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850T Project Cafe Bike
« on: January 27, 2017, 11:59:28 PM »
Hope it's ok, I am going to post some pics of my cafe project.  I learned a lot by doing this work. Took me just over a year to finish. (Doing this from my phone so be patent)

Started with this




Powder coated the frame, swing arm, battery tray, center stand and fork clamps.








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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 12:16:12 AM »
Pulled both cylinders to check the chrome lining. All was good. Notice the high dollar ring compressor.




 Bought a stainless steel nut and bolt kit. To get to one of the transmission cover nuts I had to remove the spedometer cable and I looked in the hole just in time to watch the washer fall in slow motion into the transmission.  I shamefully thought for a second "what could that really hurt" and then realized "that will hurt a whole lot worse later on" so I had to open the transmission. So I cleaned up the old dirty fluid grabbed the washer and put it back together.





Lots of cleaning, painting and polishing along the way.





Took the time to move some electronic items to the left side panel. I like how it turned out. Cleaned up a lot of the mess and easy to get to.



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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 12:17:07 AM »
Like what I'm seeing so far. What's the plan for the rear brake ? I Did up a 850-T too. Keep the pics coming! :thumb:
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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 12:32:46 AM »
Headers were in bad shape. Wrapped them and the H pipe. Less expensive then new and matched the color combo





Replaced footpegs with rear sets.





Brakes were just gross. And break fluid is a nasty paint distroyer. This is primer after sanding the ruined paint and cleaning with rubbing alcohol. 






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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 12:44:47 AM »
And the seat.  I could not find exactly what I wanted so what the heck let's build our own the way we want it, can't be that hard right. I will never ever do this again, ever.  I posted this question on the site and got some great advice and it turned out well but my garage was (is still) a dusty mess, my wife absolutely did not appreciate the smell of epoxy and bondo in the house on multiple nights and I ruined a pair pants.  My amazing mother sewed the seat cover for me.










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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 12:51:50 AM »
Keeping the rear drum as is. I like the cleanish look back there.

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 04:36:04 AM »
Love this build. Your ring compressor is exactly like mine. :thumb:
The treatment of the rear swing arm is classy.
The color co-ordination of the electrical tie in you header photo - I've never thought of that.
And , who needs a rear brake other than for holding it at an intersection. Go for a twin disc on the front if stopping is a priority.
Looks great. :popcorn:

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 06:33:55 AM »

Nice work there cap... !   :thumb:

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 08:06:12 AM »
Very nice!  I'm jealous -- I'm in year four of my 850-T build (too many other projects getting in the way).  Watching with interest...

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 10:41:42 AM »
Here I am trying to figure out the wires for the lights.





Here is the hobbie I gave up on, for a bit.  RC airplane racing.




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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 10:43:43 AM »
And the finished product.







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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 12:58:19 PM »
Nice job!  I'm a little worried about your rear during hard acceleration but hey it's an 850T  :grin:
 Pleae atake a straight on side shot a little closer.  Be nice to see all the details-I'm always looking for ideas

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2017, 03:24:16 PM »
Very nicely done!
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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2017, 04:26:42 PM »
More details and pics of the rear sets please!
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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 02:46:09 PM »
Swooshdave asked for rearset pics. They are Tarozzi's for the LM1, LM2 and cx100. They fit using the original plate but did not match the linkages. After looking at the situation for a few nights I had a plan. I cut the original break peddle down (had to make skinnier also) drilled a hole in it and used the linkage rod provided in the kit. To get the correct angle for the linkage I had to remove and bend the tab on the rear sets. Works great.




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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2017, 02:50:04 PM »
The gear shift side. I used the adaptor included in the kit. I had it welded to a new rod the replaced the original rod that runs under bike from side to side. Had to bend the tab in this side also.




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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 06:45:55 PM »
Tasty!  :bow:

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 06:36:40 PM »
The gear shift side. I used the adaptor included in the kit. I had it welded to a new rod the replaced the original rod that runs under bike from side to side. Had to bend the tab in this side also.





Would it have been easier to switch to right side shift?
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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »
Nice job!  Enjoy the ride.

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 09:29:16 AM »
Pulled both cylinders to check the chrome lining. All was good. Notice the high dollar ring compressor.




you decided you run the original cylinders ? Chrome bore ?

i am sure you know the story.... nice bike .

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Re: 850T Project Cafe Bike
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2017, 11:32:38 AM »
Swooshdave asked for rearset pics. They are Tarozzi's for the LM1, LM2 and cx100. They fit using the original plate but did not match the linkages. After looking at the situation for a few nights I had a plan. I cut the original break peddle down (had to make skinnier also) drilled a hole in it and used the linkage rod provided in the kit. To get the correct angle for the linkage I had to remove and bend the tab on the rear sets. Works great.




Thank you so much!!!!  I have an 850T and Tarrozi's, those pics are so helpful!!!!!
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