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Old 04-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #76
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Have you taken it on a test ride?
Unfortunately Yes. And it made me crazy as I have too little time to test and have no time to ride until now, since riding her home for 5 days! Damn!!
The riding feeling was great, I would confident say so. At first, quite strange as the two piston strike to two sides and make the bike a bit vibration. But then when I pull the throttle some more, bike came stable and.... damn, really happy.
I have taken the bike on the city road for around 5miles home. Not too speedy as street was quite crowded.
Bike handling was great. It's pretty light and easy to take it over the corner. Also the seat is quite low, the bike COG itself is also low, so that give me much more confident while cornering than the original bike.
Front upside down forks was great. I can feel it. But the rear monoshock, I did not have a chance to feel how it performs as there wasn't bumpy road.
Ah, front dual-disc brake functioned very well. Rear brake consider just for fun. .
Damn, just want to ride the bike out now, right away, even though it's now midnight here in Vietnam!


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You've made yourself a drop dead gorgeous poor man's moto guzzi. I loooove it!
Thank you. Guzzi is lovely also. But I love my bike more, and really like your comment!

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Awesome final product! Anxious to see some pictures of it in action!
Hopefully I can take the bike out for a ride this weekend, time and weather depending.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #77
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Oh, that's all!???
Expecting for some more...

See the front view:


And a little side view:


Not too bad ass:


Gas tank is Adventure/Touring type. Coz it 's almost double capacity of a VFR gas tank! LOL....


Feel the look :


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WOW!! I think that your project looks fantastic. Love the style, the lines, and the color scheme. I hope you have many happy memories on the bike.

Well done!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #78
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-Congrats...!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #79
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That looks sweet. I love the orange color and the tank shape is sexy. Great job!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #80
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Thumbs up mate, very good work!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:18 AM   #81
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viet horse

well done, very nice job.honda should build this bike instead of a retro cb750. i'd buy it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #82
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I LOVE it as well, great job
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #83
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WOW!! I think that your project looks fantastic. Love the style, the lines, and the color scheme. I hope you have many happy memories on the bike.

Well done!
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That looks sweet. I love the orange color and the tank shape is sexy. Great job!
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Thumbs up mate, very good work!!!

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I LOVE it as well, great job
Thank you very much.

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well done, very nice job.honda should build this bike instead of a retro cb750. i'd buy it.
If Honda does, the price must be crazy HIGH....
Thank you for the nice words, guys,
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:12 PM   #84
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I am sure you guys like to see some more pix:



Not a big ass, but it's bad ass:



Do you see the return coolant reservoir??






Me and the bike after a short test ride:



Sorry for my little proud :

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:11 AM   #85
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Beautiful, nice work!
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:41 AM   #86
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Very nice build... From a fellow CX owner!

Can't see it clearly but is the overflow tank next to the right side of the radiator? Good place for it. I also like the color scheme overall.

My bike also has the side to side vibration @ idle. It also gets smoother at higher revolutions.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #87
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Beautiful result, Mr Horse!
You have both my compliments and envy.
Maybe a set of these on the tank?



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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #88
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Beautiful, nice work!
Thank you.

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Very nice build... From a fellow CX owner!

Can't see it clearly but is the overflow tank next to the right side of the radiator? Good place for it. I also like the color scheme overall.

My bike also has the side to side vibration @ idle. It also gets smoother at higher revolutions.

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You are right. That's it. It is just a straight tube along side of the radiator. For looking, it's great location for the tube. But talking about performance, I think it is not quite good. You know what, because it is very near to the engine and the radiator, so the overflow tube is also quite hot.

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Beautiful result, Mr Horse!
You have both my compliments and envy.
Maybe a set of these on the tank?



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Thank you and sorry for making you envy.
I was thinking of those signs since started designing the bike. However, now I am more on the choice that make the bike as simple as possible. Some days ago, I was thinking of putting two black line strips at the middle of the bike, from the tank to the rear hump.
What you you think about that? I just put the black decal on.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #89
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Rod this cafe racer to to work two days ago. Total for that day around 50km or so.

Really happy that the bike performance was great.
There are some issues discovered along the trip.

1. Rear monoshock is quite hard. City travel should be fine, but for a long and continuous distance (let' say around 100miles or more). And of course it 's not a good idea for riding on bumpy roads. It may be because of the thin seat as well.

2. First 10km I got the overflow of coolant. You can imagine traveling in city with max speed is 10-15mph with several stops at traffic lights... Ok, that may be an excuse. But I need to take it more serious with the bike itself.
There are some suspected causes:
- The radiator aluminum fins: it's damaged too much, and the air flow of the cooler fan somehow blocked.
- The returning coolant reservoir (tube) design: It may be smaller than the original so it is easy to be overflown. Besides, I made it next to the radiator, and beside the engine, so that reservoir (tube) may be as hot as the coolant in radiator.
I have stopped for a while to get it cooler before rolling again. I have checked the coolant level and found that they are okay in both areas. Lucky me, there was no overflow again for the rest of the day.
For sure I will get this repaired.

3. One of front fork has oil leak. It's minor but need to be considered. I found that the fork tube has a little scratch. I noticed that after cleaning the forks, but I did not think it would leak. Don't know how difficult for getting a replacement tube.
Just did a search on Ebay, there is a right FZR1000 front forks is on sale for $100. Just a reference first, then I will take my time to search locally to see if I can find one here.

4. The gears lever is a bit stiff. My left shoes, damn, that's my working shoes, not the riding shoes, it damaged a bit because of the gears lever.
If you know this bike, you may know the different design of the gears transmission, that 's funny design.
Thinking of making a longer lever with rubber covered.

Other than that, all good.

Should I expect more for a bike which is almost new designed. LOL...
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:08 PM   #90
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