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Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
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Aussieflyer Offline
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Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
art 5

Painted and ready to ride. The original bike was blue which I liked but wanted to customise the colour using a darker blue pearl with large blue metal flake plus a couple of silver frost stripes. In all but bright sunlight the bike looks black but under bright light you can see the blue flick.
   
   
   
   

So that's where the bike is at today which I metioned earlier to be at about 95% of stage one. To complete stage one the side covers will be repainted with a new CB1100 decal fitted, braided brake and clutch lines, and a fibregalss shortened front fender (with the two stripes). Stage two will simply be the wire wheels off a 2014 model.
Who knows what stage three will be however I am sure that something will come to mind ... maybe new rear suspension, any suggestions?

Love to see some of your bikes and share ideas.

Cheers
Aussieflyer
01-25-2014 09:23 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Really really nice articles and awesome work. Thanks! I am not a huge fan of cafe's because most people really cobble them together but yours is one of the finest I have ever seen. Good job. Might I suggest powder coating your rear foot pegs and holders black. They really stick out and will virtually disappear if powder coated.

Heres the ones on my FZ before

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And after powder coating
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01-25-2014 10:40 AM
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davidsargee Offline
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
I'll second Ferret on that one, that is the cleanest Cafe bike I have seen. Your hard work really paid off. I like cafe bikes, but as Ferret said, you don't see craftsmanship like that every day.

In my humble opinion, once you have the fender and wheels as you like them, you are done, at least with the cosmetic side of things. Are you planning any other engine mods?

Well done sir, my hat is off to you. Beer

A motorcycle's engine should have oil in it, not water...(Mitsuyoshi Kohama) The ferret
(This post was last modified: 01-25-2014 06:31 PM by davidsargee.)
01-25-2014 06:31 PM
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ari cb Offline
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sydney
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Wow... To repeat what was said: Hats off to you and your mates! Very tastefully done.

How do you find the clubman bars?

Happy oz day BTW Smile

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01-26-2014 05:58 AM
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Cormanus Online
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Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
G'day Aussieflyer. Fantastic job. Well done.
01-28-2014 05:58 AM
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Aussieflyer Offline
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Melbourne Australia
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Thanks for the compliments guys, very much appreciated, and glad you like it.
Good suggestion Ferret, I will look into powder coating the rear foot pegs and assembly along with the headlight bracket which was on my to do list.
Ari, the clubman bars are perfect for me as I do feel more comfortable and "in control" with lower bars. If you are contemplating clubman bars will need to watch out for the width of the inner arc and the length of each side of the handlebar. The inner arc needs to clear the instrument cluster and the length of each bar must fit the grips and levers. As the clutch master cyclinder has a very long banjo bolt it comes very close to the instrument cases ... ensure your bars are wide enough and around 700mm is about right. Obviously you'll also be selecting the correct tube size - 7/8".
01-29-2014 10:33 PM
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ari cb Offline
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Thanks Aussieflyer. I feel the same with lower bars. Better control over the front end. Cheers.

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02-01-2014 06:39 PM
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CaptainAwesome Offline
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Very, very nice. A lot of small details really class it up, like the bit of silver paint on the triangle shaped cover.

Well done!
02-05-2014 08:37 PM
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Flynbulldog Offline
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Larkspur, CO
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
Beautiful bike And Beautiful work. Beer

But, I'd hate to spend much time on that seat...
03-06-2014 07:53 AM
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Aussieflyer Offline
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Melbourne Australia
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RE: Aussieflyer's Cafe Racer - part 5
... yeah you are right, about an hour before I wanna get off and stretch my legs. Today I rode with the standard seat fitted and felt like my rear end was perched on a cloud! I will be doing something about improving the upholstery for a more comfortable seat.
03-06-2014 10:13 PM
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