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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 4:04 am    Post subject: New Aussie

I posted this in the Cafe racer forum by mistake.

I just found this forum and thought I'd join.

I'm in Melbourne Australia and have been a long time Yamaha fan and XS650 fan.

I built a 650 Cafe racer a few years back. I've been working on other projects over the last few years so the 650 has sat in the back of the workshop under a sheet.

I pulled it out again the other day and thought I might give it a freshen up. Hopefully I'll get it back on the road or at least put it on display in the workshop somewhere.



I'm keen on the idea of building a chrome molly frame and swing arm at some point. I've just been doing some work with 4130 and built new IRS suspension arms for a car project I've been doing. I figure a frame would be an interesting challenge.

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ichael
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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

G'day mate
nice bike where did you get the seat from ?
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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 4:13 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

The shell is a fiberglass replica of an early 900SS Ducati. One of the local fiberglass race faring places had a mould. I dont know if they are still in business. They were called Racers Edge.

I made the mounts and a foam seat pad and then got a local auto trimmer to cover it for me.

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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

This pic shows the seat a bit better



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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

Another angle



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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

Here's the view from the seat. It's a long reach to the bars.



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PostPosted: October 29, 2008, 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: New Aussie

Damn fine, dude! Don't hide it, ride it!
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