May 26, 2011

GN125-CAFE


25 comments:

  1. yeahhhh i'm the builder

    visit terrorcycles.blogspot.com

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  2. Congrat's GROSEB
    very impressive work!!!

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  3. I just bought a 1982 gn125 and I want to make it a cafe style like yours, I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction for parts.

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  4. I would really like to know where you got the seat

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    1. Hey Adam, Marck here from HELL ON WHEELS, well first congratulations on your purchase, what state is the bike in? (is it running, is it trashed?), the first tip we can give you is to get it in good running condition, if the bike is a '82 model i must/can pretty worn down, so you better "refresh it", the you can start stripping it down, remember a café racer is all about lightness and simplicity, so get rid of all the unnecessary "junk", remove all plastic if possible, you can then buy some new bars (or maybe try turning the once you have upside down) maybe find some new mirrors in the internet, at the local junkyard or even use some bicycle small clip mirrors, the seat you probably have to modify the one you have, maybe do a cover up, use some textile or leather with some foam under, and just make a "kind of" a seat, or if you can, go to a local shop and ask if they can make one for you, remember café racers are simple, stripped down, modified to achieve maximum performance.(and if you need more advice, just ask, well be happy to help you)
      - i think you may find this interesting:
      - http://hellonwheelskustom.blogspot.com/2012/01/unusual-suspect.html
      - http://hellonwheelskustom.blogspot.com/2011/11/honda-cb750-k7-cafe-racer.html
      - http://hellonwheelskustom.blogspot.com/2012/01/94-yamaha-ftw200-by-vicious-cycles.html
      - http://hellonwheelskustom.blogspot.com/search/label/Cafe%20Racer

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    2. hey, I love the bike. well done. I have bought a gn125 which needs work. i want to do it cafe racer style. I just want to know how do i go about lowering the bike on the front forks it this easily done? cheers

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    3. Yeah, you can easily lower the front end by letting some of the forks (tube) out of the "T's", and for the rear end you can do 3 things:
      1.the simple way is just to set the shocks in its softer/lower position.
      2. buy some shorter shocks (from another bike model) that fit you bike. *remember to measure the distance between both ends of the original shock*
      3. (not so safe/not the most recommended) to cut part of the spring to have a shorter setting *this can also be done by putting a softer spring on the shock*
      Good Luck with you project
      Cheers
      (Send us you pic's or questions well be happy to answer them)

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    4. Just a quick question on the lowering of this bike, how much has the suspension been lowered front and back?

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  5. I really appreciate your response. I am in southern Illinois currently. I have stripped the bike down and painted almost everything flat black. It actually has pretty low miles on it and it runs great. Well, rather it did run great. I took off a lot of the electrical components, turn signals, instrument cluster, exc, and now I am not getting power. Also, I am currently trying to fabricate a seat from fiberglass, which has proven to be a pain in the ass. At this point all I have left is to finish the seat and figure out the wiring. I would love to send ya a picture when I'm done, since your project really inspired me to do a Cafe style with this GN125. Thanks a lot

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  6. Hey bro,love the bike,think you got it spot on,just wondering are they the standard front forks?

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    1. Me again,second question!did you tilt the tank forward and if so how did you it?

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  7. hola. tienes fotos del proceso de fabricacion? muchas gracias.... tambien quero felicitarte por la preparacion esta excelente me enamore de esa moto, soy propietario de una gs125

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  8. Hi there, awesome bike. How did you go about stretching the swing arm and are the rims standard?

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  9. I own a GN125 and that bike inspired me to modify mine. First I will start by lowering the front forks and changing the handling bar... Then I will take it from there.

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    1. Great Muta Fx!, send us pictures of the finished product.
      Cheers

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  11. I am in a big dilema now...

    I have s suzuki GN-125 (year 2009) and I am trying to figure out what is the right size of "clip-ons" I need to buy.

    I googled around for quite a bit and some say that is 32mm but some people says that a 33mm would fit, so now I am a bit too confused.

    Any suggestion will be great appreciated.

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  12. Muta FX i have the same problem.

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  13. get a decent bike ffs

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  14. I love this look!!! No offense, but I am using it as inspiration for my CN build. I see the rear shocks have been repositioned. With that tab being thinner than the stock welded location tab, did you have to make any further mods to that to keep up the strength/integrity? Also, how are the rear mounts for the seat fabricated

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  15. I love what you did there!! It looks like the top of the rear suspension is holding from one of the holes meant for what it was the battery cover. Is that what you did there? ('Cause that sounds not too safe haha) I'm about to get a gn125 as my first bike and very first project so I'm trying to find out, how do I get that cool angle of the rear suspension? Just by lowering it? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  16. Very nice and neat, in a nasty kind of way!!!

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  17. Hi, great bike, what size are the rear tyres pls? thks

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  18. Hi there I'm doing my suzuki gn125 at the moment and was wondering I need some tires but would I have to upgrade the rims as well and if you could on yours about the rim size and also tire sizes too if possible :) thanks and your bike is stunning ����

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