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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #150 on: February 25, 2010, 08:58:26 pm »
I'd like to date your bike... a little wine, a little cheese, we'll see where it goes.
everything I say is pure speculation and
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #151 on: February 25, 2010, 09:12:31 pm »
thanks guys, it means alot to me that you like it.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #152 on: February 26, 2010, 09:19:42 am »
I reeeeally like this build. We have a disturbing amount of similar ideas - exhaust wrap, knee dents, same mirrors, same turn signals, same black rims (on the way), drilled rotor, electrics location, side cover tabs chopped, battery location, etc.

Very well executed, I can only hope that mine turns out half as nice.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #153 on: February 26, 2010, 05:36:25 pm »
Finally a shot where you can see the pearl!


Wow nice paint!! Good call..

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« Reply #154 on: February 26, 2010, 08:27:30 pm »
It is a hard color to notice in pictures but looks great in person, most of the picks make the bike look just primered.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #155 on: February 26, 2010, 08:42:33 pm »
It is a hard color to notice in pictures but looks great in person, most of the picks make the bike look just primered.
I noticed, however when I zoom in on it, it really pop's.. I would love to see that tank in person I have a feeling its better then in the pictures and they look awesome...

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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #156 on: February 26, 2010, 08:52:49 pm »
I think it looks better in person... if I was a better photographer with a nicer camera then I would be able to share a bit better with everyone.

Once everything is buttoned up again I will try and find someone who know how to really shoot pics trade me for some photography work.

You guys think I can swap a head gasket in an afternoon?
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #157 on: February 26, 2010, 09:41:08 pm »
Well I can't believe I forgot to post the dry weight of this thing. I weighed it like 3 weeks ago.


Drum roll...

365 lbs
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #158 on: February 27, 2010, 12:11:25 am »
Well I can't believe I forgot to post the dry weight of this thing. I weighed it like 3 weeks ago.


Drum roll...

365 lbs

jesus... i know i have a fairing and frame for it, and my tank is huge, but i'm wondering where your extra 20# came off... can't remember: single disk? that's a fair amount there.
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« Reply #159 on: February 27, 2010, 08:45:49 am »
and the center stand, exhaust may be heavier, did you remove the starter? Also the rotor and caliper assembly probably weighs 6 to 7 pounds, but with your bike having 70 rwhp it needs more brakes. I can't think of anything else, maybe just alot of little ounces here and there. My rearsets probably weigh an ounce or two less. Stuff like that. I was hoping for more like 350 lbs but if 365 is good I guess I can be happy with that.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #160 on: February 27, 2010, 11:48:49 am »
and the center stand, exhaust may be heavier, did you remove the starter? Also the rotor and caliper assembly probably weighs 6 to 7 pounds, but with your bike having 70 rwhp it needs more brakes. I can't think of anything else, maybe just alot of little ounces here and there. My rearsets probably weigh an ounce or two less. Stuff like that. I was hoping for more like 350 lbs but if 365 is good I guess I can be happy with that.

i'm missing most of the same stuff.. the extra brake up front, fairing frame, and larger tank likely account for a lot. to be fair, i haven't actually weighed mine dry either. what did you weigh yours on?
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #161 on: February 27, 2010, 06:09:19 pm »
a scale on the front and rear then I added them up.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #162 on: February 27, 2010, 06:28:20 pm »
a scale on the front and rear then I added them up.

don't know about the quality of your scales, but there could be some difference in accuracy there too. i was using a digital scale meant for weighing heavy objects.
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« Reply #163 on: February 28, 2010, 05:02:21 pm »
as far as I can tell the scales where accurate, they showed my weight right so I am guessing +- 1 or two pounds at most. The difference makes sense though. A fairing and frame, beafier rear sets, heavier duty valve covers, fork brace, the extra caliper.  Anyways it was cool finally getting to meet you and check out your shop.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #164 on: March 01, 2010, 09:49:19 am »
So fail...

I replaced the head gasket and o-rings but she still leaks oil argg...

and to top it all off the tank had a few pinholes that have now bubbled the paint... double fail.

very depressing
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #165 on: March 01, 2010, 11:15:45 am »
So fail...

I replaced the head gasket and o-rings but she still leaks oil argg...

and to top it all off the tank had a few pinholes that have now bubbled the paint... double fail.

very depressing

Nooooooooooooooooooo!

POR15/Kreem your tank and I have the same weirdness with a leaky head - 750. After HD studs and careful torquing the only thing I can think is to have them machined flat and try again.

500 steps forward and 2 back - seems pretty good to me. Still awesome stuff  ;D

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« Reply #166 on: March 01, 2010, 03:50:29 pm »
I used kreem when I first did it now I used the rest of it in the spots that leaked. I am hoping that the kreem holds up to the ethanol since I am wondering why it took a month for the problem spots to show.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #167 on: March 01, 2010, 04:17:22 pm »
I'm 6 months or so in on Kreeming my tank and no leaks - had 10 different spots on the bottom of the tank.

Reading up on it it's all prep and speed and thoroughness. Screw up on any front and it won't take. Of course, now that I've said that, I fully expect to come out and find 4 gallons of gas on the ground.  ::)

Does Oregon have a greater ethanol % than WA?

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« Reply #168 on: March 01, 2010, 05:44:56 pm »
I followed the directions to the letter, I am thinking maybe in my rotations I missed a spot or two. I don't know.
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« Reply #169 on: March 01, 2010, 08:32:35 pm »
sweet buid where did the tail light come from? love the contour

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« Reply #170 on: March 02, 2010, 07:05:17 am »
I made both the tail and the light cover. The red plastic came off of a wrecked truck tail light that I cut a section out of and with some heat formed to the shape of the cowl.
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Re: Yet another cafe bike build
« Reply #171 on: March 02, 2010, 09:20:12 am »
cornandp, congrats on the weight loss!  Sorry to hear about the tank.  Hope the POR15/Kreem works better this time.  I can't remember who had it on their build, but someone decked the head and cylinder to match in order to seal up.  It'd be a total PITA for you at this point.  But, maybe something down the road (next winter).  For now, let all those Oregonians listen to that exhaust sing!

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« Reply #172 on: March 02, 2010, 12:13:51 pm »
wow  wow   and more wow     ......  drool

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« Reply #173 on: March 02, 2010, 12:19:58 pm »
Thanks for the nomination in BOTM everyone. Just wanted to say I never considered it a candidate when I was building it. It means alot to me that others like it too. Obviously I should like right  ;D.
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« Reply #174 on: March 10, 2010, 08:20:02 am »
So it was a real pain to build with the tools I have. a mill would have made this job a breeze. Anyways it turned out nicely I think, a little sanding and polish and it would look perfect. It really strengthened the forks, now I can't get them to twist like I could before.







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