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CloudDiver 04-08-2013 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1218030)
When is HotDog sending back the tins?

Which Tins? For my other CFL he is working on them now, for this one, see below.

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:00 PM

The mission last weekend...
I've been neglecting this thread a little, life has been crazy. My Mom was diagnosed with a terminal neurological disorder about two months ago, and she has been having other unrelated health problems. Then, my water heater jacket cracked and I had to get a new one, $700 but thankfully my Dad was able to install it while I wasn't home. To top it off my roommate/land lord in Phoenix, out of the blue, decides to evict me. We haven't had any recent disagreements. I'm pretty sure since he saw my bike mostly finished he can't fucking stand the thought of my WCC parked next to his Big Dog.

Anyway, the mission last weekend was to get the bike back to SoCal to get legal and brushed...

Loaded up;

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:01 PM

I think these are fakes, only because the screw holes are not counter-sunk. Any thoughts?

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:02 PM

Another shot;

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:07 PM

Got insurance from State Farm on Friday morning and then off to the DMV appointment. the whole experience made my heart race, they were trying to fuck me the whole time but it worked out after I had to teach the supervisor about CAL SPCN registration laws. He was a dick at first, but at least offered to look up the rules and after that everything worked out. I almost shit a brick...

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:10 PM

I replaced mt transmission studs on Saturday. These are the smallest 7/16-14 to 3/8-24 studs that ARP makes at 2.25" overall... You can see the difference, but there is also a thick ARP washer, lock washer, and nut so I don't have too much excess thread, not worth cutting off.

On any other CFL frame you wouldn't need these since the trans plate holes are counter bored, this frame is an exception.

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:11 PM

On Sunday, Hot Dog made a house call to my place in San Diego; Yes, my garage is a disaster and that's my Dad in the background. Most of the excess junk is his from his old place in Florida.

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:13 PM

The first stage on the tank;

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:14 PM

Now the rear fender;

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 01:14 PM

And the result;

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krymis 04-08-2013 01:57 PM

very nice cloud. I am very happy to see you getting even more done.

1badHD 04-08-2013 02:46 PM

Hey Cloud sorry to hear about your moms health. Hope everything works out. Bike is lookin good man. keep the pics coming!!

caymanchris 04-08-2013 04:55 PM

Looking good cloud!

beebster 04-08-2013 05:57 PM

Ya that looks awesome, saw the tins on petes fb yesterday.

beebster 04-08-2013 05:59 PM

Is that yer scooter in the garage?

CloudDiver 04-08-2013 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by beebster (Post 1218196)
Is that yer scooter in the garage?

Yes, its a pit bike... at the track the bathrooms are a fuckin country mile away.

250CFL 04-08-2013 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by CloudDiver (Post 1218184)

Fuckin nice man, the legend does it again!

ezriders66 04-08-2013 09:12 PM

Nice! Hot Dog is the man.

Aussiechop 04-09-2013 04:23 AM

Fuckin nice dude. Real good.

CloudDiver 04-15-2013 10:58 AM

I've been neglecting this build thread a little since I've been dealing with this jack-ass Morrison100 who won't send me my fuckin pipes... Plus, now I have to find a different supplier for hand controls, looking at other options besides Brembos.

Otherwise, I spent this week-end fucking around with small stuff. Sorry I haven't posted pics but I'll make up for it soon. I got the oil cooler mounted along with the Jagg oil filter adapter, oil line cut, etc. I just need a couple more regular hose clamps since the Fragola Hose finishers don't fit, the barbs are too close to the oil cooler body.
I also cut and ran the main oil lines, crimped and installed the ignition key-switch wires, put on the plug wire boots, and set up the VOES.

I'll keep messing with some more wires tonight, hopefiully I'll get to actually get to terminating all the wires on the breakers this week. Without the pipes and hand controls, having already missed Bike Week, I'm not too motivated to work quickly... and my shop bay is a disaster. Tonight might be more cleaning than anything.

CloudDiver 04-21-2013 07:33 PM

I've finished up a lot of small details over the last week, sorry for the lack of pics.

I got the whole shrunken rear end thing and new spacers all worked out. The fender and wheel are now mounted for good with loc-tite and all that...

The rear brake like is complete, just need to bleed it. The trans end of the clutch line is set up, just need the hand controls to do the other end, plus the front brake.

The front wheel needs to come off and be balanced as well as have the axle bearing end play set. As of right now when you tighten the axle nuts even just by hand it binds the bearings.

I decided to ditch the marine breakers because I found a $16 waterproof box that holds fuses with the LED lights in them. Nice, simple, clean, functional. That will come in on Tuesday and I can finish up the wiring by completing the terminations.

