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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    Yeah, a 2.5 is probably what I'm going to use, though I'm wondering about a 3 to 3.5 width 16" rim too but I'm not sure if it would clear the swingarm, plus it would be an even heavier rolling mass. I'm anxious to start fitting the front end, gotta do some measurements for roller bearings this weekend
    You going to machine the exsisting stem out and press a new one in to fit your neck?

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    Tom can you cut the 450 stem out of the original tree and press it in to the 200cm tree?

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    Oh crap, didn't realize you bought a cordless. Guess you don't have a choice out in the yard. Fun components thus far. Tank?????
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    I'm going to try to manufacture a tank to fit above the engine with the top motor mount section removed from the frame, like my Dad did my old 450 long ago... I won't be doing the welding, but I'm fairly confident I can cut the metal - or, I know a machinist that can. He'll have a few projects from me that I've been thinking about for a while

    BTW, that Bauer cordless angle cutter from HF is below average - they say it turns 7000 rpm but I don't think it really does, and it kicked its internal breaker 2 or 3 times under moderate load while Ray was cutting the frozen chain on the junkyard 450 we were trying to get the rear wheel from, so I took it back
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    I use a 36"bolt cutter for breaking chains

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    The original 450 tank reminded me of a speedway bike gas tank. Which i like for the look and simplicity!

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    Yeah, don't have one of those... I bought it knowing I'd run into a few things too rusted to dismantle without some cutting, and it's hard enough to take a bunch of stuff out in that yard - tiny paths through thick underbrush loaded with chiggers (and I got a couple despite being covered up well with work boots, tall socks and pants covering the tops of the boots) - so I took the bare minimums plus a cordless 1/2" drive impact and the angle cutter. Hopefully won't need anything more from that yard, except maybe a stock 450 steering stem/lower clamp unless I can find the right ID/OD combos in roller bearings to make the 200 stem fit. All Balls doesn't have the combo I need, so I might have to go to a local bearing shop - lower needs to be 24mm ID and 50mm OD, haven't measured the upper combo yet
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    Yeah my bolt cutters were my construction site masterkey. I have been locked in, locked out, so that was my answer to that. Now i use them in the shop to break chains on the new bikes that come in. The boys and their friends and toys.
    If you have access to a machine shop, you should be able to cut the old stem out of bottom tree. Then make a new one and press it in, then have it welded on the bottom of tree, just like factory.

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    More parts... but a much better deal this time. Wish I'd known about this guy before going to the outdoor rust-yard. This guy is thinning his herd of '80s and '90s bikes and though they are also outside, they haven't been there for 20 years like the other place - and the price is right. Free. Take them and don't bring anything back, that's all he asks... so, I took a CB650C and a CM250C. I got the 650 for the rear wheel and maybe the swingarm - 3.5" longer than the 450 swingarm, but roughly an inch wider at the frame mount area though at a glance the pivot bolt looks to be the same diameter (we'll see, if not I still have the 2" longer 360 swingarm), and the 250 for the front end... yes, it's pretty much the same as the 200 but it has an 18" front wheel and the 200 is 17", plus the parts in general are in much better shape - far less rust. Wish I could take the other stuff back... but, I might actually have some salable engine parts from the 650. Gettin' crowded in the garage now

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    Did you get the charging parts with the 200?
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    P.S. Never mind, I see it is a 250. I have a guy that needs a head off one.

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