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Author Topic: Project Cafe XSpresso - Build Thread  (Read 6279 times)

Offline jdizon

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Project Cafe XSpresso - Build Thread
« on: Apr 23, 2014, 15:30:31 »
I've been itching to build a cafe racer for some time and came across a Yamaha xs400 I picked up for next to nothing.

Some of the key components for this build is running a mono-shock for the rear and modern (inverted) forks for the front end. I'm thinking either one from a Aprilia RS125 or GSXR/CB. I'm still up on the air on that front.


Here is a sketch of what I envision the bike to look.



Buell Monoshock I picked up on eBay. Mount I got from David at voodoo vintage.



Bike stripped and started mocking up tank & wheels to get an idea.



Going with a custom Aluminum Tank & Tail built by Coopersmithing Co.







« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2014, 20:29:18 by jdizon »

Offline Aircoolin

  • Posts: 259
  • 21 years young, 1972 Honda CB350.
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 2014, 15:34:58 »
Sweet ideas man!

How many bikes do you have in your garage?

Joey
22 years young.
1972 Honda CB350 - In progress.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=57499.0
1969 VW Bug - Slammed daily.
1971 VW Bus - Sold
2004 Yamaha R6

Offline jdizon

  • Posts: 319
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #2 on: Apr 23, 2014, 15:37:42 »
Sweet ideas man!

How many bikes do you have in your garage?

Joey

5 now. This will probably be the last. Here's a pic of my girls.

« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2014, 15:40:28 by jdizon »

Offline pukhkan

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Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #3 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:07:34 »
Love your work so ill be following this one here! best of luck!
Blue cb360 club

Offline jdizon

  • Posts: 319
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:14:18 »
Thanks man! Btw that's a cool bike in your profile pic. Do you have a build thread I can follow?

Love your work so ill be following this one here! best of luck!

Offline Tijmen

  • Posts: 221
    • Currently working on a GN125
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #5 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:15:02 »
With the quality of your previous builds I definitely don't want to miss this. Are you going to modify the steel swing-arm or will you swap for a modern aluminum one?

Offline pukhkan

  • Posts: 101
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:17:51 »
Thanks man! Btw that's a cool bike in your profile pic. Do you have a build thread I can follow?

Thank you... Nope never made a build thread but the bike is like 95% done just finished wiring last night Ill follow your Instagram right now and you check out my bike on my profile from beginning to end pretty much!
Blue cb360 club

Offline jdizon

  • Posts: 319
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:23:54 »
Thanks Timjen! I was planning to use the stock swing-arm and maybe add a under-brace like I did for my xs650.



With the quality of your previous builds I definitely don't want to miss this. Are you going to modify the steel swing-arm or will you swap for a modern aluminum one?

Offline Maritime

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Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #8 on: Apr 23, 2014, 16:47:02 »
sign me up for another one!
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Aircoolin

  • Posts: 259
  • 21 years young, 1972 Honda CB350.
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread
« Reply #9 on: Apr 23, 2014, 22:32:59 »
5 now. This will probably be the last. Here's a pic of my girls.



I like the one in the middle  :o
In all honesty though, sweet set up there, that's awesome! I'll be following along on this one too.

Joey
22 years young.
1972 Honda CB350 - In progress.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=57499.0
1969 VW Bug - Slammed daily.
1971 VW Bus - Sold
2004 Yamaha R6