Like so many other people, I too was bitten by the cafe racer bug almost over a year ago. Since then, I had been searching and searching for a nice platform to work up to my dream. Twin Cylinder, nice flat layout. Then after around 8 months I came across this 79 Z250 and won it at an auction for next to nothing. This particular example is not in great shape. I rescued it from a farm, where the bike had sat in a shed for many many years. There must have been some chickens nearby, I found a few feathers in the spiders webs under the seat and behind carbies etc. The bike is 98% complete with just one of the side covers missing and a few other small bits and pieces. It has had a fall at some point on the right hand side with the bars bent and the back break and exhaust pushed in a little, but the frame and triple seem to be all in good nik apart from surface rust etc. Was converted to single seater at some point and an extremely poorly built luggage rack on the back of the bike.
Here are some pictures of the bike as I picked it up after a quick wipe down.
File comment: 1
one.jpg [ 161.1 KiB | Viewed 1446 times ]
File comment: 2
two.jpg [ 135.4 KiB | Viewed 1446 times ]
More to come as I begin to strip the bike down, and see if I can get it to run.