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Author Topic: FZR600 Neo-Cafe  (Read 17385 times)

Online The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #40 on: Sep 02, 2016, 17:41:22 »
Can't be many of those left now.  They were pretty uncommon even BITD.  Well worth reviving it.
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #41 on: Sep 02, 2016, 22:34:11 »
Can't be many of those left now.  They were pretty uncommon even BITD.  Well worth reviving it.
I hope so, I have a 1000cc Thunderace to bolt into it!

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Online The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #42 on: Sep 03, 2016, 10:37:36 »
I think next job is the one I've been putting off because of the amount of work - the frame.

I need to modify the sub frame to accommodate the planned seat, grind off and smooth any extraneous lugs and brackets, get it prepped for paint, then paint itself.  Once that's done i'm in a position where I can slowly start bolting bits back onto it, which is always a turning point in any project.

Once I've a rolling chassis I can then easily move the bike about my slightly limited work space, and then I can begin work on the motor.  Top end rebuild at the very least I should think.
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #43 on: Sep 03, 2016, 21:37:56 »
Crazy thought and not where you are probably aiming to end up but have you thought about an M1 Rossi replica?  Tank can stay but needs a smaller race type seat to replace the heavy looking thin they came with.  That would be a modern race rep and that's the idea behind a Cafe Racer.  We sort made our old bikes look more like race bikes of the day.

Just thinking outside of the box.

Online The Limey

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #44 on: Sep 04, 2016, 04:50:43 »
That's not a bad idea.  Unfortunately, I'm a very large gentleman and would suffer leg clearance issues on a faired FZR600 (I've ridden a couple over the years) as they're quite compact scoots, so probably not terribly practical.  I'm a big fan of Yam sports bikes from around 1985 to 1995, and in an ideal World would love a full house of FZ600, FZR400, FZR600, FZ750, OW01, FZR1000 and an EXUP thousand, so perhaps when I eventually get the big bore Fizzer that may well be the way I go, although the lure of Kenny Roberts yellow and black speedblock colours is also strong.
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Offline julian.allard66

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #45 on: Sep 04, 2016, 06:20:09 »
YZFs were hardly rare, I had one and can't remember it being difficult to find one, had a FZR600R as well and an R1.

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #46 on: Sep 04, 2016, 15:35:37 »
I can only speak of my own experience of the UK, and of the OW01 era models to which I refer.That generation were never catalogue models and were only imported in batches.   Only 16 currently 'taxed' and road legal in the whole country according to the DVLA (our equivalent of your DMV).  By any sensible measure that's fairly rare.

Rather more 95 and on models, but still slim pickings compared to Gixxers and ZXR 750s. In any case, these fall outside my period of interest.
« Last Edit: Sep 04, 2016, 15:47:18 by The Limey »
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Offline Erskine

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #47 on: Sep 04, 2016, 18:19:02 »
Going by your inspiration picture I'm looking forward to seeing how this evolves.

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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #48 on: Sep 05, 2016, 05:16:48 »
Thanks for the words of encouragement chaps, much appreciated.
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Re: FZR600 Neo-Cafe
« Reply #49 on: Sep 06, 2016, 14:40:10 »
Today I painted the rear suspension knuckle.  Did this also in Rustoleum stainless appliance enamel.  Should contrast nicely with the black shock and linkages, and the spray can of Rustoleum I bought seems to last forever...

Hung the frame from the rafters, about 2.5' from the floor, ready for final tidying, prep and painting.  That's an exciting point as once the frame is ready it's turnaround time bolting bits back on.

Then did a bit of housekeeping, tidied up the workshop to keep Mrs Limey happy, even though she never goes out there
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