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Old 07-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1979 Bonneville 750, breadbox restoration

I will start off by saying that some of classic bike lovers will not like where this is going but I have always loved the cafe look. My apologies. After rebuilding a few Asia bikes and a Ducati I bought this 79 Bonneville from an old friend. I am 40 now and I rode this bike when I was 16 so to own it now knowing where it has been make me happy. I rode it for about two weeks after the purchase but just couldn't wait to tear into it. I am starting this thread to record the progress. All input is welcome.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Autotek!

Looking forwad to following this project.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Frame clean up

Today I returned the (in my mind) piece of crap pot sand blaster that refused to work properly and got a cheap gravity plastic style and it worked perfectly. I got the frame done and began to remove parts and hangers that will no longer be needed, as well as clean up the welds and slag left from the factory. It is so nice to be able to flip the frame in any direction to get the job done right. Next week the rearsets should be here and I will get on mounting those.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats a Ducati 900 superlight, a project that a recently finished. Its street legal and a lot of fun.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You have a great collection and I noticed the Montesa. I have a 71 Cappra that I want to restore some day. Are Part still available? Its all there but its pretty rough. I have one picture posted in my albums.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anything but Ape hangers and truly, truly ugly colors. Is fine by me.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I couldn't agree more! thanks
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There's nothing more fascinating to me than a frame-up cafe conversion. I look forward to more photos!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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OK, so I have been busy with work lately but managed a few late nights and made some progress. I have mounted my rear sets, fabricated a rear seat and cowl, installed rear break light mount and light and basically put the bike back together to make sure everything will work and looks good (opinion ) before I send the motor for rebuild and all the parts to powder coat and paint. Some of the parts seen in these photos will not be used on the final build, wheels, shocks, every nut and bolt (haha). Still pondering my color scheme.???
PS. can someone tell me why my photos are small and need to be clicked on?
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