Someone stop me - I really want to cafe my Ambassador

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by airheadpilot, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    I agree with anyone who suggested you carefully remove + save any stock/original parts, and do not alter the frame in any way to "create" a cafe'd rider out of this fucking AWESOME example of a vintage Moto Guzzi.

    I also agree with whomever suggested you sell this bike, and buy a _________________ (insert ANY other bike BUT this one here) to "cafe" (is "cafe" a verb? it is now, I guess :lol3 ).
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  2. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Cafes are last years choppers . Forget it.

    Nick
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  3. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    i might end up slightly cafe with my eldo, but thats only because other than the frame, engine and wheels- its a total loss. and its much cheaper to make a stripped down racer looking thing than restore it.

    if i had the money, id bring it back. eldos in stock form are superb
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  4. JStory

    JStory Long timer

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    Holy crap. That's cool.

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  5. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    That bike looks great. I'd look for a fixer upper and cafe that.
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  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Yeah no shit. I'm WAY over it. I'm on the fence with bobbers, too- and I own one. Choppers? Cool in 1969 (Easy Rider). Beyond that, fuhgeddabouddit.
    JMO.
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  7. Joelness

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    I say cafe it, just 'cause it'll make some purist somewhere cry a little; you'll also have the only one on the block so it'll be double bad ass.
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  8. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Before the restoration. 1970's period touring bike:

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    AFTER the restoration. Naked and clean. Add a fly screen and low bars, viola!

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    Make it YOUR bike. :clap
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