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Old 10-10-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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progress report, my no budget dirtbike cafe build.

lately i have had next to no time to work on the bike and a rash of birthdays has kept our single income family strapped for cash. every once in a while i get to tinker on the . i put in a couple of hours last night. i had it somewhat stripped, so i put it back together with a few changes. most obvious is the inverted handlebars. i'm going to be working soon on creating a seatpan for a cafe style seat. with no seat on the bike as it is now, it feels like . with the seat on if you ride it like this, you feel like you are getting ready for the world's biggest faceplant.
when viewing, keep in mind that this is a $600 bike and the carb has been screwy. also know that even with a clymer manual, i still dont know what i am doing.
if i hadnt updated about the brakes yet, they work great now.

i bent the tab on the float down a little, after reading in a dirtbike performance and repair type book that will help it run better if it is rich. i guess that helped it. only problem, is that after it has warmed up, it didnt want to run very much at all. it died about a minute after i left the house. this was at 10 last night, and my neighbors on the left live in a tent and a plywood shack (i dont know what the is going on there). i didnt want to get their caveman hackles raised, so rather than gun the bike a bunch, i let it die and i pushed it back home.
there is a black tube that comes from above the carb, maybe the tank?, and it either goes into the right side of the carb or the top. the idle changes drastically when you put it on the right side. i cant tell if the change is better or worse.
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this is the carb with the tube plugged in on the right side. there is a little protrudance on the top of the carb that also takes the hose. i'm kind of wondering if everything is even there. the bike was fairly beaten on when i got it.
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imagine that with a cafe seat and reverse cone exhaust.
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i dont have the airbox on atm. i might not put it back on. the bike will likely never see dirt, so im going to get a cone filter for the carb to visually clean up that whole area.
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my daughter was telling me to make a face of some sort
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All flat black... would be very Road Warrior-esk....
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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im not sure what im going to do with the paint. i might sand the tank and leave the frame blue.

also, i was suprised to find metal under the rust on tje exhaust pipe. I'll post pics of the pipe when im done with it. the muffler is trah though.

feels good man.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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^ dam that looks real nice
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keep pluggin away. Good job man
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personally i would use it for its intended purpose, which is jumping curbs, getting muddy, finding trails, doing wheelies and all around enduro hooliganess. Not sure if the flipped bars are gonna help that. To each their own, have fun with it, thats all that matters!
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thanks for the link txsandman. that is what it will hopefully look like when it's done... if you squint...
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this pic served as some of the inspiration for my (joke of) a build
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