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« on: August 28, 2013, 05:15:18 pm »

Hi all,
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a new Cafe Racer magazine.  I had a subscription to the first two years when it was just a little half size mag.  The new issue I got was full size and glossy as well as a lot of more content and articles.  One of the things I saw in the issue was a advertisement for a small company in California called Ryca http://www.rycamotors.com/.  They make a cafe kit for Suzuki LS650 Savage/ Boulevard S40 single cylinder motorcycles.
I thought it was pretty cool so I started looking for a used Savage.  Found a 1997 on CL yesterday and brought it home today.  I also ordered and put a deposit on the Ryca CS-1 Cafe Kit today.
So hopefully I am going to turn this...
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0682_zps9959767f.jpg
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0681_zps2efc4f92.jpg
Into something like this...
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/desalvo_05_zpsfe24d23d.jpg
(Photo Credit to Paul DeSalvo from Ryca Motors customer gallery)

Here is a link to a YouTube video of Jay Leno's Garage covering the Ryca CS-1
http://youtu.be/D5r6rhQiT-k

I am going to try and do a build report here as I progress through the build.
I hope to do some customization for some items.  I have a 3 axis CNC mill and lathe in my shop so I am going to design and machine my own turn signals and various items as needed to add to the build.
Looks like a nice winter project.
Got the bike up on the lift, time to start dismantling Smile
Stay tuned for more.
Gerry


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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 06:29:47 pm »

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600 single and 350ish lbs after the conversion -- It'll be faster than my KLR! And look way cooler!
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 06:32:11 pm »

Very cool.  One of our members did one in his school- it was sweet.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 07:42:16 pm »

Way to go Gerry. I look forward to seeing your progress!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 07:42:58 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 11:40:17 pm »

Very cool.  I can't wait to see the project move through the stages.  
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 07:30:15 am »

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 11:06:27 am »

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 11:28:27 am »


Very cool.  One of our members did one in his school- it was sweet.   Thumbsup


I think you're referring to member spd2918 who also is in Region 4, specifically the NW Wisconsin area (forget which High School).

Here is the thread...

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,70457.0.html
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 11:43:29 am »

Nope, D-Mac is also working on one.  His thread keeps getting bumped regularly for updates, but he got busy with life.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 12:55:52 pm »


Nope, D-Mac is also working on one.  His thread keeps getting bumped regularly for updates, but he got busy with life.


I don't think Dean ever worked on his at "school"...
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 04:08:20 pm »

Thanks for all the comments and support fellas  Thumbsup




I think you're referring to member spd2918 who also is in Region 4, specifically the NW Wisconsin area (forget which High School).

Here is the thread...

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,70457.0.html



Thanks for that link Mike.  That is a cool project getting the kids involved and such.


Nope, D-Mac is also working on one.  His thread keeps getting bumped regularly for updates, but he got busy with life.


Actually Dean is far braver and more clever than me.  He has been working on converting to a cafe a Suzuki 550 four IIRC.  I need the help of a kit like Ryca offers to help me finish.  You wouldn't believe all the fully assembled bikes I have purchased in the past to "restore" or "mod" and end up selling them as a basket case after they sat in my garage for years.    I have a 72 Bonneville in that condition right now  Crazy  I would like to finish that some day but the Ryca kind of caught my attention, hopefully it will keep it.  Lol

OK, a little update...
I spent the morning dissembling the Savage.
Progress so far...
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0695_zpsbd821d73.jpg

I need to take the domestic rooster (the petcock) off the fuel tank as well as the gauge cluster then air it out good to get ready to ship to Ryca for them to modify.
In addition I need to cut the spokes from the wheel/hub assembly to send the hub to Ryca along with the tank so they can lace on a new polished aluminum 18" rim, oh yea, need to clean up the hub and polish that before the new spokes and rim are in the way.

Then back to the frame.  I need to get the rear fender, turn signals, etc. off the frame at the rear.  Remove the front wheel, forks and top and bottom triple clamps.
Then I am going to remove the engine.  After that I will cut off the tabs and other parts of the frame that are not needed as well as the cuts that Ryca require to prepare for the kit.  I am fortunate in that in the town next to where I live there is a abrasive media blaster that has facilities for folks to come in and rent their various cabinets and media types by the hour at pretty reasonable rates.  So I'll be sand blasting the frame and swing arm to get ready for powder-coat.

Next I'll be getting to the engine.  Not going to do a rebuild or any thing like that.  I read that the timing chain tensioner is a weak spot so I'll check into that.  New oil, then start thinking about how much I am going to paint on the engine and what to polish.  This engine is all silver and I like the looks of a satin black cylinder and I might paint the case too, not sure at this point.
And speaking of D-Mack I am going to go back and go through his build because if I remember right he had some pretty good info on painting the engine and stuff.
Thanks for reading,
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 10:47:02 pm »

I look forward to seeing it done.  
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 09:10:24 am »




I think you're referring to member spd2918 who also is in Region 4, specifically the NW Wisconsin area (forget which High School).

Here is the thread...

