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Old 12-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Cafe Racer; the TV show

Anyone watching it? I started this season and find it entertaining, if for no other reason than motorcycles on TV. Most of the bikes are pretty cool and the latest was done by an inmate. (he had an ADV sticker on the KTM donor bike)

I'm sure some will pick the show apart, but it's WAY better than the tuttles.

Oh, BTW, it's on the "Velocity" channel.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I watched all the episodes last season. In my opinion, the show devotes too much time to interviews and not quite enough to the actual bikes. I watch it anyway.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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What did you think of the steam punk ktm?

Honestly, I didn't "get it".
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ATGATT 35:12-14
"And Atgatt courted Motgatt, and took her for a wife.
And lo, he compromised with Atgmott, and verily she conceived,
and did bear a son, Notgatt. And Notgatt roamed naked,
and did bequeath his skin to the roads. And he was a wild ass and an outcast,
and was hated through all the land. And his forehead was branded, and he did be
come a sign and a warning to all the people."
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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I kind of enjoy the show, but what they did to that very very nice 640 Adventure was horrible. Then the brakes locked up. I prefer it when they find some junker and make it into something nice. Not when they take something nice and ruin it The Boz brothers did not ride the KTM, but I can see where they are a little cautious riding these bikes. You are never quite sure how the build quality is.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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Next week is the season finale... Only 6 episodes is pretty weak if you ask me...
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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If you want entertainment, look up Ichiban Moto vids on Youtube.

Epic DIY cafe racer build.






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Old 12-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #8
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The best episode ever was...

...when Katee Sackhoff said, "I'm gonna make this bike my bitch!"

That's some good TV right there.




SackHoff by shooter179, on Flickr

Ya gotta love a show where a Hollywood Hottie kick starts her custom Cafe!!!

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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If you want entertainment, look up Ichiban Moto vids on Youtube.

Epic DIY cafe racer build.






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Thanks, gotta check that out.

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...when Katee Sackhoff said, "I'm gonna make this bike my bitch!"

That's some good TV right there.




SackHoff by shooter179, on Flickr

Ya gotta love a show where a Hollywood Hottie kick starts her custom Cafe!!!

Yep. Cool bike , hot chick!
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ATGATT 35:12-14
"And Atgatt courted Motgatt, and took her for a wife.
And lo, he compromised with Atgmott, and verily she conceived,
and did bear a son, Notgatt. And Notgatt roamed naked,
and did bequeath his skin to the roads. And he was a wild ass and an outcast,
and was hated through all the land. And his forehead was branded, and he did be
come a sign and a warning to all the people."
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:04 AM   #10
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Ichiban moto, yeah, I just looked. Hmmm...
A guy building a cafe from a Japanese bike and he owns no metric wrenches. But you can use a cresent wrench and if you don't have one , well , vice grips work.Yea !
Episode 2. Let's get rid of the giant rectangular tail-light and replace it with this equally large round tail-light. For a mounting bracket lets bend a 90 in a piece of hardware store aluminum and drill some holes . Oh, if you have a powerdrill , that would be great, I'm drilling with this brace and bits , the way my grandpappy would have.
Hot tip of the day colored zip-tyes are way stronger than clear or black!

Great stuff, I've learned so much.
The guy seems sincere.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #11
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Ichiban moto, yeah, I just looked. Hmmm...
A guy building a cafe from a Japanese bike and he owns no metric wrenches. But you can use a cresent wrench and if you don't have one , well , vice grips work.Yea !
Episode 2. Let's get rid of the giant rectangular tail-light and replace it with this equally large round tail-light. For a mounting bracket lets bend a 90 in a piece of hardware store aluminum and drill some holes . Oh, if you have a powerdrill , that would be great, I'm drilling with this brace and bits , the way my grandpappy would have.
Hot tip of the day colored zip-tyes are way stronger than clear or black!

Great stuff, I've learned so much.
The guy seems sincere.
+1.

I checked out a few of the videos and they were horrible. Dozens of rookie mistakes...
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+1.

I checked out a few of the videos and they were horrible. Dozens of rookie mistakes...
What he said. I would expect the first step would be to strip the whole bike down to the frame and procede from there. But what do i know? Lol
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ATGATT 35:12-14
"And Atgatt courted Motgatt, and took her for a wife.
And lo, he compromised with Atgmott, and verily she conceived,
and did bear a son, Notgatt. And Notgatt roamed naked,
and did bequeath his skin to the roads. And he was a wild ass and an outcast,
and was hated through all the land. And his forehead was branded, and he did be
come a sign and a warning to all the people."
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:09 AM   #13
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+1.

I checked out a few of the videos and they were horrible. Dozens of rookie mistakes...
parody [ˈpærədɪ]
n pl -dies 1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (Music, other) a musical, literary, or other composition that mimics the style of another composer, author, etc., in a humorous or satirical way
2. mimicry of someone's individual manner in a humorous or satirical way
3. something so badly done as to seem an intentional mockery; travesty



He's mocking the typical "cafe racer" builds seen on the various cafe racer forums out there...
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #14
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parody [ˈpærədɪ]
n pl -dies 1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (Music, other) a musical, literary, or other composition that mimics the style of another composer, author, etc., in a humorous or satirical way
2. mimicry of someone's individual manner in a humorous or satirical way
3. something so badly done as to seem an intentional mockery; travesty



He's mocking the typical "cafe racer" builds seen on the various cafe racer forums out there...
Apparently.
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ATGATT 35:12-14
"And Atgatt courted Motgatt, and took her for a wife.
And lo, he compromised with Atgmott, and verily she conceived,
and did bear a son, Notgatt. And Notgatt roamed naked,
and did bequeath his skin to the roads. And he was a wild ass and an outcast,
and was hated through all the land. And his forehead was branded, and he did be
come a sign and a warning to all the people."
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #15
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What did you think of the steam punk ktm?

Honestly, I didn't "get it".
That's the only episode I've seen. Fuckin horrible.

You want to destroy a mid 70's CB350? Fine. There's hundreds of thousands of them out there and they are pretty mediocre performance by today's standards.

But to take an Austrian masterpiece and "customize" it to the point that it can't even go down the road? Disgusting.
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