Project Cafe XSpresso - Build Thread

jdizon

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I've been itching to build a cafe racer for some time and came across a Yamaha xs400 I picked up for next to nothing.

Some of the key components for this build is running a mono-shock for the rear and modern (inverted) forks for the front end. I'm thinking either one from a Aprilia RS125 or GSXR/CB. I'm still up on the air on that front.


Here is a sketch of what I envision the bike to look.



Buell Monoshock I picked up on eBay. Mount I got from David at voodoo vintage.



Bike stripped and started mocking up tank & wheels to get an idea.



Going with a custom Aluminum Tank & Tail built by Coopersmithing Co.
 

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Soltesjoey350

21 years young, 1972 Honda CB350.
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

Sweet ideas man!

How many bikes do you have in your garage?

Joey
 

jdizon

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Aircoolin said:
Sweet ideas man!

How many bikes do you have in your garage?

Joey
5 now. This will probably be the last. Here's a pic of my girls.

 

pukhkan

New Member
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

Love your work so ill be following this one here! best of luck!
 

jdizon

New Member
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

Thanks man! Btw that's a cool bike in your profile pic. Do you have a build thread I can follow?

pukhkan said:
Love your work so ill be following this one here! best of luck!
 

TijmenK

New Member
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

With the quality of your previous builds I definitely don't want to miss this. Are you going to modify the steel swing-arm or will you swap for a modern aluminum one?
 

pukhkan

New Member
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jdizon said:
Thanks man! Btw that's a cool bike in your profile pic. Do you have a build thread I can follow?
Thank you... Nope never made a build thread but the bike is like 95% done just finished wiring last night Ill follow your Instagram right now and you check out my bike on my profile from beginning to end pretty much!
 

jdizon

New Member
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

Thanks Timjen! I was planning to use the stock swing-arm and maybe add a under-brace like I did for my xs650.



Tijmen said:
With the quality of your previous builds I definitely don't want to miss this. Are you going to modify the steel swing-arm or will you swap for a modern aluminum one?
 

Soltesjoey350

21 years young, 1972 Honda CB350.
Re: Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

jdizon said:
5 now. This will probably be the last. Here's a pic of my girls.

I like the one in the middle :eek:
In all honesty though, sweet set up there, that's awesome! I'll be following along on this one too.

Joey
 

Rich Ard

doin' the backstroke in an estrogen ocean
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Project Coffee Racer - Build Thread

Hold up. Where's the lawnmower collection?
 

jdizon

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Rich Ard said:
Hold up. Where's the lawnmower collection?
Lol that collection is are at my friend's garage.


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jdizon

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Got my TINS today from Joe @ Coopersmithingco. I'm very pleased with the quality of the tank and tail.

 

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HolyRoller

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Hey... great looking bike in the works! I jus spent a very, very rewarding 1/2 hour drooling all over my screen while scrolling through the Facebook page of Cooper Smithing. That guy is an effing genius.

Looking forward to seeing this bike done!

HR
 

jdizon

New Member
HolyRoller said:
Hey... great looking bike in the works! I jus spent a very, very rewarding 1/2 hour drooling all over my screen while scrolling through the Facebook page of Cooper Smithing. That guy is an effing genius.

Looking forward to seeing this bike done!

HR
Thanks HR! Joe is a metal wizard! So stoked on the quality of the tank and tail. Might just polish it and forget about paint.


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