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1100 Sport Injection Cafe Project

Discussion in 'Spine' started by Steve S, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I bought this 97 1100 Sport injection earlier this year as a stock bike with an idea of making a cafe racer, this is how it's progressing so far, it will be an ongoing project through the winter
     

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    OldJock Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Nice I like your work

    John
     
  3. guzzirider

    guzzirider Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Love it! Great work!
     
  4. melj

    melj Just got it firing!

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    Nice work Steve, I have been pondering something similar.

    Was the subframe made by yourself? You probably lost half a ton with that alone :)

    What did you use for raising the bars up? they seem higher than standard 1100 sporti clipons.

    Would love to hear more about what you did on the build.
     
  5. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Very clean. Where did you stuff all of the electronics and such?
     
  6. Trout

    Trout GT Reference

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    BRAVO!!! What a sweet ride, I can't imagine what else you could possibly do to it. Please keep posting updated pics.
     
  7. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks for the comments, I looked at using the stock subframe but it was too complex and too wide so I ditched it and made this quite simple with two 25mm square tubes bolted to the spine where the standard one fixes, welded in three cross pieces to form a ladder design, then used the threaded bosses where the old frame bolts to the side plates and welded in two tubed uprights, I got the seat first and built the subframe to fit it, sorted.
    The bars are made by Woodcraft from the USA and have 3ins rise.
    The electrics were a bit of a challenge, the battery is under the tank in a tray welded to the frame, the ECU, relays and fusebox all fitted under the tailpiece, just.
    Next job is to replace the clocks with a digital unit.
     
  8. Trout

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    The more I look at this the more impressed I am.

    Question: I see "petcocks" on both sides of the tank.
    Is the pump inside the tank or external ?
    Is one side feeding both injectors & the other side does?
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Trout, the Sport has three things screwed into the tank, the outlet feed the pressure regulator and the fuel level switch, they all fit in any of the three holes, mine have been swapped around because the fuel pump has been moved to under the tank,
    above are some new pics with the digital dash fitted.
     
  10. melj

    melj Just got it firing!

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    Looks great! What are the pipes?
     
  11. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The cans are custom made by A16 Road and Race to fit the stock pipes, with the addition of Termi stickers :cool:
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Fitted a rear hugger today, painted gloss black to match the front fender.
     

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  13. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    It looks really, really good and definitely better executed than the original bike in many areas. I just have to say something for the record though. Isn't saying "Cafe" and "Sport 1100i" in the same breath somewhat redundant? :lol: The original Sport 1100i is one of those Italian production cafe bikes whose very appearance seduces the observer. It would be hard to surpass the svelte appearance of the stock bodywork unless one were to go down a completely different path which this bike has. It's a superb rendition of the genre.
     
  14. Steve S

    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Fitted these bellmouths today instead of the small pod filters which restricted the motor, they are listed for the carb bike and they screw on, I fitted an o ring around the groove in the throttle body and they screwed onto that nice and tightly, drilled a tiny hole through into the TB and a small screw underneath will make sure I don't loose them.
     

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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I'd recommend going back to pod filters. Unfiltered air is not good for the engine.
     
  16. Carbonari

    Carbonari Just got it firing!

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    What a stunning bike! What wheels and tyres have you put on? Will these fit on a standard 1100i ?
     
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    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    They are standard wheels powder coated gold with 120/160 Bridgestone tyres
     
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    Steve S Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Here's a new pic with mods to the exhaust and the upright tubes on the subframe, these are the Lafranconis and I still need to fab some hangers
     

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    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I quite like what you've done here except for a few things.
    The rear hugger is to big and bulbous.
    The seat padding is very 1960's and looks out of place.A plain cover would be better.
    The mufflers are ok but was thinking something a little larger.These look a little "hot rod" to me.Not bad though.
    The black and red looks good.
    Ciao
     
  20. lucky phil

    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I like these mufflers better than the shorty ones. In a perfect world I would make them about 50 mm shorter ( maybe you could slide them a little further onto the secondary pipe) with a brushed/matt finish. That for me would be perfect.
    Ciao
     

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