Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. phactory

    phactory Motorcycle Rescue

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    Well then I have this one, but this isn't that old though. This is my 2004 Triumph Thruxton. Now this is a fun bike!

    Thanks, Phil

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  2. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Those are Oberon billet aluminum units that I got here: http://www.bluestreakracing.ca/en/b...cle_accessories/motorcycle_mirrors/index.html

    Don't look at the prices! :huh

    Skorpio, those grips are glove eaters for sure, but they are actually still pretty soft and pliable.
    They weren't my first choice, but my wiring guru put them on to see how they looked with the turn signals on.
    I think the end result is pretty good!

    Now, if my exhaust would show up, I could finally ride the damn thing!

    From the front..........

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  3. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    That reminds me, I have GOT to start working on this again...

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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Page two? :confused

    Say it ain't so! :huh






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  5. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Oh my!
    I'm pretty open to different tastes, but......
  6. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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  7. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Ummmmm, the "Bobber thread" is down the hall......
  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    You shouldn't limit yourself like that.




    :augie
  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Saw a Magni Turbo in Michigan's UP in '87.

    How many Magni Turbos could there be? :scratch

    Wait a minute. The one I saw had Krauser heads.

    :patch
  10. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    This story needs to be told? or at least a link to the thread that tells the story...
  11. phactory

    phactory Motorcycle Rescue

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    Lornce,

    My Magni came out of Oklahoma. It was there until I bought it in 2004. The guy that built it was an Oklahoma oil man who happened to be having a very good year. At the time it was built he has ~ $18K into it. The "donor" R100RS was $7295.00, the kit was ~ $7000.00, and the full boat Lufty Turbo kit was $4K! YOWSER!!!

    The Magni will once again see the light of day just as soon as the Rickman and the 2 750 Sports, and my 85 K100 are built! THEN I will do the Magni!! :evil

    Cheers, Phil


  12. Lornce

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    Look forward to watching the Rickman and the 750 Sports come together.

    :thumb :thumb


    Ought to raise the bar around here.



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  13. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I thought cafe's were sposed to have LOW bars? :deal
  14. phactory

    phactory Motorcycle Rescue

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    Yeah! Can't wait until the Rickman is running! Here is my 74 Sport, the day I brought it home!

    Thanks, Phil

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  15. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    The bike that dreams are made of...
  16. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    The Wilcox bodied 250 now 350 story:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526351

    It's a dormant project that taunts me every time I go downstairs to work on something else... long story short I got frustrated with the whole vintage Ducati "scene" a while back and discovered electric guitars. Haven't worked on it in over a year now, and it's number 2 on my bike project list. Here's the one I need to finish first:

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    Seat and tank aren't at the right angle but you get the idea. (It started life as a 1966 Ducati Monza Jr by the way)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521288

    I don't think I'd classify that one as a cafe racer but judging by some of the other bikes here, I think I'm safe posting it...
  17. Gornzilla

    Gornzilla Registered Slob

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    Really? I don't know how many times I wish I would've bought an old British bike to do my round the world trip. Or took the offer in Melbourne where a guy offered to trade his Matchless 500 straight across for my Ducati.

    Usually folks into vintage bikes are good people, but I think those into Eyetalian bikes have a higher dose of snob that offends my ever so delicate sensibilities. Still, I hope to be riding my Duc into Italy in a year.

  18. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Thanks for the links! I think I read your threads when you first bought the bikes, but didn't know you got a Wilcox tank, very nice! I look forward to the next posts!
  19. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    What????
    This thread is buried on page 4? :eek1

    Don't tell me that this "cafe racer" fad is over...:lol3
  20. Lornce

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    The cafe` fad is dead!

    Long live the cafe` fad!


    :norton