The hand controls are an issue... I wanted black but have not pulled the trigger on polished Brembos. I think I'm going to use ISR's again but they take weeks to get. So the solution for now is get my other ISR's back from Hot Dog and use them on this bike for now, swap them out when I get the new ones which will be long before I finish the Race it on Sunday Sell it on Monday CFL.

Here is the style ISRs I will order tomorrow;

->Bullet<- 04-27-2013 08:27 AM

diggin it !

CloudDiver 04-28-2013 10:51 PM

All kinds of craziness going on the last few weeks... The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. Should have pipes tomorrow and last fittings needed for front brake line. Everything else is dialed in so far.

Here is my electrical set up in the oil tank/battery box; BTW, the entire wire loom is hidden in the frame, a real bitch to run those through!
I used insulated disconnects on just about everything. I wanted to be able to test continuity, isolate, etc without cutting wires. I did make a mistake or two and this made it much easier to diagnose and correct. My favorite was when I wired the hi/lo headlight switch upside down... Rotate switch housing 180 degrees, problem solved! The little silver lcd screen on the right is an hour meter w/tach, connects to brown wire from ignition module. No speedo/odometer = use hour meter!

CloudDiver 04-28-2013 10:58 PM

Did this last week, got the rear brake master cylinder set up on the stock HD softail fwd controls. Using an Alloy Art remote reservoir. Set up the line and bled it down, was able to check that I got the switch wiring correct last night. That's another thing I had screwed up but was able to fix.

The stainless steel arm holding up the reservoir is called a 'Ladybird Mount', you can get them from
These are used mainly for race bikes when we switch from stock hand controls to dedicated race set-ups like Brembo RCS and such. They are easy to bend into whatever shape you like. I only had to drill out the metric holes to 1/4 inch.

CloudDiver 04-28-2013 11:04 PM

At first my oil pressure light wasn't working... Took me about 4 hours to go through everything, only to find out the damn switch was fucked! I robbed the new switch of my S&S 113 for my other CFL. Also, for some reason the crimp ring terminal was bad too. Replaced that and bingo, red light when you turn the key.

After all the electrical checked out I installed the started jack-shaft, filled the oil and the trans fluid, then pulled the plug boots off and tested the starter. Turned over just fine and primed the oil system. After about 3 seconds on the starter the oil light goes off, pressure is good.

CloudDiver 04-28-2013 11:06 PM

Once I got everything done this weekend I rolled her outside for some pics in the sunlight. Now I just need the damn exhaust and maybe I can finally ride this thing!

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Aussiechop 04-29-2013 04:51 AM

very. fuckin'. cool. Any chance of getting some videos of this bad boy?

beastlightnbs 04-29-2013 07:43 AM

Damn! Nice work Cloud!

1badHD 04-29-2013 08:06 AM

Looking good man!!!! Nice work.

CloudDiver 04-29-2013 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Aussiechop (Post 1219342)
very. fuckin'. cool. Any chance of getting some videos of this bad boy?

My Engine guy, Mark, will warranty his work as long as I let him do the first start up, so as soon as the exhaust goes on it will go to his shop for break-in and a dyno pull. The motor does not really need 'break-in' since it already has 6400 miles on it, but getting the right temperature at the heads, but not too hot, will set the new top end gaskets properly.

I plan on taking some video while it is on the dyno... Stay tuned.

HellionsMC 04-29-2013 12:55 PM

Damn sharp looking build

flysocal77 04-29-2013 09:12 PM

Man I just looked at page one again. Its not the same bike. Frame, engine and tranny is about all thats left. Bike came out fantastic and in fairly short order. One to be proud of for sure.

flysocal77 04-29-2013 09:37 PM

Wiring looks great-even shrink matches wire. I'm gonna tackle that next. Where did you get the wire and connectors? What gauge wire did you use?

CloudDiver 04-30-2013 01:47 AM


Originally Posted by flysocal77 (Post 1219495)
Wiring looks great-even shrink matches wire. I'm gonna tackle that next. Where did you get the wire and connectors? What gauge wire did you use?

I robbed some of the wire from the Scooter's kit... There is enough wire in that kit for 2 bikes! I ditched the marine breakers and got that fuse box, made by Namz and used LED fuses (they light up if they blow). Most of the wire is 18 gauge I think, the thicker stuff on the 30 amp circuit is 12 gauge.

All the shrink wrap came in nice box of multiple colors from Fry's Electronics. I also bough another box almost just like it but it has the triple thick adhesive lined stuff. The quick disconnects are standard male-female packs from any hardware store.

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