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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Sibbo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:33 am

It must be stronger than it looks .
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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Sibbo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:34 am

More like it and I like the colour combo.

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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Chuey » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:08 am

ME 109 wrote:I don't like the engine being held up by the timing cover. :o
It's something I've wondered about because I like the idea of making a frame that way. I had thought of taking a timing cover to a guy who welds on VW heads and have him weld in some reinforcement that I would make. In that case (pun!), the engine is not actually being used as a stressed member, but instead, hanging from those mounts. Recently there was a picture on here, of a successful offroad bike built that way.

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Re: Cafe ...

Post by melville » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:09 am

How did the Krauser MKM frames hold the motor?

Never mind, Google says this:

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Looks like there are detachable cradle tubes to use the standard mount locations.
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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Rob » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:59 pm

Chuey wrote:
ME 109 wrote:I don't like the engine being held up by the timing cover. :o
It's something I've wondered about because I like the idea of making a frame that way. I had thought of taking a timing cover to a guy who welds on VW heads and have him weld in some reinforcement that I would make. In that case (pun!), the engine is not actually being used as a stressed member, but instead, hanging from those mounts. Recently there was a picture on here, of a successful offroad bike built that way.

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https://youtu.be/Mw57uzaPyfE?t=1m47s
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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Sibbo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:16 pm

Anyway, I like the cream and black one.... ;)
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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Chuey » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:57 pm

So do I, Sibbo. It's very tastefully done. Much easier to do than the heavily modified ones as well. The builder even had the sense to use rear sets when the bike was changed to clip ons. It makes a very endearing combination. What puzzles me is how so many "builders" get away with clip ons and stock position pegs. That wouldn't work at all for me.

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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Chuey » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:00 am

Rob wrote:
Chuey wrote:
ME 109 wrote:I don't like the engine being held up by the timing cover. :o
It's something I've wondered about because I like the idea of making a frame that way. I had thought of taking a timing cover to a guy who welds on VW heads and have him weld in some reinforcement that I would make. In that case (pun!), the engine is not actually being used as a stressed member, but instead, hanging from those mounts. Recently there was a picture on here, of a successful offroad bike built that way.

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https://youtu.be/Mw57uzaPyfE?t=1m47s
Yes, Rob. Thanks. Shown very clearly at 2:27 in the video.

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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Sibbo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:05 am

Chuey wrote:So do I, Sibbo. It's very tastefully done. Much easier to do than the heavily modified ones as well. The builder even had the sense to use rear sets when the bike was changed to clip ons. It makes a very endearing combination. What puzzles me is how so many "builders" get away with clip ons and stock position pegs. That wouldn't work at all for me.

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Re: Cafe ...

Post by Chuey » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:00 am

When I made my Cafe Racer, I did it as a styling exercise. I wanted something that looked a certain way. It turned out to be the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Seriously, it's a very engaging position for riding. Around town, it's a bit tedious on the wrists but as soon as you can hit at least 60, it mellows right out. That is, even with the fairing, there is enough wind to help take some weight off the hands.

I've found that in trying to ride it fast in tight turns, as in the mountains, I'd like the throttle to wind on faster. That is, to go all the way to wide open in one turn of the wrist. I have a bicycle part that will do that. I just have to adapt it to the existing throttle cable.

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