Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    A '75-'79 Triumph Bonneville T140.
  2. LC4Dakar

    LC4Dakar Been here awhile

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  3. Wyvern

    Wyvern Long timer

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    There are MANY bikes that make good Cafe Racers. from vintage to modern . and the term is vague . that said I have had both old and new BIG bore bikes all the way down to 50cc .
    Depends what you want out of it .
    Here is my 69 Trident 750 triple Cafe Rat Racer
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    I shifts on the "wrong side" , vibrates , doesn't stop , but puts a HUGE grin on my face when riding.
    Just helped a coworker build a Ryca ... a "kit " if you would build around a Suzuki Savage . you can personalize it as you want . but all the work (other than assembly is done) gotta tell you is is FUN ... starts right up, smooth, parts available
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    That said I dont know if there is a "Best"
  4. NoApes

    NoApes Been here awhile

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    I finally found the ultimate Cafe Racer! I want one so bad. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/umxSFGTQrF0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  5. Thumpermeister

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  6. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    For as mean as that Ace 4-cyl race bike sounds, even now, can you just imagine the effect of that sound, if it was the first engine you heard way back in the early 20s or 30S?

    I bet many a gear-head was created the first time that sound pommeled their ears. Works for me even now.
  7. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  8. SpikeC

    SpikeC Been here awhile

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    Very cool, only issue is that style Pipe drags really easily!
  9. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    You're going to run out of tire way before those pipes are on the blacktop.
  10. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    and you're gonna run into armor all before you run out of tire.

    :lol3
  11. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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  12. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  13. zwild

    zwild Adventurer

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    GBen, just got done breifly scanning all your posts, you sure are a pleasant fella, a regular ray of sunshine.
  14. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    Nice project. Did you post finish pics? Sorry just checked the date on the original post.
  15. roadholder

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  16. heikkil

    heikkil Been here awhile

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    Slowly but surely...
  17. NoApes

    NoApes Been here awhile

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    How about a little fun! [​IMG]
  18. Duck_Pilot

    Duck_Pilot Retired Roadracer

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    Looks familiar...... GS-550 Suzuki, with early GS-750 hubs to get the triple discs. Tank looks like a later GS-850/1000/1100. That middle-weight streetfighter looks like a blast to ride. :clap
  19. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    I think this is pretty sweet.



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  20. Icewalker

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