'79z Modern Cafe Build

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kmcphee
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'79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby kmcphee » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:48 am

A couple pics of my build during mock up. At final assembly now, then new wiring harness from scratch.
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kmcphee
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby kmcphee » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:50 am

few more pics.........
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kmcphee
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby kmcphee » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:56 am

and a few more.......

This has been almost a two year process of trial and error, fitting, cutting, welding, ordering & waiting for parts, etc. Glad to be at the stage of putting her back together.
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Folsoml
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby Folsoml » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:17 am

Awesome build!
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Hawk213
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby Hawk213 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:53 pm

Looks good! What'd you use to paint engine?

kmcphee
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby kmcphee » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:40 pm

The engine was rebuilt by the previous PO, ran good so I removed form from and plugged every hole and soda blasted. Then I rattle can sprayed with Harley Davidson Black Texture engine paint. Turned out really well and from what I could find online this paint holds up really well. We'll see.

I have a spare engine I might tear apart and build up next year, at least now I can get the bike mobile and sorted out then if a want more power go from there.

brown12633
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Re: '79z Modern Cafe Build

Postby brown12633 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:15 am

Great looking build. Im just starting one of the same. Have you got any specs of some of the parts you have changed like the front forks, yoke swing arm and wheels. Were these a straight swap or did they need some mods.
Cheers Dave.


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