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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    About to give the rotors and calipers a fresh coat of paint (the calipers aren't finished yet):
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    So far, I'm using the stock GSX-R triples. They are 30mm offset, about the same as the stock GS triples. That means I'm getting about 2cm less offset than stock, as the GS-fork is leading axle. I don't think I will make it a priority right away, but if anyone has information on stock triples...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    That's always the smartest choice :)
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Nice bike! I checked out your Nighthawk build, and you really have fabrication skills :) Your bike already looks awesome, but if you really wanted spokes, wouldn't it be possible to make your own comstar adapters and match the adapter to some suitable secondhand spoked wheel? Comstar adapter...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind :)
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Moved the headlight lower and liked the look. Also did a quick photoshop of the fork when compressed (like the Photoshop pro I am.. ). It seems the fender will touch the lower clamp just before the tyre hits the exhaust. I need to set compression and preload so this doesn't happen, but I don't...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Clever:) I used the old bearing, and had to hammer i off afterwards ;)
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Finally! :) I think I'm happy with the looks. I've been so afraid that something would be wrong with the front setup I've chosen. Either that the wheel would be too big, there would be too little ground clearance or that the wheel would be too close to the exhaust. The front is still incomplete...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    I think those of you that have followed my build noticed early on that I didn't have much mechanical experience. It's mostly trial and error, and lots of research in advance. I keep at it because I really enjoy the process. I think I'm getting better at it and when enough time and effort is...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    The instructions for the All Balls conversion say to measure the old and the new lower bearing, and shim the difference if they are more than one mm apart. Here's the old one: And here's the new. No need for spacers:
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Went on to remove the old fork and bearings today. PO had replaced the old bearings with tapered bearings and the lower bearing (the part that sits in the frame) was a real headscratcher.. the angle is such that a screwdriver will not catch the edge. I tried to make an ad-hoc tool: Didn't...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Thought about the "Rat"-thing and noticed that I've already changed it over at thegsresources.com. But it's still "Dented" ;)
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Right side controls finished, I think it works well together with the throttle assembly;
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    1983 XV500 Cafe Racer

    Impressive work!
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Well, I'replying to my own post ;) I found this in an old post from 2006, so it's strange that my kit didn't include instructions. Maybe they're online somewhere. "This kit is supplied with (2) spacers that are used by various applications to make up for thickness differences between the taper...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    I removed the old bearings from the stem, and was about to press the new lower bearing on. The bearings are conversion bearings from All Balls. In the package was these two spacers. They are about the same with as the stem, and I'm not sure where they go.. Anyone who knows? There a two spacers...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Also got the front tyre onto the rim today:
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    And this is how they turned out:
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    Seems much easier to use than my old switchgear :)
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