Cafe racers [pics]

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

  1. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I like that, I have the same Marchals ready for my TZ project.
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  2. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo was my dog. RIP big guy.

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    I like the bike, but the paint scheme doesn't do it for me. Yeah, I'm a Ducati fanboy, but even if I wasn't, taking the iconic colors/scheme from one brand and putting it on something else just seems wrong.

    For instance, if I saw a Honda painted yellow with a bumblebee stripe I'd think that would look wrong too. If I saw a Ducati painted yellow with a bumblebee stripe I'd take it home and repaint it. But that's probably just me. :D
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  3. robtg

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    "If I saw a Ducati painted yellow with a bumblebee stripe I'd take it home and repaint it. But that's probably just me."

    If I saw a Ducati painted yellow I would take it home, strip the bodywork off and recreate it in bare aluminum.
    But that's probably just me.:-)
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  4. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Ahem.

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  5. Stagehand

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  6. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo was my dog. RIP big guy.

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    Close but no cigar.

    A) It's not the classic Yamaha bumblebee stripe

    B) The least you could have done is posted the bike they used it on first, about 30 years earlier.*** Right about the time Yamaha used it first maybe? I'm not sure... wasn't a big fan then.
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    ***EDIT: Holy crap, my bad. That's not a Sport Classic. I'm not a big fan of them and didn't look too closely before replying. And I can't really see the stripe on TOP of the tank, but it could be getting pretty close to the "speed blocks" of Yamaha lore.
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  7. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo was my dog. RIP big guy.

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    The only Ducati I regret selling:
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    I like yellow Ducatis!

    My only Ducati (project) with bare aluminum bodywork:
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    I just started working on that one again this morning after about 10 years of slumber.

    EDIT: Ok, I just checked my thread on it (the 250 in my sig), and it's only been about five years since I worked on it last. But it feels like ten.
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    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  9. pekingduck

    pekingduck Been here awhile

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    Went to your link. Nice work, and nice looking Duc project. I'll keep an eye on your progress.

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  10. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo was my dog. RIP big guy.

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    Probably better to post on the other thread, but yeah. That's one thing that's been considered if not only for putting the rod in tension instead of compression. (Check post 14 in that thread) Haven't gotten there yet though.

    It still needs a lot of work...
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  11. JagLite

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    I'm the opposite regarding time. :hide
    I can be positive I did this or that last year only to discover it was five years ago. :scratch
    Last time I started the Honda VTX 1800 wreck I bought for the engine was just a couple years surely... :hmmmmm
    Nope, almost 10 years now. :baldy :fpalm
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    Beamerpilot Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    I don't understand the 'empty triangle' fad. I really want to like this bike, but please give it some side covers. Or at least something of visual interest in that awful empty space. Even a Hugger would help, and be useful.
    And that applies to the Guzzi as well...
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  16. JagLite

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    Yamaha 850

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    Burgundy seat...? Well, at least it isn't brown.

    I don't like mismatched wheels but he did cover the cast rear wheel with polished trim.

    More HERE
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  17. olderigetfasteriam

    olderigetfasteriam Long timer

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    Yamaha?
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  18. NoApes

    NoApes Been here awhile

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    The look came from the time when Flat Trackers started to use Sonic Weld oil in the frame. You no longer needed an oil tank, so they got rid of every thing in the triangle. Remember, a couple of ounces could be the difference between 1st place and the first looser! I don't like the look either.
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    Beamerpilot Been here awhile Supporter

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  20. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer Super Supporter

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    Just a wild guess, but the "S" on the tank makes me think Suzuki.

    That, and also the Suzuki engine . . .
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