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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2015, 04:30:37 PM »



What's happening to your engine ?
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 04:33:09 PM »

Long story but in a nutshell, think it needs to get rod crank bearings replaced Sad
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2015, 12:31:20 PM »

anymore progress photos?
always love a good project.


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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2015, 12:59:50 PM »

Not that much. We're actually waiting for the differents parts I ordered, especially for the red light as we have to make a hole in the seat for it. Already recieved the turn lights so the rest should come quickly.

We lowered the clipons just under the triple clamp, so these are the only news I have for you guys at the moment.





Oh, and for the paint job, I think I will stick with the last picture I. I will paint it blue and do the stripe with White Carbon Covering
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2015, 01:05:27 PM »

good progress.
keep us posted.
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2016, 06:22:47 AM »

Hi there guys ! Wish you all a happy new year. I'm coming with some news for you today, and I am very happy to present you this little boy which is not far from being finished !

















As you can guess I just can't wait to ride it. Wink
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2016, 09:25:23 AM »

Very nice work. Nice nice craftsmanship. Good job.
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2016, 04:54:06 AM »

Should look like that...

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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2016, 09:20:29 AM »

Must admit at first was skeptical on your cafe idea but your craftsmanship has won me over.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2016, 03:26:13 PM »

Looks very nice, I like the chrome clocks too, mine are in a bit of a state so would like to replace them at some point.
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2016, 03:56:16 AM »

Yes the chrome clocks look quite nice, they were given to me with the bike (Kph not Mph).
I'm now looking for my personnal stuff, and I think I will buy a Shark Raw, I can see it coming  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2016, 07:03:33 AM »

Hey there ! This little boy wants to say hello !















Bonus, I cleaned the 25-years-old-collector keyholder  Grin



For sure there are still little things to get done, but I'm already proud of it !
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2016, 03:55:56 PM »

job well done.
that "tail" is growing on me.
I'm liking it more and more.
Guess good craftsmanship speaks wonders for a person's taste....and you sir have done a great job with that little CB1.

Now, I'm sure you are still lookn for that "cafe" look but....the seat pan?.....wouldn't you want to make a more comfy, fuller seat pan? like the original seat pan? perhaps not as big but...something that yer bottom won't, well, "bottom-out" on you?
Just a thought.

Overall....I'd give it a 9.8/10 for a job well done.
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2016, 04:03:42 PM »

Interesting....I just noticed that your exhaust has the same color discoloration that mine had. that strange, brown-ish rusty color. When I'd rub my hand across it...the surface rust just kinda came off, almost like a fine dust.
Wonder what that is?
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2016, 07:39:52 PM »

I asked myself many questions about the seat. After my accident 2 years ago on my FZS 600 where my girlfriend (passenger) was injured, I decided that I would not allow passengers any longer, and I was such in the cafe racer thing that I chose to buy that cheap single-seater fiberglass seat pan and just barely put foam on it. In fact it's not that uncomfortable itself. Vibrations are. It is just annoying when you have to put your feet on the ground as the seat is flat and larger than my legs. I weigh about 55Kgs so I guess it could be worse  Cheesy

Anyway I just got the bike back from the garage so I did not ride it much (about 5kms just to get back home because it's not insured and I still don't have the papers Roll Eyes ). So at the moment, it feels like a sportbike on soap tyres (I really need to get new ones before riding it), but the only thing that is sporty is my froggy position on it  Grin nothing else, but the feel of being different and riding a unique, home made bike, which is kinda cool.

About the exhaust, I think it's corrosion. This summer when I have more time it will get painted too.

Thank you for your replies  Wink
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