Here is my 1980 Suzuki GS450L.
First got it in May 2010. Just showing how I have progressed up until now. It's still a work in progress, as you can see. Part 2 will come this summer :)
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Building a Cafe Racer: Part 2
Here is my 1980 Suzuki GS450L.
I'm going to be honest and say that I didn't spend a lot of time on this
video. A few mistakes were made :(. And there is not too much progress
shown. But I just wanted to give you guys an update.
I also didn't spend very much time bondoing the gas tank and sanding it, so
there are many imperfections. This time, I will take my time.
I will now be spending most of my time at my school's body shop. I'm going
to prep the gas tank, seat, and side covers to make absolutely sure that
they will be perfect and show no imperfections. Then I will paint them. But
the paint will remain a secret for now ;) That will be for the next video.
Anyways, this should be a 1-2 week process. I will also need to upholster
I have until May 19th-May 20th to finish this bike. I must get it done as
this is my senior project. They won't let me graduate unless I finish this.
So wish me luck!
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Building a Cafe Racer: Part 3
Another video that I put together real quick. Just a bunch of pictures I
took so you will see some pictures that are similar.
The bike is a 1980 Suzuki GS450L. Slightly modified...
I did sell the GS450 though :(
Vintage Style: Cafe Racers - The Downshift Episode 19
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Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer Project - by Chappell Customs
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This was the last bike I built in the home shop before moving to a larger
space. The footage was sitting on a drive for months, there was just so
much footage it was a daunting task to sift through it all.
Here is the super cut down version, obviously there is a ton of stuff left
out - but then again i didn't want a 20 hour long video :-)
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"Low and Mean" Cafe Racer 500 from 78 Honda CX500, Walk around and build,
photography by: Kaseyhuntphotography.com
This is the first Custom bike we built.
Other bike builds
P-51 Fighter 500
This video displays the amount of work and attention to detail that was put
into the creation of this bike.
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Honda CB 750 Cafe Racer Rewheeled #1
More pictures on www.rewheeled.com and facebook.com/rewheeled. Winner of
"Best Streetbike" on Oslo Motor Show 2012. Honda CB 750 Sevenfifty -95 cafe
racer, chopped rear frame, heigthened rear, lowered front, LSL clip on,
polished alu fenders by Rewheeled, seat by Rewheeled, panel and
batteryrelocation by Rewheeled, polished and painted wheels, Acewell meter.
CB750 Cafe Racer "ElGato" from Start to Finish
Adonis Syrimis building a 1969 CB750 Cafe Racer known as "ElGato"
Cafe Racer/Bobber/Brat, its ready to ride and it is for sale. This bike has
sold. Check our website out. unique-performance.com
We can build your bike to look like this or similar as well. You can send
us your bike to be rebuilt!
Ryca CS-1 cafe racer build - from Suzuki LS650
Nearly the maiden voyage of the Ryca CS-1 build. It was warmed up already
after tuning the carb in the garage (notice I did not choke it as you would
to start a cold engine). The ride was as good as the sound. She'll visit
Don Fearon on Saturday for a proper pinstriping job and it will be done!
Nothing left to do but ride. The Ryca Motors kit (http://rycamotors.com)
is well made and we had a great time converting the Suzuki cruiser into a
My build pictures are on Flickr:
Our matching set of smaller cafe Honda cb fours, the 1972 cb 350F and the
1975 cb 400F super-sport. Hey girls ride cafe bikes too!
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How to make a cafe racer seat part 1
I get asked a lot about how to make a cafe seat so here is a short clip on
how to. The process you see takes all of about 30 minutes and the longest
part is waiting for the glue to set with foam. This viseo only shows how to
make the mold and I will post another on how to do the fiberglass. Really
simple process and for $50 you can have something that you created on your
bike. Built is always better than bought.