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    RSV 1000 Factory - Super Cafe Racer (Updated)

    Here is my nearing completion Norton Featherbed framed Super Cafe Racer with a 2004 RSV1000 Factory motor, custom pipes, tank, seat seat unit, Ducati front end, Honda hybrid swingarm / unit pro link.

    5 months build time from drawings to rolling art!









    Last edited by Norzilla; August 23rd, 2009 at 04:29 AM. Reason: reduce image size

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    There's some skill & craftsmanship gone into that !!!....Looking good, looking very good :-)

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    This is stunning.

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    a bloody work of art hat goes off to you one very sexy cafe racer

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    WOW that is very very cool!

    PS. The seat looks comfortable for a good 10 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by V-twindude View Post
    WOW that is very very cool!

    PS. The seat looks comfortable for a good 10 miles
    Ha ha thanks for the comp's , seat going off to be covered in Black swede next week....

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    Mate that's 'kin awesome - is that the rad and fans under the seat?
    Heck of a wheelbase on her - you going drag racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A303 View Post
    Mate that's 'kin awesome - is that the rad and fans under the seat?
    Heck of a wheelbase on her - you going drag racing?
    Hey... Yes rad and fans under the seat :-)

    The wheelbase is 1480mm same as a Hayabusa, not crazy long!

    Cheers
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    Should be very proud of that fella,well done.Looks very cool..

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    thats awsome

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    Thumbs up

    It's an absolute beaut mate!

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    Could somebody pass the tissues I'm about to have "a little accident"....
    Thats one gorgeous looking piece of kit my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norzilla View Post
    Here is my nearing completion Norton Featherbed framed Super Cafe Racer with a 2004 RSV1000 Factory motor, custom pipes, tank, seat seat unit, Ducati front end, Honda hybrid swingarm / unit pro link.

    5 months build time from drawings to rolling art!









    Update: she is now running with the new fuel injection ECU, not with out its share of challenges... And i can confirm that the pipe are very very loud.... 92 dB at idle and over 105 dB with a blip of the throttle. Need to do some serious work to get the sound down below 99 dB at 4500 RPM from the MOT test....

    I am hoping to do some video of the first Dyno run for Youtube, in the next few weeks.

    Cheers

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    Looks absolutely stunning that man
    I'd ask how much, but one that wouldn't be the point, and two i've not got the know how to build one Are you entering it into the MCN thingymabob? You should!

    Always wished Aprilia had gone ahead and produced the blue marlin prototype


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    Quote Originally Posted by caterpillar View Post
    Looks absolutely stunning that man
    I'd ask how much, but one that wouldn't be the point, and two i've not got the know how to build one Are you entering it into the MCN thingymabob? You should!

    Always wished Aprilia had gone ahead and produced the blue marlin prototype

    Wow , when did they desgin that prototype?? Never seen that before?

    Re the MCN custom bike show comp, actually i missed the deadline by 24hrs, as a mate saw it the day after entries closed and rang me. I rang the entries officer and pleaded, but COMPUTER SAYS NO!!!!

    Well there is always next year..... anyway it is not quite finished yet, so i should not complain....

    Thanks again for the compliments..... actually i have had a couple of requests to build copies.... so you never know, someone might twist my arm hard enough! it would take about 6 months if anyone did

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    The prototype was unveiled in 2001 but unfortunately never made it to production Be nice to know if the prototype was fully functioning and if so, where the hell is it now

    You can find more pictures and a write up on it here - click me

    That's a bummer about the MCN thing. As you say though, there is always next year. I can imagine it sounds bloody marvellous

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    Kinda been following the build on Cafreracer.net, looks awesome man, glad to see it looking so good!!!!

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    Just seen this and


    want one want one want one

    hats off that bike looks awesome

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    Man, I have trouble "building" Ikea furniture?! Incredible job~ you, my friend, are the Van Gogh of GO!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by speed66450 View Post
    Man, I have trouble "building" Ikea furniture?! Incredible job~ you, my friend, are the Van Gogh of GO!!
    Hey Cheers!!! That's one of the best quotes i've seen, mind if i use it?!!!

    I have just taken a little video, which i will try to put on youtube, but i had to take the megaphones off for the moment and replaced them with some std ducati cans, as i need to get it through the new vehicle approval test and the mega's are WAY TO LOUD , sound like a MotoGP bike.

    Now all i have to do to finish it is have the seat covered, tidy up a bit of the wiring and then off to the Dyno.

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