Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. roadholder

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    Not crazy about the paint job but like it other than that.

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    Nice concept and execution, Titan 500 in a GS500 frame with Katana influence.
    Not crazy about the paint either, especially on the tail.
    We can de-emphasize the tail paint, tie the tail and tank together, and pull the pipes up. Kind of looks like a big YSR50
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    Like you I was not crazy about the paint, but I think it's a tribute to the Barry Sheene bikes of the mid-70s.
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    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    You're so right! And a fitting tribute.
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    ^ I don't like the sub-frame.
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  7. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    And brakes aren't sexy enough.:imaposer
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    Fine.
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    It wasn't so much it's presence, or lack of, but the lack of support directly under the rider. Okay ... go at it! :-)
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    How about a pair of the Queen's finest ..... shocks that is - Matchless Jampots?
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    Ahhh now it makes sense - I didn't put that together.
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    Or maybe a plunger type rear suspension down grade! :lol3
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    It's not often you see a road legal Manx Norton, it doesn't appear to have a kick starter either. A Benelli 750 six in the background too :-)
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    Why would you keep the stock airbox if you have pod filters ? More importantly, why would you install pods when you still have a stock airbox ?
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    I was trying to work out why the front fender is missing. The best that I could come up with he was going for a flat tracker look and if that was the case then I'm going to have to call it a miss :-)
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    ^ Probably not too easily sourced if lost/damaged for some reason. But yeah, it needs the fender, practically and visually.
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