ST2 DuCafinated

knumbntz

Member
Hi Everyone,

I have been building a cafe racer out of a ST2, but I guess the project will be more like in Monster style so I thought I would start a thread showing whats happening. (well its got a S2R swingarm so I guess it qualifies as part monster anyhow :) )

I will start at the beginning and run through to where its at.

Hang in, its making good progress and I hope you like it so far.

To begin with - bought a crashed bike at the auctions.




Stripping


cut the rear of the frame off and added in some tube
 

knumbntz

Member
Re: ST2 Cafinated

Bought a SSSA off an S2R and a wheel to fit from Gotham Cycles




Stripped the motor and replace bearings and seals but mainly just the paint the cases which had all the paint flaking off and had oxidising everywhere


Had to get a S2R read shock as the original ST2 no longer fit because of the gas canister.
 

neevo

Active Member
Re: ST2 Cafinated

Veeeeeery interested to see where this is going as I would love to do something similar as my next project.
 

knumbntz

Member
Re: ST2 Cafinated

some hi-comp pistons.


more bits



got the engine parts back from the painters. Black with red pearl through it.


some shiny pimp my ride sort of thing happening now
 

knumbntz

Member
Re: ST2 Cafinated

more shiny bits

awful some of the castings. Billet is so much nicer


started making some bits up on the lathe


and polishing what i couldnt make
 

knumbntz

Member
Re: ST2 Cafinated

the painter got a little over zealous and sandblasted the cases inside and out. No damage but I put on a coat of glyptol red engine enamel on the inside to stop porosity issues.




got the case back together and set about adding some more bling


did i say i love machines parts ?
 

Maritime

Well-Known Member
bikeboy said:
That stuff looks awesome!

Hurry up and finish ;)

ian
LOL bikeboy check the Members before and after thread the bike is there and it is awsome. This thread is the story behind it I believe.

knumbntz great job, my neighbor did a build on a crashed Duc but it wasn't to this level. Yours is amazing.
 

knumbntz

Member
Picked up some nice rearsets on ebay.


wheels came back from painters....nice !




more bling bits turned up in the mail





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knumbntz

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Machined up a spacer so I could get rid of the speedo drive


Found a set of headlights I liked and had them gold anodised




finally got the rest of the parts back from the painters so its GO time for the build.





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knumbntz

Member
more bits ready to go on


close up of the paint. Looks black out of the light but in the sun or flash light it looks 3D like


Forks in..







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knumbntz

Member
Thanks for the comments. Headlights machined from billet to look like pistons.


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knumbntz

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I made up a tank decal in photoshop and got the painter to put in on



motor in, swingarm on.


starting to look like a bike again.







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knumbntz

Member
I like how it is starting to look from the front, coming together nicely.


so what do you think so far ?






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knumbntz

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new chain on, rearsets on.



today its up to here.
Worked out brackets for the lights, mounted the pump back in the tank and put the tanks on, checked out where the seat goes on, and set out to mount the tail light.





checked to see how to mount the speedo and how it will look, still have to make the bracket yet.





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