76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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guidowitz
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Devo26 wrote:I've had a few people ask about my tires.
They are Bridgestone Spitfire rear size 130/90-17 front size 110/90-19.
I'm about to purchase tires, so just wondering if you had to modify the front forks in any way to accommodate the larger front tire....as 100/90/19 is stock.

Love your build too BTW. Just awesome!
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Wow...the detail on your bike is off the chain..
1982 1100 standard.
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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I'm just a few days away from my front tire purchase too
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1971 Triumph Bonneville
1966 Harley "FL" Police Bike
1951 Triumph Thunderbird
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Awesome. Absolutely awesome.
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Devo26 wrote:20130819_192829.jpg
I shaved the handlebar mounts down on the triple tree and then polished away. I had to put on a new master cylinder because the stock one hit the forks. I found a key switch that fit nicely and wired it down through the triple tree. You can also see I lowered the front forks by an inch and a half for a lower front end. My gas gauge was pretty bad so I took it apart and repainted it and designed a triple nine logo into it. The decal around the gas gauge was also pretty tattered after I removed it so I cut a new one out of thin aluminum then polished, masked it with vinyl and sand blasted the lettering in.
Did you use water decals on the Fuel Gauge? I'm getting ready to "pretty" mine up, and was curious, how you did yours in such detail?
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Dbaker wrote:
Devo26 wrote:20130819_192829.jpg
I shaved the handlebar mounts down on the triple tree and then polished away. I had to put on a new master cylinder because the stock one hit the forks. I found a key switch that fit nicely and wired it down through the triple tree. You can also see I lowered the front forks by an inch and a half for a lower front end. My gas gauge was pretty bad so I took it apart and repainted it and designed a triple nine logo into it. The decal around the gas gauge was also pretty tattered after I removed it so I cut a new one out of thin aluminum then polished, masked it with vinyl and sand blasted the lettering in.
Did you use water decals on the Fuel Gauge? I'm getting ready to "pretty" mine up, and was curious, how you did yours in such detail?


This thread is from 2015. Devo26 hasn't been here since May of 2016.

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1975 GL1000 parts bike (parts for sale)
1976 Goldwing Super Sport
1985 Honda Elite
1976 KZ900 Dragbike
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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Hey what kind of clip ons are those? Thanks! I love your bike and the mind that thought it up! We have similar taste
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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I made a ' glass front fender over a foam buck,I know the frustration well. All worth it in the end. Love those leaner side panels. If Honda had built a " GL sport", it might looked like this!
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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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I know this is an old thread but I just saw the videos of your bike on YT. I was searching for straight piped Goldwings and your video was the 3rd I watched. I love the sound, looks, and everything about this bike. Its beautiful. I want to straight pipe my GL1100. Trying to figure out the best route. But this is a monster and a beautiful build.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.“ - Albert Einstein


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Re: 76 Cafe "Triple 9"

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That is a beautiful bike and the results are a credit to you. I assume with a two year old you didn't spend all your time in the garage? lol
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