Cafe project

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Rob Farmer, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I Must be crazy but what the hell.

    Got enough parts kicking about to put another bike together so it seems a shame not to. Going down the cafe route this time.

    John Larrs has a lot to answer for. It was his gorgeous machine that set me off down this route :D

    81 RS Frame
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    1000 RS Engine
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    Forks
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    Tank
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    Hubs and RS Bevel box
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    Should keep me busy for a while.
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  2. hbkramer

    hbkramer Been here awhile

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    Good Therapy, but find a new owner BEFFORE you complete it ,as building a cafe is more satisfying than riding it.
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  3. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    I rather agree with this. At least Rob you will make a decent job of it
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  4. Speed King

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    Whhaatt???
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  5. Ras Thurlo

    Ras Thurlo Desert Lion

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    ... that all changes if you go scrambler
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  6. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    +1 :d
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  7. hbkramer

    hbkramer Been here awhile

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    Scrambler ...yes, but then what do i do with the R12GS?
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  8. TomInVt

    TomInVt Big Daddy

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    It is Great Therapy for sure..... but I gotta disagree about the riding part ,I built a Cafe bike out of my 74-R75/6 a couple years ago The bike is a -Fing Blast to ride ......I Love it .
    Wouldn't sell it for nothing
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  9. Wdwrkr

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    I'm in. I wish I had a second bike to be creative with. I just can't bring myself to mess with /5. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread
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  10. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Let's see it all in one pile. I love the gold tank.
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  11. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Damn, you musta been in the garden growing transmissions all summer to have a cellar so full of 5 speeds :lol3
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  12. aftCG

    aftCG Been here awhile

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    I'll trade garages with you any day.:D
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  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    It's only 7ft by 15ft. I want one of those enormous American garages that you all seem to have. Bigger than most houses over here.
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  14. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Nope! Just had them delivered from Airheads R Us :D

    [​IMG]
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  15. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    The gold tank has rotted through underneath. I just can't bring myself to throw it away. I'm sure at some point in the future it'll be cost effective to repair it.
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  16. bereahorn

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    :lurk
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  17. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Another piece of the jigsaw arrived today. Getting very hard to find a decent 336° Cam

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  18. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie Custom fabricated dual sport accessories

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    So, I'm working on my frame up /7 project today and while sanding the gas tank notice that there are some small pinholes on the left bottom edge near the fuel petcock. I'm a experienced welder but for obvious reasons have always shy'd away from welding on gas tanks. Whats the best long range fix?
    I'm planning on talking to a few of my welding buddies for best advise as well. I'll keep you guys posted on how the repair goes.
    Thanks in advance.
    Ernie
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  19. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    Fill the tank with argon then braze over the pin holes.
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  20. RecycledRS

    RecycledRS Along for the ride

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    Be prepared to find a lot more pin holes that have not gone all the way though. If that's the case it will make welding difficult. A tank sealer may be an option worth considering.
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