KE100 cafe racer in progress.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by TXspeedDemon, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. TXspeedDemon

    TXspeedDemon Adventurer

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    well i dont post on here much so im sure no one here knows who i am :lol3

    but i've had alot on my plate for the past several months and only recently got back around to this little toy

    so here's an update on the work done now.

    \stripped it down again. this time everything but the engine and suspension and now that the frame is done being modified that will be done soon.


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    in this picture i had just finished chopping down the kick stand 2 inches. yes the drop in the forks really did make that a have to mod instead of a want to :D


    you may be able to tell in that picture but i chopped the subframe up.

    i rewelded the curve in because it matches the tail i made

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    redneck pipe bender to get the curve right :rofl

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    home made fiverglass tail tested to see how well it matched the new chopped subframe. about 5 inches cut out by the way.
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    chopped up the tank. soon to weld back in some plate to fill the cut.

    reversing the cuts wont work on the little cb125 tank. its too small.

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    homemade oil tank for the 2 smoke oil


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    KafE logo.. get it KE100 KafE ok ok thats a lame pun but oh well

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    wieing harness got cut down.

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    the mess that got cut out

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    that's it for now.

    i've only been working on it again for about 2 weeks. dont you hate it when life gets in the way of having fun :rofl:rofl:D:D
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  2. twistedkeys

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    Looking good! But I don't know why you didn't clean up the engine / bottom of the frame, it would look much cleaner with it repainted. Might as well do it while it's in pieces eh?
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  3. TXspeedDemon

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    im not even close to done buddy :D

    im repainting the engine polishing the side covers for contrast against the black engine and the skid plate is being removed for a cleaner look on the frame.
    the frame is going to be painted metal flake green.

    i only painted the welds so they wouldn't rust.

    after i mock up everything its time to pull it apart 100% and get to painting and polishing.

    and not a nut or bolt is going to be left alone. every single piece will either be polished or painted
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  4. twistedkeys

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    OH YES! :thumb:dllama
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  5. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    KE100!?! The bike that I recommend people learn how to wrench on! They made them by the millions! It's no great loss ruining one IF that is what happens. It's a shame so many people are instead learning on rare and expensive stuff.
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  6. Sniper X

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    I taught my stupid sister to ride on a KE100. She did incredibly well, never thought that would happen! Weirdly enough, she was riding like she had been riding for a year at the end of a half day! Also weird is she never rode another motorcycle again to this day and that was in 1975.
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  7. twistedkeys

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    :rolleyes girls..
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  8. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Would you like your ass kicked now.......:umph.....or later?:jomomma :D

    Lookin' good, TX! keep snapping pics for us.
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  9. TXspeedDemon

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    ok i think this deserves a little explanation.

    this isn't my only bike :D

    i also have a 1978 cb400t
    2007 hysoung gv650

    and i've owned a gpz750 turbo and a cbr600 f4i



    what it is is my very first bike.

    i got that bike for my 13th birthday.

    i rode it untill i was 15 and got the honda.
    well i looked at it one day and decided i wanted to ride it again. but i wanted it to be cooler than it was. so i got to cutting chopping and modding.


    the reason why my build looks kinda rookie is i work at random :rofl i have no issues taking too long to do a project or doing it in a weird order because ALL i care about is the final product.



    however i would recommend a ke100 to anyone thats learning to ride OR build. great little bikes

    they ride at 50 all day and are just fun.

    the only issue with them is the battery. that little 6v system gets annoying and the battery is unreliable.

    you can fix that issue with a capacitor but if you hit the brakes,turn signals, and high beams at the same time then the blinkers stop blinking


    i got around this by just choppin the turn signals off and calling it a day.
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  10. twistedkeys

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    LOL sorry didn't know there'd be any girls looking at KE100 cafe restoration... :huh you have to be pretty in to motorcycles to love this stuff!
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  11. TXspeedDemon

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    my girl has helped me design this bike and will be doing the painting.

    we are also hunting down an old airhead *probably a r/75* for her to restore as a daily rider.

    right now she rides an elite 80cc to work and steals my cb400T constantly

    she needs to get her own bike im tired of her taking my hawk all the time :rofl



    so yeah. some girls are really into bikes
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  12. hardwaregrrl

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    I am!!!! You know I'm just messin' with you.?! The cool thing about this thread is TX got that bike when he was 13!!! That's awesome...my parents wouldn't let me near a bike/scooter and completly forbade me from riding. Yeah, I moved out at 17 and first thing I did was buy a bike. 1990 TW200. So this thread is cool to me, I missed out on what you're doing TX...keep it comin' Will keep my eyes peeled for an airhead in your neck of the woods. Oh, fill out the rest of your profile so we know where you are in the big state
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  13. twistedkeys

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    Haha yeah same here, only, I convinced my parents to let me get a motorcycle when I was 15, being the KE100 lol. Takes you back to those days haha.
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  14. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Cool build, can't wait to see where it is now.
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  15. TXspeedDemon

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    so life kicked my in the back side and this project has been on hold. but its back on now and i just ordered a new front end.

    a leading link front end from a sachs actually :D

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    still hunting a pipe though
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  16. Haven't Ben There

    Haven't Ben There restless soul

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    Like what you are doing with the ke. I have an 85 but it needs a piston again. Anyway good luck with the build and I now have some ideas for mine. Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.
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  17. TXspeedDemon

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    new front end made it in today.

    its all steel so welding in my current steering stem should be a breeze

    also i believe i can use the stock axle with just a spacer.

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    also i have an idea for a pipe...top secret though
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  18. twistedkeys

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    Pretty trippy frontend there :deal
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  19. JeffS77

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    if it is a cafe racer..remember the leading link was used for its long travel and that with a leading link when the brakes are applyed it actually causes the front end to unload/lift and not compress like a telescopic fork.
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  20. TXspeedDemon

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    oh guess what i just bought :D

    i hope it will fit. its actually for a 100cc bushmaster.

    even if not im sure i can use the expansion chamber at the end of the factory header.

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