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Author Topic: Cb250rs cafe  (Read 48688 times)

Offline andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Cb250rs cafe
« on: Mar 30, 2009, 07:47:38 »
Here we have a fine example of the Honda Cb 250 Rs, a friend has had it hold up in his back yard for a couple of years, so after being shown the cafe light by my brother in law, i asked my friend if he would like me to clean up his back yard and take the little gem off his hands. once we got it home i went straight to work stripping off all the ugly bits and mocking it up. Now it didnt go anywhere over summer as our ski boat needed some affection too..... so here we are the story will continue....  ???
« Last Edit: Jan 01, 2014, 05:28:11 by andycafe »

Offline BigBSBusa

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Re: Honda cb250rs Cafe Racer build
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2009, 10:50:32 »
Looks to be in pretty good condition.
BigBS

1974 Honda CB550
1977 Yamaha XS750 - Project Maggie Mae
1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX11 - Project Raven
1999 Suzuki TL1000R - Project Sable

Offline andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
the stripdown has started
« Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 2009, 16:57:15 »
heres some new images of the stripdown started on the weekend. Now we can get ready to have the frame modified, and ive started looking around for the bits i need for the rebuild.....

I was supprised at how easy it was to take the wiring loom out, its amazing how much more of the bike you see and the ideas you get when you get up close and personal with it.....

The motor came out without complaint and realy started to show what we had to work with in the frame department..

once we had it down to the bare frame i enjoyed lookng at the simplisity of it all, aswell as helping in the ideas area for what mods i want to make to it without detracting from the simple clean look we want to have in the end product..
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 21:49:52 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
here are a few more images of the strip down to look over
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2009, 07:27:53 »
here are the latest images for the weekends work

Just liked this image of the rear end, couldnt help but show it....

We are going to keep the original tank, mainly because of the fuel cap lock, but its also long and sleak looking with the knee dents to keep the look, very cool....

This metal gaurd is and original peice from inside the rear cowl, it seems such a waste to hide it, even with its pressed lines it just looks so good bolted on as the rear fender and most of the factory holes can be reused for mounting, lights and number plate bolts.

Its often said that the engine its the heart of any machine, i had it sitting on the ground and took this pic thinking it realy did look like a heart with its arteries still attached
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 21:58:46 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2009, 05:44:59 »
The wife and i have just returned from a week long trip up and down the coast from Melbourne to Brisbane in our motor home, with plenty of stops along the way including Sydney where my Sister and her Husband Hardy live. How exciting you may say however Hardy is the bloke who although i have been into bikes for around 25yrs really got me into cafe racers and introduced me to Do The Ton. While visiting them he showed me the progress made and ideas for his own Suzuki cafe ( what a beast ) he also surprised me by very generously giving me a Honda Cb400f ( bored to 500 ). Needing some wiring, front brake and general tidying will turn into a nice cafe for myself, with a complete rebuild planned for after the wife's CB250rs cafe is completed, all the more reason to get hers finished now!!!!!!! So considering i had the bike trailer on behind the motor home with our Honda 600 tourer, with a couple of small mods i was able to bring the 400 back home and once i had recovered from about 3600kms of driving i spent a couple of hours looking over it and got it running so not to long before i can get out onto the road and DO THE TON !!!!! Ive added a pic at the bottom...
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 22:18:24 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

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  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2009, 06:07:39 »
and a couple more
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 22:21:07 by andycafe »

Offline andycafe

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  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2009, 08:51:05 »
these are just a couple of pics from the trip when we stopped at the Australian national motorcycle museum in nabiac new south wales
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 22:39:09 by andycafe »

Offline JRK5892

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Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #7 on: Apr 29, 2009, 12:33:23 »
that is awesome! man you have rooo's in your back yard! ha ha ha ha only thing i have in mine is burglers!
Joe
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Offline msimm43

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Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2009, 14:21:55 »
You have to clear up your shop. Those are the biggest rats I have ever seen!

Nice work on the bike

Offline andycafe

  • Posts: 1173
  • Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: CB400f, what a great gift
« Reply #9 on: Apr 29, 2009, 18:12:22 »
that is awesome! man you have rooo's in your back yard! ha ha ha ha only thing i have in mine is burglers!

Thats hell funny man!!!! maybe you should get a couple of roo's and a sign "never mind the owner or the dog beware of the rats!" tehehe