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Offline Dyrden

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Craigslist 750 Cafe, Version 2 on deck
« on: June 12, 2011, 07:08:21 pm »
So, I started with a rough running K7.

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Took it apart and put stuff in a bucket.

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I dont like casting marks.

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I do like cool old shocks:

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And everyone knows speed holes are cool.

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So are shiny parts(not done with these BTW)

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Some people think dual carbs are cool(makes it look like a 350 which I like)

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But, they dont fit unless...

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Youre willing to cut things up, which I am.

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Got this in the mail:

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Current stuff:
Aluminum Excels out at anodizer getting deep red.
Tank and tail from Benjie
Rearsets TBD
engine degreased but needs more work.

My last build was aluminum but steel throws much more satisfying sparks!!!

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 10:38:00 pm »
Cool start to your thread!
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 10:50:49 pm »
Yah I'm intrigued.  Want to see those twin carbs fitted, never seen that.  Is the headlight bucket w/ speedo a Carpy buy?  Been thinking about converting to one like that and get rid of the clutter up front.  If the CB ends up looking as good as the StreetFighter it will be a real fun build to watch.
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 08:33:09 am »
Yah I'm intrigued.  Want to see those twin carbs fitted, never seen that.  Is the headlight bucket w/ speedo a Carpy buy?  Been thinking about converting to one like that and get rid of the clutter up front.  If the CB ends up looking as good as the StreetFighter it will be a real fun build to watch.
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Thx.  Yes, thats one of Carpys.  Ill likely match the paint from the tank to the headlight housing, but need to decide on that first.  Im going to run a simple harness and use an RFID keyless ignition that Ill hide in the headlight housing.  Trying to keep the bars super clean.  I cant wait for the tank and tail so I can actually sit on the bike for the first time and fab up some mounts for rearsets.

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 09:00:21 am »
Very nice, love those shocks!
Sometimes...the hard thing and the right thing are the same thing!

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 12:51:20 pm »
Sounds good...subscribed!!!
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 12:50:02 pm »
What 2 carbs are you using to replace the stock 4? I like the idea of that, I have a 650 and just kind of curious. Might like to try that one day, and tell everybody how I got the idea...

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 01:48:21 pm »
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 03:34:04 pm »
Cycle X has a dual carb set up!
http://www.cyclexchange.net/Carb%20System%20Comp%20Page.htm

That's them. Usually reserved for choppers with backbones since clearing the stock frame is nearly impossible. Nothing a sawsall, grinder and welder can't fix.

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 10:16:29 am »
I'm still drooling over those shocks, are they NOS or did you rebuild them? what model shock are they?..great job!
Sometimes...the hard thing and the right thing are the same thing!

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 05:23:42 pm »
I'm still drooling over those shocks, are they NOS or did you rebuild them? what model shock are they?..great job!

Thanks!  Those are early 80s CB900 rear shocks.  And yes, they looked much rougher before I got a hold of them!

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 04:55:45 am »
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 09:58:25 am »
Just a little progress this week:

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2011, 06:04:08 pm »
awesome work but seems like a lot of work to make some carbs fit
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2011, 07:39:49 pm »
awesome work but seems like a lot of work to make some carbs fit

Thanks, yea it is a lot of work but I didnt buy it to take short cuts and I wanted to separate it from the sea of other 750 cafes.

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2011, 10:14:52 am »
Those CB 900 shocks, you did a great job on! Did you rebuild the shocks and if so where did you find the parts? Also isn't the CB900 shock a little taller than what you had before...I'm thinking of switching from my Asia nitrogen shock to these if I can get the height right and replace the bushings etc.  Thanks again its great what you are doing. My build is the Pegasus bike in the project part of the forum.
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2011, 12:28:17 pm »
Those CB 900 shocks, you did a great job on! Did you rebuild the shocks and if so where did you find the parts? Also isn't the CB900 shock a little taller than what you had before...I'm thinking of switching from my Asia nitrogen shock to these if I can get the height right and replace the bushings etc.  Thanks again its great what you are doing. My build is the Pegasus bike in the project part of the forum.

Thanks.  It is a little taller which will level out the frame(which I like).  I did buy new bushings and spent a ton of time cleaning/sanding and then masked and primered and painted the bodies.

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2011, 01:40:10 pm »
Thanks for the info...great job they look way better than the modern $140.00 Asia nitrogen shocks or the aftermarkets available...although there may be just a little sacrifice in performance. I think I will try eek out a pair to work with.
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 04:16:39 pm »
Got the rear hub looking good today:

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 02:53:08 am »
You did indeed!

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011, 05:15:47 pm »
Whats better than velocity stacks?  Nothing....

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2011, 12:16:50 pm »
sweet build so far looking forward to progress
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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2011, 07:33:17 pm »
Little more progress:

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Re: Craigslist 750 Cafe
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2011, 07:35:01 pm »
Tail is out at upholstery, but the tank is nearly done:


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