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    You mentioned about swapping over to the disc brake, CB350G. You're better off with the drum, that disc didn't work all that well. Want really good brakes then go to Vintage Brake and he can set you up Welcome to Vintage Brake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    BTW, nice avatar is that an actual picture of you at a younger age? very cool
    Thanks for the help ancientdad (nice name btw) and yep, that's me by the pool when I was little. Found the photo in my momes albums and figured it fit my user name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyBiker View Post
    Thanks for the help ancientdad (nice name btw) and yep, that's me by the pool when I was little. Found the photo in my momes albums and figured it fit my user name.
    It does - and you and I are at opposite ends of the life spectrum. My nickname came from the fact that I was 38 when my only child was born, and when she got a little older she realized her classmates' parents were all a fair amount younger than I was... one day she teasingly called me a dinosaur, and I thought up the name for a new email address not long afterward. Definitely a nice choice for your avatar... mine is currently a picture of my Dad at age 70, one of only a few I have of him where he was acting the fool
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    Nowadays you would be "appropriateagedad"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longdistancerider View Post
    Before powder coating I'd suggest building the bike so that any tabs you want to cut off are gone, any new tabs are welded on, that way you can avoid the same situation you're in with having painted the frame already. Read this thread https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/51...stiffness.html
    Thanks for the great info longdistancerider. What I'm getting from that thread, correct me if I'm wrong, is that the seams of the frame (where the spot welds are) should be welded shut. I have put a photo below of where I belive the welds should be (highlighted in red).

    After watching a Saturdays Wrench video on Youtube (the source of all great knowledge) I have seen how the process works and think I can do the angle grinding myself. I have a lot of experience with angle grinders so don't worry. Is it a smart idea to cut off the spot weld tabs in the rear of the frame though? Is this for a custom seat, or just for a clean look? I have photos below so you guys can get a better idea of what I'm saying.

    And finally is it necessary to remover the tabs and do they have any beneficial purpose? (Image #3 below)

    Seams to weld shut:
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    The Saturday's Wrench way:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    My nickname came from the fact that I was 38 when my only child was born, and when she got a little older she realized her classmates' parents were all a fair amount younger than I was... one day she teasingly called me a dinosaur, and I thought up the name for a new email address not long afterward. Definitely a nice choice for your avatar... mine is currently a picture of my Dad at age 70, one of only a few I have of him where he was acting the fool
    First off let me say that your father is looking great for 70 years old, you have got the good motorcyclist genes. And what a coincidence, my parents had me at 44, and yes I am guilty of the dinosaur taunt.
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    I removed the sidecover mount tabs and seat lock mount from my frame, it just feels more appropriate than having mounts there with no function. It can sometimes be difficult to get the frame surface smooth after cutting off tabs and other mounts, but the bare frame look afterward is worth it to me, looks cleaner
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    Yes, the seams get welded. Even though it looks cleaner I would not cut the spot welded seams off and butt weld the frame back together. You need to figure out how/where/etc things will be mounted like the battery, regulator, key, etc. before powder. That's why I'm suggesting doing a basic build of the bike with all the equipment installed so you can make any adjustments, changes, welding, etc as needed. Once the assembly is finalized then get the PC done. Takes longer to build it twice but also gives you a more finished job when completed.
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    Yeah, I've been doing this for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyBiker View Post
    Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183425801788?ul_noapp=true I plan on doing an in-depth review of the hoop once it is installed.
    Cheers matey, most appreciated
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