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81 z750 cafe racer project
Topic Started: Sep 10 2012, 19:29 (3,151 Views)
Pancho

Got offered this bike and couldn't turn it down as it was registered the same month I was born, plus it was an absolute steal. Anyway plan is a reasonably cheap project, I want a clean short mechanical kind of look anyway here we go.

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Started stripping and got off it's ass, looking much better already

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So that was day1
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GAVIN
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Beezer pal B-)
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Pancho

So today I got a bit more done, fitted a new battery, tidied some wiring and away she went, bike hasnt been started in 10 years, more than pleased it sounds awesome. I then made up a new bracket and dropped the headlight and clocks about 6 " to give a lower meaner look.

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Much better, discreet but deff makes a difference


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Next up a set of clip Ons and more stripping and cleaning up the frame.
Edited by Pancho, Sep 10 2012, 19:41.
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MikeyNI
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Nice one, looking good so far!
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Pancho

Cheers mikey,

Got a bit more done today stripped out the battery box and any unnecessary wiring, cut of mounting tabs of the frame to clean the look of it up a bit and made a seat pan. Busy day dosnt look like much done but a few pics.
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Pancho

Cheers mikey,

Got a bit more done today stripped out the battery box and any unnecessary wiring, cut of mounting tabs of the frame to clean the look of it up a bit and made a seat pan. Busy day dosnt look like much done but a few pics.

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Marked onto aluminium
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Cut out and starting to shape
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Further shaping with the hammer
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All sitting nice and snug
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MikeyNI
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Good work with the making the seat pan there!
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Pancho

Got a couple of hours done today. Sanded and filled the tank and seat hump, getting out all those little hammer marks from the aluminium seat pan was a pain!

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Not lookin to bad in primer
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ivan dinsmore

I would be near tempted to leave it like that! That is awesome job. How much do you charge?? !!!
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ivan dinsmore
Sep 12 2012, 20:23
I would be near tempted to leave it like that! That is awesome job. How much do you charge?? !!!

Cheers pleased with the way it's coming along, it does look quite good like that but to me a bit to ratty. Can't wait to get it in pain
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Looks the job alright, good stuff!
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nixboy13

thats a cool looking bike pal
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ivan dinsmore

you dodged the question there!!
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Pancho

Tonight I tided up the rear end by cutting a bit more of and adding on the hoop I got roled to match the seat pan.

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Much tider and more factory looking.

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GAVIN
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Class Panch, wish id'a kept mine now FFS ;)
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Pancho

ivan dinsmore
Sep 13 2012, 21:47
you dodged the question there!!
Well dodged lol have you a bike that needs done?
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GAVIN
Sep 13 2012, 22:01
Class Panch, wish id'a kept mine now FFS ;)
Cheers gav, any joy with the bars??
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Pancho
Sep 13 2012, 22:04
GAVIN
Sep 13 2012, 22:01
Class Panch, wish id'a kept mine now FFS ;)
Cheers gav, any joy with the bars??
Yes Brian, found the originals and the mate took them with him so get clip-ons over weekend ;)
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Pancho

Nice one bud can't wait to see what they'll be like on
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Pancho
Sep 13 2012, 22:11
Nice one bud can't wait to see what they'll be like on
They'll be shee'ite so just sell me thon scrapper ;)
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