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Another guy into cafe racers

Fergzilla
08-11-2018, 03:54 PM
Hey,
New to the forums. I figure this would be a good place to get help when needed, as well as finding some parts. I got a 1985 GPZ ZX750A3 that I am going to be building into a cafe racer. Any other shed builders here? Well I look forward to meeting you guys.

martin-csr
08-12-2018, 10:33 AM
I'm not a shed builder, but I do ride a vintage Kawasaki.

1981 KZ650-CSR w 550-Ltd wheels. 750E muffler system.
Emgo Euro bars. 750E/1000J mirrors. KG luggage rack.
digital pics can be deceptive. hee.
https://i.imgur.com/SQbJy0o.jpg
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wiredgeorge
08-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Not sure what a shed builder is but a cafe racer from a GPz? Wow... Taking a classic sport bike and going that route is unique.

davidr1963
08-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Not sure what a shed builder is but a cafe racer from a GPz? Wow... Taking a classic sport bike and going that route is unique.



Gpzs are still plentiful and cheap and a decent place to start a project from. Iíve a couple in my garage and a frame which is going to have 2002 ZR7 running gear. That will probably end up as a cafe racer too; the ZXR400H front and rear ends will probably end up on one of the standard bikes. Iím adapting the ZXR parts to fit the standard frame so the bike can go back to standard if I want to.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180813/fdcef2bd1b960005acb05dfcabed4f27.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180813/37d7e009b083522075f7f5b8ae5deae7.jpg

Although Iíll probably use a ZXR400L rear end.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180813/311c3dac1cd676a5a5f6615178d9fc61.jpg

Mike Reed
08-14-2018, 01:32 PM
Not sure what a shed builder is but a cafe racer from a GPz? Wow... Taking a classic sport bike and going that route is unique.You were very kind in choosing the word "unique". I might have said "interesting". But "blasphemous" also comes to mind... Ancient Chinese saying.... To each his own... Hope he posts photos so we can share the vision. P.s. are old honda cb's all used up?

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