dirt bike cafe racer pics

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by tassie jeeper, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. tassie jeeper

    tassie jeeper XR Cafe Racer

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    how many guys have converted their dirt bikes to cafe racers??

    i got a XR600R in pieces atm but im going to cafe race it with alloy seat and tank & a custom subframe.

    so post up any pics u got (doesn't have to be honda just any trail bike converted to cafe):deal
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  2. tassie jeeper

    tassie jeeper XR Cafe Racer

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    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f..._526901047336511_859313479_n.jpg&size=530,347

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...26900707336545_1883991107_n.jpg&size=1024,694

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...526900250669924_1255291809_n.jpg&size=590,337

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...526899897336626_1427834998_n.jpg&size=640,401

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...526899747336641_1565650383_n.jpg&size=560,420

    below is a picture of my bike before the teardown and below that is a sketch in paint to give a rough idea of what it will looke like i am going for a modern take on the classic brittish cafe racer so it will be based on the classic bit have led lights, disc brakes, mono shock and USD forks:deal

    it will have CR500 suspension 106mm piston, 90mm stroke, hot cam, flatslide pumper carb, bigfinned ported head with cloverleaf, oil cooler and about 50ish HP

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...527096887316927_1650285877_n.jpg&size=600,777
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  3. tassie jeeper

    tassie jeeper XR Cafe Racer

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    341 views and no post surly someone on here has done something like this...?:huh

    i found a few pics on google but was hoping some of u guys had some pics i hadn't seen and perhaps some more insight:deal
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  4. plugeye

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    nope sorry.
    dont like cafes, the humped fender aint right & handlebars painful.
    other than a streettracker, stock is better for me.
    best of luck to ya
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  5. tassie jeeper

    tassie jeeper XR Cafe Racer

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    cheers for the link i had been searching for 600 (lots more results for the 650) "its all in the wording)

    an i quite like your bike handlebars a tad low for me would kill my back (i intend on cheating by dropping the forks in the t's and running the clip ons above the fork t rather than under wont look quite as cool but will be a more comfortabe possi.

    main point of thread was to see some of this thread users bike like yourself and see what u guys started with wat parts u bought/made and how it all ended up if anyone know of any build threads id love a link i did a search on here but found nothing. there is some cool stuff on rolland sands websight/ebay channel he done a KTM and a CR500 also pretty cool
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  6. tassie jeeper

    tassie jeeper XR Cafe Racer

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    glad to hear it served u well stil have not ridden a rd bike that will out corner a traily on the tight and twisties.
    im not too worried about top speed as i have no real intrest where i will be riding it ill be cruising at about 120km along the highway for only half hour at most then into the twisties where only 2nd-3rd gear will be used :freaky and thats where all the fun is to be had i had to laugh my father went through the twisties with a mate my father was on a triumph thruxton with a stage 1 cam ign box and pods and he beat his mate that was riding a hot cbr1000R because he couldnt use the power he had lol:deal

    its a shame their are not more classic looking bikes around all i see is old 4cyl's and crap from the 80's+ no british heritage down here at all:huh
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