KE100 cafe racer in progress.

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  1. TXspeedDemon

    TXspeedDemon Adventurer

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    k guys i dont post alot here.
    but heres my project i have going on right now

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  2. twistedkeys

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    So what are you at now? And what are your plans? I am almost done with a restoration on an '83. :clap
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  3. bafrench

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    This sounds like it's going to be a fun project and a fun bike.

    What all do you plan on doing to it?
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  4. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Lace up some 17s and put Avon Distanzias on the rimzzzz. Plus, get a pipe. Those little KE100s benefit big time form a pipe and jetting. I knew a couple guys who had them, and the one guy who had one that we put a pipe and jetted would RUN away from the stocker like the stocker was running out of gas.
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  5. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    n the now shot, is that a Honda tank on it?
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  6. twistedkeys

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    THEY SELL PIPES?!??!?!?! :huh Dude! :nod Where?
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  7. SprintSix

    SprintSix Been here awhile

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    I have a 1973 G5. Same bike basicly. I spent a lot of time searching for a pipe made to fit. The only company that I found for sure was Torque engineering, Whisperin Smith. Some are made to bolt on to a G5 or KE100. However there are other vintage expansion chambers that will work. Exit on the left. I picked up a nos one from ebay. Modesett is the brand name, I cut the header of the stocker and welded it on the Modesett. Also had to cut a frame tab for the tool box. I had already removed the box.
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  8. SprintSix

    SprintSix Been here awhile

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    I thought I would add that there is a large weight savings. Much better sound and power. It looks great ( maybe pics later tonight). Well worth the time to track it down.
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    FMF use to make a fatty for it but I don't think they do anymore but one might find one for sale on Ebay or some thread.
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  10. SprintSix

    SprintSix Been here awhile

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    I almost forgot this. Hooker made a pipe for the ke100 G5.
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  11. twistedkeys

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    cool thanks!
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  12. Sniper X

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    he other thing is Kwak made a race bike in 100cc called the Greenstreak, if you can find parts for one of those buy the pipe. I think it'll fit and those greenstreaks were friggin fast for a 100. Like fast 125 fast. I toasted everyone racing a Greenstreak flattrack (all stock) in the 125 class for a season on one.
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  13. twistedkeys

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    sweet! that thing is sick! :D now i want one....:cry:cry:cry
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  14. SprintSix

    SprintSix Been here awhile

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    The Greenstreak was a 250cc. You are thinking of a G31M Centurian. Search Steve McQueen and ringadingdoo. 18hp .
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  15. TXspeedDemon

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    sorry its been a while since i updated

    yes its a honda cb 125 gas tank.

    also heres some updates.
    i cleaned up the wiring harness and added clip ons and new headlight brackets.

    this is my little sister on it as it sits now.
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    i plan on making a carbon fiber tail for it.

    also i do wanna find a new pipe but i cant seem to find one. anyone have a link?

    future plans are as follows

    chop the sub frame
    carbon fiber tail
    some good slick tires
    and some performance mods.

    i made a solo gauge out of the stock one by putting it into a drink bottle

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  16. twistedkeys

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    Haha! nice job! :clap love to see that thing come to life! if you have any questions on where things go i would be happy to help! by the way, would you by any chance not be needing those tires? i could really use them for the ice :deal i could probably pay $5-$10 for shipping :D

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  17. TXspeedDemon

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    i would say sure but man those are some NASTY old rubbers.
    i rode that bike for about 2 years then it hit a shed for 5.
    it had those tires on it for 6 years now.
    also i dont know when im going to put new ones on because i need them on till i get this entire project done and thats in the soonest 2 months.
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  18. twistedkeys

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    I was thinkin' about putting spikes on there. and just using them in the winter time. Although if they're to cracked up (lol) then i don't know if they'd hold up to what i plan on doing with them. :deal
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  20. boingk

    boingk Been here awhile

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    Lookin good there, TX. Thought you could use some of the 'Kawasaki Speed Tuning' advice I found in the back of an old service manual:

    Thats from my build here: Link

    Cheers - boingk
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