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Title: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on March 03, 2018, 07:54:53 AM
Nearly there. Off for exhausts.
Very low.


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: PaulG on March 03, 2018, 11:39:50 AM
Wow! That's.... different...  I haven't been to Ireland since I was a kid in '76, but I hope the roads are smoother than your laneway to you workshop!  :mocking:  Keep up with the pics please.  :good2:


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Pat Conlon on March 03, 2018, 01:46:58 PM
That's gonna be cool Jonesy!
Look for a vertical oil cooler that will fit between the down tubes better than our wide rectangular coolers.
Don't be fooled into running that big air cooled lump of an engine without an oil cooler.

Your project takes me back 40 years with my "slightly modified"  CB750:
(http://fjowners.com/gallery/7/49_24_04_14_7_29_13_1.jpeg)

Keep the pictures coming!  Kudos laddie!

Paddy


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on April 17, 2018, 02:34:56 AM
https://youtu.be/LnTv_CFwNTA
I have wrapped the exhausts since the video was taken.
Been for a few shakedown runs, ground clearance is marginal but acceptable.
Pulls strong, handles fine, I'm very happy.
My front forks are slightly bent.
She's stripped now,ready for paint


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on April 17, 2018, 03:18:44 AM
Another shot of it.
The bare steel is a real head turner and probably fashionable but I was never that fashionable.


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: PaulG on April 18, 2018, 05:56:43 PM
That'll certainly blow the wool off the sheep as you rumble by.  :good2:  Hope you're on good terms with the neighbours. Makes for a great alarm in the morning.  :biggrin:

I actually like the bare metal look.  Did you make the frame or is that something you order off the shelf?



Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on April 19, 2018, 01:12:40 AM
Nearest neighbour is 1km away.
Frame is an off the shelf item.
A Hard Up Customs, Wormburner frame.
Actually for a Gsxr oil cooled motor.


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on May 27, 2018, 04:50:10 PM
Finished article


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Pat Conlon on May 27, 2018, 07:05:57 PM
Nice and clean, are those pencil coils I see? (coil on plugs)


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Bezmozek on May 27, 2018, 09:14:46 PM
Looks really great  :good2:


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: TexasDave on May 27, 2018, 10:04:19 PM
Very clean looking custom. Have a friend who built a custom hard tail Harley just like yours. After riding it a few years(and he got older) changed the seat out to a springer. Hinged on the front with coil springs on the rear. Said it was much more comfortable. Great looking build.

Dave


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: fj1289 on May 28, 2018, 02:39:49 AM
 :good2:

Nicely done!


Title: Re: Slightly modified '84 Fj1100
Post by: Indiana jones on May 30, 2018, 01:23:33 PM
Nice and clean, are those pencil coils I see? (coil on plugs)
Yep, stick coils from a Honda Fireblade. Didn't fancy having to fit bulky coils on the bike. I'm not too bothered about their appearance. More concerned about practicality.