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Author Topic: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build  (Read 9720 times)

Offline SloKrt

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Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« on: May 24, 2012, 00:49:51 »
well, i started my build a little over a week ago, and thus a build thread.  but originally was leaning more towards tracker with cafe elements.  Now that i have started to work on the bike (and stare at it thinking of ideas) it seems that I am leaning much more toward the Cafe'.  So im starting my thread here. 

here is a link to my original thread in the tracker section (can a mod move that theread to the begining of this one????)  any way, check it out. 

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37236.0
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 01:27:04 by SloKrt »
My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80 - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 00:57:51 »
Now that that is out of the way... i have been slowly working on getting the harness sorted and put back together, ill have to figure out my battery box and where/how ill mount the electrical stuff. 

I have had time to pick up some parts.  i picked up a 6LED tail light that kind of matches the shape ill be molding my fiberglass tail section.  should be here in about 2 weeks. 


and these LED lights for my rear turn signals they are just over 1" and bright as hell! should work....


and finally, some stuff to shape my rear out of (also picked up some foam and a camping mat to make the seat pad)


Ill be sketching out the rear view shape then transfering it to the foam and start shaping.  Im thinking ill try to post a step by step on the fiberglass tail since im sure im not the only one who cant afford one off the shelf, and wants to make the tail unique to their bike. 

My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80 - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 21:45:19 »
Progress Update! 

I spent a bit of time this afternoon cutting off the rest of the brackets from my rear hoop.  had a couple cuts that went a little deeper than intended, but welded up the grooves and all is good.   

Here is the result of my labors!  rear section is welded back on!

My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 01:32:03 »
Got the tank stripped tonight.  I used aircraft stripper, then went over it with a wire wheel to clean it up and get the remaining residue off.  the tank is in pretty good shape, only one dent in the front that someone filled with BONDO....  they also filled the spots that the decals used to go.  Ill have to get the rest of that off and do it with some evercoat.  then prime and prep for paint. 



Im prety sure i have the paint scheme figured out... Colors have been chosen, and I have decided on a two tone, kinda leaning toward a racing stripe, what do you guys think?? 
My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline Von Kirk 75 dt250

  • Posts: 429
  • DT250 project in the works!
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 01:33:47 »
What is it exactly?
Four wheels move the body,
But two wheels move the soul.

I don't need special paint and chrome
for my bike, i know how big my cock is.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35089.0

Offline kopcicle

  • Posts: 721
  • antidisestablishmentarian
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 02:04:08 »
I recognize the chassis and rear caliper . It's a 2F0 Yam X650 .

~kop
"If a man wants to carry two cats home by their tails, by all means let him. He’ll learn things that he might not have otherwise even guessed, and the experience will be one he’ll not soon forget!"
~S. Clemens

If it leaks after all this? I'm gonna pull a "Brad" and bulldoze the fucker!

Quote from: Scruffy;1025553
As an equal opportunity bigot, I'll insult any brand, any style, any time...:wink:
-Scruffy

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https://www.gofundme.com/nancy039s-final-expenses RIP Nancy

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 15:50:24 »
I recognize the chassis and rear caliper . It's a 2F0 Yam X650 .

~kop

you sir are correct.  Its a 1980 Yam XS650. 

Im hoping ill get some time on monday to do some more work, but with the holiday activities we will see how it goes. 
My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 15:56:42 »
oh yeah, I ordered some stuff from mikes too. 

Frok seals, dust caps so i can re-build the forks. 

Since im doing the wiring, and want to get the guages in working order again, I also ordered the speedo and tach cable.  (the PO cut the ones on the bike when he removed them :o)

gotta figure out where all the electrical components will go and the tail section though. 
My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline SloKrt

  • Posts: 125
Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 23:27:17 »
Well, since I had to travel for work and dint get home till mid day saturday only to get on the road for the holiday weekend, I didnt make alot of progress this weekend.... still waiting for some parts too, so I wont be able to move forward too fast till they arive.

But I did  manage to spend the afternoon in the garage and created more work space!

I built this 8' work bench with some extra lumber I had been planning to re-purpouse into a work bench anyway.  I am in the process or re-building all my work benches as a side project (as if i didnt already have enough of them).  Ill be building another 8'er to the right of this on into the corner, then turn the corner with another 8'.  you can never have too much work space, right?



The chaepo tool box on the bench is a recent addition, they were on sale at the hardware store for $25... I wont be using it for tools though, I decided it would work great as a job box.  Ill be using it for all the small parts and pieces from each part of the project so i dont loose any hard to find pieces (then they wont have to be left spread out on my work bench either...). 

while building the workbench I sprayed up a test pannel of the colors I think Im going to be using.  Not sure if ill do a racing stripe of some sort, or just a two tone... opinions?  I like how the colors go toghether though.



As always, thoughts and opinions are welcome.

Thanks,
AD
My Cafe Build -soon to be a bober Build.......: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37570.0

The copper top build:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=40229.0

Offline alec.korver

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Re: Rockin the 80's - First time Cafe Build
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 01:29:39 »
You can never go wrong with some good ole fashioned stripes.