Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

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Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  Luckyboy on Mon 18 May - 15:16

Being not so able to place too much weight on my left hand...
I now go more for head up, instead of bum up, and I like it...
Also with this bike, I make for rear passenger, my daughters, to allso enjoy the flying like a bird feeling..
that has big vee twin thumping and roaring full of power, so they also will be lost to the World of Cafe,
like their Dad was when he went for a ride behind his Dad, so many years ago...
So this project is for the Girls...

Today's project is Brass badge, so Denzions can see how big is the Mota...
metal stator cover, brass number badge screwed on and peened from behind.


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Post  Road Rash on Mon 18 May - 15:43

Thanks for your post, and good luck with your rebuild, post some additional pictures so we can enjoy your work!!!
Good luck!!!

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28 tooth rear sprocket

Post  Luckyboy on Mon 18 May - 15:49

Enclosed chain is not messy at all...
Inside I replaced the 35 tooth with 28 tooth for easy Overdrive as we rumble along
For overtaking now i just knock it down to 4th, and the Torque does the rest...
So nice to hear the Motor not revving so hard.
All superficial paint removed reveals nice shiny alloy to dazzle the Denzions as we pass by.

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Re-positioned footrests and levers

Post  Luckyboy on Mon 18 May - 16:01

On the TR1 I find the foot controls a little too far back for the ride mentality.
And cruiser highway pegs too far forward, to feel good control and foot pressure downwards.
So I position footrest just forward of were I sit and the way I like... for nice handling.
This is not a true Cafe Race bike...
I have another for that sort of thing, which is very fast and capable... maybe later.
This is a ChopperCafe with the forks raked an extra 7% only...
Built to take my girls for a ride, will never forgett...
pictures tomorrow... when finished, at last... (just footpegs )
Ok not so good pic, I have to work on that... I agree
but you can start to get the 'picture'...

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Re: Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  Toecutter on Mon 18 May - 21:12

Good progress , im curius for the result !

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Re: Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  marc on Tue 19 May - 10:06

Nice engine!!!

Post some overall pics!!! Cool
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Re: Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  Luckyboy on Tue 19 May - 11:07

Thanks Marc and guys...
I like lots of 'Mechanical' aspect to my bikes.
I like my bike to be practical machine modified to suit just me...
I like it's looks to please me. sound of motor to please me,
and all mechanical operations to be just exactly what I expect...

I like XV 1000cc because nice big air cooled motor with tons of grunt.
I like vee twin for streamline design and lovely seperate bass thumping sound.
I like TR1 because frame is hidden, and very stiff, with central shock...
And I especially like it because it is 27 years old, what a beauty.

I like my other bikes for different reasons, but just now we are talking TR1.
And so you can see from my story so far...
The bike is just one aspect, without the reason and the person to do, then it is just nothing...
Unmodified factory bike is so boring to me...
I guess it is much the same for you guys as well...

this bike will be finished in about one week... pics to follow.

PS: i would like to hear from anyone working on TR1
I want to change hadlebars and I am unsure how to 'arrange' pullback risers
so I can have nice flat bars... thanks.

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Re: Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  Luckyboy on Thu 21 May - 8:16

Why I should be excited over small 12 volt Horn...
Is because for my CafeChopper just perfect...

I like that it is old and has chrome grill with small vents.

Today I make a Brass mount to fit between forks and below headlight...
to hide all the ugly wiring harness and to
replace the Try-Hard Twin factrory horns...

Also has nice deep loud sound...

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Post  wannabe caferacer on Thu 21 May - 10:06

Nice color combination, is it orange and white or creme? I once had a Yamaha XS650 chopper with flat handlebars on risers. When i bought it the handlebars were on high risers so i bought som lower risers and together with the low seat i had a comfortable sit position. The handlebars were just a straight pipe. Your bike gives me inspiration to build a 1930's superbike like the Brough Superior. Maybe some day i will build me such a bike .
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Re: Building my CafeCruiser TR1 1000cc

Post  Luckyboy on Thu 21 May - 12:04

Thanks Wanna your comments...
The bike is Venus Orange and light cream, so it has an old smoky but confident look, like me.
but I never smoked, thankfully except some nice Gunja did I say that...

I am very happy with TR1, usually XV look like they run into a bus
but this has 7 degrees rake and lowered rear, so looks nice and long and low
tracks very well, and is also easy to turn, not 'resistant' at all...

I set the pegs 'midway' and like you say, I intend to lower and flatter the bars,
but I need some pullback risers, perhaps you can ask your mate... hey thanks.

