My customer Raaj, found me online and wanted to have a cafe racer built to commemorate his fortieth birthday. He didn’t have any needs other than make it cool. So thats what I did. He picked the colors and wanted a ’78 on the bike somewhere for the year he was born.
I totally chopped off the subframe and redesigned it raising it about 2″. This put it in line with the bottom of the tank, making for a clean line. Also I recessed the integrated LED tail into the frame for a clean look. The GS750 was more of a highway cruiser to I lowered the front end to level out the bike and give it a more aggressive look. Raaj liked the wind screen so I made a head light bracket that would make the wind screen easily removable and allow the bike to look good with it on or off. I made the handle bars, I like to use 1″ tube and then step it down to 7/8″ to accommodate the controls. This gives the bars a more robust look. All new wiring, a small Shorai battery all fit under that seat pan I made for the bike. The upholstery was done locally. The rear cowl I peace together out of the back half of a gas tank which worked out well. I shortened the front fender, resealed the engine and deleted the are box for pod filters.