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    Hello Ted,

    That Cafe looks great! Question for you-
    1) Why did you change the rear hub motor?
    2) Are you mounting the batteries in a way to get more air/cooling flow?
    3) Do you have a head light or is the racer for weekend club racing?
    I have a complete RZ 350 fairing that I would like to make as a road bike one day, you just "sparked" ooops "volt" my interest.

    Thanks again for inspiring.
    Tony
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    Hey Tony!

    It never had a hub motor. I had an ME0709 that I traded for a Briggs ETEK to get it as light as possible. The ETEK was great, but not a great solution for the long term, it just gets too hot. I opted for the ME1003 because of the increased RPM and power capacity over the ME0709. It's a little heavier but I think it's worth it for reliability.

    It's strictly a track bike. I'm working on lining up a Title (it was quite literally a barn find- pulled the frame out of a chicken coop in central MA.), and if I can do that I'll consider making it street legal.

    The battery module will be a fairly open belly-pan type affair, if all goes according to plan, for both under the frame and the top-mounts. Cooling is not so much of a concern, since it will be out in the air as it is.

    The RZ sounds like an AWEsome platform. You even have them newfangled disk brakes I hear so much about!

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    Ted, I can tell you how to get a title very easily....as long as the VIN is still stamped in the frame. PM me if you need more info. I plated my CR500 and XR650R with BOS only.
    2003 Ninja 250EX, Agni #95, 6:1 Gearing, (25) 40Ah Calib Lifepo4 cells
    On board charger, Mini-BMS, Kelly 400amp Controller, all LED lighting
    12' Yamaha FZ1, 06' XR650R SM, 71' DT250 Yamaha, 78' RD400 Yamaha
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    oooOOOooo! PM sent!

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    Hi Ted,
    Thanks for your clarification.

    Tony

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    FINALLY got the tank mounts squared away and squirted some paint on it. Cut the seat down, and have a little stitching to do, but it all fits like a dream.

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    It looks great Ted!
    Just have to remember that the seat is a bit shorter next time you hop on or you will get a painfull reminder

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    Thanks! Here's the side shot- it shows the seat a little better. I still have to stitch it up where I cut it, and refinish the shell...



    Here's a shot of a '72 T3 I found:



    ...that seat's even more of a challenge!

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    Awesome job! I love how simple it is.

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    Whoa, outstanding in its clean simplicity Ted! KISS to the nth degree.

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