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Offline sport rider

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Cafe Build of a C10
« on: December 28, 2018, 10:20:25 am »
I thought I'd start a separate thread than my intro thread to post more about my cafe project.  attached is a prototype pic, but I still have a LONG way to go before I call this one done.  I picked up a $350 donor bike for starters.  it showed signs of being dropped like the fairing cracks at the mirrors, and some minor cracks on the side panels.  however, no signs of  being down hard.

I have a ZRX front end and meanstreak rear wheel to set it up with 17s front and rear.  I'm using the stock ZRX bars for now, but will likely replace those as I get closer to completion.

for now, I plan to use the stock tank.  that might change before it's all said and done, but for now, it's a low budget build.  I have removed the rear frame section as well and will try to cut down the stock seat to an appropriate look.  I'm going to have to either fab a seat pan or see if I can source something that will work.  for a prototype, I chopped down the stock seat.  it looks good for a concept, but needs proper finishing to look right.

the coolant reservoir had already been relocated by the previous owner.  I plan to fab an inner fairing.  might be able to use the stock one with some modifications.  the battery area will be covered with an oval numbered disk for some "authenticity".

still thinking about the rear shock.  perhaps a ZZR1200 or an aftermarket progressive HD.  I mounted one of those on my sidecar rig and it's pretty stiff.  the 05 model has the ZZR on it.  since it's primarily for 2-up riding, I might replace it and move the ZZR to the cafe.

right now I need an ignition switch and gas cap with keys.  the previous owner said he would mail the key, but have tried several times to get him to send it to no avail.  could get a locksmith.  we'll see.

I also need a right footpeg and bracket.

if anyone has spare parts, holler at me.

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 10:33:22 am »
That already looks nice. How did you remove the rear wheel fender and how is the seat supported?

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 02:11:08 pm »
rear wheel fender is just a bunch of bolts here and there to remove it.  the rear frame section, which is bolt on, is removed too.  Right now the seat is just sitting on the frame that is left.  I'm thinking I'll use the bolt holes where the rear sub-frame connected to use quick connect pins to hold the seat on for a final solution.  I'm going to have to fabricate a hoop which will connect at the same spot as well.  that will support brake lights, turn signal and license plate.

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Re: Cafe Build of a C10
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 08:46:37 am »
Looks like a fun project. Great platform to build on
Wayne
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1974 Z-1