with a neat saying}, or a light of some kind.

I found something that serves both thoughts, and "perfectly" expresses your "shining" personality..   :thumbs: :thumbs:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Tail-Rear-Lamps-Middle-Finger-Signs-Taillights-For-HARLEY-HONDA-KTM/252053819789?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3Dfbab95f66c7f443788bc41d6f1649c7d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D282424533028%26itm%3D252053819789%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Ride safe, Ted  :feedback:

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2020, 10:40:17 am »
I really hate to say this,,, but, ya dun good..
  {Please don't tell anyone I sed that}

I think the rear of the bike {above the tail light} needs either a sticker {with a neat saying}, or a light of some kind.

I found something that serves both thoughts, and "perfectly" expresses your "shining" personality..   :thumbs: :thumbs:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Tail-Rear-Lamps-Middle-Finger-Signs-Taillights-For-HARLEY-HONDA-KTM/252053819789?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3Dfbab95f66c7f443788bc41d6f1649c7d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D282424533028%26itm%3D252053819789%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Ride safe, Ted  :feedback:

You are now on Denise's list.   :battle:

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2020, 11:00:13 am »
That's ok.
   I think I was permanently on Denise's list anyway. <evil grin>  :o

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2020, 03:10:43 pm »
got word that Steve is back among the living and has my carbs in progress.  in the mean time, I made HUGE progress this week with the addition below.  Those new horns really HONK!

Sweet aren't they....I know you wanna say so.


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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2020, 07:17:21 pm »
We seem to be following the same path. Mine looks just like yours.  I got mine from Amazon and they are loud. I bet I used the same bolts on the front to hold them on.
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Looking forward to you getting your carbs back.

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