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Old 09-05-2011, 03:25 PM   #31
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cool!

If it was mine, I'd lower the headlight , move the ignition key , make a bracket to lower the gauge(s)

here's how a cafe'd bonneville looks with lowered headlight + gauges:
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #32
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You have now made the engine a stressed member of the frame, this could get ugly. This is a cool build, I am getting ready to do a 85 XR600 in a cafe, naked street bike kind of way, but I would gueset the hell out of the upper half of the frame, or look for a way to cradle the engine and frame back together.
good luck it looks like its been fun.

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I love how it looks, but I would keep an eye on the engine mounting and frame. That's a torquey motor there, and only supported at two (?) points. Add in that the down tube is not tied back into the rear portion of the frame - well, just keep an eye on it I guess. I can envision some flex, vibration, and/or fatigue issues developing.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:29 AM   #33
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Fixed the shifter, it's much better now


All most got to test ride it yesterday, but like always whenever I put gas in a project bike for the first time it leaks out of every nook and cranny out of the petcock.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #34
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Awesome! I really look forward to hearing how this works.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #35
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Laugh

Whoa. Whoooooooaaaaaa.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #36
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Very cool

Hope your good at valve jobs and head rework

This is coming from a guy with 13k on his honda 450x engine
O ya there is very little engine oil 800cc maybe you can change that

Overall looks like you are having fun and that's what's the most important thing
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #37
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Cool. Loking forward to updates...I saw a KLR in the garage and knew you'll be alright rigging this together.
Where is the tail from again...?
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #38
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Hope your good at valve jobs and head rework

This is coming from a guy with 13k on his honda 450x engine
O ya there is very little engine oil 800cc maybe you can change that
I really don't plan on riding it that far or put too many miles on it, the project was more of an learning tool to build some more fab work experience, And because it's being put together with parts I had around, I'll most likely will only have 700 to 800$ in to it when I'm done with the bike.

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Where is the tail from again.
the tail was off ebay for some vintage yamaha


Looks like I'll need a new rear shock. I tried to take it apart to paint and this was the result.

I'll try and post some more pictures, as soon as I get the frame back from powder coating.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #39
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Friggin' great build- figured you would've replaced the twin shocks with a single sided swing arm by now ! l just kidding- beautiful build-
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:56 PM   #40
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Time to put humpty dumpty back together.


Engine came out looking nice


First time painting a tank and fender, note to self pay someone to do it next time.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #41
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Last update pictures for awhile (11 weeks), tried to get all that I could get done during my break from school. Now it's back to cal poly pomona




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Old 09-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #42
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I normally have absolutely no use for cafe bikes, but I'm quite interested in how this one turns out.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #43
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #44
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I love how it looks, but I would keep an eye on the engine mounting and frame. That's a torquey motor there, and only supported at two (?) points. Add in that the down tube is not tied back into the rear portion of the frame - well, just keep an eye on it I guess. I can envision some flex, vibration, and/or fatigue issues developing.
Winner winner chicken dinner ,couple of pounds of strategic bracing will not ruin power to weight ,but will keep the rear wheel in line with front !
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:01 AM   #45
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Love the project....Should be a hoot to ride.
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