Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    I believe Browns MotorWerks BMW is still there. Motor on down and I bet somebody would be able to tell you.
  2. Johnny5jz

    Johnny5jz Adventurer

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    Here is a bike that I am in the process of building. It will be a few months before it is going to be finished.

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  3. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    The Vincent motor looks like it was made to go into the Norton.Beautiful!

    John
  4. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    Looks good, is that the stock tank or a CX500 tank?
  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    C&J Ducati Special
    Not mine , it's on E-Bay now.
  6. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    That's completely friggin cool! It probably goes pretty good too.
  7. Johnny5jz

    Johnny5jz Adventurer

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    The tank is a modified CX500 Deluxe tank. It is one of the few with a tunnel wide enough to fit the nighthawk.
  8. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    That's kind of ironic considering it came off an across the frame V-twin.
    That tank looks like it belongs, great inspiration.
    I'll be following your progress since I've often lamented the plain vanilla appearance of this bike. The European version was far more attractive.

    I've often wondered what that bike might look like in 919 body work but I really like the direction you're going. Keep it up.
  9. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Garage Special
  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Seen at Bike Week '79.
  11. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar fine beer sampler

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    WTF, I don't know if I love it or hate it, but I'm glad someone built it, so I could see it!:clap:lol3:eek1:huh
  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  13. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    I think if this thing had a coherent paint scheme most would like it.

    Just think how cheap it would be to do things to the motor!
  14. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    I agree, Les, I see a lot of potential for greatness there.

    What kind of HP do the VW conversions make?
  15. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Depends on how wild you want to get.

    Most I've seen is 400HP :eek1
  16. TheVikingRider

    TheVikingRider mudonmymind

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  17. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Here's one I saw on a cross country trip in 1977. It was very nicely finished and the guy said it rode great.
  18. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Are the footpegs still fucked up?
  19. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Is that Nathan Johnson hiding behind the cans?
  20. sparkymoto

    sparkymoto Learning a lot here

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    We finally cut the event video for Chicago Mods vs Rockers 2012. Another year with great weather, people, bikes and killer rockabilly music by Lee Rocker! Great place to get your cafe racer fix. :thumb

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    Chicago Mods vs Rockers 2012 : Motorcycle and Scooter Rally from Good Spark Garage on Vimeo.



    The 2013 event looks like its shaping up to be bigger and better yet.
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