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 Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer

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mrcardigan



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PostSubject: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Mon May 20, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi all,

Currently working on two bike projects:
1) a 1961 triumph tiger cub
and
2) my RXS100

Weird mixture yes?

Bought tiger cub as total basket case 22 years ago and have been slowly restoring it to stock ever since (will hopefully finish one day)

But more interestingly for this forum, the RXS100 was my bike when I learned to ride at 17 (again 22 years ago) - I bought it new, then never got around to selling it. It has done 12k miles from new and was in pristine condition, sadly ignored at back of garage UNTIL....

I thought what can I do with it. No point selling it, as only worth a few hundred quid, and I knew it was probably the only really well looked after and not thrashed RXS left in existence ( I was a sensible 17 year old and it took a lot of newspaper deliveries to buy it new).

I then started looking at the frame shape, and have mocked up the image below, which I think is easily achievable.



There should be no frame mods needed, I already have an old fibreglass tank that shape, which I am going to fit as a false tank over the existing RXS tank, I have bought a classic honda racer style seat so need to do the seat pad. I am going to fit the battery in the seat hump if it will fit. The oil tank will obviously need making, along with some brackets for the foot rests.

Couldn't resist calling it a TrYiton Smile

Will keep you guys informed of progress,

Andy Smile
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mrcardigan



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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 am

agreed, garage needed a bit of a tidy, but you can see the basic look ill be aiming for

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Wed May 22, 2013 4:11 pm

hello , what size are your stansions, i have some 27mm clip ons
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Wed May 22, 2013 5:19 pm

thanks. I'll check to see how thick they are (not very!!!)

I've got 4 or5 sets of xylophone kicking around so I'll check them first and give you a buzz.

Andy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Thu May 23, 2013 6:44 am

hi andy
luv that cub be nice in trails trim Cool
nice little racer project the rxs looking forward to your build
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Thu May 23, 2013 6:48 am

that cub is going to be stock trim. however, I have enough spares to make a second bike, which will be a mini cafe racer ( years away I'm afraid)
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Thu May 23, 2013 6:51 am

damned autocorrect. I have spare clip-ons, but no xylophone!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie RXS100 Cafe Racer   Sat May 25, 2013 12:48 am

mrcardigan wrote:
damned autocorrect. I have spare clip-ons, but no xylophone!!! Smile
Yep, must admit I wondered if that was slang for some kind of bike parts I'd never come across before! Laughing
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