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Old 09-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #856
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:17 AM   #857
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[QUOTE=GeezWhiz;19602723]My subframe bends down like all the others.

Curses!!!
That is the one thing I didn't want to hear. Great job on your seat. I had someone else build a custom seat for me but he did not build a bend into the base like you did. Now I have to work backwards and build the frame, or, I just though of this: Maybe I can trim the fiberglass along the bottom to match the bent subframe. Maybe a course grinder can be used.

Great job you did! Same with the gorgeous orange bike by the way.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:20 AM   #858
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I love this photoshop picture. Never mind half the shocks were cut off in the rear of that slash2 frame and that there are no cables anywhere. Unfortunately this bike can only exist in our imaginations.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #859
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The similarities are striking. Is yours home built as well?
I traded for this seat thast was built for a /5 and made it fit my R90S.

The rear had an embedded "racing stripe" ferature that I filled in. Then I had a local upholstery shop cover it.

I think this is the best shape for a rear cowl, don't you agree?
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #860
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I traded for this seat thast was built for a /5 and made it fit my R90S.

The rear had an embedded "racing stripe" ferature that I filled in. Then I had a local upholstery shop cover it.

I think this is the best shape for a rear cowl, don't you agree?
I could have saved a lot of work with a seat like that.

I agree with you about the shape. My goal was to make the cowl relate to the tank profile to give a cohesive look to the bike. I think it worked.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #861
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My 75 R90/6 Cafe Racer.











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Old 10-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #862
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Nice ride Chris! Looks like a truly comfortable café racer.
Nice to see many of your Boxer Metal parts all on one bike.
How does she ride?
Love your matching BXR MTL plates.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #863
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Nice ride Chris! Looks like a truly comfortable café racer.
Nice to see many of your Boxer Metal parts all on one bike.
How does she ride?
Love your matching BXR MTL plates.
Thanks Bill. I'll find out how she rides this afternoon.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #864
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Thanks Bill. I'll find out how she rides this afternoon.

Finally have started my build

after a few hours



After we opened a box from Boxer Metal



On the list for the weekend.

Endurolast Ignition and Charging system
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #865
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Finally have started my build

after a few hours



After we opened a box from Boxer Metal



On the list for the weekend.

Endurolast Ignition and Charging system
Front Fork Rebuild
Exhaust
Lights
Boy, that looks really nice, but that rear subframe/upper shock mount setup looks a bit lightly built. How long have you been riding it like this? But yes, it really does looks nice!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #866
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JC- I dig it man. That is super clean and my parts look pretty cool too
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #867
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JC- I dig it man. That is super clean and my parts look pretty cool too

Chris your parts are AWESOME! Thanks so much, worth every penny. As for the subframe, only put a few miles on it so far. I've been following Kevils Speed Shop Builds and he puts the frame on every one of his bikes. He says he hasn't come across any issues to date. Its Steel and sturdy.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #868
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:45 PM   #869
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Maybe it's because I am just getting over being damn near killed from a final drive shock stud snapping off but I sure hope those subframes don't hurt anybody. I am pretty certain I could fold one just down the street from my shop where my shock stud broke let alone a little further down the road where I really start riding but I'll never find out for sure!
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #870
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Mild R65 Cafe...

The original owner added the S fairing. This winter I'll tidy the tail, add Raask rearsets, suspension bits, 2 x 10w (0.63A) LED Ridgid SRM Flood Lamps, and Rizoma Track77 Signals. Not sure what to do about the OEM mufflers. Any suggestions?

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