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Old 11-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #5656
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Its a standard bike with funny handlebars, the front mudguard taken off and a pair of Harley shocks and silencers. How does that make a cafe racer?
You can call it whatever you like.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #5657
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I think that's how it all started.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #5658
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I think that's how it all started.
That is exactly how it started. Nice looking ride.

I really struggle with that vincent though. I guess if a Vinny is too far gone to fully restore, making a mod like that is ok. But it still doesn't seem right.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #5659
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^^ That's at Ralph Waynes, isn't it? ^^
Yes it was, then I brought it to the Mods and Rockers show downtown Kansas City.
They all thought it was a cafe racer.
Of course I had a black X on the headlight, that must have fooled them.
But how did I know I should have told them different?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #5660
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zdollar do you have a pic of # 76? Looks cool!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #5661
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zdollar do you have a pic of # 76? Looks cool!
I do but I don't think it is a Cafe Racer.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #5662
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Maybe it is a Cafe Racer, it has a number plate.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #5663
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Maybe it is a Cafe Racer, it has a number plate.
It's a STREET TRACKER!

Not a cafe' but nicely done.
Post it on the Flat track & street tracker thread
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #5664
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #5665
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #5666
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Done, Mate....my buddy "He Who Cannot Be Caught' Carl's tricked out ride....sweet!

I really love the set-up of the Sport1000S, the gas tank, seat and seat cover. Trying to make my CX650 looks like that
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #5667
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #5668
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:14 AM   #5669
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Its a standard bike with funny handlebars, the front mudguard taken off and a pair of Harley shocks and silencers. How does that make a cafe racer?

[sarcasm]

Flat black? Check.
Clubmans? Check
No front fender? Check.

Yep, it's a cafe racer.

You're probably just confused because it's not a CB350 with the frame cut off at the shock mounts, and there are no checkerboard or "59" graphics on it.[/sarcasm]

Seriously though I've got no issues with it being called a cafe racer, it's more "cafe" than half the stuff I see labeled that way. The term is pretty meaningless at this point anyway. Just like "bobber", "restored", "NOS", "original", etc...
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #5670
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I've drooled at pictures of this bike before. I have big plans to make an xv similar to it.

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