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Well it took a year #666734
09/06/16 8:12 pm
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but the 66 café is done some purists may not like it but had to be done to save a classic

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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666747
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I don't know if I'm a purist or not, but I like it!


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Re: Well it took a year [Re: Mark Z] #666751
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That is a great looking motorcycle. Nice work.

Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666753
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Good Lord, is that the shifter on the wrong side?

Re: Well it took a year [Re: leon bee] #666761
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Originally Posted By leon bee
Good Lord, is that the shifter on the wrong side?

good eye

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Re: Well it took a year [Re: quinten] #666765
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And hasn't it been neatly done ! Clever thinking.

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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666784
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Nice. Details on the shifter and brake lever swap ?

Re: Well it took a year [Re: Triless] #666787
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And not meaning to be picky, but if you have decided to run without a front guard then consider fiting some sort of brace to the mudguard mounts.
It is a nice looking bike and you would not want to wreck the paint job by tossing it down the road cause it get the wobbles under breaking.


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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666797
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After a ride or two in the rain, the front fender idea will look better and better!


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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666815
09/07/16 1:29 pm
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looks fantastic, but ace bars and stock footrests, ouch! Maybe you have long arms and wee legs.
interesting exhaust pipes , what are they?, they dont have the usual big swoop.


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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666821
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thankyou for the comments yes I'm sure the fender idea would be a good idea but I like the look without
as for the front braces to you mean from one fender bracket to the other over the wheel ?

yes the gear and brakes have been swapped I did that 1 to see if it could be done and 2 I have a few other bikes and I just didn't want to make the mistake of hitting the wrong lever even once

the pipes came with the bike not sure if there specials but I like them


I will post some pics re the lever swap soon

Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666887
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Yes
The top of the sliders need to be joined together or they can "walk" particularly under braking.
A very slight difference in the angles of the legs as they compress will twist the front wheel and makes handleing well, interesting !!!
You have done a top notch job on the paintwork so you don't want to toss it down the road.


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Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666894
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Hi Mark,

bigt

Originally Posted By mark ozzie
I'm sure the fender idea would be a good idea but I like the look without

I had to ride for just a few days without a front fender, after tracking down the cause of serious front fork stiction to a badly-made bracket. frown Even though I never rode in the rain during those few days, I was surprised at the amount of crap stuck to the front of the bike in a direct line with the naked front tyre! eek If you fit a brace between the sliders, a well-chosen small fender attached to it shouldn't detract from the "look" but will keep an awful lot off the front of the bike.

2c

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Well it took a year [Re: mark ozzie] #666963
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ok points taken looking into it all thanks


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