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3½ Café Racer

Postby Motoveloce » 18 Dec 2013 22:11

Hello all,
I'm new here on your forum, just done my introductory text up on your new members board and thought I would come here and show the Morini 3½ Café Racer I've just completed. It's based on a very rough old Strada with a Sport engine and twin disc upgrade. Apart from all the obvious stuff that you can see in the pictures below it also has a Digital Motogadget Mini Dash and Motogadget M-Lock keyless ignition, there are still one or two small jobs to finish but was under some time pressure for the photo-shoot. The list of modifications seems endless so I'll just leave you with the pictures for now. Hope you like it.
Mark.

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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby chirpy999 » 19 Dec 2013 17:13

Hi I like the exhaust, wheres that from? Youve put plenty of work in to get it to that finish. I take it you are abroad somewhere?

Lets see some more photos especially of this digital dash and the state of the bike when you started the project :lol:
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Coxey » 19 Dec 2013 20:30

Motoveloce wrote:...Hope you like it.


Hell yeah! What a beauty :D :D :D :D

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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby acemorini » 20 Dec 2013 13:44

Like it.
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Fraser » 20 Dec 2013 20:20

Looks wonderful, good colour choice. The exhausts are like shortened Conti silencers off an old Ducati, so should make the right sound.

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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby pedro » 21 Dec 2013 08:37

Thats gorgeous,
One more time, where did you get that exhaust? I want one!!!
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Monstyr » 21 Dec 2013 09:23

Very nice, I'm more curious about what you've done to the side panels.
Did you just cut them, and how did you fold back the edges where the mesh is?
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby morini500dave » 21 Dec 2013 10:11

Hi,don't suppose you'll be riding in the wet,go faster stripe up your back :lol:
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby mantaray » 01 Jan 2014 23:35

Great bike ;-)
Congratulations
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby robint » 02 Jan 2014 19:27

That I like........

Congratulations!!
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Motoveloce » 14 Jan 2014 16:34

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The donor bike as I bought it
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The digital dash and custom LED's
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chirpy999 wrote:Hi I like the exhaust, wheres that from? Youve put plenty of work in to get it to that finish. I take it you are abroad somewhere?

Lets see some more photos especially of this digital dash and the state of the bike when you started the project :lol:


Hello Chirpy,
Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I had the notifications turned off and have been away.

I had the exhausts custom made to my specifications, I have them patterned and intend to sell them as an after-market item sometime soon. They're currently un-baffled so can't wait to hear them, should be firing the bike up for the first time next week.

I machined the riser clamps off the dash and fitted custom warning lights into the holes that are actually button head allen bolts drilled out to take 5mm LED's, the readout is a Motogadget Mini that displays Speed, RPM, Odometer and stuff like 0-60 times. The two empty tapped holes will house Motogadget push buttons for the starter and Motogadget set-up.

I'm actually based down in Cornwall and you're right, a lot of work went into the build.
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Motoveloce » 14 Jan 2014 16:40

Monstyr wrote:Very nice, I'm more curious about what you've done to the side panels.
Did you just cut them, and how did you fold back the edges where the mesh is?


Hi Monstyr,
Yes, I just cut them to size and folded the edges back with standard panel-beaters hammers and dollies then braised the mitred joints. The gold mesh was £2.99 from B&Q!
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Motoveloce » 14 Jan 2014 16:43

Coxey wrote:
Motoveloce wrote:...Hope you like it.


Hell yeah! What a beauty :D :D :D :D

Rob :mrgreen:



Thankyou Rob.
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby Motoveloce » 14 Jan 2014 17:11

Big thankyou to everyone for the nice comments about my Morini, here are a few more images;

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Currently sat in my living room.
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Still searching for a decent rear light
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Brushed metallic bronze paint finish.
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There is more info on my website http://www.motoveloce.co.uk and a record of the build progress on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/motoveloce

The bike is going up for sale soon so please feel free to contact me for more info.
Kind regards
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Re: 3½ Café Racer

Postby chirpy999 » 14 Jan 2014 17:50

Thats a credit to you Mate. All that polishing must have took hours. Nice work on the top yoke. Youve put air caps on the forks. How about a picture or two with the sidepanels/ tank off to see how youve done the wiring?? How about a youtube video of when its running? 8)
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