Featured Daytona 900 Cafe racer project (CRK kit)

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  1. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

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    So my winter project finally got under way this weekend!!

    I went and collected my 1994 Daytona 900 (last if the T300 carb models) to get me started....

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    She is an absolute beauty and although very wet on Saturday I still managed to have a great ride home. (She did cut out about 5 miles from home but was fine after 10 minutes)

    So like a few others I am embarking on a conversion utilising the CRK kit but I have a few alterations that I would like to make on the way. First however i had to strip her down, Ill spare you all the progress shots as I am sure you all know the process...
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    Step 1 done. Next job is to start the modification and cut off the rear sub frame! Then the process of bringing her back to life begins.

    Just waiting for the kit to arrive to start building but will cleaning/replacing bits from front to back in the mean time.

    Happy to accept any advice to help me on my way.

    Cheers
    Jonatahan
     
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  2. stevethegoolie

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    Good luck with the 'build'.

    You said that the bike died when (presumably) hot/up to working temperature. After about ten minutes, after it had cooled a little, it restarted. This is (apparently) the classic symptom of CPS (crank position sensor) failure, a not unknown problem. A fairly easy fix and not too expensive, in the Great Scheme of Things. Never had to do it myself, but there is time yet!
     
  3. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Steve - I will definitely look into that as i rebuild.

    I thought it may be that the fuel tap was in the reserve position and looking at the manual it mentions that mileage is limited when on reserve. It was around the 100 mile mark that it just cut out. I will change the sensor just in case to be sure.

    Appreciate the advice

    Regards
    Jonathan
     
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  4. steve lovatt

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    Good luck with the project - can't wait to see the work progress :D:D
     
  5. Cafe Hinckley

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    Right so here is the vision ....

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    Please pardon my graphics skills but paint will only allow so much! I know anatomically everything is not quite right but gives you a good idea of where I am headed.

    I will probably make a different plan with the rear light section and to keep the tail short and may try the exhaust further back and pointing up a bit but you get the general idea.

    Any thoughts??
     
  6. steve lovatt

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    This was a Trident I saw in France earlier this year, which had been "modified" in a cafe racer style.

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  8. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    clip ons? o_O
     
  9. capt

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    Yeah... Mods included the rubbish bin where most of the modified bit ended up ! Looks like a removalists modification wish list ! Short distance to suppository !
     
  10. Cafe Hinckley

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    Hopefully this doesn't become a thread about some french Triumph - much more interested in hearing about my own endeavours :)
     
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    If it stays bike related at all you'll be the first to achieve that in a thread here. I wish you all the luck and am following with interest
     
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  12. steve lovatt

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    Wouldn't the true definition of a "French Triumph" be when biglad gets his bike started?
     
  13. steve lovatt

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    Thought you might like to see how not to do it! :rolleyes:
     
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    Subscribed with interest
     
  15. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

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    Was away with work this weekend so no progress on the build unfortunately but did arrive back to a box of goodies from CRK which was very exciting and will allow me to get started on the front end instrument cluster and lights.

    Still toying with the idea of pulling the engine and going the whole hog but is definitely going to take me out of my comfort zone!

    How hard can it be though right? :)
     
  16. Cafe Hinckley

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    Productive weekend just past and managed to build the workbench .....
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    Now I'm in business!!!
     
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  17. steve lovatt

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  18. Jennoe

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    Superb workbench...... access all round and fully moveable.........you should go into production........
     
  19. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

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    Very east to make and cost me just over £100 all in. I would love to claim the credit but i got the idea here:

    http://www.cafematty.com/diy-motorcycle-table-lift/

    I did find his a bit high with the wheels though so trimmed the legs down by 200mm.

    The bike now sits perfectly at 600mm and very easy to move about.
     
  20. Dougie D

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    Nice one! is that a home made ramp i see in the 3rd pic?
     
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