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My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Thu 26 Aug - 20:42


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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  kornfed on Thu 26 Aug - 21:10

Great looking XBR! Very nice colourcombination.
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Post  joolzned on Thu 26 Aug - 21:45

Its not finished yet, I now have an Amal 40mm carb with velocity stack on a 22' angle intake, so the bellmouth apears from under the tank, breather filter is now moved to the l/h side, and I have fitted a millar taillight. Winter jobs are spray the tank and seat unit gloss black and gold pinstripe them, I have 2 decals for the tank that read cafe racer in the style of the Vincent decals. Fit the enclosed disk from a honda vt500, its red and alloy and matches the idea of the bike (looks like a 4 leading shoe drum) raise the headlamp and fit a modified manx flyscreen, Fit the cdi from an ex400, (should plug straight in and gain me 10' more advance) and posably a new cam ground to my specs.

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  650zed on Fri 27 Aug - 11:03


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XBR respray

Post  joolzned on Fri 15 Oct - 18:04

A new respray for the XBR and I have the carb offset so the bellmouth apears from just under the tank.

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  TinTin on Fri 15 Oct - 18:57

looking good....
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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  fourristi on Mon 18 Oct - 20:50

Hello TinTin
Looks really great,nice color
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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Mon 21 Mar - 15:03

Finally fitted my new cdi box, its from a honda xl600r lots more ignition advance across the range, its really livened up the throttle response, and its got quite a bit more pull through the gears. next job is to design my own cam timing and get it reground :) vt500 front wheel may be fitted once i have made an adaptor plate


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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  trumppa on Fri 1 Apr - 12:05

Very nice bike! That new brake looks cool. It really has that old drum-style, even scoops.
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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Fri 1 Apr - 17:21

Hi thats what I thought, I just have to find a way to attach it now.

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  manx8valvetriton on Tue 5 Apr - 23:04

Hi Joolzned,

Great looking ride, any chance of a close up of the tank decal? I think we should all have one positioned on our cafe's

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Wed 6 Apr - 11:13

Bought from Carpy the cb750 cafe racer builder in America

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  manx8valvetriton on Wed 6 Apr - 21:46



Thanks for the info,

I'll order one for the rear mudguard will look great instead of the usual Norton logo you see

Thanks again

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Fri 15 Apr - 17:36

well I have planned the next stage of modification, all non load bearing bolts are being changed to anodised aluminum and all load bearing bolts are going to be titanium, that should lighten up things a bit, my wifes buying me the ali for my birthday and im going to sort out the titanium over the summer and then I will rebuild the bike next winter. On another note I tested the engine down the bypass the other day and got clutch slip (clutch and springs recently checked) 2 up at 5200 rpm in top, whitch tells me all the work I have done on the engine so far has raised hp and torque, I will have to buy an uprated clutch soon and maybe get it on a dyno to see how it performs on there

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Baz on Sun 17 Apr - 18:29

Hey mate,
Good to see someone else doing up an xbr! The gold pin stripping looks great! I still can't decide what to do with the paint on mine, any ideas how hard it would be to put in a different oil tank? I haven't dug that far down yet!

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Thu 21 Apr - 10:36

Thanks pleased you like it. Its good to know that others are also fans of the XBR, good luck with your project. I dont know about fitting alternitive oil tanks but there is plenty of room in there so I cant see any major problems,except having to weld in a few lugs for attachment

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 7 May - 14:51

Honda NSR250 span and length adjustable levers fitted to my XBR500 [img]http://i27.servim[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=22&u=15571273]g.com/u/f27/15/57/12/73/phpfjl13.jpg[/img][/url]

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 11 Jun - 20:15

resprayed shocks and chain guard


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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 11 Jun - 20:16

probolt kit and braided oil line to head

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Sun 12 Jun - 9:34

Looks slick

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Fri 24 Jun - 18:08

Modified sprocket cover

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sat 13 Aug - 12:42

Finally got hold of some wire wheels for the bike

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Post  Toecutter on Sat 13 Aug - 13:02

ahaaa spokes will do the bike good ! nice! Be shure there are no loose spokes amongst them Wink

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Re: My Honda XBR500 Cafe racer

Post  joolzned on Sun 14 Aug - 11:42

The wheels need some attention and there are a few loose spokes amongst them but I have started and should have them finished in a couple of weeks

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xbr with wire wheels fitted

Post  joolzned on Wed 21 Sep - 15:52


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