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Author Topic: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son  (Read 1049 times)

Offline Cilindro_23

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project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« on: Feb 24, 2018, 14:51:44 »
Hi, I introduce myself, my name is Antonio. I live in Cordoba (Spain). I am 25 years old. I build this bike with the help of my father. I bought a motorcycle to transform it into a cafe racer.
This is the bike:
 





Offline Cilindro_23

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2018, 18:10:43 »

Hi. These are some of the pieces that we were buying.

Xs tank



showa de aprilia falco 1000 fork, brembo gold series calipers and yamaha virago front hub to mount double disc



speedometer koso to adapt to the aprilia hairpin.



brembo gold series brake pumps, change the levers for adjustable ones and adapt the rhizome deposits. I will try to convert my clutch to hydraulic
 


 These will be the tires to which I will change radios, front hub, sand blast and painted in black satin (in Spain we have many legal barriers and we must approve everything, I must keep the tire measurement) suzuki gn front tire and yamaha rear sr 18 "



tires 18x4.00 and 18x4.50


 









Offline brad black

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2018, 06:22:56 »
mate, you've got about every cafe racer cliche there.

Offline Cilindro_23

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2018, 11:52:54 »
hello, here I leave the process of the tires











 


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Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2018, 10:52:00 »
Congrats man, you've got a great looking bike shaping up very nicely there.  Keep the photos coming!
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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2018, 11:42:51 »
Nice, except the tyres, those things should be illegal. You should have gone with good sticky tires, not bricks.  Other than that, should be a nice looking bike, Change the tyres and you could even ride it.
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Offline Cilindro_23

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2018, 12:17:29 »
It is very common to mount these tires in this type of preparations. at least, here in Spain. This motorcycle will not be used for
do great curves or big speeds. I'll try these tires. If I decide that they are dangerous, I will change them. the style of the normal tires breaks the aesthetics of the motorcycle a lot.

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2018, 12:30:00 »
It is very common to mount these tires in this type of preparations. at least, here in Spain. This motorcycle will not be used for
do great curves or big speeds. I'll try these tires. If I decide that they are dangerous, I will change them. the style of the normal tires breaks the aesthetics of the motorcycle a lot.

I've never ridden on those wheels, but sure do like the look of them.  The Firestones are a really popular look over here too in North America, but what you gain in terms of looks you lose in terms of performance.  Guess it's all about what you plan for the bike and how you plan to ride it - it's your bike man after all!

I have Dunlop K70's on my bike, they keep the retro look and perform really well too.
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Offline Cilindro_23

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #8 on: Feb 26, 2018, 19:20:41 »
 

Right now the bike is in this phase. I have to slim down the seat in its front and lift the back


Offline farmer92

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Re: project gsx400e caferacer dad&son
« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 2018, 20:43:43 »
mate, you've got about every cafe racer cliche there.

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