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Author Topic: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat  (Read 7259 times)

Offline TXBenelli

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #10 on: Nov 25, 2016, 15:46:47 »
5 year old daughter and I spent and hour scrubbing junk off the frame. 45 years of grime.


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Offline TXBenelli

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #11 on: Nov 25, 2016, 16:48:29 »
This the tank I have coming but I'm not touching it until the bike runs.


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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #12 on: Nov 25, 2016, 17:27:31 »
volcano benelli google that  :)

Offline TXBenelli

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #13 on: Nov 25, 2016, 18:15:51 »
We are doing arts and crafts now, no time for anything else when you get the 5 year old crafting. HAHAHAHA

I'll check that out.


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Offline jrod0283

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #14 on: Nov 25, 2016, 22:58:52 »
Looks awesome Matt!

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Offline TXBenelli

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #15 on: Nov 26, 2016, 00:03:01 »
Looks awesome Matt!

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Thanks man, read through your whole thread last night I think.  Looks like you're getting going just in time for winter. When your out riding next swing by.


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Offline NoRiders

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #16 on: Nov 26, 2016, 06:00:45 »
Liking this project for it's quirkiness :D

However, are you planning on keeping the seat as it is? No point mocking up tank profiles with that lump stuck on like that as it's throwing everything out in my opinion.
Ditch it for a slicker, cafe style seat and then you'll have a better idea of how the tank should look.

Even mock the seat out of card as well, you got to have an overall view and considered approach, just making random stuff one piece at a time might not work, especially on such a small bike with little room for error.
Get the proportions wrong and it'll look shite my friend.

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #17 on: Nov 26, 2016, 06:19:18 »
And the best bit ? ............. Having the 5 year old being with you and the project ! Future treasured memories.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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Offline TXBenelli

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #18 on: Nov 26, 2016, 10:27:12 »
Liking this project for it's quirkiness :D

However, are you planning on keeping the seat as it is? No point mocking up tank profiles with that lump stuck on like that as it's throwing everything out in my opinion.
Ditch it for a slicker, cafe style seat and then you'll have a better idea of how the tank should look.

Even mock the seat out of card as well, you got to have an overall view and considered approach, just making random stuff one piece at a time might not work, especially on such a small bike with little room for error.
Get the proportions wrong and it'll look shite my friend.
That seat is history, I'm using it right because I'm trying to figure out how high the seat should be from the pegs and just keep a little foam between me and frame bars.  I have a seat loop coming from a friend and have to get it back to the shop where I'll sort out the back of the frame, plasma cut and bend up the seat pan once the real tank comes in and can get the shape and riding position right. 

I also still have the seat because it's got the only Benelli logo on it and I'll be adding that logo back on somewhere.


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Offline NoRiders

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Re: Benelli Enduro to Cafe Brat
« Reply #19 on: Nov 26, 2016, 10:51:39 »
OK  8) , good plan with the seat/hoop/height and logo etc .....are you fitting rear sets?

Clubmans with stockish seat height might result in a cramped riding position so placing the pegs back 3-4" would help with the riding position. Lower the seat foam any and you'll be in a fetal crouch unless you're only 5'6"  :D