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First of all I would like to say hello to all the forum members here. This looks like a great place.

I also have a few questions;

I am attempting my first cafe build, and I am seeking a source for a cafe style seat. I would eventually like to build my own from scratch, but for my first time I don't want to be fumbling through the process forever just to have less than stellar results.

The bike is an 81 Suzuki GS 250, which doesn't seem to have much of a following like the Honda CB's or the larger displacement GS's, but the bike was a freebie, so I couldn't resist.

I already have the bike stripped down to the frame and have started the parts cleaning process. I would like to also start mocking up the tank and the seat as well. I hope to have it mostly figured out before I have the frame bead blasted and painted.

Anyway, heres hoping this turns out the way I visualize it already.

Here are some pics of the bike in it's stock form:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/fehren2800/suzgs250001.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/fehren2800/suzgs250004.jpg




Edited by - fehren2800 on Dec 30 2007 9:17:11 PM
 

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hello! welcome to caferacer. interesting platform......could be a neat project. it ain't a secret that we need other bikes to cafe. alot of people have gotten inspiration off of models not commonly built, so good luck.

i would like to ask you if you want to sell the stock seat if you are replacing it with a fiberglass bump stop? i have a gs that i am looking at right now that could use a new seat.

you can email me off list at: [email protected]

cheers,

texy

p.s.- where are you from? your bio/profile isn't filled out.

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check glass from the past (bret is on this forum).

also there is tannermatic (monkey here....).

check out tga in england.

look at airtech in cali......i got mixed feelings there!

ebay has some bumps come up.

lurk on vintage racing sites (bbs) wera, ahrma, vrra......

they all got them.

uscra has a yahoo group, you can petition to join it.

hope this info helps.

cheers,

tex

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Thanks Tex. Yep, it is an "interesting" platform, but the price was right! I updated my profile as well, I'm somewhat close to you. Same time zone at least. As for selling the seat, I can as soon as I find a cafe bump replacement. :)

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hello! welcome to caferacer. interesting platform......could be a neat project. it ain't a secret that we need other bikes to cafe. alot of people have gotten inspiration off of models not commonly built, so good luck.

i would like to ask you if you want to sell the stock seat if you are replacing it with a fiberglass bump stop? i have a gs that i am looking at right now that could use a new seat.

you can email me off list at: [email protected]

cheers,

texy

p.s.- where are you from? your bio/profile isn't filled out.
 

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Really? When did you go to high school there? I did the steel erection on the last big addition a few years ago. I worked for a company for a long time just down the road from there in West Middlesex. Small world eh?

I am new to the GS line (any 80's line actually) and was wondering if the frame/swingarm combo is the same for the 250 and the 400's? Some guys have advised trying to fit a larger displacement motor in there for reliability. I won't be wringing the little 250's neck on the racetrack constantly, so I don't think it will be an issue. I would like to have another option though if I did destroy the motor. I would hate to put a lot of work into everything else and then have a good looking boat anchor!
 

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actually i went to kennedy christian (now kennedy catholic), graduated in 1989. lived in neshanock (outside new castle) the whole 14 years and commuted every day up route 60.

mom and step-dad worked in west middlesex and in hermitage for different companies.

i left in 1992 for good when the parents finally sold the old house (i was in college). still get back from time to timeas i got a lot of friends still around.

is y.s.u still the dominate football power they always used to be in division 2?

texy

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89 eh? I graduated from Boardman High School in 88. YSU has a decent team, but Jim Tressel left a few years ago for Ohio State as I'm sure you know.


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actually i went to kennedy christian (now kennedy catholic), graduated in 1989. lived in neshanock (outside new castle) the whole 14 years and commuted every day up route 60.

mom and step-dad worked in west middlesex and in hermitage for different companies.

i left in 1992 for good when the parents finally sold the old house (i was in college). still get back from time to timeas i got a lot of friends still around.

is y.s.u still the dominate football power they always used to be in division 2?

texy

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