Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    We got the Goose new in NZ.
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  2. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  3. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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  6. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Nice machine but proof that the headlight can sometimes be the most difficult thing.........
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  7. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    Does sort of look like it was a last-minute parts box grab...rest of bike is very nice IMHO
  8. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    Agreed on the Guzzi, needs a big chrome headlight, and a rear subframe, mudguard and tail light
    The Norton on the other hand, in my opinion, has the wrong Brake Disc, Headlight, Mirror, Seat, Seat base, and then there's the butchered rear subframe and the mess under the tank, including the red barrels.
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  9. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    The engine/trans/primary looks kind of lost in that frame, as if it was made for another engine, like a Vincent. It looks really long. I know Commando heads slant forward, and Atlas heads backwards, but just looks weird with all that space in there.
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  10. snarlyjohn

    snarlyjohn Human money repellant

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    A Shorrock blower would fill that space nicely..
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  11. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    With a turbocharger in between! That oughta turn that 3-piece crank into a few more pieces. :1drink
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  12. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    I'd still take it!:raabia
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  13. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    Shorrock blower in a cafeā€¦ Like this ?

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  14. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    With a supercharger and flat slide carb Norton_003.jpg
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  15. Cowboy Don

    Cowboy Don Adventurer

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    Certainly a gorgeous machine and an excellent modern interpretation of the classic cafe single. But you're right, why the gap under the tank? With all the work that obviously went into the build, that seems like a huge oversight. Why not build the tank to fill the area? Or, get creative with the oil cooler and place a smaller one on each side under the tank, shaped to fill that gap.

    Not a cafe, but check out what this guy did with the radiator on his retro-mod. More details here www.flickr.com/photos/motersickle/albums/72157651307977078
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  16. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    The fabrication details of this build are pretty tough to beat.
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  17. Cowboy Don

    Cowboy Don Adventurer

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    I know! Did you check out his Honda Elsinore build as well?
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    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    or the 1800 even?

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  20. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Well...you don't see that everyday!

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