Change of mind. 77 kz650

oelkuch

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I've been posting about my bike in the cafe section. The build was moving along nicely and I was getting ready to remove all the un wanted tabs and such. I decided to take a week off of the build and really think about what kind of bike I wanted to ride most of the time into the city or for country rides. There is alot of riders around here so I've seen alot of bikes on the hiways and around town.
We'll today I finally made up my mind and broke out the hacksaw. Here's a few pics of what it looked like when I got it and right before cutting time.

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oelkuch

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So I had a 1977 suzuki pe 250 frame laying around so I cut it up and took part of the top tubeand the rear section of the basket in one piece. That fit perfect into place. I had a set of handle bars laying around to so I hacksawed them and they slide perfectly into the frame a little turn and they line right up with the new section of frame. None of it is welded yet just resting in place. A bit of clean up some coping and I can weld it all up.

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WackoTie

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Re: Change of mind. 77 kz650

Hard tail cafe? Kind of an oxymoron no?
And I think the suzuki tank looks hideous unless you plan on putting it on a vintage dirt bike while the kz tank has soft curves and with a strobe stripe running along the bottom I think it'd be killer.
Like these


Then again I know nothing about art, and being that I own a 79 kz650 I may be partial to the kawi style tank..
 

oelkuch

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I was going to do a cafe style then I changed my mind and going with a hardtail bobber.

I'm.I'm also building a 78 Yamaha dt 250 cafe racer that also affected my decisionto build the kawi into a bobber

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oelkuch

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I think I am going to drill a hole through the new top tube and slide a small tube through the hole and weld it in place toGive it some strength then bolt the seat on.

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oelkuch

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Did some work on the rear fender. I drilled out the rivots on the fork brace Soni can reuse the brace on the front fender that I will need to find. I plan on welding the fender into place so I trimmed the fender to fit in the frame tighter. The bottom of fender lines up perfectly with the inside arch of the swingarm.

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