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just found this site from a guy on DOTHETON.com cafe racer forum.
this is my bike i just built.









I have since changed the graphic on the tank to this older style, and shortened/narrowed the bars


im still waiting on the seat i made to come back from the body shop
 

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Looking Good!.... Just have to mention there looks to be very little rear tire clearance at full compression... Did you test this?... A sudden stop when the tire contacts is NOT a good thing....
 

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Looking Good!.... Just have to mention there looks to be very little rear tire clearance at full compression... Did you test this?... A sudden stop when the tire contacts is NOT a good thing....
i tested it with the original shocks and they contacted as i imagined, so i installed 1.5" taller progressive shocks shown in the the lower pics and then tested over some large bumps and hard stops without any problems.
 

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Very nice bike! Seems to me, that I read something somewhere about someone doing that undertail exhaust.. Musta been you. Nice work. :D

GB :mrgreen:
 

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neat looking bike man!

What tires are those?
 

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Wow dude that is sweet. V-stacks and straight pipes...IS IT LOUD?????
Seriously though, how are your carbs set up? Jetted? etc...
I tried running w/out mufflers and just couldn't keep the power up.

Love the two tone frame, rear sets...its awesome!
 

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JeyLux said:
neat looking bike man!

What tires are those?
Maxxis Promaxx



GBones said:
Wow dude that is sweet. V-stacks and straight pipes...IS IT LOUD?????
Seriously though, how are your carbs set up? Jetted? etc...
I tried running w/out mufflers and just couldn't keep the power up.

Love the two tone frame, rear sets...its awesome!
I took her for a spin today and with a helmet on and i didnt think it was too loud but then again it was behind me, im sure other people dont enjoy it. i think i may try a slide in baffle for performance. the jets were 135s i tried 140 and even 145 but the 145 is too much fuel. soon as i can ride it more ill do more testing.
 

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66Sprint said:
Looking Good!.... Just have to mention there looks to be very little rear tire clearance at full compression... Did you test this?... A sudden stop when the tire contacts is NOT a good thing....
What size are your rear tires?
Steve, How much rear tire clearance should there be? :?

Larry
 

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Thats a relative thing depending on shock travel and stiffness.... The tire should NOT be able to touch the fender (or anything else) at full compression... I use ratchet straps to pull them fully compressed to check.... I like 1/4" clearance when fully compressed..... But as long as it clears....
 
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