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Hey guys just got a new bike in...well new to me. I just received the bike in the title and it runs perfectly! I paid 800 for it and it just and new tires, oil changed, vales and carburetors rebuilt, only thing it needs is new gauges...Oh and to be a cafe racer! I have never done anything like this before but I do a lot of body work and stuff on cars so I have a full shop. I am just basically wanting cosmetic stuff for it. It runs just fine for me to get around town so nothing to change there. here is what it looks like now.
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I already took the silver seat bar off and the badges off the bike!

Thanks for the help guys!!


(budget sensitive please :D)
 

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Great engine. The frame does not lend itself well to the "cafe racer" style, though anything is possible with enough time and money.

The backbone of the frame rises to a very "tall" neck.

At least the seat area isn't scooped like a KZ440LTD frame.
 

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I'm pretty sure that spoked gs550 wheels and such will fit, the dual disk setup from a gs750 will fit the gs 550 stuff, as well as say, an entire gs750 or (early)1000 front end.

I mean, the bike has possibilities, and wasn't as structurally neutered as many of the other small "cruiser" bikes of the same era.

I'm just saying this isn't as hopeless a case as a LTD or C. I have a friend who made quite a nice little street racer from a gs425, which has a very similar frame.
 

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I'm pretty sure that spoked gs550 wheels and such will fit, the dual disk setup from a gs750 will fit the gs 550 stuff, as well as say, an entire gs750 or (early)1000 front end.
I'm pretty sure the 4 cyl rear wheels have wider cush drives than the 2 cyl GS bikes - not sure if the 450 cush drive will fit the 4 cyl wheels either.

Just a heads up because you may have chain line issues to deal with.
 

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I'm pretty sure the 4 cyl rear wheels have wider cush drives than the 2 cyl GS bikes - not sure if the 450 cush drive will fit the 4 cyl wheels either.

Just a heads up because you may have chain line issues to deal with.
That could very well be true.
 

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Yeah the wheel doesn't allow for a thicker tire I noticed. What I am mainly wanting to do is just get better bars(these suck) and new gauges. I dont really know how to tell what bars to get or not. and gauges yeah same story! Hahaha
 
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