VTR Cafe Fighter Project

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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by sirch345 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Ant wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Cheers chris, it's been a while but we have had a baby so that's my excuse!
That's good enough for me :lol:

Congratulations to you and your better half :clap:

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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by StormyRob » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:35 pm

Wonder whatever happened to ant. Never did see the finished product. Anyone know him? I did meet him whdn I lived in Sussex. Is a nice lad.
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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by tony.mon » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm

Perhaps he decked it.
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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Ant » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:15 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Perhaps he decked it.
No not yet! Just been busy with other stuff.... Baby, house, business's yada yada.

This is what it looks like now, still a work in progress:

If it's broken; should it move? Yes: Use WD40 No: Use cable ties. Now it's fixed!

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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by StormyRob » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:27 pm

That looks bloody good mate. Well done. Glad you're still around
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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by sirch345 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:57 pm

Good to hear from you Ant :thumbup:
Your bike is looking good 8)

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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Ant » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Cheers guys! I'm quite happy with it but there's still work to do!
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VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Duffy1964 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:34 pm

Looks great Ant, what rad did you use and was it an easy fit?


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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Ant » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:49 pm

Hello Duffy, it's an sv650 rad and it's a tight fit. Need to figure out a way to adjust the steering lock stops still as the forks jjjuuuussstt touch the rad. The key was using two small fans from a cbr125 rather than a single larger one. I also fitted a larger oil cooler which compensates for the lower water volume. I rode it on the hottest day of the year last year through Brighton at very low speed for quite a while and it coped with it very well. Also still need to sort out the brackets they were only suppose to be tempory....
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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Duffy1964 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 pm

Thanks for the info may see if the SV rad will fit with the blade front end on mine, but will be tighter than a standard storm front end as blade forks are larger diameter. .

You’ve done a neat job on yours with lots of nice touches. Well done


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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Ant » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:20 am

Cheers Duffy, my favorite bit right now is the fully functioning fuel gague! God I love it :biggrin
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Re: VTR Cafe Fighter Project

Post by Duffy1964 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:23 am

And boy do you need it on a Storm


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