Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    Really nicely done. You could put disc locks on the bacon slicers permanently so it looks like the bike is locked up whenever you're parked (and they'd just spin around when you're moving).

    btw, is Greeves the plural of grief?
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    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    roadholder Long timer

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    neil w Been here awhile

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    Seeley Honda always looked better with the cut down nose fairing rather than the full twin headlight endurance one. seeley honda.jpg one
  5. neil w

    neil w Been here awhile

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    Or what about the Mocheck Honda Harrier with the Yoshimura 460 tuned motor
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  6. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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  7. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    A maniac decided to bolt 1985 Njnja 600R front/rear suspension, wheels, brakes, swingarm, etc onto an unsuspecting 1973 CB350F at some point in the past.

    The past few weeks I’ve been finishing what was started. I’ve got some Honda wing tank decals to install and thats about it.

    Fun bike to ride for about an hour lol.

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  8. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    What's with the weird wheel discs? Do the spoke patterns not match or something?
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  9. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    Underneath those bizarro things are the Ninja 600R wheels. Whoever conceived this thing decided the Ninja wheels wouldn’t look right so he either made these discs or bought them. My best guess is he bought them as they do not look home made.
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  10. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    I personally think stock Ninja 600R wheels would be a giant improvement, but that's just one bozo's opinion.
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  11. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    I have considered removing the covers. The whole bike is so weird I thought they should stay as a testament to whatever the mad scientist long before me was thinking. When I installed new tires my installer and I feared the covers would make balancing difficult so I was prepared to remove them. However they balanced just fine so I left them.


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  12. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    I had one that I miss terribly, and I personally think that in stock form, the 350 Four was one of the most elegant and enjoyable bikes Honda ever made. So I am probably biased.

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  13. geode

    geode just a girl on a bike Supporter

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    40+ years later and I still miss my 550/4.
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  14. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    006.jpg From about 1983, my 400 Four with a Yoshima 458cc kit, with 350 Four "sleeper" bodywork. It was my friend's race bike, with S&W shocks, DID alloy rims, and longer CJ360 fork sliders.
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  15. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    My CBX, with sport kit, a pair of super-bright Cibie lights, VDO gauges, Koni shocks, and a pair of Hella-loud Hella horns. Wish I had kept it.
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    041.jpg Here's an interesting one seen at IOM TT races in 1986. Wideline featherbed CB500, with Yamaha brake, but only connected on one side. Probably still enough brake.
  17. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    I just found and scanned this pic.

    The year is about 1980.

    The machine is my 1976-ish CB750F1.

    The alert of eye will spot the "Dunstall" sticker on the rear shock. It is not. But I had the stickers on both sides, so points for try-hard.

    The tank was fibreglass, made in New Zealand I believe by Nova.

    I re-made the seat.

    I can't remember where I got the zorst from, but it looked and sounded way cool.

    Nor can I remember where the finned valve and engine covers, or the front master cylinder, came from.

    Everything else is stock Honda including the twinned front brakes, though I just remember now that the motor was 812, and I regularly saw 10,000 on the tacho.

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    I owned a76 CJ360T back when hey were new, and I never new the forks were longer. Got a lot of grief over the black lowers, and the 18" front wheel. A neighbor gave one to me after finding out that I owned one. The gas tank and tail were total junk, was going to make it into a cafe, but my wrist are done for, so maybe Brat style. I bought a Monkey Wards Mojave tank from Cosses when they went out of business, $50.00, fits like it was made for it! Also have some 400cc pistons.
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    NoApes Been here awhile

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    Got to love a nice HonTon!
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    All those variously angled fins almost work together.