Cafe Racer Honda CB650Z: Reality and the build

Starting with a tired Honda, a thing of beauty will emerge.........here's the story so far
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The end!

The end!

One Cafe Racer.......for sale.

One Cafe Racer.......for sale.

One of the last jobs, the paperwork. All the downloaded workshop manuals representing the different bikes parts were taken from and the receipts. Toted-up and, Oh my goodness, how much!!

One of the last jobs, the paperwork. All the downloaded workshop manuals representing the different bikes parts were taken from and the receipts. Toted-up and, Oh my goodness, how much!!

Washed, polished and a generous squirts of FS365 & ACF-50 protection then tucked-up in the workshop. OK the protection dulls the shine but, urrrm, protects the surfaces

Washed, polished and a generous squirts of FS365 & ACF-50 protection then tucked-up in the workshop. OK the protection dulls the shine but, urrrm, protects the surfaces

Removing all those grubby finger prints to bring back the sparkle!

Removing all those grubby finger prints to bring back the sparkle!

Bit out of sequence by hay; here's the first start moment. A garden umbrella stand, old broom handle plus aux fuel tank gives a suitable "life support" look.

Bit out of sequence by hay; here's the first start moment. A garden umbrella stand, old broom handle plus aux fuel tank gives a suitable "life support" look.

Not only serviced, but MOT'd. Its road legal!!

Not only serviced, but MOT'd. Its road legal!!

The Cafe finally leaves home for the first time. A top to toe safety check and service. Setting-up the carbs proved to be the only real issue. The main had to increase in size from 95 to 128! It could probably do with the needles lifting as its a little "fluffy" below 4k rpm.

The Cafe finally leaves home for the first time. A top to toe safety check and service. Setting-up the carbs proved to be the only real issue. The main had to increase in size from 95 to 128! It could probably do with the needles lifting as its a little "fluffy" below 4k rpm.

Honda RC03 Cafe Racer: the bike is currently being professionally safety checked, serviced and MOT'd ready for the road

Honda RC03 Cafe Racer: the bike is currently being professionally safety checked, serviced and MOT'd ready for the road

Honda RC03 Cafe Racer detail

Honda RC03 Cafe Racer detail

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