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Old 04-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #21
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I Ride: '09 DRZ sm - stolen :(
Bitchen bike man!!!

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #22
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From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: '98 Valkyrie, '75 CB400F Cafe
lets see...10hp, 2 stroke, and sub 200lb dry weight...i bet it has plenty of power to get around at a reasonable pace


where the hell is the battery? you cleaned it up VERY well i must say

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #23
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I Ride: like its the last chance ever!
mitch...your not in bellingham are you? if you are....well...i NEED to see that bike in person for sure!

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #24
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God that's sweet.

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #25
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Probably should have linked to the build thread huh?

'72 Kawi resto

Jal, I'm in Bellingham off Sunset and Cornwall. Give a call and stop by sometime, you can take a peek around my crowded-ass garage!

Squid, yes, she's actually quite quick! Stock she's quoted at 10.5 ponies, and about 180 lb dry. I figure with what I've removed (bars, battery, side covers and mount, rear fender, stock seat, auto-oil stuff, etc) she's probably somewhere around 170 with a half tank of fuel. I've had her to about 60 and she pulls pretty well all the way to 45 (with another gear left). Every one of my riding buddies have been thoroughly impressed with how quick she is! Not many 90cc bikes (of the time) made 10.5 horse stock!

The battery was ditched in a weight/space saving effort. Originally I ran her with a high voltage capacitor, but I kept blowing bulbs, so I switched to two 6V low capacitance caps. In the 25 or so miles since I finished her, they have worked flawlessly, and the pair weighs less than a single D cell battery.

This is an older picture, I've made a few small changes since then.


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Old 04-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #26
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I Ride: 2005 z750s
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Thanks for the kind words guys! It was a bit more work than I had thought originally, but I think it turned out nicely.

Mullet - if you REALLY want one I'd be happy to build you one for a small price I've recently graduated and am trying to break into the bike building/repair business. I'd like to avoid having a real job anytime soon, but my time is quickly running out!


[plug]

I WOULD like to say, if anyone would like a bike custom built I'd be happy to do so. I do everything from engine rebuilds to paint to upholstery to welding to fiberglass and carbon fiber. I've got a 74 CB200 that's waiting for a resto/cafe conversion, a CT70, and a few other little non-street-legal projects going on right now. So if anyone is in the market for a cafe or vintage Japanese bike, give a shout and I'd be happy to talk.

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Koor - I have plenty of fun, and usually get to ride 2 or 3 bikes on any given day... this one is just... "special"

Drag, those are indeed wires. They're wrapped in clear plastic tubing, like the kind you use for aquariums and such. Nearly waterproof (she won't be seeing rain unlike my other bikes) and you can see the wires underneath, plus it's easy to get into if I ever have to troubleshoot anything.

Better watch out....mods may strike you down for "advertising"....it is becoming quite common now.

Great looking bike, I followed the whole build, and it turned out better than expected!

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:44 PM   #27
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I Ride: the internets...
very nice

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:57 PM   #28
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From: South Salem Oregon

I Ride: Aprilia Tuono, Ducati GT1000, Moto Guzzi Centauro, Bimota DB4, Yamaha FJR1300
Very KEWL!

It's nice to see something unique and nostalgic.

It proves my point one doesn't need over 100HP to have fun.

I bet that thing is a blast to ride, prolly more fun @ 50mph than a sport bike @ triple digits!

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #29
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From: Custer, Washington

I Ride: 09 GSX-R1000 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha DT250 enduro
Perfect, hope to see it in person next time i'm in Bellingham,
Enjoy

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #30
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From: In the valley that is sudden of Bellingham

I Ride: '08 1098S and the sexy girl that is my avatar
Damn Mitch that turned out pretty sweet.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:40 PM   #31
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I Ride: Nekkid!!!
Do want....

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #32
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Very nice. I want one, Just a little bigger .

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:19 PM   #33
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Got a 100cc 2 cylinder 2 smoke yammi motor comin' too. Time to build another!

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #34
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From: from Wa, living on Grenada (island)

I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
god that would be an awesome college commuter

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #35
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god that would be an awesome college commuter
It was

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:26 PM   #36
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I Ride: '12 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Way to go man. That thing's killer!

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #37
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From: Kirkland, Washington

I Ride: '05 R6 Scooty-Puff, Sr.
Sweet build! looks like it is really small though and at 6'1" I sometimes think my R6 is too small.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #38
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I'm 6'0 and it's little, but I still fit

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #39
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I Ride: '05 ZX10R, '06 Vstrom 1000
Ring, Ding, Ding Very Cool little bike you got there.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #40
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Very nice, I like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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