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Author Topic: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project  (Read 522 times)

Offline settintrendz

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #15 on: Feb 25, 2015, 01:55:07 »
Upper shock mount





That about wraps up the main frame.






Offline hurco550

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #16 on: Feb 25, 2015, 17:49:30 »
Whoaa! this thing is awsome... Very nice fabrication sir! I will be following along!
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

CAUSE OF DEATH: Shoddy workmanship and foolish bravado.

1974 CB550. Project Whistle Pig:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=42259.30

Offline ridesolo

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #17 on: Feb 25, 2015, 19:05:10 »
Very impressive work so far.  Another Honda single lover following along.
This is on a low simmer out in the shop:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

Offline settintrendz

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #18 on: Feb 25, 2015, 19:19:57 »
Thanks fellas.

Need to start the bodywork so I can get my control placement nailed

Some chipboard cut-outs to get an idea of what I want. And a little shaped foam for dimension on the tail.












Offline settintrendz

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #19 on: Feb 26, 2015, 14:09:08 »
Ive been tossing around two different ideas for the bodywork.

If you look at the original quick sketch you'll see that theres a lot of shape to the bottom lines of the tank and tail. For quite some time, I thought this is what I wanted.



Ive gone back and forth on the subject, but now, seeing it in three dimension, I really think it needs to go on a diet.

A straight line from the bottom front of the tank to the back of the tail is what I was trying to get away from. Im now really warming up to it.

 



 

Starting to tuck-shrink the top of the tail section on the stump







Online RR100

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #20 on: Feb 26, 2015, 14:22:16 »
 I agree that the straight lines of the black cardboard over sketch that you just posted are much the more aesthetic choice. It seems more gracile, almost airy, quite beautiful. Your exceptional fabrication skills will make any version you choose look good though.
« Last Edit: Feb 26, 2015, 14:24:01 by RR100 »

Offline ridesolo

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #21 on: Feb 26, 2015, 14:29:34 »
I believe that by changing that one line you transformed the look from a sport bike inspired look to more of cafe look.  It's amazing how such a simple change can make so much difference.
This is on a low simmer out in the shop:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

Offline settintrendz

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Re: XR400 Cafe Inspired Project
« Reply #22 on: Feb 26, 2015, 16:47:11 »
Couldn't agree more.

Removing this little bit off the bottom not only gives it a "lighter feel", it changes the entire look.





« Last Edit: Feb 26, 2015, 18:30:24 by settintrendz »