Dutch GL1000 cafe racer build.......very nice imo!

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Re: Dutch GL1000 cafe racer build.......very nice imo!

Post #16 by alexanderherder » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:30 pm

WingMan71 wrote:Nice! action1

Though I might prefer just a little bit of fender on it.

Somebody educate me on cafe racer building etiquette, are fenders an absolute no-no, or is it just a personal preference thing?

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I am thinking it out to make a fender that suits the bike. Not a easy proces without getting bulky

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Post #17 by alexanderherder » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:33 pm

5speed wrote:love it..
do you have build pics you could post here?
I'm interested in how you widened the swing arm.


I will post some foto's of the build.

The swingarm i just cut a piece out .made a hollow plate and tig welded it in place
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Post #18 by alexanderherder » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:47 pm

achterbrug klaar.jpg

Here is the plate welded in the swingarm
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Post #19 by alexanderherder » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:19 pm

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everything starts with a idea. making a cardboard muck up for the seat
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Post #20 by alexanderherder » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:32 pm

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Shortend the frame by 10 cm
removed the steering lock because of the new front fork
fixed up some holes of corrosion
welded a new crossmember in the frame instead of centre stand.. Tt was rotten anyway
welded the exhaust mounting point bushes is the back of the frame
Made the fame higher with a ridge in the lenght of the frame because the hight of the seat
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Post #21 by rudolphwolven » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi Alexander,

Unfortunately your Goldwing cafe racer was not choosen up tiil now as BOTM to participate BOTY for this year.
I personally believe that you would have had a good chance to end up amongst the best 3 bikes.
Nevertheless, may be there are chances for you for the coming year.
BTW: very interesting posts how you modified your bike!

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Post #22 by alexanderherder » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:57 am

Hi Ruud.
In Dutch we say
Misschien is de smaak van de jury nog niet goed ontwikkeld;)
. Next time better I would say.

Maybe we can meet up in the summer to ride along?
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Post #23 by gdonlo04 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:00 pm

What brand of triple tree and bars did you use? Also, who made of what mold did you use to create the back taillight faring?

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Post #24 by alexanderherder » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi.. I let the bars made by stunttoys.com comform own specs. I think they work out very well. The triple tree is the base from a kawasaki zx9r cut it of and welded in the original gl1000 steering stem. the steering plate is custom made. Also the seat is hand made by myself from a mould made of styro foam. Then made a contra mould at and made the seat as it is from polyester. Than i made the raster for the tail lights. made a print with red LED 's tail and brakelight and 2 orange blinker leds. Than filled it with a Ressin.
Hope you got the anwsers you askes for?
everything is hand made or customized . I think the only thing thats standard are the side covers and steps
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Post #25 by tlbranth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:53 pm

Alex: clearly you need to discover girls
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Post #26 by 82_GL1100 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:37 pm

tlbranth wrote:Alex: clearly you need to discover girls


Why so rude and negative?

He mentioned that his girl's name is "Desi" in post #6, and even put her name on the valve covers.
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Post #27 by 82_GL1100 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 pm

alexanderherder wrote:achterbrug klaar.jpg
Here is the plate welded in the swingarm

That's quite nice looking. Do you have more pics of the work in progress?
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Post #28 by tlbranth » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:44 pm

82_GL1100 wrote:
tlbranth wrote:Alex: clearly you need to discover girls


Why so rude and negative?

He mentioned that his girl's name is "Desi" in post #6, and even put her name on the valve covers.


'twas a joke mate. lighten up eh?
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Post #29 by gltriker » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:59 pm

from post#6 "tuned the engine to 97 horses on the wheel and 125 nm torque"

How did you achieve that extremely impressive increase in GL1000 engine performance? :shock:
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Post #30 by gltriker » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:25 pm

"easy shifter on the shift pedal. just push a button to up and downshift-"

more info on this shifter system too, please?

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