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Café from the heart of Europe (intro & build)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LuckyEight, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    i painted the tracker in a speckle dark grey and high lighted the edges by rubbing the paint away.

    I still like it.

    another possibility
     
  2. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    That was my first idea...paint the whole engine (except side covers) in black and brush the edges. It's little too late to change the colors too much when my crank case is painted in black and cam cover in silver:) man I hate these deciding situations...:doh:
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013
  3. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    my dilemma through the photoshop:confused:
     

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  4. Sandrew

    Sandrew Estonian XS rider

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  5. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    #2 but with the finning going all the way down and also the points cover done
     
  6. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Oh thank you guys, anyway you could choose the same version:D

    By the way some "HUGE" (for me) update:
    some more parts arrived and the forks are on! I'm still not sure about the gold. As you can see on the last pic, they are too yellow and shiny on the light. Maybe with black wheels it will be better. Even this type of tank looks good with these forks. "Knee dent" on the right side is from PO:mad:
     

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  7. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Oh and I raddled the frame and swingarm with some anticorrosion shit because I already know that this build will be a long story ("Forch Corroplex - rust conversion agent. Turns iron oxide into a stable, insoluble, blue/black metallocene. Prevents corrosion")
     

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
  8. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Some new custom made parts...front bearing spacer for Aprilia axle and rear wheel collar (old was little bit worn). I also made a final decision about tyres...I will run these Lasertecs from Merzeler (of course with tubes even they are TL). During this weekend I'll put new bearings on and order new shoes. Oh and I ordered "new" front wheel from SR500 (19")...can't wait to see it on the bike (even it won't be a huge difference anyway)
     

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  9. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Hey guys, I am little bit stucked. Today I've tried to put rear wheel together. But I have 2 (3) problems:
    1) In Haynes manual there is only one dust seal on the left bearing but I have also the new smaller one for the right one. I'm almost sure there was only one on the sprocket size but why the hell I have bought the second one! Also there is no space for it!?

    Q no.2: There are some parts which I don't have - its some circlip (number 14 on the schema) and some washer plate (13). If I remember right, there was none of them when I took the wheel off the bike. The circlip is not a problem, I can get it but that washer plate is no more available. Is it under the dust cover (45)? Because this dust cover is little bit wobbly now. Is there any pic of it? Or some dimensions (ID, OD, thickness. Thanks in advance. I am desperate already
     

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  10. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    yes there is a washer plate it fits between the sprocket and circlip (14)

    did you have the spacer that fits inside the left wheel bearing? the dust cover fits over that like a "Mexican hat" (#44)
     
  11. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Hi Drew, my setup from the right bearing is: bearing, bearing spacer, collar inside the left bearing, dust seal, and another collar inside big dust cover ("Mexican hat"?)
     

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  12. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    looks right, the dust cover slides over the collar
     
  13. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Thanks Drewpy...I am still not sure about the space between metal dust cover and the wheel. But it could be ok with that washer and circlip

    Btw another mock-up...stock shocks, new PISTON, and some bars from racing flat track bike:laugh:
     

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  14. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Looking good:thumbsup: Btw I love Czech beer!!:cheers:
     
  15. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    :cheers:Ohhh thanks. Is it available in Australia?
     
  16. Sandrew

    Sandrew Estonian XS rider

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    Great stance, the back end of the tanks still needs raising like I did.
     
  17. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Yea I know about it Sandrew...it's on the list. Still looong way to go
     
  18. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    New rear sprocket dampers are in (thanks Drewpy) and she is back on the wheels. Rear tyre is new Metzeler 120/90/18. Here are some pics. Front tyre is old and temporary (Heidenau) but I have to admit it looks quite good...more oldschool, anyway I'm waiting for some parts to get them painted (including rest of engine and 19" front wheel from SR500) and then I'll buy one size wider (100/90/19"). So the priority items from my list are: front tyre, clip-ons, rearsets, rear shocks :yikes: (longer, idk 340-350 mm). I have to cut the rear frame sections and try it.
     

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2013
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  19. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Spring has finally arrived...:bike:
     

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  20. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    hardtailed XS...new shocks are on the way. And some temporary polystyrene cowl...Still don't know - fiberglass or aluminium cowl
     

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    Last edited: May 2, 2013

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