Hey guys and gals,
Just thought I'd show my cafe racer project ..
Currently about 2/3rd's of the way completed ..
I started with this ..
Then cleaned everything up and took it to bits ..
Then cut all the rubbish off the frame like pillion pegs, brackets, and smoothed all the welds ..
Here's the tank and frame painted ..
And the motor as it was ..
And here it is after I rebuilt it, polished the combustion chamber, cleaned up the ports, and painted and polished it .. I'm hoping for about 25hp, up from the standard 20hp! I've also cut around 10.5kg of crap off of the bike..
And here's the engine back in the bike with the detailed carb etc ..
An overview of where the bike is at with the engine back in the frame, the front end together, bobbed front fender and so on ..
I decided to do a complete rewire with my own loom .. and hid all of the electrics under the seat .. which I still have to build..
Building a custom instrument panel to take a 60mm speedo.. chrome bezels for the LED idiot/indicator lights ..
Hope you like it! Hopefully I'll finish it in the next few months around uni .. I'm planning another project already ..
You can follow the full story here where I've kept a diary on caferacers.net .. 1981 Yamaha SR250 Cafe Racer