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Author Topic: GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"  (Read 28229 times)

Offline warpedworm

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GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"
« on: Nov 21, 2010, 14:42:11 »
Here's goes my build thread for my GPZ 305 Cafe.

I've never built a cafe before so if anybody has any ideas or something I'm doing is driving them crazy, please speak up.
Also I am trying to do this as inexpensively as possbile, but  hopefully not CHEAP.

I am starting with an '83 that one of my friends used to roadrace with, that I bought from him for $100 probably in '86 for a backup/spare to match the one I raced. At the time it had the side clutch cover blown off after he had rebuilt the clutch and forgot to tighten the clutch nut, WHOOPS!!.

I also have my race bike which my daughter and I are rebuilding for her to ride. She's only 5'4" so it will be a nice starter for her. It'll be pretty much stock outside of a Yosh pipe and a couple of other small things. She's been helping a lot, and this winter she'll learn how to rebuild and engine ;D I'll put a few pictures of her progress also.

The shed in the background is my shop, at the time of the pictures, it had no electric, a dirt floor and was full of lawn mowers/motorcycles/junk. As of today, it has a wooden floor/electric was hooked up Friday and I'm going to paint the inside put more lights in and clean the rest of the junk out.

Thanks for your help and support.




What I started with


Cut 7" inches off the tail section and 5" off the footpeg mounts to make the rearsets



This is my clip on solution , just unbolt from the top and turn over, drops the bars about 5". The only thing I'll have to do
is notch out the serated (sp) washers that fit under them on top when I move the washers to the bottom to fit like a half
moon around the forks.


Here's the tail section fitted with the 7" removed.



Here is the tail piece and tank rattle can painted in cream to check out the colors, I know it looks white in the pictures






Some random pictures. I rattle canned the Frame in Burgundy and body work in cream to get an idea what it
would look like. Just like the white the Burgundy doesn't look right in most of the pictures, looks pink. The one picture looks O.K.
Also the footpeg brackets I cut off, now have to fab peg and linkage for


Was supposed to be a parts bike I bought a few weeks ago for $75, but turns out it runs, is mostly complete and will probably
be another project instead. So now I still need a few parts off of ebay >:(




Pictures of my shop progress, finally a nice place to work. As you can see not finished yet, but a good start, still have a lot
of junk to get out of there. It has been slowing down progress on the bike, but I'll get there.




Daughters GPZ, and progress so far.

And FINALLY, my Italian girl: Cagiva Alazzurra 650. Sorry I had to ;D


« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 15:00:36 by warpedworm »
'83 Gpz 305 Cafe"Lorelai"  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20251.0

Gpz 305 (Restoring) "Jett" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26463.0

Gpz 305 Dragbike/LSR "Derelict Dragon" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52608.0

Gpz 305 "Fetish"
Gpz 305 ?
'85 Cagiva 650 Alazzurra "Sadie" (My Italian Girl)
'96 Muz Skorpion Tour "Dagmar"
'01 Yamaha TW200
'00 Ducati ST2  "Lola"  (My Italian Lady)

Someday when the Stars & Money align:
Cagiva Mito/Laverda Sport 750/
'86 Ninja 250/Any Moto Morini/Ducati SS 750/
Any Ducati Single/Cagiva Alazzurra 650 Cafe/
Derbi GPR 50

Offline Makr

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build/Lots of pictures
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2010, 19:44:59 »
Me likey!

Offline thompsonmx100

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build/Lots of pictures
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2010, 23:48:41 »
Cool bike. Looks good. I like the use of the stock seat and just shortening the subframe. Im building a cafe out of an 85 gpz 750. Its a little bit of a challenge to make those bikes look good as a cafe. Keep it up.
always a hint of danger. Like a skanky chick at a bar. You know the diseases she has will kill you, but you still want to ride the shit out of her.
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Offline warpedworm

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2010, 14:10:31 »
Thanks for the comments

The tail piece is causing me some problems. I'm going to use it but don't know if I should cut off the pieces on the sides  that
extend forward, and just use the very back hump section, or try and fab pieces that extend forward to the front of the seat
area and touch the tank.

My original idea was to make a 'glass seat using the original as a mold, and extend to the tank. The problem there is I have only
done 'glass work patching racing fairings. I'm afraid I would make a mess of it.
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2011, 21:41:52 by warpedworm »
'83 Gpz 305 Cafe"Lorelai"  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20251.0

Gpz 305 (Restoring) "Jett" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26463.0

Gpz 305 Dragbike/LSR "Derelict Dragon" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52608.0

Gpz 305 "Fetish"
Gpz 305 ?
'85 Cagiva 650 Alazzurra "Sadie" (My Italian Girl)
'96 Muz Skorpion Tour "Dagmar"
'01 Yamaha TW200
'00 Ducati ST2  "Lola"  (My Italian Lady)

Someday when the Stars & Money align:
Cagiva Mito/Laverda Sport 750/
'86 Ninja 250/Any Moto Morini/Ducati SS 750/
Any Ducati Single/Cagiva Alazzurra 650 Cafe/
Derbi GPR 50

Offline warpedworm

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2010, 23:22:03 »
I going to build my tach & speedo into the light housing using the stock units.

