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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:36 am
by fredybender
Picture updates:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:35 pm
by fredybender

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:44 pm
by fredybender
Updates with original Comstar wheels...




PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:43 am
by David Hall
That is either a HUGE dog ... or ... a tiny motorcycle :wink:
Superb job! Looking forward to seeing it at one of our events... I hope, I hope, I hope!
Regards, David Hall

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:41 pm
by Paul Boyd
Looks brand new.
Great job.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:00 pm
by fredybender
Today was a special day!
Not because its april fools day, but I have managed to get something done right!
Well, the result!

First I wanted to take care of all the loose ends: Alignment of the wheels, coolant circuit testing, bleeding brakes again, tightening the chain just right, shrink wrap my exhaust springs, etc...

I ended up by getting everything done...

Then I looked in the corner, and saw my C12 (5 gallon) and my 747...

A few days ago, (since my tank is still at the painters) I made myself a 1 gallon test tank : drilled two M8 cap screw right in the center, put some washers, one steel, and another other rubber beneath it, on both the inside and outside of the tank, making spigots to attach two fuel hoses...

So, there I am lurking at my C12, and decided, this is the night!

Put the 5 gallon container on my work bench, broke the seal, and all of a sudden, the cap blew up right in my face!

I had a high pressure blast of raciong fuel in my eyes, and face....
I stumbled to the bathroom, and flushed my eyes and face for at least 5 minutes...

There must of been a few gallons of water, all over the place, but I needed to flush the fuel off me!

After that, trying to put the fuel in the small 1 gallon jerry can, prooved to be quite an experience too...

I think fuel, and "in house" do not mix!!!
Next time I will manage to go outside, as I will have my house with a garage in 2 weeks...

Any how, managed all that, and decided to try a different approach to starting the bike:

I have my sons ATV, and thought that it would be the perfect start up roller... Which proves it was!

Jacked up the center with the lift, and added a hydraulic jack in the back, to stabilize the downward force when forcing to start engine...

Guess what:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Here is a video of the first ever start up! (Sorry if my @ss is in the way, but my attention was mostly on the bike... not the camera! :roll: )

I just can't wait to get my fairings from the painter...

PS: My eyes are still swollen, from the race gas, but it was worth it!!! :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:10 am
by brian-d #43
GEEZUS, my wife bitches when I paint in the basement.... in a paintbooth with proper ventilation!!!! An ATV AND a 2-stroke started in the living room?? I'd never be able to close my eyes again!!!

Brian D. #43

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:11 pm
by McCallum RACING
Stay with the original ComStar wheels. The bike looks SWEET, you have done an amazing job on the restore. Can wait to see it at the track ... :D :D

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:50 pm
by Tripler
Congratulations Fredy, wonderful job. You are rivaling Rene for top spot :wink: Doug

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:41 am
by trailblazer
you are to be congratulated for your efforts and thanked for having us along with you to enjoy it!!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:35 pm
by jonnycowboy
sweet freddy that 1st start is always a great feeling!!

sorry about your eyes, I've had to inhale race gas before and its not good.... can't imagine it going into your face!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:48 pm
by fredybender
Preliminary pictures back from the paint shop:
This is not a perfect job,: I am the only culprit... I am the one who made the stripes, and all the prep, and also the lines & proportions compared to the original Honda "marketing" bike.

This is my first attempt at painting, and only having one day to complete the whole paint job (Paint shop owner told me I would only have one day, and if I needed more it would have to be mid-may...) I had pressure to finish, and my son Gabriel 8 years old was at the paint shop for 13 hours my hats off to his patience !

Here are some of the pics back from paint...
Waiting on Dzus fasteners to finish it up...


PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:20 pm
by frenchie
It is friggin beautiful, thanks for sharing.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:45 am
by fredybender
Had the RS250 on the track at Shannonville yesterday;
Smiles per miles is priceless!!!

Oh my god! This is my first experience with GP bikes... Woow!
what a blast!

Ran the bike rich (182 mains) with 30:1 A747
Bike is filthy, will get it cleaned up by tommorow...

Still missing the bottom fairing, will remedy to that soon...

A few pics from yesterday...


PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:34 am
by johnG#248
Pleasure meeting you at the track day yesterday Freddie, bike looks better than the posted pic's if you can believe that, sounds great too. Smiles per miles...I thought somebody was going to have to throw a net over you when you first got off it after your first session :lol: Looking forward to seeing you & the RS out at the VRRA events.
Cheers & great work.