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Wow, am I glad to find this site. I have always liked the cafe style but gave it up for many years after my last bike(rd400) was stolen.
I came into a collection of parts but have lacked the motivation to get it all together. Finally I put it in gear and started going through every thing to see if I had enough pieces. It will be a rd400 frame and motor with an rd350 swing arm and rear wheel and an r5/400 fork with r5 front wheel. Progressive springs in the fork and a goldcap airover kit with guage. roller bearings(Had to buy them they were not in the plie :( )Telefix clipons(I think) Marzocchi piggyback shocks and bronze swing arm bushings in the back. The motor is pretty stock except for a little port cleaning, composite reeds, uni foam filters on 30mm carbs and Factory chambers. I will swap the stock coils with Bosch blues but probably keep the points for now, they are cheaper than electronic. Found a small fairing, looks like an R90s at a shop for cheap and the rest of the tin is stock. I also have a like new me 77 rear but have not had any luck finding a front to match.
I was pulling the old tires off the rims I am going to use and after wrestling with the rock hard rear for a half hour, success, but it cost me the head of steam I had going.
Thankfully I found this place while trying to restart, so its back out to the shop. Thanks, Rev.Chuck



Edited by - Rev.Chuck on Aug 04 2005 7:47:56 PM
 

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Some inaction photos. Sorry, the one of the bike is pretty busy






Edited by - Rev.Chuck on Aug 04 2005 7:44:57 PM

Edited by - Rev.Chuck on Aug 04 2005 7:46:57 PM
 

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I got a disc brake wire wheel coming. Also some rear set issues worked out and the forks switched to drum duty. So now I will switch them back to disk duty for the much anticipated front disc wheel. Next is figuring out seating. I built one for my "Johnny the boy" Kz1000, but this time I want that old school curved tail section look. Might have to buy one. That just goes against my nature, time to mock up for some fiberglass I guess. Chuck
 
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