I posted in the "Project" threads a while back but it hasn't seen much attention, so I thought I'd start a new thread here for all you RE enthusiasts.
I started building this bike the winter of 2011-2012. I found it in a barn collecting dust, and it had been sitting there since 1993, when I saved it, and who knows how long it had sat before that. I slowly started fixing her up, finding out the magneto windings were bad and didn't run well, but later discovered that the motor had been gone thru at one point, and then given up on. Over the last 3 years, I converted the mag to a Thorspark electronic ignition conversion, head gaskets, new Concentric
carb, converted to 12v electrical, painted the bike twice, tires, tubes, clutch rebuild and on and on.
This winter I decided to start converting from a bobber to a cafe racer. I kustom shaped the tank myself, installed clip on bars and new controls, custom built the dual exhaust into a 2-1 exhaust, rear set controls, kustom aluminum seat pan. Just about everything vintage cafe except for a fairing, which I haven't decided which style I want to go with yet.
The paint is black base coat with with gold and white pearl coat on top. The rear seat cowl and primary cover were dipped in hydrographics, and came out really cool. I'm pretty much done with the body work now, except for the fairing and a few decals I want to install. My overall goal is to build a new performance motor over the next year or so, and then start competing in some vintage road races. I still have a ways to go before I'm ready for the track mechanically, but I do want to get out this year for a couple of track days just to get a feel for the course and get some practice in.
Anyway, here is the bike in it's mostly finished form. Still a few odd and ends to do, but I'm almost there.