lets see your small cafe's and mopeds

mr.umbrella

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I guess I'll play too. 1976 Puch maxi hard tail. On a diet with a big motor, custom intake, really big carb, lots of porting, welded and machined cases, yadda yadda yadda...we gps'd the top speed consistently at 69 mph and pulled like a raped ape off of idle. I wanted to crack 75 mph but didn't want to spend any more cash.
 

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BrooksNick

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Currently working on transforming this:



To this: (Photoshop Mockup)



You've seen that a right, base is a Yamaha FS1, that I'm going to convert into a café style black-bomber! Kind of a "Baby Black Bomber".
Can be followed at: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=60933.0
 

ABCanuck

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BrooksNick said:
Currently working on transforming this:



To this: (Photoshop Mockup)



You've seen that a right, base is a Yamaha FS1, that I'm going to convert into a café style black-bomber! Kind of a "Baby Black Bomber".
Can be followed at: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=60933.0
I'm not a "KEEP IT STOCK!!!" preacher but I do wonder why bother changing a seemingly very tidy bike. I like the Yamaha speed blocks and the look of the current bike.
 

BrooksNick

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ABCanuck said:
I'm not a "KEEP IT STOCK!!!" preacher but I do wonder why bother changing a seemingly very tidy bike. I like the Yamaha speed blocks and the look of the current bike.
Well quite simple really. I've been thinking about it for a while! The gas tank and sidecovers look neat on picture, but in real life they look way more worn. Scratches, paint becoming dull, speed blocks damaged, on the other side a rust spot,..
I've been working to make all the rest tidy, now everything looks good but these. (Also I had a little accident a while ago and now my handlebar is a bit warped. With the money to repair that I found some nice looking cheap clip-ons and headlight brackets.
Sounds like a good excuse to start a cafe racer styled conversion, does it not? :p

Also FS1's are quite popular here in Belgium. Also even more in England and the Netherlands. Yet I haven't seen many unique projects (except for a few, but these can easily be counted on one hand). Everyone's just restoring them in original state, wich is very nice, but not my thing. I want something special and truly unique that shows people what kind of awesome things you can do with a FS1!
 

powderbanks

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An amalgamation of parts from Yamahas, Kawasakis, Hondas, a 1940s stovetop, a Norton bolt, Hurst shifter, and who knows what else.. '49cc' block (bored to ~70cc), 3 speed semi-auto suicide shift tranny. So. Much. Fun.



Mine and my friend's bike. His has the same motor, but with a 4 speed. Started as a simple restoration, but hurricane Sandy ended up necessitating more...





Sent from my Q10
 

Sneikz

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I've become the proud owner of a 2005 Tomos Revival moped, the one without pedals!

Not sure it fits on this forum as there's not a snowflakes chance in hell of it doin' the ton! Speedo tops out at 60kmph and I'm told it's comfortable between 25-30kmph! Wave as you jog past me.

If you've never heard of it don't be surprised. They're made in Slovenia.

It needs a bit of TLC to get it up to rego. Parts are not available in Aus. so it's going to be a bit of a challenge. I was however able to pick up a part for the rear brake from the local pushbike shop!

It boasts 49cc of pure Blue Haze with a two speed automatic transmission.

Plan is to have it registered sometime before Christmas.
 

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