'93 Cafe racer from Norway

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Maxnettoz
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Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:01 pm

Awesome colour scheme. You are doing an awesome job. :clap:
Sincere regards,
Maxnettoz

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AleksanderMoRod
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Region or State: Norway
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Yamaha XJ 600 S Diversion

Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:36 pm

MiguelSilva wrote:Very nice man. I really love the rear.

About the front brake, make sure the small return hole is not covered insire the master cilinder because that will make the bleading task a nightmare.

Here are you going to put the electronics and the batery? are you using a standar batery or the new small ones.

Are you thinking in using a FZR600 rear wheel with a 150 tyre? that would improve the rear picture!
I was struggling for ages with bleeding the front brake, until I borrowed my dads vacuum bleeding kit.
The battery and electronics are all under the seat. I made a undertray from a sheet of aluminium. Standard battery.
I have been considering maybe the RF600 rear wheel, but I haven't concluded yet. I like the narrow look of the bike.
Maxnettoz wrote:Awesome colour scheme. You are doing an awesome job. :clap:
Thanks, man!

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ammvio54
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Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:02 pm

I really like the look of the bike as well!! The color scheme is amazing and I can't wait to see the finished product!

Keep up the good work!!

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webman94
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:26 am

great project! Thanks for doing a build thread. Better late than never! I really like where you're going with this.

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AleksanderMoRod
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:44 am

Thanks to all of you! There's not much left to do with the bike. But one big thing is missing: The drivers licence! In Norway it's very comprehensive and insanly expensive. But I will start very soon.

A short clip of when I got it running:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag0itfAOqA8

It sounds good with the Harley-Davidson mufflers.

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AleksanderMoRod
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Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:23 am

So, today I had my first ride with the bike! Just up and down the street to see how it behaves (and also since I don't have a licence). It was good! It behaved good! There were some noises coming from the bike when I was going over speed bumps. Have to sort that out.

When I first was going to take the bike for a ride, it died as soon as I put it in gear. I found out the clutch lever switch had a bad connection. Opened it up and cleaned it, and it worked.
What's left to do now is make a seat cushion (I have a sheet of race foam for that), and to change the clutch cover gasket. It's leaking badly.

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Raypless
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:55 pm

Hi!
That bike looks awesome! Amazing project you got there!
I live in Ski Norway and its a little hard for me to get tools and parts because of the language, any recommendation?

Safe ride!
"Race the rain, raide the wind, chase the sunset"

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:07 pm

Your bike looks great! I am thinking of going café with my parts frame! I think the xj's make sexy bikes when they are stew lined like this!

How is that CBR600 shock working for you? Was that your issue over speed bumps?

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Wed May 03, 2017 2:51 am

I like 👍🏿. I have same thing.. No licence.. Need to drive soon.. Luckily i have roads near where can test bike without cops messing around. I had the ninja 650 shock from ebay.de almoust new, lifts up tail apprx. 30mm in my case..
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AleksanderMoRod
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:18 am

Raypless wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Hi!
That bike looks awesome! Amazing project you got there!
I live in Ski Norway and its a little hard for me to get tools and parts because of the language, any recommendation?

Safe ride!
Sorry for the late reply! I'm not too often in here.
I bought most of the parts from Wemoto.com, XLmoto.no and ebay. Spent a lot of evenings searching. If you are looking for anything specific, just let me know.
Dustyblackwell wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Your bike looks great! I am thinking of going café with my parts frame! I think the xj's make sexy bikes when they are stew lined like this!

How is that CBR600 shock working for you? Was that your issue over speed bumps?
The shock works fine. I raised it to make it look better. It was too low in the back with the original shock. There was no issue with speedbumps with the original shock.

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