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post #1 of 17 Old 07-05-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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1984 Kawasaki GPZ550 Cafe Racer

in original condition


take off the original square headlamp and windjammer. Clip on installed.Huge odometer gone.



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fabricating the tail section








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90% completed!!








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VERY NICE!!! Turned out excellent!!

Now go find a GPz750 Turbo and cafe it out

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I can tell you of days finding 750 Hondas done up such as this back in the early/mid 70's. I can also say that it was an awesome time seeing such stuff. You did that one up in quite the cool and nostalgic fashion.

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Awesome transformation!
I really like the black & white photos.

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Very nice. really enjoined the seeing the process. Looks sharp.

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nice job

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Sexy mate! Well done indeed!!

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thank you guys. it is 90% completed becoz i havent decided on the coloring yet. any suggestion?

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thank you guys. it is 90% completed becoz i havent decided on the coloring yet. any suggestion?
That's a tough one. The color MUST work with the gold wheels.

I kinda like the color it is, but I stupid!!!!

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Go with a funky metalflake, maybe a green to tie into the Kawi heritage but as a nod to the 60s/70s cafe movement.

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decided to put back the original front fairing..


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The low aspect of the bike is da bomb, Advo. I'd love to take a ride on it.

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That machine would be beautiful in any color. Nice job. I'm liking the seat,unlike most of the little skinny ,ballbreaker type cafe' seats, This seat looks wide enough to hold both cheeks.
I like it without the factory fairing, thought it looked too heavy ,like it could have been a full wrap like that's what the factory gearheads was going for first on the drawing board and corporate bean counters worried about sales ordered it cut down ....Looks damn good without it anyways.
I like the Hundia/Kia color metallic lime, and it may go well with the gold wheels.
I like your bike.

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