1986 R65 Cafe Racer project 'Death Racer'

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by violetpop, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Ahh yes that is one of the Deus bikes.... Nice looking bike... Very interesting.. I would like to do similar with the exhaust!
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  2. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Finally I have an update... After having paint damage on the spring and then being sent to the wrong part of the world, my shock arrived in the mail. Wilber's, a quality bit of kit.

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  3. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    I hope you like bake beans ... coz thats what I would be living off for awhile if I bought those shocks.
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  4. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Haha well, being a single rear shock model I think I can get enough money together for baked beans AND toast... Look out!
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  5. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Some small updates... The bike has gone to the fabricators for a few things including a new rear sub frame, custom exhaust, frame braces and some smaller bits.

    I also got a fairly large order from motor works UK and one more to come from flat racer. My plan is to have all of the parts and bits I need so when it comes back I can pull it down for paint and re assemble it.

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    We tested a rear seat/fairing that the fabricator had on another bike and I'm pretty happy with the look of it.

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  6. Travmoto

    Travmoto almost there...

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    man bike is going to be sweet as! Wheres the reverse mega from mate?
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  7. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Thanks mate! I'm starting to get pretty pumped as more and more parts roll in. The muffler is from Dime City Cycles. It's the smaller type (I think they have 2 types). The plan is to have them exiting flush out of the rear cowl.
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  8. digga

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    What are those tires you have mounted there?

    Conti Classic Attacks or Conti Go! ?
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  9. villageidiot

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    says sport demon on the rear one.
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  10. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Yep sport demons!
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  11. VietHorse

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    Have you considered the heat which may affect to your battery?
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  12. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    From the exhaust pipe? Or just general heat? Yes and no. I have seen a fair few bikes with the battery mounted with the boxer metal kit and all seem to be ok. I think... Think being the key word, it will be ok haha
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  13. digga

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    Don't really see where the 'heat' will be coming from personally! 'zorst pipes are due to be up and away - Ok there may be a little heat from the oil pan, but the battery will be sat in a slight breeze i would have thought??

    Looking good and very black
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  14. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    I think this is spot on... The true test will be once the bike is back on the road.
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  15. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    I have some updates from the fabricator. He has started to make the rear subframe and welded in the boxer metal frame braces. I am thrilled at how well the rear frame has turned out. Its very edgy and very different.

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    In the next few weeks a few things will be going on. The custom exhaust will be made, the old exhaust/pillion peg brackets will be cut off and new "round bar rods" will be welded in place. I will also be welding up the holes on the top clamp (that hold the stock bars) and cutting off the steering lock barrel and smoothing it out. Plenty more to do!
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  16. oJOEYo

    oJOEYo Adventurer

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    Do you have any side-shots of that seat?
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  17. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    I didn't get a shot of the side while I was at the shop but if you look a few posts back you will find exactly the same seat with the number "5" on it. It's exactly the same cowl.
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  18. VietHorse

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    The sub-frame looks great! They 've done an awesome job. Just curious how the bike balanced with the side suspension and "side" sub-frame.
    I am thinking of a bigger rear tire. Yours seems small? Is it 140?

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  19. violetpop

    violetpop Been here awhile

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    Yo! The bike was always mono side mounted shock so I can't see it ring a problem.
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  20. VietHorse

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    Definitely right. It 's designed that way. Just don't know the feeling. How different to my 1200GS and my CX650. They both vibrates side-to-side when low RPM. :D