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Offline robertv

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 10:48:48 am »
Love the progress and the orange is actually a good color on the cafe style! Keep up the good work and look forward to the end result!

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 01:01:00 pm »
SHE'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Since the tank cleaning/sealing isn't done yet, I swapped the tank off the 05 along with the battery.  Put petcock on prime for a minute or two, then back to run.  turned on the switch, pulled the enricher, only cranked a short bit before the first burst came out of the pipe.  A bit more cranking and coughing and she settled into a high idle.  didn't have to run long before I took it off choke and adjusted the idle to a pretty smooth output.  I let it sit and run for a good 15 minutes or so as the antifreeze burned off the exhaust wrap.  while on the center stand, I ran it through all the gears.  everything engaged and shifted normal.  then backed her out of the garage and went for a very short run up the street.  she didn't seem to hesitate at all, but I didn't have her under much power though.  I got up to third and gave her a kick.  clutch started slipping.  easy enough to replace.

All in all, I'm happy as a pig in mud!  300 bucks, a bit of sweat equity and a few $ more.  she runs!  I've got about 700 bucks in it now.  I just bought some known good carbs rather than try to rebuild the old ones.  I've heard enough horror stories from Steve about tearing old carbs apart.  decided not to put him through that yet.  :)  I probably will eventually though.  I'll eventually turn to getting more performance out of the bike.  that'll mean several additions along with going back to the air box and proper carb tuning.

For now.....HAPPY!!!!!!!

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2019, 10:23:33 pm »
Looking good. Great progress. I like the tank as is.

It will be  while before I  catch up with you. The carbs I got in a box have some missing pieces. 

I got a used airbox off ebay I am going to try to repair it and see if it is usable. 
Right not it has pod for filters.
 I may just go ahead and do EFI on this just to for fun and annoy people.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 07:50:45 am by gpineau »
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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 08:39:45 am »
if at first you don't succeed......well......   :o

BTW...it's in the house to dry.  I used the por 15 cleaner and etching.  need to get it good and dry so I can put sealer in it.  it's still damp after sitting overnight.  I'm probably gonna steal the wife's hair dryer and see if I can burn it up.  :D

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 02:03:31 pm »
a little progress is better than no progress at all.  While I've been waiting for tank sealer to cure, I got and installed the headlight bracket.  I already hooked up the headlight...plug and play.  Now ready to wire up the front turn signals!

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 05:16:26 pm »
Nice. Where did you get the headlight?
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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 10:22:28 am »
place called Dime City Cycles on the web.  Classic British Style 7' Chrome Headlight Assembly.

also purchased these for the brackets.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAX-Blade-High-Quality-CNC-Machined-Headlight-Brackets-42-43mm-Diameter/173827041235?hash=item2878e627d3:g:AjIAAOSw6JZcgca6

but be aware those were 43mm to fit the ZRX1100 fork tubes on the front of my bike.


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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 03:32:23 pm »
place called Dime City Cycles on the web.  Classic British Style 7' Chrome Headlight Assembly.

also purchased these for the brackets.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAX-Blade-High-Quality-CNC-Machined-Headlight-Brackets-42-43mm-Diameter/173827041235?hash=item2878e627d3:g:AjIAAOSw6JZcgca6

but be aware those were 43mm to fit the ZRX1100 fork tubes on the front of my bike.

nice.... like button "pressed repeatedly"....

I have a couple sets of those headlight brackets (Emgo iirc), from my COGZilla build... another good "shell/assembly" is the old KZ1000/Z1 era, ones... have some of those also, as I have a '78 KZ1000Ltd in my collection...

did you get your Gage cluster yet?...
the one from a GPZ900 old bike?

lemme know, I'll dig up pics of the "mounting" I made for COGZilla... easy, cheap, and mounts to the upper tripple tree fork clamping bolts...

keep up the good work....
(oh, strip that exhaust wrap, and steel wire off a.s.a.p. as it will eventually cause the pipes to split/corrode... seriously...  been there...)

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 10:06:05 am »
nice.... like button "pressed repeatedly"....

I have a couple sets of those headlight brackets (Emgo iirc), from my COGZilla build... another good "shell/assembly" is the old KZ1000/Z1 era, ones... have some of those also, as I have a '78 KZ1000Ltd in my collection...

did you get your Gage cluster yet?...
the one from a GPZ900 old bike?

lemme know, I'll dig up pics of the "mounting" I made for COGZilla... easy, cheap, and mounts to the upper tripple tree fork clamping bolts...

keep up the good work....
(oh, strip that exhaust wrap, and steel wire off a.s.a.p. as it will eventually cause the pipes to split/corrode... seriously...  been there...)

I decided not to go with the cluster.  it was bigger than I want, and there's not going to be any mini-fairing/screen covering it like you did on COGZilla.  I'm getting two small aftermarket gauges.  one is electronic which will have tach and various idiot lights.  the other is the speedo which will be mechanical to use the stock cable.  I'm thinking about getting another set of mounts like above an fabbing a bracket to attach the gauges to.  hopefully they will sit above the headlight and just forward of the ignition key.

for now I'm going to get the exhaust connections completed and then work on the back end for the seat/lights/plate build.

Still got a clutch plate replacement to do, but that's an easy one.  :)

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 07:57:45 am »
After my electrical ups and downs last week got resolved, I turned my attention to the clutch.  did the install last night.  Just need to re-fill with oil and test ride a bit.  that will have everything basically completed except to get the exhaust connected and to build the seat/signals.  Progress feels good!

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2019, 09:51:40 am »
I had a HUGE positive breakthrough in my project yesterday.  I was able to hunt down and make contact with a guy who had done a C10 cafe build back in about 2013.  he had posted some of his work on the COG forum back then and was a COG member at one point.  you may remember this one because he took the approach of cutting down the swingarm into a single-side swingarm.  BTW...I asked him about that last night and he said that was a fail and he went back to a standard swingarm.

anyway...he was able to give me some photos and ideas for the seat and rear end configuration which will be helpful in completing my build.  very pleased!  :)

attached is the pic of his bike.  note the swingarm is back to stock.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2019, 06:38:53 pm »
What progress have you made.  No photos for a month or more.  :(
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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 07:16:18 am »
well, let's see.

took bike to muffler shop to have mid-pipe installed.  bike fell over on the traiiler and did just a little damage.  notice the tire tread on the tank.  :(

bought a parts bike which had good plastics.  Needed the tank after above mishap.  when I'm done scavenging some parts that I need, I'll sell off the plastics to recoup some of my money on the cost.

dealt with overheating problem which ended up being the fuse and holder.

second pic is where things stand now.  Time for serious effort on the seat and cowl.

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Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 09:00:21 am »
How's that saying go...."If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all"
 Looking good though. Nice recovery. 
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