Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Want. :tb

    The 550 was my first street bike so I'm emotionally attached. :D
  2. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    Agree. This bike inspires me to want to build one.
  3. FlyingWman

    FlyingWman Been here awhile

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    Up for constructive criticism :ear
  4. Ryushin Kan

    Ryushin Kan kancho

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    - clip-ons and rear-sets so that you can get down on it!! Slightly more up-swept silencer (muffler?), tank and seat unit in polished alloy, seat fabric heavy duty suede leather (gets wet in the rain but what the heck - you are going to ride it in the wet aren't you?) That's a big problem now in the UK - too many diesel spills to make riding in the rain a safe proposition like it used to be, back in the day..........:D
  5. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Personally I can't stand anything but spoked wheels on a cafe bike, with rare exceptions. I'd ditch the cast wheels for some spokers.
  6. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Back when we built our bikes to thrash them, not polish them

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  7. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    Name that bike! It's my picture but I didn't note the model. I haven't got a clue. Anyone?

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  8. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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  9. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    That's a Honda CB450, but don't know enough to say if it is a 4 speed or a 5 speed engine.

    R85/8,
    Those are the best pictures in the thread, thanks for posting them!
  10. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Looks like it once was a Honda CB450, very nicely done though.
  11. NHNRS

    NHNRS n00b

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    That's the "Brass Cafe" that Dime City did for season 1 of Cafe Racer on what is now Velocity.
  12. Doug Just Doug

    Doug Just Doug Silly Party Candidate

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    Saw this one at the Ephrata, PA "First Sunday" ride-in earlier this month. Assume it's an RD350 with some nice homebuilt touches like the exhaust and monoshock conversion.

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  13. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    XS 750 Triple , Special turned Cafe lite.

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    Nice work on a mid sized CB.

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    GS 400

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    Fuzzy shot of a nice 500 CB.
  14. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    That CB (?) in the background with the red wheels looks interesting, nice package.
  15. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Wrong thread , I know, but it's a request.

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  16. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Doesn't look all too bad for a bike that's uncomfortable and won't handle worth a shit :D
  17. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    Well then it should fit in just fine with most home built Cafe Racers... :1drink
  18. Desingpure

    Desingpure Adventurer

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  19. tenderfoot

    tenderfoot PRJ

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    That is interesting as well as beautifull !

    Congratulations :clap
  20. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    I like where you placed the gauges, creative indeed!