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Friday, 19 October 2012

Guzzi Cafe racer........project number 1 update

Decided to use T3 fork sliders partly because of using the standards stays  and the  nice detail touch of the  Guzzi eagle . Mostly scotch brited with a polished top section. Makes a change to have the calipers in front which are all the later single bleed nipple type with the teflon coated pistons

Hopefully I should get the modified (lengthened with a slight kick up) s/s downpipes back soon

My successful second attempt at a clock mount which will have 2 or 3  idiot lights added.
Might add a few detailing holes too. Modified leman II top yoke still needs a little finishing,but again will have a scotch brite finish

Cut down a modern plastic mudguard as get fed up trying to find an alloy item  which is a good fit for an 18" tyre.
I quite like gaiters as apart from doing their job, give a classic look and also the impression of chunkier forks.

Just a few detailing holes 

And some more holes. Should really have cut that small bracket extension  off too as not needed.
Making slow progress,but I had to get the fork sliders blasted to remove the paint (harder to find paint stripper that actually works these days governed by 'health and safety') The blasting revealed a lot of pitting,particularly on one leg, which took a lot of tidying up. Also after cutting out my first Speedo bracket the bloody thing snapped when putting in the bend.

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