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Old 03-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, since I have changed direction with the modifications to my bike, I thought I should start a new thread to stop disappointing inmates looking for a Cafe Racer build.
Progress has been slow, but there has been some, and with spring on the way, I am going to make a big push to try to get her on the road soon.

Here she is in the beginning:

I got this bike in a trade for this one:

I got this "connie" as a gift from my good friend James. This was partly repayment for helping him out on a few things, but mostly because he is a really good friend! I however, am not a fan of the big Kawasaki, and always wanted an Airhead so......

Next is to ruin my new Airhead, so I .....

Did a little cutting:




Did a single shock conversion:






Then build up some new spoke wheels:


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Old 03-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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Is this a different /7 than the cafe bike, or did you just take a gigantic swerve in a new direction?

I thought that you had done so much work already that you were past the point of no return with the concept.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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I grabbed a GSXR triple clamp, and turned down the neck to fit the upper bearings:




Started some frame bracing:


And installed the upper shock mount:


Then installed Suzuki Bandit 1200 forks, new bars, and mounted the new tires. Almost looks like a motorcycle now:


I've long been a Japanese bike guy, so when it comes to sourcing parts I usually have something laying around, like...
Cb750 front hub, and brake rotor, Suzuki GS500E caliper, SV650 Master cylinder. Then I got some $25 Shinko "Golden Boy" tires to go with my $10 helmet! ;)
Actually despite the crazy low price, the reviews for these tires are pretty good. I hope to concur!


Got some "low altitude" carburetors as well, Mikuni VM38 Roundslides:
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Is this a different /7 than the cafe bike, or did you just take a gigantic swerve in a new direction?

I thought that you had done so much work already that you were past the point of no return with the concept.
If your willing to get rid of lots of parts, your never too far down the road!
Same bike, for better of worse.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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A different change of direction, but I'm interested in seeing where it ends. You do very good work.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #7
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stunning welds and workmanship really impressed.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Back at it!

Only a bit of progress, but I am on a tear! I sent my transmission out to be rebuilt, and it is estimated to be six weeks till it comes home, so this will be my deadline to get the work done, so I can plug the trans in, and ride.
Wish me luck!?!

My nephew give me a kick in the rear:


Trans out:


About half way done with the sub frame:




the new 1 7/8 lb lithium battery:
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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great to the thinking and the workmanship that has gone into this one.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #10
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the new 1 7/8 lb lithium battery:
Those wires look kind of, um, cookable. Are they fat enough to drive your starter?

Nice work. Don't get too busy cuz I'm gonna need some 'zorst welding sometime over the summer.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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Laugh Nice work!!!

Your welding work is beatiful but I see that is your business - also the fab work is beautiful I am very impressed by the monoshock design and implementation looks first class!!!


IIt will be interesting to see how this handles / turnout but keep up the great work us non welding professional do apperciate quailty work / welds. I can only booger weld!!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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Thanks fellas! Yeah, the wires should be fine. The wires will be very short, and they are (I think) 4 gauge, so not too small.
Either way, they start my van easily enough, so I'm pretty sure they can handle this old girl
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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Has that battery been tested in this application? Will it charge, etc...? Looks like a nice alternative to pricier options...
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #14
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Hey Diablo,
I have not used this exact battery in a bike before. It has way more power than required to start a bike, or a V-8 for that matter. However, it is an experiment, to see how well it works, and charges. Many lithium batteries are being used in these applications, without any problems, but I have not seen this exact one used.
That said, this is a very durable, and hi power battery. I don't see any issues, other than charging. It is a 14.8 volt and our bikes only charge to 14.4 ish?!?
this seems plenty close enough to nominal that it should be just fine.
I am buying the battery equalizer, to plug in every oil change, just to make sure the cells stay equalized ($10)
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #15
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Where's that popcorn?

Oh, yeah. There it is.

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