1970 Bonanza CR500 Hodaka Chopper

#23
So the stripped bolt has been removed from the 5" Bendix Brake Backing Plate. With a little more grinding on the old weld to smooth it out and welding in a new bolt you will never know this brake has been apart. Looking good so far a little more work to do to get it perfect!

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#24
The first delivery of build off parts arrived today. The mailman will be busy here for the next 3 or 4 days. I ordered all that little miscellaneous stuff that always adds up at the end of projects. Today's delivery throttle, grips and cable, chain and a tube.

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markus

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#29
could be worse, at least yours didn't have plates welded on for sidecar provisions, engine plate moved, and a section cut out of the top frame to fit a briggs :D Looking good!!!


 
#30
could be worse, at least yours didn't have plates welded on for sidecar provisions, engine plate moved, and a section cut out of the top frame to fit a briggs :D Looking good!!!


Thank you Markus, yeah I remember reading through your build thread on that chopper. Lots of work when into that frame but I came out really nice.
 
#31
Alright I am back from vacation, time to get moving on the build off bike again. Today I am going to complete the wheel set, install controls on the bars, order paint for top coat and probably to take of some other miscellaneous items. Weekends updates to follow.
 
#32
Time to get going on the build off bike again. Wheel set is build and ready to be bolted on. Kidney Bean Wheel have been burnish, new bearing installed, new tube and rubber!

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#35
I bet everyone is wondering what happened to that crusty old Hodaka engine that this bike started with. We haven’t seen any progress on that thing.......Well true but we have been busy working on it.

Crusty old E Code Hodaka ACE 100.
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As you can tell the engine was completely torn down. Every part and piece has been cleaned up and restored and we are ready to assemble it back into a fresh engine. I am excited to see this thing complete and even more excited to take it for a spin!
 
#36
The Hodaka ACE 100 engine has been completely cleaned and restored and reassembled. Installed it on a Hodaka Motorcycle frame since the Chopper isn’t ready for it and rode it around. Everything checked out great. Engine completed, need to get the frame wrapped up so we can start assembling the build off chopper! Video of test run coming soon.
 

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