And so CafeChopper it is, I like to go quite fast with tons of grunt but not like a try hard
or wannadee racer, too much radar, so I CafeChopper in my old years, so it seems...

I am looking to change the horrible factory fuel cap for a nice high set item,
do you have idea or image for me... another hey thanks.

Anyway, I rest now my finger,
were is everyone, anyway...

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Post  wannabe caferacer on Thu 21 May - 20:30

Google is your best friend. I did a quick search and found this:


Is this what you are looking for? There's lots of stuf you can find at online stores .
And here's a pick for some inspiration, it's made out of a Yamaha Dragster
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Post  Luckyboy on Fri 22 May - 3:05

Thanks Wanna for your time...
I appreciate what you sent, and respect it is not a small thing.

The image is interesting, I had never seen that pic before...
I appreciate the creativity and extreme intention..
I am possibly more traditional in personal taste... for myself, if I can say that...

Cafe I find, is a way to create perfection in our own mind...
it is a personal Enlightenment technique...
Everything has to be just perfectly balanced I find, to suit mostly the owner...
or else we do not have extreme Mental Bliss...

Where goes the the light, how big or small, what colour...
Form & Intent comeing together to create coherence...
Then we have a Fountain of Happyness, and a Thing of Joy.
Untill then, we are not completely happy,
so we need to change and modify some more.

Once I get the Bars right, I will be much more happy...

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Post  Road Rash on Tue 26 May - 11:37

Looking good, and a great man is the one (re)building his bike to pass on the experience to his children, keep up the good work!!!

In Europe the roads resemble a circuit, short corners and dodging cars, how is it like to ride in the Australian Outback?

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Post  Luckyboy on Tue 26 May - 13:34

Hi Rash...
Riding is a mental exhileration, for everyone I think everywere...
We have nasty radar to take our money, but the roads are great...
We have here moutains, expressways and regular town roads...

The 'bikers' are friendly and the Denziens just go about their business in their usual daze...
We can enjoy a Cruiser or Sports style ride anytime... it is a BIG place.
Our neuro peptides are easy to please, the Good Air is warm and the Sunshine is plenty...
There are Horizons werever we look, there are no borders, nothing to stop us & nothing to fear...

My TR1 is a construct of several elements:
Superior power and handling.. via Cafe
Comfortable and confident cruiser.. I am 50 plus after all
Cafe influence everywere, and some Bling as well... to dazzle the ordinary ppl

I am building out of 3 bikes,... A Visionary Machine Inter Spacial Time & Space Cafe Device Bike.
1981 Model classic Vee Twin Air Cooled CafeMachineChoppCruiser...
with help from biker experts that cover the Globe, via e-mail and Forums...
I have my mental picture and allthough very soon on the road...
it will be years, if ever finished... I love to do layer on layer of improvement...
It is a journey without ending, the goal is Perpetual Bliss...

And Yes, the philosophy of my doing, the how and why I pass on the story to my children...
Soon they will enjoy the Power and Glory in real time first hand...
All the coming together of all the seperate little parts working together in harmony...producing Power.

Come now for a ride, as they will soon do...

The Sound of the Primary gears whirring and the Klunk of heavey gears engaging, the exhaust builds and Heavey duty clutch springs take up... It has begun.
We are leaving Earth heading towards Heaven, we will soon be there...

Then the scary rush in 2nd as the throttle is quickly twisted to the stops.. the twin 40mm Mikunis roar like gushing thunder, the twin exhaust klupunk klupunk meages into a frantic loud Brrrroommm and we rocket forward... another gear klunk a short settling down, then it all happens again as we wind 3rd to red line again
Those kids will well remember their ride on this machine, probably forever...

As we plant so do we eat... Slowly slowly bit by bit everything has a place, & job to do...
The CafeChopper is a little World, an Honest World that gives back what we put in...plus more.
The coming together creates a Universe of Coherence, diversity become harmonious, seperation merges.
As we Roar down the road every Cell is enlivened, nerves on full alert, sences fully engaged as the tacho hits redline in 3rd... Something unexpected happens...
We burst thru to the other side of Time & Space...
Amongst the roaring and blowing wind is a peacefull stillness, we look at our watch and the second hand is not moving, we have become Infinite...
Our Human awareness is Expanded... in our mind, we are never the same again...
Mind is stretched beyond mundane, no longer a Denzien, or a Citizen...
We have become Cosmic Sublime :)

Asever.

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Post  Road Rash on Tue 26 May - 18:52

An artist in word and deed, and through time and space you will ride, ride on!!!

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