We have been asked to make a Cafe racer from a early 70's Kawasaki S1 250 (a drum braked KH250)
The owner Neil has bought the bike in a poor state as a basis for a cafe styled bike and has give us the bike to create his vision.
We have had the bike for a while now but am only just getting to post the details so I will just post the before pic's to start with.
I will add the updated pics every few days untill we get up to date then add as we progress from there.
Neil brought us the bike almost in one lump ( I have lost the first complete pic's ) and we stripped it down ready for the mods and restoration.
The fork tube have been sent for re-chroming, the wheels are been rebuilt by Jeff Holt at KB Wheels in Bolton, all zinc plating and chroming sorted by Leigh metal polishers in Swinton, painting, inspiration, hard work and engineering will be by us.
At last I have managed to finish the Cafe and blog the final pictures.
After finishing the paintwork I altered a new stainless steel rear mudguard to fit and fabricated the back light holder, side … more
The S1 Cafe is looking good,
The rechromed fork tubes and recon'd legs have been assembled and fitted.
New shox are on.
The wheels are rebuilt and fitted to the frame with their "chunky tyres" … more
The petrol tank stripped, beed blasted, repaired treated with "De-oxC" rust remover and sealed with "Slosh" tank sealer.
Ready for painting. more