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Old 06-07-2008, 11:16 AM   #16
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Wow! Beautiful Job!

You did a great job! I believe that I was drooling over your bike at Bob's BMW the saturday of Memorial Day Weekend!

I love the clean lines...
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:49 PM   #17
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Nice!!!

Excellent job!! It gives me great inspiration for this:



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Old 06-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #18
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Very clean! I like the flask catch can. Little details that are crafted from available but unrelated items really set a bike apart from the herd. This bike has lots of great details.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:27 PM   #19
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After reading your reply your reply to me and having another look at the photo of the bike I you are right to have the battery there. It does add balance through the lines of the bike.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #20
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Muchas gracias!

Thanks for the in-depth answers to questions about brakes and batteries... we-who-are-trying-to-build-something can appreciate the details and the answers.

I am at the "oh, while I am here... I really should put in a new rear main seal...and I might as well seal the tranny-input... and........"

And thanks again for the MORE PICS!

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #21
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WOW! I am just trying to make mine a decent running rough looking stock /6 and you've done all this,Thats a LOT of work and creativity.Nicely done! Mine is just getting to the point after 3 mts that it can maybe go somewhere under its own power farther then in town.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:43 PM   #22
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More inspiration

"and the abbreviated choke cables."

You know, I had never thought of that... and living in Florida, the choke cable is seldom used... I LIKE that mod!
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:27 PM   #23
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Some time ago I acquired a 79 r100 in need of major help, a year and half later and I'm finally on the road. Thanks to members of this site for guidance and help with parts(Walking Bear). Some of the mods:
Lucas headlight shell,idiot lights relocated to bezel
Relocated all electrics to rear of bike under tailsection, ignition switch relocated by seat
Eliminated stock tach/speedo-installed trailtech vapor
Installed Woodcraft clip ons-welded upper triple clamp bar holes shut
Modified Honda SL350 headlight ears(shortened)
CafeRace.com rear section (modified)
Leather seat (local upholster)
Paint-House of Kolor Apple Red
Norton Commando parts- mufflers(inlet swedged to fit), tag/signal holder(modified), seat hold down clamps(mounts on upper shock bolts)
LED signals and brake light-JP Cycles
Built battery box and airbox blank off, Ebay whisky flask belt buckle catch can
Other little odds ends, a fun build. This is my first airhead, a blast to ride! If I can figure out how to add more pics I will show more detail.
the term "done right" comes to mind.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:51 PM   #24
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the term "done right" comes to mind.

Amen to that!
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:22 PM   #25
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I had my /6 out rumbling around tonight in the mountains on some curvy roads,pretty fun bike and makes a great noise when all revved up. Finally runs like its supposed to,really fun bike to rip around on!
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:36 PM   #26
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words, it helps convince the wife that I haven't gone completely insane spending endless hours in the garage. I found an older progress pic showing the electric box, may be of some value to others. I cleaned things up a bit but you get the general idea. The topbox corners needed chamfering, it was a close fit.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #27
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Tarozzi rearsets

Howdy -- very nice cafe build, it's served as inspiration for several of the elements on my own R75/5 cafe. I was wondering if you had any additional pix of the rearsets and the parts you fabricated to adapt them to the frame. I'm fitting a set of Tarozzi's myself and could use some guidance...

Now that you've had several years with them, do you still feel like you've significantly lost rear braking power? Any adjustments you've made that helped? How about difference in shifting?

Thx!
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #28
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Now that you've had several years with them, do you still feel like you've significantly lost rear braking power? Any adjustments you've made that helped? How about difference in shifting?

Thx!
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I didn't choose to use the Tarozzi rear sets on my bike but I can tell you that once you opt to shorten the rear brake's lever, your ability to reach full stopping power with it diminishes drastically and in most cases becomes impossible.

I have always been a 'two-brake' kinda rider and love conbining both the front and rear but during the build-up of the Hot Rod I installed a set of Italian rear sets and have had to relearn most of my braking techniques, because it's no longer possible to lock the rear using the shortened pedal. In fact, without dual front disks, the bike would be far too unsafe to ride on public roads.

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:27 PM   #29
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Bravo!

Thanks for resurrecting this thread.

I think the mufflers look great - as does the rest of your work.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:21 AM   #30
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hello sir,
the bike is looking very good, and I have my own BMW which I want to go in the same direction.
Can you help me on the K&N filter part Number?
Thank you
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