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Post  gitarsolo on Wed 15 Jul - 11:49

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I'm Amran from Klang, Malaysia. My café is all about Young at Heart (YAH), straight forward project because it just putting of the 1972 Norton commando engines (Young heart) in 1957 Wideline featherbed frame (Old body). Being my first cafe project, I simply did not know where to start. Few questions need to consider and answer in this project: Am I looking for cafe in all the right places? Should I look up the original vs Café? New parts is…money? because the more you put together, the more it want to done. My enthusiasm vs my ability? So, after I get motivated by Kenny Cummings from New York City thing just move slowly..but surely i hope Embarassed Many thanks also to Kenny (http://www.shelbynyc.com/nycnorton/74Commando.htm) for sending me his engine mounting scan photo for a kickoff my YAH project. Really appreciate it. Very Happy



Attached herewith some of my bikes project for sharing. Hope somebody out there, who love play with tools and dirty hand to share your interesting story about your cafe project etc.
Frame: 1957 featherbed frame painted with Hammerite black satin
Others: Local made steel central oil tank & gas tank..



Motor: 72 Commando 750cc engine
Gearbox: Modification of AMC gearbox with longer commando mainshaft etc.,




Although, I know something less about it but, i know the sound.. dug..dug..dug.
To be continued...gtg
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Post  marc on Wed 15 Jul - 15:14

Looking very very good!!!

Nice tank Cool
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Post  gitarsolo on Thu 16 Jul - 14:30

Thanks bro..my new updates



Long list to go study



Best regards :


Note: With my 1st honey...cafe is 2nd Embarassed
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Post  Toecutter on Thu 16 Jul - 19:53

Great pictures Amran , the original one is a beaty too. !

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Post  gitarsolo on Tue 21 Jul - 7:23

So..being NKOTB and not 'financial sound' man,my concept is also straight forward,
Just used things that less cosmetical but practical..such as nippon or home made things.
My junk for your Laughing

Front end
Standard Suzuki GS550 Hub and disc brake
Standard Suzuki GS550 front fork & brake calipers
WM3 Sanremo Italy Alloy rim with custom spokes



Home made headlights brackets to support 1930 Lucas car's 8'' headlight..



Yamaha clutch lever..nippon
Yamaha brake lever with standard master cylinder…nippon
Yamaha clip on handle..nippon



Rear end
Standard Suzuki GS550 Hub & custom sprocket..zen idea, TQ
WM3 Sanremo Italy Alloy rim with custom spokes
Nippon shocks…



Plans for the future
My dream after more financial sounding Embarassed
I really admire front hub end likes 4LS Suzuki water buffalo assembly..nippon too
All alloy material for all mild steel parts engine and gearbox mounting.. affraid

So. it may take a long time to get it, but the feel good factor, passion & friendship spirit behind it
really motivate me and make it keep on going



More to come..i think
If you have an Idea, please put it, for my study
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 21 Jul - 22:09

One idea , keep on it the way you are rite now m8te, No prob if ya use Suzi parts or Jawa parts , just make it your own.

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Post  zencafe34 on Wed 22 Jul - 5:59

wow.....look damn good....
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Post  Hofman on Wed 22 Jul - 10:00

A bike off my dreams.
Are there many old bikes in your country?
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Post  Dave on Wed 22 Jul - 22:00

I think it is great you use the materials you like instead of the "cool" ones. It makes your bike unique and cool. Nothing is more exiting then seeing something like this bike evolving
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Post  gitarsolo on Thu 23 Jul - 11:50

Gentlemans, thanks a lots to make me Laughing and Embarassed

Hi Hofman,
Yes, given colonial history, still many of life classic bike in Malaysia, mainly british iron apart of nippon cub and italy goon's.
Some photo 4U2C :



Arial view from a 1900 tin Dredge in Tanjung Tualang, Perak, Malaysia.

Walking onto it was like stepping back in time…the pontoon is 75m long and 20m wide and three storeys high.really looked like a colossal metal monster sitting in a pond, like a relative of a dinosaur.. Rolling Eyes



Old friends in early day… really hard time No
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Post  racedemon22 on Fri 24 Jul - 10:47

wow, nice bike bro.... what clipons do u use? YAMAHA ???? So what is the material of your tank made off?? How much???iam from malaysia too and into cafe racer thing... cheers bro................

