Author Topic: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion  (Read 9922 times)

Offline rutgery

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2018, 09:43:55 AM »
What length of shock are you running? The bike looks a little low compared to the V7 sport. A longer shock will also quicken up the steering. I believe the lemans 1000 runs a 13.5" .

The standard KONI shocks from the cali 3 are 337 mm (or about 13.2'') so a little shorter, and the mounting points on the frame are slightly rearward compared to the LM frames. I hadn't thought of that as a possible difference!
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2018, 03:14:16 PM »
The bike still isn't done. I wanted to fit a center stand but the original cali 3 unit didn't fit anymore as the swingarm is now shorter than original. The solution to this would be fitting a T3 center stand, but that hits the rear calliper.. So some welding had to be done! The left leg is moved about 3cm outwards. A piece of the left foot is removed, and the feet extended to just lift the rear wheel off of the ground.







Fitted on the bike:






I also got some high round valve covers, they needed some work so they are sandblasted and sprayed with silicone spray to keep them clean. Just waiting on the adapter plates before they can be installed on the bike..




The Indian repro fuel tank just isn't as nice as the original on the real V7 Sport.. So I've finally decided to buy a real repro from Italy! quite expensive, but the tank is way nicer and fits more closely on the frame and cylinder heads. The only problem is that the fuel tank rubbers are attached about 2cm higher on the new type frame, so I'll make some rubbers to close this gap and hold the fuel tank secure
 





And last but not least, I got tired of the tarozzi rearsets. In my opinion they are way to far back. I've bought a brake and shift lever, and am currently working on a set of new footrest plates which will use the tarozzi hardware as the T3 units are unobtainium.. The picture shows the difference between the levers






« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 03:15:21 PM by rutgery »
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2018, 12:35:56 AM »
It will for sure be a sweet bike when you are done.  :thumb:

I agree completely on the rearsets, I have the Agostini kit and it is way to high up and maybe too far back too. Maybe they didn't get the footpeg location all wrong at the factory after all  :wink:

One of the projects for my bike is certainly a relocation of the footpegs. Lower down for sure and maybe a bit further forward too. I will make a few different mounting plates to find the best location.
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2018, 11:56:04 PM »
Progressing very nicely, well done!

You mention that you bought a repro tank from Italy. Where did you source it?

Cheers
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2018, 11:56:04 PM »

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 02:27:08 PM »
It will for sure be a sweet bike when you are done.  :thumb:

I agree completely on the rearsets, I have the Agostini kit and it is way to high up and maybe too far back too. Maybe they didn't get the footpeg location all wrong at the factory after all  :wink:

One of the projects for my bike is certainly a relocation of the footpegs. Lower down for sure and maybe a bit further forward too. I will make a few different mounting plates to find the best location.
- Ulrik

a mounting plate with multiple holes to be able to adjust the position definitely isn't a bad idea, I might steal that for my own project :laugh:

Progressing very nicely, well done!

You mention that you bought a repro tank from Italy. Where did you source it?

Cheers
Jason

Thanks Jason! I got the fuel tank from TLM Nijmegen (the netherlands) as I live close by. The same tank is available at stein-dinse. Don't forget that there are two versions, they have the fuel cap flipping to a different side
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'89 V7 Sport replica from a Cali 3
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2018, 07:42:34 PM »
Looking real nice and it will be much more powerful than the original V7 Sport with superior brakes as well. :thumb:

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2019, 02:39:35 AM »
Well it's been quite a while, but the project still is ongoing. As mensioned before, I wasn't impressed with the front fork, that's why I decided to swap the internals of a Honda RC36 (Showa) into the 40mm bitubo forks.











It was quite a straightforward swap, only the bolts to hold the damper units in place are 8mm items for the bitubo's and 6mm for the Showa's. I turned a small cylinder to fit around the bolt and press fit into the tubes so that the seal will hold the fork oil. The showa caps threaded straight onto the bitubo forks, but their end cap diameter was 41mm so I turned it down to 40 to fit through the triple three.

The fuel tank is painted and decals applied:




To make the bike more comfortable, I made some new footrest brackets which use the tarrozi rubber parts. The  base is milled out of steel, and two cylinders are welded on to fit the tarrozi items.