Took them apart and going to see what I have to work with.

Here is what I was thinking I'd set them up to look like, back to back with the tach
straight up for the redline.


I'll have to cut into the light housing and mould them in.

Any ideas on how to make the lense and seal the whole thing?
« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2011, 21:42:20 by warpedworm »
'83 Gpz 305 Cafe"Lorelai"  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20251.0

Gpz 305 (Restoring) "Jett" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26463.0

Gpz 305 Dragbike/LSR "Derelict Dragon" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52608.0

Gpz 305 "Fetish"
Gpz 305 ?
'85 Cagiva 650 Alazzurra "Sadie" (My Italian Girl)
'96 Muz Skorpion Tour "Dagmar"
'01 Yamaha TW200
'00 Ducati ST2  "Lola"  (My Italian Lady)

Someday when the Stars & Money align:
Cagiva Mito/Laverda Sport 750/
'86 Ninja 250/Any Moto Morini/Ducati SS 750/
Any Ducati Single/Cagiva Alazzurra 650 Cafe/
Derbi GPR 50

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2011, 01:12:15 »
Haven't posted any build info for a while, busy winter, didn't get a lot done.

Here is a picture of 2 of the 4 Gpz 305 engines I'm working on.


« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 14:55:12 by warpedworm »
'83 Gpz 305 Cafe"Lorelai"  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20251.0

Gpz 305 (Restoring) "Jett" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26463.0

Gpz 305 Dragbike/LSR "Derelict Dragon" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52608.0

Gpz 305 "Fetish"
Gpz 305 ?
'85 Cagiva 650 Alazzurra "Sadie" (My Italian Girl)
'96 Muz Skorpion Tour "Dagmar"
'01 Yamaha TW200
'00 Ducati ST2  "Lola"  (My Italian Lady)

Someday when the Stars & Money align:
Cagiva Mito/Laverda Sport 750/
'86 Ninja 250/Any Moto Morini/Ducati SS 750/
Any Ducati Single/Cagiva Alazzurra 650 Cafe/
Derbi GPR 50

Offline warpedworm

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build "Lorelai"
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2011, 01:45:38 »


Here is some more progress on my GPz. I have  painted
the wheel cream and also the rearsets (obviously not done yet) and this is the
type of seat I'm going for. I just put together the seat with some old canvas I had
to get a rough idea of what it would look like.  I like the wheel the cream color with the burgundy swingarm, but the outer edge and the very center of the spokes are raw aluminum, you can see what I mean on the front wheel.
There's not much contrast  on the wheel, I'm thinking about painting the center
section on the spokes burgandy also.








« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 14:52:54 by warpedworm »
'83 Gpz 305 Cafe"Lorelai"  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20251.0

Gpz 305 (Restoring) "Jett" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26463.0

Gpz 305 Dragbike/LSR "Derelict Dragon" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=52608.0

Gpz 305 "Fetish"
Gpz 305 ?
'85 Cagiva 650 Alazzurra "Sadie" (My Italian Girl)
'96 Muz Skorpion Tour "Dagmar"
'01 Yamaha TW200
'00 Ducati ST2  "Lola"  (My Italian Lady)

Someday when the Stars & Money align:
Cagiva Mito/Laverda Sport 750/
'86 Ninja 250/Any Moto Morini/Ducati SS 750/
Any Ducati Single/Cagiva Alazzurra 650 Cafe/
Derbi GPR 50

Offline tdc57

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build/Lots of pictures
« Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2011, 02:13:20 »
Nice work sir.. I like projects and I can see you do to.. hahaha.. I'm looking forward to seeing how the instrument panel works out..

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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build
« Reply #8 on: Apr 10, 2011, 02:48:04 »
I have only seen 2 GPZ305's in my life,and those were on the race track.Some 19 year kid named Troy? ,I think he was from Michigan?, rode like a lunatic with it.They were fast.I think they had weak cranks and starters in them if memory serves me right.
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Re: GPZ 305 Cafe build
« Reply #9 on: Apr 10, 2011, 03:15:14 »
Little off subject,the roadracer was Troy Walker.Is that your buddy by chance?
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