Monday, September 3, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Cafe Fabrications would like to thank www.tonupclub.com and Drifters Bar of East Nashville for hosting the 10th Annual Vintage Motorcycle show. Cafe Fabrications took home the Award for Best Japanese bike. We were super excited to show the bike for the first time and win the award. The show was great the people were awesome and the bikes amazing. Thanks to all and can't wait until next year.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here are a few pictures of the bike during Pre Assembly. Sorry for the poor pics the Digital SLR battery was dead. This was with my phone at dusk. But you can see the bike in its stages of assembly. The wheels are in the back ground with no hubs on them. We saved something like 11lbs by making our own wheels opposed to using a stock set up. These make a huge difference in the rotational weight on the bike. Acceleration and deceleration are greatly improved. Wrapping that exhaust was a BITCH and messy as hell. But we really liked the look it gives the bike.
The picture with the front of the bike showing the light mounted and the Clip On you will notice that we did an internal throttle and the cable housing exits through the Clip On clamp. Very nice clean look to match the rest of the bike.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I know a few builders like to keep it simple and have no Gauges on their bikes. But once we saw the Gauges Classic Instruments wanted to make for us how could we refuse? This is a new Gauge set they were working on and let us test it out first. So when is comes to gauges this beautiful it required an equally as nice bucket to house them in. So in True Cafe Fabrication style we built our own. Also some people may have noticed from the previous picture we have no kick start. Well the bike also has no KEY! We made our own wire harness and put in a kill switch to the battery and a start switch for the bike. If you look real close between the gauges you will see a small black dot. Yup that is the start switch. With out reading this blog good luck figuring out how to start this bike.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This image below shows the tank covers, seat pan, and the oil tank. We decided to spray some Red on the oil tank too. Oh ya we made that oil tank! (by hand from aluminum)...
The Frame and motor will be getting sprayed with a flat black that has a slight metallic look to it. It should look amazing.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Freshly polished lens above and below. We chose an HID kit with a respectable 8000k bulb for a nice bright light.
This is what it looked like after coming out of the CNC machine.
This whole assembly will soon be offered as new product from Cafe Fabrications.