I want to be able to run tubeless tires, and thought a bit more black on the bike would benefit the looks as well, so I decided to try to adapt the older type snowflake rims. The main issue were the brake disks, the new floating disks use five mounting bolts, and the old type used originally on these rims use six mounting bolts. I originally wanted to use adapters with a five and a six bolt pattern on either side, but there wasn't enough space for this, that's why I opted to make new disk holders. These use the six bolt pattern for the wheels and hold the ''floaters'' for the brake disk. They are turned from one block of aluminium. For the front, one side is countersunk for hex bolts, and the other side I cut thread to accept and hold the bolts.








wheels are powder coated semi-gloss black and valves threated into the rim




everything added to the bike:



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The front callipers will be replaced by brembo p04 calipers, which should improve the breaking a lot. The front master is replaced by a ps16 unit. The rear f08 calliper is maintained, but uses a new brake master to achieve the correct ratio.
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2019, 02:42:22 AM »
The eagle eyes among you might have noticed I fitted 36mm carbs as well. I had some interferance problems with the replica thank, but this Italian made tank doesn't have these problems. I modified the splitter to fit onto the throttle just like the 1000s has, and made a custom adjuster.
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2019, 08:40:54 AM »
Nice work , especially on the forks !

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2019, 10:41:50 AM »
Very nice indeed! :thumb: DonG

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
Im used to seeing the California III bikes having a rear frame rail kick up. Is that just on the later ones, or did you remove the kick up on yours?
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2019, 01:36:24 AM »
Im used to seeing the California III bikes having a rear frame rail kick up. Is that just on the later ones, or did you remove the kick up on yours?

As far as Iím aware, only the Le Mans 1000 series have a kick-up in the frame. My frame is, except from the mods shown in this blog, stock.
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2019, 06:39:09 AM »
Very nice work - I have a T3 project that I'm planning some similar themes for. I'm looking for some side covers at the moment - where did you source yours?
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2019, 07:43:01 PM »
The 97 Cali I sourced parts from has the kicked up frame rails.

Looking good rutgery.  :thumb:

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2019, 03:24:06 PM »
Very nice work - I have a T3 project that I'm planning some similar themes for. I'm looking for some side covers at the moment - where did you source yours?
Cheers,
Mike
The side covers are made by Winny in Belgium, he has a facebook page ''silverrock motorcycle'' with his contact info. As far as I know, he's the only one making them in steel

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'67 V7 700 #181 from the production line

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2019, 03:31:40 AM »
Hi Rutgery,

Very nice work on the disk carriers! And the rest of the bike of course, it doesn't look bad with the black rims at all!
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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2019, 09:25:45 AM »
I guess it's time for the final update on this build log. It's been sitting unedited for quite a while but the bike's been driven a lot during this time. I'm happy to report that the RC36 damper rods inside of my 40mm forks fork perfectly. The bike has covered about 5500 km without any major issues in its current trim with the black wheels (and metzeler Roadtec 01s), new footrests and italian tank. The handeling is slightly slower than my G5 but that's to be expected as the wheelbase is slightly longer.

The new brembo P04 callipers mated to a ps16 master brake superbly but the rear P08 calliper linked to a 13mm Nissin master with custom linkage is slightly too wooden for me, I might change that in the future.

The Ducati 900ss white face dials look great on the bike but I've changed the tacho to a cheap replica model as the ducati one doesn't have the right gearing and was reading about 20% higher all the times. The current Vega tacho has the correct ratio and is very very simmilar in appearance, but if you look at the details, it does look cheaper made. It also doesn't read the revs quite as fast ast the veglia does weirdly enough.





Really the only downside I can currently think of for this build is that the green colour seems to attract a lot of flies, which I thought was kinda weird :rolleyes:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 11:15:17 AM by rutgery »
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'67 V7 700 #181 from the production line

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2020, 12:17:36 PM »
Great job, looks fantastic, i have a v7 sport from 1973 but previous owner made it in to a le man 1 look a like. I've been looking at v7 parts to rebuild it but its like you said its like gold dust.. weldone with your bike, i love it

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2020, 08:46:02 PM »
Beautiful bike  :thumb:

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Re: Cali 3 to V7 Sport conversion
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2020, 08:43:02 AM »
I have an 2001 V11 Sport in Green, I have noticed that in the evenings the Aphids are attracted to it, I mean it will be covered with them.  DonG

 

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