CARBURETORS EXPLAINED

CARBURETORS EXPLAINED

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  • On 28th February 2015

A bank of 4 KEIHIN carburetors is a sight to behold.  Intricate and elegant as a piece of fine jewelry, it must, at the same time, perform its function with the precision of a Swiss watch.  And just like a precision Swiss watch, the carburetors must do everything that they do precisely, repeatedly and reliably under all circumstances and…

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MAKING A CUSTOM SEAT

MAKING A CUSTOM SEAT

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  • On 26th February 2015

Making a custom seat is a reality all bobber or café racer builders will have to face eventually.   The original HONDA CB550 seats are durable, good-looking and very comfortable.  But, a dual seat goes against the bobber principle and so it must go.  In addition, a new seat utilizing an aluminum seat pan, superlight ½”…

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BLACKSQUARE’S COMPONENTS: what’s custom and what’s not

BLACKSQUARE’S COMPONENTS: what’s custom and what’s not

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  • On 24th February 2015

Building a custom motorcycle is a lot of fun. But, it is a long process.  It took me more than 2 years to build this custom HONDA CB550 motorcycle.  Below is a list of most components used in the making of BLACKSQUARE.  I hope this is of some help to fellow aficionados and cafe racer builders. BLACKSQUARE’S COMPONENTS: FRAME:…

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A HUMBLE BEGINNING

A HUMBLE BEGINNING

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  • On 24th February 2015

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  I had been riding motorcycles for more than 30 years and while I could do some minor repairs on my bikes and knew just a little about how things worked, I had never seen anything inside an engine.  Pistons, rods, cams, bearings, timing chains, valves, rockers,…

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