Looking awesome Sean! I love the spoked rims! Really really makes the cafe racer look! I really wanted spokes, but alas I have a shaft drive. There is some talk about using a spoked shaft wheel off a suzuki boulevard thing, but I think it's too wide or something. Too much fabricating for this project!
I see your bike in your little avatar, but you need to get some big photos up so we can enjoy it!
What master cylinder did you get? I want to upgrade my front master cylinder. Did you find it gave you anymore stopping power? Mine is weak at best.
Thanks Andrew. Spokes were a bit of a pain really, but I do prefer the look. The back was the main problem, had to put a bracket under the swing arm, ditch the hydraulic brake and fab up some bracing for the torque arm. Took a bit of fettling to get the wheel spacers right too.
The master cylinder is a cheapie chinese copy from ebay. Looks good though and did the trick in improving the feel. It was only £15 incl postage from Hong Kong!
I have braided hoses and new pads on there too.
I do have some more pix I need to add as I have cut off the original exhaust hangers and welded in a new one raising the height of the exhaust and also I have just moved the ignition key to under the tank, removed the gauge mounting points and cleaned up the top yoke for a cleaner look but haven't got around to taking pix of those changes yet.
OK, I wasn't happy with the way the top yoke looked, so whilst the fork seals where being replaced I did some work on it.
I moved the ignition key by extending the wiring and fabbing a bracket to fix the ignition and attach the horn to the same bracket. There is a mounting point underneath the tank where the horn was mounted. I attached the new bracket to this mounting point.
I removed the original gauge mounting points off the top yoke and was able to move the current gauge closer to the yoke tidying it up a bit.
Hi Zoorocker, the gauge is from a Suzuki GZ125 marauder. Maybe it is a little large for some tastes. The smaller ones do look neater, I agree, but I quite like the big clocks they had on the Vincent Black Shadow bikes.
More pix of my yoke/key attached...