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Author Topic: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER  (Read 3341 times)

Offline beachcomber

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CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« on: Jan 09, 2018, 10:01:26 »
EXECUTIVE DECISION. I'm putting my Boardtrack build here with "Trackers" ... Guessing "Street", "Flat" and now "Board". "Cafe Creme" is here.

With my health issues not resolved but stabilised, time for one last project ?? Having ended up with the early KZ motor [ Weber ] as a “spare” from the Glemseck project and not suitable for the blower – what to do with it ?

On a recent cull in my garage [ continuing cull ] I came across a hoard of Boardtracker parts I had been collecting for one of my Yamaha TR1 projects. They’ve sat in the back of my garage pretty well forgotten for the past 5 years.

I’m pretty sure we’ve all built a project around “that one piece” that’s too good NOT to use. In my case – a Brand New 1910 La Francaise Diamant” flat tank !

Ideally the motor for a Boardtracker should have been a Vee Twin or early Brit single [ J.A.P., BSA, Enfield ] but as they are all stupid money, I decided to look at the possibility of using the spare KZ lump.

THEN I spotted this Norton Boardtracker …………………. sympathetic colourways and accessories [ loads of copper / brass ] and I think I might pull it off.

The Glemseck project is NOT being sidelined, but with my build buddy Brian very enthusiastic about the BT, it will be built alongside. Fortunately I have ALL of the big lumps – engine, wheels, forks, frame, as well as all the aforementioned goodies. The frame [ KZ750 – thanx to the generosity of Rich from the Lonesome Twin forum ] will be modded to resemble the Norton version and the forks …………. well with girder forks in the region of £500 +, I have come up with a cunning plan that even Baldrick would be proud of. Take a pair of early BSA Bantam [ USD ] forks – as in the good old GPO telegram boys, and disguise the look. Time will tell if I succeeded.

And not ONE stock KZ750 was harmed in this process. ;)
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2018, 13:58:45 »
BTW - note the 2 different bar set ups in the 2 pix .... I'm aiming for something in between ! 8)

And I'm thinking 2 x high level pipes ... look at the stock off the shelf bends - almost there with minimum cutting 'n' shutting.
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2018, 14:06:21 »
Nice, looking forward to it!
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2018, 14:43:46 »
:)
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2018, 19:16:50 »
Yes. I've dreamt of building a board trak replica for years. Looking forward to this.

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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2018, 20:03:05 »
cunning use of headlight mounted in primary on that Norton.

sounds like a fine plan though i've never met anyone that was worried about causing harm to a KZ750, over here they're considered as one of kawasakis finer boat anchors
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2018, 09:19:27 »
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2018, 09:31:42 »
I'll be watching this.  I've wanted to build one around a small engine like a cb125, or xr 200 for a few years.  The main reason is I have a harley 125 rubberband girder fork.
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Re: CAFE CREME - BOARD.....TRACKER
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2018, 14:44:20 »
I'll be watching this.  I've wanted to build one around a small engine like a cb125, or xr 200 for a few years.  The main reason is I have a harley 125 rubberband girder fork.

That's precisely the stuff of projects RR !!!! Build something cool around that one key piece ! In my case the La Francaise Diamant tank.

MT - that's a cool interpretation. I was contemplating using my IHI turbo - or maybe another Eaton, but that's going to eat up more funds that I can spare on this project. AND I have that Weber 40DCOE carb'd motor !
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"