Project Sabre Cafe Part 33 – Exhausted.

I finally got around to installing a four into one exhaust system on the Honda Sabre.

It’s loud.

I’m working on getting it quieter with some success by also installing a Supertrapp disc muffler on the tip of the megaphone. This whole exhaust system weighs about 9 pounds less than the stock system.

It’s all revealed in this week’s video…

keep on hackin

Maker Faire North Carolina 2014

What a great day! This year’s event was held in a building more than twice the size of previous years and with double the participants.

I brought the Sabre Cafe to show off along with several other projects. I had a chance to get out on the floor and see the rest of the faire and get some video to share.

Keep on hackin!

The Slidersynth II

It’s back for an upgrade! The original Slidersynth was just a perfboard with a few components including a button a small speaker and a brass tube. By pressing the button a square wave signal is output to the small speaker. As the user moved the “slider” in and out of the bras tube the frequency changed up and down.

With version II I’ve added a second potentiometer in the place of R2. This serves as a pitch control.

This is the original schematic:
slider synth schematic HAW

This is the version II schematic:
slidersynth II schematic

Follow along on the video for some slidersynth building.

Keep on hackin!

Project Sabre Cafe Part 32 – Wings

The Sabre received a few final touches this week on the fairing I installed last week. I’ve addedd Honda “wings” to the fairing and I think it really pulls everything together nicely. I used spray on truck bed liner with a coat of black paint as a top coat. Should prove out to be fairly durable. I changed out the fork oil as well with little difference in fork performance. Like the old air shock that I removed from the rear, these forks don’t offer much dampening. The need and upgrade one day.

fairing with wings

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and…

keep on hackin!

Project Sabre Cafe Part 31, Return Of The Fairing

That fairing. It was on the bike, then off, then modified and put back on, then removed and shelved.

Well this week the VF700S is back WITH a fairing! I gave it a good sanding to remove the resin from my experiment in reshaping it. Once that was done I primed it in white and sprayed it with YR250 Repsol orange paint from Colorite. Before mounting it up I also touched up the head light bucket and instruments with some black spray on truck bed liner. I removed the forks and replaced the steering head bearings with a set of tapered roller bearing from All Balls racing where I also purchased fork oil seals and dust seals. Once the seals and bearing were in place I put it all back together and mounted the fairing. It looks better in orange but I would like to add a black accent to it.

Enjoy this weeks video and…

keep on hackin!