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Old 9th June 2007, 13:18   #106
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I had a set of cafe bars on my Enfield briefly with the same problems and it was very rough on the back too.
Any pics of the handlebar dimali?

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But of course they would have customised rear sets which would change the riders seating position and put less weight on the handlebars.
Ur right dimali. Rear sets need to be put on this one. But foldable rear sets like the CBZ since it would obstruct the kick lever. Any idea how far should the footpegs need to be placed.



P.S : Have you fitted the new plates?
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Hey Gordon,

My ace bars were nothing compared to yours! Just a cheap fabrication job but were much lower. No pics, sorry.

Your rear sets would have to be thought out carefully as gear lever and brake pedal may have to be modified too, though a LH shift makes it easier to mod than a RH 4-speeder and a reverse one-up, four-down pattern!

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Waiting for the 500 to get ready and will put the new plates on.
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Just a reference from a handlebar of a RE Interceptor

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Old 13th June 2007, 12:17   #109
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Can anyone post / scan pics of this Cafe Racer featured in Jan 2007 BSM. Wanna check out the footpegs and the rear cowl. Thinking of fitting a removable one.

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Default New modifications: To-Do list!

More modifications in queue.

Proposed changes alongwith minor adjustments and maintainence repairs were decided. The list is below:
  • Rear-set footpegs
  • Gear/Brake lever linkages
  • Painting front and rear mudguards
  • Gearbox paint.
  • Rear set cowl
  • Cables to be hidden (from engine)
  • LHS pilot light
  • Indicator flasher to be replaced
  • Drill hole in rear mudguard for brake-light wire
  • Bracket for rear indicators and additional brake light.
  • Tax Disc Holder (illuminated if possible)
  • Mirrors
  • Upswept exhaust
  • Front wheel bearing and disc noise
  • Rear brake pedal release spring
  • Speedometer
  • Fork Gaiter
  • Cable clips for handlebars
  • Front and rear reflectors
  • "Cafe Racer" or "Clubman" stickers for side boxes

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Old 16th June 2007, 10:24   #111
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Gordon, here are the pics from BSM. Hope it serves your purpose.





Link: http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2347/racer1gv4.jpg

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1066/racer2ia9.jpg
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Thanks for the pics GS.

Inquired for the rear-set footpegs and the guy says 2500 bucks. Is it worth it? The footpegs would be of the CBZ and the linkages would have to be fabricated. Planning to place the footpegs just at the end of the gearbox.
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Gordon, here are the pics from BSM. Hope it serves your purpose.





Link: http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2347/racer1gv4.jpg

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1066/racer2ia9.jpg
nice mods! but those silencer get too noisy and you will get tired of their boom
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The Goldstar silencer is not "noisy", but just loud and has a good beat to it, which is absolutely absent in other Bullet's. Have been riding with it for around eight months and the more I hear it, the more I enjoy it.

If you rev it, it gets quite loud. While cruising, its music to the ears.
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The handlebar and the rear mudguard rusted a bit.

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nice mods! but those silencer get too noisy and you will get tired of their boom
Jk is correct about the silencer in the picture. These simply create more noise and there are no gains in performance. I had it on my bike. Yes that's not Goldstar type silencer.

Thats a very well executed cafe racer project, i really appreciate the result
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The exhaust has been cut and has been bent upwards. However I'm not sure it'll give some problems while fitting. A secondary brake-light also has been added onto the rear mudguard. Pics to be posted soon.

Check this link for more pics : Cafe Racer Project pics



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how are you going to join the silencer and will be re plating the whole thing to cover up the joined area.
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LBM, the silencer has already been welded together and will be chrome plated.


Shot at 2007-07-08
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The provisions for the bar-ends have been made. So now the exhaust and handlebar are ready for chrome plating. They should be ready within a week.

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