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Old 02-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #646
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Nice bike but nup thats a tourer baby
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #647
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There are so many things right with this bike... love it!
Is it strictly a cafe racer... dunno.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:26 AM   #648
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Beautiful bike, but I personally do not think that comes anywhere close to a cafe. I will probably get flamed as an airhead noobie for making this comment, but polished valve covers, airbox, front cover, and a corbin cafe seat do not constitute a cafe....
It's a new niche - cafe cruiser! Lovely bike.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #649
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I had a feeling people would take it the wrong way, but the main point is that your bike is beautiful, I didn't say I would change anything, and I sure as hell would ride it. I, personally, don't feel that it fits in MY view of a cafe. and thankfully everyone is entitled to their own opinion. MY basic view of a cafe racer is a bike that is modified and lightened for the purpose of being faster, handle better, etc. Other people's views are more extreme, like a cafe racer is only embodied by being lightened and modified with those items on hand, and those who are much more lax. In the end, who cares, as long as you love the bike you ride. And I am sure you do.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #650
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Great looking bike, but more of a vintage sport touring.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #651
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I refer to mine as Sport Touring.

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #652
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What seat is that on your bike? It looks the same as itsgonnahurt's.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #653
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It probably is- it's a Corbin Gunfighter.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #654
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+1 on It ain't no Café Racer . Saying that I would take it off your hands in a Heart Beat.

According to Urban Legend ... The Term Café Racer came from the English Rockers in the 60's that would put on a record on the Jukebox in their Café hangout ... and race each other around the block and be back before the song ended .

So unless you are putting on Tubular Bells ...

Oh .. just love the restore on those Wixom Panniers.

( And this coming from someone that is in the process of building " The Anti Café Racer " )
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #655
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Very nice!...but...

What does it say?

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #656
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So unless you are putting on Tubular Bells ...
The Exorcist
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Cafe Racers were done and gone by then.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #657
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Corbin now offers the gunfighter for /6's:
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/bmw6g.shtml
What faring is this on the bike pictured on Corbin's site.
I have been looking to try and find out but my searching and not found it.
So I am asking the experts.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #658
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What faring is this on the bike pictured on Corbin's site.
I have been looking to try and find out but my searching and not found it.
So I am asking the experts.

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An "S" fairing?
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #659
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An "S" fairing?
OK then what wind shield is no it. I have a " S " faring and my shield is not nearly that tall. Where can I find taller ones.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #660
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OK then what wind shield is no it. I have a " S " faring and my shield is not nearly that tall. Where can I find taller ones.
I think Gustaffson makes em.
http://www.bikescreen.com/products.asp?cat=91&pg=12
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