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    Guzzi Cali Cafe - Build Thread

    Nope, having a fully polished bodywork is too much of a good thing, not very practical either.
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    Guzzi Cali Cafe - Build Thread

    The tank was polished alloy too, but its too delicate, so I painted it... here's how it looked when new and shiney..
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    Guzzi Cali Cafe - Build Thread

    Despite spending a fair amount of time making the alloy seat unit, I had to admit it didn't look quite right on the bike. The main problem was that to gain enough clearance above the tyre, I had to cut the rear of the seat back too much, which made it look much worse than when we first made it...
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    Guzzi Cali Cafe - Build Thread

    While my main bike project was awaiting parts, I decided to go poke the Guzzi with a stick and do a bit more work on it. Bought some Motogadget handlebar switches which will work well with the M-Unit I'd fitted already, only to find an unusual problem stopped me in my tracks. The wiring for the...
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    The outrigger support bearing set up is almost done now, just need to get a new gasket so we can machine the inner plate to its final shape. The gearchange shaft normally just passes through the standard alloy cover, which eventually wears and gives a soppy gearchange. We have made this version...
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    Kawasaki ER-5 Cafe Racer

    Yes you can fit a wider 17 inch rim to the hub, the trick is knowing the correct length of spokes needed. I'd pick up the phone and call Central Wheels in Birmingham, they can supply the spokes, nibbles and rims you need, and they'll advise on what length spokes needed too.
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    The outrigger bearing support is coming along nicely. though the lovely Oberon clutch slave cylinder I bought wont quite fit, pity as it cost £100. Since the engine originally had a cable clutch, I went for a ZRX1200 slave, as then I could fit ZRX master cylinders to match. Oh well, lesson...
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    Yes it'll have to be a one off, as nothing else will likely fit. I'll make the base from alloy sheet, then have it covered by someone who knows what their doing.
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    There are a few unexpected problems with trying to fit early Z1 bodywork on a 650 frame, one of which is that the fuel tap will have to be moved forward as it hits the longer Z1 side panels. Widening the frame by 50mm to fit the bigger 1100 engine and modern running gear doesn't help matters...
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    Interesting info about the French connection. I always thought the Mad Max bodywork looked similar to that of the French endurance racers of the time. Though if I went in that direction, I'd go for the Toecutter version, but without the faring lowers. Though by the time I'd paid import duty...
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    Finally worked out where the forks are from.. a GSX1100 Powerscreen.. bit obscure that one. They will do for now, but I may fit something better in the future. The Z1 side panels and tail unit arrived, they are very well made, come from Japan I think. Sadly and not unexpectedly the tail piece...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    Expensive, but hopefully worth it..
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    Pet pics...

    They grow up so quickly.. Barney my golden retriever..
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    Yes I was later told its called a Coventry die box.. clever bit of kit.
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    Kawasaki Z650 Seventies Special

    Finally got the pair of custom Razor-R shocks built by K-Tech, they were built to the spec for a ZRX1200, but with slightly lighter springs. Since the bike will be lighter than a ZRX1200 and its unlikely I'll ever be carrying a pillion. We did a quick mock again just to make sure the length...
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