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Post  Wallace on Fri 24 Jul - 23:06

Great looking project. I love the headlight. I've seen a brass filler cap on ebay that would look good on your bike.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180386257205
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Post  gitarsolo on Sun 26 Jul - 19:32

Hi racedemon22, thank you.. Laughing
A: Yamaha TZM alloy clip on handle, originally 33.5 mm, so need little effort to make it 35mm.


Hi Wallace, thank you for your good idea on brass filler cap. Laughing really appreciated but ..I miss it this time, hope get it in future..look likes monza cap ya.



Guy's good luck in your project etc... Cool
This weekend progress (26/07/2009)

a) Managed put TT100 (4.10X18) for my front tyre...look little obesity



b) My wifey amateur tailor job on the seat, using my old leather jacket..recycle Embarassed



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Post  Dave on Sun 26 Jul - 20:26

Good wife you've got there mate
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Post  Wallace on Sun 26 Jul - 20:30

gitarsolo wrote:Hi Wallace, thank you for your good idea on brass filler cap. Laughing really appreciated but ..I miss it this time, hope get it in future..look likes monza cap ya.....

I'm glad you like the idea. I'll keep my eyes open for another and let you know.
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Post  marc on Mon 27 Jul - 12:26

Looking good!! Again Cool
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Post  Toecutter on Mon 27 Jul - 14:33

Making a seat out of an old leather jacket, it just doesnt get any more Café

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Post  racedemon22 on Tue 28 Jul - 7:12

thanks for the info... so the tank and the seat have been locally made??? where can i look to buy the tank and seat like yours???? yup i think i would look for the same clipons....

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Post  gitarsolo on Thu 30 Jul - 4:26

racedemon22 on Tue 28 Jul - 5:12


thanks for the info... so the tank and the seat have been locally made??? where can i look to buy the tank and seat like yours???? yup i think i would look for the same clipons....


A: Yup, locally custom fabricated by my friend, for more detail call me 0193716663. Tq
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Post  Luckyboy on Thu 30 Jul - 4:55

I allso like the way you doing your project...
The seat is so original and the headlight is a beauty...
Other Malaysian guys here also with mean machines and innovation...Shocked
hey well done Malaysia. cheers
And yes forum is good for sometimes needed inspiration...
Like that big old dredge, someone had to build it..
bit by bit...

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Post  gitarsolo on Thu 30 Jul - 12:06

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Luckyboy Today at 2:55


I allso like the way you doing your project...
The seat is so original and the headlight is a beauty...
Other Malaysian guys here also with mean machines and innovation...
hey well done Malaysia.
And yes forum is good for sometimes needed inspiration...
Like that big old dredge, someone had to build it..
bit by bit..

A: Hi luckyboy, thanks Laughing
The forum goes beyond than it supposed to be…congrate to guy’s behind it
U all make things closer…I think café hobby is in the same chemistry wavelength study

Good momentum so far, things move slow but steady.
Cool less troublesome and no rework job on the exhaust.



Note:Locally made, splay out pipes and Silencer ala megaphone style.
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Post  racedemon22 on Thu 30 Jul - 17:02

gitarsolo wrote:racedemon22 on Tue 28 Jul - 5:12


thanks for the info... so the tank and the seat have been locally made??? where can i look to buy the tank and seat like yours???? yup i think i would look for the same clipons....


A: Yup, locally custom fabricated by my friend, for more detail call me 0193716663. Tq

okay ... will call u when i dismantle my bike and finish my engine.... nice bike and project.....

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Post  gitarsolo on Fri 7 Aug - 14:32

Latest pictures of my café racer project..

RH view without headlight


Shot after the first dug dug dud sound


Shot after ride it for the 1st time..after 15 minutes engine warm up


Rear view...no rear light? still searching


No rear brake -still in the making
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Post  marc on Fri 7 Aug - 18:43

wowh its a realy beauty!!!! Cooooool Cool
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Post  Luckyboy on Sat 8 Aug - 11:55

I say well done...
that was quick.

Your bike has a nice clean and purposeful look about it...
maybe a reflection of the inner man / owner builder...

are you also a student of Zen, or some other
such thing... I wonder.

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