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Author Topic: FZR600 Neo-Cafe  (Read 21744 times)

Offline Green199

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #160 on: Dec 23, 2016, 13:41:33 »
This is looking pretty damn awesome! May have missed it but whats the special edition paint for?

Nice to see another UK work in progress.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #161 on: Jan 15, 2017, 17:55:00 »
Apologies for the lack of news recently. Things slowed a bit over Christmas, my nacked shoulder has been hampering me, and the Wife's health has been a bit dicey (she has MS).  But I'm still at it.

Seat unit now fitted.  Needs a final flat and rub, but it's on the bike for now.  Wiring loom repaired, cleaned and re wrapped. Work stripping the engine continues.

The paint was a special edition from the 'factory' here in the UK, 20 for the 1990 model year with the last of the original twin headlamp models, and 20 from 1991 with the single trapezoidal headlamp.  To my knowledge this is the only 1991 model surviving, so I wanted to re use as much of the original bodywork and paint as possible.  I know of only one surviving 1990 version, which is complete but rougher than Roseanne Barr without the make up.  I've not found out much about the models, and don't know if the paint was factory, or if the UK or European importer had them painted up, but they were certainly sold from the showroom floor like that.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #162 on: Mar 02, 2017, 19:27:19 »
I've not forgotten, the project is still alive.  Almost finished painting the engine.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #163 on: Mar 03, 2017, 11:38:44 »
Engine cases painted...

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Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #164 on: Mar 04, 2017, 05:17:08 »
I'm kind of surprised you didn't swap to a 3tj swingarm.  1\2" ahorter and a few pounds lighter, but the same shape.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #165 on: Mar 04, 2017, 07:25:01 »
Partly price, and partly wanting to not lose any stability through reduced W/B - important for a 260lb rider. It was one of the best handling bikes of its era and I doubt there's much a ham fisted Neanderthal like me could do to improve on it.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #166 on: Mar 04, 2017, 08:16:29 »
Clutch cover.

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Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #167 on: Mar 04, 2017, 13:18:08 »
Makes sense, I had a heck of a time finding a 3tj arm when I was building a 400.  Your bike will look better than new when you're done.  Keep up the good work.
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Offline The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #168 on: Mar 04, 2017, 13:22:32 »
Thank you Sir!  ;D  Some of those exotic FZR swingers do look nice though.
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Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #169 on: Mar 04, 2017, 13:30:43 »
Tell me about it, I have 3 400 swingers right now.  1 3EN, 1 3TJ, and 1 3TJ rrsp.  One of them will end up on my XS650. 
Xs650