JULY 2010 BIKE OF THE MONTH - WINNER!

Tim

Administrator
Staff member
We have a winner! Sorry it's a bit late in announcing, but hey, it's Canada Day here and I've been out riding and watching fireworks :)

Congrats to Cafe Pete and his Lucky 7, who walked away with this month's title with a whopping 51.7% of the vote!

Banner to come! Enjoy all the glamor shots and details that make this a worthy DO THE TON Bike of the Month winner!

Cafe Pete's writeup:

Hi everyone,
Started about a year ago, I had Just sold my R6 a few months earlier. I was out for a drive with my wife,
when I noticed a bunch of vintage motorcycles coming towards us on Hwy24 (Paris Swap meet) when
it hit me, time to rebuild a old bike. So the research begins.
This is what she looked like when I picked her up, after a good clean.

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Good shape, but with burnt wiring , rusty tank , seized brakes , three coat of paint on the engine(wires and all) I knew I had some long days ahead of me.
First thing, came across DTT and registered. Next worked on getting her started, then striped all unwanted parts, after reading a how to on building a fibreglass seat I took a shot at it, twice with good results.

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Added the clubman’s, messed around with exhaust set up’s. When I was happy with the mock up the tear down started.

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Stripped and wire wheeled the frame and cut the unwanted tabs.

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Spray the frame with black epoxy,

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after the frame I started on the engine by stripping the paint, disassembled the top end checking for damage, cleaned, painted, lightly polished parts and reassembled the engine.
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Next on to the wheels, sanded, installed the tubes and tires then sprayed them with satin black epoxy paint,

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also built a 1-2 intake with a round K&N filter, modified the kicker by adding a spark plug socket, mounted the speedo (soon the be the tach) low on the trees. Relocated the rear fender on the swing arm.

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Rebuilt the carbs, master cylinder, added new fork seals, brakes, lines and cables. Picked up 2-1 exhaust off a cb350 on ebay, added a little heat to make it fit. Completed the wiring, test fired, she started right up.

Back to the seat and tank bondo, sand, bondo, sand.
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Had a local paint shop mix a metallic orange paint and put it in to spray cans. After the prep was complete I taped off my garage and started spraying.
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Added a led tail light, the decal and this is what she look like.

Very proud to say with the help of DTT I built this bike right out of my garage!

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tWistedWheelz

BUILT NOT BOUGHT!
Pete I watched you craft this machine from the start, and I must say, you did an outstanding job. I love this bike and feel that it has a look that genuinely speaks cafe racer. I really can't explain how much I like it, but to put it in perspective, I really wish she was mine! I hope you find many sunny days to saddle up and enjoy this machine, and I know when you do, she will turn some heads! Nice job and congrats on BOTM, well deserved!
 

mtrace535

Been Around the Block
Congrats Pete. Once again, one of the best 360s ive ever seen.Well deserving BOTM. Ill be happy if mine turns out half as nice.
 

DBC

Been Around the Block
Congrats pete! a damn fine machine you have there. BOTM honors are well deserved!
 

cafePete

Coast to Coast
DTT BOTM WINNER
Thanks very much guys!
extremely excited and honored to be voted as bike of the month.
I hope to share some of my new skills, by helping others with there
builds, their is so many great build out there right now that's
I'm tring to follow. Keep up the good work!
Peter
oh yeah! I'm tring to put a video togther to show her in
action, stay tuned.
 

Tim

Administrator
Staff member
Pete - email me full size pics of the bike that you'd like me to use in making up the banner - would like to get it done asap so we feature your bike for as much of July as possible!

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Big R

Heaven is so far away.
Hmmm, I guess I'm playing catch-up. Congrats Pete!

Now ride the piss out of it! After you send Tim the pics of course!
 

cafePete

Coast to Coast
DTT BOTM WINNER
Big Rich said:
Hmmm, I guess I'm playing catch-up. Congrats Pete!

Now ride the piss out of it! After you send Tim the pics of course!

Thanks Rich!
And don't worrie, she been at WOT more then a few times. ;D

Tim, the banner looks great! Now time to share with family and
friends.
Thanks again DTT!
 

xulf13

West of Tennessee
Very well deserved. Your hardwork paid off even though you build this for your self and not to get props..
I did not doubt for once this would not win July.

Congrats Pete.
 

cafePete

Coast to Coast
DTT BOTM WINNER
xulf13 said:
Very well deserved. Your hardwork paid off even though you build this for your self and not to get props..
I did not doubt for once this would not win July.

Congrats Pete.

Thanks xulf13!
 

Drewski

"Invictus Maneo" - I remain unvanquished!
DTT SUPPORTER
DTT BOTM WINNER
You know... there's a "ton" of CB's out there. Lots of really nice ones too. This one, however, is one that I'd love to own!! :D

Others have already said it... but... "Well done Pete!!" 8) 8)
 

cafePete

Coast to Coast
DTT BOTM WINNER
Thanks guys!
Very happy with the bike. Blast to ride,and she turning
alot of heads. ;D
 

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