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C10 Cafe Project
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:46:28 pm »
here's a seat prototype.  I think the seat area is a bit long and the overall length is as well.  if I cut down the front, that'll slide the whole thing in.  probably 2 inches.

I blacked out the bottom of the tank in the rear.  trying to achieve a good cafe-style line front to back.

I'm pretty sure I'm going with bright yellow for the tank, front fairing, and seat, with black padded seat insert.  There will be yellow inserts in the sides covering the battery area.

any constructive thoughts?   ;D

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 05:31:46 pm »
The first picture reminds me of of Munch Mammoth
circa late 60s.
That’s not a bad thing.
I’m sure a few of us lusted after them back then.
Google images for inspiration.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 06:29:05 pm »
I'm thinking it's going to be more like a Clydesdale rather than a thoroughbred.  Majestic in their own way.  :)

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 06:47:32 pm »
nekid Conni's rock....

I've got one...
ya can't paint yours in Chameleon flip-flop green, or use the name COGZilla tho...

rock on....


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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:52 pm »
I'm thinking of going yellow.  However, Kawasaki green might be good.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 12:29:23 pm »
I have an easier way.
Just buy a 900 Ninja.
I know the fun is in the creation.
Beware the Black Widows...Feared throughout the land!

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 06:23:21 pm »
I have an easier way.
Just buy a 900 Ninja.
I know the fun is in the creation.

I know....I know....

but honestly, none of us are ever going to learn that.  :))

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 01:55:18 pm »
I pulled coolant logs front and rear and replaced seals last week.  for the front log, I removed the oil and water coolers.  Also removed the headers.  I have a way-cool 4 into 1 version coming sometime.  (Thanks Ted!)

I pulled the clutch slave cylinder off.  frozen tighter than a camel's azz in a snowstorm.   decided it was far cheaper to get a used one for 12 bucks from fleabay than fuss with this one.

also took the petcock apart and I'm going to rebuild it.  ordered the kit for that.

Got a new key made for the ignition and have that back on too.

slooooooooooow progress.  :(

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 02:06:02 pm »
BTW....I think I'm going with Ford Competition Orange.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 07:54:53 pm »
Orange?  How about flat black or Burgundy? Keep going. I am anxious to see what's next.

I still have my eye on that 86 Connie rat rod on ebay. So far haven't been able to talk him down on price.  But I will wait another week and see if he softens a little. I  think if I go it running it would be a great project for a trike conversion as well as another EFI retrofit. I fgound a trike kit for $1800.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 12:46:58 pm »
after toying around with ideas on the seat, I decided to throw the old seat back on.  I removed the vinyl first.  I cut along the lower part of the pan to expose the frame section just under the seat.  My thought is to have the seat covered in black with an orange rear section.  seems like that's a pretty decent looking line to catch your eye from the tank back to the rear of the seat.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 10:41:58 pm »
I see you put the carbs back on. Without the airbox what is holding up the back of the carbs?  Are the boots strong enough to support the weight of the carbs and the filter pods?

I pulled my carbs out of the box an found one of the carbs was loosed for the bracket holding the all together and there was a fuel feeder pipe between carb 3 & 4 is missing. Nowhere to be found.
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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2019, 11:50:58 am »
carbs seem to sit fine, but I don't have them tightened up yet.  I need to get some new throttle cables installed before final assembly.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2019, 12:07:10 pm »
Thanks to Ted and Blaise Borjakowski, I got the 4-into-1 exhaust delivered.  put it on and buttoned up the radiator and oil cooler.  added some rattle-can orange to the tank just to get an idea.  Still quite a bit to do, but coming along.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 09:32:02 am »
new throttle cables came in this week, so last night I got them installed.  nice to have the throttle snap back now.  :D

I got fluids added back in.  problems with the ring seals on the rear coolant log.  had to remove and install a few times to get it sealed up properly.  I realized that I had a split in the ring.  fortunately I had another on hand.  that was a bit of a pain in the butt cause I put the carbs on before filling, so had to remove them.  reinstalled after I was sure there were no leaks.

attached is a current pic.  not much looks different except that I have the front fender painted.  the tank is still a work in progress.  I have further sanding and buffing to complete that.  I still have to clean the inside and seal it before it goes into service.

this weekend I'm going to swap over the tank and battery from the 05 and work on getting the motor running.  wish me luck!  :o