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Old 7th May 2009, 13:13   #1
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Default Café Racer Project #050905CR -> 1984 Royal Enfield Standard

Café Racer Projects!
Make & Model: Royal Enfield
Year: 1984
Project No: 050905CR


Its been some time since we made the last café racer, the Yamaha Café Racer. We are back now to what we are best at. Got our hands on a friends 1984 Enfield Standard. The bike was in a little poor condition, so had to overhaul it and give it a café kit too.

We (me and Chetanya alongwith V12s inputs) have started the build already since a month. As always we prefer working patiently when making these parts.

A small list of planned parts on the bike include:
- Goldstar silencer
- Clubman Handlebar
- Rearsets
- New paint job
- Engine n chassis repaint
- gaskets change
- new nut-bolts
- single café racer seat with cowl
- new decals
- tank repairing
- new toolboxes
- new cables
- new switches
- new grips and bar-end weights
- cut short front chrome mudguard
- high security number plates
- BSA taillight
- 115 main jet
- there shall be no rear frame or mudguard (YCR style)
- other miscellaneous spares were ordered too

The bike already sports the following:
- front disc brake (new fork assembly)
- Dunlop Monster 130/80-18 Rear Tyre
- free flow silencer (which will give way to Goldstar)
- HP filter

Current updates:
- Painting complete
- Seat Cowl complete
- Rearsets going good
- all spares accumulated
- assembly will be done before this weekend

Will upload the "BEFORE" pics soon. Expect "AFTER" pics to be uploaded when most of the parts are onto the bike.

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Old 7th May 2009, 13:25   #2
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Cool.. what colour? and when do you expect the bike will be ready?
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All the very best bro on your build . .Hey waiting for the pics

Can you please provide the price list if you dont mind
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Old 7th May 2009, 16:14   #4
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Sorry but color is also a secret.

Oh forgot to mention these points too:
- New wiring
- The paint is original DuPont 1st grade

About the price, we haven't yet completed the build. If this project is completely flawless, then we shall be making a spare kit that will include (upswept Goldstar silencer, ace handlebar, rearsets, seat with cowl, shorter front and rear fenders). It'll be a little pricey though, but the quality will be top notch! But this will be done only in end of May or June, not before since I got my exams coming up.

This project is expected to be complete this weekend if all goes well with the rearsets.

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what tweaks are u planning with the engine to make it a real cafe racer ?
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Old 7th May 2009, 22:31   #6
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- Seat Cowl complete
The cowl/base was ready and painted. Just got it to Imran to get the foam and cover ready. Looks VERY neat!

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what tweaks are u planning with the engine to make it a real cafe racer ?
We are more on the cosmetic stuff now and that too very good ones! No engine modification will be done by us.

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Could we have pics of all the work being done,if its not asking for too much?
Good luck with the project!
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Hi guys,

The build has been shaping up very well. There is a lot that has been learnt and improved since we first started off with our Machismo Cafe Racer. The cafe seat is now ready, the body parts have been painted. The assembly would mostly be completed by this weekend. Although I'm very tempted to post the pics of the painted parts, Chetanya and Gordon have warned me with dire consequences if I do so.

So guess we'll have to wait for a few days for the completed pics. But believe me guys, this is something really good to look forward to.

Over to you Gordon and Chetanya!

Anyways here's a before pic of the bike :
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Old 8th May 2009, 11:54   #9
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The pic featured above is actually "during" the build. You can see the clubman and straight seat base on. V12 meant to show the condition of the bike. The rear tyre is a Dunlop Monster 130/80-18.

Anyways, some of you may have seen this video. But here goes again:

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Hi Gordon,

Best Wishes for your project.

i question for you, where do u purchase these following and what are there costs
1.Goldstar silencer
2.Clubman Handlebar

is it available online somewhere

Thanks,
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1.Goldstar silencer

The silencer comes from Pune. It costs around Rs 1800. Its without chrome and not upswept.

2. Clubman Handlebar

They are not available in India. So we make them.
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1.Goldstar silencer

The silencer comes from Pune. It costs around Rs 1800. Its without chrome and not upswept.

2. Clubman Handlebar

They are not available in India. So we make them.
Is the Goldstar available only from Pune? Is it very loud, when compared to the stock silencer on a 500LB? How much would chroming the silencer cost approximately?

I like the fact that you make the handlebars. Its cool!
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Is the Goldstar available only from Pune? Is it very loud, when compared to the stock silencer on a 500LB? How much would chroming the silencer cost approximately?

I like the fact that you make the handlebars. Its cool!
Somehow the Goldstar sounds very good on an AVL. Recently we got the Goldstar (Pune) for the red Electra and it isn't as loud as the AVL.

The Goldstar is also available in Delhi, but I somehow like the Pune look. It seems the Delhi Goldstar is actually called "torpedo".
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Hey guys. Looks like you're at it again! Can't wait to see the completed bike. I'm nearing the end of mine too. Will have to take them out together some time - maybe ride over to the local cafe Keep us posted, especially on the rear-sets. Also why not try to do some engine mods?
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The bike has been assembled. Parts completed are as follows:

- Pune Goldstar installed (Rs 1800)
- Clubman Handlebar (more tweaking left)
- Rearsets (brake side complete | gear side pending)
- New paint job (done)
- Engine n chassis repaint (done)
- gaskets change (done)
- new nut-bolts (done)
- single café racer seat with cowl (done)
- new decals (installed)
- new toolboxes (painted and installed)
- new cables (done)
- new switches (done)
- new grips and bar-end weights (embarassingly we didn't pick the grips, so had to do with the older grips until we change them)
- cut short front chrome mudguard (done and installed)
- high security number plates (done and installed)
- BSA taillight (brackets remaining)

Rearsets: Happy to announce that the rearsets are almost done!
  • The brake side works like a charm, we've used ball-bearings and its smooth.
  • The gear side however is the opposite. All we did was shorten the gear lever to an acceptable amount, but when you do that the leverage decreases. So its quite difficult to shift gears. To sort this, we'll be creating the exact same brake lever for the gears too. A little more testing and it should go well!
  • We are trying to make rearsets in such a way that you can use passenger pegs without hassles. But to develop such a setup is a hassle in itself!

Next stage:

- Upsweep Goldstar silencer and chrome plating
- Complete gear side rearsets
- Chrome plate rearsets and other parts
- Prepare brackets for BSA taillight
- Tweak clubman handlebar

Me and Chetanya have actually been racking our heads over this project. Its taking a toll on our schedule too.

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Also why not try to do some engine mods?
Its not our bike, and we do not want to risk doing an engine mod. If the owner is interested, he can get it done from the mechanic directly. Since the direct sole responsibility of the engine modification will be on the mechanic. I didn't tweak my bike, since I bought it brand new and its AVL. The red ECR has a 0.60 oversize piston with a K&N filter.

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