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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 am
by rudolphwolven
Made by the 43 year old "alexanderherder" and showed on the Dutch Goldwing-forum
https://www.goldwingforum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15099

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 am
by Rednaxs60
Very nice. Like the metal flake paint and lights.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:36 pm
by gltriker
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Re: Dutch GL1000 cafe racer build.......very nice imo!

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 pm
by tlbranth
Very nice. Wouldn't be fun on a wet road though.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:03 pm
by alexanderherder
Hi guys,
It was a long build and difficult too. But i am very happy with yhe result.
The only thing what is stock on this bike are the sidecovers.
If there are any questions about the build ? please ask them

greetz Alexander

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

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:52 pm
by alexanderherder
The things i did,

tuned the engine to 97 horses on the wheel and 125 nm torque
upgraded water cooler radiator
hydraulic clutch from a gl1200 conversion
widened the swingarm
shortend the frame and welded in struts , more riggid frame painted matt black
17" x 2,5 front rim 17"x 3,5 back rim polished and center painted matt black stainless steel spokes
tires front 120-70/17 michelin pilot sport
back 150-70/17 michelin pilot sport
raised the rear suspension by 2 cm. 36cm HD sportster
showa front fork from a kawa zx9r
brakes 320mm brembo whit 25 mm spacerring
stainless brake and clutch hoses
2 x 6 piston brake calipers tokico
new steering stem and steering plate with watertemp dial build in
double headlamp with a single centre mount on the steering plate
custom cnc machined clipp-ons
custom intake and weber idf36 carburators
custom exhaust system
dummy tank lowered
hand bild seat polyester with build in led lights
new wirng harnas all 12 volts
electronic spark unit
tacho and speedo build in the dummy tank
starter button with a rfid tag. no keys but a badge to start and stop the engine
easy shifter on the shift pedal. just push a button to up and downshift-
paint is goldflaked purple
polished rocker covers with a bronze name tag Desi.. my girls name

i am shure i forgot some thing ;)

Greetz alexander

www.cafebike.nl

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

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:16 pm
by rudolphwolven
Hi Alexander,

Nice to meet you here on this USA forum.
For me it is unbelievable what you have done to achieve this superb result.
An immense job and executed very seriously.
I visited your (Dutch language) website... http://www.cafebike.nl/ ...what a beautiful story and what a number of details....truly fantastic!
Furthermore I saw on the website a number of beautiful pictures (however with the old front discbrakes) of which I show here 2 nice examples:

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The video for testing of the carbs on a dyno also is very interesting:
http://www.cafebike.nl/.cm4all/uproc.ph ... /video.mp4

Alexander, I wish you all the best with your beautiful cafe racer and hope that you will become elected on this NGWclub-forum to BOTM (Bike Of The Month) December 2018.

Best regards, Ruud

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

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:14 pm
by alexanderherder
hi ruud, thanks fot the compliments

yeah those good old days with the skinny legs, i thought my girl needed thicker legs so i think they are now more in proportion with the big hips and round butt. only thing is the rear suspension... jet on the wishlist are ohlins with external gaschambers.

greetz alexander

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

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:06 pm
by scootsx2
Very cool build. Well done sir.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:43 pm
by Old Fogey
Stunning!

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

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:26 am
by alexanderherder
Hi Guys
Thanks for the compliments

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

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:06 am
by Graham Cracker
Congratulations on a job well done!

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

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:06 pm
by 5speed
love it..
do you have build pics you could post here?
I'm interested in how you widened the swing arm.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:33 am
by WingMan71
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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Re: Dutch GL1000 cafe racer build.......very nice imo!

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 am
by Old Fogey
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? ***


it depends where you live, mostly.
Here in the UK, they are required by Law (but the Law doesn't say how big they need to be :evil: )