81 z750 cafe racer project

Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 10th, 2012, 6:29 pm #1

Got offered this bike and couldn't turn it down as it was registered the same month I was born, plus it was an absolute steal. Anyway plan is a reasonably cheap project, I want a clean short mechanical kind of look anyway here we go.







Started stripping and got off it's ass, looking much better already





So that was day1
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Joined: June 1st, 2011, 9:44 pm

September 10th, 2012, 6:33 pm #2

Beezer pal B-)
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Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 10th, 2012, 6:38 pm #3

So today I got a bit more done, fitted a new battery, tidied some wiring and away she went, bike hasnt been started in 10 years, more than pleased it sounds awesome. I then made up a new bracket and dropped the headlight and clocks about 6 " to give a lower meaner look.




Much better, discreet but deff makes a difference




Next up a set of clip Ons and more stripping and cleaning up the frame.
Last edited by Pancho on September 10th, 2012, 6:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: May 30th, 2011, 10:21 pm

September 10th, 2012, 6:53 pm #4

Nice one, looking good so far!
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Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 11th, 2012, 5:36 pm #5

Cheers mikey,

Got a bit more done today stripped out the battery box and any unnecessary wiring, cut of mounting tabs of the frame to clean the look of it up a bit and made a seat pan. Busy day dosnt look like much done but a few pics.
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Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 11th, 2012, 5:48 pm #6

Cheers mikey,

Got a bit more done today stripped out the battery box and any unnecessary wiring, cut of mounting tabs of the frame to clean the look of it up a bit and made a seat pan. Busy day dosnt look like much done but a few pics.

Template made from cardboard


Marked onto aluminium


Cut out and starting to shape


Further shaping with the hammer


All sitting nice and snug


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Joined: May 30th, 2011, 10:21 pm

September 11th, 2012, 8:33 pm #7

Good work with the making the seat pan there!
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Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 12th, 2012, 5:52 pm #8

Got a couple of hours done today. Sanded and filled the tank and seat hump, getting out all those little hammer marks from the aluminium seat pan was a pain!












Not lookin to bad in primer
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Joined: July 15th, 2011, 10:06 pm

September 12th, 2012, 7:23 pm #9

I would be near tempted to leave it like that! That is awesome job. How much do you charge?? !!!
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Joined: July 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm

September 12th, 2012, 7:48 pm #10

ivan dinsmore wrote:I would be near tempted to leave it like that! That is awesome job. How much do you charge?? !!!

Cheers pleased with the way it's coming along, it does look quite good like that but to me a bit to ratty. Can't wait to get it in pain
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