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    Thank you for your excellent advice. This is my...

    Thank you for your excellent advice.
    This is my first attempt at building a Cafe racer.. or of any type of custom for that matter. I used to race motocross back in the day so I have some tuning...
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    What carbs with accelerator pumps are you...

    What carbs with accelerator pumps are you referring to. Any experience with such a set up? I can not put the air box back back on . The lithium battery is in the old air box to make room to move the...
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    I have a bit of a lean spot around 4500 RPM. Any...

    I have a bit of a lean spot around 4500 RPM. Any one tried velocity stacks with screen as opposed to the pod filters. The bike is only run on paved roads and sunny days.
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    Before Pic

    It was running when I got it but needed TLC.
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    Finally on the road.

    Finally Done:):)
    My 1973 CB500 is finally on the road.
    2 yrs of on and off work.
    Aluminum High sided wheels.
    SS spokes
    Hand formed front fender mounts
    Front fender shortened 3 inches
    Suzuki...
  6. Thread: 1st time build.

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    Well... been away for awhile but, the 500 if...

    Well... been away for awhile but, the 500 if finally on the road. I have put on about 100 miles and other than a needle and seat issue which is now fixed it runs like a charm. This bike sure is small...
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    Good stuff folks. Thank you for the detailed ...

    Good stuff folks.
    Thank you for the detailed comments. I believe the material to be 6061 but I will check with the supplier to be sure. The bike is not yet on te road but washers and safety wires...
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    See attached photo. The brake is from a GT750 so...

    See attached photo. The brake is from a GT750 so there is a brake stay on both sides.15783
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    Need your advice. I have fabricated the brake...

    Need your advice. I have fabricated the brake stays for the front from 1/8 aluminum plate. Is this strong enough to withstand the braking loads or should steel be used. I have been doing some house...
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    Thanks for the compliment. I have a good friend...

    Thanks for the compliment. I have a good friend who has a Honda RC111 replica . It has a similar colour scheme and looks kind af cool.
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    Sound like the dyno is the way to go. Likely...

    Sound like the dyno is the way to go. Likely will not grt this done tillt the new year, I will ley you know the results. Thanks for the advice.
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    Seat Pad

    10874
    This is an earlier photo with the seat in place with black vinyl cover that came withthe seat. It is cheap and looks very plain. I in the process of having it recovered with better material...
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    Seat Pad

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    This is an earlier photo with the seat in place with black vinyl cover that came withthe seat. It is cheap and looks very plain. I in the process of having it recovered with better material...
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    The deed is done my friend. Just need some...

    The deed is done my friend. Just need some jetting advice to get the right range and save alot of guesswork. I am green at this and had already done the mod before finding this site.
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    The rims are from Mikes XS.. Mostly xs650 stuff ....

    The rims are from Mikes XS.. Mostly xs650 stuff . Spokes are Buchannan's
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    I did not like the look of the stock side panels...

    I did not like the look of the stock side panels as they stuck so far out the sides of the bike. I have cut them down and they now reside flush with the frame rails. To do this the original and...
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    1st time build.

    Getting there..
    Been just over a year and should be ready for the spring. Some wiring and small detailsleft to do. I have learned alot. Mig welding, building wheels ,painting and lots of buffing....
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