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Author Topic: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build  (Read 726 times)

Offline Brodie

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #10 on: Sep 14, 2018, 06:15:30 »
Post a picture already!

Sounds good that progress is being made. You might want to consider lowering the forks internally rather than pushing them through the triple trees.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Offline gt alex

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 14, 2018, 06:44:38 »
I was going to lower the forks internaly but I'm planning at this time to mount the clip ons above the top triple. the current idea is to use the main springs only fro a harley slip in lowering kit but thats not in the budget this months but it doesn't work out i will cut the standard springs to stiffen the front to allow for reduced travel. final drop will be 1 3/4 on the front, then I'll see how it works. its suck it and see approach.

Offline gt alex

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #12 on: Sep 14, 2018, 06:53:07 »
Bent the hoop last week

Offline Oz350Four

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #13 on: Sep 14, 2018, 08:29:01 »
Yo from Moruya NSW... following build..
"Me speed officer... never..!!"

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2007 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce - sold to start this project

Offline gt alex

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #14 on: Sep 14, 2018, 08:42:53 »
Trying to work out the muffler, I have a small yosi , a 2"staight through same length off my old kombi, and the staintune that came on the bike. I will be going with a short muffler. I have been tring db killers I had and some my own invention but I will need a dba meter to help decide, I want a note and not kill hp

Offline teazer

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #15 on: Sep 14, 2018, 18:19:42 »
I would be really surprised if you manage to do better than the Staintune thast was on it, in terms of power and noise.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying, but be prepared to go back to that pipe.

Offline gt alex

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #16 on: Sep 14, 2018, 19:23:20 »
The the dbkiller in the  staintune was very restrictive i swaped it out for one the flows 50% more for a more mellow note and still quite. My surprize was the yosi, I thought it would be crazy loud but its got the best note. both the smaller mufflers are about the same volume, yes louder than the longer muffler. The yosi was super quite with the epa baffle but I would only use that baffle on a 300cc engine or smaller, maybe duals on a 600.
 But I like the look of the old kombi muffler for my project but it will depend on testing. The staintune is out. it just will not fit with my design

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 17, 2018, 02:26:43 »
I wouldn't lower the front end, it's going to be a Cafe Racer so the mods you make should improve performance or at least not impair it, at least that is my opinion.  It's your bike though so you are the boss :)
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Offline gt alex

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 17, 2018, 06:35:20 »
Yes it is a possiblity I will end up raising it again because handling is an imporrtant part of what it is.
 I am trying to make it old school and lowering is a main feature of my plan, so I will spend some time and effort to try and sort the handling with it low.
 From what I've read vs650 gen1 bikes like the nose 5mm lowered (sorting standard bike) thats why I'm "starting" 1 3/4 inch down on the from and 1 1/2 on the rear. Custom machines need sorting to be just right and thats half the challenge.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Saying Hi from Australia as I start my first cafe racer build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 17, 2018, 16:29:32 »
Well, if those experienced with this bike say that lowering the front like that improves handling then I am all for it.  I just hate to see guys degrade the performance of a bike just for the look.  But of course ultimately, it is the owner's decision.
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