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,70457.0.html



Yep!  That's it.  Here's the finished bike if you are on FB: https://www.facebook.com/SpartanBikeBuild?fref=ts

He must have quit updating STN.  They finished it- pics are there.
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Yep!  That's it.  Here's the finished bike if you are on FB: https://www.facebook.com/SpartanBikeBuild?fref=ts

He must have quit updating STN.  They finished it- pics are there.



Now, *there* is a proper comment since Clay was the person I was responding to.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2013, 06:41:05 pm »

Wasting no time!
I had a Savage and it's really a bargain! Bigok
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 12:25:30 am »

What kind of budget are you looking at for this?

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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 10:32:56 am »


Wasting no time!
I had a Savage and it's really a bargain! Bigok


Hi Steve,
I never knew how popular the Savage was till I started getting into this project.
The model has been around for ever and there is all kinds of info for it on the web.
I found this web forum  http://www.suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl and it is full of useful information.  There are even a couple of Ryca builds in the forums as well.


What kind of budget are you looking at for this?
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Hi Gary,
I have budgeted around $4,000 to $5,000 for the build.  I was hoping to find a donor bike for under $1,000.  At the time there were 4 or 5 Savage's on CL for any where from $700 for a 87 that was not in very good shape to a 1999 that was going for $1,900.  The ones in between were either sold or not returning my calls or emails, however, I am getting call backs and emails from those people a week or more after I contacted them and already purchased a bike. I just happened to check CL one more time and a new listing was just posted an hour or so earlier.  I emailed that person and he emailed me right back and I was able to look at the bike that afternoon.  I was able to talk him down from $1,500 to $1,300 so that's the one I bought.  The Ryca CS-1 kit was $2,495 (I see on Sept 1 the price went up $200 to $2,695).  With a few extra's from Ryca I'm already over $4.000.  I ordered new tires and tubes yesterday, that was $160.  Don't see too many more big purchases so just the little stuff like carb re-build kit, a couple gaskets and paint.  I'm going to try and paint the bike myself with rattle cans and maybe have a friend shoot the clear coat with 2 part paint after I do the color.  The only other big expense will be shipping from Ryca, that'll probably be a couple of hundred, I already spent $60 on shipping the tank and rear hub to them yesterday.

Well, here is a update on progress so far.
Got the bike disassembled to this point
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/cad22a56-9aba-45fa-a605-60389d404f5f_zps1480799c.jpg

Had to get the tanks and rear hub ready to ship to Ryca so I first dissembled the rear wheel to get the hub out.  Ryca suggests just using bolt cutters to cut the spokes.  I just spent a few extra minutes unscrewing the nipples and that left me enough room to pull the hub from the rim and then remove the spokes intact.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0698_zps74887f7e.jpg

I then removed the brake shoes from the hub along with the brake panel and mounted the hub in my lathe to sand and polish.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0699_zpsf1fc187e.jpg

Here it is finished.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0703_zpsfe66cd36.jpg

And here is the tank with the gas cap, speedo, and petcock removed.  I talked to Ryan at Ryca about the little ding in the tank and said to just draw a circle around it and put a note on it and he will knock the ding out after they have cut the bottom off the tank when it would be easy to get at.  He said just a little ding like that would not be an extra charge.  He said I would probably have to address the are when I prep the tank but it will be better than it is now.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0707_zps61990c2e.jpg
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/lotus23bsr/Public%20Album/Ryca%20CS-1%20Build/DSCN0704_zpsd7b87145.jpg

So today I am going to work on getting the engine out of the frame.
In addition I am going to wash the engine, frame and swing arm with some degreaser and then start cutting the frame and swing arm as needed for the kit.
I need to remove the case covers on the engine to polish and I also need to remove the head cover and put a new gasket on that to solve a small oil leak up there.  I am also going to check the cam chain for stretch and and modify the cam chain tensioner as described on the Suzuki Savage forum.  That seems to be a problem area that needs a little attention.

I am going to paint the case, cylinder and head satin black.
I am still tossing around what color to paint the frame and tank, side covers, seat cowling and front fender.  Quite a few years a go I used to go to bike races at Grattan, Mid Ohio and Road America quite a bit with a friend who raced in WERA and AMA endurance races as part of his pit crew.  These endurance races were usually on the Saturday of a  WERA or AMA club sprint races.  I fell in love with a few of the really well prepared Yamaha TZ 250 and 500 2 strokes.  These bikes were painted with red frames and white tanks and side covers.  So I'm leaning towards that color scheme.  We'll see.

Thanks for reading,
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2013, 10:47:29 am »




I think you're referring to member spd2918 who also is in Region 4, specifically the NW Wisconsin area (forget which High School).

Here is the thread...

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,70457.0.html



Great, now I have to update that thread.  Lol  


The guys did a great job on the bike and we will be doing a RYCA Sportster kit this school year.



The RYCA guys will do a nice job on your tank.  They will knock put little stuff at no charge.  If you send them a really tank they can either replace it or charge a little shop time to fix it.  They are awesome to work with.
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