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Author Topic: First ever cafe build progress report  (Read 19960 times)

Offline notlob

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #120 on: Feb 16, 2013, 12:19:36 »
How about a rear wheel Hugger mounted to the top of the swing arm. May need some trimming or the chain guard cutting off. Sure you could get a cheap one on ebay.
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Offline biker_reject

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #121 on: Mar 03, 2013, 21:31:42 »
Mounted up my idiot lights tonight.  Still have to fab up a bracket for a mini speedo and the choke.
"The light that burns brightest, burns half as long."  from Lao Tzu and Bladerunner :-)
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Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #122 on: Mar 04, 2013, 10:47:54 »
Pretty damn slick!
I have been thinking along those same lines, It's nice to see it in reality instead of the cobwebs inside my head.
Built or bought?
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Offline 750INDY

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #123 on: Mar 07, 2013, 07:40:24 »
wow, just recently picked up my first project bike ( 79 cb750 ) after owning crotch rockets and this has given me so much inspiration .
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Offline Terry66

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #124 on: Mar 18, 2013, 04:26:25 »
for the rear inside fender, what about perspexs or similar? Theres a build on here that used that and it looked smooth as! I love everything so far and your frame has sold me on red!!

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #125 on: Apr 15, 2013, 20:10:48 »
Pics of my newly redesigned rear sets. 
...*snip*...
 The rods came from the guys at Dime City. 







As you know, I am at this stage of my build, so I hope you don't mind if I pick your brain for a minute.
I saw you went with the Dime City universal linkage, looks great! Did you also use their off set shift lever?
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-transmission-parts-offset-shifter-shaft-02-5000.html
 

 
Or maybe this one?
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-transmission-parts-offset-shifter-shaft-01-0082.html

 

And next, what did you do for the brake side lever? Almost looks like the original brake levers pinch point with a plate welded to the back side.
I found this on FastfromthePast listed for a Euro spec 79-81 DOHC 750 "K" model, figured it might just work on my "C" as my sub shaft this attaches to looks to be identical to yours.
http://www.fastfromthepast.com/servlet/the-836/Brake-Lever-XX-dsh-0052/Detail
 

 
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2013, 20:13:57 by Hoosier Daddy »
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Offline biker_reject

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #126 on: Apr 15, 2013, 21:45:08 »
I used the original shift lever and lopped off the brake lever and yes, welded a tab that I formed on a grinder onto the pinch point.  The offset wasn't quite right, but luckily it worked when I flipped it around.  I had it powder coated black, but it looks out of place.  I'm considering painting my rearsets black.
"The light that burns brightest, burns half as long."  from Lao Tzu and Bladerunner :-)
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Offline kraptastic k

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #127 on: Apr 15, 2013, 22:40:03 »
Ugh... Rear sets are not something I look forward to building on my two-up DOHC. I'm anxiously watching you two gents though, the custom experiments you've done will inevitably be helpful to other builders.

Are there other places to mount the rear sets on these bikes, or did you consider doing custom work to mount them? Just wondering.

1981 CB750K (a bunch of parts in boxes)


Offline biker_reject

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #128 on: Apr 16, 2013, 02:55:31 »
In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have mounted them so far back.
"The light that burns brightest, burns half as long."  from Lao Tzu and Bladerunner :-)
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Offline kraptastic k

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #129 on: Apr 16, 2013, 15:23:50 »
I should have asked that flat out. I thought they were pretty far back. I'm 6'1" and I don't think I could enjoy a ride with that setup.

You can always move them though...

How did you plug the rear fender loop holes after you cut them? I was told you should weld slugs into it, but I'm not sure where the slug store is in Fort Worth, and I'm not confident on the little 110 weld-o-tron in my garage. Other options would be cool.

Offline Swapmeet Louie

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #130 on: Apr 17, 2013, 21:15:59 »
ya looks great man!
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Offline biker_reject

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #131 on: Apr 18, 2013, 16:31:59 »
I should have asked that flat out. I thought they were pretty far back. I'm 6'1" and I don't think I could enjoy a ride with that setup.

You can always move them though...

How did you plug the rear fender loop holes after you cut them? I was told you should weld slugs into it, but I'm not sure where the slug store is in Fort Worth, and I'm not confident on the little 110 weld-o-tron in my garage. Other options would be cool.

Yeah, I've been thinking about rearset placement for some time.  The problem is that the frame is already powder coated.  Doh!  I didn't plug the loop holes, but they are powdercoated on the inside for at least a few inches.  I had to cut them at an angle to accommodate the shape of my seat which is not a common one.  Anyway, the seat cowl covers the frame so that section is sealed by the cowl and the undertail. I don't have any worries that water will get in the tubes.
"The light that burns brightest, burns half as long."  from Lao Tzu and Bladerunner :-)
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Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #132 on: Apr 18, 2013, 20:09:21 »
I have used the end plugs from 7/8" handle bars that I removed to install my bar end mirrors.
Also have seen the brass from shotgun shells that I thought was pretty cool.  8)
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


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STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
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Offline biker_reject

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #133 on: Aug 07, 2013, 14:31:29 »
Not a whole lot to add.  Got my Radianz integrated tail light last week but haven't mounted it yet.  Also found a used K&N filter for the air box I dug out of the shed.  I decided to ditch the pods and go stock set up in order to forgo any head aches with jetting.  I cleaned it outside and in and painted it with Plastidip.  I think it looks ok, not as good as pods, but not too shabby. Still playing around with the idea of painting my rearsets black, perhaps with a wrinkle black or truck bed liner.
"The light that burns brightest, burns half as long."  from Lao Tzu and Bladerunner :-)
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Offline MJPriceisright

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Re: First ever cafe build progress report
« Reply #134 on: Aug 07, 2013, 14:36:20 »
bike looks really nice.. still waiting for my virago updates!  on a side note, I lived right near you not too long ago in Evansville, played for the Evansville Icemen. (hockey team)