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This is a discussion on The "Whatcha Doin Today" Thread within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by thechief86 ^bosofreakinzoku. Not on the Z. The Japanese vintage bike scene cranks their old street bikes up to 11... just check out ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechief86 View Post
    ^bosofreakinzoku.
    Not on the Z. The Japanese vintage bike scene cranks their old street bikes up to 11... just check out the webike online catalog. I'm going to make a removable plug for the headlight hole on the rickman 1/2 fairing and mount the two 5" marchal lights to it. I justify that the Z1 has enough performance mods done to it that I can spend time on frivolous appearance exercises.
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    I thought that a cafe racer was a custom that you could do whatever you wanted and there is no right or wrong.

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    Yeah, I was only kidding, but that fairing could pull it off being mounted about 4 feet above the handlebars haha.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    Got this bad boy running today after much merriment working out whether my cdi was ac or dc and then figuring which pixies needed to go in which hole....

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    No way I'm getting my nipplies out today as it's a bit nipply in the empire of clutter.

    It runs though. This pleases me. It frightened me a bit at first as the owner had put the throttle slide in the wrong way round and this idiot didn't check. A swift karate kick to the cdi after a rapid dismount got the situation under control. I seem to have lost the pod filter somewhere and a quick fettle had it's little 200cc mill barking offensively through the horrid exhaust.

    Just a wiring loom to build now and I can get rid of the shin shredder (razor sharp, shin level, swingarm mounted license plate and light) as it's (un)afectionately known.

    pwalo 1, horrid chopper, 0
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    What motor is that, is it a, Xiamen Yu Hanzhen, Chongqing Tohon, or a Guangzhou Shuaiyin ?

    Oh never mind, I think I figured it out, it's a Zhongshan Dong Fang
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    What motor is that, is it a, Xiamen Yu Hanzhen, Chongqing Tohon, or a Guangzhou Shuaiyin ?
    Your Chinglish is good. I think it's a hooflungdung 200 based on the honda pushrod single. All I know is there are no flies on me.... We live in an amazing time. 30 mins on the tangled interwebs and all the pieces to hand and it was running well within an hour of the first snip of the wiring loom. The loom is off a gilera cougar and the cdi is a generic ac shendengen. I had to ground one of the pickup wires as the engine wiring is an odd setup but I just set the thing up to just run the engine from the kicker.

    It's a pleasant view and I've conquered one of my biggest ballaches. Now I have shit to work with and not just a massive unknown. I'd already fitted indicators and sorted the wandering handlebras on a massive unknown. Now I sit amongst the fragrance of an infernal combustion engine. The other bikes seem pleased too.

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    Vargo day today. Bench seating / bed / storage thing finished for one side. Looks like there's nothing to it, but 12 x metres of 30 x 30 x 3mm angle went into making this. End compartment is for gas bottle storage and access to it is from an outside locker door, but I can also fit 4 x gallon petrol cans in too. Mains Electric hook up is all wired in, plus a 12 volt leisure battery that the Mrs hasn't noticed missing from her electric fence kit got nicely strapped in. Just need an optimate type charger thing for this.

    Got an upholsterer coming over this next week to make some seating cushions,

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    Recovering from a 300 mile dual-sport ride.
    About half of the ride was on dirt/mud/gravel/single track that was certainly not intended for bikes as big as a klr 650. Many hills were climbed, and many creeks crossed.
    Today I'm a little sore, but would leave to do it again right now if my wife would let me.
    Good times!
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    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    Took the Duke and than the Tuono for the first rides of the year as it was 62 F at my home just north of Buffalo NY.

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    Our automatic garage door opener doesn't have a provision for a light, so this morning I used two surplus LED truck back-up lights, a burglar-alarm magnetic proximity switch, and an old 12V/1A wall wart transformer to make a low-voltage light that comes on over the door from the garage into the basement whenever the garage door is up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
    Our automatic garage door opener doesn't have a provision for a light, so this morning I used two surplus LED truck back-up lights, a burglar-alarm magnetic proximity switch, and an old 12V/1A wall wart transformer to make a low-voltage light that comes on over the door from the garage into the basement whenever the garage door is up.



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