Double shot of Cafe

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Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:03 pm

Not a chop, but hope ya like. This bike my younger son & I are building. 1st on the list was to give the rear a slight stretch...2 1/2".
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I forgot to take pics of the slugs oh well.
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:18 pm

After the rear was stretched, it made the swing arm a little wider so the axle was to small. Made a new new in stainless
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. Then a couple of aluminum spacers were made
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:25 pm

We wanted something different for the front end, so we got rid of the stock one. We came up with the idea of an inverted springer. A set of trees were made out of wood to see what we needed.
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. The stock trees have 2.5" of off set, ours has 1", cause the rest & possibly a little more will be made up at the rockers. Aluminum trees were cut
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:32 pm

1.5" tubing is used for the upper part of the forks
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. The lower portion will be thinner like they would be on a inverted hydraulic front. Wanted a real clean look without pinch bolts. The forks will attach to the bottom of the trees.
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these will be welded to the forks
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then bolted to the tree
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Indian Mark » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Heck yeah, That's cool!

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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:29 pm

Nice project, you are way ahead of me on your thinking. This will look great. You have room for a fairly big back tire?

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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:58 pm

The seat posts are in the way for the split tanks we plan on building, so the had to be moved.
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After they were cut out, slugs were made & installed.
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. New tube was bent & welded in plce
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. They will attach to a false back bone (easier than cutting out the original) that will hold the starter switch, a few other switches & maybe the hi beam & neutral lights. The tank will be home to the tach & speedo. Also started on the brake stay
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& we cut off some brackets to clean up the frame a little.
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by budoka » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:20 am

may be a cafe, but you're still choppin' it. it's all fabrication, and personally, i love seeing what you're doing. thanks!

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 pm

I made my steering stem, & its a .003 press fit in the tree
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. Trees all fitted up
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. Also cut some more brackets off
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Got the shape of the false back bone & tank pretty much set.
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, The tank will wind up being a little lower than it is in the pic, cause I did a little more trimming after the pic was taken.
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by 2Loose » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm diggin' it, fun project....
Willy

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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm

The upper tubes finally got cut down, & lowers fitted in. Shocks should be herein a week. Then I can figure out rocker shape, mounts for shocks, & make the slots for the rockers.
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Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:15 pm

The lowers were remade to add more meat at the bottom. Slots are cut. Gonna make up the rockers & shock mounts in wood this weekend.
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Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by curt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:21 pm

i like it
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
Location: South Jersey

Re: Double shot of Cafe

Post by Jeff L » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Yeah, they came out much nicer than the original.
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