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Café from the heart of Europe (intro & build)

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

  1. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    so..no major updates...Tarozzi clip-ons on the way from UK, aprilia front disc ordered...engine side covers "polished" but nothing what I'm proud of...I am not so patient as I thought :laugh:
    I cracked my right handlebarswitch housing during polishing :banghead::doh: Great weekend!!!

    I am also trying to figure out the spacers and seals for SR500 front wheel.
     
  2. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Well I think I can't no longer ignore my carbs...:shrug:
    They seem to be quite clean inside...anyway I'll buy some home ultrasonic cleaner - big enough to put these bastards in...
     

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  3. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Clip-ons, Aprilia disc, and my buddy and his knee:wtf:
     

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  4. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    New stuff...I'm not sure about these grips...
    oh and Lucky8 tyre valve caps:D
     

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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  5. willem

    willem XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    that disc is sick! :wtf:
     
  6. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    :laugh: yeah! I don't like aprilia caliper with aprilia badge on it... so I bought one from mito (Brembo gold caliper)...so I have to make some bracket for it because it's not a bolt-on:(
     
  7. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  8. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    ...and the cyclops was born!:D Just another mock-up with broken Caterham lamp... I really need a 7" headlight
    I also decided that the "8 ball" caps look too childish on the wheels, so I used one of them for my new choke rod:laugh:

    Btw thanks chris
     

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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
  9. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Oh this speedo looks cool
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    Maybe I'll give it a try

    Speedo up to 360 km/h...I'm not sure if it's enough for my bike:D
     
  10. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    holy $h1t...that's huge! I can't believe it's 19" tyre...
     

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  11. tbakic

    tbakic 1st cafe project underway

    dude your build is so awesome! you have encouraged me to go all the way with my bike build, i cant wait to rip mine down this winter and paint/polish/freshen it up :) keeping an eye on your build for sure!!
     
  12. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Tbakic: thanks man! I know about your build. It's the sharpest café I've ever seen.
     
  13. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    tiny screws on butterflies are worn too much so I left it as it is...hope it won't cause any harm to o-rings
    one pic of my home ultrasonic cleaner and one of my new coffee cup:D
     

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    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013
  14. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Oh and finally new front wheel spacers for SR rim...and rear LED lamp...and new gloves:bike:
     

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  15. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Some updates...The heart is ready to beat and SR front wheel is on the bike with new tyre. I am so excited:D
     

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  16. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Im not usually a huge fan of the whole drilling out the sprocket cover thing, but I really like the hole pattern & sizing you have chosen with yours. Very nice :thumbsup:
     
  17. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Thanks GF... As always, there are few things which I would do different way next time. But I am happy with the result (talking about engine). Now I have to choose some nice café seat shape
     
  18. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Love it!

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  19. willem

    willem XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    it's coming together nicely :)
     
  20. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    Thanks for nice comments guys...
     

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