Building a café racer called „Uschi“

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Building a café racer called „Uschi“

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Hello,
many years ago, I fall in love with these old Goldwings, but I never thought, that I will have my own Wing  Last year we bought the wing in the Netherlands, we call it Uschi. It was a really good feeling, driving the first 300km home.
My other favorites are the café racers from the British Ton-up Boys in the 60th. So we built our Beemer few years ago as a café racer.
And this picture was taken from the tour home.
bei der Abholung.JPG
The painting is from the late 70th and we want to keep this cool looking. We like the seat ist an old Giuliari seat an the best, no crack or hole in the covering.
First we changed the handlebars. The new one is an Italian Tomaselli Condor M-Style.
Tomnaselli oben 2.jpg
Hey it looks like a real café racer  The clutch lever and the brake lever are from Magura.
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I have to remake the clutch cabel, because the old will not fit in.
Bremshebel_vorne.jpg
Look, a new brake lever without the front master cylinder. I’m no friend of the front master cylinder in front of me. From my old BMW I still have the front master cylinder witch is mounted under the tank. I will mount this one. And then stainless steel braided brake hoses to the front brake caliper.
He the renewed brake caliper of the front wheel
Bremsattel vorne neu.jpg
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And the Disc too
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An awesome work was to sand the rusty spokes… but it saved much money… I think this money is better for buying gasoline for driving 
Here the rebuild front wheel. It’s a colored one
Speichen vorne neu .jpg
Next we will sand the rear fender and renewed the rear light.
Rucklicht hinten neu.jpg
The rear brake calipers looks not funny, so we have to disassemble it and clean it, and thanks for having a rebuild kit :-D
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The rear master cylinder still have to wait for money to buy a repair kit.
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Next station, the cardan shaft and the rear drive (hope this ist the name)
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This week we started do strip down the frame and took off the engine
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Much work to do till the engine looks fine….
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…. And then the water pump is defect. I can move the wheel of the pump nearly 5mm from left to right and up and down… I think the bearings are damaged and I have to buy a new one :evil:
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Gehause vorne.JPG
Gehause innewn.JPG
Yes it will be a long way for the next ride….. but hey I like this job and at the end I can say: yes it’s my bike.
I’m sure, I will continue this thread till Uschi will raise again. :crosso

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looking good! did you dissassemble the spokes on the wheel to paint them?
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Looks like a great project! I rebuilt my water pump...actually got it on Ebay, seem to recall that it actually came from Germany. Might save you a little money for other things. :)
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Piece by piece she's coming along nicely.
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Great work! Love the paint.
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Nice project.
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Thanks for answer...

@josh.wingo : no :oops: i sanded the spokes and paint them without dissassemble - because I'm not able to mount the spokes correctly

@ wingrider: thanks for the idea. I found the reseller on ebay and I hope to save a lot of money. But i could cry, this afternoon i drove throu Munic (the Town of this reseller) crying1 - not having read your answer. So i will order by post.

Next i will change the belt tensioners by using the Hyundai rollers - I've read several threads in here... The rolers are orderd, hope they will arrive this week.

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Hello,

last saturday i spend my time in the garage :-). First i had to dismount the waterpump just looking if the pump is able to be rebuild - good news: yes action1 . So i ordered the rebuild kit that wingrider told me.

Next to do was rebuilding the timing belt tensioner pulleys. The ordered Hyundai rollers arrived
ET-teil.jpg
first take a look that the new part will be fit - looks good
these parts are much cheaper than the Honda parts:
Honda parts for both: 195 Euros
Hyundai parts for both: 35 Euros and 5 Euros for the nuts, bolts and washers
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The left tensioner was cut with a small metalsaw and the right tensioner i tried to dismount by using a hammer :twisted: - that was much easier.
zerlegt.jpg
The headshields had do be modified 'cause the head of the stainless steel bolt is looking out the metal plate.
fertig1.jpg
Mounted with a M10 stainless steel Allen bolt and Nylon self-locking nut.
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The blue Paint ist just for fun and keeps the rust away.

Next, i hope the repairkit for the waterpump will arrive... meanwhile, my wife is cleaning the frame

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Nice idea for the tensioners.
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Coming along nicely .... fun to watch.
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Hello again,

i will show you the next steps i did in my garage. But "Uschi" had to wait, my wife and i were on a short Trip in Germany to a bike-meeting for the old BMW airheads.... most of them are also UnderGround and CustomiZing :-)

Here my wife and our beemer:
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and some of the about 200 beemers at an old calste in Mid-Germany
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i like this one - brown colcor for a caferacer - why not?
beemer_brown.jpg
but now back to work on the GL1000 :-) :orange
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.... back to work

first i finished with the frame. There was a lot of rust, so i had really to sand this piece of Uschi. Than i thought, it would be nice to take a color other than the black one. So i had chosen a hammered finish dark blue. No spry, i take a paintbrush to colour it.

Look heres the result:
frame_blue.jpg
and then the carbs will be renewed. They looked awful
MAI_13_Vergaser_seite.jpg
With steelwool, polish an many elbow grease i think the result looks very pretty?
I replaced the bolts with some of brass and polished them, with the head of the carbs, i did the same.
Of course the interior of the carbs is more importand, and you can believe me, i took care of it.

heres is the right side of the 4th cyl carb:
verg_rechts.jpg
on the head of the carbs are white plastic caps.... they look not very nice, so i mounted a crown cap of a special german beer from Cologne... looks funny now
verg_links.jpg
hope you enjoy the building of my caferacer....

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